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July 29, 2014

McCain Suggests Russians Will Someday Oust Putin

mccain031414 445x322 McCain Suggests Russians Will Someday Oust Putin

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Sen. John McCain implied Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin will one day have to run away from Moscow.

“The United States must look beyond Mr. Putin. His regime may appear imposing, but it is rotting inside. His Russia is not a great power on par with America. It is a gas station run by a corrupt, autocratic regime,” McCain wrote in an opinion piece for The New York Times. “And eventually, Russians will come for Mr. Putin in the same way and for the same reasons that Ukrainians came for Viktor F. Yanukovych.”

Yanukovych left the Ukrainian capital of Kiev in February, which set off a flurry of events that have led to the current tension, with a widely-dismissed vote scheduled for Sunday on the future political status of the region of Crimea.

“What is most troubling about Mr. Putin’s aggression in Crimea is that it reflects a growing disregard for America’s credibility in the world. That has emboldened other aggressive actors — from Chinese nationalists to Al Qaeda terrorists and Iranian theocrats,” McCain wrote. “Crimea must be the place where President Obama recognizes this reality and begins to restore the credibility of the United States as a world leader.”

McCain, an Arizona Republican, is currently in Ukraine as part of a delegation of eight senators meeting with a variety of stakeholders as Russian forces are in Crimea. The Senate was unable to reach an agreement on a package of economic aid for Ukraine and sanctions against Russia before departing for the trip.

McCain blasted fellow GOP senators Thursday on the Senate floor for objecting to swift passage of a legislative package reported out of the Foreign Relations Committee with bipartisan support.

“You can call yourself Republicans, that’s fine, because that’s your voter registration,” he said. “Don’t call yourself Reagan Republicans.”

Separately, McCain told reporters Thursday that the Obama administration should go further and provide weapons to the Ukrainian government.

  • simonzee1

    No one will throw McCain out because he does not even come up as a dot on the importance radar. Just static that should be insulated away from public office.

    “WAR IS NOT POLICY” Kohl.

    Look at Bosnia and the corruption and frustration with the E.U. Look at the recent reports by the U.N on Libyan weapons turning up all over the middle eaat. Reflect on the E.U stage managed coup with groups organised to protect buildimgs. It looked wierd…a clear indication of stage management.  

    The trouble is that this organisation is just an embarrasing display of stage managed hope fof the future after a coup without due political progress but a certain future of a bitter civil war not from Crimea but West/East

    It is interesting to consider this proposition below in the light of the expansionist agenda of the U.S and the E.U.

    A professor from a Chicago University argues that a “global monopoly on the legitimate use of organized violence — a world state — is inevitable. At the micro-level world state formation is driven by the struggle of individuals and groups for recognition of their subjectivity. At the macro-level this struggle is channeled toward a world state by the logic of anarchy, which generates a tendency for military technology and war to become increasingly destructive. The process moves through five stages, each responding to the instabilities of the one before — a system of states, a society of states, world society, collective security, and the world state. Why a World State is Inevitable ” (ALEXANDER WENDT University of Chicago.)

    This certainly sounds like the E.U with the big problem being “organised.” Protestantism and protestant nations are conducive to being organised and Catholic countries which were active in social welfare now on an austerity drive; but the East is a different ballgame as are tribal countries like Libya and others. So much naivety.

     http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/03/13/world/europe/on-ukraine-merkel-finds-limits-of-her-rapport-with-putin.html?hpw&rref=world&_r=0&referrer=Interesting parts in the article….”

    But in Putin they face formidable defiance.

    He cannot turn back,” Mr. Rahr said of Mr. Putin and “she is not helping him out of the situation.”….”In a strong indication of how worried even conservatives are about losing good contact with Russia, former Chancellor Helmut Kohl on Wednesday gave a statement to Bild, the country’s biggest-circulation newspaper, saying that “great omissions” had been made in policy toward Ukraine. “The mood of revolt in Ukraine was not intelligently followed. Equally there was a lack of sensitivity in the dealings with our Russian neighbor, especially President Putin,” he said.“We cannot forget: War is not policy,” he added.

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94rcOVJBMYQ Winston Blake

      The Jewish globalist financiers funding Sodom Hussein Obama, the Muslim Brotherhood, and the Salafist terror groups opposing Assad in Syria want control just like they wanted Libyan oil for the EUSSR…

      Muammar Gaddafi was pushing other Arab countries to adopt a gold standard currency which would have eclipsed the dollar and the euro.

