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blm

(113,426 posts)
Thu Feb 24, 2022, 05:59 PM Feb 2022

Ukraine-born journalist Larisa Alexandrovna (DU,HuffPost): Ides of March

Larisa Alexandrovna Horton

The Ides of March.

Take all oligarch money, property, evict all of their spoiled brats from EU and American schools. Suspend all travel visas. Don’t buy or sell anything to or from them. Deny them medical treatment everywhere outside of Russia. Don’t let them land their planes or park their yachts. Issue international arrest warrants for all of them. Make it impossible for them to breath as free men. Then they will take care of Putin.

The oligarchs are the only ones who can stop Putin now. And he must be stopped. We know what he is. We have seen his kind before and we did not act early enough. He’s got nukes. And I am no longer confident that we are dealing with a sane creature.

Ides of March. No war. Just a clean fix.

Tell me I am wrong?

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Ukraine-born journalist Larisa Alexandrovna (DU,HuffPost): Ides of March (Original Post) blm Feb 2022 OP
I agree. This is the answer. They are all about the money. And they hold Scrivener7 Feb 2022 #1
Et tu Brutus? (latin: translation of Caesar's last words at his demise, You also Brutus) chocolatpi Feb 2022 #2
Thanks elleng Feb 2022 #3
Absofuckingloutely! SheltieLover Feb 2022 #4
Kicked and recommended. Uncle Joe Feb 2022 #5
Larisa posted this earlier on FB. blm Feb 2022 #9
It sounds logical Uncle Joe Feb 2022 #14
From this page to Biden's ear. nt Javaman Feb 2022 #6
That is my sense, cilla4progress Feb 2022 #7
I think we'll see the noose tightened on a daily/weekly basis now peggysue2 Feb 2022 #8
If this goes horribly wrong for Putin who will his successor be? hunter Feb 2022 #10
Longtime Putinwatchers are seeing a craziness they never blm Feb 2022 #11
I suspect Putin started this thing rolling expecting Trump would be reelected. hunter Feb 2022 #12
THAT is the problem. Kid Berwyn Feb 2022 #13

Scrivener7

(51,400 posts)
1. I agree. This is the answer. They are all about the money. And they hold
Thu Feb 24, 2022, 06:02 PM
Feb 2022

all the cards within Russia.

He can disappear if they disappear him.

peggysue2

(11,076 posts)
8. I think we'll see the noose tightened on a daily/weekly basis now
Thu Feb 24, 2022, 06:23 PM
Feb 2022

The EU is not ready to cut Putin off from SWIFT yet, but I can easily imagine the images and death toll coming in from Ukraine, a list of atrocities and war crimes as Putin pushes his soldiers to bring Ukraine down. I can also easily imagine Ukrainians refusing to give up, making Putin and his men bleed in a war of attrition. Always costly.

The more horrified and outraged alliance countries become, the greater lengths the democracies of the world will be willing to go. Boris Johnson is already talking about property seizure, a direct hit to Putin's oligarchs and buddies. This could happen everywhere. Take away all the toys, all the goodies these thugs have enjoyed with impunity and I think we're likely to hear a good deal of shrieking inside Russia.

Putin is going to isolate himself through these actions. Instead of Putin the Great, he's more likely to be known as Putin the Pariah.

hunter

(38,582 posts)
10. If this goes horribly wrong for Putin who will his successor be?
Thu Feb 24, 2022, 07:10 PM
Feb 2022

Worse, or more of the same, just a little less overt... some committee.

I don't think there is a "better" at this point and that's what keeps me awake at night.

hunter

(38,582 posts)
12. I suspect Putin started this thing rolling expecting Trump would be reelected.
Thu Feb 24, 2022, 07:24 PM
Feb 2022

He miscalculated and couldn't claw it back.

Kid Berwyn

(16,148 posts)
13. THAT is the problem.
Thu Feb 24, 2022, 08:17 PM
Feb 2022

We know he’s a genocidal mass murderer.

What’s to stop him from nuking the planet, besides his generals?

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