(1) Vladimir Putin: Neo-Soviet Madman, Part I
(2) Vladimir Putin: Neo-Soviet Madman, Part II
(3) Kasparov Speaks
(4) Sidelsky on Neo-Soviet Ideology
(5) Annals of Shamapova
NOTE: Today we carry two posts from the Times of London based on an extensive interview they recently conducted with Vladimir Putin as part of a group of other journalists (the Globe & Mail also has an interview transcript, here). In the interview, Putin becomes totally unhinged. First he threatens Western Europe with specific nuclear targeting if it insists on depriving him of the ability to fire missiles at a defenseless Eastern Europe (in other words, he's asking Europe to remain hostage to an attack from a radical Islamic state just so Russia can preserve this capacity, in so doing helping nations like Iran to continue to flout and terrorize the West), then he states that he is the second coming of Mahatma Ghandi, the only real democrat in the entire world. In other words, he's a fully realized, pathological neo-Soviet man. Don't forget, LR told you this was coming long ago (though even she's suprised at how fast and horrible the metamorophosis has been). And she's telling you this: It's going to get much worse before it gets better, especially if Western leaders keep fiddlingly while Rome burns. They should remember that history is watching them, and will condemn them with bitter fury if they walk again down the same path of appeasement that allowed the rise of the first Soviet state.