It’s almost all quiet on the Werewestern front. If one looks at the Sludge Report (don’t), one will notice a sudden and total lack of any headlines, even of the idiotic, hysterical sort, about Russia and mighty Ukraine. Odd.

It appears that Russia is preparing to ramp things up, considerably.

So much so, that Russia’s allies are now evacuating their diplomatic staffs from the 404. Something is coming. The $64 billion question is whether whatever it is will be limited to Ukraine.