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Putin says Gates is 'deeply misled'
Politico44 ^ | 12/01/10 | MATT NEGRIN |

Posted on 12/01/2010 10:10:09 AM PST by ColdOne

Defense Secretary Robert Gates is “deeply misled” to suggest that Russia is undemocratic and that its security forces are in control of the government, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said in an interview to be shown Wednesday.

In a State Department document unearthed in the WikiLeaks releases, Gates is quoted as saying, “Russian democracy has disappeared and the government was an oligarchy run by the security services.”

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: gates; putin; robertgates; vladimir; vladimirputin; wikileaks

1 posted on 12/01/2010 10:10:11 AM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

Right, Vlad! Come now, what possible reason could Mr. Putin have to lie?


2 posted on 12/01/2010 10:11:06 AM PST by RexBeach
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To: ColdOne

“Russian democracy has disappeared and the government was an oligarchy run by the security services.”

Isn’t he talking about the TSA?


3 posted on 12/01/2010 10:18:00 AM PST by ZULU (No nation which tried to tolerate Islam escaped Islamization.)
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To: ColdOne

Wow.

Just wow.

Who is lying to me now, Robert Gates or Vladimir Putin???

Decisions, decisions......

AFAIAC, it’s a tossup....


4 posted on 12/01/2010 10:19:03 AM PST by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: ZULU
Russian American democracy has disappeared and the government was an oligarchy run by the security services unions, non-profits, NGOs, and investment houses.”

Fixed

5 posted on 12/01/2010 10:20:25 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Pablo lives jubtabulously!)
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To: ColdOne

Vladimir is right and Gates needs to take a look at who he’s working for.


6 posted on 12/01/2010 10:23:41 AM PST by eleni121 (http://www.serfes.org/orthodox/memoryof.htm Father Daniil Sysoyev lives!)
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To: neverdem; patton; narses; SunkenCiv; steelyourfaith; CholeraJoe; AFPhys; Doohickey; CPOSharky; ...

Heck, even I can agree with Putin on this one!

“Gates is deeply misled” (by every political decision that Obama wants Gates to verbalize, institutionalize, and propagandandize) by every one of his lyin’ ayes.


7 posted on 12/01/2010 10:44:48 AM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Russia America is undemocratic and that its Security T&A forces are in control of the government people.

This line needed fixed too.

8 posted on 12/01/2010 10:50:35 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: ColdOne

Me and Vlad can agree that Gates is deeply misled. Oh I agree with what he says Gates has said about the Russians but I believe Gates is deeply misled in that he thinks “If Congress changes the law to allow homosexuals serve openly that it will be the will of the people and the Military will drop trou- bend over and grab ankle to comply.


9 posted on 12/01/2010 10:54:56 AM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: ColdOne

Russia is Russia.

Personally I think this whole “You need to be Democratic” line of thinking, followed by declaring people who have policies we don’t like as being undemocratic, needs to stop.

Who even cares if Russia is a Democracy or not? Democracy is not a good in and of itself, and if the people are well treated and free to live their lives, that’s what matters most.

Meanwhile, in America if I go on a flight I get to be patted down, can be arrested for hate speech, and have dozens of regulations on my businesses if I own one.

I think that’s more of a problem than Russia lacking Democracy.

Putin is right, in his closing remarks too.

“When we are talking with our American friends and tell them, there are systemic problems in this regard, we can hear from them: ‘Don’t interfere with our affairs. This is our tradition and it’s going to continue like that.’ We are not interfering,” Putin said. “But to our colleagues, I would also like to advise you, don’t interfere either [with] the sovereign choice of the Russian people.”

America just wants to bully the world these days. What ever happened to America minding its own business? Why should all countries have to enforce their will on each other in some stupid Global Culture as if a solution for one place works in another?

I wish we’d all come to our senses and realise that we shouldn’t try to run other countries on some international Standard.

Then again, I supported Ron Paul, not Barrack Obama or Juan McCain.


10 posted on 12/01/2010 11:00:30 AM PST by ZAROVE
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To: ColdOne

The sad thing is that there are two key players in Russian politics: the Oligarchs and the KGB henchman. As they fight for spoils, there is nothing left for the little guy. For example, neither the police nor the courts have interest in helping to solve crimes against their citizens. They would rather spend their time killing journalists and jailing anyone who dares to consider running against them.


11 posted on 12/01/2010 11:03:05 AM PST by Fractal Trader
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To: Tijeras_Slim

bingo


12 posted on 12/01/2010 11:56:01 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...
to suggest that Russia is undemocratic and that its security forces are in control of the government
And if Gates doesn't stop it right now, Putin will have both Gates' legs broken. Thanks ColdOne.

If "National Treasure III" is ever made, the lead character's name will have to be changed.


13 posted on 12/01/2010 7:43:09 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

LOL! But what turkey will replace Gates, Wesley Clark?


14 posted on 12/03/2010 12:48:16 AM PST by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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