Skip to comments.Harper saw through Putin from the start
Posted on 07/22/2014 9:05:34 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
After Russia orchestrated the absorption of Crimea into the Soviet Union oops into Russia, the Prime Minister told a German audience that Mr. Putin was a throwback to the USSR. Unfortunate as it sounds, Mr. Harper observed, its increasingly apparent to me that the Cold War has never left Vladimir Putins mind. Then the Prime Minister added, we simply cannot afford the risk of Europe going back to being a continent where people seize territory where the bigger military powers are prepared to invade their neighbours or carve off pieces. The economy was important, he went on, but global security remained Canadas highest priority.
In April, Mr. Harper spoke out again: When a major power acts in a way that is so clearly aggressive, militaristic and imperialistic, this represents a significant threat to the peace and stability of the world, and its time we all recognized the depth and the seriousness of that threat. All nations had to be rallied to understand that peace and stability is being threatened here in a way that has not been threatened since the end of the Cold War.
From the outset Mr. Harper declared the presence of Russian troops in Crimea to be an illegal military occupation and said Canada would refuse to recognize the forthcoming referendum that Mr. Putin used to legitimize its seizure. Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird chimed in to call the upcoming referendum a Soviet-style tactic thats unacceptable for a G8 country
So it was.
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So did every other thinking mind in the world.
Stephen Harper is currently the real leader of the free world.
We have Freepers here who still haven’t seen though him. Say anything bad about him and they’ll accuse you of being for Obama. That’s how low their critical thinking skills are with regard to Putin. They’re in love with him.
“...We will take the plane you designed and make it almost impossibly ugly, using the form of a maple leaf...”