Putin, Now and Forever
Speaking to the corrupt and repugnant “Valdai Discussion Club” which consists of a group of so-called “Russia Experts” who travel to Russia at the Kremlin’s expense, dine on caviar at the Kremlin’s expense (while the people of Russia starve and die), and then hopefully spread the Kremlin’s propagandistic lies throughout the world, Russian “prime minister” Vladimir Putin declared when asked whether he would run against “president” Dima Medvedev in 2012: “There will be no competition. We will reach an agreement because we are of the same blood and of the same political outlook. In 2012, we will think together and will take into account the realities of the time, our personal plans, the political landscape and the United Russia party and we will take the decision.”
It’s hard to say which is more grotesque and vomit-inducing, Putin’s racist and Nazi-like comment about sharing “blood” with Medvdev or his shamelessly obvious indication that he’ll take back the reins (or should we say “reigns”?) of power in a few years’ time. Indeed, the mere fact that Putin would not rule out returning to power four years after he left it, clearly abrogating the spirit of the Russian constitution and rendering himself “president for life” as if Russia were Zimbabwe, turns the stomach.
Almost equally outrageous, however, is the fact that Putin would speak for the first time so openly about his plans to rule indefinitely not to the people of Russia but to a clique of foreigners in a forum almost wholly removed from Russia itself. We have to wonder when he plans on letting the people of Russia in on his plans for their future. Not, of course, given their lemming-like cowardice and betrayal of their own history, that the people of Russia deserve anything better — but Putin is supposed to be one of their own.
Following the GQ article, Westerners are talking about whether Putin committed mass murder to justify his presidency with an invasion of Chechnya. The Russian economy is in ruins due to the hideous mismanagement of the Putin regime, and Russians don’t rank in the top 130 nations of the world for adult lifespan. Yet not only is Putin still ruling the country, he’s openly discussing returning to the presidency forever as if the only one whose opinion counts on the matter is his own.
Truly, we see no difference between Zimbabwe and Russia, except that the people of Zimbabwe seem marginally more critical of their government and a bit more active in opposing it, and that Zimbabwe makes no pretensions about being qualified to sit on the G-8 panel of democracies.
This man is evil incarnate. Surely, this is the beginning of the end for Russia.