Taking Putin Out: The Putsch of The Pussycats
If you ever suspected that the virtue signaling Russia haters may be just little over the top, you need to go no further than the following headline from the St. Louis Dispatch:
The article opens with the following sentence:
“The Federation Internationale Feline (FIFe) announced on its website that because of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, FIFe has banned Russian cats from international competition until at least June.”
The piece goes to quote the organization’s officials as saying, “The Board of FIFe feels it cannot just witness these atrocities and do nothing.”
So, now it is the turn of Russian cats to be placed on the sanctions list.
As the old saying goes, first they came for the Russian oligarchs, then they came for the Russian people, and now they have come for the Russian cats.
The Federation Internationale Feline (FIFe) has levied sanctions against Russian cats.
One only wonders who it will be next. Russian butterflies?
(Revealingly, they have not sanctioned the Russian oil and gas that flow to Germany and some other European countries and which earn Russia more than $600 million dollars per day.)
The idea behind sanctioning the Russian oligarchs and the Russian people was that the pain and hardship of the sanctions will make them so upset that they would rise and take Putin out.
This is what the Lindsey Graham has been urging them to do. “The only way this ends is for somebody in Russia to take this guy out. You would be doing your country – and the world – a great service,” tweeted the indomitable Senator from South Carolina.
The only problem is that sanctions do not usually bring down bad rulers. Just ask the ghost of Fidel Castro who died peacefully in his bed after half a century of tough American sanctioneering. Saddam Hussein, the Iranian Mullahs and Nicolas Maduro likewise seemed to stand strong politically under their respective sanction regimes.
If anything, it would seem that sanctions a
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