Skip to comments.John Kerry - Putin failed to develop a proper strategy to stabilize the situation in Chechnya
Posted on 10/29/2004 12:05:43 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
The issue of relations with Russia takes an important position in the foreign policy program of the Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry. Kerry's advisor for Russia, Graham Allison, from Harvard University says that the program outlines the priorities of the policy with Russia. If John Kerry is elected president, he will pay special attention to the anti-terrorist struggle. Russia is said to play USA's most important partner at this point.
According to Allison, Kerry believes that Russia's wish to build the modern democratic society with market economy is important not only for Russia in particular, but also for the USA and for the rest of the world. However, Allison added, Putin's actions taken after the hostage crisis in Beslan showed that the Russian president wanted to put an end to democracy in Russia. The actions, for example, include the abolishment of free gubernatorial elections, the restriction of freedom of speech and press. Putin used to be open about his disagreement with the US-led incursion in Iraq. It was a correct position tot take for other leaders of friendly states. If Kerry takes the office of the US president, he will not be silent about the mistakes that Putin makes in home or foreign policies. Those mistakes, Allison said, take Russia away from its goal to become a respectable member of the democratic society.
John Kerry believes that Putin failed to develop a proper strategy to stabilize the situation in Chechnya, like Bush failed to find the correct stance as far as Iraq and the anti-terrorist struggle is concerned. When Bush stated to US military men that the mission in Iraq had been accomplished, it was nothing but wishful thinking. Putin also informed the Russian nation about the normalization of life in Chechnya. Graham Allison is certain that one should trace and destroy terrorists, although it is also vital to take active measures to deprive them of their financial sources and of the influence they exert on population.
John Kerry's advisor for Russia believes that Putin was wrong, when he said that terrorists would benefit greatly from Bush's failure to win the US presidential election. Allison said that Putin could probably promise Bush to support him at the election. However, the advisor added, Putin's statement brought more harm than good. Neither US intelligence agents nor independent experts believe that attacks against American soldiers in Iraq have something to do with the election campaign in the USA, Graham Allison stated.
(Translated by: Dmitry Sudakov)
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"When Bush stated to US military [men] that the mission in Iraq had been accomplished, it was nothing but wishful thinking."
I think he read "How To Win Friends And Influence People"
Or maybe he read "How to Influence friends and ailinate people"?
Yet he exhibited zero leadership qualities in 20 years in the US Senate. Go figure, eh. And his Vietnam record of leadership is a fraud.
I can't think of anyone.
What an a$$hole! No wonder that nasty hag married him. What a pair!
That's just about right. Have you ever heard him say ANYTHING about what he did in the Senate for 20 years? No way I would hire this guy - maybe to clean the gutters, but that's about it.
No "self esteem" problem here.
This is getting pathetic.
Bush is going to win this.
He's fighting terrorists while waging a super-human fight against the MSM/Kerry assault and staying ahead of both.
Dear G-d, is that man blaming Putin for the slaughter of the innocent children at Beslan?
ANYTHING to get elected!
But still I feel like I need to go break rocks or something just to relieve the tension.
Me, I'm tearing my hair out. Go to bed with a stomach ache and wake up with a stomach ache.....sheesh.
Kerry for President of Russia!!!!!!!!!!!!
The great A-hol SOB
Have you given any consideration to asteroid impact?
The Sun is finite. What will you do?
Curious minds want to know - what is the condition to be a "respectable member of the democratic society". To follow Milosevic lead and to let foreign troops in? Is the transfer of the rest of national assets into hands of "reform minded oligarchs" a requirement?
Does Kerry want Putin to negotiate with the terrorists and give up to their demands? Does he want Putin to negotiate with their bosses like bin Laden? Is he going to nominate General Clark to enforce his expectations?
I think Kerry was first with his idea of Final Solution to the "Serbian problem" in Kosovo and treating Russia like Clinton treated Serbia. Putin only reacted.
Kerry's backers of the Soros/Halfbright/Biden/Holbrooke school, think that they ARE the "international community", and make "standards" for what countries are admitted to the club of "civilized" nations. They are of course BLATANT "human rightser" imperialist elitists. The Soros/Halfbright/Biden/Holbrookes, if they get into power through sKerry, plan to commit genocide against the Serbs, to break up Russia, and to use the islamists (including the Chechen bandits and the KLA savages, as well as the Bin Laden and Iranian types) as their goon enforcers!!!!
Putin knows this very well, which is why he is backing Bush. Those Americans who want REAL civilization, freedom, and true human rights should vote Bush as well.