I read the Wall Street Journal, Haaretz, BBC, Times of London, The Guardian and then search for specific topics.
For sure, Mike,
Sure, that makes fabulous TV, like, sex, seductions and villainy!The successful TV show criticized Ukrainians who moved their assets offshore, so there is that...
Ignore the wealth of the ruling classes. They have always been corrupt. This is an unjustified invasion of a sovereign country with massive cruel and shameful leveling of cities.The question is not whether the TV show was entertaining.
Corruption is and has been a huge problem in Ukraine. Zelensky acted in a successful TV show denouncing corruption. It made him popular and contributed to his election.
But the Pandora papers cited above would indicate that Zelensky is corrupt himself and serves another clique of oligarchs. It this is true, and at the very least it appears to be consistent with recent history, the present war is one between 2 cliques of oligarchs. I find that this theory is worth keeping in mind.
To say leaders are corrupt, adds nothing new!I am not in favor of Putin or the aggression, but I do not think we should ignore the level of corruption. There are many details which make little sense in this war. Knowing the motives of the parties may allow us to better understand the situation and somewhat better predict the outcome of the negociations.
To say leaders are corrupt, adds nothing new!
We cannot accept close collections of ethnic groups to vote themselves independance or else we would have Mexican, Vietnamese, Armenian and Israeli “Statelets”, just in Los Angeles county, LOL!The key point is that the Los Angeles hispanics did not vote to make California a part of Mexico.
Jérôme, you’re particularly observant!Well... I did not need a translation to see that Putin was clenching the table with his right hand, that he kept his left arm immobile during the whole speech and that his head appears to be retracted into his shoulder. The way he holds his legs and moves his right foot are also surprising. This is definitely not the man we saw bare-chested, riding a horse to defeat a wild bear by his bare hands, as propaganda presented him some time ago.
To me this is the body language of a person suffering immense pain, of the sort painkillers cannot manage. But that is puzzling in so many aspects that I don't know what to think about it.