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Putin's Top 10 Q&A Quotes: "The US Will Cut Off Their Nose To Spite Their Face"

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Originally posted at Russia Today,

Ukraine’s crisis was, predictably, at the center of Vladimir Putin’s annual televised interview. He said the situation can only be solved through a compromise between internal players. Below are the president’s ten most significant quotes.

“[Yanukovich] didn’t have the heart to sign an act that would see force used against his citizens”

Answering a question from an ex-Berkut - Ukrainian special forces - commander as to whether the ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich has always been such a “weakling and traitor,” Putin said that Yanukovich did his duty as he thought was right, proper and necessary.

“I spoke with him, certainly, many times, during the crisis, and after he arrived in the Russian Federation; we talked about using force… The gist of his answer was that he thought about using force many times, but he didn’t have the heart to sign an act that would see force used against his citizens,” Putin said.

“Faina Ivanovna, dear, what would you need Alaska for?”

Asked by a pensioner if Alaska could follow Crimea’s example, Putin said “We’re a northern country. 70 percent of our territory is in the North or Far North. Is Alaska in the southern hemisphere? It’s cold there as well. Let’s keep cool about it,” Putin said.

According to Putin, he is also aware of the fact that some Russians call Alaska “Ice-Krym” (“Krym” is the Russian for Crimea).

“Tanks, jets against own people?! Are they nuts?”

The Russian President said he thought that asking activists in the southeast of Ukraine to hand in their weapons was the right approach, but this measure should also be applied to armed Ukrainian nationalist groups.

Putin also said that the crisis in Ukraine can only be solved through a compromise in the interests of the Ukrainian people.

“The coup-appointed government in Kiev needs to come to its senses before we can negotiate,” said Putin.

“They don’t want to see us in PACE? Better lost than found!”

Russia won’t insist on staying in several international organizations, but isn’t planning to walk out in protest, Putin said.

“The world is developing intensively, and if there a player who wants to turn it unipolar and align all organizations according to their will, it won’t succeed,” the president added.

“It’s hard to speak with people who whisper at home, afraid of US surveillance.”

Putin noted that there are some problems in the dialogue between Moscow and its European partners.

“Many Western countries have voluntarily relinquished a large part of their sovereignty. That is, among other things, the result of bloc policy. It’s sometimes really difficult to negotiate with them on geopolitical issues,” he said.

“It’s difficult to talk to people who whisper even at home, afraid of Americans eavesdropping on them. It’s not a figure of speech, not a joke, I’m serious.”

“Obama is a decent, courageous man, he would save me from drowning”

To the question whether Obama would save the Russian President from drowning, Putin answered that the US president is “a decent, courageous man” and “would save” him.

However, Putin stressed that the relationship between them wasn’t a close one.

“In addition to intergovernmental relations, there are personal relations, but I don’t think I have a close personal relationship with Obama,” the president said.

“You’re an ex-intelligence agent, I have something to do with intelligence, let’s use professional terms” – Putin to Snowden

Russia’s president received a question from Edward Snowden who was granted political asylum last August. Snowden asked Putin if Russia is involved in “intercepting, storing and analyzing the data on communication carried out by millions of people” and whether Russia’s president thinks this kind of mass control is fair and justified.

Putin stressed Snowden was an ex-intelligence agent, while he himself used to be in intelligence, so Russia’s president said he would be speaking “using professional terms.”

“First of all, we have strict laws governing the usage of any special means – including ones to monitor telephone conversations or the internet - by intelligence. This regulation makes it necessary to get a court order to surveil an individual. That’s why we can’t carry out mass surveillance, and we don’t, in accordance with our law,” Putin said.

“No plans to remain President for life”

Putin, who served as president for two consecutive terms between 2000 and 2008 and was elected again in 2012, was asked if he wanted to remain Russia’s head of state for life.

“No,” was his answer.

“Russia didn’t annex Crimea by force, but created conditions for people’s self-determination”

“Russia did not annex Crimea by force. Russia created conditions – indeed, with the help of special formations and the armed forces, I’ll be honest – for the free expression of will by people living in Crimea and Sevastopol,” Putin said.

“The decision on joining [Russia] was made by the people themselves. Russia responded to that appeal and accepted Crimea and Sevastopol into its family. That’s natural, it couldn’t be any other way.”

“Punishing others, the US will cut off their nose to spite their face”

Putin was asked why the US can do whatever it wants and no one punishes them, while attempts are being made to punish Russia.

“The US is certainly one of the world’s leaders. At some point it seemed that it was the only leader and a uni-polar system was in place. Today it appears that is not the case. Everything in the world is interdependent and once you try to punish someone, in the end you will cut off your nose to spite your face,” he said.

 

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Thu, 04/17/2014 - 19:54 | 4671401 stant
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And spend 3 dollars to cheat ya out of 1

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 19:57 | 4671407 Slave
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How to tell when you're being sold another war

 

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/04/17/jews-ordered-to-register-in-east-ukraine/7816951/

