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Russia's Putin says wants to build "Eurasian Union" ( = new Empire)
Reuters ^ | 10/03/11 | Gleb Bryanski

Posted on 10/04/2011 5:17:37 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

Russia's Putin says wants to build "Eurasian Union"

Mon, Oct 3 2011

By Gleb Bryanski

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said he wants to bring ex-Soviet states into a "Eurasian Union" in an article which outlined his first foreign policy initiative as he prepares to return to the Kremlin as the country's next president.

Putin said the new union would build on an existing Customs Union with Belarus and Kazakhstan which from next year will remove all barriers to trade, capital and labor movement between the three countries.

"We are not going to stop there and are setting an ambitious goal -- to achieve an even higher integration level in the Eurasian Union," Putin wrote in an article which will be published in Izvestia newspaper on October 4.

Putin said last month he would run in the March 2012 presidential election and his current public approval ratings show that he is set to win.

Putin's initiative comes as Russia nears the end of its 18-year-old negotiations to join the World Trade Organization. In the article Putin made no secret of his skepticism about the global trade watchdog.

"The process of finding new post-crisis global development models is moving forward with difficulty. For example, the Doha round (of international trade talks) has practically stopped. There are objective difficulties inside the WTO," he wrote.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: coldwar2; communism; eurasianunion; kgb; putin; resovietization; russia; sovietunion

1 posted on 10/04/2011 5:17:42 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Very interesting.
Thanks for all the work you do posting great stuff.


2 posted on 10/04/2011 5:26:58 AM PDT by winodog
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Something like a 10 nation coalition that would pursue the extermination of Israel, maybe?


3 posted on 10/04/2011 5:27:42 AM PDT by lurk
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Notwithstanding the global ramifications, can you blame him?


4 posted on 10/04/2011 5:32:45 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

He can call it the United Something Something Republics.... Smiley Face!


5 posted on 10/04/2011 5:33:21 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
The common thread of all globalism is the consolidation of power and stature in the few.

Kumbaya..

6 posted on 10/04/2011 5:34:28 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: lurk
And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord God, that my fury shall come up in my face. For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel; so that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground. And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord GOD: Every man’s sword shall be against his brother. And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone. Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the LORD. (Ezekiel 38:18-24)
7 posted on 10/04/2011 5:35:58 AM PDT by TSgt (When in the Course of human events...)
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To: TSgt

Cool.. Hey, let’s form a union. Then we will need an army to defend it. Then we will have to get rid of our political enemies. Then we will need territory to grow food and produce durable goods. Then we will need to expand into other continents so that we can bring them under the umbrella of the “union.”

Seen this on television. Believe on the history channel. Think it was about Lenin.


8 posted on 10/04/2011 5:39:48 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Sarahcuda in 2012. Nothing but Net!!!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

More like Euroistan at the rate they are going.....


9 posted on 10/04/2011 5:43:19 AM PDT by Bean Counter (Obama got mostly Ds and Fs all through college and law school. Keep repeating it.....)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Why don’t we just get to the point?

The One World Gov.


10 posted on 10/04/2011 5:45:09 AM PDT by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Well, Chinese have been doing it even before Russia came along. They are going to collide again at some point.


11 posted on 10/04/2011 5:48:14 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Of course he does, he's Russian. The only thing that took the Russian desire for such an empire off the table was that single lifetime long spasm of stupidity called the “Soviet Union”. Had Russia not collapsed they'd have been in control of large parts of what was the Ottoman empire anyway and probably wouldn't have fallen apart for a second time in the 1990s. One thing for sure, the Europeans wouldn't have gotten the blanket protection that cost the US taxpayer so much over the past sixty years.

Once Europe gets over their current stupidity and foreordained financial collapse, they can put the alliances of the past back in place and alternate between tussles with one another and with Russia over who will be the top dog like they used to. Just as it often has in the past, it all comes down to how preoccupied the Ottoman Empire is with expanding itself throughout the Muslim world rather than wrangling over Western or Northern borders.

12 posted on 10/04/2011 5:51:05 AM PDT by Rashputin (Obama is insane but kept medicated and on golf courses to hide it)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Putin is just taking advantage of the situation presented to him.
baraq won’t even protest.


13 posted on 10/04/2011 5:51:24 AM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

History may not repeat itself, but it rhymes


14 posted on 10/04/2011 5:51:44 AM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common - Voltaire)
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To: TSgt

Good post. That is one bada** quote from the bible. God is not to be mocked.


15 posted on 10/04/2011 5:58:06 AM PDT by ohioman
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To: TigerLikesRooster

When I read this, the first thing that came to my history-laden mind was “The Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere” of 1940. Tyrants always need both a boogeyman and a need (”Lebensraum”) to keep the proletariat in a calmer mood.


16 posted on 10/04/2011 6:04:00 AM PDT by SES1066 (1776 to 2011, 235 years and counting in the GRAND EXPERIMENT!)
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To: Rashputin

Most Russians have regarded the collapse of the USSR as a tragedy. Still, there are no plans to bring together the CIS states into a new political union. A Eurasian Union would be an economic common market like the EU. But there’s no real appetite to run things from Moscow. If reintegration occurs, it will be an evolutionary process that could decades. Any attempt to reconstitute a Greater Russian state would be a disaster. Russian conservatives in United Russia are aware of how far they want to go. First and foremost is the preservation of Russian statehood. This takes precedence over any future union.


