According to experts, a hard line is north of a red line, but south of the “unbelievably small strikes” that Kerry is fond of.
It’s not clear what will happen when the “hard line” is crossed. It may involve…
1. A phone call from John Kerry to anyone in Russia who still takes his calls for laughs warning that Russia is on “the wrong side of history.”
2. Sanctions against the Deputy Under-Governor of Southern Siberia
3. An emergency shipment of 2,000 copies of “Dreams From My Father” to besieged Ukrainian soldiers
Secretary of State John Kerry informed a group of students on Tuesday that the administration has drawn a “hard line” against a possible Russian invasion of East Ukraine. He said that such a step would be an “egregious” escalation of tensions in Eastern Europe.
Asked what the White House’s response would be if East Ukraine was invaded by Russia, Kerry said the administration regards that action as a “major breach.”
“That would be as egregious as any step that I can think of that could be taken by a country in today’s world, particularly by a country like Russia where so much is at stake,” he continued.
So if Russia crosses Kerry’s “Hard Line” they will have committed a “Major Breach”. If Russia crosses the “Major Breach”, it will be considered an “Egregious Escalation” and will result in “Double Secret Probation.”
Looks like John Kerry’s hard line is as soft as his red line was yellow.