And if you look in the comments you'll see that everybody is buying this shit. The connection you're supposed to make: Putin registers Jews. Putin = Hitler. Hitler had to be stopped. Putin must be stopped! Christ, I thought the first person who brought up Hitler or Nazis was the loser in a political argument? What the fuck happened to that? Is everybody forgetting the first round of protests in the Ukraine? You know...the ones we were told by our media that were good? There were Nazis there too (proven by wiretapping to be financed by us and colluding with us and the EU). Then we get our puppet regime installed in the Ukraine... Now suddenly protests are bad. Look over there! There's Nazi's protesting...THIS IS BAD. They are taking over government buildings (just like last time). THIS IS BAD. OMG they are registering Jews!! Hitler! Hitler! Putin is Hitler! Anybody else getting whiplash from the bullshit? So the same people who were working with the Nazis before (US) who want a proxy war in the Ukraine (again, US) are now handing out fliers to Jews telling them to register (once again, US) and now we have to go kick some Russian ass. Remember when they were cooking this shit up all last year making a big deal about anti-gay policy from Russia, etc. During the Olympics too. This whole ordeal has been coming for a while, and none of their bullshit reasons are justifying it. Am I really supposed to care about Russia annexing an island without firing a shot, that voted overwhelmingly to join Russia? I thought we liked democracy? Oh wait, they'll tell you the vote was rigged. Let's look at the demographics:  http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/interactive/2014/02/world/ukraine-divided/media/ukraine_map_region_language.jpghttp://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/files/2014/01/ukraine-map-composite.jpgIs it rigged when everybody in D.C. votes for Democrats to keep their job? Is it rigged when almost every Mormon in Utah votes for a social conservative? Is it rigged when 95% of blacks vote for the first black president? ..... The economy must really be bad if they want to tango with another world power (who by the way has even more nukes than us)... just because the EU tried to make more debt slaves out of the entire Ukraine and Putin pissed in their cheerios...and he's not done. And I'm no Putin cheerleader, that little skit with him and Snowden today was complete bullshit (and I am a big Snowden fan). Must be how Snowden earns his keep? I'd rather live here than in Russia, as would any sane person. I'm very grateful for being born here, no place else I'd rather be. But WHAT THE FUCK? How many proxy wars have they been trying to start since the Afghan drawdown? This must be like the 6th one...do we need more stimulus because QE is ending or something?

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 20:02 | 4671424 LetThemEatRand
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Drudge posted a "WWIII?" article a day or two ago which laid out the case for Russia being a rogue state that must be stopped.  Yes, it is being sold like heroin to Phillip Seymour, and like all junkies a lot of the U.S. sheep are asking for more.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 20:04 | 4671430 vic and blood
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I read it. The British papers are far more shrill than US papers.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 20:08 | 4671442 Manthong
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“Obama is a decent, courageous man”..  who we can count on to vote “present” every time SHsTF.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 21:14 | 4671648 Ahmeexnal
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Those leaflets have already been dismissed as fake by the ADL:

http://www.haaretz.com/news/world/.premium-1.586174

It seems like Opuppet is enraged by the fact that Israel has not sided with the euro-oligarchs who want war with Russia:

http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/.premium-1.585333

So now that it is clear that Israel is not supporting the euro-oligarch WWIII, whom will the usual trolls blame now?
Anyone can check the digital fingerprint on those leaflets, as every printer leaves a traceable signature. I'm sure the path leads to the same place that was responsible for the last couple world wars and that keeps trying to establish a thousand year empire...."uber alles".

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 21:19 | 4671668 john39
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I wouldnt be so quick to buy Israel's appearance of neutrality here.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 21:35 | 4671687 Ahmeexnal
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Neutrality?
I think that is not the case here. Remember...Opuppet and his euro-oligarch masters say that "You are either with us....or against us."

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 21:39 | 4671744 john39
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his euro-oligarch masters are zionist bankers... 

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 21:59 | 4671808 TheReplacement
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Who only represent themselves.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 22:18 | 4671873 Vampyroteuthis ...
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Damn it Tyler, you forgot the best Putin quote,

"Debating with Obama is like playing chess with a pigeon. He knocks all of the pieces over, sh*ts all over the board then struts around like he won."

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 00:20 | 4672118 LetThemEatRand
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According to the Urban Dictionary, I think that's a "D.C. Steamer."

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 01:02 | 4672192 markmotive
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Least exciting Putin moment: When Snowden asked if Russia incercepts communications...

http://www.planbeconomics.com/2014/04/snowden-asks-putin-live-does-russi...

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 08:16 | 4672546 StychoKiller
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"Only a Sith deals in absolutes."

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 22:23 | 4671884 drendebe10
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How many times has Israel been thrown under the bus or dissed by the arrogant narcissistic lying illegsl alien indonesian kenyan muslim sociopathic fudge oacker in chief?

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 01:51 | 4672254 Quus Ant
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"And for that answer let's go to Walid, our roaming Palestinian on the street..... today he's on Al Mosader Street in Gaza. 

Walid your thoughts?  Walid?  Are you there?  Walid?  Uhhh.... it seems we've lost Walid.  Well, we'll try and check in with him a little later."

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 21:30 | 4671710 Ifigenia
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it seems the zionists, banksters. neo-cons, etc. are  trying to use common jews as cannon folders. Perhaps it was what happened in the Weimar Republic. Then banksters and zionists get out of Nazi-Germany and the common jews paid the price for others crimes.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 21:34 | 4671725 Ahmeexnal
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wrong. The imperial euro oligarchs massacred their serfs, and they will do it again.
Remember, the big german corporations were never penalized, and the imperial family was never held accountable.
The Kaiser did not surrender like the Japanese emperor did.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 22:01 | 4671820 Ifigenia
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Kaiser after ww1 run to Holland. And after ww2, Germany was occupied till today by US. Japan surrender after ww2 and still is occupied by USA.

So, I dont see why Europe oligarchs are the masters and not USA oligarchs?

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 00:47 | 4672163 kchrisc
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You might change your tune if you'd realize that the Jews won WWII.

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 03:50 | 4672349 Tengri Temujin
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IRONIC how the Russia ended its occupation of East Germany but the USA never ended its occupation of West Germany.  Mr President please tear down these American BASES Walls !!!!!

