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It Must Be Stopped
2022-03-16

            Many people are questioning the current mental state of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

            The invasion of Ukraine and slaughtering of civilians is unconscionable and people all over the world have grave concerns.

            Putin's questionable competence was raised even higher when reading the words of Russian Parliament member Oleg Matveychev on Sunday, spoken while appearing on Russian State TV.

            According to an article by NBC journalist Ben Kesslen, Matveychev, he quoted the Russian official as saying "We should be thinking about reparations from the damage that was caused by the sanctions and the war itself, because that too costs money and we should get it back."  

            Wait a minute - Russia was the country that started the war.

            Matveychev called for reparations from the US and the return of Alaska in response to sanctions imposed on Russia due to its invasion of Ukraine. 

            He then said he wants "the return of all Russian properties, those of the Russian empire, the Soviet Union and current Russia, which has been seized in the United States, and so on."

            That includes Alaska and even Fort Ross, California, a small area in Sonoma County that was at one point the Russian Empire's southernmost outpost in North America and was sold off in 1841.

            What?

            In his demands, he also wants the Antarctic saying "We discovered it, so it belongs to us" according to the report.

            He also wants the return of all medals that have been unlawfully taken from Russian sportsmen during all Olympic Games.

            He's got to be kidding us.  But, I don't think he is.

            He also wants the United States to allow Russia to extradite Grigory Rodchenkov, the former head of Russia's anti-doping lab who admitted to doping Olympians.  Rodchenkov has since been living under witness protection, presumably somewhere in the U.S...

            If you're a Russian pundit who criticized the invasion of Ukraine you will not be seen on state-controlled television – ever again.  Russian state TV broadcasts are filled with cheerleaders, who insist that the Kremlin's "special operation" should not stop until all objectives are achieved. They insist that everything is going exactly as planned.

            The Ukrainians continue the fierce defense of their country and the number of deaths, civilian and military, grows.  They will not forget.

            As the Russian army faces ever mounting losses, their political leaders become more belligerent and their rational seems to be turning to victory at any cost, the world should be concerned.

            Folks, Putin isn't the only Russian official we should be concerned about.  Whatever he has, seems to be spreading into the Russian Parliament and controlled on Russian TV.

            It must be stopped.


 

 

 

 

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