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McCain tells Russia Putin 'doesn't believe in you'
AFP via Yahoo! ^ | September 19, 2013

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.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; Russia
KEYWORDS: collaborator; mccain; putin

1 posted on 09/19/2013 1:22:19 AM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: cunning_fish

Good on McCain....nail the commie KGB thug.


2 posted on 09/19/2013 1:26:57 AM PDT by Dog (Founding member of the Osama Bin Laden was alive the whole time club..)
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To: cunning_fish
Johnny belongs in a condign environment where he can be Johnny and nobody will notice.


3 posted on 09/19/2013 1:31:06 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: cunning_fish
The John McCain Song
4 posted on 09/19/2013 1:40:33 AM PDT by varmintman
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To: cunning_fish

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!


5 posted on 09/19/2013 1:44:15 AM PDT by FreedomStar3028 (Evil must be punished.)
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To: Dog

-——Good on McCain....nail the commie KGB thug.-——

Wish Jihad loving Johnny would nail the commie thug in our White Hut....


6 posted on 09/19/2013 1:55:41 AM PDT by Popman (Liberal wars are about killing people for humanitarian reasons...)
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To: Dog

Hey Dog. Long time no see.


7 posted on 09/19/2013 2:11:03 AM PDT by Eurotwit ("Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.")
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To: cunning_fish

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.

http://www.usdebtclock.org

—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.


8 posted on 09/19/2013 2:32:48 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: FreedomStar3028

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?


9 posted on 09/19/2013 2:49:53 AM PDT by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: 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."

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?

10 posted on 09/19/2013 3:03:51 AM PDT by olezip (Time obliterates the fictions of opinion and confirms the decisions of nature. ~ Cicero)
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To: Dog
their President... is a dissent-quashing tyrant who "doesn't believe in you."

We have one of those, too, but McCain is all too content to serve as his lapdog.

11 posted on 09/19/2013 3:08:09 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Dog

12 posted on 09/19/2013 3:17:17 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: FreedomStar3028

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.


13 posted on 09/19/2013 3:20:02 AM PDT by RC one
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To: cunning_fish

To the headline: huh McCain you don’t believe in the America people.
So why do you care about Putin


14 posted on 09/19/2013 3:24:32 AM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: RC one

We can’t show weakness - to late


15 posted on 09/19/2013 3:26:19 AM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: Sirius Lee

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.


16 posted on 09/19/2013 3:30:23 AM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: svcw
To the headline: huh McCain you don’t believe in the America people. So why do you care about Putin

Russia has Russian soldiers on their border with real bullets!

17 posted on 09/19/2013 3:32:56 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: Sir Francis Dashwood

And they have for decades, not sure what that has to do with McCain not caring about the America people


18 posted on 09/19/2013 3:40:44 AM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: cunning_fish

Hey, Johnny doesn’t believe in US, the American citizen, so I guess it’s okay for him to say this.


19 posted on 09/19/2013 3:40:49 AM PDT by raybbr (I weep over my sons' future in this Godforsaken country.)
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To: cunning_fish

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


20 posted on 09/19/2013 3:45:34 AM PDT by silverleaf (Going to war without the French is like going hunting without an accordion.)
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To: svcw

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.


21 posted on 09/19/2013 3:45:36 AM PDT by RC one
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To: newnhdad

just remote-controlled car detonators?


22 posted on 09/19/2013 3:47:03 AM PDT by silverleaf (Going to war without the French is like going hunting without an accordion.)
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To: silverleaf

He’s as good once as he ever was...


23 posted on 09/19/2013 3:47:24 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: svcw

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?

Russian soldiers.

Russia does not have gay pride marches in their army.


24 posted on 09/19/2013 3:49:42 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: gov_bean_ counter

a legend in his own mind

who here doesn’t thinks McQueeg doesn’t hear voices in his head?


25 posted on 09/19/2013 3:53:25 AM PDT by silverleaf (Going to war without the French is like going hunting without an accordion.)
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To: cunning_fish

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.


26 posted on 09/19/2013 4:12:53 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: cunning_fish
accosted Putin and his associates for rigging elections, imprisoning and murdering opponents, fostering corruption and "destroying" Russia's reputation on the world stage.

Hmmm, sounds a lot like someone else we know except for murdering opponents and the jury is still out on that.

27 posted on 09/19/2013 4:41:22 AM PDT by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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To: cunning_fish

...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”


28 posted on 09/19/2013 5:55:28 AM PDT by RetSignman (Standing my ground against group think.)
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To: Dog

Yeah its been awhile...I lurk mostly now. Take care my friend


29 posted on 09/19/2013 9:05:17 AM PDT by Dog (Founding member of the Osama Bin Laden was alive the whole time club..)
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To: Dog

Yeah its been awhile...I lurk mostly now. Take care my friend


30 posted on 09/19/2013 9:05:22 AM PDT by Dog (Founding member of the Osama Bin Laden was alive the whole time club..)
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