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Is Putin One of Us?
CNSNews.com ^ | DEc 17, 2013 | Patrick J. Buchanan

Posted on 12/17/2013 9:58:01 AM PST by Neoliberalnot

With America clearly in mind, Putin declared, "In many countries today, moral and ethical norms are being reconsidered."

"They're now requiring not only the proper acknowledgment of freedom of conscience, political views and private life, but also the mandatory acknowledgment of the equality of good and evil."

Translation: While privacy and freedom of thought, religion and speech are cherished rights, to equate traditional marriage and same-sex marriage is to equate good with evil.

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Putin is a man who loves his country and his people, imho. Bo is man who despises his country, whites, and especially, American Patriots.
1 posted on 12/17/2013 9:58:02 AM PST by Neoliberalnot
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To: Neoliberalnot

I think Putin’s act is a front for his true intentions. That said, I regard his active policies as more freedom-oriented thank Obama’s, but that’s not saying much.


2 posted on 12/17/2013 9:59:57 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Neoliberalnot
"They're now requiring not only the proper acknowledgment of freedom of conscience, political views and private life, but also the mandatory acknowledgment of the equality of good and evil."

He's right - that IS what liberal elites are doing...

3 posted on 12/17/2013 10:01:24 AM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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To: Neoliberalnot

Putin is former KGB under the Soviet Union. No, he is not one of us.

But, he does care about his own country at least, and that causes wonderment on our side of the world these days since our own putative leadership does not.


4 posted on 12/17/2013 10:02:05 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: rarestia
I regard his active policies as more freedom-oriented than Obama’s

Talk about damning with faint praise!

5 posted on 12/17/2013 10:02:59 AM PST by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: Neoliberalnot
Putin is a man who loves his country and his people

That's why so many people respect Putin so much more than we respect Obama. If Putin had been born in the US, he'd love his country and his people, still.

6 posted on 12/17/2013 10:03:20 AM PST by grania
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To: null and void

That bar’s set too low for limbo, lol.


7 posted on 12/17/2013 10:03:41 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Neoliberalnot
Putin is a man who loves his country and his people, imho

Never understood that logic. You could've said the same about Fidel Castro.

8 posted on 12/17/2013 10:05:07 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: rarestia

Agreed, all politicians are actors. On the other hand, Putin is a man. I can’t say the same for the pathetic piece of blacktrash in the white house.


9 posted on 12/17/2013 10:06:08 AM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: Neoliberalnot

Putin knows that even 70 years of communism could not destroy the Orthodox church in Russia. I think he is trying to co-opt it, or at least, have it on his side.


10 posted on 12/17/2013 10:07:15 AM PST by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: GOPJ

“They’re now requiring not only the proper acknowledgment of freedom of conscience, political views and private life, but also the mandatory acknowledgment of the equality of good and evil.”
He’s right - that IS what liberal elites are doing...””

Agreed, much of what Putin says is right on target. Putting out the message, whether he believes it or not, is enlightening to his people.


11 posted on 12/17/2013 10:07:49 AM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: 1rudeboy

I wouldn’t say that about Castro. He plunged his country into fifty-plus years of misery, and murdered tens of thousands of his people.


12 posted on 12/17/2013 10:09:46 AM PST by Arthur McGowan
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To: 1rudeboy

You could’ve said the same about Fidel Castro.””

Perhaps, but if you don’t think Bo hates you, all freepers, and millions of other non-africans, you are in for a serious awakening.


13 posted on 12/17/2013 10:09:55 AM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: Neoliberalnot

X-KGB and Politician? I know we are hurting for leadership but don’t fall for that one.

There was a young lady of Niger
Who smiled as she rode on a tiger;
They returned from the ride
With the lady inside,
And the smile on the face of the tiger.


14 posted on 12/17/2013 10:12:11 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Neoliberalnot
Simply because someone dislikes homosexuals doesn't make him a good person, a good leader, or a person who "loves his country."

The "country" he loves is the Soviet Union, whose dissolution he calls "one of the great tragedies of history."

Sorry, but I can't balance an opportunistic defense of Orthodox Christianity against a heartfelt admiration for a system that destroyed tens of millions of human lives -- and coopted the Orthodox Church as well.

15 posted on 12/17/2013 10:13:50 AM PST by FredZarguna (Wink wink. Nudge nudge. Know what I mean? Know what I mean?)
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To: Neoliberalnot

“Is Putin One of Us?”

If by “us” you mean Communist, yes.
I have no idea what Buchanan is.


16 posted on 12/17/2013 10:14:25 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Neoliberalnot

I believe that Putin is a proud Russian who loves his country. Other than that...who knows how to take Putin? I prefer him to obama, but that’s not saying a lot.


17 posted on 12/17/2013 10:14:42 AM PST by pgkdan
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To: rarestia
I think Putin’s act is a front for his true intentions

It seems we are caught between two devils (evils).

Putin appears to be preferable for a number of reasons.
He is harsh, but competent, which seems better than the helter-skelter Obama.

18 posted on 12/17/2013 10:14:55 AM PST by oldbrowser ("From each according to their ability, to each according to their needs" .....Marx)
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To: Neoliberalnot

Is Putin one of us?

No.


19 posted on 12/17/2013 10:15:54 AM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededicaton to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution...)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
The Putin bootlickers on FR have become the ipecac of this site. There is no such thing as ex-KGB.
20 posted on 12/17/2013 10:16:22 AM PST by FredZarguna (Wink wink. Nudge nudge. Know what I mean? Know what I mean?)
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To: 1rudeboy
You could've said the same about Fidel Castro.

castro loved power and control - I never saw love or respect for the Cuban people... not even a hint of it past his first few months in office...

21 posted on 12/17/2013 10:16:23 AM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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To: FredZarguna
“The Putin bootlickers on FR have become the ipecac of this site. There is no such thing as ex-KGB.”

Putin frightens me more than any Russian leader since Andropov.

22 posted on 12/17/2013 10:18:51 AM PST by riverdawg
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To: Neoliberalnot
I don't know if he's one of us, but he's certainly one with Obama.

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23 posted on 12/17/2013 10:24:26 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: nuconvert

Buchanan is a conservative-libertaria...not surprised yhat is not readily seen...same as Jefferson, Taft, Goldwater, Dr Ron Paul, Reagan, Etc.

Semper Watching!
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24 posted on 12/17/2013 10:27:17 AM PST by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: rarestia

Regardless of WHAT form of government the Russian people may be subject to, even a relatively representative republic that reflects faith, respect of personal property and moral behavior, the aims and categorical imperatives would STILL set that nation in direct competition with and in opposition to that territory once known as “the United States of America”.

The leadership of Russia has been immeasurably assisted in this striving for supremacy by the abject surrender and retreat of the Current Regime now squatting in the White Hut (or “Spite Hut”), and for that, the rising star over Russia has moved, ably and perhaps with greater future good for the world, to the forefront in international leadership. The Russians have been pragmatic in their foreign policy, assisting those who may be of some benefit to the aspirations of their nation, and undercutting or actively repressing possible sources of conflict. Freedom is not a consideration here, national identity is.

The Current Regime is seen as singularly uncommitted to the preservation of the interests of what was always known as “The United States of America”, pursuing instead some radical internal revolution, designed to cripple and subjugate any opposition within the country.

As Rush Limbaugh once said, at the onset of the Current Regime, “I hope he (Obama) fails.”

The future restoration of “the United States of America” DEPENDS on the failure of the Current Regime, at almost every juncture.


25 posted on 12/17/2013 10:30:21 AM PST by alloysteel (Those who deny natural climate change are forever doomed to stupidity. AGW is a LIE.)
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To: Neoliberalnot

Polonium Pooty-Poot Putin? No, he’s not one of us, Buchanan, you fool!


26 posted on 12/17/2013 10:32:15 AM PST by Yossarian
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To: rarestia

I agree with your comments.

I will say that people tend to lean towards the area that offers them the most potential.

The United States has failed to reveal the potential of the West to improve the lives of Russians.

IMO, it’s that simple.

We don’t need to go overboard. We can move in that direction reasonably and calculatedly, but it helps nobody for Russia and the United States (and the greater ‘West’) to have friction, unless the diabolical China.

Bush should have held summits with Putin. We should pursue it once we have someone with an IQ over that of a nine year old in the White House again.


27 posted on 12/17/2013 10:35:27 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Reagan 1980: Shining city on a hill / RNC 2013: Dim flickering candle in a dark deserted dungeon.)
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To: FredZarguna

Look, we all know who Putin was and is.

Now, is it better to have him as an enemy, or a friend at arm’s length.

Russia has been invaded from the West. Sure it is leery of the West. I do think Putin can see problems with China too.

We need to work out a relationship that is reasoned and beneficial to both nations. We have failed to pursue that to the extent we should have.

The only alternative is for Putin to go ahead and align with China in perpetuity. Would that be helpful?


