Putin addresses his nation—and calls people opposed to him inside Russia ‘scum’ and traitors to be spit out

The speech of Russian president Vladimir Putin was perhaps the best showcase of a war in Ukraine not going according to plan, and Putin backed in the corner as Russian oligarchs ponder their future finances.

There’s a number of possibilities as Putin desperately tries to rationalize the invasion of Ukraine, with one of the worst case scenarios still being on the table.

Pray that World War III doesn’t happen…