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McCain: U.S./Russia Relations Back on Cold War Footing
Breitbart ^ | 11 Aug 2013, 8:31 AM PDT | AWR Hawkins

Posted on 08/11/2013 4:45:19 PM PDT by RC one

During an August 8 appearance on CNN's The Lead, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) said Russia's recent actions toward the U.S. have "reset" relations and put the two countries back on Cold War footing.

According to McCain, "The Russians have reset, they've reset alright--back to about 1955."

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TOPICS: Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhorussia; coldwar; collaborator; donttreadonme; givemefreedom; mccain; mclame; mcshame; obamalegacy; putin; russia; takebackamerica; treeofliberty
in related news, the leader of the Egyptian Popular Current party, Hamdeen Sabahi, who is a co-leader of the ruling National Salvation Front, described Mr. McCain as “a senile old man.”
1 posted on 08/11/2013 4:45:19 PM PDT by RC one
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To: RC one

McCain is nuts. Is this about Snowden?

There’s a great interview with Putin here where he says that Snowden didn’t reveal anything he didn’t already know:

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=33oIF-ggK5U&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D33oIF-ggK5U


2 posted on 08/11/2013 4:48:12 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: RC one

You want to know why, John?

Because of Clinton’s stupid Kosovo venture, where you were practically begging him to nuke Belgrade.


3 posted on 08/11/2013 4:49:31 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: RC one

McCain is senile to the core. He is fruitier than fruit salad and nuttier than a Pecan tree.


4 posted on 08/11/2013 4:50:54 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: RC one

Another thanks to Obama.


5 posted on 08/11/2013 4:51:37 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: RC one

Just in time for big time budget cuts in the military. Great planning these jerks are in government today.


6 posted on 08/11/2013 4:55:31 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: RC one

And American blue-red relations are back on a civil-war footing thanks to Obama and you republicrats McLame.


7 posted on 08/11/2013 4:55:45 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: RC one
Hey McCain. How in just over four short years did we manages to destabilize the Middle East creating more threats that were ever there before? How did we manage to tick off almost every nation in Europe friendly to us? Israel one of the few nations we can count on has gotten snub after snub from the POTUS. Yet you mean to sit there and tell us all this is Russia's fault?

Who's flying the plane? Who is in charge of our foreign policy? Who in a matter of just over four years has managed to turn out own government against even it's own citizens. Well McCain he could not have done all this without your consistent help. Now aren't you proud of the accomplishments I just mentioned? You John McCain helped make it all possible. never forget that.

8 posted on 08/11/2013 5:00:43 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: napscoordinator

Yup, good thing we scrapped the F22 program.


9 posted on 08/11/2013 5:04:24 PM PDT by RC one
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To: RC one

Shut up, John. I don’t care what it is, you’re not helping.


10 posted on 08/11/2013 5:04:29 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Justice for Trayvon: Dig up his body and shoot him again.)
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To: RC one

As a loyal, tax-paying American, I am calling for your immediate resignation, Senator McCain.

You are an utterly worthless POS! and your continued “service” is a detriment to the republic.


11 posted on 08/11/2013 5:07:09 PM PDT by Walrus (America died on November 6, 2012 --- RIP)
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To: GeronL

Words of wisdom from one of mac daddies loyal sock puppets.


12 posted on 08/11/2013 5:08:21 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: dfwgator

I don’t think the cold war ever truly ended, it just got a little colder. Now Russia is oil rich and we’re in debt up to our eyeballs walking a fine line between solvent and unsolvent. Funny how things can get turned around.


13 posted on 08/11/2013 5:09:18 PM PDT by RC one
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To: RC one; dfwgator; BarnacleCenturion; tumblindice; napscoordinator

I would maintain that McCain’s understanding is at best random and that people less peerceptive than me would have been able to discern this definitive direction at least five years ago per the letter below that I wrote and no one published.

From: Retain Mike
Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 4:58 PM
To: Oregonian Letters
Subject: Russia Resumes the Cold War

As Russian forces crossed South Ossetia into Georgia, the moment arrived for inescapable acknowledgement that Putin revoked the Cold War armistice. Russian military justifications contains too many parallels to list to Hitler’s concern for Sudeten Germans in Czechoslovakia. This extravagant attack examples traditional Russian ruling elite neurotic insecurity; neurosis requiring rival power destruction, and never allowing political compromise.

Genetic, multi-millennial paranoia infects the current cabal to regard NATO, former Warsaw Pack countries, and former Soviet republics as encircling enemies. Such perceptions, not shared by Russian people, repudiate years of Western support for emerging Russian representative government, political security, and economic stability.

