A bit of everything because everyone has to get opinionated when something is bugging you!
These are segments from Hitch's speech "Axis of Evil" given on March 8th, 2005 at the University of Western Ontario.
Christopher Hitchens warns about Vladimir Putin
April 1, 2017
The speech mainly focused on the dictatorships of Iraq, Iran, and North Korea. In these clips however, the Russian regime, ruled by Vladimir Putin (then, and still now), is mentioned. The similarities between these small, tribal, theocratic regimes and that of Putin's Russia is hauntingly similar. Considering this speech was also over a decade ago, Hitch's comments on Putin and Russian indignation are strikingly prophetic.
PAY UP YOUR TAXES!!
The newcomers need the money, now!
Putin at the airport
Vladimir Putin arrives at an airport, gets in line at customs desk.
Customs officer: Occupation?
Putin: No, just visiting.
A Ukrainian intelligence chief in an interview with Sky News over the weekend also claimed that Putin is in "very bad psychological and physical condition and he is very sick", and rejected the suggestion he was making the claims as part of Ukraine's information war with Russia.
“Since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, historians have become both more accurate and more honest -- fractionally more brave, one might say-- about that 'other' cleansing of the regions and peoples that were ground to atoms between the upper and nether millstones of Hitlerism and Stalinism. One of the most objective chroniclers is Professor Timothy Snyder of Yale University. In his view, it is still 'Operation Reinhardt,' or the planned destruction of Polish Jewry, that is to be considered as the centerpiece of what we commonly call the Holocaust, in which of the estimated 5.7 million Jewish dead, 'roughly three million were prewar Polish citizens.' We should not at all allow ourselves to forget the millions of non-Jewish citizens of Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, and other Slav territories who were also massacred. But for me the salient fact remains that anti-Semitism was the regnant, essential, organizing principle of all the other National Socialist race theories. It is thus not to be thought of as just one prejudice among many.”
-- Christopher Hitchens,
Hitch 22: A Memoir
Three months of war: "Russian soldiers refuse to fight and recruitment offices set on fire"
Christopher Hitchens well knew Putin the warmonger!