Autumn in Russia

Sen Angus King (I-Maine), a member of the Senate Intelligence and Armed Services Committees, noted the danger in Putin’s seeming desperation. “The paradox of this is that the better the Ukrainians do, the more dangerous Putin becomes,” he told me. “As Putin’s options narrow, he becomes more and more threatening.”

This from a Washington Post opinion column by David Ignatius today. If opinion leaders and politicians believe this, perhaps the darkening Russian autumn is a fitting occasion to implement whatever plans they hold to agitate for regime change in Moscow.

2 thoughts on “Autumn in Russia

  1. Is it true that Putin has modeled Russia’s national leadership along the kleptocratic lines of organized crime and the mafia, a la St Petersburg at the end of Soviet times? And if all the power holders are happy, how can Vlad be dislodged? Is power also held by by artists or religious types? What about the youth? Do they yet understand will be holding the bag when Putin drafts a fresh army to send West?
    What info does the Russian Street have? Don’t private soldiers send letters home?


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