I’m surprised that Putin is taking so long to seize the Ukraine. At first, I figured him to be Hitler junior, but he doesn’t seem to have Hitler’s guts. When Hitler took over an area like the Sudetenland and Austria, or moved into the Rhineland, he just did it. Putin seems to want to be “clever’ about it by enlisting what appears to be lowlife thugs into “militias”.
Let’s be honest: Putin is and never will be anything more than a KGB thug. He is very much like Mussolini and Hitler. In fact, he’s a lot like Julius Caesar, one of the earliest thugs. Caesar, Mussolini and Hitler eventually lost their lives. Let’s see what happens to Putin.
People are likely to remain unsatisfied with a vast civilization that neither satisfies our instincts nor appears to have predictable order.
Does anyone see the parallel between Putin and Bush Sr.? Both former spy leaders in their respective Presidential offices; Bush stopped short of seizing Baghdad (leaving that for his son), so will Putin do something similar?