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”?
I assume that you ARE thanking me for providing you with the PERFECT opportunity for you punfest...rather TWO-THIRDS of a pun:
“I would describe Obummer as flaccid”
The fluffers in the media are supposes to fix that.
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.
Exactly when in any of our lifetimes could we say Europe was actually stable?
Then, actually do something about it other than just agreeing with a Russian tyrant.
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.
Weakness engenders war.
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...
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.