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kropotkin1951

JKR wrote:

Putin's speech for the Davos World Economic Forum was wonderful! Too bad he doesn't implement the enlightened ideas he spoke of in Russia.

Any world leader that can't deliver an enlightened speech at those kinds of forums needs new spin doctors.

NDPP

Nonetheless, you won't hear umm-uhh Justin Trudeau get anywhere close.

kropotkin1951

JKR wrote:

I also think strengthening the U.N.'s role in maintaining peace is vital for human survival. There has been talk of reforming the UN Security Council which I think would be helpful.

Without a fundamental reform of the Security Council system giving more power to the UN to maintain the "peace" is an oxymoron. The real question for me is what grouping of countries is going to force the American military to stop its incursions into Afghanistan, Syria and its aggressive behaviour on the borders of Russia and China. Any UN lead initiatives that do not include telling the US military it must begin to contract into its own borders is not going to achieve global peace.

kropotkin1951

NDPP wrote:

Nonetheless, you won't hear umm-uhh Justin Trudeau get anywhere close.

No but then I did say world leaders and he doesn't fit in that category, IMO.

NDPP

You just may have a point there.

https://youtu.be/pW3DfNZ5d-0

JKR

It seems to me that Putin's speech was mostly a run of the mill speech in favour of the the kind of social democratic systems we already see in countries like Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, France, Austria, and Germany.  Trudeau Jr. may not be the sharpest tool in the shed but Canada still comes closer to meeting the social democratic ideals Putin mentioned in his speech than Russia does. It seems to me that Putin's Russia resembles Biden's U.S. much more than it does a social democracy like Denmark's.

kropotkin1951

I dispute that Canada is closer to European social democracies than Biden's USA. Like Russia we are a country were all major economic decisions are made by the corrupt oligarchy that run our national mining and oil industries with the SNC-L crown jewel of being the most corrupt engineering firm on the planet.

 

JKR

I was thinking of social democracy in the sense that Putin was talking about it in his speech, as the ability to universally access social supports such as health care, education, social assistance, careers, housing, recreation, etc.... In this sense I think Canada is more social democratic than the U.S. or Russia. I think oligarchs are greatly in control of Canada, the U.S., and Russia, and probably other social democratic countries too since social democracy also accepts capitalism as a driving force of the economy along with government.

NDPP

 Greatly driving force.

JKR

Am I under the spell of the oligarchs too?

Party Like A Russian - Robbie Williams

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It takes a certain kind of man with a certain reputation
To alleviate the cash from a whole entire nation
Take my loose change and build my own space station
(Just because you can, man)

Ain't no refutin' or disputin' I'm a modern Rasputin
Subcontract disputes to some brutes in Louboutin
Act highfalootin' while my boys put the boot in
(They do the can-can)

Spasibo

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JKR
NDPP

 CIA Man

https://youtu.be/C3V98lnJX1k

"Who can buy a government so cheap? Change a cabinet without a squeak? Fucking-a-man! CIA man! Who can train guerrillas by the dozens? Send them out to kill their untrained cousins? Fucking-a-man! CIA man!..."

(The Fugs)

NDPP
NDPP

Now you know why Vladimir Vladimirovich can't give up his day job.

 

Escobar: Xi and Putin make the case for win-win vs zero-sum

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/56284.htm

"The best in-depth analysis of Putin's extraordinary speech, hands down, was provided by Rostislav Ishchenko. Ishchenko stresses that. 'in terms of scale and impact on historical processes this is steeper than the Battles of Stalingrad and Kursk combined.' Ishchenko also reveals something that will never be acknowledged in the West, '80 people from among the most influential on the planet did not laugh in Putin's face, as it was in 2007 in Munich, and without noise immediately after his open speech signed up for a closed conference with him.

...The glaring counterpoint to Xi-Putin at Davos has been a so-called 'strategy paper' released by NATO [stink-] tank The Atlantic Council, pompously titled the Larger Telegram, as if this was as relevant as George Kennan's 1946 Long Telegram that designed the containment of the USSR..."

