Growing up in New York City it was inevitable that I was exposed to hearing a variety of Yiddish words and phrases. Some of those stuck with me and while I seldom have an opportunity to use them there are certain situations when they very succinctly describe a person or situation. One of those gems is the word “nebbish.”
Nebbish – A pitifully weak, ineffectual person.
Several commentators have described the relationship between Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama as a game in which the former is playing chess and the latter playing marbles. That description might understate Putin’s gamesmanship and abilities and Obama’s inadequacies.
Putin is not a nice guy. He is cruel, ruthless and determined. He also has a game plan and is not afraid to implement it. The recent events in Crimea illustrate his ability to take advantage of his assets having analyzed his opponent’s weaknesses. He has…
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