Is this overly simplistic?

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So, Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin will soon be cold-warring it, via a virtual video chat; the former expected to threaten economic sanctions, uh, to do what?

  • Dissuade the latter from attacking Ukraine?
  • As if what?
  • Putin will be shaking in his John Lobb™ shoes?
  • Is it even possible to scare him onto the high road?

My gawd, Mister Sociopath possesses neither the roadmap nor the moral compass to locate that straightforward path. Vlad surges with so much toxic masculinity, he’d never be caught dead even asking Joe for directions.

Why would Big Bad Vlad shive-a-git? He’s squirreled away plenty of ill-gotten funds (at the expense of average Olga and Sergey Russians); more than enough to secure far more than his basic creature comforts.

And even were his captive audience to object…

  • What would be their recourse?
  • Vote him out of office?
  • IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE?
  • Stage an uprising?

That’s not gonna happen, either; not when Putin is literally calling all the shots. It’d be easy-peasy for him to momentarily divert his headed Ukraine-ward troops; order them to engage in a bit of prewar target practice; i.e., train their crosshairs and open fire on any Olga and Sergey who’d dare to cross their path.

Suffice to say, predictably so, Putin is going to do whatever pleases him… and ONLY him.

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