JKR

NDPP]</p> <p>[quote=JKR]</p> <p><a href="https://youtu.be/IV4IjHz2yIo" target="_blank">Prime Minister "Fats" Putin goes Hollywood and sings <em>Blueberry Hill </em>solo!</a></p> <p>[quote=NDPP wrote:

Not to be outdone. Here's one of ours...

https://youtu.be/eCgnmROBczU

"Fats" Harper is a more accurate moniker than "Fats" Putin.

NDPP

Although Harper is younger I think VP is somewhat more physically active.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/830630.Judo

https://youtu.be/cgbI55HdqQs

'Oops!'

JKR

I'd hate to be the Russian player who accidentally checks Putin! Putin was the only player on his team that wore a white helmet so everyone would know to let him do whatever he wants. The goalie had to be very flexible to get out of the way of Putin's shots! 

JKR


 

Both Trudeaus, senior and junior can do yoga' Senior had brains and brawns but only passed on his brawns to junior.

NDPP

Perhaps Dad also taught JT to brownose Warshington head office and carry out his tasks as required.

https://youtu.be/DJKmTYlfgMI

JKR

NDPP wrote:

Perhaps Dad also taught JT to brownose Warshington head office and carry out tasks given as required.

https://youtu.be/DJKmTYlfgMI

P.E. Trudeau and Nixon were part of "the union."

https://youtu.be/RTeNFQf1H80

So are Putin and Trump.

JKR

NDPP wrote:

Perhaps Dad also taught JT to brownose Warshington head office and carry out tasks given as required.

https://youtu.be/DJKmTYlfgMI

P.E. Trudeau and Nixon were part of "the union."

https://youtu.be/RTeNFQf1H80

So are Putin and Trump.

kropotkin1951

JKR wrote:

Prime Minister "Fats" Putin goes Hollywood and sings Blueberry Hill solo!

At least he wasn't playing "Imagine" like our right wing asshole. He is definitely a right wing asshole but the idea that we should back an asshole even further to the right is ludicrous. He needs to keep to rhetoric and leave the singing to others.

NDPP

How Russophobia is made...

Reuters, BBC and Bellingcat Participated in UK Foreign Office Funded Programs to 'Weaken Russia' - Leaked Documents Reveal

https://thegrayzone.com/2021/02/20/reuters-bbc-uk-foreign-office-russian...

"New leaked documents show Reuters' and the BBC's involvement in covert UK FCO programs to effect 'attitudinal change' and 'weaken the Russian state's influence,' alongside intel contractors and Bellingcat."

 

NDPP

Pepe Escobar: Putin, Crusaders and Barbarians

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/56392.htm

"Moscow is already painfully aware that the US/NATO 'strategy' of containment of Russia is already reaching fever pitch. Again. The Kremlin is very much aware 'containment' of Russia focuses on its perimeter: Ukraine, Georgia and Central Asia. And the ultimate target remains regime change.

Once again, this is all about sovereignty. The 'unfriendly attitude towards Russia', as Putin defined it, extends to 'other independent, sovereign centers of global development.' Read it as mainly China and Iran. All these three sovereign states happen to be categorized as top 'threats' by the US National Security Strategy.

Yet Russia is the real nightmare for the Exceptionalists: Orthodox Christian, thus appealing to swaths of the West; consolidated as a major Eurasian power; a military, hypersonic superpower; and boasting unrivaled diplomatic skills, appreciated all around the Global South. By contrast, there's not much left for the [US] deep state except endlessly demonizing both Russia and China to justify a Western military build-up, the 'logic' inbuilt in a new strategic concept named NATO 2030: United For a New Era.

The experts behind the concept hailed it as an 'implicit' response to French President Emmanuel Macron's declaring NATO 'brain-dead.' Well, at least the concept proves Macron was right..."

NDPP

Helmer: Not Shock & Awe, US War Against Russia is Woozle & Bamboozle

http://gorillaradioblog.blogspot.com/2021/03/woozle-bamboozle-shock-awe-...

"How many times must we repeat: in this war which the US and NATO have started against Russia, force will decide the outcome, not words. So if President Biden and his Secretary of State Antony Blinken are afraid of running the risk of losing the former - watch the Donbass in the coming weeks - they will stick to wars of words; that's propaganda, info-war, cyber war."

