Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Vladimir Putin's message to the west: Russia is back
The Guardian ^ | Tuesday 18 March 2014 | Simon Tisdall

Posted on 03/18/2014 6:34:03 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican

Vladimir Putin likes to take his kit off in public. But Tuesday's exhibition of naked power by Russia's president at a joint parliamentary session in Moscow was delivered fully clothed before a conservatively suited audience of officials and adoring, applauding fans dressed up as MPs.

Speaking at a white rostrum amid flags, flourishes and gold leaf, a dapper-looking Putin's message was clear: after years of being cheated and dissed by the western powers, Russia is back. The US and friends could like it or lump it. But as the Ukraine crisis showed, Russia would no longer take it lying down.

Putin spoke primarily about Crimea, whose cause was "sacred" and whose return to the Russian fold was justified, democratic and legal. But his broader theme was that Russia was finally standing up for its rights nearly a quarter of a century after the Soviet collapse.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: bhorussia; coldwar2; crimea; putin; russia; thewest; ukraine; viktoryanukovich; yuliatymoshenko

1 posted on 03/18/2014 6:34:03 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: MinorityRepublican

Gog and Magog preparing for the ultimate war.


2 posted on 03/18/2014 6:38:39 PM PDT by doc1019
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MinorityRepublican
Yeah, we didn't nuke the place into oblivion when it was flat on its back. In fact, we helped pay its nuclear scientists so they wouldn't peddle their expertise to Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, etc. Of course, quite a few of them did anyway...

By refraining from doing so, we demonstrated for all time that we have no designs on Russia, their territory, their economy, their oil reserves, nothing.

So now, after they get back on their feet again, they're saber rattling, flying Tu-95s over our military bases and ships, and generally acting like a-holes.

If the situation had been reversed, I wonder if we would have been as safe from them?

3 posted on 03/18/2014 6:38:48 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MinorityRepublican

A “dapper-looking Putin” . . . I don’t think I’ve seen the Manchester Guardian this cheerful in a good while.


4 posted on 03/18/2014 6:39:02 PM PDT by Olog-hai
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MinorityRepublican

Patton should have been allowed to carry on. Dammit.


5 posted on 03/18/2014 6:41:07 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

Yep. Reds...all of them.


6 posted on 03/18/2014 6:42:21 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

That’s a fact. As well as MacArthur in Korea after the Red Chinese attacked us.


7 posted on 03/18/2014 6:43:13 PM PDT by Olog-hai
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: MinorityRepublican
Be not afraid, Obama's military will defend us.
8 posted on 03/18/2014 6:44:59 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Steely Tom

Then we started interfering in Kosovo, Georgia and elsewhere in Russia’s backyard.


9 posted on 03/18/2014 6:45:04 PM PDT by dfwgator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Jeff Chandler

Sleep well, America.


10 posted on 03/18/2014 6:45:36 PM PDT by dfwgator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: dfwgator
Then we started interfering in Kosovo, Georgia and elsewhere in Russia’s backyard.

What'd we do?

11 posted on 03/18/2014 6:47:03 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: MinorityRepublican

People who know and have studied history, i.e. the Europeans, are comparing this speech today to the ones once made by that other guy, I forget the name, long dead, moustache.


12 posted on 03/18/2014 6:48:02 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MinorityRepublican

I wonder if Germany feels all warm and fuzzy over their kneejerk reaction to Fukishimo making themselves more dependent on Russia.


13 posted on 03/18/2014 6:49:43 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dfwgator
Sleep well, America.

The more posts I see from you, I would have to say you are a commie that likes to rub it in.

14 posted on 03/18/2014 6:49:46 PM PDT by Karl Spooner
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Steely Tom

Yep, Reagan defeated them, and nobody occupied them, or even held war crimes.


15 posted on 03/18/2014 6:52:11 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: MinorityRepublican

“Vladimir Putin’s message to the west: Russia is back”

I don’t give a flying fig what Putin says. I’m more concerned in taking back my country from the commie pig Buckwheat and his purse-carying fags.

