In his column for the conservative British magazine, Theodoracopulos recalled the Russian field marshal's tactics during the war against Napoleon, and suggested that in one important way, they were similar to Russian President "Uncle Vlad" Putin's air operation against the terrorists in Syria: both men sought to avoid the risks of getting bogged down, and both men succeeded.
The Russian commander, Mikhail Kutuzov, "[let] mother nature take care of the invasion," with his Cossacks "harry[ing] the retreating French, never engaging, just inflicting pin pricks, in a sort of slow torture never experienced before or since."
After the Russian campaign, the columnist wryly noted, "Napo never won anything important again. Mother Russia had defeated him as it defeated Hitler 130 years later."
"Which brings me to the present. Unlike the clowns of the EU and the bungling Americans, Uncle Vlad did a Kutuzov, went into Syria, avoided the risks of getting bogged down and, having lost only one aircraft that was shot down by a NATO power supposedly on his side, departed the quagmire with maximum results."
At the same time, Theodoracopulos sardonically added, "that fool of a Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond…warns us not to cheer because it would be 'like praising a man who stopped beating his wife'. Well, I don't beat women in general and my wife in particular, so I wouldn't know. What I do know is that Putin is authentic…the type who wins wars, a spontaneous and courageous leader who has shown up the West as a paper tiger."
"…And he didn't declare mission accomplished, a declaration that has proved fatal in the case of Iraq and Libya. This is the man the clowns in Brussels tried to bluff with Circe-like songs to Ukraine, so he took back Crimea as a bonus. His standing by Assad has shown up Uncle Sam yet again as an unreliable ally when the going gets tough."
This, Theodoracopulos writes, compares very favorably with the US's stance in Yemen, where Washington continues to look idly by as the Saudi-led coalition bombs unarmed people and hospitals in their campaign against the Houthis, their cowardice in the face of anti-aircraft fire leaving them flying too high to hit legitimate targets.
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