NDPP

President of Russia: Meeting with representatives of Crimea and Sevastopol, March 18

http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/transcripts/65172

"...With regard to my US colleague's remark [Biden's 'soul-less', 'killer'], we have, indeed, as he said, met in person. What should I tell him? I would say 'stay healthy'. I wish him good health. I am saying this without irony or tongue in cheek. This is my first point.

With regard to the US establishment, the ruling-class - not the American people who are mostly honest, decent and sincere people who want to live in peace and friendship with us, something we are aware of and appreciate, and we will rely on them in the future - their mindset was formed in rather challenging circumstances which we are all well aware of.

After all, the colonisation of the American continent by the Europeans went hand-in-hand with the extermination of the local people, the genocide, as they say today, outright genocide of the Indian tribes followed by a very tough, long and difficult period of slavery, a very cruel period. All of that has been part of life in America throughout the history of the United States to this day. Otherwise, where would the Black Lives Matter movement come from? To this day, African Americans face inustice and even extermination.

The ruling class of the United States tends to address domestic and foreign policy issues based on these assumptions. After all, the US is the only country to have used nuclear weapons, mind you, against a non-nuclear state - Japan, in Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of WWII. There was absolutely no military need for the bombing. It was nothing but the extermination of civilians.

I am bringing this up, because I know that the Unites States and its leaders are determined to maintain certain relations with us, but on matters that are of interest to the United States and on its terms. Even though they believe we are just like them, we are different. We have a different genetic, cultural and moral code. But we know how to uphold our interests. We will work with the United States, but in the areas that we are interested in and on terms that we believe are beneficial to us.

They will have to reckon with it despite their attempts to stop our development, despite the sanctions and insults. They will have to reckon with this. We, with our national interests in mind, will promote our relations with all countries, including the United States. This is generally all that I want to say about this..."

NDPP

Moscow Pledges Retaliation to US & UK Plans for Rocket Deployment in Range of Russia's Borders

https://on.rt.com/b5ei

"We cannot help but notice the obsession of these Anglo-Saxon commanders on the task of defeating purely defensive units designed to ensure the security of the Russian Federation in the event of a military attack. We can't rule out that Russia will be forced to shift its efforts towards military measures in response to emerging missile threats..."

NDPP

Helmer: The Bornholm Bash, the Baltic Bluff, the Blinken Blink - the Retreat of Force from War

http://johnhelmer.net/the-bornholm-bash-the-baltic-bluff-the-blinken-bli...

"The latest Baltic bluff was the closest the Polish military has come to attacking a Russian vessel in many years. The pipeline, Reuters quoted Blinken as saying, 'has the possibility to undermine the interests of Ukraine, Poland and a number of close partners and allies,' Blinken added, saying that a US law required Washington to impose sanctions on companies participating in the Nord Stream 2 project. The German Foreign Minister did not acknowledge hearing a warning; he said nothing at all..."

 

Russia's military provocations in Europe are really getting out of hand... (and vid)

https://twitter.com/MaxBlumenthal/status/1379905445138214919

NDPP

Biden looks to appoint special envoy to kill Russia-Germany energy pipeline

https://www.politico.com/news/2021/04/07/biden-envoy-nord-stream-2-479706

"...The administration is vetting Amos Hochstein to negotiate the thorny geopolitics surrounding Nord Stream 2. Amos Hochstein, who served as the special envoy and coordinator for international energy affairs under President Barack Obama and was a close adviser and confidant to then-Vice President Joe Biden, was informally offered the role by National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan late last month and is being vetted, the official said, but has not yet accepted the job. Hochstein, who stepped down from the supervisory board of the Ukrainian energy company NAFTOGAZ late last year, declined to comment..."

Amazing how many prominent US Dems found themselves nice lucrative sucking places inside the energy sector of their poor benighted  coup-creature Ukraine.

