Sever The Head Of A Snake, And It Dies

25 02 2022

  By Timothy D. Naegele[1][2]

Russia is a pygmy state, run by the psychopathic megalomaniac KGB-trained killer Vladimir Putin[3], who is hated globally.  Its economy is about the size of Texas, and less than that of Canada and a host of other countries.[4]

The Soviet Union, or USSR, collapsed from within.  It is gone now, without a shot being fired.  Putinism will die with Putin, and suffer an ignominious death.  Russia may implode too.  It spans nine time zones and includes 160 ethnic groups that speak an estimated 100 languages.  It is by no means monolithic, and may crumble “overnight.”

Putin needs to be decapitated, snuffed out, vaporized, or hung like Italy’s Benito Mussolini.  At the very least, he must be tried as a war criminal, in a Nuremberg-like trial, and treated as Hitler’s Nazis were.  With no mercy shown.[5]

Having slaughtered brave Ukrainians, Putin’s Russian forces may suffer massive executions by the Ukrainians who outnumber the Russian invaders.  No prisoners should be taken.  Indeed, Russians may rue the day that they supported and acted on behalf of the murderous Putin.

Lastly, our grudge is not with the Russian people.  They are victims of Putin’s monstrous crimes; and many are standing tall—at the risk of being imprisoned or killed—and opposing Russia’s Hitler.[6]


© 2022, Timothy D. Naegele


[1]  Timothy D. Naegele was counsel to the United States Senate’s Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, and chief of staff to Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal recipient and former U.S. Senator Edward W. Brooke (R-Mass).  See, e.g., Timothy D. Naegele Resume-21-8-6  and  He has an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), as well as two law degrees from the School of Law (Boalt Hall), University of California, Berkeley, and from Georgetown University.  He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency at the Pentagon, where he received the Joint Service Commendation Medal (see, e.g., Mr. Naegele is an Independent politically; and he is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, and Who’s Who in Finance and Business. He has written extensively over the years (see, e.g., and, and studied photography with Ansel Adams.  He can be contacted directly at

[2]  This blog began in December of 2009.  Since then, the author has written numerous articles and comments about the murderous Putin.  This one is short and succinct, because the dictator may be on the verge of lashing out at Ukrainians, our NATO allies, the United States, and possibly launching World War III.  He is as sinister as any other figure in our lifetimes.

[3]  See, e.g. (“The Death Of Putin And Russia: The Final Chapter Of The Cold War”); see also (“Russia’s KGB-Trained Killer Putin May Be More Dangerous Than Hitler Or Stalin”) and (“Will Putin Seize Ukraine, And If So When?”)

[4]  See, e.g., and (“Economy of Texas”)

[5]  See, e.g., (“Furious Putin prepares to use ‘father of all bombs’ as brave Ukrainians hold up advance: West warns Russia could use terror weapon that vaporizes bodies alongside a massive Amphibious assault as invaders run into fierce resistance in Kyiv”)

[6]  See, e.g., (“Has Putin overplayed his hand? Brave people of Moscow dare to speak out against Ukraine invasion amid protests across country … as experts suggest Russian leader’s gamble could see public OUST him”); see also (“‘We are here, in Kyiv, defending Ukraine’: President Zelensky posts video of himself as Russian troops advance on capital after he told EU leaders ‘this may be the last time you see me alive'”) and (“Klitschko brothers, former heavyweight boxing champions, urge countries to support Ukraine – video”)



13 responses

25 02 2022

Well said, Tim. I find it ludicrous that some believe the sanctions will affect Putin and his regime to any degree. This attack on Ukraine appears to be a well planned and organized assault. I’m sure, being the chess player he is, that Putin considered what the U.S. and Europe would do in response to his invasion. He knew there would be sanctions and I’m sure he’s well prepared to side step them unscathed. I’ve always felt he wants to put the old USSR back together and don’t believe for one second his aggression will stop here.


25 02 2022
Timothy D. Naegele

Thank you, Susan, for your comments.

Yes, I agree that Putin is as ruthless as they come, and a “chess master” who plans his moves well ahead of time, and carefully. As I have written before, it is as though he is a cat toying with a mouse, in terms of dealing with Joe Biden.

My concern is that the next moves may involve massive cyberattacks, from both sides, which may be devastating. Russia has been testing us for years; and the effects may exceed anything that Americans (or our allies, especially in Europe) thought possible.

And then, of course, China’s Xi Jinping is standing in the wings, watching every move.


26 02 2022
H. Craig Bradley


Where are our contemporary heroes or leaders of government ?
(You won’t find them hiding in a basement, for sure)×612&w=0&h=Gf4_VipIjjiVZ3E6l67tsiqADbl9hxNP3Y_JG5BB1Ec=

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26 02 2022
Timothy D. Naegele

Thank you, Craig, as always.

I have cited some of the heroes today in footnote 6 of my article.

