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Russia's Putin saves TV crew from Siberian tiger

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posted on Aug, 31 2008 @ 05:27 PM
Putin would make a good gay porn star....

posted on Aug, 31 2008 @ 05:31 PM
reply to post by Snap

My thoughts exactly. It sounds highly unlikely but to what end bring this story out?

Is this the Russian version of the "kissing babies" tactic of western politicians?

posted on Aug, 31 2008 @ 05:34 PM
Hmm - actually this piece of news saw no mention in Russia's main media outlets. If this is "propaganda", then it's certainly not for internal consumption.

posted on Aug, 31 2008 @ 05:44 PM
No, I don't think this is intentional propaganda.

Yes, he would have been provided a tranq gun for his safety.

I think he just saw a situation he could prevent, and acted on it, like anyone would do... hopefully.

One member stated that a tranq gun wouldn't have stopped the tiger fast enough.
Well, a: nobody said the tiger was bearing down on the news crew, it could have been some distance away.
and b: The impact of the tranquilizer would have certainly distracted the animal, perhaps long enough for the effects to set in.
and c: Its not like the crew is just going to stand there and wait to be mauled... they will obviously do what they can to avoid the tiger, there could have been a few dodges before the animal succumbed to the tranquilizer.

posted on Aug, 31 2008 @ 06:05 PM
Rootin’ Tootin’ Putin does it again!

Sounds like a tall tale to me also. What will he do next, lasso a tornado? Maybe he’ll ride his giant ox into the Middle East and bring permanent peace. I know, he’ll tame the plumed serpent.

posted on Aug, 31 2008 @ 06:13 PM

Originally posted by DocEmrick
I doubt that it is EXACTLY how the story makes it sound. Agreed on propaganda most likely. Some professional probably shot the animal, at which point Putin approached it's sleeping carcass for photo ops and for the truth to be bent. If a non-Russian news source reports it, I stand corrected.

I have a feeling the Putin did indeed shoot the tiger, if anything is the story is exaggerated it could be how close the tiger was during its charge. I am willing to bet that Putin has better aim than most any animal trainer or the likes...he is ex-KGB...and well, he's basically a total much as his politics suck.

posted on Aug, 31 2008 @ 06:25 PM
I once stopped a charging bull with nothing but a toothpick and the swimsuit edition of sport and fitness. Honest.

As for the tiger thing, video footage or it didn't happen... Standing besides sedated animals dosen't count.

posted on Aug, 31 2008 @ 06:41 PM

Originally posted by Snap
Sounds like propaganda to me. Tranq guns do not work as fast as they do in the movies. You will not stop a charging tiger with one. You would be lucky to stop a large charging animal with a real gun.

Exactly. Putin always wants to look tough and the crap that is coming out of Russia today is worse than Iran could ever try to pull.

I want to see a video of it. A Siberian is massive and an elephant gun would be hard pressed to take it down fast enough as some have found out the hard way. This is a lion but a Siberian tiger is just as big.

posted on Aug, 31 2008 @ 06:47 PM

Now even the animals in his country are turning against him..


posted on Aug, 31 2008 @ 07:01 PM

Maybe this is a Litmus for telling which world leaders have Anti Christ potential

WE should line all he candidates up with animals and see which ones freak out like in the Omen!

posted on Aug, 31 2008 @ 07:17 PM
Here's some Russian TV footage of Putin and the tiger.

posted on Aug, 31 2008 @ 08:21 PM
I'm not buying it. Mussolini pulled a stunt like this where he supposedly wrestled a lion.

posted on Aug, 31 2008 @ 10:25 PM
He is a bad***...( Ex-KGB, sixth degree black belt in judo) deal with it.

posted on Aug, 31 2008 @ 10:40 PM
Big deal. Teddy Roosevelt did that 100 years ago.

posted on Aug, 31 2008 @ 10:40 PM
reply to post by blackcube

I'd pay to see Poootin karate kick an ICBM...

Would make a great pay-per-view event.

posted on Aug, 31 2008 @ 11:39 PM

Originally posted by chips

I think the message is clear: Don't mess with Vladimir.
(visit the link for the full news article)

Mr. Putin is Also a 5th Degree Black Belt, almost 6th,
and has held the Title of Champ of Lenningrad.

Putin is also a 5th degree Judo Black Belt

posted on Aug, 31 2008 @ 11:58 PM
I'm getting to like Mr Putin more and more each day! He seems more like the real deal when it comes to a leader than our retarded Bush and Company. Speaking to those that said they would like to see Putin and Bush duke it out... that would be funny watching Bush run around the ring screaming like a school girl. hehe. But I do believe the better fight would be Condi Rice and Putin - she is more of a man than Bush or Cheney.

Thanks for the story OP. Enjoyed it.

posted on Sep, 1 2008 @ 01:05 AM
I dunno, it sounds like propaganda to me, simply because of the rarity of siberian tiger attacks!

posted on Sep, 1 2008 @ 01:34 AM
propaganda or not; I think the real issue here is that a leader is taking the time to focus on an issue of saving an endangered animal.

even if it is just for the good publicity it will bring him, it still brings attention to an environmental issue and I'll give props to any world leader that pulls it off for any reason

I think the only attention our world leaders (u.s.) bring to the environment is when they are hunting on one of their own ranches

posted on Sep, 1 2008 @ 02:11 AM
Well, this is highly interesting to say the least. I guess when Putin is not out killing reporters, journalists, and the like, assassinating those critical of his administration, attempting to assassinate opposition foreign leaders, and constantly applying his 5th Dir. Speciality, he rejoices in saving a few here or there.

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