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To: Netz; P-Marlowe
What I didn't like about the letter was: (1) any reference to obedience to international, UN law. The US is a sovereign nation, and we'll act in our own best interest, the UN be damned. (2) all the suspicion raising sections regarding "peace": Israel, Palestinians, Syria, etc. Putin is acting in Russia's self-interest, and at this point we know they side with their long-time Arab clients. (3) American exceptionalism is not about being better than anyone else, it is about our unique history and aspiration for real freedom.

What I did like about the letter: (1) The mention of God: it's refreshing to see a former head of KGB appealing to God, whether he meant it or not. (2) The insistence that the rebels are Islamic fundamentalist jihadists. I agree with that, and I know that supporting them is signing a death warrant for Syrian Christians, and signing a license to attack Israel in the future, and to give them control of vast quantities of WMDs which they will use against their enemies, the US being their major enemy. (3) The acknowledgement that Obama has screwed this up. He has. Royally.

22 posted on 09/12/2013 5:08:44 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins
American exceptionalism is not about being better than anyone else, it is about our unique history and aspiration for real freedom.

Putin is correct about exceptionalism based on the false, jingoistic way in which Obama described it. Putin is calling Obama on Obama's own shallowness. I don't think that Obama even understands what American exceptionalism is. He views it with disdain as moral superiority, with which he let his speechwriter run wild. Putin understands, however, and hangs Obama with his own words. No offense was intended to American patriots. This was just some business he had with Obama.

42 posted on 09/12/2013 9:26:47 AM PDT by Kennard
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Putin funds Islamic nutcases everywhere except within Russia and republics that attack Russians, then, he is merciless but don’t worry, all that Russian aid and Nukes for Iran will come back to haunt the SOB when they turn on Moscow...


47 posted on 09/13/2013 3:29:21 AM PDT by Netz
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