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American political analyst: Something amazing is happening in Russia

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posted on Dec, 27 2018 @ 09:01 AM
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The pressure on Russia from Washington and NATO led to paradoxical results: the residents of this country felt the strength to regain their former greatness, writes American political analyst and strategic consultant Frederick William Engdahl in The New Eastern Outlook.




"Something amazing is happening in Russia, and this is not at all what we are probably waiting for. Instead of being humiliated and oppressed, the country goes through what I would call in some way a renaissance, the rebirth of a nation. "


It is the people, he said, that are the "most encouraging factor" of this renaissance.

A political analyst tells how he first came to Russia in 1994 and saw people who, in his words, felt "humiliated to the last ounce of their vital energy."

Now, about 20 years later, when Russia again has to confront an external threat, the Russians, with whom he had to deal, demonstrate a sense of pride, a focus on results, a desire to revive something that was once lost.

Engdal believes that it is the attempts of the West at any cost, including through the military conflict in Ukraine, to harm the Russian economy and Vladimir Putin and put the Russians in a negative light that led Russia to discover new positive qualities in its culture and in its inhabitants.

In his opinion, such measures of pressure on the Russian Federation as the sanctions imposed by the US and the EU only united people in the country. In particular, many people united in protest against what is happening in Ukraine. In addition, the sanctions only strengthened the support of Vladimir Putin by the Russians.

"The Russians also understand that their leaders are making unprecedented attempts to create an alternative to what they see as a morally degraded and bankrupt American world," says Engdahl.

Under pressure from the West, people realize that they have the power to make Russia a dynamically developing country of the 21st century, without using the American model as its basis, which has become obsolete, the political scientist draws conclusions.




posted on Dec, 27 2018 @ 09:10 AM
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a reply to: RussianTroll

When I was in my final years of high school (2005), I remembered Putin had an annual address, and spoke on the fall of the USSR.


“First and foremost it is worth acknowledging that the demise of the Soviet Union was the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the century,” Putin said. “As for the Russian people, it became a genuine tragedy. Tens of millions of our fellow citizens and countrymen found themselves beyond the fringes of Russian territory.


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The way he worded it, I felt strongly that based off of his background, he was going to try and bring Russia back to it's former glory, but maybe not in the same capacity or the same fashion as the USSR.

I wrote a paper on it, and detailed with other indicators why I believed this. I got a D because my teacher was an avid Bush supporter, and at the time, Bush and Putin had very close ties, and Russia was considered an ally.

3 years later, Russia invaded Georgia, then Crimea 7~ years after that.

Edit: I threw it in the teachers face via Facebook when Georgia happened.

Also, this doesn't necessarily mean I think it is all negative, if I was Russian, I'm sure I'd be happy my country was rebounding.
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posted on Dec, 27 2018 @ 09:22 AM
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originally posted by: CriticalStinker
a reply to: RussianTroll

When I was in my final years of high school (2005), I remembered Putin had an annual address, and spoke on the fall of the USSR.


“First and foremost it is worth acknowledging that the demise of the Soviet Union was the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the century,” Putin said. “As for the Russian people, it became a genuine tragedy. Tens of millions of our fellow citizens and countrymen found themselves beyond the fringes of Russian territory.


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The way he worded it, I felt strongly that based off of his background, he was going to try and bring Russia back to it's former glory, but maybe not in the same capacity or the same fashion as the USSR.

I wrote a paper on it, and detailed with other indicators why I believed this. I got a D because my teacher was an avid Bush supporter, and at the time, Bush and Putin had very close ties, and Russia was considered an ally.

3 years later, Russia invaded Georgia, then Crimea 7~ years after that.


Putin said, who does not regret the USSR - he has no heart, who wants the return of the USSR - he has no reason.

If in 2008 Russia did not defend the Ossetian people, the citizens of Russia and the Russian peacekeepers, then there would be more of one genocide in the world. Against Russia and South Ossetia, then, all Europe fought against Israel. In the tanks modernized by Israel were officers of the IDF, and American snipers and instructors were in the Georgian troops. The Russian army was 20 kilometers from Tbilisi, but did not go any further, but returned. This is called peace enforcement.
Crimea has always been an autonomous republic with its own parliament and constitution. And in Russia, and in the USSR, and in Ukraine, and again in Russia. In 2014, the people of Crimea decided to leave the Nazi Ukraine, where an anti-constitutional coup took place, and return to Russia. The parliament made a decision, held a referendum on all international norms, 97% voted for Russia. What else does?

