Congratulations to all you poor souls in Russia. It appears Mr. Putin has arranged to have himself elected emperor once again, and some of you must be wondering, Where is our Cassius, where our Noble Brutus?
Killing leaders is getting more difficult these days. It used to be you just went out, bought a hand gun, and walked up to a leader and shot him (most have been hims--don't recall many female leaders being assassinated, although I assume some of you in Germany and the U.K. may have Angela Merkel or QEII in your sights). Now, these paranoid potentates hide behind armies of bodyguards and bullet proof glass, so what is a self-respecting assassin supposed to do?
Glad you asked. First, it helps if you're rich, then all you have to do is funnel millions into their campaigns, and they'll do anything you ask (pass legislation, pose for pictures, suck your dick...)
If you are part of the billions on this planet you lack the money, a little due diligence comes in handy. Since most leaders like to pretend they are backed by the people, you need to figure out what people actually like the leader (generally, mindless saps in the military, because face it, what leader is going to teach someone how to kill efficiently unless he is sure that person will not use the same gun to foment rebellion. So, buy a uniform at the local thrift store (or kill a soldier for his uniform and sew up the bullet hole), and then make sure you are part of the crowd the next time your leader appears. Who would think twice about one soldier with a gun when the entire crowd is comprised of soldiers with guns.
So, arghhh, hellp.... (whack, smash, head dented into monitor)