It shouldn’t be that difficult if we can get 10% of conservatives to get up off their lazy, fat asses.

For example, brain-dead conservatives can attend schoolboard meetings to kick commies out of their local schools. I know that’s asking much of Mammon-worshiping idiots, but it can be done with the Lord’s help.


16 posted on 03/18/2014 6:52:52 PM PDT by sergeantdave
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Karl Spooner; dfwgator
The more posts I see from you, I would have to say you are a commie that likes to rub it in.

"It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual, and certainly without any choice. That's the way your hard-core Commie works."

17 posted on 03/18/2014 6:53:25 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: MinorityRepublican

Obama: “Yoo hoo! America is on it’s back... ‘Handsome’!”

We deserve the humiliation we’re receiving. For now.


18 posted on 03/18/2014 6:57:18 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MinorityRepublican

Erdogan’s message to Putin: “So are we, pal.”


19 posted on 03/18/2014 6:57:20 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MinorityRepublican
They won't be back until they get their birthrate up.

They're dying out. They better start worrying about China in the east.

20 posted on 03/18/2014 6:58:20 PM PDT by MUDDOG
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MinorityRepublican

Instructive film on Netflix called “Putin’s Kiss.”

While they still have a long way to go, Russia IS coming back and we’d better be ready!


21 posted on 03/18/2014 6:58:59 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Steely Tom

Cute. But your quote is pure Hollyland fantasy. Don’t you realize that?


22 posted on 03/18/2014 6:59:26 PM PDT by Karl Spooner
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: MinorityRepublican

Putin will do what he wants because he knows Obama is a patsy and an impotent leader. Sadly Syria, Iran and North Korea are seeing Obama the same way and will also take advantage of US weakness. While Obama is dismantling our military the world has gotten to be a far more dangerous place


23 posted on 03/18/2014 6:59:54 PM PDT by The Great RJ
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Karl Spooner
Cute. But your quote is pure Hollyland fantasy. Don’t you realize that?

LOL! I hope you're intentionally laughable.

24 posted on 03/18/2014 7:03:38 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: MinorityRepublican

Russia is back! No, America is gone!


25 posted on 03/18/2014 7:06:45 PM PDT by Deagle (ues)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Dick Bachert

Not to worry, John Kerry is in Uganda telling them that Sodomy is perfectly okiley-dokiley.


26 posted on 03/18/2014 7:07:58 PM PDT by dfwgator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

Yes...shame on Truman.


27 posted on 03/18/2014 7:09:31 PM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Steely Tom

Back?

Can they manufacture aspirin? Ibuprofen? vise grips?


28 posted on 03/18/2014 7:12:40 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: MinorityRepublican

Russia is back, but Reagan is not.


29 posted on 03/18/2014 7:13:48 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bert
Can they manufacture aspirin? Ibuprofen? vise grips?

Yeah, right. Living in Russia is no picnic, as I understand it.

They do, however, manufacture pretty good rocket engines. From the article: Currently RD-180 engines are used for the first-stage of the US Atlas V launch vehicle.

30 posted on 03/18/2014 7:15:26 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: MinorityRepublican

Back in the USSR....you don’t know how luck you are.


31 posted on 03/18/2014 7:17:38 PM PDT by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Steely Tom
LOL! I hope you're intentionally laughable.

I just quoted you, that's all. You will just have to figure out just how naïve you are.

32 posted on 03/18/2014 7:20:57 PM PDT by Karl Spooner
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: Karl Spooner
I just quoted you, that's all. You will just have to figure out just how naïve you are.

Looks like it's "unintentionally" after all. Oh, well.

33 posted on 03/18/2014 7:23:12 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: MinorityRepublican

The Russian Thug is back and the USA elected the gay whimp who can cry well and line up community protests. Zero’s once mentor Bill Ayers wanted to destroy the USA and give it to China, N.Korea and USSR. He has his butt boy in the white hut doing his dastardly deeds.


