British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond seems to have only just discovered that Russian President Vladimir Putin is a tyrant, despite that he invaded Georgia and Ukrain, ordered the assassination of an agent on London streets, and protects other tyrants in the UN, from Syria's Assad to Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe.
Hammond was quoted as saying that Putin was "acting like a tyrant" over Ukraine. "This man (Putin) has sent troops across an international border and occupied another country's territory in the 21st century, acting like some mid-20th century tyrant. Civilised nations do not behave like that," he said.
What about Robert Mugabe whom the British are keeping mum on? He is kidnapping protestors right on the streets and torturing them inside Parliament Buildings as reported yesterday.