Skip to comments.McCain tells Russia Putin 'doesn't believe in you'
Posted on 09/19/2013 1:22:18 AM PDT by cunning_fish
US Senator John McCain penned a blistering column for a Russian news website on Thursday, telling the Russian people that their President Vladimir Putin is a dissent-quashing tyrant who "doesn't believe in you."
The senior US lawmaker and the 2008 Republican presidential nominee accosted Putin and his associates for rigging elections, imprisoning and murdering opponents, fostering corruption and "destroying" Russia's reputation on the world stage.
"I am not anti-Russian," McCain wrote in the piece for Pravda.ru website. "I am pro-Russian, more pro-Russian than the regime that misrules you today."
McCain last week said he intended to write an op-ed piece for Russian media after Putin had his own column published in The New York Times.
Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Russian News Service radio that the president would read the piece, but is unlikely to respond.
"McCain is not known as a fan of Putin. To engage in polemics -- I doubt it, his is the point of view of a person who lives across the ocean," Peskov said.
The website Pravda.Ru is not known as a serious news source and has nothing to do with the newspaper Pravda published by the Communist party, which was the country's most important paper in the Soviet era but which has now fallen into obscurity.
Some observers have said that the publishing company Pravda.ru is bankrolled by the Kremlin, as it also runs websites that are staunchly pro-Putin and full of stories smearing his opposition.
McCain's piece was sent to both Pravda publications, his office said.
Putin in his widely quoted New York Times piece criticised Obama's plan to bomb Russia's ally Syria, demanded that Moscow's plan to secure Syria's chemical weapon stockpiles be given time to work, and slammed Washington for "relying solely on brute force" to conduct its international affairs.
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Good on McCain....nail the commie KGB thug.
Just who you want annoyed at you, way to go John.
Keep poking that bear guys.
It’s like the administration wants a conflict with Russia. Start World War 3 and they’ll never remove me from office! I’ll fix the economy, and make everyone forget my scandals!
-——Good on McCain....nail the commie KGB thug.-——
Wish Jihad loving Johnny would nail the commie thug in our White Hut....
Hey Dog. Long time no see.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice...
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.
—That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
Juan has to start a war to keep his war chest full from all the donations from his munitions manufacturing lobyists dontchaknow...
Seems like he needs to point his hatred inward toward the Muslim ruining this country instead of supporting his agenda at every turn and backing every appointment.
How about it Juan, you got it in ya to “pen” another diatribe against your ruler, the annointed one, or are you “leaning forward” along with Miss Linseed on the howitzers?
McCain must be talking about himself and Democrats who continuously rule against the will of the people of the United States. Obama may have been behind the ongoing efforts of the IRS, NSA, EPA to subdue those who disagree with this administration. That is real abuse of power, not to mention that the American people know almost nothing about our President.
Who does John McCain think he is fooling?
We have one of those, too, but McCain is all too content to serve as his lapdog.
We can’t show weakness to Russia. As Russia is now the largest exporter of oil on the planet, conflict is inevitable as they threaten the petrodollar arrangement between OPEC and the US which, in turn, threatens all of western capitalism. It’s a new deal and Russia has an ace.
To the headline: huh McCain you don’t believe in the America people.
So why do you care about Putin
We can’t show weakness - to late
that’s one line that stuck out to me too.
Obama has been using the IRS, EPA, DOJ,FEC and FCC to attack dissent. He just hasn’t stooped to Polonium yet.
Russia has Russian soldiers on their border with real bullets!
And they have for decades, not sure what that has to do with McCain not caring about the America people
Hey, Johnny doesn’t believe in US, the American citizen, so I guess it’s okay for him to say this.
Can’t Obama fight his own fights? why send in Johnny of Arabia?
Putin’s editorial was about policy, not name calling and personal attacks
sad times for America when a glory hog like McQueeg gets so much air time. A man whose best days are far far behind him, if they ever even existed
At the same time, starting WW3 isn’t a fantastic option either. Not saying it would go nuclear but it could. In such a situation, threatening a position that Russia must secure is the best option- Syria for example. It may be a good time to place the missile defense system in Poland too, or at least talk about it. Cold war is over my ass.
just remote-controlled car detonators?
He’s as good once as he ever was...
We have refugees and criminals streaming across our own border with Mexico because of the narcoterrorists, mass graves, beheadings, kidnappings, forced prostitution, and chemical warfare with the narcotics.
Is McCain a senator from Arizona or a senator for Obama’s Muslim Brotherhood?
What do you find on the Russian border?
Russia does not have gay pride marches in their army.
a legend in his own mind
who here doesn’t thinks McQueeg doesn’t hear voices in his head?
Why didn’t McCain say these exact words about Obama? Who cares what Putin is doing when the left along with traitors like McCain are taking our country down the tubes? I despise McCain and his good buddy Obama.
Hmmm, sounds a lot like someone else we know except for murdering opponents and the jury is still out on that.
...and a Arizona crowd murmurs...
“WOW, I wasn’t going to vote for him again now I will”
“Yeah he’s the guy for me, he wasn’t before now he is”
“I didn’t think he was a conservative anymore, he really changed my mind, you’re the man John”
“I don’t care anymore what he’s done before, he’s a hero to me now”
Yeah its been awhile...I lurk mostly now. Take care my friend
Yeah its been awhile...I lurk mostly now. Take care my friend
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