Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Peace With Putin
If (or maybe when) Vladimir Putin runs the world, there will be no problem with Islamic extremism. Putin will ruthlessly obliterate groups like ISIS and al-Qaeda. When Putin takes over, he will not tolerate street crime. Other things Putin will not abide are free speech and dissent. Putin has clamped down on those who oppose him in Russia almost as hard as the Communist rulers there did. I am not sure Putin seeks world hegemony, but if he had ultimate control over the rest of the world the way he exercises power in Russia today, the world would be very safe for Putin's friends and very dangerous for his enemies.