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McCain blasts Putin: ‘Old KGB Colonel Apparatchik’
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jun/25/mccain-blasts-putin-old-kgb-colonel-apparatchik/ ^

Posted on 06/25/2013 9:53:35 AM PDT by kronos77

Edited on 06/25/2013 9:56:13 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Although Russia’s foreign minister denied Tuesday that NSA leaker Edward Snowden had ever entered the country, Sen. John McCain said the unfolding drama is “reminiscent of the days of the Cold War.”

“You hear a Russian spokesman saying he’s not in Russia and that every shred of evidence indicates that he is,” the Arizona Republican said. “Look, we’ve got to start dealing with Vladimir Putin in a realistic fashion for what he is. He’s an old KGBColonel Apparatchik that dreams of the days of the Russian Empire, and he continues to stick his thumb in our eye in a broad variety of ways.


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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: mccain; putin; russia; snowden; sourcetitlenoturl

1 posted on 06/25/2013 9:53:35 AM PDT by kronos77
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To: kronos77

Didn’t he hear Secretary Kerry plead for calm?


2 posted on 06/25/2013 9:56:21 AM PDT by DManA
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To: kronos77

He’s an old KGBColonel Apparatchik that dreams of the days of the Russian Empire.............................................. I’m an old Army Colonel that dreams of the days of the American Republic.,


3 posted on 06/25/2013 9:56:52 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Remember Ty Woods, Glenn Doherty and Sean Smith? Forgot already?)
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To: kronos77
So what do you want to do, Juan? Lob some nukes at Moscow?

Oh wait!

Obama to Announce Major US Nuclear Force Cuts Soon

4 posted on 06/25/2013 9:56:54 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: kronos77

McCain should just go kick Putin’s ass.


5 posted on 06/25/2013 9:57:16 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: kronos77
At least the Old KGB apparatchik looks out for his people.

We can't say the same for a damn traitor who just sold his country out to Mexico.

6 posted on 06/25/2013 9:57:33 AM PDT by Regulator
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To: kronos77

I just found it hard to believe that McCain was available to the media (extreme sarcasm)


7 posted on 06/25/2013 9:57:41 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: DManA

There’s NOTHING McCain says that holds any interest... he’s shown his colors..


8 posted on 06/25/2013 9:57:58 AM PDT by GOPJ (... liberal anger - - the privileged wheeze of entitled brats ... Greenfield)
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To: kronos77

Shut up McCain. You are nothing but an old turncoat who needs to go home and sit in your rocking chair. All you do is stir up trouble. Frankly I find myself siding with the Russians more every day.


9 posted on 06/25/2013 9:58:34 AM PDT by WVNan
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To: kronos77

That’s telling ‘em, John. </sarcasm>


10 posted on 06/25/2013 9:59:05 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: Bringbackthedraft

US relations with the Russian Empire were cordial, Russians helped us during the War of Independence...

Despite being geographically removed from the American colonies, Russia under Catherine the Great significantly affected the American Revolution through trade and diplomacy. While Catherine personally oversaw most of Russia’s interactions with the American colonies, Britain and the other nations directly or indirectly involved in the Revolutionary War, she also entrusted certain tasks to her foreign advisor Nikita Panin, who often acted on Catherine’s behalf when it came to matters of international diplomacy. Catherine and Panin interacted with the British government through James Harris, an Earl at the Russian court.[1] The decisions made by Catherine and Panin during the Revolution to continue trade with the colonies, remain officially neutral, refuse Britain’s requests for military assistance, and insist on peace talks that linked a resolution of the American Revolution with the settlement of separate European conflicts indirectly helped the Americans win the Revolution and gain their freedom.


11 posted on 06/25/2013 10:00:14 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: kronos77

McCain is an old Keating Five alum.


12 posted on 06/25/2013 10:00:43 AM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: rod1

Juan McCain the great candidate for President of the USA nominated by the dying Republican Party. Romney the great and next Jeb Bush the great, see any problems here?


13 posted on 06/25/2013 10:04:40 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: kronos77

>> “...[Putin] continues to stick his thumb in [America’s] eye in a broad variety of ways...”

Yeah, and that’s YOUR job, not his, right Johnny boy?


14 posted on 06/25/2013 10:06:00 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: kronos77; All
This ridiculous old coot is just trying to pimp his image after voting to destroy the United States by legitimizing a mass invasion, unseen in our history.

EVERYONE should just turn their backs on him, and send as much money as you can to the Recall McCain campaign.

15 posted on 06/25/2013 10:06:37 AM PDT by Regulator
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To: iopscusa

Don’t forget Bob Dole. He earned a spot among the designated losers (one more and they could become the Washington Generals basketball team).


16 posted on 06/25/2013 10:10:00 AM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: kronos77

Calla te Juan. !Cabron!


17 posted on 06/25/2013 10:12:10 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: kronos77
Pot meet kettle.


