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Putin Declares All-Out Cold War on America

The regime has shut down Voice of America and is flouting US sanctions against Iran.

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Kim Zigfeld

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April 11, 2014 - 12:40 pm
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Vladimir V. Putin’s Russia has declared all-out cold war on the United States, and is threatening a hot conflagration in Ukraine as well.  In response, Barack H. Obama is dithering, poking his head ever deeper into the sands of cowardice, and leading America down the same dead-end street followed by James E. Carter.

On April 10th, the Putin regime shut down the Voice of America radio broadcasts in Russia, calling them “mere spam in our frequencies,” and it evicted the American Councils, which is responsible for organizing student exchanges between the USA and Russia. The same day, it was revealed that the Kremlin had willfully withheld critical information about the Boston Marathon bombers from U.S. security forces, in other words playing an important role in helping the bombings to go forward.  We learned that Russia had been ritualistically violating its nuclear arms treaty obligations, and Russia announced as well that it intended to flout U.S. sanctions against the terrorist rogue regime in Iran.

Meanwhile, NATO revealed that tens of thousands of Russian troops were massing on the Russian border with Ukraine, not engaging in any training exercises but clearly preparing to invade Russia’s smaller neighbor, which borders not one but three NATO members.  For years, Vladimir  Putin had condemned unilateral U.S. military action and insisted that Russia was a different kind of country, one which pursued its interests through  diplomacy and negotiation (Russia’s 2008 invasion of Georgia notwithstanding, of course).

Putin is also imposing Soviet-style approach to domestic policy. Rachel Denber of Human Rights Watch has written:  “I do not recall a more dramatic silencing of the media in post-SovietRussia.”  All of the last remaining web portals inside Russia that could be counted on to fairly report the news and publish criticism of the Putin regime have come under virulent attack, and many have simply been blocked from the Internet entirely.  All significant TV news reports already come from the Kremlin, leaving Russians almost completely blind, just as they were in Soviet times.

The economic and political consequences for Russia of this reckless aggression have already been devastating.

Russia has seen more capital flight in the first quarter of this year than in all of last year, and at the end of last year economists warned that these losses were already at a devastating level. The Kremlin itself admits that Russian economic growth will all but cease this year, the value of the Russian ruble is at a historic low, meaning runaway inflation on the foreign goods that Russia needs to survive.

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If so, then Putin is late to the game as Herr Obama declared war on America quite some time ago.
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Well, I guess now he and obama are on the same side
15 weeks ago
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I hate to be the bearer of reality, but why is Obama so timid? Could it be because Putin knows exactly what Obama has been up to with al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood? You don't think they have phone taps between Obama and Erdogan, the two super friends?
Obama can't do Shiite about this - he's completely lost all credibility with his own people, because 1) he's destroyed the economy 2) he's been buddying around with terrorists (for a while now).

Putin knows this, he has the intel, and if Obama pushes him too far... he'll push the United States into a kind of Civil War. Sure, this is speculation, but it is informed speculation.

Meanwhile, Russia has dusted off the old Nazi playbook of Geopolitics. In a word, POLITICAL SUBVERSION with threat of military invasion.
http://nyyrc.com/blog/2014/04/russias-secessionist-strategy-exposed/
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Before Obama was even nominated, historian and activist Webster Tarpley, cited in the book Obama:The Postmodern Coup-The Making of a Manchurian Candidate, that an Obama presidency would lead to war with Russia and China, and civil war in the United States, that Obama would be the 'face-lift' for imperialism while serving his real constituency Wall Street.

Well that assessment has been proven correct, and was made because Tarpley understood what was meant by Obama's having Zbigniew Brzezinski as his senior campaign adviser. This meant Carter II, this meant more color revolutions and provocations to take not Erzat Israel, but to destroy the Nation State of Russia.

Thank God Putin dealt with the Syria set up, where General Dempsey and the American Public said no to bombing Syria. But the fifth Column, utilizing agent Nuland and $5 Billion in tax payer money to work with the Nazi/Zionists
overthrow of the Democratically elected government of Ukraine, and further the world war against Russia, and enslave the Ukraine to the IMF.

Proud of yourselves?

14 weeks ago
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Awww, pishaw. Obama is "just being more flexible"... /sarc
15 weeks ago
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Most of Putin's alleged acts of war were policy long before the Ukraine. Putin does want to end US hegemony along with US doctrine of "exceptionalism" (now being used to justify interventionism). Let us test your theory. What the tinker-toy military of Europe along with its burreaucratic dictating (and non-elected) power structure (called a Parliamentry [sic] Council -> just ask English critics of England) thinks is not impressive, but perhaps the thousands of Russian soliders are REALLY just sitting there waiting to pounce upon the Ukraine and take gourge themselves.

Here is the test: If the supposedly massive accumulation of Russian military does NOT roll, then the freight mongering Europeans made a mistake (and you too for believing them). If theydo roll, then you and the euro dictators (just ask the Greeks) have been right. I do hope you accept my suggestion as an empirical test of a theory. (My friends in Russia laugh themselves to death about the European theory. But, maybe they are propagandized and know not what the truth is. So, I want to see if they continue laughing, if your theory is correct.)

As to the socalled "revolution" in Maidan, Kiev, that was pushed by US and European interests. Comparing Western one-side reporting with RT TV one-sided reporting, I concluded re the "revolution" vs "coup against a democratically elected president", be he dictatorial, I found that RT made a better case with the "coup" theory. Result: I hold it probable that Russia did not start the conflict, but is using it (to slap for instance US' oilly fingers).