The East Germans should of stayed separate, that way they wouldn't of had any foreign troops on their soil, instead they ran into the arms of  another occupier the USA

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 22:02 | 4671825 TheReplacement
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You realize the Kaiser was WWI and Japan fought (a little) against Germany in WWI?  WWII had Hitler dying and a Japan's emperor accepting surrender.  He was forced to admit to the people that he was not, in fact, a god.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 22:15 | 4671864 earleflorida
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Indeed

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 23:39 | 4672052 Leaping Lizard
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You ever really dig into the evidence about Hitler's "death" in the infamous bunker?  I mean really look at the factual evidence. I understand that they burned his body in accordance with Muslim tradition.  lol

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 00:47 | 4672162 Ahmeexnal
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Not to mention that he was not of royal blood. Again, the german imperial family never surrendered. Only the armed forces (cannon fodder) did.

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 04:14 | 4672360 supermaxedout
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The Effect of Victoria’s Death on the Kaiser

 

“Queen Victoria had reigned for almost sixty-four years, only subjects nearing seventy could remember another monarch. More than a sovereign, she was an institution, and most of her people thought of her as permanent, like the Houses of Parliament, or the Bank of England….. the sense of loss was many-sided: loss of permanence, loss of authority, loss of security. On no one — not even on her heir –did this loss have a greater impact than on the Kaiser. In spite of all, the emotional link between them had never been broken. He was her eldest grandchild, she was his august, but also warmhearted Grandmama. The happiest days of his youth had been spent in the relatively informal atmosphere of Osborne and Windsor, an atmosphere dominated by the personality of the Queen. As the years went by, he never gave up his feeling of tenderness for his aging grandmother, and respect for the Queen-Empress. She scolded him, but she also showed him affection and understanding. She criticized him to her ministers, but she also stood up for him, advising Lord Salisbury and others on how to deal with him. In many ways, she was like him: both were sentimental, subject to strong likes and dislikes, capable of gushiness and sharp anger in writing to subordinates. Because Victoria had had (her late husband, Prince) Albert and a series of independent prime ministers, she had learned to discipline her feelings and language as William never had. As long as she lived, she posed for William a model of how an Imperial sovereign should behave. When she died, that model vanished. His Uncle, King Edward, could not replace her; for too long, Bertie (the name by which Edward VII had been known to his family) in William’s eyes had been the frivolous Prince of Wales. And so, at forty-two, the Kaiser was left alone to follow his own path, bereft of the presence, the counsel, and the affection of the one human he admired as well as loved.”

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 07:20 | 4672453 onthesquare
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subject to strong likes and dislikes, capable of gushiness and sharp anger in writing to subordinates.

With all the inbreading going on with that family this is probably a sign of being by-polar

This stuff is written by people whose main objective is to sell books.

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 03:52 | 4672350 Volkodav
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Nyet  skull represented as Hitler is proven to be mid age female.

South America...

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 14:32 | 4673552 Gazooks
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 Hitler actually Hitlery

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 03:48 | 4672348 Volkodav
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You mistaked about Hitler...

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 06:38 | 4672422 eurogold
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Actually Germany and Japan had a pact with each other and were very close partners

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 22:13 | 4671857 earleflorida
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Germany and Japan both 'surrendered unconditional'! PERIOD!!!

War criminals were prosecuted and executed!

The only reason Truman had dropped the A-bombs was that Japan would never agree to an unconditional surrender in which Truman wasn't about to recognize and except,  period! [any appeasement was out of the question-- the Japanese ahd agreeded to surrendered once before, but reneged, sticking it to america once again-- couldn't be trusted-- I agree the Emperor should have beem tried for war crimes which MacArthur also thought but wasn't?] The war in the Pacific was devastating... any delay of victory, perhaps six months to a year longer with tens of thousands US casualties was out of the question.

Germany's industrial infrastructure was dismantled and navy divided up. Not to forget how Stalin went on a killing spree with German prisoners. The entire country was to become a giant agricultural field [a potato field!]!

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 23:05 | 4671971 BlindMonkey
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Isn't it just adorable when they believe in justice in the world?   It just melts my heart to see people that think the bad guys get theirs while on this earth.  

Lemme lay out some truth on you.  Some war crimes aren't equal to others if you are willing to share the research with the winner. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unit_731

 

BTW. THIS is the story that, for me, pulled back the curtain on what a monster our government is.  I invite you to see the ugly bastard hiding behind the curtain too. 

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 01:20 | 4672219 MsCreant
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All of us are horrible and fucked trying to pretend that every one else is more horrible and fucked than we are, if that wiki entry is true.

No one is pure. None of this kind of argumentation works to convice anyone of anything.

Humans suck.

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 03:48 | 4672346 Volkodav
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  • MsCreant.....can't you say something edifying? get better mood?

pet your kittie

 

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 07:56 | 4672506 GetZeeGold
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You pet his kittie!

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 11:54 | 4673141 earleflorida
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absolutely total bullshit!

think before you spout-out... you 'pious naivete'`,  paid troll'? lots of newcomers swarming the boards with outrageous unfounded and not 'thought-out-thoroughly'... biased statements.  

the US Dept of War and Sec. of State as well as Truman were aware of these abominations-- what was important ,was to get this type of chemical-biological [human experimentation as was done in Germany] warfare out of the country before Stalin got his hands on it!

america saved the world during WWII & V-J Day,... if not for us we'd be speaking German, Russian, or even Japanese!!! and we owe it all to FDR, Truman leadership and the Military that was unquestionably the bravest and greatest in our military history!!!

