Executive Intelligence Review

FROM EIR DAILY ALERT


Opening of Crimea Bridge Infuriates West; Psycho Reporter Urges Ukraine To Bomb It!

May 16, 20018 (EIRNS)—Russia’s completion and inauguration of the Kerch Strait Bridge which connects Crimea with mainland Russia, has driven the Western purveyors of geopolitics into a frenzy, the most extreme example of which was the proposal in today’s Washington Examiner by psychotic “journalist” Tom Rogan that Ukraine bomb the bridge—a clear incitement to terrorism.

Describing the bridge as “an outrageous affront to Ukraine’s very credibility as a nation,” Rogan suggests that Ukraine launch air strikes against the bridge as the most efficient way to “render it at least temporarily unusable.” The “moral urgency” of such action, is obvious, he says.

While not quite matching Rogan, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert issued a statement today condemning Russia’s

“construction and partial opening of the Kerch Strait Bridge ... which was done without the permission of the government of Ukraine ... [and] is a reminder of Russia’s ongoing willingness to flout international law.”

Nauert alleges that the bridge will impede navigation by limiting the size of ships that can transit the strait, and recalls that the U.S. has sanctioned numerous individuals involved in this project. Those and other Crimea-related sanctions, she intoned, “will remain in place until Russia returns control of the peninsula to Ukraine.”

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin said today that Russia has no fear of new sanctions, as these are “tantamount to teaching us to work more efficiently,” TASS reported.

Countering statements by Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko that the bridge was “illegal,” Crimean Prime Minister Sergei Aksyonov pointed to the tremendous infrastructure development that has occurred in Crimea since it voted to rejoin Russia four years ago, with a

“unique bridge, a modern airport, an energy bridge, a gas pipeline, new schools, ... power stations, an autobahn, plus modernization of industry, energy, agriculture and social infrastructure,”

Sputnik quoted him as saying.

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