Actually, there have been a lot of terrorist attacks on Crimea, but either they were caught, or the actual damage was minimal. So it’s not something new.
This time, the Ukie SBU hired two guys to place explosives. Everybody was caught.
Now here comes the important factoid: all these attacks were planned and coordinated by either the Ukie SBU or the Ukie military intelligence service GUR (yes, like GRU, just different order, the beautiful Ukrainian language is SO different from the ugly Moskal’ speech, right?).
Anyway, the Russians are now sitting on a big case full of evidence of state-planned Ukie terrorist attacks not only in the LDNR, which is de jure not Russian (yet), but Crimea which is Russian under Russian law. This is worth repeating: there have been quite a few Ukronazi attacks on Crimea and Crimea is as Russian as Moscow or Riazan!
So what I am saying is this: under international law, the Ukraine has launched acts of aggression launched by the top levels of the Ukie state. That means that Russia can choose to respond to these attacks in any manner she chooses from protests to sanctions, to direct attacks on the SBU/GUR facilities and/or individual commanders.
So far, neither the LDNR nor Russia has authorized covert sabotage/killing operations against the Ukraine. The reasons for this are numerous, but this might change in the future and when that happens, the Russians will have a full dossier of evidence, not just vague (and not even credible!) “official suspicions” against “terrorist countries” or “counties which harbor terrorists” like the US pretends to have before striking (remember the WMD nonsense and Powell’s small vial of laundry soap at the UNSC??).
By the way, as we speak, there is a visit by senior Congress Officials in Kiev (such terrorist attacks always happen either right before or during the visit of US dignitaries). These “Congresspeople” (they don’t deserve to be called “men”) expressed their love and support for the Ukronazi regime and promised all forms of aid.
The “oh so clever” Ukie plan is simple: become a NATO member de facto while legally speaking, only being a special ally/friend. This circumvents any and all formal obstacles and makes it possible for the US to impose this on NATO without any formal vote or big ceremonies.
Now, ain’t they smart?!
Back to reality, if NATO or the US still had relevant militaries this would be a real problem, but since Putin and the Kremlin know the real score (Kabul) and they are laughing! And when US Congresspeople promise to even install Patriot missiles that laughter gets even more hysterical.
US Money? In Afghanistan, only 10% of the trillions of dollars poured into that country reached its objective. In other words, the local “heroes” (all US servicemen are, by definition, “heroes” who need to be “thanked” for their “service”) simply stole 90% of all the money.
I am confident that the Ukies can beat that record and steal, oh, say 95% or more of any money sent. And, like in Afghanistan, the US/NATO commanders will get their cut too. The weapons will be “lost” in explosions (blamed on Putin, Petrov and Boshirov personally!) and then sold to the highest bidder (LDNR included).
As for all the threats of fire and brimstone coming out of both parties, just ignore it – been there, done that. 20 years have passed and resulted in an abject failure. If Uncle Shmuel wants to repeat this, by all means, the Taliban will love it (more weapons and money for them).
Speaking of the Taliban, looks like they successfully entered the Panjshir valley, but that the local forces took to the mountains and are hiding. Ahmad Shah Massoud (father) did that once with the Soviet military. Eventually, the Soviets left, but the Talibans might seriously try to stay and gradually take the place under control. Yes, unlike the US-trained huge (300k iirc) official Afghan military, the Taliban are going from success to success and have not made too many mistakes (yet?).
Anyway, Afghanistan today is tomorrow’s Kosovo and tomorrow’s Ukraine.
And then, Palestine.
As for the Ukie terrorist attacks, they will all end up in one “final bill” which shall be paid in full in the not too distant future.