Russia Must Not Be Crippled, But Destroyed Like The Soviet Union Before It

30 04 2022

  By Timothy D. Naegele[1]

The Soviet Union is dead and buried. I was in Berlin when it happened; and I cheered it on.[2]  Soviet soldiers were selling their uniforms and plumbing fixtures from their barracks, and going back to “tent cities” in the once-mighty USSR.

It was a humiliating experience for them.  Having been a KGB killer in East Germany (or the DDR), surely Vladimir Putin remembers this well.  The “Iron Curtain” that separated East from West crumbled overnight; and the ominous guard towers were gone.

Pat Buchanan—an adviser to Presidents Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford, and a former GOP presidential aspirant himself—has asked “Will Putin Submit To US-Imposed ‘Weakening’?”[3]  The answer is that he will not have a choice if he is dead and buried, like Adolf Hitler before him. As I have written previously:

Russia is weaker today than the former USSR before it collapsed.  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.”  Once Putin is gone, Russia may be dismembered—never to rise again—with China taking part (e.g., Siberia, which it covets) and the rest becoming independent states like the former Yugoslavia.

Each of the new states will act in its own best interests, just as has been true in the former Yugoslavia, and among the countries that were spun off from the USSR—which have thrived as part of the West. Putinism will not survive Putin.  It will suffer an ignominious death, like its namesake; and constitute a tragic watershed in history, like Adolf Hitler’s “Thousand Year Reich” and Nazism.[4]

If this does not happen, China will likely move on Taiwan; and World War III may have begun in earnest.[5]  Having given us the deadly Coronavirus pandemic, Taiwan would be the next logical step for Xi Jinping and China’s other despotic rulers.

After all, they have snuffed out Hong Kong’s fledgling democracy; enslaved approximately 1 million ethnic minorities including the Uyghurs; used EMP weapons to “fry” Indian soldiers in their border war with that country; and implemented draconian Covid restrictions in Shanghai and elsewhere.[6]

All of this hinges on the death of Putin.[7]  He must be butchered; symbolically torn from limb to limb; and it must happen now, not weeks or months from now.  His death may partially atone for the sins of Hitler, Joseph Stalin and Mao Tse-tung—each a mass killer who will welcome Putin at the Gates of Hell.

When the first Ukrainian died, Putin should have died.[8]


© 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]  As stated previously:

When [Joseph Stalin’s] military forces entered Berlin at the end of World War II, they raped an estimated 2 million German women, the largest mass raping and degradation of women in human history.  A former secretary of mine was a young girl there; and she told me that she had seen things which were unspeakable, and no human being should ever see.

See (“Putin Must Die Now”) and (“Russians Are The Walking Dead”)

[3]  See (“Will Putin Submit to US-Imposed ‘Weakening’?”) (“[T]he new, or newly revealed, goal of U.S. policy in Ukraine is not just the defeat and retreat of the invading Russian army but the crippling of Russia as a world power.  . . .  Putin’s Russia is not to recover soon or ever from the beating we intend to administer, using Ukrainians to deliver the beating, over an extended period of time.”)

[4]  See (“The Death Of Putin And Russia: The Final Chapter Of The Cold War”)

[5]  See, e.g., (“China Calls Russia Relationship a ‘New Model’ for the World”)

[6]  See, e.g. (“Locked down in Shanghai, I’ve caught a glimpse of our techno-dystopian future”) and (“China is not sneering at us any more: Blockading families in their homes, forcing children to wear hazmat suits, robot dogs patrolling the streets… the new Chinese Covid crackdown is brutal – as life in the despised West is back to normal”)

[7]  See (“Vladimir Putin is set to declare ‘all-out war’ on Ukraine ‘within DAYS’ and will launch a general mobilisation of the population, as ex-Nato chief warns the West must ‘gear itself up’ for ‘worst case scenario’ conflict with Russia”)

[8]  See (“Putin ‘to undergo cancer operation and hand power to hardline ex-spy chief’, says ‘Kremlin insider’ in shock claim”); see also supra n.3.



8 responses

30 04 2022
Claudia Bradshaw

I was there too. One month after communism fell.


30 04 2022
Timothy D. Naegele

It was an exciting time, as you know Claudia.

My first trip to Europe was 20 years after World War II ended; and I drove into West Berlin, and walked into the eastern sector.

On later trips, I went up to guard towers patrolled by armed soldiers, and the fence – or the Iron Curtain – which prevented one from going farther.

Putin was refining his “skills” as a KGB killer in East Germany (or the DDR), which was considered the most ruthless regime in the Soviet Union’s orbit.

After the USSR collapsed, I went back to that same spot where the guard tower had stood, and it was gone. There was nothing left of the fence; and with usual West German efficiency, the road went to a small town in what had been the DDR.

On various trips, I traveled extensively in what had been the DDR, and drove a Trabant one day, which was surely a dinosaur vis-a-vis German and American cars.

It was an exciting time in history, which – when juxtaposed against the war in Ukraine – makes Putin’s atrocities and barbarism seem like a visit to the suffering of the past, rather than a harbinger of the future.

