Skip to comments.Is Putin Worse Than Stalin?
Posted on 07/25/2014 8:22:48 PM PDT by duckln
In Ukraine, Putin responded to a U.S.-backed coup, which ousted a democratically elected political ally of Russia, with a bloodless seizure of the pro-Russian Crimea where Moscow has berthed its Black Sea fleet since the 18th century. This is routine Big Power geopolitics.
Based on just the headline I have to ask: Is the author stoned?
Stalin was much worse. Stalin was more competent. Putin just screws up everything he tries to do and invariably causes a lot of damage to innocent people in the process.
Pat Buchanan sets up a straw man when he argues that since Putin isn’t as bad as Stalin, what is he is doing is OK.
I hear that the rebels wouldn’t know how to use the rocket launchers by them selves and must have had direct Russian assistance.
“Putin said Stalin deserves statues in his honor as much as the late British lord protector, a cunning fellow who played a very ambiguous role in Britains history....”
This has him at +80%approval in Russia. I don't call this screwing up everything.
Putin has ultimate trump card if he can launch on his sayso alone. back in the Soviet times the Central Committee would
have the defacto power to release nukes. Now there’s just the lapdog State Duma. Putin can decide he’s is toasted at us and give a launch order? That’s a scary thought, and we had better be damned careful poking sticks at him.
He's also jailed or had murdered many who were critical of him.
This has him at +80% approval in Russia. I don't call this screwing up everything.
Ahh, that's nothing. Saddam Hussein had a 100% approval rating!
He also continues to arm and support America’s enemies.
Yeah, the 'former' KGB thug really does mean well. /s
With that headline, it’s not worth reading.
That about sums it up.
PJB is old and losing it.
Yushchenko: Russia blocking poisoning probe
By Bonnie Malkin and agencies, September 12, 2007
Mr Yushchenko, a pro-European politician who wanted to bring his country [The Ukraine] out of Russia’s shadow, fell seriously ill on September 6, 2004 as he was competing in presidential elections against a pro-Moscow candidate, Viktor Yanukovich, now prime minister.
After months of tests in an Austrian clinic, it was determined that he had ingested a massive amount of the poison dioxin.
Although he survived, his face was left bloated and pockmarked, and he has had to undergo regular treatment to rid his body of the toxin.
In an interview with Le Figaro he said he believed the dioxin used to disfigure him was made in a Russian lab.
Mr Yushchenko did not directly accuse the Russian government of being behind his poisoning, but he did say he had ‘practically put all the pieces together’ and the attempt against him ‘was not a private action’. ...”
The article seems mistitled. Why not “Long History of
Engagement Between US and Russian Tyrants”? I don’t see
much in the way of comparisons between Putin and Stalin.
Putin is Pee Wee Herman compared to Stalin.....so far.
by Peter Brookes, November 27, 2006
The death of former Russian spy, Alexander Litvinenko, last week from radioactive Polonium-210 poisoning is the latest in a series of politically motivated attacks on the outspoken opponents of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Symposium: To Kill a Russian Journalist
By Jamie Glazov
FrontPageMagazine.com | November 17, 2006
The murder of internationally renowned Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya in early October 2006 was yet another troubling sign of Russias retreat into its totalitarian past. Today Frontpage Symposium has gathered a distinguished panel of experts to discuss why Anna Politkovskaya was killed and what the tragic loss of her life symbolizes about the direction in which Vladimir Putins Russia is heading.
‘PUTIN’S RUSSIA’ by Anna Politkovskaya:
From a 2007 article titled “Putin’s Russia”...
(not to be confused with the previously mentioned book)
“KGB influence ‘soars under Putin,’ “ blared the headline of a BBC online article for December 13, 2006. The following day, a similar headline echoed a similarly alarming story at the website of Der Spiegel, one of Germany’s largest news magazines: “Putin’s Russia: Kremlin Riddled with Former KGB Agents.
In the opening sentences of Der Spiegel’s article, readers are informed that: “Four out of five members of Russia’s political and business elite have a KGB past, according to a new study by the prestigious [Russian] Academy of Sciences. The influence of ex-Soviet spies has ballooned under President Vladimir Putin.” ...”
It would be difficult for anyone in Russia today to be as bad as Stalin was.
Saddam did not have 100%
Who are our 'enemies he's supporting?