RUSH: So, anyway, the coverage that the American people are getting about Ukraine, Obama being laughed at, it’s really being obscured by the 24/7 coverage of the missing Malaysian airliner, which has to be frustrating to Putin. I mean, look at how much money he has spent on plastic surgery, Botox injections, preparation for his star turn on the world stage. I mean, he’s gone out there and he’s fought with bears and he’s gone fishing and hunting. He’s taken the shirt off. He’s got the Botox. He’s been lifting weights, maybe taking steroids. He’s been doing everything he can to look like an American superhero actor, and he can’t buy 30 seconds of media time because we’re focused on the Malaysian airliner. He’s gotta be really mad.
An angry KGB guy is something we don’t want to deal with. A KGB guy in his natural state, bad enough, but now he’s spent all this money being noticed for his big moment on the world stage, reassembling the Soviet Union, and nobody is seeing it, which means, folks, that he’s going to have to amp it up. He’s going to have to do even more to call attention to himself and get the media focused on him. Well, maybe he could find the plane and be done with it. Maybe Russian technology could be that which finds the plane, who knows. He’s gotta do something. Obviously annexing Ukraine and Crimea, not enough. He could take over Poland. Hell, he could make a move on Germany. I mean, any number of things, but I’m just telling you, Putin has spent a lot of time and a lot of money — well, the Olympics, all to get noticed and he can’t bump this Malaysian airline off the front page.