You do make some very interesting points. But don’t get carried away with Putin and Russia. Russia has always been a brutal Game of Thrones situation. Putin runs the country (smart yes) like the Mafia used to run Sicily. The country is nearly dead broke while Putin might be the richest man on earth. No wonder Trump (the JV team) loves Putin.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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