Skip to comments.Vladimir Putin calls John McCain 'nuts' in outspoken attack
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 Russias parliamentary elections that drew allegations of fraud and triggered large protests.
Mr McCains 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 ...
But he got famous for wrecking planes and getting caught by the enemy.
It’s pretty severe when a guy like Putin starts calling you nuts.
So, Juan still thinks the 'Arab Spring' is some sort of liberating movement that will lead to freedom democracy for all?
And in other news, the pot called the kettle black ...
Hopefully they'll choke each other out.
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.
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.
Yep, oblivious/in denial to the further advances of radical Islam.
Blind squirrel/acorn/once in a while
I knew there was something I liked about this guy.
McCain was shot off a carrier one too many times but I appreciate his service. My dad served with him.
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.
So this is where we are? A high-ranking senator
conducting foreign relations trying to start World War III via Twitter?
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.
The “peaceful” citizens were in South Vietnam and they got bombed by MiGS flown by Russian pilots.
More proof that McCain's nuts...
I agree with the headline.
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.
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