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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
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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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