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Vladimir Putin calls John McCain 'nuts' in outspoken attack
The Telegraph ^ | 12/15/2011 | Alex Spillius

Posted on 12/15/2011 8:11:15 AM PST by izzatzo

Vladimir Putin has launched an extraordinary attack on US Senator John McCain in which he also implicated Washington in the killing of Libyan dictator Col Muammar Gaddafi.

The Russian prime minister called the former presidential candidate “nuts” in response to Twitter comment about Russia’s parliamentary elections that drew allegations of fraud and triggered large protests.

Mr McCain’s tweet read: "Dear Vlad, The Arab Spring is coming to a neighbourhood near you."

Mr Putin turned stony faced when asked about the tweet on his annual televised phone-in.

"Mr McCain fought in Vietnam. I think that he has enough blood of peaceful citizens on his hands. It must be impossible for him to live without these disgusting scenes anymore.

"Mr McCain was captured and they kept him not just in prison, but in a pit for several years," he said. "Anyone [in his place] would go nuts."

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


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KEYWORDS: mccain; nuts; putin; vladimir
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Hey, hey, ho, ho, McNasty, the Rooskies are onto you, they're coming to take you away. Of course, most of us are way ahead of ol' Vlad when it comes to knowing that you are INSANE. Obligatory; but, we appreciate your service.
1 posted on 12/15/2011 8:11:20 AM PST by izzatzo
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To: izzatzo
McCain fought in Vietnam

But he got famous for wrecking planes and getting caught by the enemy.

2 posted on 12/15/2011 8:16:04 AM PST by digger48
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To: izzatzo

It’s pretty severe when a guy like Putin starts calling you nuts.


3 posted on 12/15/2011 8:16:23 AM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: izzatzo
Mr McCain’s tweet read: "Dear Vlad, The Arab Spring is coming to a neighbourhood near you."

So, Juan still thinks the 'Arab Spring' is some sort of liberating movement that will lead to freedom democracy for all?

4 posted on 12/15/2011 8:17:23 AM PST by Will88
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To: izzatzo
When he says, they kept him not just in prison, but in a pit we shouldn't forget, it was the Russians who did this. They were behind the whole thing.
5 posted on 12/15/2011 8:17:45 AM PST by Track9
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To: izzatzo

And in other news, the pot called the kettle black ...


6 posted on 12/15/2011 8:19:32 AM PST by riverdawg
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To: izzatzo
Putin & McCain need to meet in the octagon.

Hopefully they'll choke each other out.

7 posted on 12/15/2011 8:20:18 AM PST by skeeter
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To: izzatzo

What gall that this egomaniac lectures any American, yes, even McCain, about “the blood of peaceful citizens” being on anyone’s hands. Vlad must think we have forgotten Stalin’s atrocities. Russian history is marinated in the blood of peaceful citizens.


8 posted on 12/15/2011 8:21:02 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: izzatzo

So this is where we are? A high-ranking senator conducting foreign relations via Twitter?

Maybe we really are better off that McCain lost the election.


9 posted on 12/15/2011 8:21:02 AM PST by newheart (Newt's a loose cannon, but at least he knows who the real target is.)
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To: Will88

Yep, oblivious/in denial to the further advances of radical Islam.


10 posted on 12/15/2011 8:22:34 AM PST by izzatzo ( Anybody but Obamney and Huntsman--Bachmann/???, 2012.)
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To: izzatzo

Blind squirrel/acorn/once in a while

stopped clock/2x/day


11 posted on 12/15/2011 8:22:40 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (To Obama, bipartisanship is giving the opposition the opportunity to do as they are told. (WGensert))
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To: izzatzo
"Vladimir Putin calls John McCain 'nuts' in outspoken attack"

I knew there was something I liked about this guy.

12 posted on 12/15/2011 8:23:22 AM PST by Cable225 (TACT is for those not witty enough for sarcasm!)
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To: izzatzo

McCain was shot off a carrier one too many times but I appreciate his service. My dad served with him.


13 posted on 12/15/2011 8:25:15 AM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Want To Learn To Love Better, You Should Start With A Friend Who You Hate")
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To: newheart

He is trying to keep up with daughter Meghan. Seriously, does not this Senator have anything better to do than tweet. Also shows us he does believe in the Arab Spring.


14 posted on 12/15/2011 8:25:45 AM PST by taterjay
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To: newheart
So this is where we are? A high-ranking senator conducting foreign relations via Twitter?

So this is where we are? A high-ranking senator conducting foreign relations trying to start World War III via Twitter?

FIFY

15 posted on 12/15/2011 8:26:24 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Free TOTUS)
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To: izzatzo

Irrespective of what I think about McCain, I would bet that Putin would be intolerable to be around. His ego appears too big to fit on one planet comfortably.


16 posted on 12/15/2011 8:27:24 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Cable225

The “peaceful” citizens were in South Vietnam and they got bombed by MiGS flown by Russian pilots.


