What Got Into Putin?
Putin, what got into him? Some people are saying that he’s gone mad. Others say he’s just in the next phase of his plan from decades ago. I always thought he was the ultimate pragmatist. Maybe he still is. But his tactics have definitely changed drastically. There are two kinds of wars. Putin used to engage in type A wars. I think this one is a type B war. So, what are these two kinds of war? “Type A” is a war of cost-benefit analysis. A neighboring country has resources that the king wants. So the king “runs the calcs” to see how much the war will cost and how much the prize of resources is worth. If the numbers make sense, he goes for it. If not, he leaves it for another time. “Type B” war gets to the essence of the king. The king has his way of life. His principles. And he wants other countries and peoples to accept his system. And operate how he wants them to. If the neighbors don’t accept it, he goes to war. This “type B” war gets to the essence of the king. So he’ll give anythi