The writers and visitors of this blog have long inveighed against the juvenile neocon policy of conducting hostile operations against Russia on the cheap by stirring up the various nests of hornets on the Bear's borders. You can certainly get a rise out of Putin by baiting him thus, but it's not clever.
Doubly so when you realise how easy it is for little Volodya to reply in kind. And yes, he's going to arm Argentina*; and just in case we hadn't noticed, a stooge makes the connection for us. So now we must rush around and spend money in the South Atlantic again. Such an easy game to play.
That post-election military review had better be a thorough one, if we need to consider every potential trouble-spot near and far where a few hundred thou of Russian gold could be put to mischievous use. We could each come up with our own list of weak-points, I'm sure, and contemplating it won't make for sweet dreams.
* The SU-24 (NATO codename Fencer) mentioned in these reports is somewhat venerable, and likewise vulnerable; but it's a nasty turn of events all the same. A wittier Russian riposte would be to supply Argentina with TU-22s - NATO codename Backfire ...