Monday, September 12, 2022

Putin a lame, loser tyrant

In Moscow, Putin was inaugurating a new ferris wheel, the tallest in Europe.
When an iron fisted leader's aura of invincibility is lost, it will cause problems for his future. Russia is rife with examples. Russia's defeat by Japan led to the first Russian Revolution in 1905. Military failures in WWI sparked the 1917 Revolution that toppled the Tsar. Failures on the battlefield are being blamed on Western support for Ukraine. Ukraine's military chief warned: "There is a direct threat of the use, under certain circumstances, of tactical nuclear weapons by the Russian armed forces."
What Putin will 'do' about his growing loser status can't be known. He has single-handedly destroyed Russian gas exports.

Ukraine soldiers fire US howitzer.
President Volodymyr Zelensky on Sunday confirmed Ukrainian troops had recaptured the strategic city of Izyum. Today Ukranian forces reached the Russian border.

“Do you still think you can intimidate, break us, force us to make concessions? Did you really not understand anything? Don’t understand who we are? What we stand for? What we are talking about,” Zelenskyy exhorted.