Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

McCain slams Putin on Snowden- "he continues to stick his thumb in our eye"
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket ^ | 6 25 13 | Dylan Stableford,

Posted on 06/25/2013 12:26:40 PM PDT by dennisw

Sen. John McCain weighed in on the Edward Snowden saga on Tuesday, saying that Russia's actions in the wake of the accused National Security Agency leaker's reported arrival in Moscow harkens back to the Cold War.

"It's reminiscent of the days of the Cold War, when you hear a Russian spokesman saying that [Snowden’s] not in Russia when every shred of evidence indicates that he is,” McCain said on CNN. “We've got to start dealing with Vladimir Putin in a realistic fashion for what he is. He’s an old KGB colonel 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. Most importantly to me, of course, and should be to the world, is their continued support of [Syrian President] Bashar al Assad and the massacre taking place in Syria."

"Putin always seems almost eager to stick a finger in the eye of the United States—whether it is Syria, Iran and now of course with Snowden," New York Sen. Charles Schumer said on CNN's "State of the Union." "Allies are supposed to treat each other in decent ways."

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dementiapraecox; loser; mccain; recall; sourcetitlenoturl
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-79 next last

1 posted on 06/25/2013 12:26:40 PM PDT by dennisw
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: dennisw

How ironic that he would say that.


2 posted on 06/25/2013 12:27:35 PM PDT by DAC21
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dennisw

The ‘Rats are using “their” Republicans as front-line defense for their thuggery.


3 posted on 06/25/2013 12:28:22 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dennisw

Some being poked in the eye imagery from resident Senate geniuses Chucky Schumer and John McCain. I’ll bet Putin has as large a dossier on McCain as on Pres. JugEars


4 posted on 06/25/2013 12:28:30 PM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing - Joe Pine)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dennisw

And you, Senator, continue to have your thumb up your ____.


5 posted on 06/25/2013 12:28:31 PM PDT by beelzepug (if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DAC21

Takes a thumb sticker to know a thumb sticker...


6 posted on 06/25/2013 12:28:51 PM PDT by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: DAC21

How ironic that he would say that.


I agree. He reminds me of the likes of Sharpton calling us racists. Liberals apparently don’t own mirrors. They need to look in one.


7 posted on 06/25/2013 12:29:12 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: DAC21

“Allies”????!!! The Russians?????


8 posted on 06/25/2013 12:29:25 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: dennisw

LINK-— http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/mccain-putin-snowden-syria-153134808.html

LINK http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/mccain-putin-snowden-syria-153134808.html
LINK-— http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/mccain-putin-snowden-syria-153134808.html

LINK http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/mccain-putin-snowden-syria-153134808.html

LINK-— http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/mccain-putin-snowden-syria-153134808.html

LINK http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/mccain-putin-snowden-syria-153134808.html


9 posted on 06/25/2013 12:29:44 PM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing - Joe Pine)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dennisw

Putin looks for russia intrest first like any good leader of a nation does, yes often those interest conflict with usa but i think its admissible quality that lacks in usa politicians


10 posted on 06/25/2013 12:29:59 PM PDT by The Right wing Infidel
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dennisw

FUJM!


11 posted on 06/25/2013 12:30:19 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dennisw

I’m amazed the McShame was smart enough to realize this.


12 posted on 06/25/2013 12:30:31 PM PDT by Clay Moore ("In politics, stupidity is not a handicap." Napoleon Bonaparte)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: beelzepug

And after he pulls his thumb our of his _____, he will stick it back into America’s eye.

Putin : obama :: McCain : Americans


13 posted on 06/25/2013 12:31:40 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: dennisw

"Well, he makes you look like an ass, is what he does."

14 posted on 06/25/2013 12:33:01 PM PDT by dfwgator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dennisw

Hey McCain, Putin makes a lot more sense than you do.


15 posted on 06/25/2013 12:33:03 PM PDT by kenmcg (scapegoat)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dennisw

16 posted on 06/25/2013 12:33:48 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dennisw

That seems to be your approach, McQueeg.

Go away.

Quit breathing.

Contribute to the soil.


17 posted on 06/25/2013 12:34:02 PM PDT by Da Coyote
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dennisw

I know how ya feel Johnny.


