President Putin Walking in King Herodâ€™s Footsteps
After our discussions last week about President Putinâ€™s desire to ban the adoption of Russian children by Americans, Iâ€™m seeing more and more parallels between him and the infamous King Herod.Â The power trip, the paranoia, the ill-regard for the populaceâ€¦.
The slaughter of the innocents.
Surely if Putin signs the anti-adoption bill into law, it will result in the deaths of thousands of children who are going to age-out of the system, and end up on the streets, or commit suicide, when they could have been adopted and had a loving family of their own.
Both Putin and Herod are known for their brutality, and one can only imagine that if the Holy Land ever had a KGB, that Herod would have headed it.Â Due to his paranoia, Herod banished his first wife and son, then killed one of his ten wives and three of his fourteen children.
Today, not many are paying attention, but Putinâ€™s wife, Lyudmila Putina, has only been spotted twice in the last two years.Â Some believe that Russiaâ€™s missing First Lady has either been divorced long ago, or been banished to a convent, much like Ivan the Terrible rid himself of wife after wife.Â Her very rare public appearances bolster Vladimir Putinâ€™s image, while the public relations team works overtime to keep his young and famous girlfriends out of the public eye.
Likewise, his two daughters, in their mid-20s, are not seen publicly and no family photos of them have ever been released.Â Curious?Â Careful?
King Herod enjoyed numerous palaces, from Caesarea Maritima, to Masada, to Herodium, to Jerusalem, and more.Â The opulence and wealth were his treasured trappings, much as President Putin revels in his access to 20 palaces and villas, a fleet of 58 aircraft, and fourÂ yachts.
So, what finally led to King Herodâ€™s demise?
Chronic kidney disease and genital gangrene.
One can only surmise what might lead to Putinâ€™s passing of power when the time comes.
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