As Bradley Lacke pointed out already, that’s not even a tiny bit like the sadistic carnage he’s alleged to get off on now; it’s extremely normal policy for nations in that region. Show me proof that he’s always been the kind of sadist who delights in the gratuitous slaughter of children prior to the time his country began favoring Russia in its resource policy. If that is indeed his kink, there would be evidence of it prior to it becoming advantageous for the west to paint him that way.

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