17 posted on 10/04/2011 6:04:43 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: lurk; TigerLikesRooster
Something like a 10 nation coalition that would pursue the extermination of Israel, maybe?

You're close. I think this the run-up to the war of Gog and Magog, starring Vlad Putin as Gog. He and Iran will join forces, I believe, and make a grab for the whole Middle East.
18 posted on 10/04/2011 6:09:25 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

If I’m Putin, I’d naming it Magog.


19 posted on 10/04/2011 6:13:21 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("Lazamataz" is a four-letter word.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

This time without the army forcing it on them, without starving millions? I don’t trust him one bit.


20 posted on 10/04/2011 6:32:15 AM PDT by buffyt (Abortion is the ultimate CHILD ABUSE!)
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To: silverleaf

Read WE THE LIVING by Ayn Rand. About Communism and Russia. She LIVED it.


21 posted on 10/04/2011 6:33:32 AM PDT by buffyt (Abortion is the ultimate CHILD ABUSE!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Knowing what little I do about Russians, I do not think this “free movement of labor” idea will go down very well with the average Russian. I’ve heard they harbor openly hostile attitudes towards anybody from the “stans” if they show up and try to live in Moscow.


22 posted on 10/04/2011 6:37:00 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Texas resident

Protest? He’s lending a helping hand. BHO is a fool.

Look at a map. We have a significant presence in Georgia, Turkey, Iraq, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Horn of Africa, Kuwait and the Balkans.

We have significant influence over or there is animosity against Russia in most of Central Europe, Ukraine, India and Israel.

BHO the moron is pulling us out of Iraq, effectively making us the army that won the Iran-Iraq war for Iran. Pull us out of Afghanistan and Iran has no pressure from us to their East. US forces will be very isolated in the region, allowing Moscow and its associates to form very effective alliances with Iran and China. Add to that the alliance with Venezuela and Cuba and you have a very effective and long-term alliance that can control a massive amount of oil and gas and *the* major part of the world economy. That means they can use their access to resources to operate as a world mafia.

Oil and gas is what keeps the Russian economy (and what kept the Soviet economy) running. Right now they are in good shape. If the price collapses or the rest of the world gets energy from another source, they are done and they know it.

Venezuela, Iran and North Korea all want to go on the offensive against the US. BHO has given them a friendly, pro-world hand. “Republicans,” like Ron Paul, who call for increased isolationism and a massive reduction in our military forces have been instrumental in assisting in the destruction of the American military without firing a shot (which is why you see him and his fans on RT all the time).

BHO cuts funding for individual military members through increased health care premiums, reducing training, cancelling the retirement programs and first getting rid of DB (don’t be) to DADT and then removing all restrictions.

For all of these reasons, I was hoping Allen West would run, although I know there is no way he would win. If we have another 4 years of BHO (or a “Republican” like Paul), followed by another 4 years of anti-military, non-strategic buffoonery, we are guaranteed a gargantuan war, the winner of which would be far from certain.


23 posted on 10/04/2011 6:43:16 AM PDT by cizinec ("Brother, your best friend ain't your Momma, it's the Field Artillery.")
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To: goldstategop
I was in Leipzig in about 2000 and met a woman who had lived there while it was Communist East Germany. She was still angry with Americans for the fire bombing of Dresden during WWII, totally ungrateful for the deaths of allied soldiers like my Uncle Richard H Thoos. And she was so sad that they no longer had free seats to the opera at the city opera house. She sounded like she would trade freedom for opera tickets. She made as much sense as the WallStreet Protestors!
24 posted on 10/04/2011 6:47:31 AM PDT by buffyt (Abortion is the ultimate CHILD ABUSE!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
"new post-crisis global development models"

How pathetic. Russia did NOTHING to help the economic growth the world has seen over the last 30 years, that was ALL down to the US.

A reduction to ~90% of the enormous gains made, and Russia thinks they can talk about it?!?!?

We'd still be in the ******* economic dark ages if Russia had any say in the last 30 years of global economic development.

25 posted on 10/04/2011 7:33:09 AM PDT by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many conservative Christians my age out there? __ Click my name)
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To: All

what a surprise. Putin calls for a union of republics under a less socialist curtain and they’ll all be paying tribute to him for the privileged of not getting their gas cut off or possibly not accidentally getting caught up in a coup.

Same racket, different name.


26 posted on 10/04/2011 4:34:20 PM PDT by newnhdad
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Wow. Like a phoenix rising from the ashes. While I may not necessarily see a new Russia as necessarily ‘evil’ (in some ways Russia has been becoming more Christian and capitalist), I am all the same fully cognizant that this turn of events 100% DEFINITELY requires a strong US and a strong US president. Especially considering that the new ‘Eurasian Union’ will not have the inate problems that plagued the old Soviet Union (e.g. a socialist economy), and that at the same time an even bigger potential threat (China) is also a growing capitalist economy (with a communist political heart) and certain designs. If cloning works a certain chap called Ronald needs to be brought back, because the way the world is going it is looking more and more ‘interesting.’ A weaker US, a far stronger China, and now a Russia (that has been getting quite rich for the last decade) now calling for a ‘Eurasian Union.’


27 posted on 10/05/2011 2:37:23 AM PDT by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: lurk

Something like a 10 nation coalition that would pursue the extermination of Israel, maybe?
That empire never had seven heads and ten horns. Shift your sights slightly westward.
28 posted on 10/08/2011 10:06:46 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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