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Kissinger says Putin is a 'patriot'
AFP ^ | 03/12/2012

Posted on 03/12/2012 1:52:30 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

WASHINGTON — Former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger said Sunday that Russia's president-elect Vladimir Putin is a "patriot" who could turn out to be a constructive partner with the United States on certain issues.

Kissinger said Putin, who was elected to a third term as president in an election marred by irregularities and protests against his rule, "is not anti-western."

"He is, above all, a Russian patriot who feels humiliated by the experience of the 1990s, which were in the most formative period of his career," Kissinger said in an interview with CNN, referring to the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union and the crisis that followed.

"He is very resentful of what he interprets as intervention in Russian domestic affairs and even more, of course, in what he may interpret and does interpret as some American tendencies to support his political opponents in order to encourage his overthrow," he said.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Russia
KEYWORDS: henrykissinger; kissinger; polonium; putin; putinthepatriot; russia; senilekissinger; vladimirputin; vladtheimpaler
Yes Putin is a patriot, a Soviet patriot.

Yes the collapse of the EVIL EMPIRE he loyally served all his life was very humiliating to him, and yes he resents any attempt to prevent him from resurrecting it.

1 posted on 03/12/2012 1:52:32 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

But Kissinger is not a patriot, so that is no compliment coming from Kissinger.


2 posted on 03/12/2012 1:55:28 PM PDT by Paperdoll (On the cutting edge)
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To: Paperdoll

Russian patriots are those who celebrate the collapse of the EVIL EMPIRE, not those who lament it like Putin, traitor to the Russian people.


3 posted on 03/12/2012 1:59:06 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Da, Comrade Kissinger - Putin is zee KGB patriot


4 posted on 03/12/2012 1:59:54 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Paperdoll

Yes, and it concerns me that Gingrich cut his political teeth working for Kissinger.


5 posted on 03/12/2012 2:00:35 PM PDT by ryderann
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Love these trilateral commission folk...they have such a good perspective on things...LOL.

We have been so stupid with our elections for a very long time.

We are going to end up deserving everything we get!


6 posted on 03/12/2012 2:03:17 PM PDT by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger said Sunday that Russia's president-elect Vladimir Putin is a "patriot" who could turn out to be a constructive partner with the United States on certain issues.

Kissinger is a great admirer of dictators and mass murderers, as his writings clearly demonstrate.
7 posted on 03/12/2012 2:17:12 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: ryderann
"Putin really is a generation beyond the first reformers of the post-Soviet era. He understands that the future of Russia is inside some kind of capitalist system. He understands that Russia is not going to be a global competitor," Gingrich told an audience at the Melbourne 500 Club. - Friending Putin and More Great Ideas

8 posted on 03/12/2012 2:23:02 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I’m SURE Putin IS a patriot. As was Hitler, Stalin, and any number of other ruthless leaders.


9 posted on 03/12/2012 2:28:48 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Paperdoll

We need photos from the War Room in Dr. Strangelove before this goes much further.


10 posted on 03/12/2012 2:30:44 PM PDT by Domestic Church (AMDG ... you can't fight in here, this is the war room!)
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To: surfer
"We have been so stupid with our elections for a very long time."

Indeed. The globalists have brought the US(as we know it) to the brink of destruction.

11 posted on 03/12/2012 2:32:01 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Which side of the cold war was Kissinger on again?


12 posted on 03/12/2012 2:40:19 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Which side of the cold war was Kissinger on again?


13 posted on 03/12/2012 2:40:40 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Ok...Throw flames if you like. I have to agree with Kissinger, even though it pains me to do so. The Russians felt we neutered them. They are just trying to regain national pride.

(Running for cover...LOL!)


14 posted on 03/12/2012 2:43:40 PM PDT by TexConfederate1861 (Surrender means that the history of this heroic struggle will be written by the enemy.)
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To: ryderann
"Gingrich....working for Kissinger"

What job did Newt do for Henry?

15 posted on 03/12/2012 2:56:15 PM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: Tailgunner Joe
He's a putriot ...

... a patriot for ME, ME, ME!

16 posted on 03/12/2012 2:56:37 PM PDT by x
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Henry’s getting sloppy in his old age. Normally, he wouldn’t make it so blindingly obvious that Putin’s check cleared.


17 posted on 03/12/2012 3:25:35 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I have to say, I agree with Kissinger on this. Putin is certainly an authoritarian thug, but it has to be said, he doesn’t take any s**t from his country’s enemies, which is more than can be said for modern western leaders...


18 posted on 03/12/2012 3:31:55 PM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: TexConfederate1861
You might get flamed by others, but I agree with you.

I've always felt that Russia was a perfect and natural ally against the real enemy: radical islam.

We should reach out to the Russians as partners. But no, instead we lecture them and humiliate them.

My people come from Eastern Europe. I know about Soviet tyranny. But that was then. Today I'm not worried about Russian tanks rolling across Europe. But I am worried about sharia law creeping into Europe.