18 posted on 06/25/2013 10:17:30 AM PDT by McGruff (Support your local House Republican candidate.)
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To: kronos77

John McCain is not President, a rather immature and full-blown narcissist is in that job. A person that Putin cannot bring himself to respect in any way. By failing to make that distinction available to the voting public in 2008, Senile, er, Senator McCain has largely lost his authority to criticize the head of another nation, if he cannot recognize the failings of the titular head of his own country.

In calling for Obama to fail in office, it was intended that what was supposed to fail was the AGENDA espoused by the Current Regime, not the nation once known as “the United States of America”. Unfortunately, we all got sucked into that vortex, and there is little hope for relief before The Won exits from office.


19 posted on 06/25/2013 10:17:45 AM PDT by alloysteel (Unattended children will be given a Red Bull and a free Kazoo. Reminds me of Congress...)
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To: kronos77

Mclame is worried Snowden might damage Barry


20 posted on 06/25/2013 10:21:19 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: kronos77

John McLame upset over Russian lies?

Who knew that hearing a politician tell a lie bothered him?

Wouldn’t it be a treat to see McLame get this upset over the constant barrage of in-your-face lies from Obama, Holder and other administration officials?


21 posted on 06/25/2013 10:21:55 AM PDT by Iron Munro (From nobody to senator, to Conservative savior,)
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To: kronos77

You just can’t make this stuff up.


22 posted on 06/25/2013 10:23:37 AM PDT by grania
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To: kronos77

Our government shouldn’t be talking about any others right now. It may need to take a look in the mirror. McLame is an idiot.


23 posted on 06/25/2013 10:25:35 AM PDT by boycott
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To: WVNan

I find myself admiring Putin every day. At least I know whose side he is on and he loves his country.


24 posted on 06/25/2013 10:29:02 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: kronos77

McCain is today’s KGB.


25 posted on 06/25/2013 10:30:19 AM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: kronos77

Putin may be an old school Russian thug but I’ll be he isn’t owned by Soros like you, McLapdog.


26 posted on 06/25/2013 10:36:23 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: kronos77
Putin didn't spy on my emails McCain, YOU AND YOURS DID !

Putin didn't AID AND ABET the LARGEST FOREIGN INVASION IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD (mexican illegals), YOU DID !

Yes, Putin is an old school KGB marxist thug.

....And right now we Americans have MORE RESPECT FOR HIM THAN YOU !!

UNDERSTAND YOUR PLACE MCCAIN/RINOS/OBAMA !!

27 posted on 06/25/2013 10:36:25 AM PDT by SENTINEL (Kneel down to God. Stand up to tyrants. STICK TO YOUR GUNS !)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
John McCain's bio:

He’s an old RINO that dreams of the days of the ignorant voters, and he continues to stick his thumb in our eye in a broad variety of ways.

28 posted on 06/25/2013 10:39:46 AM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: kronos77

Cindy is just glad that old goat is getting attention from Obama’s media slaves, so he’s not around much.


29 posted on 06/25/2013 10:42:44 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: kronos77

Isn’t it time for this old fool, McRAT, to retire?


30 posted on 06/25/2013 11:02:26 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: VRWCarea51

Given McCain’s record of losing planes, it would be funny if Putin responded in kind.


31 posted on 06/25/2013 11:04:01 AM PDT by Defiant (In the next rebellion, the rebels will be the ones carrying the American flag.)
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To: Defiant

LOL...I was just about to say that McCain was responsible for downing more US aircraft during the cold war than Putin ever dreamed of.


32 posted on 06/25/2013 11:20:57 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: kronos77

Apparently, it’s not the season for McCain to play golf in Pakistan again.


33 posted on 06/25/2013 11:26:43 AM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: kronos77

McSane, isn’t. However he is USA aparatchik of the worst kind.


34 posted on 06/25/2013 11:38:11 AM PDT by veracious
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To: kronos77

Sure John, that coming from someone who probably voted for Obama in 2012. Term Limits, We need Term Limits, badly.


35 posted on 06/25/2013 12:11:08 PM PDT by Pagey (HELL is The 2nd Term of a POTUS who uses the terms “social justice” and “fair distribution".)
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To: kronos77

The issue here is the US spying on its own people. That was what the Soviet Union did during the Cold War. So there is one big difference this time McCain. The Russians are the good guys and DC is the bad guys.


36 posted on 06/25/2013 12:25:09 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: WVNan

“Frankly I find myself siding with the Russians more every day.”

Same here. It’s very disturbing that a series of US administrations, beginning with Clinton’s, have failed to see the common interest we have with Russia in the war on terror.


37 posted on 06/25/2013 1:05:11 PM PDT by riverdawg
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To: kronos77

What a fool McCain is. Cutting the US down to size is what Obama promised, and Putin is treating our government exactly that way.

We are surrounded by political dwarves, and they aren’t funny.


38 posted on 06/25/2013 1:08:47 PM PDT by Chaguito
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To: kronos77

Shouldn’t that make Putin sympathetic to the idea of spying on people and locking them up?


39 posted on 06/25/2013 4:03:44 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy ("New Yorks Finest" are now "The Untouchables")
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