17 posted on 12/15/2011 8:27:40 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Will88
So, Juan still thinks the 'Arab Spring' is some sort of liberating movement that will lead to freedom democracy for all?:

More proof that McCain's nuts...

18 posted on 12/15/2011 8:29:14 AM PST by GOPJ (Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, Than a fatted calf with hatred - Proverbs 15)
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To: digger48

I agree with the headline.


19 posted on 12/15/2011 8:29:14 AM PST by svcw (God's Grace - thank you!)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

I don’t care to spend anytime with either of them, nor do I care to have McCain as a US Senator, but we’re stuck with him.


20 posted on 12/15/2011 8:32:24 AM PST by izzatzo ( Anybody but Obamney and Huntsman--Bachmann/???, 2012.)
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To: izzatzo

Putin only objects when McCain is NOT acting nuts.


21 posted on 12/15/2011 8:38:50 AM PST by rhombus
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To: newheart

“So this is where we are? A high-ranking senator conducting foreign relations via Twitter?”

Yes, we really are.

“Maybe we really are better off that McCain lost the election.”

Actually, he won his last election. But, let’s not overreact now - perhaps the good citizens of Arizona will decide to elect new representation five years from now.


22 posted on 12/15/2011 8:41:15 AM PST by ngat
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To: izzatzo

This is hilarious, political apparatchiks engaged in Tweet wars, nanny nanny boo boo.


23 posted on 12/15/2011 8:42:27 AM PST by montyspython ((Romney-Perry-Obama ... No Way))
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To: Will88
Putin has a valid point regarding McCain.

McCain is the sponsor of the detention bill which includes US citizens on US soil.

He also vocally sided with Obama by-passing congress on Libyan war. He recently called citizens Hobbits and isolationists for not going along with big government agenda.

His McCain Feingold bill helped Soros fund his anti-American propaganda groups and parts ruled unconstitutional...

24 posted on 12/15/2011 8:43:18 AM PST by opentalk
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To: izzatzo

McCain - and many other establishment types in Congress - need to lose the next election.

McCain is long past needing to retire, for decades he has horse-traded away America.

America needs mature, responsible men who will serve as good stewards in Congress, not men bent on staying in office. Desperately.

Mr. McCain, thank you for your service.


25 posted on 12/15/2011 8:46:11 AM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves.)
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To: NeoCaveman
So this is where we are? A high-ranking senator conducting foreign relations trying to start World War III via Twitter?

No, just your average U.S. senator insulting the leader of a foreign country which possesses nuclear weapons. Ironically, I'm more inclined to support Putin's approach to dealing with the so called Arab Spring, which might more correctly be called militant Islam against the Christian world.

26 posted on 12/15/2011 8:47:48 AM PST by OldCorps
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To: digger48
McCain fought in Vietnam

But he got famous for wrecking planes and getting caught by the enemy.

I lost count. Did he actually make Ace for the other side?
27 posted on 12/15/2011 8:48:03 AM PST by BikerJoe
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To: izzatzo

"Takes one to know one"?

28 posted on 12/15/2011 9:05:09 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: newheart

“So this is where we are? A high-ranking senator conducting foreign relations via Twitter?”

And issuing threats. Yes. If a private person did that to another, it would be a crime, and the offender would be designated a cyberstalker.

Lieutenant Commander McCain died in Vietnam. That man perished under torture, in the service of his nation. What was sent back to us is a broken husk which has been methodically broken down, hollowed out, deformed and conditioned to the satisfaction of masters. While ‘nuts’ is too discourteous a description, ‘unstable’ is too kind.


29 posted on 12/15/2011 9:06:37 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: izzatzo
I knew there just had to be something I liked about Putin.

There it is.

30 posted on 12/15/2011 9:07:21 AM PST by Carry_Okie (The Democrats are and always have been the Party of the Extremely Rich, the Party of Slavery.)
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To: izzatzo

For once, I agree with Putin.

In fact, I’ll start a collection for Putin to take McKennedy and put him in the nastiest Russian prison in existance.

And then throw away the key.

McKennedy is an ass.


31 posted on 12/15/2011 9:07:47 AM PST by Da Coyote (Liberalism - when you absolutely, positively have no ability to produce wealth.)
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To: izzatzo

Putin as former KGB officer probably had access to his record from the NorthVietComs.


32 posted on 12/15/2011 9:11:09 AM PST by AU72
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To: GOPJ
McCain ran ads of him walking the Mexican border, ..border issues and security would be his priority if re-elected.

As senator from AZ he has not spoken out against Fast and Furious or border agents death, Mexican deaths.

He is focused on being senator of the world and Arab spring.

33 posted on 12/15/2011 9:11:32 AM PST by opentalk
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"Say What ?"

34 posted on 12/15/2011 9:11:50 AM PST by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: Carry_Okie

McCain should have been put out to pasture long ago.


