Skip to comments.Inside the mind of Vladimir Putin
Posted on 03/25/2014 4:49:09 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
(CNN) -- "If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles." -- Sun Tzu, "The Art of War" (circa 500 BC)
It is time to take Russian President Vladimir Putin seriously. We must develop serious strategies for dealing with a serious man.
Putin has been in charge of Russia since 1999. He is arguably the most effective leader in the world today.
The Obama administration's foreign policy, meanwhile, has variously offered Putin a "reset" photo op, likened him to a "slouch ... like that bored kid sitting in the back of the classroom," and most recently, uttered meaningless protests while he annexed the territory of a sovereign state. Monday's cancellation of the G8 summit in Sochi, Russia, was really the minimum that could be done. Of course the United States and its allies could not go forward with the meeting as if nothing had happened.
The symbolic, tactical approach which is the hallmark of the Obama foreign policy is dangerous, delusional and utterly incapable of understanding or coping with a serious leader like Putin.
Indeed, there is a growing danger that the combination of strong words and weak actions (the essence of symbolic liberalism) will lead Putin to believe he can continue to incrementally rebuild the Russian Empire by gradually absorbing various pieces around the periphery.
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Putin: Like taking candy away from a sleeping baby.
If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.Any guess as to Obamas level of knowledge of the enemy, much less his own forces?
Putin is a Russian nationalist and fulfilled a Russian nationalist goal of reincorporating Crimea into Russia. Nationalism is the antithesis of the globalism championed by the “progressive left”. That was his real offense.
If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat.
...Like you stated...
perhaps the US glorious leader can bring his teleprompter to the next meeting or checker/chess match with Putin and digest the wisdom of Sun Tzu and Machiavelli. Nope. Fear instead Obama will be trapped by writings of Dante.
It’s amazing how Putin and terrorists gain so much with little or no engagement in conflict while Obama loses so much because of his hubris.
Putin has too much to gain by simply maintaining his cool while Obama continues his craziness. Don’t scare the fish away.
..........I also believe the Mossad “has the goods” on Obama and is holding it until he refuses them something when war breaks out. You might say, more or less, “it’s their trump card”.
strangely enough... I fear Putin FAR less then 0bama.
at least Putin is honest
Sad when one can look at the thinking of Putin and compare it with the words and actions of our current president and realize that Putin, for all his shortcomings, loves Russia and wants to preserve and grow the Russian peoples.
Obama is an enemy of the American peoples.
well yea... russia is a regional power...
Cuba is in the region
Historical Russia (no, not the Soviet Union) does have legitimate interests beyond it's current borders. For us to deny that, or worse to attempt to deny them to Russia, does risk existential war.
For what? So that Estonia can be in the German sphere of influence? Georgia too?
Ultimately the Russians are rational...or none of us would be here today. The balloon would have gone up in the 60's or 70's.
Must we have the Western World inhabit all of the Eastern world too?
If anyone contends we must, I ask...WHY?
And if it's "Freedom and Democracy"...why not the Central African Republic?
Putin sees that Sheriff Taylor is out of town and it’s Deputy Barney Fife on the job. He’s got a 3 year window to git ‘r done.
obama has reduced the U S to a regional power
but he wont stop until we are powerless
Golden Lion WARNING! Putin’s FSB is preparing a new separatist demonstrations in the south and east. The purpose of the Kremlin - to the south and east 8 referendum on secession , the federalization of all southeastern Regional centers and the introduction of Russian as a second state capture regional administrations, elected pro-Russian majority in council, disobedience Kyiv , creating its own, outside the control of Kyiv authorities , appeal to Putin military assistance and the failure of presidential elections on May 25.
Security Service, Interior Ministry, then you have the time to source all of arrested separatist leaders that incite people, otherwise we will have in the south and east of the “Crimean scenario” and lose another 8 regions. All very seriously.
Should immediately eliminate Ochag separatism, otherwise they will only grow. Center for secession - group in contact “Antymaydan” and its satellite group”
Referendums in 8 areas.” They incite separatist at weekly meetings and initiate separatist “referendum ».
BS. Putin cares about Putin period. Putler is just using Russian nationalism as an excuse to take over Europe and the drunken serfs who elected him are just eating it up. They have no understanding of true patriotism. You can rant and rave all you want about globalists, Soros, and the New World Order, but Freepers are smart enough to see through your water-carrying for you hero Uncle Vlad.
You signed on in Sept of 2013. It is growing more apparent that you are pushing an agenda. It might surprise you to learn that Freepers are more discerning than your simplistic crap and accusations.
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