I am convinced that only when he is dead will this madness end. Then, the rebuilding process in Ukraine will take years; and the world must honor those Ukrainians who gave their lives and sacrificed so much.

See also (“Russia Will Quit International Space Station Over Sanctions”)

This latest report underscores how the Russians are losing so much, with dramatically more to come. One man, Putin, has destroyed their place in history, and confined them to being hated global pariahs for at least a generation.


30 04 2022
Richard Schultz

Tim, RCS I think I got your message. You didn’t mention Moscow’s ordate tiled and chandler’d subways ! RCS


1 05 2022
Timothy D. Naegele

The Great Schultz, no I didn’t.

Somehow the grandeur of the czars, and Russia’s distant past, did not fit in with a discussion of Vladimir Putin’s latest atrocities and his demise.


1 05 2022
Larry Browne

As usual, your language is becoming more unhinged, and your Biden – like symptoms more pronounced.

We do not want to destroy the Russian people, only Putin himself and his gang of thugs !!!

Do you not realize the difference ???

Would you like someone to destroy the American people ???


1 05 2022
Timothy D. Naegele

Thank you as always, Larry, for your thoughts.

First, as a practical matter, Russians are hated globally and blamed for Putin’s barbarism and atrocities. As I have said many times, it is likely that they will be treated as global pariahs for at least a generation (e.g., banned from international sports competitions; shut down economically).

Women and young mothers are particularly incensed as they see their Ukrainian counterparts raped and mutilated before being killed.

This is Putin’s pattern of conduct since his days with the KGB in the DDR. He is a professional killer, arguably much worse than Adolf Hitler. Putin has a real blood thirst for killing.

And no, vast numbers of Russians are not opposing his atrocities. One poll put his supporters at 80 percent. Accurate polling in Russia is difficult if not impossible. But surely those Russians who support his barbarism have blood on their hands.

Next, like it or not, Americans have been hated globally because of (1) our Vietnam War; and then (2) George W. Bush’s/the Neocons’ and their state sponsor’s war in Iraq. Arguably 5,000 Americans died and many more were maimed, and trillions of dollars were wasted, for nothing.

Lastly, I am incensed that Putin’s barbarism is occurring. Perhaps you are not. I have followed his career since his rise to power with Boris Yeltsin. He should have been terminated years ago.

Historically, the USSR’s collapse may be followed by Russia’s implosion as described in my article above, with the creation of new states that might flourish.

Also, Putin may be dead soon.

See, e.g., (“Putin ‘to undergo cancer operation and hand power to hardline ex-spy chief’, says ‘Kremlin insider’ in shock claim”) and (“Vladimir Putin is suffering from early stage Dementia & his paranoia is driving him insane, says former KGB agent”); see also (“Putin’s nuke blackmail threat unravels ‘St Petersburg and Moscow wiped out in 90 seconds!”) and (“Russian officers in dismay at Putin’s orders which leave 400 soldiers dead a day”) and (“‘Explosion’ rocks arms factory deep inside Russia: Ukraine official”)

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15 05 2022
Timothy D. Naegele

German Swine

I have traveled to and throughout Germany many times, the ancestral home of my father’s family, a husband and wife who had 16 children, and came to the United States from Rottweil, Germany in 1849, before Ellis Island was established for immigrants.

They settled in New Ulm, Minnesota, not far from Minneapolis; and the husband served with the Union Army’s Minnesota Regiment during our Civil War.

Today, in another faraway land, Ukraine, courageous patriots are fighting for their freedoms against the KGB-trained killer Vladimir Putin and his butchers, who savagely kill and/or rape men, women and children, or ship them to Russia where they will never be heard from again.

Recently, someone from Germany complained about one of my comments, in which I stated:

More good news from Ukraine?

“Was Putin’s missing Black Sea admiral on board the Moskva?”

My question was as simple as that, yet apparently it offended some German swine.

Do Nazis exist in Germany today, who seek to cut off free speech, and who support Putin and his vicious thugs? Is this why Germany has been slow to support the efforts of NATO countries to bring about a total victory for Ukraine?

Has this German hun forgotten that when the Soviet (or Russian) forces overran Berlin at the end of World War II, they raped an estimated 2 million German women, the largest mass raping of women in human history?

One of my former secretaries was a young girl there, and said that what she had witnessed should not be seen by any other human being.

See also (“Is Germany’s leader so soft on Russia because he’s an ex-Marxist?”)


20 05 2022
Timothy D. Naegele

Pat Buchanan Is A Coward And A Spineless Traitor

See (“Quo Vadis, Mother Russia”)

With the exceptions of the Vietnam War, and the Iraq War that George W. Bush waged against Saddam Hussein on behalf of the Neocons’ state sponsor Israel, the world has not witnessed cruelty perpetrated against human beings comparable to Putin’s butchery in Ukraine since the days of Adolf Hitler and his Nazi thugs. The latter were brought to justice on the battlefields of Europe and in the post-war Nuremberg trials.

Without Putin’s death and the implosion of Russia, and without Russians being treated as pariahs globally for at least a generation, future depots will be encouraged. Unless Putin and his Russians pay with their lives and their country, the cycle will be repeated. Despots like Hitler and Putin will arise again and again, and millions of innocents will suffer.


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