There can be no permanent peaceful coexistence with a totalitarian Russia, but neither is war inevitable. Illogics lead this cabal onto unacceptable paths, but these Russian elites remain highly susceptible to logics of force with determination to use it. Forceful initiatives require immediately curtailing efforts to integrate the former Soviet Union into the economic, cultural, and political life of the Free World. Next initiatives require increasingly serious discussions of cooperation between NATO, and former Warsaw Pack countries and former Soviet republics. Finally, the United States must update Cold War plans through cooperative military exercises in Europe and the Mediterranean.

Such progressive, consecutive initiatives establish negotiating positions Putin must consider. Effective containment will reveal the fragility of a totalitarian rule needing solidification within a disaffected, cynical population. The West must not reject this opportunity to make the cruel subjection of Georgia become Putin’s undoing.


14 posted on 08/11/2013 5:16:31 PM PDT by Retain Mike
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To: RC one

At least then we knew who our enemy was.


15 posted on 08/11/2013 5:21:37 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: RC one

Hey Keating 5 John....http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/shutup.wav


16 posted on 08/11/2013 5:22:38 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: RC one

I worry about John. he seems to be losing his senses.


17 posted on 08/11/2013 5:24:19 PM PDT by realcleanguy
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I’m not getting any sense of animosity from Putin other than what Obama has earned.


18 posted on 08/11/2013 5:32:36 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: RC one

“We have nothing to fear from a Barack Obama presidency.” ~John McCain, October 2008


19 posted on 08/11/2013 5:33:16 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: RC one

Regardless of McCain’s involvement, that is one heck of a “reset”!

The 0 administration is very suspect at this point. Much earlier on it was easier to accept that it was stupidity and not malice. Now, it is much easier to believe that this bunch views “fundamentally transforming America” as “destroying America for all intents and purposes”. The cuts and proposed cuts to our nuclear weapons programs, along with a reticence to proceed with modernization (that was agreed to by the Dems) are damning in their own right.

I also agree with an earlier poster about the F-22 program, it’s looking like quite a bargain compared with the F-35.

Palin ‘16! (well I can dream can’t I?)

Don’t Tread On Me!!!


20 posted on 08/11/2013 5:35:20 PM PDT by PreciousLiberty
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To: ponygirl

‘“We have nothing to fear from a Barack Obama presidency.” ~John McCain, October 2008’

Based on that quote alone, McCain should probably go down in history right alongside Benedict Arnold...


21 posted on 08/11/2013 5:36:30 PM PDT by PreciousLiberty
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To: Cyber Liberty
Shut up, John. I don’t care what it is, you’re not helping.

I second that.

Truth to tell, I'm not sure McCain would have made a better president than You Didn't Build That.

22 posted on 08/11/2013 6:04:22 PM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: Standing Wolf
Truth to tell, I'm not sure McCain would have made a better president than You Didn't Build That./I>

Historically, Obama's most positive accomplishment may well be saving the USA from a McCain administration.

23 posted on 08/11/2013 6:07:50 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: RC one
Dear John,

Please look in a mirror.

24 posted on 08/11/2013 6:07:55 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: okie01

It would be really entertaining to see a cage fight between Putin and Obama. I would suggest that Putin warm up on McCain first.


25 posted on 08/11/2013 6:27:49 PM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: RC one

Well, at least during the current crises in the world John McCain hasn’t joined the Obama-led crowd in blaming everything on the Jews.

According to the news today, the universal explanation for all the world’s troubles has become Israel’s decision to build homes on its own territory.

But John McCain instead is blaming Russia. He’s always been a maverick, and for once we should be grateful.


26 posted on 08/11/2013 6:27:52 PM PDT by Bluestocking
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To: fireman15

An Obama/McCain fight could be interesting? Nah, they would probably just slap each other and end up kissing. Sorry that is a horrible image and I really should not post it.


27 posted on 08/11/2013 6:33:31 PM PDT by TBall
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To: RC one

US/Russian relations back to 1955? Another quote from someone who has his head up his butt. Russian has changed big time, it has new growing pains, and a LEADER. Putin has nothing to gain from any hostilities with the USA. I don’t believe he sees us as an enemy, his main concern is holding Russia together. The last thing he wants now is being told how to run his country by a weakling president making demands upon him to agree with his new vision of how the “future” world should be. The problem is, the Russians already lived in his future world, and they weren’t happy with it.


28 posted on 08/11/2013 7:01:26 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Remember Ty Woods? Glenn Doherty ? Forgot already?)
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To: Bringbackthedraft

Putin has made it pretty clear that he sees America as a threat to Russia within the past few years and he’s probably right in that assumption. Mitt Romney seemed to think that Russia was our single greatest geopolitical threat too.


29 posted on 08/11/2013 7:19:20 PM PDT by RC one
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