35 posted on 12/15/2011 9:14:50 AM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: Carry_Okie

McCain should have been put out to pasture long ago.


36 posted on 12/15/2011 9:15:12 AM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: izzatzo
I'm disgusted with the number of FReepers who side with Vladimir Putin, the ex-KGB agent who is destroying whatever semblance of democracy Russia had so he can be autocrat for life over an American war hero and former candidate for President.

So what if McCain is a RINO and disliked on this forum??? He is an American from a distinguished family who has spent his life in service to his country. And you would choose a closet communist dictator over him? God help the USA.

37 posted on 12/15/2011 9:37:08 AM PST by colorado tanker
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To: izzatzo

I understand that Putin has a better than even shot at getting the GOP nomination this time around.


38 posted on 12/15/2011 9:40:25 AM PST by EricT. (Is a country that would re-elect Baroke Hussein Owebama really worth saving?)
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To: izzatzo

Get in line, Vlad!


39 posted on 12/15/2011 9:43:11 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: colorado tanker

I suspect it’s less a matter of “taking sides” with Putin than disgust at the sheer stupidity, arrogance and wrongheadedness of McCain’s message, plus the fact that it’s typical of the man.


40 posted on 12/15/2011 9:46:06 AM PST by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: Track9
it was the Russians who did this. They were behind the whole thing.

True dat...
Talk about killing innocent people the VC were pure evil.
Soviet recruited trained and financed. That Old Stalinist putin never misses chance to revise their wicked and black history.

Never-the-less, I pray that Putin comes to a saving knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

18. Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope:

19. That say, Let him make speed, and hasten his work, that we may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw nigh and come, that we may know it!

20. Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

21.Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!

22. Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink:

23.Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!

24.Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.


41 posted on 12/15/2011 9:49:52 AM PST by jokar (The Church age is the only age man will be able to glorify Christ, http://www.basictraining.org/)
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To: Interesting Times
Well then, color me stupid too. I agree with McCain. It is time the Arab Spring found Vlad. He stole the election in a naked power grab. Russians see that. I guess FReepers don't.

I long ago concluded dealing with this guy as "pooty-poot" or with the "reset button" was a really bad idea. Time to be blunt. Tear down the wall - again.

42 posted on 12/15/2011 9:52:26 AM PST by colorado tanker
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To: colorado tanker
McInsane's...service to our country is to help elect Barack Hussein Obama by his appeasing campaign. We may not have a country in a few years thanks to John McCain's...service to our country.

I am sick and tired of the McCainiacs asking us to genuflect to this creep. He is a bitter and evil man and appeases the Democrats out of his reflex of appeasing the Communists when he was ensconsed somewhere in then North Vietnam.

p.s. We also have McCain to thank for looney George Soros controlling McCain's beloved Democrat party. George Soros was able to buy the Democratic party for bargain basement prices thanks to McCain/Feingold. And former Nazi collaborator George Soros is using the Democratic party to collapse America. A collapse from which he is making a tidy sum.

43 posted on 12/15/2011 9:52:26 AM PST by Stepan12
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To: Sooth2222

Hey! Vlad! You and your stupid looking horse, too! What, do they ride dogs in Russia? I mean besides for sex.


44 posted on 12/15/2011 10:00:53 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Stepan12
Your rant makes even less sense than McCain on a bad day.

If you would rather be governed by a Putin than a McCain, I really wonder what you are doing here. But that's not an America where I would want to live.

45 posted on 12/15/2011 10:04:48 AM PST by colorado tanker
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To: colorado tanker
I'm disgusted with the number of FReepers who side with Vladimir Putin

Agree with you. Putin is trying for a new style of Soviet dictatorship. Many Freepers are whacked. I'll take the Vietnam vet, thanks.

46 posted on 12/15/2011 10:14:27 AM PST by Siena Dreaming
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To: Interesting Times

You think it’s “arrogant” to tell a dictator that he’s likely to be toppled? Uh....right.


47 posted on 12/15/2011 10:17:59 AM PST by Siena Dreaming
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To: izzatzo

McCain sucks. With that said, I am a bit shocked that anyone here would side with a foreign autocratic, murderous thug over an American veteran.


48 posted on 12/15/2011 10:18:14 AM PST by douginthearmy (Still undecided.)
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To: Psalm 144
Lieutenant Commander McCain died in Vietnam.

Nah, he was incompetent long before that. 8th from the bottom of his class at the Naval Academy. Arrogant and cocky. Crashed a bunch of airplanes. He'd be waiting tables if it weren't for who his daddy and grandaddy were.

49 posted on 12/15/2011 10:19:05 AM PST by KevinB (We'll stop treating Obama like a dog when he stops treating us like a fire hydrant - Fred Grandy)
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To: Will88

The delusion on that is strong on the Left, I see examples of it at least weekly. Which explains why McCain seems to harbor that particular delusion among others.


50 posted on 12/15/2011 10:22:39 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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