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Putin on the Style
You have to hand it to Russian President Vladimir Putin; He tames wild animals shirtless, flies fighter jets (with a shirt on) and loves to roundhouse an audience with his mad Judo skills. If all this wasn’t enough, in December 2010 he played piano to raise money for a charity that supports children suffering from eye diseases and cancer.
Mr. Putin is action man, nature lover and humanitarian all rolled into one. He’s also pretty good at getting his own way.
This ex-secret agent of the Soviet Union is now in charge of the entire Eastern Bloc and he rules with a well practiced iron fist. He is also formidable when it comes to foreign diplomacy, because he doesn’t have any.
Russia’s incursion into Crimea is a classic example of Putin’s single-minded persona. He makes no apologies for his actions, which leaves Western governments scrambling with outrage, but only able to issue sharply worded statements. Big deal.
Ex-Georgia President: Ferocious Putin Fears Western 'Love Trap'
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has tried the "love" route in recent days, trying to shame Putin by saying he is using 19th-century actions in a 21st-century world.
Saakashvili said such words don't concern Putin.
"He doesn't want to be liked by his neighbors. He wants to be feared by his neighbors," Saakashvili said.
Putin's only fear is that the West is trying to lure him into a "love trap" so it can defeat him, Saakashvili said. Putin wants his neighbors to fear him so they respect him. That applies to the United States as well.
Putin is the GOP's Fabio. The sexy man model on the cover of their favorite romance novel, "Dictator of Love: He Sees What He Wants and Takes It."
So, basically noting that Putin has a similar cult of personality to Obama only he can back it up by being a strong leader, even if it's a leadership of a sort that you don't like, is now equated to "loving" Putin if you are the kind of person who doesn't like Obama?
This is along the same lines as thinking that disagreeing with Obama's policies makes one racist, isn't it?
I actually like Putin, I think he's a hell of a leader. It's a shame we don't have a real leader in the US.