In 1967, Israel's Arab neighbors suffered severe defeat in the Six-Day War. In particular, much of the Egyptian forces and equipment were destroyed and Sinai Peninsula, 60,000 km² vs. 20,770 km² Israel, was captured by Israeli forces. After the war, Nasser, the Egyptian leader, died of a heart attack, in 1970 to be succeeded by Anwar Sadat.
In 1973, the regime of Egyptian president, Anwar Sadat, was quite unstable. Something had to be done. First and foremost, the Russian advisory group was expelled! Then, on October 6, 1973, Egypt launched an attack across the Sues Canal. Initially, it was a fabulous victory. Within hours, over 80 000 Egyptian soldiers crossed the canal. But, Israeli Army was waiting for them! As a result, Israelis completely surrounded the Egyptian Army in a manner that it stood on the verge of total annihilation. But a timely ceasefire was implemented. And Anwar Sadat, for the rest of his life, until being assassinated, enjoyed the title "The Hero of the Crossing".
Vladimir Putin when he was a 39-year old KGB retiree joined President Boris Yeltsin's administration. At a ceremony, Yeltsin pretended swooning before the cameras. Then, Putin became Acting President, 1999 and Yeltsin resigned unexpectedly.
Characterization of Putin is not difficult: flying military jets, martial art skills, bare-chested horse riding in freezing Siberia, fishing and swimming in a cold Siberian river, tranquilizing tigers, co-piloting a firefighting plane, shooting darts at whales, driving a race car, scuba diving... All indicate how Putin badly needs Russians acceptance. Question: how much time is required to moderately learn these sports? Doesn't a true leader need some time to sit at his desk and contemplate rather than flexing muscles?
Now, it seems all the muscle flexing is getting ineffective; he needs an Anwar Sadat type of boosting. World leaders or rather the invisible leaders have come to his rescue. Russians need a 'Crossing', too. O.K. let Vladimir cross Crimea. Besides, his counterparts, need more reliable forces guarding the missiles and weapons stationed in Crimea; it takes quite some time for our new boys in Ukraine to take care of our interests. Since we need these little wars here and there, and USA is required to begin its withdrawal to isolation, we need Ukranians get busy like people in Iraq, Libya, Syria etc.
In Moscow, tourists still, after the so-called collapse of communism, wait in lines to visit Lenin's Mausoleum, in Red Square, every day from 10:00 to 13:00, except holidays. In Ukraine, two new Lenin monuments were erected in Luhansk Oblast for the occasion of the 139th anniversary of Lenin. You call this collapse of communism? What is Putin doing? Who is behind Vladimir Putin?
When we fail to make sense of our experiences, we get confused and look for a way to get out of the deep … Presently, we are confused. Ain't it funny to find an interconnection between Malaysian MH370 and Putin's moral boosting?