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Russian History Is on Our Side: Putin Will Surely Screw Himself
The Daily Beast ^ | 05/11/2014 | P. J. O’Rourke

Posted on 05/11/2014 6:18:39 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Edited on 05/11/2014 6:23:14 PM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

So the international sanctions aren’t working—don’t worry! If 1,000 years of Russian screw-ups are anything to go by, it won’t be long before Vladimir Putin brings himself down.

Now that we’ve failed to use Russia’s corrupt and degenerating economy, subservience to the international banking system, and vulnerability to falling energy prices to pop Vladimir Putin like a zit, we’re going to have sit on our NATO, E.U., and OSCE duffs and take the long view of Russian imperialism.


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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: banking; economy; international; pjorourke; president; putin; russia; ukraine
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1 posted on 05/11/2014 6:18:39 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

So we’re reduced to “crossing our fingers” and hoping that our enemies screw up? Is that how we won World War II and the Cold War?


2 posted on 05/11/2014 6:21:50 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes. :)

Russia assumed that it could keep up with the US during the Arms race and debted itself into oblivion.

However, I cannot say that Putin will make any fatal mistakes. He’s a very smart man and probably quite learned in Russian history. If any Russian leader makes any errors, it probably won’t be him.


3 posted on 05/11/2014 6:28:52 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That’s it, we’re triple crossed.


4 posted on 05/11/2014 6:29:45 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: SeekAndFind

Will Obama or Putin mess this up first/worst? Only an intentionally oblivious Obama-worshiper would bet on the US to win this one.


5 posted on 05/11/2014 6:38:34 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Jonty30

“I cannot say that Putin will make any fatal mistakes. He’s a very smart man”
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I agree. Putin is just basking in the sun of a weak and rudderless USA, under the helm of Barky Obumbo.
I suspect that tweaking Obumbo is now his favorite game.


6 posted on 05/11/2014 6:42:45 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: Pollster1
I agree.

Russia and Putin may be “F-up” but the current resident in the White House is rapidly destroying my country using the Lying Monkey Party (aka Democrat). Putin to his credit does not publicly promote baby killing faggetry, God mocking and treason to his own nation!

7 posted on 05/11/2014 6:47:39 PM PDT by texican01
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To: SeekAndFind
pop Vladimir Putin like a zit

If Putin would pop the Zippy and Jarrett like a zit, he would be doing us a wonderful service.

8 posted on 05/11/2014 6:53:14 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: SeekAndFind

Russian History Is on Our Side


That may be true but I think most people are wondering just what in the hell is our side.


9 posted on 05/11/2014 6:55:33 PM PDT by ravenwolf
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To: SeekAndFind

Unfortunately we have Obama and the people who elected him - twice.
I’d say history is on Putin’s side.


10 posted on 05/11/2014 7:04:08 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: SeekAndFind

P.J. jumped the shark long ago


11 posted on 05/11/2014 7:06:27 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Little Ray

“The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a foolish man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama. It is less likely to survive a multitude of Idiots such as those who made him their president.”


12 posted on 05/11/2014 7:07:27 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: SeekAndFind

history is on the side of Godless Sodomites and those responsible for the greatest genocide in human history (the abortion holocaust)?

lol

wow... that’s a good one!


13 posted on 05/11/2014 7:08:42 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Is that how we won World War II

Russia probably did more to defeat Germany during WWII than any other one nation.

14 posted on 05/11/2014 7:15:25 PM PDT by PaulCruz2016
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RE: Russia probably did more to defeat Germany during WWII than any other one nation.

Climate Change was on Russia’s side, both against Hitler and Napoleon.


15 posted on 05/11/2014 7:16:30 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: Pollster1

I am betting EU will fall apart before Russia—and with it NATO.


16 posted on 05/11/2014 7:19:47 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: SeekAndFind

SO, Tina Brown’s Radical Left website thinks Putin will eventually screw himself???

So, to protect the messiah, and hide the incompetence of this whole affair, we’re down to WISHING Putin to “Screw Up”???

He isn’t Obama, after all.


17 posted on 05/11/2014 7:23:29 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Russia won’t screw this up under Putin. It will be screwed up by whatever or whoever follows him after he’s gone. There is no presumptive dynastic succession and like most dictators, he is not grooming anyone to replace him. Dictators don’t like the potential competition.


18 posted on 05/11/2014 7:45:30 PM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarcasm tag?)
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To: PaulCruz2016

The Soviet Union sided with Nazi Germany literally to the day Hitler invaded them. There would have been no modernized Luftwaffe, tanks or rocket program without the assistance of the Soviet Union during the inter-war years and they also divided up Poland. I have no sympathy at all for the Russians and what happened to them in that era. We could have bested the Axis without the USSR, although it would have been much more costly and hard-fought.


19 posted on 05/11/2014 7:49:31 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: ravenwolf
most people are wondering just what in the hell is our side.

“God has a special providence for fools, drunks, and the United States of America.” ― Otto von Bismarck
20 posted on 05/11/2014 8:10:08 PM PDT by struwwelpeter
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