Understanding Venezuela’s disorder and how it relates to Vladimir Putin and the coming new cold war with Russia

Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin

The Soviet Union ended when Ronald Reagan led the U.S. to victory over Mikhail Gorbachev in the Cold War. Former KGB officer Vladimir Putin wants a redo on that.  Call it a return to the previous cold war or a brand new cold war, it’s what Putin wants. Those were such good old days for the KGB.

Putin is sending the message that he will make trouble in the Americas if the U.S. dares to make solidarity with the Ukraine.  Putin says Russia may “rescue” ethnic Russians in NATO countries. Obama’s dithering weakness, along with his affinity for dictators over small “d” democrats, is a rare opportunity not to be lost, in Putin’s thinking.  Putin’s Russia will strengthen its already extant solidarity with Latin dictators such a Fidel Castro and Venezuelan strong man Nicholas Madura, along with all the other Latin Marxist governments of Nicaragua, Ecuador, Bolivia, Argentina and El Salvador.

There’s no one better to explain all this than Mary Anastasia O’Grady.