Vladimir Putin dropped the “N” word last week and President Obama said Russia was just doing the same old thing in Ukraine. Not. What Putin reminded the world was that Russia was a “nuclear power.” What do you think that means? That means unmistakably that Putin is contemplating the use of nuclear weapons if things don’t go his way in Ukraine. No major power has dropped that word since the Cuban missile crisis of 1962. This is a BIG DEAL.
The situation in Ukraine has become a flat-out invasion. Let’s not mince words. Putin is telling us that there are Western responses that might cause him to go nuke. Almost certainly if we made Ukraine part of NATO so that member boots would go on the ground there. Possibly if we armed the Ukrainian army. Maybe even if we just stiffened the sanctions to the point of intolerability on Russia. Should this cause us to back down? Hell, no, but listen to what the man is saying. He really is determined, if not just plain crazy.
Just remember that World War II started by an invasion – by the USSR and Nazi Germany — of a European nation — Poland. History is repeating itself. This is a very serious matter, and Putin should be diplomatically bitchslapped for dropping the “N” word. NOW.
SO SAYS THE SENTINEL.
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