(by pio dal cin)
A CHESS GAME
Putin probably likes to play chess, as every other Russian does. Chess for the Russian is like Baseball for Americans.
The game he started with Europe and the USA in Crimea has already him as the one and only winner. As a former KGB official he knows all the game’s rules, not with the chess game but with International balances. He knows when and what to do.
He knows for example that the European Union is more a dis-Union when it comes to foreing policy. Look what happened with the Lybian crisis; there was not a unique policy and while the French decided to attack alone, everyone else was still talking on what was the best option to stop Gaddafi. What about the Syrian conflict? Same as above; if Russia (and its twin China) decide that there should not be any interference in the matter, who is going to stop them from doing exactly what they want? Nobody.
PHONE CALL TO CHINA
All Putin has to do is that phone call to China, to make sure he has the ok to act as he wants and BAM, he is the Zar of the modern world. He will decide good or bad weather, war or peace. He knows that Obama will only raise his voice and will be silenced , if not by fear of another troop deployment to save Ukraine, for sure by “friendly advices” from the Chinese Government who can dictate if Mr.Obama can or cannot meet the Dalai Lama in the Oval Room or if he can or cannot send troops in Europe to save their Democracy.
THE NEW ZAR OR THE NEW HITLER?
What difference does it make how you call him. Hilary Clinton calls him “the new Hitler” and she knows darn well how dangerous this guy can be if you touch his interests in any area of the world. (China approves). Syria is a great example. Russia matches up with China and the rest of the World please shut up.
When Putin “smiled” at the Winter Olympic Games closing ceremony in Sochi, he looked like me after I cry for two days. He is not popular, The only one who can talk to him is Berlusconi (who says openly he hates comunists and has a strong frienship with Putin who was and in my opinion is still a comunist).
Nobody likes Putin. He doesn’t care. As cold as he looks he doesn’t give a flying hoot on what anybody in the world will think about him or his policy. He has the freedom of choice. To invade Crimea, Ukraine, and one by one (why not?) all the other European Countries. Who is going to stop him?