Vlad “the Impaler” Putin part 4

Vladimir Putin is not a communist; he is something much worse, a dedicated member of the secret police, formerly the KGB, now the FSB. No matter the name, the methods and goals remain unchanged from the Soviet era, suppression of the people of Russia and subversion of the West. Nothing significant in Russia happens without Putin’s knowledge and blessing. The oligarchs, the very wealthy, owe their position and wealth to Putin’s continued approval. If the oligarchs donate to Western candidates, it is done with Putin’s approval. The Russian mafia exists only because Putin allows it to exist and only as long as they follow Putin’s orders. In effect, Vladimir Putin is both head of government of the Russian Federation and don of dons of the Russian mob.

Putin requires the re-acquisition of Ukraine to make Russia great again. He will not tolerate Western interference with his plans to re-unite with Ukraine. He has seized the Crimea from Ukraine, but that is only the beginning. In his effort to make Russia a great power again, he is waging a hidden war against the West. We need to start fighting back, and to do that, we need a leader in the White house, not a Russian sycophant. The Global War on Terror is really just a distraction from the more dangerous enemy, Putin and Russia.

Trump must go

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Good luck

Just think how lucky we are that Donald Trump is happening now instead at the height of the cold war. If the election of Trump had happened before the defeat of the Soviet Union, we would have been in deep doo-doo. Now Russia is much less populous and struggling to get back on its imperialist feet. Russia is mostly dependent on its energy supplies to keep its economy afloat. That is why sanctions on its oil and gas suppliers hurt Russia so much and that is why Putin is so anxious to have those sanctions lifted.

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Smoot-Hawley Tariff

Named for US Senator Reed Smoot and Representative Willis C. Hawley, the Smoot-Hawlet Tariff Act was signed into law on June 17, 1930 by President Herbert Hoover. Some claim that Smoot-Hawley caused the Great Depression and others say that it prolonged it. Republicans generally claim that FDR prolonged the Great Depression by his actions that tried to provide relief for those suffering the effects of the Great Depression. I wasn’t there and I have not studied the period in any detail. However, those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Certainly Donald Trump knows nothing about the Great Depression and his tariffs threaten a repeat.

In an interesting, to me, coincidence, Smoot and Hawley both lost in the 1932 election. Both died in 1941 within months of each other. Smoot was 2 years the elder. Smoot was number 3 to lead the Mormon church at the time of his death.

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