There have been leaders who led from in front, who didn’t hide in their palaces, while they sent their people to fight and die for them. Alexander the Great, Napoleon Bonaparte and Julius Caesar are among those leaders who risked death by actually going into battle to fight as men, refusing to hide out in their bunkers like sissies, like Hitler and Putin.
We have heard of Putin’s martial Arts skill and having created a war with Ukraine, one wonders why he, personally, did not, has not, taken up his Samurai sword to lead his soldiers in this war. But Putin is a pussy cat with more meows than a stray cat.
Now that Zelensky has put on his soldier’s fatigue and is going out there to confront the Russians, wouldn’t it be the decent manly thing for Putin to do the same in a mano-a-mano showdown at high noon at the Ok corral at Kiev? But all that talk of having a 5th degree belt in martial arts, where manly courage is required, Zelensky could probably beat his rass with a good ole leather belt, ent?
The Putins of the world are generally cowards who need to seek a manly image via bullying innocent persons. Putin having succeeded a long line of ugly geriatric Russian leaders probably felt he was the star boy of Eastern europe and in his friendship with film people like Steven Seagal, he revealed that Hollywood was an obsession he has.
So when Ukraine voted for this fortysomething year old Zelensky, who is more akin to Hollywood stars than Pukin could ever be if a hundred plastic surgeon worked on him night and day for eons, that might have been what got his goat and sheep and other farm animals.
For if you look at all the trumped up issues Russia has with Ukraine, you’ll see there is nothing to even make Putin cuss. But when it comes down to the male chauvinism question, Putin has enough to invade as this is a war of looks, of Putin looking like the quintessential Dracula villain and Zelensky looking like the star who heads the cast in the Ukrainian Adonis.
In old western, where the Apaches fought the white man, it was often implied that once the Apache chief was killed his army would turn tails and run, I say today, that once Putin is taken out, this invasion will cease as this is a war not of Russia versus Ukraine but of Putin versus Zelensky.
L. Siddhartha Orie