Of course the Putin can’t be trusted. Of course you cannot believe a word he says. But Putin’s Tuesday lies were different. He’s looking for a face-saving off-ramp. This is right out of the KGB playbook. Say you are scaling back in the morning, and then escalate this mindless and murderous destruction in darkness. My view is that he is 1) buying time (or maybe taking a “standing-eight”), 2) sustaining terror in Ukraine and 3) trying to get some last military licks in to put him in a stronger negotiating position.
Yeah, even at this horrific moment, there may be opportunity.
For inspiration, and to maintain my hope, I look skyward to the ISS. Those aboard seem to have worked all this out.
So less than six weeks after Trump called Putin a “genius” and a “peacekeeper,” he makes a public appeal to Putin to dish dirt on Hunter Biden. Think about that. Except that I realize the people who need to think about that are incapable of thinking.
I’m sure it’s just a coincidence that his latest distraction, deflection and pandering to mouth-breathers came on the same day we learned of the seven and a half hour phone record gap on 1-6-21.
That’s a cover-up, and it is itself a crime. And what he is trying to cover up is treason. How is it not?
But, hey, he had a hole-in-one on Saturday. You think that “modest individual” actually bought drinks for the room at the 19th Hole?