Putin must have one powerful brain. I've seen actual evidence that he gives off brainwaves that are apparently being picked up by a variety of mind-sensitive observers. These people are primarily politicians, commentators, and journalists. They in turn tell the rest of us what Putin is thinking. They spew out Putin's secrets and reveal what he's really after.[tag]
This all differs from ESP (extra sensory perception) wherein there's someone intentionally trying to send a neuronal message, and another person who is trying hard to receive it. In the case of Putin, he's proclaimed no desire to transmit any inner thoughts. Here the receivers are more like extra sensory voyeurs peering in unnoticed by Putin.
So what are they telling us about Putin's agenda? I did a Google search on the term "Putin wants" in order to see what the man's secret agenda actually is and what he dearly wants. The first thing I discovered is there are a lot of media outlets reporting on this:
--What Putin Wants (The Atlantic, May 21, 2014)
This was starting to get voluminous. Fortunately Foreign Policy magazine stepped in to simplify things with this:
--What Putin Wants, In a Nutshell (May 22, 2014)
--Putin Wants to Regain Finland for Russia (The Independent, March 30, 2014)
--Putin Intent on Taking All of Ukraine (New York Times, September 13, 2014)
--Putin Wants to Conquer Belarus, the Baltic States (Huffington Post, March 30, 2014)
By this time we should be concerned and wondering what Putin's up to. What's his endgame? Here are some enlightening answers:
--Putin Wants to Rewrite Europe Boundaries: Hillary Clinton (AFP, March 19, 2014)
--Putin Wants to Restore USSR Borders (Lithuania Tribune, March 19, 2014)
--McCain: Putin Wants to Restore Soviet Empire (Bloomberg, March 17, 2014)
--McCain: Putin Dreams of Days of Russian Empire (Wall Street Journal, June 25, 2013)
Back in 2008 Wonkette even claimed that "McCain Says Putin Wants Alaska Back." McCain has been particularly active in channeling Putin's wants. I did a Google search on the terms "McCain says" "Putin wants" and found 37,400 results. That's one amazing piece of mind reading. McCain certainly qualifies as an extra sensory voyeur extraordinaire.
But all the foregoing reports missed the biggest snoop-scoop of all. The honors for that go to The Spectator with its story, "Vladimir Putin's New Plan for World Domination" (February 22, 2014).
The question that now sticks out is how Putin is going to get what he wants. I found fewer mind reading stories on this angle. The Los Angeles Times sort of took a stab at it:
--What Putin Wants, and How He Plans to Get It (April 20, 2014)
But two other outlets got more specific:
--Putin Wants to Work with Dictators (Philadelphia Inquirer, February 21, 2014)
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