See the transition between paragraphs (1) and (2):
(1) Regarding the current war in Ukraine, Chomsky says: the bleeders’ ongoing policy “entails that we reject out of hand the kind of diplomatic initiatives that in reality ended the Russian invasion of Afghanistan, despite U.S. efforts to impede them”; Washington’s ongoing policy means gambling that the Russian leadership won’t “resort to the means of violence they unquestionably possess to devastate Ukraine and set the stage for possible general war”; and as “for the ‘collateral damage,’ they can join the ranks of Brzezinski’s ‘agitated Muslims’”.
(2) I find it interesting—and horrifying—that “there are only bleeders in high places”. There was Paul Nitze vs. George Kennan; there was Henry Kissinger vs. William Rogers; and there was Zbigniew Brzezinski vs. Cyrus Vance. But now there’s no conflict—today there are no dealers at the top.
And see the transition between paragraphs (3) and (4):
(3) Hillary Clinton says in a 28 February 2022 MSNBC interview: “remember, the Russians invaded Afghanistan back in 1980”; “although no country went in, they certainly had a lot of countries supplying arms and advice and even some advisers to those who were recruited to fight Russia”; “it didn’t end well for the Russians”; “the fact is that a very motivated and then funded and armed insurgency basically drove the Russians out of Afghanistan”; and “I think that is the model that people are now looking toward”.
(4) What’s the Afghan model? There’s an extremely good book on this topic—Diego Cordovez’s and Selig S. Harrison’s 1995 book Out of Afghanistan. I urge people to read the overview and Chapter 4:
Regarding (1)-->(2), I put a clear indicator ("I") at the very start to demarcate the boundary; it's clear where I stop paraphrasing.
Regarding (3)-->(4), I feel like I've maybe failed to properly indicate the transition. So what should I do there? I could try to put an "I" as the first word in (4); putting an "I" as the first word is the only strong and surefire way that I know of to mark the boundary clearly.