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Two open letters to President Putin

"President Putin,

In this period of turmoil, I would like to express my shame and sorrow over the treatment, by the mass media in the West, of Russia in connection with events in Ukraine. Please be aware that not all Americans believe what is said by the likes of Barack Obama, a mere stuffed suit raised from obscurity to prove to Americans that the United States is a democracy, or John Kerry, a thoroughly corrupt career politician whose only priority is servile obedience to corporate power. I grew up in the Midwest, a typical American under the thrall of the empire’s doctrinal system, but during the Reagan Administration I was radicalised. There are many decent Americans who share my experience. I became a high school teacher, and have made a career out of opening students’ eyes to the dysfunctions of “the American Way”. I did not fall for the blandishments of Bill Clinton, whose Administration colluded in looting Russia after the breakup of the Soviet Union; and during the G.W. Bush term in office I emigrated to New Zealand with my family, having come to the conclusion that no amount of social commitment or direct action could alter America’s destructive behaviour."

http://vineyardsaker.blogspot.ru/2014/08/two-open-letters-to...

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Letter from the Dutch Professor

that was since 'recanted' is actually a pretty accurate account, I read that letter on several alt sites last night. US has spent many years and more than $5 billion to foment regime change in Ukraine through USAID and NED. Ron Paul Institute has had some great articles on the Ukraine situation.

interesting read here:
August 30th 21:43 UTC/Zulu Ukraine SITREP
Self-delusion and panic in the West
http://vineyardsaker.blogspot.com/2014/08/august-30th-2143-u...

and this is a video report
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
The Defence Ilovaisk – Report by Ikorpus – ENG SUBS
http://vineyardsaker.blogspot.com/2014/08/the-defence-ilovai...

If Wars Can Be Started by Lies, They Can Be Stopped By Truth.

You're supporting the very

You're supporting the very same Putin who now requires bloggers to register with the Russian government? Russia does not have nearly the protections individuals have in the US, diminishing though they may be.

Thumbs down for this thread. Way down.

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US Gov't-Funded Database to Track 'Subversive Propaganda'

Do you find this concerning in any way?

US Government-Funded Database Created to Track “Subversive Propaganda” Online

-the abstract concludes that this open-source project “could mitigate the diffusion of false and misleading ideas, detect hate speech and subversive propaganda, and assist in the preservation of open debate.”

http://www.globalresearch.ca/police-state-us-government-fund...

Why Does Ukraine Seem So Much Like Syria? RPI 2-19-14
http://www.dailypaul.com/325347/putin-increases-penalties-fo...

If Wars Can Be Started by Lies, They Can Be Stopped By Truth.

Seem as

Seems as though those who speak in the negative about Putin or Russia usually have no real understanding of what is going on in that country. Do you believe everything that the US mainstream media and the Adminstration puts out. Have you ever read Russian news to get an objective viewpoint of any situation? I find the Russian news is much more truthful than US media news.
The article submitted is very much the truth. The US, Ukraine, and NATO are doing everything they can to provoke Russia into a war, even to the point of Lying about it, including that slime ball Samantha Power. Don't lose track of the fact that the neo cons and military industrial complex love wars so they can make money! The other thing is the Elites of the world would love to get Putin out of the way to get their hands on Russia's immense natural resources.

The Russian media may be

The Russian media may be somewhat truthful about American events. Just as much of what the Western Shortwave shows said about Russia during the cold war, was factual. Many Russians listened to European and American shows to get their news. But when it comes to Russian events, trusting the Russian Government media is naive.

+ 1

Thank you.

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Dmitri Orlov

Dmitri Orlov is a Russian who has lived in the US for many years and has written several excellent books. His opinions on the situation there are objective and more grounded in reality than anyone in the media.

"With regard to the goings-on in Ukraine, I have heard quite a few European and American voices piping in, saying that, yes, Washington and Kiev are fabricating an entirely fictional version of events for propaganda purposes, but then so are the Russians. They appear to assume that if their corporate media is infested with mendacious, incompetent buffoons who are only too happy to repeat the party line, then the Russians must be same or worse."

http://cluborlov.blogspot.ca/2014/08/propaganda-and-lack-the...

Nope

I'm supporting the resistance in the East Ukraine. The Governments of both our countries is supporting the illegitimate government in Kiev, whose military have deliberately targeted civilians killing thousands and displacing tens of thousands more.

US/NATO supported Kiev Junta will perish

My friend you see several trolls here down-voting my comments and your very important post.
They are scared.

Salute!

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all your work NSA/DHS knows IDIOT

Russia has to protect itself.

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called ur info idiotic

By supporting US/EU/NATO you ARE IN FACT an idiot.

Now I will say more.
You support WW3.

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wow

Let me get this straight...

On the DP... Putin is good. Rand is bad? wtf

I support common sense

I support #StandWithRand2016 and Putin.

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I wonder how many here

I wonder how many here remember, that Putin urged us to reelect Bush in 2004?

provide proof

or else you are just trolling/down-voting here on this important post done by my good friend from Calgary.

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hmmm

http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/20...

http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/20...

Why do you bring stuff from 10 years ago?
Bring info from TODAY!

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I don't want war. But Putin

I don't want war. But Putin is a scumbag, just like our politicians.
I can't believe how short of a memory people here have. I remember their bromance in the early 2000s

I want to move onto another subject

Ok we disagree on Putin.
Fine.

I wish you a pleasant evening.
Actually I will even drink a sip of Jagermeister herbal liquor to your health.

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Big bump

Putin is not perfect(nobody is).
Still he is the best politician on the planet.

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You have never heard of

You have never heard of Thomas Massie, Justin Amash, or Rand Paul?

KGB trash is better than them?

Go to RP site

There are many pro Putin/Russia articles.

This one is the lastest of dozens:
http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/20...

Shame on you questioning me/my activism!

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You are a good guy, nothing

You are a good guy, nothing against you. Thank goodness you are not an activist in Russia:

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed several laws on July 22, increasing liability for separatism and violation of regulations for holding rallies.

The Kremlin's website said on July 22 that the new penalty for separatist calls will be a fine of between 10,000 and 30,000 rubles ($285 and $855).

The maximum punishment for the felony will be imprisonment of up to four years.

Previous legislation had a penalty of three years in jail.

Publicly calling for separatism on the Internet, or by using online resources, will be punished by up to 480 hours of community service and a maximum of five years in jail.

There was previously no punishment for online calls for separatism.

The Kremlin's unrecognized annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in March has sparked numerous critical articles that were published on the Internet.

Another law signed by Putin on July 22 increased the punishments for people who violate the rules for organizing and holding street protests.

The Kremlin's website says the minimum punishment for violating the laws on demonstrations more than twice during a six-month period will be a fine of between 600,000 rubles and 1 million rubles ($17,000 and $28,400).
http://www.rferl.org/content/putin-penalties-rallies-law-bil...

You do realize Russia is under attack by US/NATO/EU?

?

If Russia took over the govt. of Mexico and planned to make it a military base ---> how do you think America would respond?

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Violate the Constitution,

Violate the Constitution, like they always do. And I would scream bloody murder like I always do. If Obama did what Putin just did, we would be mad.

same excuse...

that we hear about regarding terrorism...

Yes, foreign governments use

Yes, foreign governments use the same dirty tricks as ours does. The US does not have a monopoly on evil deeds. I don't know why people feel the need to pick a side. We should stay out of it.

Whatever

You realize V. Putin is not a saint either, right? Kissing up to jackasses won't save your bacon.