28 posted on 12/17/2013 10:38:01 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Reagan 1980: Shining city on a hill / RNC 2013: Dim flickering candle in a dark deserted dungeon.)
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To: Neoliberalnot

With the way America is going, and seeing its continued decay into degeneracy, homo-fascism and persecution of Christians, I can almost envision (in a surreal/dystopian sci-fi novel manner), America becoming a primary force for evil in the world, and an eventual scenario in which there might be countrymen who would welcome an invasion/liberation by moral, Christian Russian forces.

Sci-fi? Well, no more “way-out” than the freak-show America has already become!


29 posted on 12/17/2013 10:39:11 AM PST by greene66
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To: Neoliberalnot

30 posted on 12/17/2013 10:45:57 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: DoughtyOne

Yes, there is room for more peaceable relations between the two countries, but we should always be wary of them. In fact, be wary of everyone.


31 posted on 12/17/2013 10:50:56 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: Yossarian
Polonium Pooty-Poot Putin?

Putin's Poison?
by Peter Brookes, November 27, 2006
The death of former Russian spy, Alexander Litvinenko, last week from radioactive Polonium-210 poisoning is the latest in a series of politically motivated attacks on the outspoken opponents of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

http://www.heritage.org/Press/Commentary/ed112706a.cfm
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Yushchenko: Russia blocking poisoning probe
By Bonnie Malkin and agencies, September 12, 2007


Mr Yushchenko before and after the poisoning

"Mr Yushchenko, a pro-European politician who wanted to bring his country [The Ukraine] out of Russia's shadow, fell seriously ill on September 6, 2004 as he was competing in presidential elections against a pro-Moscow candidate, Viktor Yanukovich, now prime minister.

After months of tests in an Austrian clinic, it was determined that he had ingested a massive amount of the poison dioxin.

Although he survived, his face was left bloated and pockmarked, and he has had to undergo regular treatment to rid his body of the toxin.

In an interview with Le Figaro he said he believed the dioxin used to disfigure him was made in a Russian lab.

Mr Yushchenko did not directly accuse the Russian government of being behind his poisoning, but he did say he had 'practically put all the pieces together' and the attempt against him 'was not a private action'. ..."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/1562838/Yushchenko-Russia-blocking-poisoning-probe.html
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"Viktor Andriyovych Yushchenko (born February 23, 1954) is the third and current President of Ukraine". He took office on January 23, 2005. [there is a new pro-Putin president since]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viktor_Yushchenko
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(Ukraine) Hunt starts for Yushchenko's poisoner:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/ukraine/1478922/Hunt-starts-for-Yushchenko%27s-poisoner.html

32 posted on 12/17/2013 10:51:56 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

Whoa - telling pictures....


33 posted on 12/17/2013 10:53:21 AM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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To: Viennacon

I agree.


34 posted on 12/17/2013 10:53:24 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Reagan 1980: Shining city on a hill / RNC 2013: Dim flickering candle in a dark deserted dungeon.)
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To: Neoliberalnot
Putin praises Cold War moles for stealing U.S. nuclear secrets
Reuters ^ | Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:04pm EST | Steve Gutterman

Vladimir Putin praised Cold War-era scientists on Thursday for stealing U.S. nuclear secrets so that United States would not be the world's sole atomic power, in comments reflecting his vision of Russia as a counterweight to U.S. power.

Spies with suitcases full of data helped the Soviet Union build its atomic bomb, he told military commanders.

"You know, when the States already had nuclear weapons and the Soviet Union was only building them, we got a significant amount of information through Soviet foreign intelligence channels," Putin said, according to state-run Itar-Tass.

"The were carrying the information away not on microfilm but literally in suitcases. Suitcases!"

Putin's remarks referred to the dawn of the Cold War more than half a century ago, but they echoed a message he has made loud and clear more recently: that the United States needs to be restrained, and Russia is the country to do it. …

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...

35 posted on 12/17/2013 10:53:41 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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Obama To Betray Missile Defense Secrets To Moscow
Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 9, 2012 | IBD staff

Appeasement: From ObamaCare to recess appointments, honoring the Constitution has not been an administration hallmark. But when it comes to betraying secrets to mollify the Russians, it becomes a document the president hides behind.

It was bad enough that the 2012 defense authorization bill signed by President Obama set America on a downward spiral of military mediocrity.

He also issued a signing statement, something he once opposed, saying that language in the bill aimed at protecting top-secret technical data on the U.S. Standard Missile-3 — linchpin of our missile defense — might impinge on his constitutional foreign-policy authority.