you are indeed a 'blind monkey'

yours truly

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 16:02 | 4673715 earleflorida
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"The Wars for Asia: 1911- 1949"  by   S.C.M. Paine c.2012

excerpts pages 134-35::  The Japanese also turned to poison gas and germ warfare to economize.(37) To develop these weapons, they experimented on prisoners of war and civilians at their notorious Unit 731 in Manchukuo.(38) They equipped units with biological and chemical weapons and used them throughout China.(39)  In 1938, they employed poison gas thirty-nine times in Jiangxi and twenty-one times in Henan.(40)  They tried to spread amthrax, the plague, typhoid, and cholera, sickening their own and the enemy alike.(41)  As the belligerents in World War I had discovered, poison gas was not particularly effective because it often killed its deployers instead of the intended victims. So Japan used gas less frequently in 1938, but by then the damage had been done.(42)  Its use appalled Chinese and Wesern public opinion. Whatever savings Japan generated from cheap provisions, narcotics sales, and exotic weapons, the savings did not offset the hatred these actions caused. The hatred then fueled recruitments for the Nationalists and Communists and heightened Japan's diplomatic isolation. Whereas the Han had been unwilling to fight in support of Manchu minority rule in the First Sino-Japanese War, they became determined to defend their homeland in the Second Sino-Japanese War. This change in public attitude meant the war would not be short. Yet the longer it lasted, the stronger Chinese nationalism became.     End Excerpt

Ref: Notes To Pages 134-35 (37-42):: Book Page 360

Lastly, as a side note: During the Korean War, the U.S held 132,000 captive NK communist prisoners during early 1952. The NK wanted the POW's repatriated... as part of a working treaty. The Truman administration denied their request knowing quite well that when they were freed they'd be executed by their own generals. Half didn't want to go back to North Korea and the other half later decided to move on elsewhere and take their chances never returning home.

Stalin was famous for slaughtering his own POW's or sending them off to Siberia.

These are the hard facts my friends!?! And this is not american history written by american authors, but the recipients of these foreign wars.

below I will link YOU UP TO THESE BOOKS/ JOURNALS

again, yours truly  

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 16:30 | 4673831 Ifigenia
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how about the view of russian and chinese view of those facts? or only the anglo-american told the truth?

Think of Iraq or Laos tragedies and who is telling the truth.

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 17:11 | 4673929 earleflorida
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facts below... just read

ya know, when Marshall couldn't get the Nationalist Chinese a victory after the US poured billions into their government... he [Marshall] through-up his hands in disgust, knowing he would take the fall for Mao's communist government in which Joe McCarthy threw in his face as a communist symtheziser while politicking about the country in 1952.

Russia supplied Mao with weapons and all logistic provisions in order to defeat the Nationalist Chinese an had agreed to help Truman defeat the Japanese at Potsdam Conference-- Berlin, Germany. Russia controlled most of Germany with its troops, but what Stalin hadn't told Truman was that he had amassed a million troops just on the border of Manchuria.   (Eisenhower, Patton, and Bradlee-Europe)

(MacArthur Japan/Asia & Marshall/ China)

Please realize I am not defending our actions in Vietnam, IragI/ IraqII, Libya, Egypt, Iran?, Syria, or Ukraine--  all small wars to promote our, 'new-lost-and-found-fascism'. I agree with Putin that we've turned into the aggressors, period.

but WWII was all together different, and we had to get involved {if by chance Germany had finnished developing their ballistic rocketry we'd be all speaking German if they didn't gas/ incenerate us all first} and certainly we never should have gotten involved in WWI

Bush Sr., Bush Jr., Cheney, Rumsfeld, should all be charged with war crimes!!! Ps. Obama is getting close to the 'red-line' also...?

cheerio

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 17:45 | 4674039 Ifigenia
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I dare resume that it is a dispute about the division of the World by the 2 real winners of ww2. Europe went down to be puppet, western part to US empire and eastern part to URRS.

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 16:41 | 4673871 earleflorida
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Links: #37 (Saito Michihiko), "First Attempt at a Journal of the Poison Gas Operation of the Japanese Army Focusing on 1937 and 1938," 157-274;  (Ishijima Noriyuki), A History of China's Anti-Japanese War, 171; (Eguchi Kei-ichi),... ("The Japanese Army on the Chinese Front") in History of the Fifteen Year War, eds.  (Fujiwara Akira) and (Imai Seiichi), Vol. 2, 60-2.

 #38    Peter Williams and David Wallace, Unit 731: Japan's Secret Biological Warfare in World War II (New York: Free Press, 1989, passim.

#39    (Wu Yuexing), Modern Chinese History Map Collection, 112-16

#40    (Saito Michihiko), "A First Attempt at a Journal of the Poison Gas Operation of the Japanese Army Focusing on 1937 and 1938,"177.

#41   Jonathan Fenby, Chiang Kai-shek, 359

#42   (Saito Michihiko), "A First Attempt at a Journal of the Poison Gas Operation of the Japanese Army Focusing on 1937 and 1938," 217, 225, 242, 257, 264-5, 267, 269.

another great reference:  "Cival War in China: The Political Struggle, 1945-1949"     by Suzanne Pepper  c.1978

cheers   

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 23:07 | 4671985 Ifigenia
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so simple to believe the shit.

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 03:34 | 4672338 Volkodav
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da...cos the shit is written with the simple in mind

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 23:22 | 4672010 UselessEater
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An interview between Joseph Farrell and Catherine Austin Fitts on her Solari blog went into detail how the Japanese surrender was unconditional unlike the German surrender.... very interesting:

"What I had not focused on was that fact that, when the
Germans surrendered, it was the German military. It was
not the Third Reich and the Nazi Party was not involved,
which, if this is correct, and I’m assuming it is because
you’re an Oxford-trained scholar, meant the German
government never surrendered."

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 06:16 | 4672404 ross81
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Not so sure about that. Hitler nominated Karl Donitz his successor. Donitz was the last Fuhrer of the 3rd Reich and he ordered General Jodl to sign the surrender of German forces, therefore the German govt did actually surrender unconditionally.

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 14:23 | 4673515 Ifigenia
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anyway, Japan and Germany are occupied to this day. My country and a lot others that had not lost the ww2 are also occupied by USA, why?

