Letters to the editor | Sunday, March 27, 2022: How to rid the world of Putin
March 27, 2022
How to rid world of Putin
The war in Ukraine is on a course to end the reign of Putin the Terrible.
If he comes to his senses and admits he made a mistake, he’ll be politically marginalized if not overthrown. If he continues his hamfisted stab at subjugating Ukraine, the death and destruction of the Russian military will bring new leadership. Or his war crimes and escalations will draw NATO into the conflict. In that case, NATO will easily sweep Russia out of Ukraine, or World War III will end in a nuclear winter. Either way, the conflict will be short-lived.
A better outcome would be a Russian military coup. I picture a group of disgruntled generals calling someone in the West – the CIA? – and suing for peace terms if they neutralize Putin. I know it’s official State Department policy to not interfere with the selection of any sovereign foreign leaders, but if any Russian generals are reading this, give me a call. I’ll do anything I can to help you out, even if it means paying more for gas and stuff.
J. Jason Gale, Riverbank
Sizing up presidents
The Ukrainians did something unheard of in a national election — they voted for a comedian in their presidential election and he won. He has become the most respected and admired spokesperson in man’s quest for freedom and peace.
The Americans did something unheard of in a national election — they voted for a self-proclaimed billionaire, a genius on any and all subjects, in their presidential election and he won. He then became a comedian, leaving most of the world laughing at him.