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Goodbye Reality

The leaders of the Russian government are asking that we believe that 1) the U.S. started the war in order to get a certain candidate elected, and 2) that American operatives were actively involved in the fighting, as proven by a found passport of a U.S. national. An editorial at the Boston Herald argues that these claims are an illustration of just how far away from reality the Kremlin is drifting…

It’s absurd. Covert operatives never carry passports in the field; when they do carry passports, they support whatever identity the operative has assumed. Far more likely is that Russian authorities simply added White’s old passport to the stash they keep for their own dirty tricks. Don’t the Russians have an embassy in Washington that reports on American opinion? Any candidate suspected of ginning up a war for the sake of popularity would lose votes by the ton and face questions about his sanity.