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To: inquest

The key is "ex". Time changes things and people. The (globalist) MSM has been beating up on Putin pretty badly. Think about it.


5 posted on 11/03/2004 5:05:43 PM PST by monkeywrench
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To: monkeywrench
The key is "ex". Time changes things and people.

Uh-huh. All those apparatchiks came around and saw the light and the errors of their ways - NOT.

Russia is very much back on its way to being a one-party state, and Putin is cultivating a very Stalinesque cult of personality. And he's using the terrorist attacks against his country as an excuse for further consolidatiing his power.

7 posted on 11/03/2004 5:08:52 PM PST by inquest (We have more people patrolling Bosnia's borders than we have patrolling our own borders)
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To: monkeywrench
The (globalist) MSM has been beating up on Putin pretty badly. Think about it.

Just because the media criticizes someone doesn't make them a saint.

Putin is guilty of plenty of things. He is harassing and shutting down independent media, for one. Another reason to despise him: after the Beslan terror attack, instead of working to improve Russian security, he worked to seize more power for the executive (himself). He's not a good guy, although it's not a bad thing for our countries to cooperate.

22 posted on 11/17/2004 12:20:52 AM PST by xm177e2 (Stalinists, Maoists, Ba'athists, Pacifists: Why are they always on the same side?)
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