Larry Johnson blogs at No Quarter. This is from RIA Novosti's "Forces in US Push for Standoff With Russia – Ex-CIA Agent:"
Powerful forces in the United States are pushing for a standoff with
Russia over the situation in Ukraine, Larry Johnson, a former CIA agent
and US State Department employee, told the RT news channel Wednesday.
“Now there is a very strong element in the United States which is
pushing for really almost a confrontation with Russia over Ukraine and
they haven’t really thought through it,” said Johnson, a co-author of a
memorandum to US President Barack Obama calling for a peaceful
settlement of Ukrainian conflict.
“When they talk about arming the dissidents or arming folks opposing
Russia in the Ukraine, they don’t appreciate the possibility of the
escalation that that can create,” Johnson said.