34 posted on 03/18/2014 7:25:37 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Liberals - wrong is right, down is up, gulags are utopia.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MtnClimber

In the 1992 Presidential debates H.W. Bush commented that the collapse of the USSR was not the time to stop worrying about foreign policy - as Clinton suggested, but time to concentrate more. He made the case that how we handled the collapse moving forward would be crucial to the future. Irrespective of what you think of the Bush’s, he was absolutely right about this. We squandered the opportunity that Reagan’s efforts, and the sacrifices of all during the Cold War, handed us. Now we are paying the price.


35 posted on 03/18/2014 7:40:32 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: dfwgator

Putin will kick his ass.


36 posted on 03/18/2014 7:43:33 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: pieceofthepuzzle

Yep, because Clinton wanted his legacy, and we got the cluster-you-know-what known as “Kosovo”, or as Tony Blair called it, “The First Progressives’ War.”


37 posted on 03/18/2014 7:44:58 PM PDT by dfwgator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: Dick Bachert
Putin will kick his ass.

Kerry will like that. Make him feel like he's at home with Wifey.

38 posted on 03/18/2014 7:45:43 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: The Great RJ

While Obama is dismantling our military the world has gotten to be a far more dangerous place .................................... Yeah, but we have free abortions, gay marriage and lots of jobless people trying to make ends meet,and then we reduce the armed forces to create even more jobless people, lets see them beat that!! Damn is it not a time for a change? No more OJT Presidents, and please no ex president’s wives, we don’t need an Evita, we need a Joan of Ark.


39 posted on 03/18/2014 7:46:55 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (2016 an election or a coronation of a Queen?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
The Red Army would have annihilated us.
40 posted on 03/18/2014 7:52:46 PM PDT by jmacusa
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: MinorityRepublican

Big deal Putin gave a few soldiers new vehicles and uniforms


41 posted on 03/18/2014 8:01:51 PM PDT by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MtnClimber

A Community Organizer is no match for a KGB-trained professional.


42 posted on 03/18/2014 8:07:15 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: Steely Tom

“Your commie has no regard for human life, not even his own.
It leaves me with a profound sense of fatigue, an emptiness.
Even still, women sense my power ... but, but I deny them my essence.”
‘Mein Kankles’, p. 4,9285, Hillary Clinton


43 posted on 03/18/2014 8:26:07 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: jmacusa
The Red Army would have annihilated us.

The Red Army ain't jack and hasn't been for decades. The only fools that believes this are the ones that keep buying Russian hardware only to see it utterly destroyed on the battlefield.

I think it's hilarious on other threads some idiots debate the battlefield prowess of the the T-72 over the T-60. LOL!

44 posted on 03/18/2014 10:53:43 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 40 | View Replies]

To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
CCCP (USSR) is back, not Russia. Actually, in 1989, when the Berlin Wall fell, I warned my friends and family not to rejoice in the streets, celebrating the new “Peace Dividend”. The Russian bear receded and was in hibernation only to rear it's ugly RED head from the cave once again. It is unfortunate that America elected an effeminate, pansy amature who, after so many years is still trying to figure out how to lead and show some backbone. America is in a tailspin and her enemies are breaking out the Champagne. Sad, very sad.
45 posted on 03/18/2014 11:50:53 PM PDT by Netz
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: MinorityRepublican

An even better message is

“You voted for Obama, you got Obama”


46 posted on 03/19/2014 1:51:44 AM PDT by Organic Panic
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: VeniVidiVici

The Red Army was a steamroller that flattened the Wehrmacht. Had we turned on it in 1945 it would have been a disaster for us. Casualties mean nothing to the Russians. When you have an opponent who isn’t afraid to die and will do everything in his power to annihilate you in the process, you don’t have war you have Armageddon. Americans were tired of war and the country was going broke funding the one we were fighting at the time. And point of fact they didn’t have T-72s or T-60s in WW2. They did have the T-34 considered one of the best tanks of all time. Besides turning on the Russians would have meant getting to Moscow and occupying Russia. That didn’t work out for Napoleon or Hitler. You don’t have to tell me about Russian made stuff. I know it’s crap.


47 posted on 03/19/2014 1:11:33 PM PDT by jmacusa
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 44 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson