And if he gets his way, which he will as long as Obama is president, nobody else will be either.
One of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s closest ex-advisers has claimed that the ex-KGB agent ultimately wants to reclaim Finland for Russia.
Andrej Illiaronov, Putin’s economic adviser between 2000 and 2005 and now senior member of the Cato Institute think tank, said that “parts of Georgia, Ukraine, Belarus, the Baltic States and Finland are states where Putin claims to have ownership…”
Illiaronov admits that Finland is not Putin’s primary concern at present but, if not stopped in other areas of Eastern Europe, the issue will one day arise.
Whew! No need to worry, then, as long as Obama and Kerry keep telling Vlad that he’d better cut it out or he won’t get to sit at the cool kids’ table.
Putin is a thug, and he’s acting in what he believes to be his best interests. Not ours. Telling him that the 20th Century called and wants its foreign policy back isn’t going to cut it.
This is only the beginning. While Putin prepares to crest the Black Sea, our president talks to Ryan Seacrest. May history forgive us.