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 21:19 | 4671659 knukles
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Upon hearing of Mr Putin's comments, Secretary of State John Kohn stated emphatically; I was uncertain and clueless before I was befuddled and wondering why.  So take that single serve Ketsup package and deal with it.  It is a vegetable. 

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 22:03 | 4671830 TheReplacement
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He's a fruit.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 22:53 | 4671951 Let them eat iPads
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"It is a vegetable."

God bless you, Ronald Raygun.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 20:24 | 4671469 vic and blood
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That story was nearly pure conjecture and sensationalism. I was ready for the author to scream,"Hannibal is at the gates!" Actually, he did, in so many words.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 20:34 | 4671501 Normalcy Bias
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True, but they also have the balls to publish stories that US "Journalists" won't touch.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 20:53 | 4671572 HardAssets
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PUTIN QUOTE NOT REPORTED:

 

"The US and EU are BITCHEZ !"

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 20:06 | 4671435 BigJim
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Yes, Russia gobbling up all those ex-USSR countries by bribing their elites, and then putting military bases on them to surround the beleagured USSA... it's time we stoof up to this globe-girdling MENACE!

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 20:25 | 4671476 Keyser
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The western MSM are in overdrive pumping the resurrection of the Soviet Union, with Putin being evil personified. The sheeple haven't a clue as we get embroiled in another fracking war. 

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 19:10 | 4674169 UrbanMiner
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"I'd rather live here than in Russia, as would any sane person. I'm very grateful for being born here, no place else I'd rather be. But WHAT THE FUCK?" - Slave

In ten years from now we'll have to revisit this quote and see where things stand. 

Cheers

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 20:03 | 4671427 Arius
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First things first .... Russia Today should bring back that women anchor, the patriot who lives with her partner a doctor serving the wounded in the wars ...

 

She was a real Patriot, dont make them like her any longer (or probably is too many of them out there)... wonder how she is making out ...

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 21:01 | 4671603 Global Hunter
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by Patriot you mean Indonesian Patriot of course.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 20:11 | 4671445 NotApplicable
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The beauty of collective abstractions is their ability to be recast at any time, into any form. Nazis hit the news for their part in the coup. This is merely a mop-up op, redefining who they represent.

TADA!

 

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 20:15 | 4671455 john39
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Putin has done quite a bit to establish good relations with Russian Jews, so the anti-semite argument is going to be a real tough sell, especially to Russian Jews:

http://www.timesofisrael.com/is-love-or-politics-behind-putins-promotion...

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 21:07 | 4671621 caconhma
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Putin is a zionist lackey. He, like jews Bolsheviks before him, is for a New World Order. His first international trip, after becoming a Russian President second time, was to Israel.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 21:41 | 4671747 john39
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maybe, or maybe plays a masterful game of chess.  time will tell.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 21:57 | 4671803 caconhma
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john,

Prior to his appointment to the Russian Presidency, Putin was making money providing protection for Russian pedophile and pornography publications. Think about it. He is just a gangster. His purpose is to preserve status qua.

Russia has no arm forces. It is the same as Ukraine. These corrupt and anti-russian governments in Russia and Ukraine are terribly afraid of their own people.

Do not pay much credence to what Putin say but see what he does. During the last 20 years under Putin's rule, Russia was losing more than 1 million people annually.

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 02:21 | 4672278 Treason Season
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Putin was making money providing protection for Russian pedophile and pornography publications. 

 

Link?

 

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 03:31 | 4672335 Volkodav
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Trolls don't do links....they are trolls

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 03:30 | 4672332 Volkodav
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idiot post...

you know nothing about this subject

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 22:14 | 4671861 Zero Point
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No. Putin is a car lifting tough guy, who fights the NWO with one hand, while saving tiger cubs with the other.

The internet told me so.

 

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 23:39 | 4672054 KickIce
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Sounds like we need to send Chuck Norris.

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 14:25 | 4673524 Ifigenia
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He just work for Vietnam, in Hollywood studios.

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 10:20 | 4672880 The_Prisoner
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Putin's Q&A lasted for 4 hours. That's right. Scripted or not, how many so called "leaders" would cop that? Here in Australia they certainly wouldn't.

Obama, whom according to Webster Tarpley cannot string a sentence together due to alcohol-induced brain damage, would have self-combusted.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 21:48 | 4671770 disabledvet
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"like all jews they are allowed to emigrate freely to join with our brothers in Assadland in a Sea of Everlasting Communal Kibbutz." (cue Sovietski Music)

I mean whatever you say, bro...but one look at "who's got point here" and it ain't Franklin Delano Roosevelt that's fer sure.

I gotta say the whole "Russia is a Rogue State" is a pretty much like saying "Turkey's gobble." (that's not meant as a double entendre btw...although you can take it as such) I mean did you expect Russia to say "how high" when the mighty USA told Mother to "start jumping"?

I do find our policy of "choosing sides" and "picking winners" ("you lost") a rather New Normal form of Diplomacy.

Perhaps some Stevie Ray Vaughan and some Double Trouble is in order in "celebration."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xprs_uJbGgI

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 20:20 | 4671459 McMolotov
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As I've said before, maybe 1 in 100 Americans has heard of Victoria Nuland. Americans are good little mushrooms, kept in the dark and fed a bunch of bullshit.

They have absolutely no idea there are actual neo-nazis in Kiev, but ask most people over the next few days, and they'll all know there are "neo-nazis" in eastern Ukraine. There are "fliers" that prove it!!!

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 20:31 | 4671492 Arius
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information is on a need to know basis my friend ... mushrooms are to be eaten ... thats all

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 21:25 | 4671688 madmax1965
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You know it MM, Every time a bring that cunts name up the sheeple I am speaking to get the deer in the headlights look!  And then ask if I watch friggin duck dynasty!  Holy shit, I need a drink!

