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