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originally posted by: tsurfer2000h
a reply to: thepixelpusher
You seriously can't be saying you believe what Alex Jones says, as he has proven time after time he is a buffoon and just talks out of his rear.
The notion that Putin would nuke Moscow to preserve his own position in the Russian government is ludicrous.
originally posted by: SummerLightning
This is not our (the West's) fight: we should certainly safeguard our own interests, but we should not favour one unstable government, or one bunch of head-banging nationalists, over another.
Are you saying all the stuff Jones reports on is a lie?
It's been in the MSM too. There are several threads on ATS detailing this already, so I won't post more about it here so we don't float off topic.
Have we( ATS ) lost our independency?
And, no, this is absolutely not off-topic.
After more than a decade in power, Russian President Vladimir Putin is struggling through what may be his most turbulent and difficult year in office. His economy is crumbling under the global collapse in oil prices; US and European economic sanctions are punishing his inner circle and most powerful state institutions. His military is still occupying Crimea, and there is little prospect that the shaky cease-fire in eastern Ukraine will produce a long-term solution to the conflict. The murder of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, just steps from the Kremlin, was a global scandal that embarrassed the regime and prompted massive marches of protest and mourning around the country.
Putin's rule has been secure since he took office in 2000. At some point, though, his problems will become severe enough that the stability of his hold on power will become a live question.