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 22:31 | 4671896 drendebe10
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"There ain't nuthin uglier than an old white woman."  Fred Sanford 

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 23:54 | 4672073 25or6to4
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@DD10
I beg to differ, none other than Redd Foxx himself.

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 00:54 | 4672176 kchrisc
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Dear my fellow Americans,

There is no excuse for ignorance in this day and age of the Internet.

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 03:27 | 4672330 Volkodav
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What makes you think an excuse is required? Most ignorant don't give a shit and won't fix themselves when shown ignorant on a subject...

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 08:55 | 4672627 shovelhead
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Weekend sailors in life.

They see the waves but don't know or understand the currents that lie underneath them.

Too busy with the wind in the sails to notice.

 

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 20:37 | 4671507 tradingdaze
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"Statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting blame upon the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince himself that the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception."
-- Mark Twain

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 20:38 | 4671511 teslaberry
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slave , i am a zerohedge jewish american. 

i saw that headline, and realized without reading the article it was duplicitous propoganda. the anti-jew meme is tossed around to american jews and evangelical christians and then bandied about the neo-lib-con establishment as a method of scritped selling of war.

 

you are 100% correct. my only advice, is not to bother with the comments. 95% of the comments are paid propoganda postings to infect the original  climate set by the tone of the article. the internet is truly a cesspool. the only good reason to check it out is to see what kind of lies are being sold to see what the deep state seeks next. 

i must say, sometimes I even feel anti-semitic. a little anyhow. the issue is that there is really no willingness to talk about keeping leaderhsip to acccount. and the peaceniks in the community are so inept and co-opted by the ceo-lib-con core anyway.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 20:43 | 4671534 Arius
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if you dont mind me asking, when you say "dont bother with comments" you mean newspaper comments of ZH comments? ..,. reading again your comments i assume is newspapers, yeah well ... if they are paid it got to be so i presume

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 20:58 | 4671591 Global Hunter
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TY Slave and teslaberry.  My born again Christian evangelical father dismisses everything I say as "conspiracy theory" and everything Fox News tells him as the gospel.  He wont entertain any thought that we may be in the wrong because Russia is trading partners with Syria and Iran who in his mind want to kick off the second Holocaust against Jews. 

There are a lot of people who are itching for war in the western world, ironically they have no intention of themselves going and fighting Russia, Iran, Syrians etc.  A lot of members of our society are suffering from a mental illness that falls within the psychopathic sphere, we are most definately about to get an awakening shortly I believe.  I just hope that not too many innocents suffer.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 21:29 | 4671707 acetinker
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If I were an average Jew, I'd be kinda pissed that this group who claim to be Jews, but are not, are using me as a tool to incite the Chrisitians to war.

Who are the Jews, anyway- and why don't they call out the charlatans who "represent" thier interests?

Is Kissinger a Jew?

Brzeszinski?

Netanyahu?

Alinsky?

Haas?

Clinton(s)?

I'm sure you can add, as could I, and no, they're Zionists, pretending to be, or sympathize with Jews.

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 00:32 | 4672142 yatikto
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zionism and judaism may or may not be separated.  top jewish oligarch in Ukraine who aligned himself with radical nationalists in that country was dismissed by an Israeli commentator as "scum that stains the reputation of the Jewish people".  Yet that oligarch was elected to a Ukrainian Jewish Congress, by an overwhelming majority.  So...

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 14:30 | 4673544 Ifigenia
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even this concept "anti-semitic" get distorted by the jews, because palestinians or arabs are all semitics, so anti-semitic own to be against jews, arabs or palestinians and not only jews.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 21:00 | 4671601 HardAssets
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Set 'em straight if or when you get together with friends & family this weekend.

Be gentle, but firm.

If you're not kinda gentle . . . peoples heads tend to explode.

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 04:27 | 4672365 real
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As I see it, the current government in Kiev overthrew an elected president. Im sure Putin has proof where the support came from. And now with this new deal singed by all parties. The current gov. must vacate the premises in Kiev but get amnesty and the army must turn over their weapons. Along withthe deal made and signed by the same parties before the elected president was forced to leave, that said early elections.       It seems to me that Putin has made the final move. Checkmate.  Legal Game over.  

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 20:45 | 4671538 Escrava Isaura
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Epic Quote on Capitalism

By Stephanie McMillan

It might be tempting to hope that capitalism will collapse on its own. Unfortunately, the system isn’t going to smash itself. Capitalism in crisis becomes even more ruthless.

They no longer even bother to keep up the pretence of caring about the future. Resource depletion and natural disasters aren’t problems for capitalists— in fact, scarcity makes prices and profits soar, and catastrophes are huge investment opportunities.

The only panic that a capitalist feels when contemplating the melting of the Arctic is that he won’t get to the newly uncovered oil first. They don’t care where they get their energy, as long as they control it all.

The system is dynamic, adaptable, and infinitely ruthless. Capitalism will ultimately destroy itself, but only when it’s destroyed all life on the planet, which is too late to matter.

 

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 21:11 | 4671611 HardAssets
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True free market capitalism is nothing more than people making their own decisions about what & who they want to do voluntary exchanges with.

We don't have real capitalism.

