I am highly cynical of all the ATS "love" of Vladimir Putin. Thread after thread, I read on how this man is a beacon of Peace and Security in the
ME, and of Syria. How thumbing his nose at America or pointing the finger makes him look like a genius. How he has the solution to the problem, while
he himself "saber rattles" with the best of them.
Regardless of who used Chemical weapons, the Conventional weapons that Putin has sold Assad has killed much more. That is a FACT
Is the Hatred for the Untied States that much, that folks are willfully ignoring Russia's own Military aid that has caused so much bloodshed in
Why cant those who are willing to demonize the United States for its role with Israel see that this is no different? That this is about power, and
control in that area ? That Putin really doesn't care, or the offer Putin has made could have come years ago ?
So far, Russia has been the only nation deeply involved in the Syrian conflict -- other than Syria's neighbors, who, according to new UN figures,
have taken in more than 2 million refugees, most of whom presumably were afraid of being killed by those Russian weapons.
Why is it that Russia cannot condemn Syria for what the World sees as an atrocity ?
Russia has at various times used its UN Security Council position to block resolutions that would condemn the Syrian government (often in concert
with China), including blocking the first and second drafts of a Franco-British sponsored attempt to condemn the use of force by the Syrian
Clearly, he is a man who "cares" deeply for humanity.....
Even the Arab League has called on Russia to stop arming the Assad regime, saying "any assistance to violence must be ceased because when you
supply military equipment, you help kill people."
The Hypocrisy is in full swing.
"Nobody has the right to decide for other nations who should be in power and who should not."~ Putin
last month, Russia began blocking imports from Ukraine, the former Soviet republic, because that government was planning to sign a trade
agreement with the European Union.
Euractiv, an EU news website, reported on a Russian document that says the government will do everything in its power to assure the defeat of
Ukraine's president, Viktor Yanukovych, in the next presidential election and install a staunchly pro-Russian candidate, Viktor Medvedchuk, in his
Have people forgotten how many people have died under his leadership also ?
Chechen, Russian, and Georgians would agree.
"Between 150,000 and 160,000 dead - this is the death toll of the two campaigns," Interfax news agency quoted Taus Dzhabrailov, the head of
Chechnya's interim Parliament, as saying.
And that he also doesn't have a problem
of..violating international law.
Maybe we dont hear much about the real Putin. Maybe all those Journalist inside Russia fear for their own lives, and are unwilling to shed light on
him or his persona. Maybe state sponsored News is only concerned on what Putin has done while fishing, or what charismatic Photo OP Putin has
Journalism is a dangerous profession in Russia: No less than 261 journalists have been killed there since the fall of the Soviet Union. The
killers are hardly ever found. The recent murder of Russian investigative reporter Anna Politkovskaya may now become a major political issue.
One thing is for certain ATS.
If you want to know a true Hypocrite
, look no further to Vladimir Putin. Hold ALL
leaders to the same standards and accountability, Or
dont hold them to any. Remember, Its leaders like this who are calling the shots. Scary times indeed.
And Don't worry folks. You can leave your opinion of this thread without the fear of anyone on ATS giving you a dose of polonium-210. Hopefully.
Russia's role in the Syrian civil war
Chechen official puts death toll for 2 wars at up to 160,000
Vladimir Putin's galling hypocrisy on
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