posted on Feb, 26 2008 @ 03:38 PM
Its Russia's leaders I don't trust and doubt anyone with any sense trusts them either.
Anyone who who trusts "leaders" in general ought to have their head checked anyway IMHO.
But I am not buying the "Putin is the new enemy" stuff, and I'm certainly not buying this "New Cold War" BS...
Putin's an authoritarian for sure, then again look where Russia was when he took over, and look where it is now. Did he suppress the oligarchs? Sure,
and more power to him, if he had simply shot them I wouldn't cry a single tear - looting a country is bad
Has he been rough on dissidents - yep. Then again if the West wasn't trying to foment a new "Orange revolution", there would have been no need. But
apparently it's our noblesse oblige to stick our noses into the internal affairs of other countries...
Has he been "disobedient" to US diktats - sure.
Good for him, the US is in no way entitled to dictate to the rest of the planet.
Has he been resisting US/NATO efforts to encircle Russia with hostile regimes and NATO bases? Sure - again I can't blame him.
Anything that thwarts our leaders' attempt to build an empire is fine with me.
I don't want this country to rule the world, power means nothing to me.
I want to live in a Republic that adheres to the principles on which it was founded.
Not a lame "empire in denial" trying to take over the world.