One thing that the crisis in the Ukraine has highlighted is the Russian Federations view of it’s neighbours who share it’s borders. It is as though they are part of Russia and therefore Russia can define their Foreign Policy position.
It also shows the mind set of Putin. A man who is clearly quite happy to lie openly on the world stage regarding the use of military forces in a foreign country. And that any agreement with Russia be it a foreign treaty or an economic agreement is not worth the paper it is written on. It also shows that a governments word can no longer have any worth.
When you study the actions and words of KGB trained Putin, the place to look at for a comparison is North Korea. That country was established by Beria, (Stalins murderer and head of the NKVD the forerunner of the KGB) they are unreliable and you certainly cannot sign a treaty with them and expect them to keep to it.
So in future the world will be dealing with Kim John Putin and he is not a little boy with little military toys but a full atomic arsenal at his finger tips, and he can press those buttons! Remember Putin is an old style bully, tyrant and liar. Which means…. YOU CANNOT TRUST HIM AT ALL!
© Michael Douglas Bosc