Tweet of the Day

[Content Note: Militarism.]

My pal Stine just tweeted this image of tanks* going through the train station at Zeitz in Germany headed toward Eastern Europe, which I am sharing here with her permission:

As Stine notes, it would be great if we had more details about what's happening, to know precisely what to make of an image like this one.

What we do know is that the German foreign minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, believes Ukraine is "close to war," and that the Russian foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, "has ruled out holding fresh talks in Geneva to defuse the Ukraine crisis, unless pro-Russian opposition groups are involved."

Worried face.

* UPDATE: On Twitter, Andrew David Thaler notes they "are armored personnel carriers, not tanks." Which I find only slightly less terrifying. Because the point remains: Something not good is happening. Still, I thank Andrew for the correction.

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