Agree with Kasparov to a large extent but the fact that Putin was able to state his opinion through the NYT does speaks well of freedom of speech in the U.S.
quote:There's definitely been some Putin dickriding the past couple of weeks, but I really just appreciate that a Russian is willing to publicly shite on Putin. I realize that not all criticism of how Obama is dealing with Putin is support for the Russian, but there do seem to be some poliboard man crushes on the guy. He is ultimately a pretty bad dude under all the charisma, which I'm sure most understand.
. . . the thread seems to have drifted from your apparent intent.
Putin has pwn3d this POTUS like no Kremlin leader since Stalin owned FDR at Yalta.
quote:Yeah, Yeah, Yeah . . . . . I'm with you CT.
Stupid analogy, and probably also a factually incorrect comparison
President John F. Kennedy was brutally honest about what would prove to be one of the worst performances of an American leader with his leading global counterpart of his time – his two-day summit with Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev.
As he drove away from the Soviet embassy with Secretary of State Dean Rusk in his black limo, Kennedy banged the flat of his hand against the shelf beneath the rear window. Rusk had been shocked that Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev had used the word “war” during their acrimonious exchange about Berlin’s future, a term diplomats invariably replaced with any number of less alarming synonyms.
Despite all the president’s pre-summit briefings, Rusk felt Kennedy had been unprepared for Khrushchev’s brutality. The extent of Vienna Summit’s failure would not be as easy to measure as the Bay of Pigs fiasco six weeks earlier. There would be no dead, CIA-supported exile combatants in a misbegotten landing area, who had risked their lives on the expectation that Kennedy and the United States would not abandon them.
However, the consequences could have be even bloodier. A little more than two months after Vienna, the Soviet would oversee the construction of the Berlin Wall. That, in turn, would be followed in October 1962 by the Cuban Missile Crisis. Already in Vienna Kennedy was distraught that Khrushchev, assuming that he was weak and indecisive, might engage in the sort of “miscalculation” that could lead to the threat of nuclear war. He didn’t know then that his prediction would become prophesy.
Are you really so stupid you can't understand that people can appreciate Putin keeping Obama from dragging us into a war and still oppose him and his destruction of Democracy in Russia?
quote:I predict you are too big a hack to know shite. I happen to think the op is funny as shite and think the quotes are excellent. No one who thinks putin is right in this situation think he suddenly became a good guy. That's just silly bull shite guys like u throw out so you can dismiss Obama opposition.
Kasparov slaps down Putin and NYT on Twitter I predict this thread will quickly fall to second page because all the Putin lovers will have butthurt.
That's just silly bull shite guys like u throw out so you can dismiss Obama opposition.
quote:I was about to post the very same sentiments. You said it better.
I happen to think the op is funny as shite and think the quotes are excellent. No one who thinks putin is right in this situation think he suddenly became a good guy. That's just silly bull shite guys like u throw out so you can dismiss Obama opposition.
quote: In just the past few years Putin has discovered both international law and God. That is, he has discovered both can serve his purposes.
Putin is a communist.
He has said it hundreds and hundreds of times.
He is also a fool and he is the leader of the most evil country in the history of the world.
There is not a country IN THE WORLD with a more shameful past than that of Russia.