18 posted on 06/25/2013 12:34:51 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dennisw

I had mixed emotions about Snowden, but he has all the right enemies.


19 posted on 06/25/2013 12:34:52 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dennisw
Did the senator explain why we should be concerned if Snowden puts his finger in their eye?
20 posted on 06/25/2013 12:35:34 PM PDT by skeeter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dennisw

I firmly believe that Snowden is being sought of trumped up charges by the NSAKGB. What is his pig crime? Exposing the NSA for illegally and unconstitutionally data mining information from hundreds of millions of citizens?


21 posted on 06/25/2013 12:35:45 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jewbacca

I like Snowden exposing NSA spying-collecting on everyone in America but when you land in China or Russia and you have a treasure trove of NSA secrets those secretes and data he had on 4 laptops will be seized and duplicated>>>>>>

Which has to have happened unless the info was ultra encrypted and Russia + China did not force him to give the encryption key. Snowden is pretty clever guy and may have had some way to finesse this


22 posted on 06/25/2013 12:39:46 PM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing - Joe Pine)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: dennisw

Might Russia be the next country McCain wants us to invade?


23 posted on 06/25/2013 12:41:21 PM PDT by ConservativeTeen (Proud Right Wing Extremist)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dennisw
Gee Sen. McCane do you think that Obama’s feckless foreign policy and weakening of the United States has anything to do with Russia being so belligerent?
24 posted on 06/25/2013 12:41:34 PM PDT by The Great RJ
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dennisw

As does Juan McCain..


25 posted on 06/25/2013 12:43:56 PM PDT by Gaffer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Blood of Tyrants
I firmly believe that Snowden is being sought of trumped up charges by the NSAKGB. What is his pig crime? Exposing the NSA for illegally and unconstitutionally data mining information from hundreds of millions of citizens?

NSA loves to collect and hold all the communications, financial information, secrets of everyone living in America. See how NSA squeals when their secrets are exposed. When the tables are turned. NSA is  a typical Federal Gov't jobs program and bureaucratic empire. The NSA could concentrate on America's real enemies for 10% the cost and 10% the number of Federal drones working there

26 posted on 06/25/2013 12:44:25 PM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing - Joe Pine)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: dennisw

McCain, Schumer, and Hussein can cry all they want, but Putin doesn’t give a s-—. He is the strong one and they are afraid of him, so they jump up and down and cry.


27 posted on 06/25/2013 12:45:10 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dennisw
Ima tuff guy! Screams McQueeg to Bad Vlad.

'cept when it comes to Mexico, then I run for cover...


28 posted on 06/25/2013 12:45:44 PM PDT by Regulator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson

Putin definitely took full advantage of the situation.

There’s a whole theatrical play in motion.

Perhaps he is not as enamored of Bammy as at one time?


29 posted on 06/25/2013 12:46:32 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Jewbacca
I am rooting for Snowden. I have more in common with him than anyone in Washington D.C. Any potential damage to our country by his hands will be far less than the damage already inflicted upon us by Obama and the US Senate.

Alienated more and more very day.

30 posted on 06/25/2013 12:46:37 PM PDT by conservativehistorian (civilizational suicide continues)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: dennisw
McCain is the Madonna of the Senate. Both are in serious denial that the world has passed them by.
31 posted on 06/25/2013 12:48:20 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dennisw
Snowden wants to return home to America, but he has embarrassed powerful Democratic and Republican politicians, a life-threatening situation. And so, in my opinion, he's moving from pillar to post, attempting to survive until his countrymen realize what he has done for them. Although every news outlet I see or hear is pushing the idea that he is giving American defense secrets to our enemies, it looks to me like he's just treading water until he's vindicated.
32 posted on 06/25/2013 12:48:47 PM PDT by July4
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: dennisw

Still think we have nothing to fear from an Obastard presidency, Senator?


33 posted on 06/25/2013 12:48:49 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dennisw

I have to say it, no matter how obvious it is: Now he knows how we feel.


34 posted on 06/25/2013 12:48:57 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who could have guessed that one day pro wrestling would be less fake than network news?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cuban leaf

Vampire don’t use mirrors....because they can’t...............


35 posted on 06/25/2013 12:50:11 PM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: dennisw; Blood of Tyrants; Gaffer

My guess?

