Vlad has pushed his own Reset Button (1970s version)

The casual reader of The New York Times may be forgiven for thinking he or she had dozed off and awakened in a John le Carré novel. How else to explain the sudden increase of bombers in the skies over Europe, kidnapped spies, troop buildups in Eastern Europe and roaming submarines in the Baltic Sea?

Much of what we see today, we hope, is bluster, as when a popular Russian television host reminded his prime-time audience that Russia could reduce the United States to “radioactive dust” (to help explain why President Obama’s hair was graying).

Welcome and hello to 2014, NYT.

via In Air and Cyberspace, on Land and Sea, Russia Shows Muscle – NYTimes.com.