Putin vs. Obama.


Putin vs. Obama.  If you buy, Myers-Briggs, Putin is an INTJ, Obama an ENFP.

President Obama to a degree depends on his charisma winning people over.  Problem is, with Putin, he’s bringing persuasion to a chess match.

I suspect Obama can’t fathom why Putin doesn’t see reason, Putin doesn’t take Obama seriously.

I heard on CNN New Day this morning, some intelligence operatives wonder if Putin may also make land grabs in the Baltics.

It’s easy to see many of Putin’s motives.  He is tapping into Russian angst about not having a powerful world empire.  He is also pushing the envelope to see what it will take to make Obama react.

On the News Hour last night, I saw excepts of a speech Obama made in Brussels.  There, he had a rapt, attentive audience.

So goes the tug of war.  Europe is the rope, Russia and the United States are pulling.  There is all those fossil fuels and who can sell them to Europe first.

There is a secret weapon, and I would love to see President Obama use it.  Her name is Condi Rice.  She’s friends with Putin, speaks his language literally, and has the same sharp chess playing mind.

Understand, I may not approve of Putin, but respect his strategic ability.  President Obama needs to play the game in Putin’s court.

 

 

About tucsonmike

I am originally from Brooklyn, New York and now live in Tucson, Arizona. I have discovered a passion for writing. I have five books out now, with a sixth on the way. Take a look @ my book list: The Search for Livingstone An Affair of the Heart The Search for Otzi Griffith Justice in Space. Moriarty The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius Available now on Smashwords - Amazon and Barnes and Noble As to not bore my public with just "Buy my book," I am also interested in baseball, the outdoors, art, architecture, technology, the human mind and DNA. I learned Ashkenazi Jews, of which I am one, have to lowest rate of Alzheimer's in the world. Therefore, I treat my brain as a muscle needing a workout. I enjoy good food, flirtation, beautiful women (I am happily married for thirty years), so just flirting ;) I was considered autistic when I was young, trying to figure out if I have a mild form of Aspergers and learning from that. That is for future posts. You can also see I love history. Enjoy my sarcastic silly look at the world, and making History more interesting than a textbook.
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