Skip to comments.Putinís global ambitions could destabilize Europe
Posted on 03/18/2014 5:46:36 PM PDT by goldstategop
Since then, Putin increasingly has referred to Russia as distinct from the West. He promotes an orthodox morality that rejects Western notions of tolerance and inclusive societies seen domestically in the imprisonment of Pussy Riot, new anti-propaganda laws targeting gays and a crackdown on any media deviating from the Kremlin line.
The West discounted much of this exceptionalist narrative until it was used in Crimea. Putins soldiers-of-no-nation are branded local self-defense forces to underscore native pro-Russian support. The relentless information war propagates perceptions of ethnic-religious divisions and Western hypocrisy. Financial weapons underscore Putins reliance on oligarch-princes to revitalize orthodoxy in Russia and across Europe and to buy the silence of potential critics and the support of willing advocates.
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We're not even competing.
So he want be Tsar of all Russia empire or soon to be Russia empire??
I agree with Putin. Western decadence and immorality is repulsive. I’m ashamed of what this country has become and how low we’ve sunk.
Putin is the best thing to happen to America since the end of the cold war. He will make us stronger once we dump Obozo. God bless you Vlad!
Note that the font size is 5.5, Czar Vladimir's height.
I think HE thought that Russia needed an enemy as well. And we are ALWAYS willing to take up the gauntlet, from anyone, anywhere. The numbers one and two superpowers were getting weak, soft and flabby, just like our POTUS.
The Democrats must be VERY proud of their President CheeseBrain. Doncha think?
correlate that size to displacement
use psychoanalysis and physics
i got ten bucks burning a hole in my wallet as an offset
I would describe Obummer as ‘flaccid’.
Lol. I used that term all of my teaching life. I taught p.e. and would speak about muscles as rest....flaccid.
However, I'm DELIGHTED to see it used for the POTUS. It DOES describe his BRAIN muscles, so to speak.
I can do without getting the message from that messenger. Remember, Osama bin Laden said very similar things.
So this is a crusade?
Solzhenitsyn tried to warn us.
The West is dying, and Russia is rising.
Vlad might be a KGB lowlife, he does, at least love his country and the things that made it (in his mind) great.
Obastard on the other hand, despises everything about our country and everything we think makes her great.
ok so you have jung me out to dry
ay least you dint crimea a river but nice stream
CRUSADE? I AM SOOOO IN! wait....
I think he might love his empire more than his country. Think Obama might have said to him, “If you like your empire, you can keep your empire”?