My buddy from since forever kidded me about having a man crush on Vladimir Putin the other day. “Fair enough”, I said. But I made it a life’s work reading the faces, emotions, and decorum of individuals … it’s what I like doing.
Look at this face, try and feel the intentions behind those eyes. There are only two distinct possibilities in gaging Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin …
One – he is the most intelligent, genuine, and ultimately dedicated to his people leader in the last 50 years.
Two – he is the most skilled, trained, versed, and ultimately dangerous KGB operative ever
Either way, Russia prevails largely on his sleeve. For us, Americans in particular, the only question should be “Shouldn’t we have been friends and allies with Russia all along?”
The other potential, we see today in the chaos that is the world. Maybe America’s best destiny has been hijacked by those intent on preventing things like world peace? Russia, in partnership with the EU, the US, and China, and including the BRICs, could push humanity forward to heights only dreamed of before. This potential is being destroyed, and not by Vladimir Putin.