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I have lived near Putin for years and still don't know him. Anyway, you seem to know him very well. Use your time and energy in commenting on things you know and stop wasting your time and ours showing only that you are a son of western propaganda. Thanks.More hard-right leaning BS from the Cato institute?
You say let's "get out" of Ukraine seems to be the position that the hard-right takes in this dilemma. It was very similar to the position many Americans had about WW II, and look where that got them.
OK, How about a thought experiment? Since Russia did not come and invade Mexico and we don't know what would have happened, lets try another theoretical?
Suppose the world let Russia get away with invading Ukraine? Just what would be Putin's next target since he would almost certainly think something along the lines of "I'm not meeting any opposition. What else can I get to Make Russia Great Again?"
Seems to me there were some Russian grumblings, before they started getting the crap beat out of them, along the lines of "Watch out, we may decide to take Alaska back" I'm sure you heard them if you actually have anything to do with Alaska. Now that Russia is getting the crap beat out of them, have you heard any more such grumblings?
Or would you like having truly communist rulers having control of Alaska?
Putin is a clown living in the past pining for the "Good old days of the Republic" though those times are long gone.
I'll give you that there may be corruption in the Ukraine, but that should be left to the Ukrainians to resolve - not some autocratic communist A-hole brutal bully outsider who is living in the past, and sending his own citizens to be massacred.