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Putinís global ambitions could destabilize Europe
Washington Post ^ | 03/18/2014 | Molly K. McKew and Gregory A. Maniatis

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. Putin’s 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 Putin’s 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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: brookingsinstitute; cfr; crimea; eu; euagenda; eupowergrab; imf; obamadestabilizingme; orchestrated; orthodoxchristianity; putin; putinsbuttboys; russia; soros; surrendermonkeys; ukraine; viktoryanukovich; waronterror; washingtonpost; westerndecadence; yuliatymoshenko
We're seeing Orthodox Christianity being used by Russia as a lever against Western decadence.

We're not even competing.

1 posted on 03/18/2014 5:46:36 PM PDT by goldstategop
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To: goldstategop

So he want be Tsar of all Russia empire or soon to be Russia empire??


2 posted on 03/18/2014 5:48:04 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: goldstategop

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.


3 posted on 03/18/2014 5:48:58 PM PDT by pgkdan
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To: goldstategop

4 posted on 03/18/2014 5:49:27 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: goldstategop

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!


5 posted on 03/18/2014 5:50:10 PM PDT by Autonomous User
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To: goldstategop
Putin wants to reinstate the position of CZAR...and he will be the one: Vladimir I.

Note that the font size is 5.5, Czar Vladimir's height.

6 posted on 03/18/2014 5:52:01 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: ClearCase_guy

7 posted on 03/18/2014 5:52:19 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: Autonomous User
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!

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?

8 posted on 03/18/2014 5:58:13 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: cloudmountain

correlate that size to displacement

use psychoanalysis and physics

i got ten bucks burning a hole in my wallet as an offset


9 posted on 03/18/2014 6:00:36 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: cloudmountain

I would describe Obummer as ‘flaccid’.


10 posted on 03/18/2014 6:02:18 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: bigheadfred
correlatethatsizetodisplacementusepsychoanalysisandphysicsigottenbucksburningaholeinmywallet asanoffset

You bet!

11 posted on 03/18/2014 6:08:56 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Autonomous User
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!

Amazing.

12 posted on 03/18/2014 6:10:48 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
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.

13 posted on 03/18/2014 6:11:26 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: pgkdan

I can do without getting the message from that messenger. Remember, Osama bin Laden said very similar things.


14 posted on 03/18/2014 6:13:26 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: goldstategop

So this is a crusade?


15 posted on 03/18/2014 6:13:55 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: goldstategop

Solzhenitsyn tried to warn us.

The West is dying, and Russia is rising.


16 posted on 03/18/2014 6:14:34 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: goldstategop

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.


17 posted on 03/18/2014 6:14:45 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: cloudmountain

ok so you have jung me out to dry

ay least you dint crimea a river but nice stream


18 posted on 03/18/2014 6:15:08 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Olog-hai
So this is a crusade?

CRUSADE? I AM SOOOO IN! wait....

19 posted on 03/18/2014 6:16:37 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Ouderkirk

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”?


20 posted on 03/18/2014 6:19:51 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: bigheadfred
oksoyouhavejungmeouttodryayleastyoudintcrimeaariverbutnicestream

YOU'RE WELCOME.

I assume that you ARE thanking me for providing you with the PERFECT opportunity for you punfest...rather TWO-THIRDS of a pun:

P U

21 posted on 03/18/2014 6:22:18 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

“I would describe Obummer as ‘flaccid’”

The fluffers in the media are supposes to fix that.


22 posted on 03/18/2014 6:23:34 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
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To: goldstategop

Yeah, he’s “tucking the Orthodoxy in his pocket”. Don’t think for one minute that Putin is a “man of faith”. Just another chess piece to use to conjure up Russian nationalism.


23 posted on 03/18/2014 6:27:11 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: goldstategop
"Putin’s global ambitions could destabilize Europe"

Exactly when in any of our lifetimes could we say Europe was actually stable?

24 posted on 03/18/2014 6:30:35 PM PDT by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war,and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: cloudmountain
From the Dawn of dish soap there has always been that angst between freedom from spots and that greasy stain. I int deaf but I do have a TIN ere.
25 posted on 03/18/2014 6:41:06 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: pgkdan

Then, actually do something about it other than just agreeing with a Russian tyrant.


26 posted on 03/18/2014 6:53:44 PM PDT by Red White and Blue patriot (USA all the way. Love it or Leave it. Better dead than Red. Putin = Hitler 2014)
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To: DJ Taylor; SunkenCiv; cloudmountain
Exactly when in any of our lifetimes could we say Europe was actually stable?

When in any recorded history of Europe could we say ANY part was actually stable?

I gotta go. I am painting myself blue and running through the forest nekked tonite to offset my running through the streets nekked painted green yesterday.

27 posted on 03/18/2014 6:59:53 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: cloudmountain
The Democrats must be VERY proud of their President CheeseBrain. Doncha think?

Weakness engenders war.

28 posted on 03/18/2014 7:00:16 PM PDT by Rapscallion (Surveillance means you already are a subject of the government. Smile and bow!)
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To: goldstategop

It has begun and it will not stop until an authentic leader is elected here. Actually, even then, it will probably be too late!

We have begun to reap what we have voted for...


29 posted on 03/18/2014 7:01:35 PM PDT by Deagle (ues)
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To: goldstategop

Putin is not opposing homosexuality because of any Christian moral revulsion. He opposes the militant homosexual proponents because 1) they advocate a rebellious attitude toward government authority, and 2), if allowed to grow into a widespread movement, as the West has done, they will ultimately weaken Russia militarily and disrupt Russian unity.

Putin is not interested in turning his nation or his military into a social experiment, as we have done. He knows they are a distraction to Russian nationalism and his apparent goal of re-establishing the Russian empire.

His reasons for rejecting the homosexual agenda are not for any true Christian moral reasons - it’s just that they distract from his goals. In fact, he would do the same to Christian groups or any other group that threatens the same. By the way, I’m not equating the disruption of tyranny by Christianity with the disruption of society in general as the militant homosexuals do.

We can agree with Putin as to the negative effects on society and national morale that the militant homosexual movement clearly has, yet his reasons for resisting that agenda have nothing to do with Godly morality.


30 posted on 03/18/2014 11:29:07 PM PDT by rusty schucklefurd
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