[Swiftwater Gazette] More on Understanding Putin 9-21-2016
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Wed Sep 21 06:57:33 EDT 2016
Understanding Putin 9-21-2016
Putinwants his adversaries to believe he is a leader who
cannot bedeterred from his destiny.
Indestroying the humanitarian convoy, Putin has simply
reinforced hislongstanding message to the West.
Thiswas pure Putin: deliberate and brutal application of
force in theservice of a long-term strategy.
Russiais employing its familiar disinformation strategy to
denyresponsibility. These denials will cool or distract some
of theinternational public anger against him.
Putinalso predicts that two developments will now follow.
First, the U.S.won’t provide evidence of Russian culpability.
Second, the U.S.will continue dancing Russia’s diplomatic
waltz by redeploying JohnKerry into another round of
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