PERSPECTIVE-Russian premier Vladimir Putin recently lavished praise on Donald Trump.
It came as no surprise to most. Loose cannons stick together.
There are some looser than these two, but I would be hard-pressed to name a more dangerous duo with the potential of controlling the two mightiest military powers in the world.
In a way, it does not seem logical for Putin to warm up to Trump. Trump’s tough talk about making our rivals fear us should create tension between Russia and the US, especially when the former desires to reclaim its old glory. Both nations would seem to be on a collision course with both of them in power.
So what is the nascent bond between them all about?
Plain and simple – hatred of President Obama.
Policies built on hate never end well. Just look at Germany in World War 2.
Perhaps only Bernie Sanders or Dr. Ben Carson would make an equally disturbing pairing with Vlad the Sociopath. The two of them rank near the top of the most-clueless-in-foreign-policy poll with the Donald.
There is a difference, though. Carson and Sanders are passive-clueless. That is, they would tend to not take decisive action in the international arena when necessary. Trump is active-clueless. He would take action when none was called for. Either way, the results would not be pretty.
However, it’s a moot point.
None of the three will earn their party’s nomination.
They will continue to make noise, though, until either the money runs out or the public tires of them.
And Vlad will still find himself isolated and without a buddy.
(Paul Hatfield is a CPA and serves as President of the Valley Village Homeowners Association. He blogs atVillage to Villageand contributes toCityWatch.The views presented are those of Mr. Hatfield and his alone. They should not be construed to represent the opinions of the VVHA or the residents of Valley Village, individually or as a group. He can be reached at: [email protected].)
Vol 13 Issue 103
Pub: Dec 22, 2015