Now that Obama’s Buddy (Putin) is Back
Putin Sworn in as Russia’s President Amid Protests
“Attempts to shut people’s mouths with the help of a police baton are senseless and extremely dangerous.”
- This guy belonged to the KGB.
- He was in charge of surveillance of the student body of Leningrad State University.
- For Russia, he’s interested in “sovereign democracy,” with no similarity to the American or British political systems.
- Putin sought to increase Russian military presence in the Arctic.
- He signed the Kyoto Protocol, under which Russia was not faced with any mandatory cuts, but other nations were.
- He resumed long-distance flights of Russian strategic bombers.
- Putin criticized the United States’ “monopolistic dominance in gobal relations.”
- He opposed the U.S. missile shield in Europe.
- Vladimir sought to strengthen Russian ties with the People’s Republic of China, to participate in joint Russian-Chinese military exercises.
- Many experts believe Putin is trying to set up an Asian version of OPEC with Red China as an anti-NATO bloc.
- Putin helped Iran with the construction of its first civilian nuclear power facility.
- He enjoyed warm relations with Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez.
- He re-established stronger ties with Fidel Castro’s Cuba.
- Putin openly asserted tough new role for Russia in international politics, resembling the old role of Russia; the toughest speech from a leader of Russia since the time of the Cold War (Munich speech, 2007).
- Putin Criticized the policies of the U.S. and NATO, condemning the “unipolar model of international relations as flawed and lacking moral basis.”
- Putin condemned the hypocrisy of countries trying to teach democracy to Russia.
- Putin maintains state-owned and state-controlled television.
- Gorbachev accused Putin of suppression of news media and or election rules counter to the democratic ideals he has promoted.
Putin’s Recent Power
Putin was President of Russia for two consecutive terms, from 2000 to 2008. Due to constitutionally mandated term limits, he could not run for a third term. His right-hand man Medvedev ran instead, and appointed Putin as his Prime Minister for the past 4 years. Now, after “sitting out” one term, Putin is again eligible for two more terms, this time 6-year terms, through 2024. This “election” has effectively put Putin (and his right-hand-man Medvedev) in control of Russia for up to 24 years.
Protests Against Putin – “For Fair Elections”
Today, May 7, 2012, about 1,000 protesters tried to protest along Putin’s motorcade route to the Kremlin.
Putin’s response was unprecedented security measures in the center of Moscow, where streets were closed to traffic and passengers were prevented from exiting subway stations. Over 700 people have been detained.
The Passing of the “Nuclear Suitcase”
The Kremlin ceremony of passing the “nuclear suitcase” from outgoing leader Dmitry Medvedev to Mr Putin was overseen by Russian Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov, news agency Interfax reported.
Widely seen as a relic of the Cold War stand-off between Moscow and Washington, the suitcase accompanies the Russian president on all his foreign trips. – The Australian
“Back in the U.S.S.R.”
In the light of above facts, how can anyone call Russia a democracy today?
We are back in the USSR.
I come from a Lithuanian family displaced by Soviet (U.S.S.R.) occupation, annexation, deportation of 120,000 people in 1940, followed by attempted sovietization of Lithuania.
I can only hope and pray for the Russian people today, as well as for the rest of us. An old Soviet brand of autocracy seems to be creeping back into the government of Russia, against the wishes of the Russian people, and under the guise of democracy. Putin continues to quote democracy, while defying all democratic principles shamelessly.
Attempts to shut people’s mouths with the help of a police baton are senseless and extremely dangerous. – Gennady Zyuganov, Communist Party leader.
Lithuania’s Take on Putin
The Lithuania Tribune has an interesting analysis, Now that Vladimir Putin is back, by Girnius.
The ex-state security officer (Putin was in the KGB) is inclined to see hidden enemies and conspiracies where others only see coincidences. The level of suspicion of Putin and his supporters will only increase. Now that the opposition has become more active, it will not stop, maybe even get stronger, especially if the opinion of some observers happens to be true that the protests in response to the fabricated election results showed to the Russian people that the king was naked, that, despite the talks about the ruthless government of Putin and their own qualms, the Kremlin was vulnerable.
As President Obama continues to pal up with Vladimir Putin behind out backs, half of America naively continues to support Obama.
Obama and Putin
Obama’s secret defiance of the American electorate constitutes a traitorous violation of the Constitution of the United States, and a violation of President Obama’s oath of office, to protect that Constitution.
America is Asleep
- France just elected a socialist, first time in 20 years. President Obama was among the first to congratulate Hollande for his victory, and has already invited him to the White House.
- Anti-austerity (pro-spending) sentiments ousted the incumbent in Greece.
- Anti-austerity candidates are leading in Italian local elections.
- At home, Obama continues to expand his own executive powers, issuing mandates and trampling and pressuring the other branches of government, both legislature and Supreme Court, to the point were some accuse him of greater tyranny than that of King George III in the 18th century. Obama’s most recent “crimes and misdemeanors” (violations of the U.S. Constitution, many pending court appeals) are staggering.
- The Wisconsin recall election June 5, 2012 – will determine on a State level whether expanding government or austerity will be chosen by the American people. Wisconsin’s election will influence similar battles coming up soon in other States.
- The Supreme Court decision on ObamaCare is also coming up in June — will President Obama’s largest attempt at expanding government control and mandates be upheld, or will it fail? ObamaCare is also President Obama’s largest attempt at expanding Planned Parenthood and abortion.
- The Republican Primary nominee should also crystallize in June; by June, Mitt Romney may have the 1144 delegates needed for the nomination. If not, there could be a very unpredictable and exciting convention.
- June also brings the release of the movie 2016, a movie produced by the producer of Schindler’s List, based on the New York Times best-seller by Dinesh D’Souza. The movie documents theories of Barak Obama’s anti-colonialism (and his resulting hatred for America). If this movie becomes a box office hit, it could landslide the election.
- Finally, November brings the actual election, which will determine whether Barak Obama remains President of the United States.
One Less Tyrant
Let us hope, work, and pray that Election 2012 is a fair election, that Americans realize what is at stake, and that Vladimir Putin’s buddy Obama loses the traitorous “flexibility” he promised Vladimir Putin after the election, because Obama has been removed from office.