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Warning from Putin: Visiting Russian president cautions Israel against hasty military action in Iran, says 'look at what happened to the Americans in Iraq and Afghanistan'
Putin's comments were made in a meeting with Shimon Peres in Jerusalem, after Israel's president asked the visiting leader to speak out on the Iran issue.
"There is no need to do things too quickly; one should not act without thinking first."
Originally posted by MarioOnTheFly
reply to post by Gauss
Somehow I doubt any of us know the depth of corruption. We only know those that get caught or made public. In America the capitalist free market society has made it legal to be corrupt. It's in fact encouraged by the constant consumer brain rape and awarded. Russians don't have that kind a system, but they still have the same crooks...only they are less hidden. The West has it's share of clandestine criminals to balance out.
What I'm trying to point out is that thinking one of them is somehow the good or the bad guy...is not a complete picture. If you go to Russia, you will probably see similar rhetoric aimed against the West. It's all propaganda. They all have interests...interests make very bad bed fellows with truth.
Originally posted by Gauss
reply to post by ThisIsNotReality
Out of respect for ATS, I won't point out your level of ineptitude in very rude words. But make no mistake, I am thinking it. If you can't read between the lines I will spell it out for you; The people in power in Russia, whether it be business or politics, are extremely friendly with organized crime. While we can call the Democrats and Republicans mafia, because they are indeed corrupt, they are not mafia. But in Russia, calling the government and/or politicians mafia is speaking the truth.
Also, I alerted on your post. I do not like being called a twat.