Putin has sought to return Russia to its former Soviet Union era glory and he’s getting his wish in spades. In just three weeks most of the world is allied against the Russian government, their financial system is in the tank, and a staggering number of global corporations have ceased local operations and product imports. Just like the good old U.S.S.R., the country is once again isolated (only Belarus, Syria, North Korea voted against UN condemnation) and it’s only a matter of time before Russian citizens are standing in breadlines and barely able to afford Soviet-style knock off products.
And as Putin commands strikes against civilian targets, he’s turned from statesman to war criminal. At this rate I’d say he’s well beyond his goals and out performing every former Soviet leader except Stalin.
I think we have a new global definition for the word “asshole.”