• Russia,  Vladimir Putin

    Video of the Day: I Will Tear Off My Clothes for Putin

    Called “Putin’s Army”, it features a video of a blonde student called Diana who struts along Moscow’s streets in high heels and a black suit before scrawling “I will tear my clothes off for Putin” on a white top in red lipstick and starting to undo her clothes

    For an old POL and Cold Warrior, former Russian President Vladimir Putin sure knows how to appeal to the youth vote.

    But, what happens if you don’t vote for him?

  • Ronald Reagan,  Russia,  Vladimir Putin

    Russia Prime Minister Vladimir Putin Caught in KGB Reagan-Gorbachev Ruse?

    Putin Undercover

    Does this picture show Putin pretending to be a tourist? (pic: Pete Souza)

    You be the judge.

    The 20-year old photo depicts two world leaders – US President Ronald Reagan and the Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev – in Moscow.

    But, according to the man who took the photo, it also captures Mr Putin disguised as a tourist.

    Pete Souza, now President Obama’s official photographer, captured the moment when he worked for President Reagan during the political thaw that soon ended the Cold War.

    Mr Reagan took a stroll around Red Square accompanied by the Russian leader, who then introduced him to a group of tourists.

    In an interview, Mr Souza recounted being surprised at the “pointed” questions these supposed tourists asked the US leader.

    They included searching enquiries on the state of human rights in the US.

    The identity of the man on the left of the photo – complete with camera round his neck – was later revealed and “verified” to Mr Souza as none other than Mr Putin.

    Looks like Putin to me.

    But, the Russians deny it – of course.

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  • Barack Obama,  Dmitry Medvedev,  Iran,  Iran Nuclear Watch,  Missile Defense,  Vladimir Putin

    Russia To a WEAK Obama – No “HAGGLING” Over Missile Defense and Our Friend Iran


    Just like in Poker, Russia has called Baracack Obama’s bluff regarding missile defense and Iran.

    Russian President Dmitri Medvedev on Tuesday showed willingness to discuss the US-planned missile defence system opposed by Moscow, but without “haggling” linking it to Iran. Medvedev was commenting during a visit to Spain on an alleged offer by US President Barack Obama to halt the defence system if Iran could be convinced to give up nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.

    The New York Times earlier reported that Obama had sent a secret letter to Medvedev.

    Speaking at a joint press conference with Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero in Madrid, Medvedev welcomed the “positive signals” coming from the Obama administration with which he hoped to reach “agreements.”

    “Haggling,” however, was not “productive,” Medvedev said.

    If the Obama administration showed “common sense” in proposing a “common shield against all types of threats” and reconsidered its plans of a missile defence system which could target Russia, Moscow would be prepared to negotiate, Medvedev said.

    The New York Times reported earlier on its website that Obama last month offered a halt to the US-planned missile defence system opposed by Moscow if Iran could be convinced to relinquish nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.

    Citing US officials speaking on condition of anonymity, the Times reported that Obama sent a secret letter three weeks ago to Medvedev.

    The offer was described as offering Russia an incentive to help the US and other Western powers achieve a halt to any Iranian programmes that could lead to military nuclear capabilities and long- range delivery systems for warheads.

    If the Iranian threat were removed, the US could forego the missile defence system, the letter was described as saying.

    Does the United States look WEAK or what?

    Barack Obama is a ROOKIE and the Russians know it and are playing him like a fiddle. Now, will Hillary who will meet with the Russians on Friday be able to save some face for America?

    Exit question: Wonder if Obama will NOW change his negotiations with American enemies without preconditions APPEASEMENT policy?


    Obama To Appease Russia on Missle Defense Plans?

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  • Barack Obama,  Dmitry Medvedev,  Missile Defense,  Vladimir Putin

    Obama To Appease Russia on Missle Defense Plans?


    Say what?

    President Obama is writing Russia to bargain away missile defense plans in Poland and the Czech Republic for what?

    Talking to Ahmadinejad and the Iranian Mullahs?

    Washington has told Moscow that Russian help in resolving Iran’s nuclear program would make its missile shield plans for Europe unnecessary, a Russian daily said on Monday, citing White House sources.

    U.S. President Barack Obama made the proposal on Iran in a letter to his Russian counterpart, Dmitry Medvedev, Kommersant said, referring to unidentified U.S. officials.

    Iran’s controversial nuclear program was cited by the U.S. as one of the reasons behind its plans to deploy a missile base in Poland and radar in the Czech Republic. The missile shield has been strongly opposed by Russia, which views it as a threat to its national security. The dispute has strained relations between the former Cold War rivals, already tense over a host of other differences.

    The leaders have exchanged letters and had a telephone conversation since Obama was sworn into office in January, Kommersant said. The first high-level Russia-U.S. meeting will take place later this week, when Russia Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov meets with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Geneva.

    Moscow has not yet responded to the proposal by Obama, the paper said, adding that a decision was unlikely to be made during Lavrov and Clinton’s meeting.

    Frak, the USA and Europe have been talking to the Iranians forever – to no result.

    This is crazy nutsoid policy by the Obama administration. It drives a wedge between our NATO European allies and the Eastern Block nations of the former Soviet Union who want no part of Russia or missile threats from Iran.

    Divide and conquer is the OBVIOUS Russian ploy here. No wonder Vladimir Putin is winking to Dmitry Medvedev above.

    To think the Far LEFT actually thought President George W. Bush was stupid.

    If the shoe fits Obama.

    Flap certainly does not feel safer tonight.


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  • George W. Bush,  Georgia,  Russia,  Vladimir Putin

    Russia Vs. Georgia Watch: Bush Late to the Party Again?

    Bush in China

    President George Bush at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Monday August 11, 2008

    News item: Georgia ‘overrun’ by Russian troops as full-scale ground invasion begins

    While President Bush is hanging out with the American athletes in China, Vladimir Putin heads to North Ossetia to lead the invasion of American supporting democratic Georgia.

    Now, the President warns Russia to pull back in Georgia.

    A little late to the dance – as usual for Bush.

    Not good.


    The United States must take serious action against the Russians, including Russian expulsion from the G-8, exclusion from the World Trade Organization and acceleration of missile defense systems in Poland and Czech Republic. NATO should immediately invite Ukraine to apply for NATO membership and fast track the acceptance into the organization.

    Meanwhile, the United States should immediately initiate trade sanctions, including bank sanctions with the Russians and tighten visa requirements to travel to the United States.

    And, if Bush cannot raise to the task then he should get out of the way and let Dick Cheney run the country.

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