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But Russia has a serious disadvantage. Once the German - Russian hybrid Putin is dead, (old age, assassination, whatever). There is no complete replacement. Partial replacement yes, but a copy of Putin, not really.edit on 16-3-2014 by ZincMag because: (no reason given)
Let me first write that what you are about to read, truly speaks to how awesome ATS is. Such a shame that we are considered fringe element by Mainstream Dream World.
Who is Putin, How does he think. Profile is built from years or observation, data collection, public statements, public acts, decisions made etc.
Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin is a German - Russian hybrid.
A psychological hybrid that is quite rare in Russia, no wonder he climbed to the top. Few facts first.
- He speaks fluent German
- He rarely drinks alcohol and when he does, not a lot. (this might grab you by surprise considering he is Russian)
- He despises Russian cultural inefficiency.
- He is physically active.
- He is biased against England more so than United States.
- He is a patriot.
- He likes younger women.
- He keeps his family and children completely out of the spotlight.
- He views US England, IMF and NATO as greatest threat to future of Russia.
What Putin will never admit even on his death bed (assuming CIA doesn't find a way to bump him). Is that his years spent as a Colonel in Germany has completely changed him and installed into his mind that strict German discipline and punctuality that is so common in German culture. I've visited Germany many times and there is a strictness about them that is hard to put into words. If you visit Germany and after that Spain for example, it is as if you went to another planet. Russians although smart enough in most cases are a bit unfocused, years spent in Germany has made Putin combine Russian pride with German discipline. After he returned to "motherland" he had nothing but criticism for cultural inefficiency, nothing by hate for then sold out government and absolute death wish for oligarchs who Privatized Russian Resources for pennies on the dollar (which by the way is about to happen in Ukraine, IMF demands it in order to release loans).
After a few bullets in the back streets. After a few serious threats to people like Boris Yeltsin, Putin took control by force, and decided to turn Russia around. And by all measures, any kind of measures, from 1990s to 2014, he achieved a complete turnaround. The 60-71% approval rating inside Russian Federation is not a gimmick, majority of 140 million people support him.
To make matters even worse for Western Powers that Be (US, FED, ECB, IMF, NATO, Bilderbergers etc) who had written off Russia as defeated. Putin managed to form extremely good relations with China. In fact, their relations are now the best they've EVER BEEN, if you don't believe me, go to China and ask people on the street.
But Russia has a serious disadvantage. Once the German - Russian hybrid Putin is dead, (old age, assassination, whatever). There is no complete replacement. Partial replacement yes, but a copy of Putin, not really. In that regard Western Powers that Be have an advantage, they are run by a group of think tanks financed by Western bankers. So when a politician like Obama or Harper or Cameron die or leave, another obedient politician regardless of which party simply resumes the mission.
Putin believes (regardless of what you or I think) that Russia is under a slow boil a frog attack. And in my opinion he is right.
US financed NGOs played a part in Ukraine riots, not a complete part, but a good 50% part. He doesn't care that west is able to sell BS to their own people. He gets facts on the ground ALL OVER THE WORLD, and he sees that as an attack on Russia.
Putin is dangerous, if the West Powers that Be, truly decide to push Putin into a corner, (and they might because they are aging men who want to see their dreams realized before they die) in that case Putin is fully able to make the decision to strike back. If US convinces New Kiev government to move with Army into East Pro Russian Ukraine to stifle dissent, no doubt Russia will get involved even more.
I wish everyone luck in the next 2-3 years.edit on 16-3-2014 by ZincMag because: (no reason given)
...from 1990s to 2014, he achieved a complete turnaround. The 60-71% approval rating inside Russian Federation is not a gimmick, majority of 140 million people support him.
“We have an ideological war in Russia,” she explains. “The opposition, and Putin’s people, they’re two different fronts. One says ‘We want democracy and everything should be the way it is in the West.’ They are the ‘Westerners.’ And people who are for Putin – they once were called ‘Slavophiles’ – they say ‘No, we are a separate civilization. We have our own special path, for us the West is not the way.’”
“Putin,” she says, “reflects the middle statistical opinion of the average Russian, and what he says is sometimes contradictory, but that is what the majority of Russians think.”
reply to post by StarlightNine
So the masochist in me is just my russian-ancestors wish to suffer?
People reflect the environment they grew up in. You want to survive so you bend to the rules forced on you. the bird gets accustomed to his cage, and eventually afraid of the world outside his cage.
reply to post by StarlightNine
My bad, I should have read the whole article before answering, I thought this was a way to bash the people of Russia, in the style of "they don't want equal rights and justice, because they wouldn't know what to do with it.".
What Putin will never admit even on his death bed (assuming CIA doesn't find a way to bump him). Is that his years spent as a Colonel in Germany has completely changed him and installed into his mind that strict German discipline and punctuality that is so common in German culture.