Have we been too polite with the terminology we use to refer to Vladimir Putin?

Why do world leaders refer to him as the “president” of Russia? Why not use the one word that perhaps sums him up most aptly: terrorist.

From Wikipedia: “Terrorism, in its broadest sense, is the use of violence and fear to achieve an ideological aim. The term is used in this regard primarily to refer to intentional violence during peacetime or in the context of war against noncombatants (mostly civilians and neutral military personnel).”

I think that pretty much sums up Putin’s longtime reign of terror in Russia. He has used violence and fear in maintaining the police state in his country while he and his cronies have enriched themselves.

Now he is terrorizing and murdering the people of Ukraine, and terrorizing whole world with his implied threats of nuclear war.

It’s time, I think, for the White House and other political institutions to call it like it is: Vladimir Putin is the world’s biggest terrorist right now, as well as the biggest murderer. He shouldn’t be treated as the legitimate leader of the oppressed people of Russia. He controls it by fear and violence, and now he is trying to do it to the whole world. But we have seen what happened to the leaders of other terrorist organizations in recent years. Putin’s fate will be the same.

As previously quoted and paraphrased: “A violent man shall have a violent death. He who lives by the sword dies by the sword.”

Consider this an add-on to the preceding post, which I wrote very late last night after doing a post for The Naturism Community.

— Jillian