Dear Mr. Putin
Welcome to the international wasteland reserved for people, just like you, who have a total and enduring disrespect for those basic human values the rest of us hold so dear.
Every possible accommodation for your continued discomfort has been made.. an accommodation that will only become more ferocious as time goes by.
Feel free to bring your family and cronies with you to help you celebrate your single-handed destruction of the glorious Russian legacy – a legacy that, thanks to you now lies flat-faced in the mud of history. Well done!
In the fug of your evident paranoia, you state that you didn’t want an enemy on your border? Well.. the bad news is that you have made an enemy of every country that cherishes the very values you wish to trample underfoot. That’s a lot, mate! And they’re pissed as hell! Ooooops!
You’ve also got more heavily-armed and vigilant NATO partners bristling on your borders than you have possibly hoped for. Inspired move!!
Apart from being seen as an international leper who will not be entertained at any level: diplomatically, in sport, culture and social gatherings, your poor people will be bombarded by savage sanctions the likes of which have seldom been seen. Life as you’ve known it will stop on the proverbial dime and for those around you too…who MUST be quietly questioning their future loyalty to you… Bummer!
Much analysis of your woeful miscalculations, made due to your being utterly out of touch with reality, will follow in the years to come but chief among those, I think you’ll find, is that yourself and those around you made the fatal mistake of believing the very same sick lies and distrortions that you spoon feed your own people. Karma’s a bitch sometimes.
You may discover that, at some point, those increasingly angry Russian people may not wish to remain with you in your new prison.
May you rue your stay and oh! in the now famous words of Hotel California:
….you can check out any time you like.. but you can never leave…