YOU do not mess with the West.
Putin’s tank rolls into Ukraine and we take quick, decisive action there will be Vlad trembling in his Kremlin lair. Cry for Mom.
We fined three Russki businessmen and several banks.
Scary stuff, right? I bet the Ukrainians are cheering from their rooftops.
The kind of retaliation we are threatening against Russia at the moment will not have a small effect.
Contrary to what Boris Johnson and others are saying, Putin is not crazy or irrational.
He knows exactly what he’s doing. He knows the West is not unified. He knows America doesn’t really care about Ukraine’s plight.
He knew we would scream murder when he moved all those soldiers to the border of Ukraine. He knew there would be terrible threats.
Boris Johnson, for example, said that a “steel trap” would strike Russia’s first nose into Ukraine.
Putin also knows that when the push happens, we’ll do four-fifths of the total. He knows this because it has happened before. It happened when he annexed Crimea. It happened during the past eight years when his proxies terrorized Donetsk and Luhansk.
It happened when he bullied Georgia. It happens when he kills his enemies and uses poisonous gas on our land.
We scream a lot. We wave a sword. And then do it now.
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And Putin knows the small-scale sanctions we have applied will hurt the United States more than they hurt him.
The reason that the Russki gangsters have shied away from storing their trash in London is because. . . it’s good business for London.
The next threat. . . closed Russia Today propaganda channel. You think Putin cares? He will ban the BBC.
WE HAVE CONFIRMED
The reason we do nothing, incidentally, is that we are afraid.
Horror about a country mafioso in the basket with the lowest standard of living in Europe.
It’s pitiful indeed.
We did nothing because we had forgotten how to fight the tyrants in our own backyard. It’s been too long.
There are practical, practical things that we can do. If we have a stomach.
Move our troops to the borders of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. Because they will be the next in Putin’s range. Send more military equipment to Ukrainiansincludes groups of “special advisors”.
We can invite Ukraine to join NATO unless Putin withdraws within 48 hours.
What else? Let’s take a closer look at Russian exports. And ban them. No stock from Russia. A large part of Russia’s exports are concentrated in Europe and the United States.
It will hurt us a little but not as far as it will hurt the Russians.
Ban all flights from Russia to western airspace.
That will show Putin what it means to be a pariah state. Lock the country in its own dark and gloomy freezer.
The only way to deal with a bully like Putin is to increase the advance score exponentially. Going a step further than he expected.
Putin knows that he cannot win a war against the West.
We had the opportunity to neutralize the Russian threat by inviting it to join NATO in the 1990s. We missed that opportunity. We helped create Putin.
Now we have to finish him off. Because if we don’t act soon, Ukraine will only be the beginning.
Two of the best rock music
TWO great musicians, a generation apart, passed away this week.
The first, Gary Brooker, is songwriter, pianist and vocalist for Procol Harum.
You may remember them from A Whiter Shade Of Pale.
But Brooker is a much better musician than that, the tunes are good.
The second is the excellent Mark Lanegan. Grunge survived the Screaming Trees – a great band – and Queens Of The Stone Age.
Given Lanegan’s lifestyle, it’s a small miracle that the chapter is already 57.
I will miss both.
But thank them for the wonderful music through which they both live.
Mary’s Clown Below
CONGRATULATIONS surgery addict Mary Magdalene for having “the fattest vagina in the world”.
Obviously what the US social media star has always wanted.
Do you think so? I haven’t watched it yet so I can’t comment.
I had a terrible feeling that I might lose my footing and fall in.
Anyway, Mary, has now been identified as a gay man named Sebastian Pickles.
When you look at this poor creature with a desperate desire for attention, you’ll see that nearly all of our modern friends are encapsulated in one unfortunate person.
Auntie looks pitiful
What the hell is going on at the BBC?
It seems to be losing all its top names. Talented journalist Jon Sopel has left to work for LBC. So does leftist favorite Emily Maitlis.
Meanwhile, political magazine Andrew Marr departed late last year.
I suspect that for some of them, they’ve read the wall post – Beeb is facing really strong competition from Global, Times Radio, Talk Radio and GB News. And with its licensing fees frozen.
Will it appear in the next 5 years’ time?
Pterosaur spotting gives some food for thought
Fossils of a 170-million-year-old giant pterosaur have been discovered in Scotland.
About the size of a small plane, it has razor-sharp teeth and a wingspan of more than eight meters. These creatures died a long time ago.
But I wonder if they might be persuaded to return to Scotland to perform.
A lot of people will travel to see them, so they will boost Scotland’s desperate economy.
Another bonus was that they ate fish.
So maybe we can direct them to a particularly delicious section. . . Sturgeon.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/4757137/finish-putin-ukraine-only-start-rod-liddle/ We must end Putin because if we don’t act soon, Ukraine will only be the beginning