Glenn Beck: Here’s what could be Russia’s long term goal in Ukraine

As observers watched Vladimir Putin’s troops smash into Ukraine, the thought has to arise: what is his long-term goal?

Putin has a history of playing chess while Western leaders are playing checkers, so there’s a high likelihood that his real goals are at least partially obscured, but Glenn Beck has some incredibly insightful observations. Hint: it seems irrational, but it isn’t, at least from Putin’s perspective.

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One of the most interesting questions comes around the 3:00 mark, where Glenn Beck describes the sort of blitzkrieg tactics used by Russia to bypass and cut off Ukrainian forces. Is this what’s behind the seeming disinterest in pitched battles that is shown by the Russians?