The war in Ukraine is a devastating blow to the image of a mighty Russia
Russia's failure in Afghanistan was understandable. It was a mistake for everyone who ever set foot there.
Russia's failure in Ukraine is not understandable. It should have been a win. Maybe not an easy one, but a win, nonetheless.
To have the Russian army bogged down, or even retreating, is a damning indictment of a serious lack of preparation and foresight.
The bear has lost its claws. Russia's credibility as a military threat is in the toilet, and Putin's reputation has been hit for six.
I wonder what mayhem will come from that.