Streetwise Professor

February 27, 2012

Pretty Pathetic

Filed under: Politics,Russia — The Professor @ 9:23 pm

Vladimir Putin has made the United States the centerpiece of his campaign to return to Russia’s presidency.  He fulminates against the US regularly.  His fulminations reached a frenzied peak-one hopes-with publication of an article on foreign policy Moskovskie Novosti.  He rails against the American obsession with “becoming absolutely invulnerable,” claiming “it is the root of the problem.” (What problem would that be?)  He rants that the US is hypocritical, and is always “wielding a cudgel.” (What, not a knout?)  He sputters that the US routinely engages in “political engineering”, especially in “regions traditionally important to Russia”: he doesn’t mention that the Russians are widely loathed in these areas.  Go figure.

Quite a performance.

And just what role will Russia play in the upcoming presidential campaign in the US?  A footnote, at most. It may, in fact, play no role at all.  Zip. Zero. Nada.

And that just drives Putin around the bend.  An also ran with delusions of grandeur, raging against irrelevance, and willing to engage in destructive and ultimately self-defeating acts (e.g., doubling down with Assad) just to get attention.


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  1. Although it looks like Obama’s “reset” with Russia has failed miserably, I guess he would say that if not for his “reset” Russian nukes would now be raining down upon us instead of just virulent language. Interestingly, I think that’s what Chamberlain said about Nazi Germany before the tanks rolled out.

    Comment by La Russophobe — February 28, 2012 @ 3:36 am

  2. Yup right on schedule. I must say I was very disappointed at the story line for the pre-election “terrorist incident”. I expected something with more drama more gravitas-he must be slipping.

    Now if his convoy had “come under attack” and he grabbed an AK from a bodyguard and personally killed the terrorists while saving innocent women and children bystanders and losing his shirt during the battle then I would have thought-yesiree Vova is still at the top of his game.

    Comment by pahoben — February 28, 2012 @ 7:02 am

  3. With all due respect Putin’s obsession with America pales beside your obsession with his obsession.

    Comment by Sublime Oblivion — February 28, 2012 @ 3:20 pm

  4. Making fun of this little tsar and leaving a comment to the post about him doesn’t mean to be obsessed with this wannabe Napoleonchik.

    Comment by voroBey — February 28, 2012 @ 5:09 pm

  5. SUBLIME PSYCHOPATH: With all due respect (that is, none), SWP’s obsession with Putin’s obsession with America pales beside your obsession with SWP’s obsession.

    Comment by La Russophobe — February 29, 2012 @ 6:02 am

  6. Doesn’t it seem that Pootiepoot’s vitriol has actually risen since Obama’s “reset” policy? It seems that he kept a bit more cool when Bush was at the helm, and he was the president who coined the term Pootiepoot.

    Comment by Finnpundit — February 29, 2012 @ 5:43 pm

  7. SUBLIME PSYCHOPATH: It wasn’t me who created a blog because of you and who named myself after you, raving demented lunatic. It was the other way around. Every single time you open your mouth you make Russia look like a nation of mental patients with only the likes of you for her defenders. Do you think at all before you commit things to writing?

    Comment by La Russophobe — March 1, 2012 @ 5:17 am

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