Section 1227 of the defense law prohibits spending any funds that would be used to give Russian officials access to sensitive missile-defense technology as part of a cooperation agreement without first sending Congress a report identifying the specific secrets, how they'd be used and steps to protect the data from compromise.

The president is required to certify that any technology shared will not be passed on to third parties such as China, North Korea or Iran, that the Russians will not use transferred secrets to develop countermeasures and that the Russians are reciprocating in sharing missile-defense technology.

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


36 posted on 12/17/2013 10:54:25 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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We are creating a new world, a balanced world. A new world order, a multipolar world,” Chavez told reporters during a visit to Communist China, one of many. His “new world order” includes [RUSSIA], China, Iran,... and a significantly weakened United States, he explained.

Resurgent Communism in Latin America
by Alex Newman, March 16, 2010:

http://www.thenewamerican.com/index.php/world-mainmenu-26/south-america-mainmenu-37/3122-resurgent-communism-in-latin-america?tmpl=component&print=1&layout=default&page=
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From the Russian News and Information Agency:
July 27, 2006
"'I am determined to expand relations with Russia,' Chavez, known as an outspoken critic of what he calls the United States' unilateralism, told the Russian leader, adding that his determination stemmed from their shared vision of the global order.":
http://en.rian.ru/russia/20060727/51913498.html
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From the Sino-Russian Joint Statement of April 23, 1997:
"The two sides [China and Russia] shall, in the spirit of partnership, strive to promote the multipolarization of the world and the establishment of a new international order."

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Central_Asia/HI29Ag01.html
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"Joint war games are a logical outcome of the Sino-Russian Friendship and Cooperation Treaty signed in 2001, and reflect the shared worldview and growing economic ties between the two Eastern Hemisphere giants."

http://www.heritage.org/Press/Commentary/ed092605a.cfm

37 posted on 12/17/2013 10:56:46 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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38 posted on 12/17/2013 10:57:25 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Neoliberalnot

Just a slob like one of us?


39 posted on 12/17/2013 10:58:39 AM PST by dfwgator
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The two sides [Democratic People's Republic of Korea and Russia] agreed to "promote and enhance friendly relations" in line with the joint declaration of July 19, 2000 and the Russia-DPRK friendship and good neighborly cooperation treaty of February 9, 2000.

Putin and Kim agreed during their talks to promote a Russian- DPRK political dialogue on the Korean issue and international affairs, and discussed many topical international problems, deputy head of the Russian presidential administration Sergei Prikhodko told reporters following the talks.

The two leaders spoke for an independent and peaceful solution to the issue of reunification of the Korean Peninsula, and against "any outside obstacles to this process" as "unacceptable."

http://www.china.org.cn/english/2001/Aug/17008.htm

40 posted on 12/17/2013 10:58:45 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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41 posted on 12/17/2013 11:01:55 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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pro-Moscow Viktor Yanukovich, president of the Ukraine
42 posted on 12/17/2013 11:03:22 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: alloysteel

Very good assessment.


43 posted on 12/17/2013 11:06:39 AM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: ETL

Suggest you look at Bo and Holder’s hit list of victims. You have to ask yourself, if Putin would pull the rug out from under his people and leave them to be executed like the Kenyan maggot did to our people in Benghazi?


44 posted on 12/17/2013 11:11:25 AM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: Neoliberalnot

Is there a chief executive of any country today who promotes liberty, free markets and minimal government? (not a rhetorical question)


45 posted on 12/17/2013 11:13:23 AM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: ETL

How bout some pictures of Madame Albright (halfbright) and Bo’s son, Dennis Rodman, meeting with Kim.


46 posted on 12/17/2013 11:15:39 AM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: Neoliberalnot

Well..perhaps..but the truth spoken by demons is only expressed to do their ultimate evil...deceived, kill and control.


47 posted on 12/17/2013 11:17:18 AM PST by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: DoughtyOne
Look, we all know who Putin was and is.

Seems that some don't. Just because he's jailing homos, they seem to think he's uberkewl. He's not.

Now, is it better to have him as an enemy, or a friend at arm’s length.

That depends on whether he really is a friend, which is doubtful.

Russia has been invaded from the West. Sure it is leery of the West.

Oh, Good Lord, NOT THIS SH!T AGAIN. We had to hear this tripe all throughout the Cold War. "We need to make concessions to Russia because Russia has been repeatedly invaded and their paranoia is understandable as a result."

Complete rubbish. When did America invade Russia? Who's going to invade Russia now? Germany? France? Lithuania? Please be serious.

I do think Putin can see problems with China too.