When Germany reunited, nobody asked the East Germans, it was just taken by a totalitarian decision without a referendum and annexed. Under international law, this is illegal.
What, we will divide Germany?)))
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posted on Dec, 27 2018 @ 09:35 AM
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a reply to: RussianTroll

I should have worded that better.

I don't think he is trying to revive the USSR, but rather bring Russia back as a viable world player (I believe he has already), and do so in a way that is more compatible (not communist).



posted on Dec, 27 2018 @ 09:42 AM
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originally posted by: CriticalStinker
a reply to: RussianTroll

I should have worded that better.

I don't think he is trying to revive the USSR, but rather bring Russia back as a viable world player (I believe he has already), and do so in a way that is more compatible (not communist).


Yes, in this matter I agree with you. He is a true national leader, not someone's puppet. Russia is already a geopolitical center, let's face it. We do not claim global leadership, to be the top policeman in the world. Russia for equal cooperation, taking into account the national interests of all countries.



posted on Dec, 27 2018 @ 09:42 AM
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a reply to: RussianTroll

Troll,
There is some discussion that President Putin and President Trump are working together to collapse the deep state that keeps the world perpetually in conflict for personal profit. What is your opinion on this?



posted on Dec, 27 2018 @ 09:49 AM
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originally posted by: pteridine
a reply to: RussianTroll

Troll,
There is some discussion that President Putin and President Trump are working together to collapse the deep state that keeps the world perpetually in conflict for personal profit. What is your opinion on this?



Ok, I will answer. But this is only my opinion, which you may not like, I will honestly say.
I think that Putin is now following the strategy of Churchill during World War 2. It is always to support the weak and the loser, so that your counterparts weaken themselves in the struggle. America did the same in this war and became the main beneficiary of the gain.
This is a pragmatic position. You know, to ordinary Russians, most of them do not care what is happening in America. The main thing for them is to live in peace and friendship whenever possible and not interfere with each other. Putin takes this into account.

Sorry, I decided to add more
In your struggle, I am personally on the side of Trump, although I don’t like much in his politics, in particular, the unrestrained support of Israel. But this is only sympathy. When it comes to national interests, pragmatism turns on)))
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posted on Dec, 27 2018 @ 09:57 AM
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I have no problem with the Russian people. Most of them are probably just like us, but maybe not quite as spoiled, which is good. Why does the West constantly slam Russia. This witchhunt we have going in our country tries to call Russia terrible yet our own government does the same thing everywhere. We do not need to get in a world War to boost our economy, it will not work anymore, China will get rich from us if we get in a world war, we haven't got the factories to convert anymore.



posted on Dec, 27 2018 @ 10:02 AM
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a reply to: RussianTroll

Look at you regurgitating the Kremlin's propaganda like a good little Troll.

Of course it ignores the fact that the referendum was illegal and done at gun point with no independent observers. It also ignores that Russia's own Human Rights' Council found that only 30% of Crimea voted in the referendum and of those that did, only 50% voted in favor of Russia's annexation.



posted on Dec, 27 2018 @ 10:03 AM
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originally posted by: rickymouse
I have no problem with the Russian people. Most of them are probably just like us, but maybe not quite as spoiled, which is good. Why does the West constantly slam Russia. This witchhunt we have going in our country tries to call Russia terrible yet our own government does the same thing everywhere. We do not need to get in a world War to boost our economy, it will not work anymore, China will get rich from us if we get in a world war, we haven't got the factories to convert anymore.


You know, I do not long on the forum in direct communication. Before, I, too, was subject to certain stereotypes about Americans and people from the West. Now in communication, I see that most Americans are nice, pleasant people. With some men, I would even drink vodka under a shashlik from a ram at a picnic, and in front of many women I would kneel down and kiss my hand (do not consider this a sticking :-))). Why do we have to fight, we are so far from each other. The land is big, there is enough space for everyone. Let's be equal and happy))).



posted on Dec, 27 2018 @ 10:07 AM
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I mean if you are a Russian citizen and a portion of America is saying that your bots and your president is the most powerful and influential leader in the world. Just maybe you will start to believe the American press.



posted on Dec, 27 2018 @ 10:07 AM
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a reply to: Xcalibur254

Yea and the UN approved the US of going into Iraq.

