Putin’s house of cards continues to fall apart, one Joker at a time. The West assumes that the game of strip poker will eventually shame Russia into curtailing its activities, failing to realize that Emperor Putin is a nudist. Like any good Chekist, he is largely devoid of shame or conscience. Russia cannot be understood according to the Western system of values, for it does not seek to be liked, trusted or respected. Putin’s Russia wants only to be feared.
The West is likewise incorrect in assuming that the majority of Russians are zombified into supporting aggression against Ukraine. Many of them fully realize that Russian mainstream media is broadcasting blatant lies. They’re willing to reiterate and disseminate deliberately false statements in a misguided belief that in doing so, they’re helping Mother Russia to counter Western propaganda.
Russia’s President shamelessly asserted that there are no members of the Russian military operating in East Ukraine in any capacity. He made similar claims about Russia’s Anschluss of Crimea and later simply admitted that the opposite was true. In the same way, it’s indisputable that Russian citizens, current and former members of the RF military and the FSB, are leading the artificial “rebellion” in Eastern Ukraine.
Russia recruits terrorists to fight in Ukraine
So-called “volunteers” are being openly recruited and funded in Russia. Leading propagandists and Communist party leaders are spearheading these efforts. Putin made no attempt to curtail these activities, regardless of the Western governments becoming “concerned” or “deeply concerned.”
Russian soldiers report shelling Ukraine “all night long”
The West must realize that Putin’s uncivilized ambitions cannot be curtailed by the mere expressions of grave concern. Current and intended victims of Russia’s aggression must be given real aid without delay, for tomorrow may be too late.