The situation in Ukraine couldn't be more ominous, with reports that some Russian troops have crossed into that country.
World leaders like Obama are calling for calm, refusing to call it an invasion, and ruling out military action.
The need for cooler heads to prevail has never been more urgent.
So what is our ghastly Con Foreign Minister John Baird doing?
Answer: blowing hot air out of every orifice, and fanning the flames of war.
The apparent presence of Russian troops in Eastern Ukraine amounts to an “active invasion,” Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said, calling Russia’s advance an “absolutely reckless” and “shamelessly dishonest” provocation leading up to a NATO summit next week.
Not just by escalating the rhetoric, even as Canadian warplanes edge closer to Russian airspace.
But also by instructing his equally warlike flunkies at NATO to mock the Russians with tweets like this one:
Geography can be tough. Here’s a guide for Russian soldiers who keep getting lost & ‘accidentally’ entering #Ukraine pic.twitter.com/RF3H4IXGSp
— Canada at NATO (@CanadaNATO) August 27, 2014
And despite screwing up their Russian geography.
A sarcastic tweet from Canada’s delegation to NATO instructing Russians to be mindful of their national borders was apparently itself wrong about the geography of Eastern Europe.
The Moscow Times, an English-language daily, pointed out Thursday that this “map fail” excluded not only Crimea — which Russia controversially annexed from Ukraine in March — but also Kaliningrad, an exclave* north of Poland and west of Lithuania that has been part of Russia since the end of the Second World War when it was captured from Germany.
Although the territory’s military significance has declined since the end of the Cold War, Kaliningrad still houses the Russian Baltic Fleet at the port of Baltiysk and is very much part of the Russian Federation.
Not just refusing to back down. Or tone it down.
But actually patting himself on the back:
Kudos to @CanadaNATO for their #digitaldiplomacy work... this basic but timely #Ukraine graphic has 23000 RTs so far! pic.twitter.com/i3LL5rfUxp
— John Baird (@HonJohnBaird) August 28, 2014
And by so doing making a complete IDIOT out of himself...
For if retweeting something like that 23,000 times, for the sole purpose of provoking the Russians, is to be considered a glorious victory, victory is cheap indeed.
And if our NATO contingent can't even come up with an accurate map of Russia, we're in trouble eh?
But then as we know, Baird's Con clown act has nothing to do with the real needs of Ukraine, or the real danger of the equally desperate Putin.
And everything to do with making Stephen Harper look like a Great Strong Leader.
You know, this monstrous piggy poseur...
For the sole purpose of trying to win the next election by seizing the ethnic vote.
And while that pathetic effort might at some other time, and in some other place, be totally hilarious.
Honk. Honk. Ha. Ha. Ha.
It's not funny when tensions are running so high, and the danger of a catastrophic superpower confrontation, even the Third World War, is so chillingly obvious.
Because while it's true that Putin's ambitions must be restrained, so must the actions of the government in Kiev, which is also responsible for this escalating crisis.
A lack of balance or pouring fuel on the flames can only make things worse or even more dangerous.
And one really has to wonder how far the increasingly desperate Stephen Harper might go to try to boost his sagging polls.
And where all this crazy rhetoric might lead us...
But one thing is for sure eh?
And has been for a long time.
They are Con clowns. They are desperate. They are dangerous.
And we will not be safe, our country will not be safe, and the world will not be safe.
Until the glorious day they are finally defeated...
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