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When I see the atrocities being committed by Russian soldiers in Ukraine, it diminishes my hope for peace even once Putin is no longer in power. There seems to be some “psychopathic gene” in the way they will inflict pain on others just to survive.
Decades of oppression under Communist dictatorship has instilled a bitterness and apathy that must be taken seriously if we want to understand why things aren’t happening as we would expect from a western perspective.
Let’s Be Blunt!
IF the events had happened in any other country, the people would have risen in a revolt. That is not the case in Russia. We see similar signs in Communist China where the people are scared to voice any disagreement with the regime.
Putin should be stopped, but no one dares challenge his position – and the one man who leads the democratic opposition, Navalny, has been jailed on the basis of a conviction that appears to be more political than anything.
Putin doesn’t like ANY opposition. He is the very definition of communist thinking. Destroy the opposition, and suppress the people – a modern day Stalin, to say it bluntly…
What Are the Odds of a Peaceful Solution?
It is always dangerous to make any guesses, as everything depends upon what happens in the days and weeks ahead. But there IS a definite worry that Putin doesn’t worry about what the rest of the world thinks. Just like ill-behaving thugs, he has no respect for democratic encouragement of peaceful negotiations. His dream of grandeur are his primary focus.
He wants success at any cost, and I am quite sure he is angered by the fact that his military isn’t anywhere as strong as he would like others to think. His ’empire’ is slowly fading into the ground, and he might not stop at anything. He won’t be ridiculed – and that is probably his most dangerous personality trait.
Personally, I believe much changed when he divorced his first wife. I don’t know the full story, but he has become cold as Siberian ice when it comes to staying in power. He is so insistant upon clinging to this presidency that one can worry as to how far this man will go to make that happen.
These are dangerous times…