NDPP

Western insistence on Russia paying Ukraine rent to use old Soviet-era gas pipelines drives Moscow away from EU and towards China

https://on.rt.com/b5x4

"Western attempts to make it conditional that Russian gas exports to the rest of Europe must move through Ukrainian pipelines is increasingly disarmed by Moscow's growing strategic partnership with China. Russia is rapidly becoming less reliant on the rest of Europe, which has profound implications..."

NDPP

Putin outlines approaches to political settlement in Ukraine to Biden

https://tass.com/world/1277539

"When exchanging opinions on the domestic Ukrainian crisis Vladimir Putin outlined approaches to political settlement rooted in the Minsk Package of Measures.'

UNSC Resolution 2202 (2015)

http://www.securitycouncilreport.org/atf/cf/%7B65BFCF9B-6D27-4E9C-8CD3-C...

"Endorses the 'Package of measures for the implementation of the Minsk Agreements'...Calls on all parties to fully implement the 'Package of measures..."

Both Biden and Ukraine seek to abandon the constraints of the UNSC Minsk resolution.

NDPP

Russians say LMAO after Salisbury poisoning suspects linked to explosion at Czech ammo depot

https://on.rt.com/b6bs

"A wave of ridicule was unleashed on Russian social media after the Czech police identified two suspects who appear to be related to a 2014 blast. They are the same people the UK accused of the high-profile Skripal poisoning. The timing of the revelation and the highly publicized identities of the accused left many people in Russia with little doubt that it was simply a PR stunt aimed against Moscow. They responded with jokes and memes. 'Here is Petrov and Boshirov, cooking 'Novichok' poison in Prague..."

 

Moscow slaps US with sanctions in retaliation for Washington imposing restrictions on Russia. (and vid)

https://www.rt.com/shows/news/521388-rtnews-april-18-17msk

Czech republic expels 18 Russian diplomats, Moscow vows reponse. 'With no evidence it's another geopolitical game.'

NDPP

Vladimir Putin on petty Tabaquis and international issues

https://t.co/JO1plC1Amb?amp=1

https://youtu.be/GCnBFKYN0T0

"Today Russia's president Vladimir Putin made his annual Address to the Federal Assembly (English transcript) Most of his talk was about domestic and economic issues At the end he made some remarks towards international developments and other governments. And on the coup attempt in Belarus, which seems to have been planned with outside actors. The warnings he is giving seem stronger than usual.

Here are some snippets. A remark on the ankle-biters in the international scene who serve as US proxies: 'And of course, all sorts of petty Tabaquis are running around like Tabaqui ran around Shere Khan - everything is like Kipling's book - howling along in order to make their sovereign happy..."

Including America's good-doggy, vassal Canada of course.

NDPP

Vladimir Putin on petty Tabaquis and international issues

https://t.co/JO1plC1Amb?amp=1

https://youtu.be/GCnBFKYN0T0

"Today Russia's president Vladimir Putin made his annual Address to the Federal Assembly (English transcript) Most of his talk was about domestic and economic issues At the end he made some remarks towards international developments and other governments. And on the coup attempt in Belarus, which seems to have been planned with outside actors. The warnings he is giving seem stronger than usual.

Here are some snippets. A remark on the ankle-biters in the international scene who serve as US proxies: 'And of course, all sorts of petty Tabaquis are running around like Tabaqui ran around Shere Khan - everything is like Kipling's book - howling along in order to make their sovereign happy..."

Including America's good-doggy, vassal Canada of course.

NDPP

CrossTalk on Russia - US Breaking Point

https://youtu.be/BRSz0lobJa4

"Russia-US relations are in tatters. We live in the most dangerous of times."

NDPP

Helmer: State department war-party has led US forces into their worst defeat since Saigon - without Russia firing a shot

https://twitter.com/bears_with/status/1385484105928876037

"It has been 46 years since the evacuation of the US Embassy in Saigon. Not since then have US forces under the direction of the State Department suffered such a defeat in the face of superior defending military force. Until these days.

