“We're not attacking Russia; we're helping Ukraine defend itself against Russian aggression.”
So now as the U.S. and the NATO nations talk of increasing military aid to Ukraine...as in sending additional aide on top of the aide already promised that has yet to arrive...we find Putin and his cronies warning said nations that their doing so only helps to “fuel the conflict.” And don't think that Nancy Pelosi and crew's recent photo-op visit to Ukraine hasn't gone unnoticed by Putin as well. Remember, Putin still calls his illegal incursion into the sovereign nation of Ukraine a “special military operation” and not a “war”... while at the same time he continues to issue warnings...read “threats” here...that said aid or even musings of increasing aid raises the risk of seeing a “direct confrontation” between Russia and the NATO powers.
But like a good military tactician that Putin is...or at least he thinks he is never mind that he, his strategists, and his generals all grossly underestimated the will of the Ukrainian people to fight back...Putin knows well that any actual confrontation between Russia and the U.S...a confrontation where Russia hoped to come out on top...would best happen before 2024 at the latest while a weak Joe Biden is still under Obama's America-hating control.
It's a roll of the dice it now seems, what with a cunningly calculating madman possibly being the very one who determines not only Ukraine's future, but Europe's and the world's future as well. Remember, Vladimir Putin has the one thing that even Hitler failed to have...a world so terrified of both nuclear and/or chemical war that even in the scope of the dangers presented he knows that we in the West still are refusing to tangibly fight back.” fold...as it's better to let that happen than to risk nuclear war by standing up to a man who clearly is not in his right mind...a man who gambled on his successfully committing atrocities we still are bearing witness to, while knowing full well that we will do nothing to stop innocent Ukrainian blood from being shed.
“The Western world has lost its civil courage, both as a whole and separately, in each country, each government, each political party, and, of course, in the United Nations...”- exiled anti-communist Russian novelist Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, 1978
So the question now becomes is Vladimir Putin simply trying to show the world that there's a new world order of which he's the new boss, or has he actually become gripped in the throws of power hungry, revenge seeking, insanity?to the Russian Federation that echoed Nazi Germany's 1940's threat to the then-Soviet Union. And only one now in the grips of insanity would believe, as does Putin, that the Communist Red Army was the savior of WWII, and that the Russian military of today would save Ukraine from what he believes to be a Nazi regime. And all stated is Vladimir Putin's current line of thinking, while Russian troops willingly commit atrocities on par with Hitler's at the same time Putin's propaganda machine spews rhetoric contrary to what is visually seen. knowingly and willingly commit what is paramount to war crimes and crimes against humanity, and then use the threat of nuclear war to be the self-deciding factor as to his winning said war. This alone leaves one to wonder if Vladimir Putin has become so paranoid of failure that he's lost all sense of reality.
And then there's the fact that Vladimir Putin's physical appearance seems to be changing as well, and that he appears to be but a shell of his former self. Even President Trump has alluded to the fact that the Putin he knew and dealt with when president is not the same Putin he is today. “Bloated and weakened” some foreign newspapers are claiming, and that maybe he's suffering from a physical ailment...possibly even some form of cancer coupled with Parkinson's disease...either of which in running its natural course could also be affecting his mind.
So while the world at large continues to watch the horrors in Ukraine continuing to unfold on an almost daily basis, know that even a cowardly, child killing, little man as vile, manipulating, and self-centered as Vladimir Putin is...whether his countenance be courtesy of ambition, illness, or a self-perceived need to seek revenge for the Soviet Union's downfall...that said very man still must deal with world opinion which is now decidedly and ever so rightfully against him.
And with that I say, case closed.
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