Far better to go with the devil you know than with the devil you don’t. Vladimir Putin is the devil we know. He is a known entity, a worthy adversary and even somewhat predictable. America should cheer his victory; it could have been much worse. The second place candidate, Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov, is a devoted follower of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. He is a man of great personal ambition and a man who, to this day, holds Lenin and Stalin in great esteem as his heroes.
Joseph Stalin is credited with the murder of 20,000,000 Russian people. He left the living so impoverished they had to be fenced in to prevent them from leaving their homeland. Putin rightly feared that if his opponent Zyuganov ever came to power he would emulate the policies and methods of his heroes with the same horrible results. Vladimir Putin didn’t cry for joy because he won. KGB directors aren’t given to that. He cried tears of relief because Zyuganov lost, tears on behalf of the Russian people.
Make no mistake; Putin is no friend of America. But as enemies go, he should be the enemy of choice.
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From the Washington Post
MOSCOW — A nasty spate of anti-Americanism set off by Vladimir V. Putin has grown into waves of attacks aimed at the new American ambassador and Russian opposition leaders, raising questions about the future of U.S.-Russian relations.
The attacks started just before the December parliamentary elections and have intensified as the March 4 presidential vote approaches. Although widely viewed as aimed primarily at a domestic audience, they have grown shriller and more aggressive, provoking debate about whether Russia is deliberately giving a cold shoulder to President Obama’s effort to promote more productive relations.
A main target of the attacks is Michael McFaul, the new ambassador, a longtime democracy advocate and Russia expert who as a top aide to Obama has been an architect of what the White House calls a “reset’’ with Moscow.
Barack Obama cozied up to to the Russians and and tried to convince them we should be friends now that we share the same ideology. Putin didn’t buy it, of course.
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Her Majesty’s underwater ship. Russia want’s to know her secrets (the ship’s, not Her Majesty’s). And we are going to rat them out. Russia wants some secrets, Obama wants a treaty, it sounds like a deal. We get something; they get something. That’s the Chicago way.
We are selling out a 200 year-long faithful friend and ally for a lousy signature from a 200 year-long deceitful enemy. It isn’t even a good deal!
Obama must be replaced. Somehow we have to show our friends we made a mistake. The American people chose Obama. The American people are kicking Britain in the shins, by proxy. We must revoke the proxy and apologize for our error. We must.
“For Russia this situation is a challenge and an opportunity. We are living in a unique time. And we should use it to build a modern, flourishing and strong Russia … which will be a co-founder of the new world economic order and a full participant in the collective political leadership of the post-crisis world.” Russian President Dmitry Medvedev
Russia is not letting an opportunity go unexploited. Putin and Medvedev know the United States has a fool in the White House. Obama is America’s gift to Russia, The balance between superpowers is teetering; America is declining, Russia is rising.
With a wink and a nod to the Great Bear, Obama dismantled the East European missile defense system, a move even more significant in what it said than in what it did. In his speech to the United nations he declared “No nation can or should try to dominate another” and decried any “world order that elevates one nation or group of people over another”. Then he placed our big stick on the sacrificial alter with a vow that the U.S. will not use it’s nuclear capabilities even to counter a nuclear attack upon us.
Sarkozy calls Obama “a mad lunatic”. Putin just smiles.
Nor is Russia about to let a crisis go to waste. Reagan was able to bring down the wall of Russian domination because socialism had bankrupt the economy of the USSR. Therefore, it must be with some delight that the Kremlin sees the “capitalist” West going down the same road they once trod to ruin. The Euro is mortally wounded and the dollar has lost its lure. The ruble cannot replace them but a new world currency designed and supported by the strength of the the world’s rising superpower might make it as the standard for world trade. One world currency is the path to one world government and that is the goal.
Here is the coin that Medved has offered as an example of what might be minted. He distributed them to delegates to the G-8 conference last year. Curiously the inscription is entirely in English.
It is the biggest event in Russia. It’s the annual Victory Day celebration. You have seen the films of the once glorious USSR holding high its fist of defiance against the free world in a parade of its military might through Moscow’s Red Square. It is the annual display of missiles, men and machines, a menacing show of force intimidating to all who might stand in the way of the “evil empire”. For this year’s parade newly painted posters of Stalin are planned to be included, in honor of this leader who called for the murder of more of his own countrymen in peacetime than were killed in wartime battle.
If you were President of the United States would you send a contingent of American soldiers to march in Red Square under the banner of Stalin? Obama, as Commander in Chief is ordering American soldiers to do just that. Britain, to their shame, is doing the same. The British press, to their credit is reporting it. I have seen nothing about it in the American general media.