See also (“Hero Ukrainian soldier ‘blows himself up to destroy bridge’ and stop Russian invasion forces storming in from Crimea”) and (“Outrage over Putin’s invasion mounts in Russia as Communist MP says ‘the war should be stopped’ and thousands take to streets across country leading to hundreds of arrests”) and (“This Is Courage in Ukraine”)

And yes, the Jewish President of Ukraine, Zelensky, is a hero even though he is wisely in hiding.


26 02 2022
H.Craig Bradley


Putin will die, as did Stalin, Hitler, Mussolini, General Tojo, Pol Pot, Chairman Mao, and Fidel Castro before him. This is his time (“15 minutes”) in the sun, this is his time of power and his glory. All things must pass away, thankfully. All I can suggest is the future death of Putin will probably be other than by natural causes. It may even be a violent death; a fitting death.


26 02 2022
Timothy D. Naegele

Yes, I agree, Craig.


26 02 2022

Interesting article by Patrick J. Buchanan:

Did We Provoke Putin’s War in Ukraine?

When Russia’s Vladimir Putin demanded that the U.S. rule out Ukraine as a future member of the NATO alliance, the U.S. archly replied: NATO has an open-door policy. Any nation, including Ukraine, may apply for membership and be admitted. We’re not changing that.

In the Bucharest declaration of 2008, NATO had put Ukraine and Georgia, ever farther east in the Caucasus, on a path to membership in NATO and coverage under Article 5 of the treaty, which declares that an attack on any one member is an attack on all.

Unable to get a satisfactory answer to his demand, Putin invaded and settled the issue. Neither Ukraine nor Georgia will become members of NATO. To prevent that, Russia will go to war, as Russia did last night.

Putin did exactly what he had warned us he would do.

Whatever the character of the Russian president, now being hotly debated here in the USA, he has established his credibility.

When Putin warns that he will do something, he does it.

Thirty-six hours into this Russia-Ukraine war, potentially the worst in Europe since 1945, two questions need to be answered:

How did we get here? And where do we go from here?

How did we get to where Russia — believing its back is against a wall and the United States, by moving NATO ever closer, put it there — reached a point where it chose war with Ukraine rather than accepting the fate and future it believes the West has in store for Mother Russia?

Consider. Between 1989 and 1991, Mikhail Gorbachev let the Berlin Wall be pulled down, Germany be reunited and all the “captive nations” of Eastern Europe go free.

Having collapsed the Soviet empire, Gorbachev allowed the Soviet Union to dissolve itself into 15 independent nations. Communism was allowed to expire as the ruling ideology of Russia, the land where Leninism and Bolshevism first took root in 1917.

Gorbachev called off the Cold War in Europe by removing all of the causes on Moscow’s side of the historic divide.

Putin, a former KGB colonel, came to power in 1999 after the disastrous decadelong rule of Boris Yeltsin, who ran Russia into the ground.

In that year, 1999, Putin watched as America conducted a 78-day bombing campaign on Serbia, the Balkan nation that had historically been a protectorate of Mother Russia.

That year, also, three former Warsaw Pact nations, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland, were brought into NATO.

Against whom were these countries to be protected by U.S. arms and the NATO alliance, the question was fairly asked.

The question seemed to be answered fully in 2004, when Slovenia, Slovakia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Romania and Bulgaria were admitted into NATO, a grouping that included three former republics of the USSR itself, as well as three more former Warsaw Pact nations.

Then, in 2008, came the Bucharest declaration that put Georgia and Ukraine, both bordering on Russia, on a path to NATO membership.

Georgia, the same year, attacked its seceded province of South Ossetia, where Russian troops were acting as peacekeepers, killing some.

This triggered a Putin counterattack through the Roki Tunnel in North Ossetia that liberated South Ossetia and moved into Georgia all the way to Gori, the birthplace of Stalin. George W. Bush, who had pledged “to end tyranny in our world,” did nothing. After briefly occupying part of Georgia, the Russians departed but stayed as protectors of the South Ossetians.

The U.S. establishment has declared this to have been a Russian war of aggression, but an EU investigation blamed Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili for starting the war.

In 2014, a democratically elected pro-Russian president of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, was overthrown in Kyiv and replaced by a pro-Western regime. Rather than lose Sevastopol, Russia’s historic naval base in Crimea, Putin seized the peninsula and declared it Russian territory.

Teddy Roosevelt stole Panama with similar remorse.

Which brings us to today.

Whatever we may think of Putin, he is no Stalin. He has not murdered millions or created a gulag archipelago.

Nor is he “irrational,” as some pundits rail. He does not want a war with us, which would be worse than ruinous to us both.

Putin is a Russian nationalist, patriot, traditionalist and a cold and ruthless realist looking out to preserve Russia as the great and respected power it once was and he believes it can be again.

But it cannot be that if NATO expansion does not stop or if its sister state of Ukraine becomes part of a military alliance whose proudest boast is that it won the Cold War against the nation Putin has served all his life.

President Joe Biden almost hourly promises, “We are not going to war in Ukraine.” Why would he then not readily rule out NATO membership for Ukraine, which would require us to do something Biden himself says we Americans, for our own survival, should never do: go to war with Russia?


26 02 2022
Timothy D. Naegele

Thank you, Ray, as always.

