It has been estimated that Putin supposedly spent over $51 billion to build the Olympic facilities in Sochi to show the world that Russia is a 21st century modern country. Putin, wanting Russia to take its place among the progressive nations of the world, put on quite a show at the winter Olympics. Following the Sochi extravaganza, Putin pulled back the curtain of modernity by his invasion of Ukraine, revealing that Russia is in reality still back in the bad old days in terms of its imperialist thinking. It’s a shame that Russian expansionism appears to be alive and well. As a result, it appears that Russia under Putin is not ready to take its place among the leading nations of the world. Putin just wasted $51 billion of goodwill by his Hitler-like land grabs.
Mr. Putin: read your Bible. It says we shouldn’t covet (desire, lust after) another’s goods or wife, nor should we steal them. Putin covets part or all of Ukraine and he’s in the process of stealing them. Let us pray for the nation and people of the Ukraine, and also pray that Putin will pull out his troops and won’t make any more land grabs. Also pray that there won’t be any bloodshed. While we’re at it, let’s not forget the people of Syria as well. We pray that the 21st century will be one of peace and tranquility in which nation will no longer rise up against nation.