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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He is correct. There was a power vacuum in the region. Russia is still not capable of reasserting hegemony over their former sphere, which is why the US is in there. When Russia recovers, things will quiet down. Whenever that comes, which it appears the Millenium will arrive first.
Yes, a totalitarian socialist state with no freedom of speech, religion, association or movement probably does cut down on opportunities for terrorism... How odd that people have to be tricked into it with unfulfillable promises... /sarcasm
"Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday his country's problem with terrorism is rooted in the breakup of the Soviet Union."
He just NOW figured this out???
The Soviet apologist known as "Poohbah" even said once that nothing like 911 ever happened during the cold war because the KGB was around to stop it.
It must really burn them up that Ronald Reagan helped the Afghanis bleed their beloved communist Red Army dry.
Ergo, USSR2 (or make it, 2+ .... the SCO and all that ...).
More proof that Putin wants the USSR back!
he always has ......once a red always a red!
Putin ONLY talks about burying lenin when he is in trouble from the west for going "Too" communist. He Keeps us wondering over here, a classic tactic of a experenced KGB agent.
I thought it was rooted because your country forcefully removed thousands of the Chechs. to Eastern Siberia after the war. That would piss me off too.
Just imagine what he would have figured out toting a "free" and "open" mindset!
That's absolutely correct.
To this day Moscow acts as though the multi-millions which were forced out of homelands - never happened.
You do understand that most of the people didn't want the nation known as the USSR to break up is NOT the same as wanting the Soviet System back. Now, deny that because of the break up of the Soviets that Islamics did not flood the southern and northern Caucuses and Central Asia. So what part of what he said isn't true?
Yes, Putin went communist you're absolutely right.
That's why they now have private property rights, which the democrat Yeltsin seems to have never gotten to. That's why they now have trial by jury, again, Yeltsin never quite got to that...to busy taking Clinton cash and advice. That's why they have a 13% flat income tax, our socialist tax system though is much much much more superior. They have a 24% corporate rate and a 14% corporate tech rate. Killed the sales tax, cut VAT by 1/3 and there is plans to cut it by another 1/3 and payroll taxes by 1/2 and shrunk the size of government, taking away the perks of the parliamentarians. Furthermore, they are paying off all of their external debt and set up a Anne Rand prescribed emergency fund for recessions, untouchable by the Duma.
Yup, all are communist moves, total communist moves. Those sneaky red bastards decided to implement our dream economic philosophies....damn commies.
Oh and on top of it all, they implemented Christian education programs in the schools and military! And they banned abortion after 12 weeks....see they have no love of freedom of choice! COMMIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEESSSSSS!!!!!!!!!
True. Everything was just lovely before the breakup. Back in the good old days, the communists spread terror around the the old C.C.C.P and the rest of the world equally.
Not to mention all those nukes pointed at us and our allies.
Again, most Russians and quite a few people in the Slavic republics and Central Asia lament the break up of the nation, this is not the same thing as lamenting the death of the communist party.
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