Putin has always despised Obama, because he sees Obama as a traitor to his own country.


36 posted on 06/25/2013 12:50:38 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The RINO/amnesty argument goes like this: 1) If we pander to Hispanics, we will save the GOP, at le)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: stephenjohnbanker

I’m kinda thinking that, too. Strong people always dislike cheats, thieves, liars and incompetents.


37 posted on 06/25/2013 12:52:39 PM PDT by Gaffer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: dennisw

Shut up Johnny. You did a lot to make sure he could stick a thumb in our eye. America is now the world’s biggest paper tiger thanks to you and your buddy, Barry.


38 posted on 06/25/2013 12:54:01 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Osama tried and failed. Obama got it done.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Regulator
I think that cancer McCain supposedly had on his face and got rid of really didn't go away. It has metastasized to his pea brain
39 posted on 06/25/2013 12:54:30 PM PDT by Gaffer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: FlingWingFlyer
McCain HAD to know that NSA has been spying on us for years. McCain is the traitor. Frankly, I don't think we're much worse off with the Marxist Obama than we would have been with the narcissist idiot McCain.
40 posted on 06/25/2013 12:59:32 PM PDT by July4
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: dennisw

Yeah, he does thumb your eye, McCain... remember YOU’RE the one who pushed to arm al-Qaeda in Syria against Russia’s ally. WTF do you expect? Take your meds and have Cindy drive you back to “the home.”


41 posted on 06/25/2013 1:00:50 PM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: stephenjohnbanker
Putin has always despised Obama, because he sees Obama as a traitor to his own country.

That's what I have read in books about spies and Vince Flynn's books. Americans may not know what a useless sack Obama is but Vlad Putin took the measure of the man years ago and put him on a leash and performing tricks like the organ grinders monkey. Putin has all that Obama can be blackmailed on

42 posted on 06/25/2013 1:01:49 PM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing - Joe Pine)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: dennisw

Compare and contrast with the obvious respect Gorbachev had for Reagan.


43 posted on 06/25/2013 1:03:16 PM PDT by dfwgator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]

To: dennisw
Weird times.
I find myself cheering for the commies in Moscow over the commies in Washington D.C.

Actually the commies in D.C. make Russia seem like the American capitalist running dogs of old...

44 posted on 06/25/2013 1:05:05 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: El Cid

No commies in Moscow, the Commies there hate Putin and vice versa.


45 posted on 06/25/2013 1:05:43 PM PDT by dfwgator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 44 | View Replies]

To: dennisw
We have nothing to fear with Barack Obama in the White House

John McCain, October 12, 2008

46 posted on 06/25/2013 1:06:40 PM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dennisw

“he continues to stick his thumb in our eye in a broad variety of ways. “

Yeh kind of like McCain does to the Republican base.


47 posted on 06/25/2013 1:08:06 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dennisw
"he continues to stick his thumb in our eye"

That's because you all are clowns and not respected outside of the Beltway.
48 posted on 06/25/2013 1:12:13 PM PDT by Vision (We are not descended from fearful men)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dennisw

” Vlad Putin took the measure of the man years ago and put him on a leash and performing tricks like the organ grinders monkey”

LOL! Well put.

” Putin has all that Obama can be blackmailed on “

And Putin has the background to be thorough.


49 posted on 06/25/2013 1:12:42 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The RINO/amnesty argument goes like this: 1) If we pander to Hispanics, we will save the GOP, at le)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]

To: dennisw
John McCain sticks his thumb - well, thumb if I'm lucky - in my eye on a regular basis and seems to expect me to thank him for the privilege. I don't care for Vladimir Putin, but if he actually got under "Ace's" spotty skin this week, then I will give the man credit for that much.

I thought I had officially left the Republican party over McCain a few years back, but somehow the paperwork didn't seem to get the job done. I let it slide for some time, but weekend before last I went down to the courthouse and made sure the change "took." If the GOP cared enough to know why I threw close to 40 years of being a registered Republican into the toilet (and jiggled the handle this time), I'd refer them to exhibit A: John McCain.

Poke him again, Vlad.

Mr. niteowl77

50 posted on 06/25/2013 1:13:55 PM PDT by niteowl77 (Oh, crap.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-79 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson