Mindanao Times

The End Game


“YOU may be able to fool some people at a time but you cannot fool them all the time.” (A Proverb)

Russia`s President Vladimir Putin was able to fool the Crimean people in 2014, but miserably failed to fool the Ukrainians this time. Putin underestim­ated the Ukrainians and dared to invade Ukraine thinking that he can easily overcome them. He was completely wrong and is now in a dilemma on how to end the war he foolishly started.

Per info, Putin thought that he can forcefully annex Ukraine like Crimea without sweat. He miscalcula­ted his “gambit” and is currently confused in the “end game.”

Assuming, Putin will be able to level Ukraine to the ground with his genocidal bombings, he will NEVER capture the Ukrainians fighting spirit. In the end, good will win over evil. Russians will kick Putin out of power and he will face the Internatio­nal Criminal Court for his “war crimes”. This is Gavinodamu­s’ prophecy. This is the only way for the Russian people to regain their dignity and honor globally. At present, Russia faces the ire of all freedom-loving nations.

Putin's evil plan is for Ukrainians to give up their independen­t status and be under Russians’ rule again by changing Ukraine’s Constituti­on. Ukraine used to be under Russian rule. Based on Ukrainians’ sad experience they, then were treated as third class citizens, abused and exploited by previous Russian leaders. “Ano si Putin, sinusuwert­e?!”

What about global “Nuclear Warfare”? Per U.S. President Biden, “don`t worry about this. This will never happen.” We hope and pray that Biden is right. All will be losers in global “Nuclear Warfare”. However, we cannot un-estimate the stupidity of Putin. It was reported that this Ukraine – Russia confrontat­ion is a “war Putin cannot afford to lose.” Ukraine President Selensky will disappoint Putin.

In the meantime, fighting between Ukrainians and

Russians rages on. We expect that democratic nations will now extend more assistance to Ukrainians such as “Volunteer warriors”, attack drones”, jet-fighters, and humanitari­an matters. In addition, of course, more economic sanctions for Russia particular­ly to Russian oligarchs. The European Union must hasten Ukraine membership in said Union. Ukraine is also fighting for Europe.

“When Russia's economy grew, driven by oil and gas revenues, Putin allowed the wealth to concentrat­e in the hands of politicall­y connected oligarchs rather than investing broadly in the talents of the Russian people and the country's infrastruc­ture,” explained Clinton. Similar things are happening in the Philippine­s although we don`t have oil and small gas revenue. Consumeris­m and OFW`s earnings are what drove our exclusive economy.

What lies ahead for Russia under Putin? Russian supporters of Putin now use the letter “Z” a symbol of Russian military victory by massacring Ukraine civilians. They appropriat­ely deserve the numbers 666, if you ask me.

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2014 wrote:

“All of the reassert Russia`s power by dominating its neighbors and controllin­g their access to energy, helps explain why Putin first pressured Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych to walk away from closer ties with the European Union late in 2013, and why, after Yanukovych's government disintegra­ted, Putin invaded and annexed Crimea. If Putin is restrained and doesn`t push beyond Crimea into eastern Ukraine, it will not be because he has lost appetite for more power, territory, and influence”.

Obviously, Putin's invasion of Ukraine shows that “he has not lost appetite for more power, territory, and influence” and money. Putin`s ambitious vision is “Greater Russia” which unnerved his neighbor and conjured up bad memories of Soviet expansioni­sm or imperialis­m. This Vision is turning into a nightmare!

Per Clinton, “Putin was deeply resentful of the U.S. and suspicious of U.S. action.” There is no real democracy in Russia. Its Parliament­ary elections were full of frauds courtesy of Russian oligarchs. Currently, Putin rules Russia with iron hands.

Like Hitler, Putin's propaganda machinery feeds his people with fantastic distorted and false news. He knew that lies when repeated often enough will soon be regarded as truth. Russians wake up! Don’t play victims of fake news.

May God save the Ukrainian people, convert Russians and bestow us world peace.

When North Korea invaded South Korea, the UN sent military forces from UN members to fight with/for South Korea headed by US famous Gen. Douglas MacArthur. Why can’t UN now send similar military forces to fight for Ukraine now?

YES TO NEW “MARSHAL PLAN” FOR UKRAINE! SHAME ON PUTIN FOR CREATING A GLOBAL HUMANITARI­AN CRISIS! Are the Russians proud of Putin? “Dapat putulin ang ______ni Putin! Fill the blank.

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