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|Ukraine Has LOST, And So Have We; entered at 2022-06-13 01:35:03
Registered: 2021-02-25 Kansas
The ancestors of today's Russians were invaded by Mongols, Napoleon and Hitler. They were brutalized by Stalin and Lenin. Hard headedness has been ingrained in their DNA.
I loved that video clip a couple months back where some ditzy Western journalist was trying to shake Putin, as she went on about how the Russian citizenry was gonna freak out and go all oogity-boogity once the Western sanctions started really squeezing them. The look on Putin's face was priceless -- a combination of amusement, contempt, and... something akin to pity, like you might have for a mentally retarded child. I'll never forget his reply:
"You can't scare Russians."
This was said with no air of boasting or bravado, just as a simple statement of fact.