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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.

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