Skip to comments.Putin: Terror rooted in USSR breakup
Posted on 11/01/2005 5:06:38 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday his country's problem with terrorism is rooted in the breakup of the Soviet Union.
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There won't be any stalinism in Russia but more then likely sooner or later there will be Tsarism and if you read up on history, Russia and America were allies form the start and up until 1917....of course this does not mean that men like Armnhammer or Ford or Rockefellers weren't trying (along with their leftist media allies....yup even back then) to get rid of the Tsar and help the "social" experiment in Russia.
The power vacueem that was created, especially with Taliban Afghanistan and Pakistan next door, not to mention Iran, and all those Arab Mujahadjin around....well we all know the results of this. Better a Christian Russia comes back and Christianizes that area then Wahhibies continue to set up shop. Islam in that area will get back to us, no matter what.
The simple fact that Russia has a dozen major and minor political parties and China ONE.
how much blood is on his hands???? i take it you live there or going too? helping syria,iran china? seeya commie
They have even been found in the Western provences of the PRC.
p i n g.
Putin is still Soviet in heart, that is why he is spreading communist propaganda, like some pseudo-conservatives in this thread.
Well, given the nature of USSR as a state, he might have a point - if you break a bottle, there will be come contents spillage.
Putin wants to keep Russia one country, rather than see it break up into several. If Muslim territories succeed in gaining independence, other areas will demand the same. So he will try to consolidate power in the central government.
Russia is too weak militarily and politically to defeat these Muslim rebels any time soon. The Russians will be tied down for many years just trying to maintain the current borders of the country. A revival of the former USSR in terms of expanding territory is not an option.
Does this mean that the Russian government will become as brutal as the former Soviet Union? That is certainly a possibility. Hopefully Putin will put more resources into building a better economy than copying the former police state.
"He is correct. There was a power vacuum in the region. Russia is still not capable of reasserting hegemony over their former sphere,"
Are you serious? Russia never had control and the proof is that they had to kill 30 million to keep the Kremlin afloat.
Stalin said his war against the Ukes that fought collectivization was worse than the war against fascism.
Communism is politically bankrupt - the Chinese had to kill twice that many to survive.
Communism is dead. Even China recognizes that. Russia's sphere still includes Iraq and Iran and once Russia gets its wealth on the taxrolls as private property so they have some collateral for private investments, then Russia can resume its proper place among nations. Russia has tremendous wealth, but most of it is unusable as capital because it is not recorded. Instead of capital they have mafia and neighborhoods. Putin could do this, or get the ball rolling while he finishes out his term.
LMAO!!! My sentiments exactly. You could have simply ended it after the word "freedom." LOL
A healthy economy will do more to keep Russian territory intact than reverting to a totalitarian government will. At the same time, I think he will try to consolidate power in the central government and strengthen the military to help suppress any rebellions in the south or east of the country
If he doesn't clamp down hard enough, Russia will break up like the Soviet Union did. If he clamps down too hard, he will alienate Russians in all walks of life and cause what he wants to prevent. He has a very difficult balancing act ahead of him.
One is talking about hard-wired knee-jerk reflexes here, not of "balancing acts", which are not instinctive and "hard wired". The only things moderating knee-jerk reflexes are the available resources and other circumstances of the same nature.
I am afraid you are falling into "intelligent design" fallacy and attributing rationality and intelligence to largely instinctive actions, where no rationality or intelligence exist or are even needed.
When Putin claims that USSR breakup causes terror, he leaves out one simple fact--the Soviet regime itself practiced terror against its own citizens.
Certainly the power vacuum created by the breakup of USSR in some regions gave the opportunity to unsavory folks to pursue their own agenda by terror means, but it doesn't change the terror nature of the Soviet Regime under Stalin.
After Stalin, Soviet Regime softened, but it continued to pursue avanturistic policies abroad, including financing of Communist thugs and regimes around the world which was one of the key factors in the USSR breakup apart from the Arms Race.
So Putin has a selective memory which given his ex-KGB background and beliefs is not surprising.
No its not selective memory, its selective interpretation of the statement. You should know that most people were against dissolving the national entity though they were more then happy to show the communists to the door.
Spanalot has a mental block on seperating Russia from the SU & communism.