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Cold War or Cold Feet?

The only difference between my current events stories and the ones you are reading elsewhere today is that mine were written months ago. (originally published 7/23/13)...

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There's no doubt about it, former KGB apparatchik and current Russian president Vladimir Putin is at the top of the Scary World Leaders List.  Putin proudly takes every opportunity to bare his chest and flex his muscles. In photo-ops he shirtless-ly rides horses, wrestles large beasts and swims in frigid waters, adding not only to his macho nogoodnik persona but to the living legend that this guy could grab your lunch money or your Super Bowl ring at will even if the Rosenbergs had never handed A-bomb plans to his soviet predecessors. You'll never see a photo of Putin sloppily chomping on a street vendor's galushkie and he has never been caught-out with a borsht mustache. He plays Golf with an off-road VW hatchback and shoots hoops with a Kalashnikov. (Don't get any crazy ideas, World's Most Interesting Man.) . . . READ THE REST


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