Yes, I read his article and discounted it completely. Indeed, I posted on Twitter:

“Pat Buchanan is a pathetic apologist for the psychopathic KGB-trained killer Putin:

“Did We Provoke Putin’s War in Ukraine?”

And yes too, I have cited many of his articles over the years, and quoted from him.

He is of the Henry Kissinger “ilk” who surrounded Nixon, and sold out Taiwan years ago.

Kissinger has been a very astute articulate “traitor.” At one point, he reportedly told Admiral Elmo Zumwalt that the United States was in decline, and that he viewed his job as “cushioning the fall.”

See, e.g., (“Zumwalt, in Book, Says Kissinger Sees a Lack of U.S. Stamina”)

Needless to say, Ronald Reagan came along and turned such defeatist notions on their head; and the Soviet Union ceases to exist.

Lastly, Russia doesn’t have the ability to supply its forces in Ukraine; and ultimately it may be a bloodbath for them. Putin is a psychopathic killer; and at some point his life will end, the sooner the better, as I have written in my article above.

He and his cronies have stolen from the Russian people. I used to cite the figure of $70 billion for him alone, but it appears that the actual figure may be closer to $200 billion — not counting his Versailles-like palace near Sochi.

At the very least, he must be decapitated; and his cronies must be disposed of too.

See also (“Putin turns his attention to Finland and Sweden as Kremlin official warns nations – which both share border with Russia – that they will face ‘military consequences’ if they join NATO”) and (“Furious Putin prepares to use ‘father of all bombs’ as brave Ukrainians hold up advance: West warns Russia could use terror weapon that vaporizes bodies alongside a massive Amphibious assault as invaders run into fierce resistance in Kyiv”)

The only good Russian in Putin’s hierarchy is a dead Russian.


26 02 2022
H. Craig Bradley


Yes, and now we have John Kerry to give defeatist rhetoric around the world about why we can’t rather than how we can. Kerry is another loser globalist trying to advance himself without actually doing anything positive at all.


26 02 2022
Timothy D. Naegele

Yes, I agree completely, Craig.


26 02 2022
Timothy D. Naegele

See (“Sean Penn on Invasion of Ukraine: ‘If We Allow It to Fight Alone, Our Soul as America Is Lost’”)

I never thought that I would agree with Penn, but here I do.

Joe Biden could have implemented serious sanctions against the psychopathic KGB-trained killer Putin before the carnage began (e.g., denying Russia access to the SWIFT payments system; seizing the assets of Putin and his cronies), but he didn’t.

It’s as though Biden is truly brain dead and incompetent; or Putin has sufficient “dirt” on Biden and his son Hunter, the release of which might be devastating.

See also (“US government says Russia is planning to kill FAMILY MEMBERS of Ukrainian soldiers who won’t surrender to Putin’s troops”) and (“Outrage over Putin’s invasion mounts in Russia as Communist MP says ‘the war should be stopped’ and thousands take to streets across country leading to hundreds of arrests”) and (“‘We are not dealing with a sane person’: Former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky who was imprisoned for a decade by Putin says Russia’s president has ‘gone mad’ after he ordered the invasion of Ukraine”)


26 02 2022
Timothy D. Naegele

The other, pro-Putin, point of view:

“Putin has never lost a war. Here is how he’ll win in Ukraine”


At some moment in time, vicious despots disappear from this world, and are welcomed at the Gates of Hell by Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin and others.

Hopefully the Newsweek writer’s assessment is mistaken, and Putin’s life will end soon.

In 2010, I wrote the following article, which expressed the hope of this happening.

See (“Russia’s Putin Is A Killer”)

Like Hitler and Stalin before him, one man is responsible for this madness: Putin. Cut off the head of the snake, and it dies.


27 02 2022
Timothy D. Naegele

See (“Former President Trump Speaks at Conservative Political Action Conference |”)

An important speech, which is worth watching in its entirety.

What the former President did not discuss, much less in detail, is the idea of the United States being caught in twin pincers; namely, of Putin’s Russia and Xi Jinping’s China, which may also involve their agents.

For example, if we were subjected to debilitating Cyberattacks (e.g., which would degrade or bring down our access to the Internet and/or phone systems), whom would we target and would we be able to respond and restore the downed systems?

An EMP Attack is a very real threat, which has been discussed before.

See, e.g., (“EMP Attack: Only 30 Million Americans Survive”)

Or will Putin be among the next victims?

See (“Ukraine ‘obliterates Chechen special forces column with 56 tanks outside Kyiv and kills top general’ as battle for capital enters third day: Russian airstrike hits radioactive waste disposal site and UN says 240 civilians are dead”) and (“World rages at Putin’s war: Hundreds of thousands of protestors take to streets of London, Berlin, Madrid and South Korea in anger at invasion of Ukraine”) and (“Hunt for traitors in Kyiv: Ukrainian troops arrest and blindfold ‘Russian spies’ as Mayor Vitaly Klitschko warns anyone outside after curfew will be considered part of ‘enemy’s sabotage group'”)


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