Sunday, 2 March 2014
The New Attila?
I’m sure Mr Putin must realise what a dangerous game he’s playing at the moment. The threat of military intervention in Ukraine is setting alarm bells ringing here in the west. The suspicion is being entertained that he’s trying to reconstruct the USSR, so just when we’re getting used to seeing the Russians as friendly neighbours whose rich folks even buy our football clubs, Putin seems determined to ring down the Iron Curtain again and take us all back into the neo Dark Ages. I wonder why. Or maybe he isn't. Maybe he just likes rattling his sabre.