The End of Putin Starting to show?

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Maybe not in his pecs. We have been following the Russian situation closely, and the Christmas Eve protests in Moscow were quite incredible in the face of the propaganda and corruption inside the regime of Vladimir Putin. Protests on a mass scale in Russia are always a good sign that the totalitarian qualities of Putin are not winning or being followed by a subservient mass. The WSJ has a nice summary of the events unfolding for Putin, and how Russia got to where it is now.

The author writes, “The weakness of today’s Russia is that Communist values were never succeeded by genuinely democratic norms. Without these norms, Mr. Putin’s desire to rule forever is unrealistic. Even the effect of relative prosperity begins to wear off for a population forced to live with rampant lawlessness. This is the reason that the waves of protest in Russia will continue—and that, 20 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russians have another chance to gain the democracy that they sought but didn’t achieve after Communism’s fall.”

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If this is nearing the end for Qaddafi, what dictator of the world is going to have his style?

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His style is one of the freshest of all-time in the “dictator for life” category. Libyan President and Supreme Dresser, Muammar el-Qaddafi, is facing a lot of tension, as the Middle East and North Africa is beginning to domino effect from dictator ships to pure chaos. But he doesn’t play around. Much like his wardrobe, he doesn’t let people tell him what to do: he is dropping bombs on his own countryman at the moment, stopping protests.

As NY Times reports, By Monday night, witnesses said, the streets of the capital, Tripoli, were thick with special forces loyal to Colonel Qaddafi as well as mercenaries. Roving the streets in trucks, they shot freely as planes dropped what witnesses described as “small bombs” and helicopters fired on protesters.

He doesn’t play. Thom Browne should look at this man for fashion expertise.

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