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Putin Blames Him for the Trouble He’s in Now

Mikhail Gorbachev (March 2, 1931 – August 30, 2022) Mikhail Gorbachev died last evening in Moscow. He was 91. He got to outlive every leader the USSR ever had. He was celebrated in the West, and reviled in Russia. Putin … Continue reading

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An Echo in Time, from 1853-56: the Crimean War

Charge of the Light Brigade (October 25, 1854) Although this was a short skirmish from the larger Battle of Balaclava, it made an impression on the British mindset in Crimea, and might be why the West hesitated to stop Putin … Continue reading

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Maybe This is Exactly What Everyone Wants…

The World Going to Hell in a Handcart You know what I’m going to write next, don’t you? Be careful what you ask for, you just might get it. Putin and Russia want a neutral buffer zone around their borders. … Continue reading

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Writing Yourself into the History Books

Veni, Vidi, Vici I remember reading The Gallic Wars by Julius Caesar in Latin in Grade 10. The above-noted statement cannot be found there. (And for those whose Latin is a bit rusty, it means “I came, I saw, I … Continue reading

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Will He Be the New Boss (Same as the Old Boss)?

Alexander Bortnikov (November 15, 1951) This man is the Director of the FSB (formerly the KGB). He is considered by many to be the next President of Russia, after Putin steps down (or is forced out, somehow). Change the head, … Continue reading

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How Anything Happens, Against All Odds

The Tipping Point (2013 Edition) My son got this book for me, for my 72nd birthday. Thanks, Derek. After reading most of my other books from my birthday, I am starting to settle on this one. The title alone has … Continue reading

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Question: Who Will Succeed, Zelenskyy or Putin?

Psycard Reading, Today Seems dumb to even attempt a double-headed question, but it came out that way as I was shuffling the cards. As you can see I got a NO on one side and a YES on the other, … Continue reading

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Putin: Be Careful What You Ask For…

Tarot: 7 of Swords This is my three-thousand-and-first post. I may be starting to write about other divinatory processes. As I sat down to write this, the Seven of Swords came to mind, so I decided to go with that … Continue reading

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War Is Hell, for Everyone Involved

An Army Marches on Its Stomach Admittedly, this quote has been floating around my mental space for a week, now. It was prompted by the idea that Putin wanted to ‘conquer’ Ukraine as quickly as possible. Having a 61 km … Continue reading

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Ukraine’s Resistance to the Russian Invasion

Better Dead Than Red It’s a Cold War slogan, but one that encapsulates the unexpected strength of feeling among Ukrainians. Putin thought that the very fact that his troops could cross the line between their two countries with impunity would … Continue reading

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