Note: Putin has criticized the West for moral decadence (and I agree 100%), lost with the dissolution of the Soviet run Russia, a size of terrritory as big as the Southern States re the USA, Soviet Russia in weakness was pushed into accepting said losses (as was Kaiser German after WW I) such as the Ukraine, experienced broken US promises (e.g., no moving of NATO closer to Russia once the Red Army left East Germany), and many more "etc.s". My interpretation of Putin is more in the line of Czar (good connections with the Orthodox Church), i.e., he will expand and he wants Russia to be Russia again. That makes for conflict, particularly against an interventionist hegemon. But the "evil Puting", reviver of Soviet Russia, is a mistaken and antiquated understanding of Putin. It does, however, let vicious war prosper, e.g., "wanton neo-Soviet imperialism" or "gourging themselves on Eastern Europe" (i.e., more than the Crimea, Urkraine and ....?).

Interestingly, a little while back Raymond Ibrahim wrote an article on the New Byzantium, led by Russia re protection of Christians (that Obama has put in danger and Euirope is ignoring). Why mention that? There are different opinions about Putin. However, at the moment the main thing is to test your theory. I hope you are wrong. If right the US is in trouble and double so with Obama. If you are wrong, the US is in trouble from war mongering, alas.
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To call Obama timid is to judge him by past standards and not see him clearly as he is.

He's doing exactly what he's intended. He will let Europe and Ukraine bleed - at least for the time being - as he's let other countries bleed.

He's out to change America's relationship with the world and he's doing it.

Europe and Ukraine will have to solve their differences with Russia by themselves. They should get on with it now.
15 weeks ago
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Breaking News!

Vladimir Putin considering sending airborne forces to Nevada to protect small cattleman and family and cows from invasion by latter day Nazis. Will promise not to annex Nevada and leave just as soon as the invading Nazi forces are eliminated.
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If so, then Putin is late to the game as Herr Obama declared war on America quite some time ago.
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It's Frau Obama methinks.
15 weeks ago
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How _dare_ President Putin behave like the ruler of a sovereign State ?!?

President Obama is playing out the Progressive end game quite well;
Having sacrificed our military advantage on the alter of world opinion
and spent the country into bankruptcy buying votes, we have no other
option than inaction and isolation.
15 weeks ago
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Well, I guess now he and obama are on the same side
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Now?
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"But like his Soviet ancestors, Putin does not seem to care at all. He thinks he can afford not to, because of the craven weakness he sees when he looks at the American White House."

Based on all available evidence that seems like a perfectly reasonable conclusion for him to draw.
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Kim doesn't "write about Russia" she beats the war drum against Russia. Never do you see her mention the genesis of this crisis.

The Orange Revolution in the fall of 2004 produced an inept leader, Viktor Yushchenko, and a corrupt operator, Yulia Tymoshenko, whose incompetence paved the way for Viktor Yanukovych’s victory in January 2010. He also proved to be just as incompetent and corrupt, but in the end he was a legal president.
Western powers stage-managed, funded and aided the violent overthrow of a
democratically elected chief of state in February. We will now reap the
rewards: a bankrupt economy in immediate need of some tens of billions of ready
liquidity, a disintegrating country with secessionist regions that can hardly
be controlled short of a civil war, and a new Cold War-like flashpoint that
nobody needs.
Playing geopolitical games in Ukraine undoubtedly pleases some Eastern Europeans who have their own axes to grind, but it jeopardizes the prospects for long-term peace in Eastern Europe. The United States should understand why the people in western Ukraine have a vested interest, and psychological need, to treat Russia as the enemy; but America should never allow herself to be seduced by their hatreds and obsessions.
Equating “the people of Ukraine” with the helmeted nationalists at Maidan would be a major mistake. Their nationalism is itself a hybrid phenomenon that only
matured in the Polish-ruled Volhynia and Galicia between the two world wars. Its capital is in Lvov, a predominantly Polish city until it was irreversibly changed by the genocidal Banderists during the war and by Stalin’s commissars thereafter.
Ukraine’s eastern border, on the other hand, was arbitrarily drawn in 1922 by mostly non-Russian Bolsheviks hell-bent on reducing Russia in size. It includes large areas and population centers that have no historic or cultural connection to Ukraine. Last but not least, the Crimean Peninsula was transferred to Ukraine from Russia by a stroke of Nikita Khrushchev’s drunken pen in February 1954. There is nothing sacred and nothing permanent about these absurd Soviet borders. Any attempt to uphold them with the force of arms and treaties will lead to bloodshed, as Tito’s equally arbitrarily drawn internal boundaries did in
ex-Yugoslavia two decades ago.
It is insane for the United States to assume responsibility over a host of disputed frontiers that were drawn arbitrarily by Soviet Communists.The United States must not extend her protective cover into Russia’s backyard to new clients whose fortunes are not vital to this country’s interests.. The expansionist obsessions please Eastern European client states but are detrimental to the security of the United States. The bottom line is NATO enlargement has only ensured that Russian missiles remain targeted on American cities.

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So the Ukraine putsch of a legally elected government (of thieves) had nothing to do with depriving Russia of their naval bases in the Black sea to make the Mediterranean more Arab-friendly? Look at the "springs" in the map. This is the Muslim in the White House making moves for his friends. Now you can call me anything you want. Sultan Obama is using US forces to further the Arab cause. Either that or this is a gigantic comedy set up to move against Israel at some future time.
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So it all started with Yushchenko, eh? Gee, if only Russia had succeeded in MURDERING him, none of this would have happened, and the Golden Age of benevolent Russian hegemony would have continued uninterrupted.
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