I got to thinking about the ex-president of Russia and current RF puppet master and how, publicly at least, he seems to be the most alpha (ex) president out there. So here are my top fourpoints to prove that Vladimir Putin is indeed as alpha as they come.
4 – Fearless
Love him or hate him, VP is one guy who doesn’t mince words. Here are some of his finest quotes:
(On how to deal with questions from French Journalists)
“If you want to become an Islamic radical and have yourself circumcised, I invite you to come to Moscow. I would recommend that he who does the surgery does it so you’ll have nothing growing back, afterward.”
(On doing what you’re told)
“You must obey the law, always, not only when they grab you by your special place.”
(About the Soviet Union)
“Anyone who doesn't regret the passing of the Soviet Union has no heart. Anyone who wants it restored has no brains.”
“Russia doesn't negotiate with terrorists. It destroys them.”
“I am going to hang Saakashvili by the balls”
3 – Master or the arts
VP is a master of sport in both Judo and Sambo and even has his own judo DVD and book. Currently he is a 6th dan black belt and apparently has a wicked sweeping hip throw.
I find it hard to imagine Gordon Brown performing a sleek martial arts move so props to Putin for being a judo bad-ass.
The fact is Putin is both a former president and a legitimate figher, a unique combinatio i think you'll agree.
2 – Hunter gatherer
Not much to say here apart from the ex president likes to hunt and fish, extreme publicity no-shirt style. The picture, i believe, says it all. If you ever wound up in a forest, stuck for food all you would need would be the ex-president right there and you would have no problems hunting your way back to civilisation. His macho antics never fail to impress Russians, along with his horse-riding, deep-sea-diving, motorbike-riding, judo-fighting and tiger-hunting of course...
1 – Life saver
That’s right, and not just the saver of one life – but a whole TV crew! Putin’s most recent act of rugged manliness was to save a TV crew from a Siberian tiger. According to reports Putin was arriving with a group of wildlife specialists to see a trapped Amur tiger when it escaped and ran towards a nearby camera crew. Putin quickly shot the beast and sedated it with a tranquilizer gun.
That's right, Putin shot a tiger and saved a TV crew. Can you imagine that shit happening in England?
Love and hate aside, this is one ex-president with some serious balls!