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President Putin and President Bush.
February 8th Report from Ukraine by WION (India), which discusses Macron’s visit and Putin’s controversial statement: https://youtu.be/pYuAq9RPM64
It’s very possible that both Putin and Biden could have dementia – it’s not an either or, just like Russia and China are both problems – it’s not an either or. Some observers have speculated that Putin has developed Parkinson’s disease, which can go into dementia.
Dementia takes different forms. Some people do get more mean, which may be, in part, because they lack control. Others might act kind and others might act cowardly or fearful, and there would be changes over time.
Assuming that Putin’s simply got a bad case of megalomania, then appeasement isn’t the answer. Bullies can never be appeased. Bullies are essentially cowards and they only understand and respect a position of strength (deterrence). If Putin’s got dementia, the response would vary.
Nuclear weapons powers having leaders with dementia is a frightening prospect and could sleep walk the world to a nuclear war.
For whatever reasons, the west has coddled and pandered to Putin for decades now, and it’s tiring. Part is because of oil and gas, and probably pay-offs, but part seems to be some sort of sick urge to coddle Putin and treat him like a temperamental spoiled pet or child.
Thus, it’s rather ironic that the meaning that RT (Russia Today) gives to Putin’s expression about Ukraine is one that you tell a child that doesn’t want to take its medicine. Others have interpreted it to mean the rape of a dead body. The chances are that it’s an intentionally ambiguous and plausibly deniable double meaning-double entendre.
“Gravitas Ukraine Direct: Putin uses ‘rape joke’ to insult Ukraine”
February 8th Report from Ukraine by WION (India) https://youtu.be/pYuAq9RPM64
“Putin quoted song lyrics about rape and necrophilia to explain Russia’s demands from Ukraine” By Bill Bostock Business Insider: https://archive.ph/vKbVi
“Russia experts noted that Putin appeared to be quoting from “Sleeping Beauty in a Coffin” by the Soviet-era punk rock group Red Mold. ‘Sleeping beauty in a coffin, I crept up and f*cked her. Like it, or dislike it, sleep my beauty,’ the English translation of the Russian lyrics reads.”
“Kremlin takes crack at Macron after he met with Putin about Ukraine, saying Paris is ‘not the leader’ in NATO so they ‘couldn’t do any deals’” By John Haltiwanger Tue, February 8, 2022, 8:32 PM https://news.yahoo.com/kremlin-takes-crack-macron-met-193202090.html
This is the Punk Rock group: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krasnaya_Plesen
RT (Russia Today) alleges it’s just something you tell a naughty kid that must take his or her medicine: “Bear with me, my beauty,’ Putin tells Ukraine
Did the Russian president make a vulgar sexual threat to Kiev?”
By Story Ponvert Feb, 2022 14:23 Russia & FSU
“Putin ‘to resign as Russian president’ as Kremlin footage uncovers major health concerns: VLADIMIR PUTIN is ready to step down as President of Russia next year, over fears the leader has developed Parkinson’s according to a close source.” By DYLAN DONNELLY PUBLISHED: 03:10, Fri, Nov 6, 2020 | UPDATED: 04:29, Fri, Nov 6, 2020 “Moscow sources close to Mr Putin have claimed the 68-year-old leader has begun developing symptoms of Parkinson’s, which affects the brain and can cause shaking and stiffness.” https://archive.ph/W6Bol
“The Danger That Lurks Inside Vladimir Putin’s Brain
Contempt is key to Putin’s troubling psychological profile.”
Posted March 17, 2014, by Ian Robertson, PhD
“Absolute power for long periods makes you blind to risk, highly egocentric, narcissistic and utterly devoid of self-awareness. They also make you see other people as objects and the emotional-cognitive consequence of all this is…contempt…
So how should the West respond? Psychologically speaking, the very worst response would be appeasement because this will simply fuel his contempt and strengthen the justification for his position….” https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-winner-effect/201403/the-danger-lurks-inside-vladimir-putins-brain
Frontotemporal dementia with Parkinsonism:
“Changes in personality and behavior are often early signs of FTDP-17. These changes include a loss of inhibition, inappropriate emotional responses, restlessness, neglect of personal hygiene, and a general loss of interest in activities and events. The disease also leads to deterioration of cognitive functions (dementia), including problems with judgment, planning, and concentration. Some people with FTDP-17 develop psychiatric symptoms, including obsessive-compulsive behaviors, strongly held false beliefs (delusions), and false perceptions (hallucinations). It may become difficult for affected individuals to interact with others in a socially appropriate manner.” https://medlineplus.gov/genetics/condition/frontotemporal-dementia-with-parkinsonism-17/
From former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo:
“The Biden Administration’s Weakness Is on Full Display in Ukraine
By Mike Pompeo, Senior Counsel for Global Affairs
4 min read
President Joe Biden’s weakness has been unmatched in attempting to deter Russia’s imminent invasion of Ukraine. Read the article here: https://aclj.org/foreign-policy/the-biden-administrations-weakness-is-on-full-display-in-ukraine
Mike Pompeo tweets: https://archive.ph/UObcT
Re Minsk Agreements:
“Ukraine entered the peace talks after a military defeat and under the threat of a hidden or open Russian intervention.
Meanwhile, Russia’s participation in the Agreement can be explained by the desire to at least partially lift the economic sanctions which the EU, USA, and other countries introduced after the annexation of Crimea in March 2014 by demonstrating an interest in a peaceful solution. As well, Russia aimed to preserve its political influence over Ukraine. After the occupation of Crimea and Donbas, Russia lost the majority of its “soft power” instruments in Ukraine: the majority of Ukraine’s pro-Russian electorate ended up in the occupied territories, and the traditionally pro-Russian parties were banned or discredited. Therefore, Russia’s goals are either to create a frozen conflict or to return Donbas back to Ukraine with a “special status.” This “special status” stems from the good old idea of making Ukraine a federation, where strategic foreign policy decisions, like EU or NATO accession, would be impossible without the agreement of all its members. Russia wins from any compromise in the question of Donbas: the conflict has already played the role of a “smokescreen” for Crimea, and any weakening of the central power in Ukraine gives the Kremlin additional means of influencing the internal and external policies of its former “partner.” Excerpted from: https://euromaidanpress.com/minsk-agreements-faq/
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