What we have is insider cronyism and the merger of the interests of big government & big business at everyone elses expense - - - that is, fascism.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 22:08 | 4671847 PT
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Your "true free market capitalism" does not exist.  It is like "Ideal Voltage Source" (zero resistance), "Ideal Current Source" (infinite resistance), "Ideal Transistor" (constant Beta, zero inductance and zero capacitance) - in the REAL world, there is ALWAYS a little bit of resistance, capacitance, inductance, variations in Beta etc, just like in real world capitalism, there is no infinite perfect product information transfer, there is no pure competition, and there is ALWAYS a little bit of cronyism.  And just as resistance effects can often be ignored, and frequency effects can be ignored if electronics components are used within their defined parameters, capitalism only works as advertised in a well defined setting.  If two companies dominate the industry then you don't have your "perfect competition", but how did the two companies come to dominate anyway?  Didn't "market forces" stop that in the early stages?  If your house falls down after ten years then it is too late.  The cheap, dodgy builder has spent ten years undercutting the competition and now he's the only builder in town.  If you don't like your computer then you can simply build your own computer - wassa matter?  You mean barriers to entry are a significant friction to the capitalist machine after all?

Or you can argue that we do have simple, real-world capitalism.  It's just that those at the top of the tree can now buy whatever they like - legislation, governments, "opposition", police, wars, money ...

You're right about the fascism.  How did we end up with the merger of corporation and state?  We didn't vote for it.  No, the capitalists bought the government.

Don't worry, the free markets will offer up an alternative government and you can buy that one.  After all, given how expensive this government is, surely it wouldn't be too hard for some young, enthusiastic "entrepreneur" to offer you a cheaper alternative.

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 03:29 | 4672329 Mediocritas
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Save yourself some time and link to this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_true_Scotsman

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 22:35 | 4674787 PT
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Thanks.

 

 

 

 

 

But I was happy wasting my time.  I think I have some kind of mental condition.

XP

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 21:17 | 4671662 Ahmeexnal
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collectivism must die

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 22:13 | 4671858 PT
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In case you haven't noticed, TPTB use capitalism when it suits them and they use communism when it suits them.  There's a lesson in there somewhere.

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 10:56 | 4672992 IndyPat
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Hang the bankers? Is that the lesson we are looking for...

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 22:29 | 4674781 PT
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It'll do for starters while we think of another one.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 19:54 | 4671404 combatsnoopy
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And in return, the U.S. sent hologram of Tupac.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 19:56 | 4671411 SilverIsMoney
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“The US is certainly one of the world’s leaders. At some point it seemed that it was the only leader and a uni-polar system was in place. Today it appears that is not the case. Everything in the world is interdependent and once you try to punish someone, in the end you will cut off your nose to spite your face,” he said.

 

NOPE! WE'LL PRINT YOU TO DEATH AND CHANT WE'RE NO.1 WE'RE NO.1WE'RE NO.1 WE'RE NO.1 WE'RE NO.1 WE'RE NO.1 WE'RE NO.1 WE'RE NO.1 THE ENTIRE TIME WE'RE DOING IT!

 

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 19:57 | 4671412 combatsnoopy
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The US responds by sending the gay male version of Pussy Riot.

And a reset button.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 20:01 | 4671422 just-my-opinion
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It's gotta be hard to figure which boy band to send over

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 08:56 | 4672631 Iam_Silverman
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"It's gotta be hard to figure which boy band to send over"

How's about Wu-Tang?  Given enough time they'll all be androgynous, won't they?

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 20:14 | 4671451 Winston Churchill
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The golden rivet boys.
That will scare Vlad.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 20:27 | 4671471 HardlyZero
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"he had been consulting with his European counterparts including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron to coordinate additional penalties if Russia fails to prove it’s abiding by the new agreement."

So is Germany and EU going to shut off Nord Stream and cut down Russia at the knees ?  or is Germany still talking expanding fuel deliveries from Russia at lower cost to Germany ?

Bla bla bla.  Let's get real.

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 01:25 | 4672229 MsCreant
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Now stop dissing the olympics like that.

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 10:58 | 4673002 IndyPat
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Would that be "Anus Riot"?

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 19:58 | 4671413 just-my-opinion
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Tupac isn't dead...that biggie dude saved him

See dude dates(time period not a date) me

 

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 19:59 | 4671419 AdrenalineTrade
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Luckily Obama can't push the red button to nuke Putin.  His fingers are too arthritic after five years of holding the CTRL-P buttons down.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 20:06 | 4671436 just-my-opinion
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Nice comment but the FED...Is CTRL - P....But no-one stoped them

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 20:04 | 4671432 Quus Ant
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We're the tyrants we've been waiting for.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 20:12 | 4671449 just-my-opinion
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What do you mean We....If you think that any---human ever lived 600-800 years...I have some brass I wan't to sell you

And maybe an Island or 2

I agree with you but do you see my point

 

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 20:21 | 4671464 Quus Ant
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yeah.  It's a turn of phrase.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 20:32 | 4671498 Keyser
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Closer to monsters from the Id than tyrants... We have never escaped the reptile brain which keeps humans a barbaric race... 

 

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 11:07 | 4673032 IndyPat
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So the dinosaurs didn't die off...just evolved.
Cool. So what is the Prez...
Fagosaurus or Tyrantosaurus...or hybrid?
This is exciting news, though...
Thanks for the set.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 20:39 | 4671518 just-my-opinion
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And a big red -button

But I didn't take the blue pill

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 20:38 | 4671510 Normalcy Bias
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If you like or don't like your tyrants, you can keep your tyrants ...or else!

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 20:08 | 4671441 logicalman
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As an anarchist, I'm no fan of government in any form, but when you watch the ACTORS on the world STAGE, you have to think that Putin's up for an Oscar and Obama's up for a Razzy.

Just observing.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 20:12 | 4671446 agent default
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So the only reason he is not taking Alaska is because he doesn't know what to do with it. Got it. 

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 20:27 | 4671462 Arius
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well, dear Faina Ivanovna wants Alaska ... what you gone do?  peasants hour on tv ...

RT explains that she really wants icecream in russian ... whatever....