19 posted on 03/12/2012 3:32:49 PM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern? you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Leaning Right

I agree as well, Russia can be the best ally we have against Islam if we quit treating as a defeated nation. I don’t know what Putin thinks but I can easily understand the average Russian lamenting the loss of power and influence it once had, I’m sure that’s what many of them miss, not the SU itself.

That’s why I was so pissed over the us intervention in Georgia, its their back yard and pissing them off gets us nowhere.


20 posted on 03/12/2012 3:49:06 PM PDT by Raymann
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To: Paperdoll
Kissinger is Machiavellian at best. Thank goodness his days of broker-aging are over.
21 posted on 03/12/2012 3:50:15 PM PDT by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Putin a Russian patriot - we have to keep in mind that he is not an American. Still, he is far more on America’s side in everything of importance than Obama is.


22 posted on 03/12/2012 4:39:25 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Pollster1

You are totally wrong. Putin is on Obama’s side against America. Obama and Putin are good comrades.


23 posted on 03/12/2012 6:18:25 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Raymann; Leaning Right
Russia supports islam against the USA. Russia supports all of America's jihadist enemies. Russia is more muslim than Europe already. Russia is over 20% muslim and their army will soon be majority muslim. The Russian invasion of Georgia was Russian muslims invading Christian Georgia. Under Putin sharia law has been instituted in Chechnya and the Chechens have built the biggest mosque in Europe. KGB Putin has repeatedly said that Russia is islam’s best friend in the world and that Russia will never make any holy alliance with western civilization against islam.
24 posted on 03/12/2012 6:25:53 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: TexConfederate1861
Putin has nothing to bve proud of. Soviet patriots should not be proud of the treacherous crimes they committed against their own people in service to Soviet Communism. They should be ashamed.

The only thing Russians have to be proud of is that they threw off the yoke of the EVIL EMPIRE that enslaved them, but Putin is not proud of that, he regrets it.

25 posted on 03/12/2012 6:31:57 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

>> Kissinger says Putin is a ‘patriot’ ???

- Kissinger says Putin ‘humiliated’

- Kissinger says Putin ‘resentful’

- “were in the most formative period” (past tense, over, fini)

I don’t see a problem with Kissinger’s remarks save the headline tease.


26 posted on 03/12/2012 6:39:28 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: Gene Eric

He said Putin is not anti-western, but he is. Putin is a Eurasianist who supports a Eurasian Union hostile to the values of western civilization.


27 posted on 03/12/2012 6:47:31 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I’m open to the criticism, but I’m not drawing any definite conclusions based on the reported quotes and excerpts.


28 posted on 03/12/2012 7:10:52 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I believe that what he is ashamed of, is that Russia allowed itself to sink down to the point of losing their national pride. That is why he brought back some of the historical regiments of the Tsar, as well as some of the regiments that fought in WWII. Putin is a devout Orthodox Christian, and keeps a Bible on his desk.


29 posted on 03/13/2012 3:53:01 AM PDT by TexConfederate1861 (Surrender means that the history of this heroic struggle will be written by the enemy.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Do you really think Putin, the top Russian military leaders, etc. want Russia to become an islamic state?


30 posted on 03/13/2012 5:58:00 AM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern? you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Leaning Right

Putin wants to rob his people blind and move all his stolen wealth to Lichtenstein and Switzerland. He does not care at all what happens to the nation he has destroyed once his brutal tyranny inevitably collapses just like the EVIL EMPIRE. If you believe Putin is a Christian then you probably believe Mitt Romney just loves them cheesy grits y’all. Don’t be so naive and gullible. Putin is a politician, he is 100% phony and fake and he has pulled the wool over your eyes.


31 posted on 03/13/2012 12:37:42 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Don’t be so naive and gullible.

I was hoping that you would offer your opinion, and perhaps some facts to support your opinion. that's how we learn from one another here.

I have no use for insults. You are, of course, free to answer any way you wish. But if you just want to insult, I'd prefer you not answer at all.

32 posted on 03/13/2012 3:29:04 PM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern? you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Leaning Right

Sorry but blaming America first for Russia’s unprovoked hostility to us because we didn’t kiss KGB Putin’s ass enough and help him reconstruct the Soviet Union is stupid. To say that Russia is a natural ally against islam is also stupid and ignorant. Russia is a natural ally with islam against us. That’s why they support all our islamic enemies against us. If you don’t want to be insulted then don’t say stupid things. Don’t come to a pro-American website and criticize the USA for not kissing the asses of our anti-American KGB enemies enough.


33 posted on 03/13/2012 8:04:44 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

You just don’t get it. I am not an expert on every last thing, but neither are you.

As I said before, I would very much like to hear opinions, backed up with facts where possible. But I have no use for insults.


34 posted on 03/13/2012 9:27:52 PM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern? you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Leaning Right

Tailgunner is not rational in his russophobia:) Russia for him is something like Israel for muslims.
I think he is a Georgian president. Don’t you, Joe?:)


35 posted on 03/14/2012 3:20:23 AM PDT by cunning_fish
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