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Jim Morin

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  1. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Putin said he could take the Ukraine in two weeks,
    if he wanted to.

  2. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @Rad-ish

    “Putin said he could take the Ukraine in two weeks, if he wanted to.”

    Not much of an exaggeration, but if he’s too obvious about it, Putin knows he will be isolated even further. Not good for Russia in the long term. So, he blusters while acting (in his mind) with restraint by bolstering the autonomy of eastern Ukraine. Of course, Kiev doesn’t see it that way.

  3. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, 10 months ago

    Cartoon does properly display one of the biggest problems in this conflict. Putin has an enormously swollen head and his ego has convinced him that he and he alone can restore Russia to its formal glory days. He divorced his wife, and the article called it a ‘purge’ of a divorce, and he has two daughters, but he does not seem to believe his actions will have any negative effect on their futures or, he simply doesn’t care about their futures. It will be interesting to see how Europe survives the winter without Russian oil, but if it does, Russia will find itself in a very weak financial position next spring. While that would normally be a good thing, where Putin is concerned, he may decide it will be time to raise the ante. I truly believe that if he saw the US gov’t as united and determined, he would be less likely to do so, but just as Japan and Germany thought the peace loving peoples of the USA were too weak and loving of their easy lives, Putin believes we care more about our American Idols, Bachelors, and sit coms than conflicting with a nuclear power.
    Is he right?
    Respectfully,
    C.

  4. LOLisgood4U

    LOLisgood4U said, 10 months ago

    Rootin,Tootin, Putin, come Jim, I’ve seen your stuff. You know you love him. You are from the “Give me an old line commie over a Republican any day” camp.

  5. crimsoncrab

    crimsoncrab GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    I wonder if we could interest him in Syria and Iraq?

  6. emptc12

    emptc12 said, 10 months ago

    Putin has made a careful study of Western society. He knows our strengths and weaknesses. A master of Judo principles, he uses our strengths against us. We desire peace, he talks peace – but in Aesopian terms. How ironic that Russian dissidents used that method to evade Soviet censorship and arrest. Putin has appropriated the method by using words to say things that mean something completely different in reality.
    .
    His followers increasingly take heart with his creeping successes. Russians have been relieved of the cost to support their former satellites for over 25 years; now that they have tapped into huge energy resources and made other countries dependent on them – they are ready to resume their old ways. It is the era of yet another Russian dictator, risen in the old tradition and stoked by national anger to 30 years of Western derision.

  7. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 10 months ago

    After WWI, the Western bit of the USSR (formerly the Russian Empire) wanted nothing to do with the USSR or anything remotely Russian, and the Allies made them a separate country from the USSR. The people who are in what is now the Eastern Ukraine voted to remain part of the USSR.


    Stalin not only took back all that the Allies had taken from what had been the Russian Empire, but also chunks of the Austrian Empire and the German Empire.


    Now the stupid Eastern Ukrainians do not realise that 1) they must agree to a leader whose ancestor was from Germany or Austria; 2) all their resources must be for Western corporations; 3) they must stop speaking Russian, must leave the Russian Orthodox church and accept Protestantism, and must agree to hand over everything to the US and the West Europeans. Instead, they want Ukraine to be neutral, neither part of the EU nor part of Russia.


    The US and the EU gave those Ukrainians whose ancestors were German and Austrian lots of baksheesh to hand all Ukrainian resources over to EU and US corporations, and this makes those Ukrainians the rightful rulers of the Ukraine, and the Eastern Ukrainians and Putin must learn to accept that, since this is all for the best.

  8. l-empress68

    l-empress68 said, 10 months ago

    He might get away with that. Most young people never heard the story of Troy.

  9. emptc12

    emptc12 said, 10 months ago

    Is there a single entire nation in Europe or Eurasia that is still in the hands of its aboriginal population? All the way back to Neanderthals, they have been displaced by others and those others by others still: It’s Musical Chairs with masses of land. Why should it stop now?
    .
    Who owns Ukraine and is entitled to decide its future? Apparently it will be decided, through action and inaction, by those who don’t actually live there.

  10. denis1112

    denis1112 said, 10 months ago

    @crimsoncrab

    Russia has a naval base in Syria.A lot of the Islamic fighters are from Chechnya.If they weren’t in Iraq and Syria they would be fighting Putin in southern Russia.Putin is likely arming them through black market arms sales.To kept Us distracted from his reassembling the former Soviet Union.Obama and the Democrats are in over their heads when it comes to Putin and the Islamic State.(an off shoot of Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood,As is Hamas and Hezbollah.

  11. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, 10 months ago

    “Obama and the Democrats are in over their heads when it comes to Putin and the Islamic State.”

    And unfortunately Republicans are still using the “brave mujahideen” playbook of arming whoever’s against our enemy of the moment, without bothering to see what those rebels might turn out to be like.

  12. louieglutz

    louieglutz said, 10 months ago

    @l-empress68

    he doesn’t need a trojan horse, france is selling him amphibious warships.

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