Though that was not an annexation, when those precedences are set, others will follow.



posted on Dec, 27 2018 @ 10:20 AM
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originally posted by: RussianTroll

originally posted by: pteridine
a reply to: RussianTroll

Troll,
There is some discussion that President Putin and President Trump are working together to collapse the deep state that keeps the world perpetually in conflict for personal profit. What is your opinion on this?



Ok, I will answer. But this is only my opinion, which you may not like, I will honestly say.
I think that Putin is now following the strategy of Churchill during World War 2. It is always to support the weak and the loser, so that your counterparts weaken themselves in the struggle. America did the same in this war and became the main beneficiary of the gain.
This is a pragmatic position. You know, to ordinary Russians, most of them do not care what is happening in America. The main thing for them is to live in peace and friendship whenever possible and not interfere with each other. Putin takes this into account.

Sorry, I decided to add more
In your struggle, I am personally on the side of Trump, although I don’t like much in his politics, in particular, the unrestrained support of Israel. But this is only sympathy. When it comes to national interests, pragmatism turns on)))


It is not a matter of like or not like; it is what is. All countries must look out for their own interests. I understand that the ordinary Russian citizens do not care what is happening elsewhere just as many ordinary US citizens are in their own closed world. All countries have internal problems that the citizens are focused on.
The leadership is what is important here. Eliminating the deep state provocateurs such as the Rothschilds, Soros, Payseurs and corrupt banking systems should help the world and all its nations. For example, Russia, Poland, Hungary and other eastern European nations have wisely limited the latest invasion by Muslim hordes orchestrated by the deep state and saved their cultures from being consumed. Unchecked, the deep state will try again to manufacture conflicts and eliminating them would be a benefit to the world.

It is my opinion that many world leaders are in league with President Trump. I believe President Putin is one of those leaders. Keep some cells open in the Black Dolphin prison for the Soros family.



posted on Dec, 27 2018 @ 10:23 AM
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originally posted by: rickymouse
I have no problem with the Russian people. Most of them are probably just like us, but maybe not quite as spoiled, which is good. Why does the West constantly slam Russia. This witchhunt we have going in our country tries to call Russia terrible yet our own government does the same thing everywhere. We do not need to get in a world War to boost our economy, it will not work anymore, China will get rich from us if we get in a world war, we haven't got the factories to convert anymore.

You know, I do not long on the forum in direct communication. Before, I, too, was subject to certain stereotypes about Americans and people from the West. Now in communication, I see that most Americans are nice, pleasant people. With some men, I would even drink vodka under a shashlik from a ram at a picnic, and in front of many women I would kneel down and kiss my hand (do not consider this a sticking :-))). Why do we have to fight, we are so far from each other. The land is big, there is enough space for everyone. Let's be equal and happy))).



posted on Dec, 27 2018 @ 10:26 AM
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originally posted by: SocratesJohnson
I mean if you are a Russian citizen and a portion of America is saying that your bots and your president is the most powerful and influential leader in the world. Just maybe you will start to believe the American press.


And I don’t believe the American press)) I have the opportunity to read American alternative media and news aggregators every day. I have critical thinking. the ability to distinguish between lie and truth, good and evil))



posted on Dec, 27 2018 @ 10:29 AM
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a reply to: Xcalibur254

Fu, your "independent observers" are recipients of grants from the Soros Foundation



posted on Dec, 27 2018 @ 10:30 AM
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a reply to: CriticalStinker

And I didn't agree with the Iraq War either. The whole War on Terrorism is a sham.

So what's your point with bringing Iraq up?



posted on Dec, 27 2018 @ 10:34 AM
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a reply to: RussianTroll

No comment on a council run under the auspices of the Kremlin calling Putin out as a liar?
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posted on Dec, 27 2018 @ 10:35 AM
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a reply to: pteridine

Russia is not an Eastern European country. Rather - West Asian, according to your graduation. In fact, Russia is a separate civilization, the Third Rome. Few can understand this.

Putin, in my opinion, sympathizes with Trump, humanly and Christianly. Because Hillary can only sympathize with aliens from Nibiru))) But sympathy is one thing, and politics and national interses are another. If Trump were free and independent in his decisions, then fine, we would honestly have done our business. But now .... alas ((((



posted on Dec, 27 2018 @ 10:37 AM
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originally posted by: Xcalibur254
a reply to: RussianTroll

No comment on a council run under the auspices of the Kremlin calling Putin out as a liar?


Your thought is hovering somewhere in space)))



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