The U.S. media seem to have missed one of the most important stories out there. Vladimir Putin may run for president of Russia. He is one of the smartest and most vicious world politicians. He has sat in the background, pulling the strings of Russia, but he is a former KGB agent who has overseen some of the great tragedies of the world, including Chechnya and the invasion of the Republic of Georgia.
Fortunately, the British press has the story at http://bit.ly/ghbz3j
Sure, Putin already runs everything. But as head of state again, he would have even more power and is not a friend of the United States. It’s not exactly Cold War with nukes pointed at one another, but it is a world in which Russia will play havoc with U.S. interests. Does any U.S, news organization have a full-fledged Moscow bureau anymore? I am not sure. Sad.