The Bornholm operation in the Baltic Sea on March 29-31; The Donbas disengagement announced on April 1 by Ukrainian Chief of the General Staff, Ruslan Khomchak; Then the Baltic Sea mission-abort of the USS Donald Cook and USS Roosevelt on April 14 - this has been a three-front defeat of the Secretary of State Antony Blinken and his Under-Secretary for war against Russia, Victoria Nuland, and their Polish and Ukrainian proxies.

No Russian shot has been fired; no Russian life lost. Marshal Mikhail Kutuzov's golden bridge strategy has allowed the adversary to make an orderly retreat from the Russian red line..."

NDPP

Russia Celebrates WWII Victory Day with traditional grand military parade in Moscow (Full Video)

https://www.rt.com/russia/523303-russia-victory-parade-2021/

"Along with military parades Victory Day is traditionally marked with a massive civilian march called The Immortal Regiment"

Although increasingly appropriated as an American win, WWII saw 27,000,000 Soviet citizens killed fighting and destroying Nazi fascism.

NDPP

'Equivalence': Russia tilts towards Israel, against Palestine

https://johnhelmer.net/equivalence-russia-tilts-towards-israel-against-p...

"...Between the occupying Israelis and the occupied Palestinians on the Israel side of the line, the Kremlin and the Russian General Staff, victors in the Syria War, say they are unable to see daylight; that's to say, they can't distinguish between attacker and defender. 

For Russians at daily war themselves against the encroaching attacks of the NATO allies not to see this, but instead to accuse the Palestinian defenders of provoking their own victimization and losses, as well as to deny the Palestinians their rights of state sovereignty and national liberation with whatever forces they have - this is the contradiction of President Vladimir Putin.

It's a contradiction the General staff, the intelligence agencies, the Defence and Foreign ministers are acutely aware of right now..."

Yes, Virginia - just  like Canada, America, the UK etc - unfortunately Russia has an Israel lobby too.

JKR

Russia warns Disney against distributing short film featuring gay character

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Russia's communications regulator Roskomnadzor on Friday warned Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) against distributing content it said was harmful to children in Russia with its release of a short film, "Out", which features a gay main character.

Roskomnadzor said it had sent a letter to Disney noting that it was against Russian law to distribute information which "denies family values and promotes non-traditional sexual relationships" to children.

NDPP

President of Russia: Interview to NBC

http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/65861

Vladimir Putin answered questions from NBC correspondent Keir Simmons. The interview was record on June 11 in the Kremlin.

NDPP

US/Germany Nord Stream Two Hits a Snag

https://youtu.be/hHOXO3Yb4O0

"Leaked reports suggest that the US is forcing Germany to apply new sanctions against Russia and invest in its neighbor Ukraine. Why? Because Germany dared to make an energy deal with Russia."

NDPP

'West wants to creat 'belt of instability' around Russia'

https://twitter.com/27khv/status/1418917070465650694

"Russia's veteran top diplomat Sergey Lavrov claims an artificial wedge is being driven between his country and its neighbors, with the US and its close allies [like Canada], demanding that states across Eastern Europe and Asia turn on Moscow in order to gain acceptance."

It's called 'the rules-based international order' by the vassal-gangsters like Canada working to impose it on America's behalf.

NDPP

FT, AP, Reuters Promote Wm Browder's Big Lie About Magnitsky Hoax

https://www.thekomisarscoop.com/2021/07/ft-ap-reuters-promote-wm-browder...

"The Big Lie has shown its power in the major media's adoption of William Browder's Magntisky hoax. Say and write the lie over and over, and journalists in the 'best' papers will discount the need for proof. And they will ignore contradictory evidence sent to them. Especially when it challenges their government's narrative.

Three respectable media - the Financial Times, the Associated Press, and Reuters - have just run stories about Swiss prosecutors' decision to drop a ten year investigation based on charges by Browder that money stolen from the Russian Treasury ended up in Switzerland. Because there was no proof..."

Yet Canada based 'Magntisky Act' legislation based on this lying fraudster Browder and his domestic promoters including Chrystia Freeland and Irwin Cotler. Don't hold your breath waiting for any retraction/revision of this longstanding fake news story by our own msm imperialist propaganda machine. As was amply proven by 'Russiagate', the actual truth has little to do with it.

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