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 21:08 | 4671626 HardAssets
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So Russia has dumbasses asking stupid questions too ?

 

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 20:43 | 4671530 Snidley Whipsnae
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Putin said Russia had enough 'cold northern land' already. If Alaska had palm trees?

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 20:45 | 4671539 Arius
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there is plenty of palm trees in florida ... come and get it ... well, dear Faina Ivanovna, it is too humid not good for your health...

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 07:52 | 4672502 lakecity55
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We need to start a rumor he is after Hawaii, hahaha, just to mix things up.

 

I heard from a guy the other day that Bath House is willing to give Hawaii to Russia.

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 08:59 | 4672636 Iam_Silverman
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"he is after Hawaii, hahaha, just to mix things up."

Let's give him Puerto Rico instead.  That way we won't have to issue new flags or cover their debt (which is about to explode).

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 03:20 | 4672320 Volkodav
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Russia has all the land it needs.

Russia just wants to be left alone.

There is that thing about invaders a few times over the centuries...

And Soviet is defunct...Everybody needs to get over it...

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 20:16 | 4671457 StupidEarthlings
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I like vlad more than ever.

I would love to see barry even try to answer questions "on the fly " without telepromper.

 

+1 for manlove for vlad...

F the EU...and the US..

Im goin To russia...

 

THIS IS A M'Fn PRESIDENT.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 20:24 | 4671465 Arius
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FYI, Obama is perhaps the smartest President the US has ever had ... dont think you can blame on him how Wall Street is running this country ...

 

p.s.. exception perhaps the ones killed or attempted to be assassinated ... surely smarter than the ones we have seen in our life times with Bushes, Clintonetes, reaganites etc.

 

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 20:28 | 4671489 Bastiat
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You must be judging him by his terrific achievements in life both before and after election.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 20:34 | 4671504 Arius
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i dont think the president can do too much unless he is an Napoleon (dont think there is anyone around or has been for that matter) ... there are too many layers between him and the rest of the field...everything predetermined, he just puts a signature and a good face for tv...

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 21:51 | 4671781 Anusocracy
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That's just an excuse.

He can veto shit.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 20:33 | 4671493 Rican
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I suppose he's smart enough to do what his handlers tell him to do. Last guy who wasn't that smart was Kennedy. Maybe Reagan until the Bush bullets flew a little too close. Then he was all "Hey, I'm just an actor, brother!"

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 20:39 | 4671515 Keyser
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Please do not confuse a slick facade with intellect. The fact is that Obama is nothing but a puppet. All one has to do is compare his rhetoric pre-2008 election and the day after the inauguration. That is when he was sat down and told how the milk got into the coconut. The truth of the matter is that the US has not had a real president since Dwight David Eisenhower. Everyone that came after was hand picked and told WTF to say and do. 

 

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 20:49 | 4671553 Arius
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if you want to go straight, you got to dig much deeper, perhaps to Andrew Jackson ...

Dwight Eisenhower driver during the war was a british MI6 women ... i guess not enough US drivers...

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 21:42 | 4671752 hesk
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Musta been a better driver then the one they had placed for George S. Patton.

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 03:17 | 4672317 Volkodav
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Eisenhower was a war criminal.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 20:42 | 4671529 Clowns on Acid
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" Obama is perhaps the smartest President the US has ever had" ..... You have no documentation for that...

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 20:52 | 4671569 Arius
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thats correct, thats why I said "perhaps"

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 20:56 | 4671586 Clowns on Acid
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"perhaps" ? Well perhaps you uncle is really your aunt....perhaps...

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 01:32 | 4672238 MsCreant
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The troll you are responding to is not even good at it.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 22:44 | 4671929 Rican
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Obama also has no documentation. 

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 20:47 | 4671545 Snidley Whipsnae
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Smarts alone does not make a great president. Jimmy Carter was a nuke engineer from US Naval Academy... definitely no dummy...Was he a great president?

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 20:53 | 4671577 813kml
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Yes, he was.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 20:59 | 4671597 Snidley Whipsnae
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813kml... I believe he was too but you and I are in the minority. People didn't want to hear what he was telling them... the truth.

And, he was an outsider with almost no political pull, a bit niaeve, not street smart, didn't recognize back stabbers, etc.

But a good and decent man.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 21:12 | 4671647 813kml
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I still follow him, he is the wise grandfather I wish I still had.  He was recently quoted as saying the US was not a functioning democracy, a bit late to the punch but nice to hear from a former president. He tried to set the US on a course to be energy independent, but even though the petrodollar was still in its infancy the neocons knew it could be used to rule the world.

Jimmy Carter is respectable and honest man, and therefore unfit for the White House.  

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 21:19 | 4671670 Snidley Whipsnae
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You're singing to the choir. Pleasant chatting with someone that knows the difference between a decent human being and a Hollywood actor... and I'm not knocking all actors.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 21:35 | 4671730 813kml
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Good chatting with you, it's not often to find some who will publically admit they like him.

I can see why people think he was weak, Americans have been conditioned to expect their president to be of the strongarm type.  He was logical and forward-thinking and too much of a humanitarian, and like you said very naive.  He was undermined by the DC establishment at every turn to guarantee that he was a one-termer.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 21:39 | 4671742 FredFlintstone
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I like the man too. He is a decent, genuine human.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 21:45 | 4671764 ableman28
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Carter is more right on middle eastern policy, especially the "relationship between the Israeli's and the Palestinians, than any of the dishonest hucksters who populate our national political scene.

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 00:10 | 4672101 KickIce
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His popularity has increased a great deal since his presidency, perhaps more people are realizing what we have become with an aggressive MIC.  That being said far too many accept the US = good while everyone that opposes us is bad.

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 03:15 | 4672315 Volkodav
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He was most honest President in a long time..sincere, no hubris

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