Beware: Putin, the wounded animal

And – Hussein Obama will be off to Hawaii in 5 – 4 – 3 – 2
Russia risks Soviet-style collapse as rouble defence fails
‘What is happening is a nightmare that we could not even have imagined a year ago,’ says Russia’s central bank
““By the same token, Washington needs to move with care since it would be a geostrategic miscalculation of the first order to push a nuclear-armed Russia too far into a corner, or to perpetuatue a cycle of grievance.”


“Vladimir Putin is not a good man and not a good leader.

There, I said it … and the U.S. government basically began saying that eight months ago, when it joined with other Western nations in imposing a series of economic sanctions on Putin’s Russia.

The sanctions hurt Russia a bit, but now oil’s freefall is causing the ruble to crash and slamming that nation with a guaranteed recession or even depression.

Read MoreThe collapse of Russia in 3 charts

This would be something worthy of extreme vigilance for the U.S. government and investors alike even if Russia were a true democracy governed by at least semi-responsible leaders.

But it’s worse. Much worse.

Vladimir Putin has always been a lot more like a petty Latin American dictator than a statesman. Think about it: He made his bones in the secret police, consolidated his power with a ring…

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2 Responses to Beware: Putin, the wounded animal

  1. 0jr says:

    and amerikas economy is going where and when and if will they ever pay off their debt to other countries.Bascially amerika can never pay it off it’s bankrupct

    • LadyRavenSDC says:

      Totally correct. And, there are those still willing to give us credit.
      Sooner or later the piper will have to be paid and I think America is going to be shocked when “they” come for payback.
      Our government continues to take over lands all over this country (to protect turtles and such you know) and I suspect those very lands will be some of the first part of the payback.
      Thanks for stopping in with input Ojr.

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