      So the whole country of Libya was sacked in order to kill him… When the ‘rebels’ ousted Gaddafi, what was the first thing they did ? Form a new GOVERNMENT ?

      Nope. They formed a LIBYAN NATIONAL BANK… Now, why would they do that?

      And even though they ‘ousted’ Gaddafi, he remained sole proprietor of the Libyan National Bank (the original one) until he (and his heirs) died.

      So… guess what?

      The EUSSR needed Libya’s oil and since they have been on US military welfare since WW2, they had their dupe Sodom Hussein Obama arrange the assassination of their newly uncooperative stooge Muammar Queerdaffy, who they previously had on the UN Human Rights Commission.

  • God Mann

    Shut up McCain. We are getting tired of other people’s wars, and we’re getting even more tired of hearing whatever pitiful junk you have to say.

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94rcOVJBMYQ Winston Blake

  • higgins1990

    Yes, Mr. McCain, either the people will vote him out, or he’ll stay on until he is a 90-something old man who refuses to relinquish power. Just like you.

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94rcOVJBMYQ Winston Blake

  • Kungfoochimp

    I like Putin more than McCain.

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94rcOVJBMYQ Winston Blake

      Russia has real soldiers on their border… and no gay pride marches in their army…

      Imagine that…

      • Towp

        Well said and so true

        • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94rcOVJBMYQ Winston Blake

          McCain is a demagogue and a traitor.

  • gwhh

    Yeah john, sure. Just like one day the commie running china and Vietnam will have to run away also. Been waiting for that for HOW many years??

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94rcOVJBMYQ Winston Blake

    The U.S. State Dept. has been infested with communists since WW1 and Woodrow Wilson… they tried to steal the Russian elections for their comrades in the Russian Communist Party through non-profit n.g.o.s… just like at home in America…

    But Vladimir Putin beat them… so they launched a fággot jihad against the Russian Orthodox church over the the punk rock band and the olympics… they even flew in Madonna as a provocateur.

    While Leon Puñettas was so busy with gay pride celebrations at the Pentagon, three Navy Seals and a U.S. ambassador were murdered, all because everyone was being so fúcking gay.

    These people just can’t stop playing with their dícks.

    Russia has real soldiers on their border… Imagine that…

  • simonzee1

    How history repeats itself.This is the perfect description of Obama /Nixon philosophy below but without the swill and swag of Hollywood and celebrity influence courtesy of the left brigade.

    I think the POTUS has narrowed that time/action gap between illegal and unconstitutional matters. You could call that executive action/orders.

    Here is a link to an article on one of the memos Chelsea Manning exposed was from Nixon’s Secretary of State Henry Kissinger saying, “The illegal we do immediately, the unconstitutional takes longer.”http://www.salon.com/2013/04/0….

  • KingKen

    Let’s hope that sooner rather than later John McCain will have to run away from the US. I’m convinced this man is on the payroll of the MIC which makes his war mongering understandable as well as immoral. He’s got a few pals in this game with him, i.e. John Bolton.

  • Hail_to_the_victors

    This is John McCains theme song:

    “Luke’s Wall / War Pigs” by Black Sabbath.

    Generals gathered in their masses

    Just like witches at black masses

    Evil minds that plot destruction

    Sorcerers of death’s construction

    In the fields the bodies burning

    As the war machine keeps turning

    Death and hatred to mankind

    Poisoning their brainwashed minds… Oh Lord yeah!

    Politicians hide themselves away

    They only started the war

    Why should they go out to fight?

    They leave that role to the poor, yeah

    Time will tell on their power minds

    Making war just for fun

    Treating people just like pawns in chess

    Wait ’till their Judgment day comes, yeah!

    Now in darkness, world stops turning

    Ashes where the bodies burning

    No more war pigs of the power

    Hand of God has struck the hour

    Day of Judgment, God is calling

    On their knees the war pigs crawling

    Begging mercy for their sins

    Satan, laughing, spreads his wings

    Oh Lord yeah!

  • Stephen Gallison

    He is starting to sound like the Vice President.

  • Towp

    Carter is looking better everyday

  • Raz Matazz

    Since science traces today’s events to yesterday, it can lead to the notion that our actions are not of our own control or responsibility.

  • yesIDeeClaire

    Liberty is an adaptation to our own ignorance regarding much of the knowledge we make use of each day and the uncertainty associated with future events and circumstances.

  • Hans Olo

    If we are to continue discovering better ways of doing things, as many people as possible must be as free as possible to experiment and innovate.

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