Putin is making alliances he sees as being in his interest, and looking to alliances -- real and threatened -- with China as a way to get leverage in his dealings with the West. This is Great Power diplomacy, and is NOT the issue. The issue is that Russia's interests are antithetical to ours and Putin knows it. Americans wearing rose-colored glasses don't. Russia's attitude toward Europe has never changed: Russia "belongs" there, America doesn't. If it wasn't, he wouldn't need China; he could talk with us directly.

We need to work out a relationship that is reasoned and beneficial to both nations. We have failed to pursue that to the extent we should have.

Again, nonsense. We hold Russia "as we hold the rest of mankind: Enemies in War, in Peace, Friends."

What should we have done? Opened our checkbook for Gorbachev? Why? Give me some specific issue on which the US has "failed." Just One. And please don't tell me NATO expansion or missile defense. NATO is a non-starter. The countries of the former Warsaw Pact are sovereign nations and are free to make defense alliances with whomever these please. The NATO military posture has virtually no offensive capability, and Russia knows that. Russia knows perfectly well that our missile defense in Eastern Europe cannot possibly stop any significant number of Russian missiles. Russia is opposed to US missile defense in Eastern Europe because it limits the ability of Russian proxy states like Iran and Syria to threaten our interests. Russia wants to use those proxies to threaten Europe, while pretending its hands are clean.

And while we are on the subject of "we didn't do enough," why has Russia repeatedly sided, both publicly and secretly, with China to undermine our efforts to keep Iran from getting a bomb, and to keep the NoKorea bomb program alive? Talk about being responsible for a bad relationship.

The only alternative is for Putin to go ahead and align with China in perpetuity. Would that be helpful?

So, your putative theory of diplomacy is "give Russia whatever she wants in order to keep her from aligning with another country in order to get what she wants?" Wow. Brilliant. Logic much?

48 posted on 12/17/2013 11:19:55 AM PST by FredZarguna (Wink wink. Nudge nudge. Know what I mean? Know what I mean?)
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To: 1rudeboy

No you couldn’t. Neither love their people. They love power, as does Obama.


49 posted on 12/17/2013 11:22:47 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: Neoliberalnot
Putin may well be behind some of the so-called terror attacks in Russia. He poisoned to death a former KGB agent who spilled the beans on him. The book was called "Blowing Up Russia". He claimed Putin staged the attacks in order to rationalize a heavy crack down on the Chechens.

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Alexander Litvinenko, the former Russian security agent fighting for his life in a UK hospital after allegedly being poisoned, has been a fierce critic of Vladimir Putin since before he became president in 2000.

Mr Litvinenko is thought to have been close to journalist Anna Politkovskaya, another opponent of the Kremlin who was shot dead last month, and said recently he was investigating her murder. It was after being handed documents apparently relating to the case that he was taken ill more than two weeks ago.

But he is perhaps best known for a book in which he alleges that agents co-ordinated the 1999 apartment block bombings in Russia that killed more than 300 people. He now appears to have fallen victim to the kind of plots which he wrote about.

Arrest

Mr Litvinenko, 43, first became a security agent under the Soviet-era KGB, rising to the rank of lieutenant-colonel in its later incarnations.

He is reported to have fallen out with Vladimir Putin, then head of the security service, in the late 1990s, after failing in attempts to crack down on corruption within the organization. In 1998, he first came to prominence by exposing an alleged plot to assassinate the then powerful tycoon Boris Berezovsky, who himself now lives in self-imposed exile in the UK. He was subsequently arrested on charges of abusing his office and spent nine months in a remand centre before being acquitted.

In 1999 he wrote Blowing up Russia: Terror from Within, in which he accused the current Russian security service, the FSB, of carrying out several apartment house bombings in 1999 that killed more than 300 people. The attacks, which Moscow blamed on Chechen rebels, helped swing public opinion behind Russia's second war in the breakaway republic.

Petrol bombs

Complaining of persecution, in 2000 Mr Litvinenko fled to the UK where he sought, and was granted, asylum. But after settling in an unnamed London suburb, the former spy continued to behave as if on the run, constantly changing his contact details. The Times newspaper reported that over the summer someone tried to push a pram loaded with petrol bombs at his front door. Appearing alongside high-profile opponents of President Putin, he has continued to make allegations about his former bosses.

Perhaps most notably, he alleged that al-Qaeda number two Ayman al-Zawahiri was trained by the FSB in Dagestan in the years before 9/11.

http://www.cicentre.com/Documents/litvinenko.html

50 posted on 12/17/2013 11:26:04 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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