Putin Speech to Obama: Stop Being a Nazi
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#1 Sep 12, 2013
It is alarming that military intervention in internal conflicts in foreign countries has become commonplace for the United States. Is it in America’s long-term interest? I doubt it. Millions around the world increasingly see America not as a model of democracy but as relying solely on brute force, cobbling coalitions together under the slogan “you’re either with us or against us.”
But force has proved ineffective and pointless. Afghanistan is reeling, and no one can say what will happen after international forces withdraw. Libya is divided into tribes and clans. In Iraq the civil war continues, with dozens killed each day. In the United States, many draw an analogy between Iraq and Syria, and ask why their government would want to repeat recent mistakes.
No matter how targeted the strikes or how sophisticated the weapons, civilian casualties are inevitable, including the elderly and children, whom the strikes are meant to protect.
The world reacts by asking: if you cannot count on international law, then you must find other ways to ensure your security. Thus a growing number of countries seek to acquire weapons of mass destruction. This is logical: if you have the bomb, no one will touch you. We are left with talk of the need to strengthen nonproliferation, when in reality this is being eroded.
We must stop using the language of force and return to the path of civilized diplomatic and political settlement.
A new opportunity to avoid military action has emerged in the past few days. The United States, Russia and all members of the international community must take advantage of the Syrian government’s willingness to place its chemical arsenal under international control for subsequent destruction. Judging by the statements of President Obama, the United States sees this as an alternative to military action.
I welcome the president’s interest in continuing the dialogue with Russia on Syria. We must work together to keep this hope alive, as we agreed to at the Group of 8 meeting in Lough Erne in Northern Ireland in June, and steer the discussion back toward negotiations.
If we can avoid force against Syria, this will improve the atmosphere in international affairs and strengthen mutual trust. It will be our shared success and open the door to cooperation on other critical issues.
My working and personal relationship with President Obama is marked by growing trust. I appreciate this. I carefully studied his address to the nation on Tuesday. And I would rather disagree with a case he made on American exceptionalism, stating that the United States’ policy is “what makes America different. It’s what makes us exceptional.” It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation. There are big countries and small countries, rich and poor, those with long democratic traditions and those still finding their way to democracy. Their policies differ, too. We are all different, but when we ask for the Lord’s blessings, we must not forget that God created us equal.
--Vladimir V. Putin
President of Russia.
#2 Sep 12, 2013
More like this when anyone with average intelligence or above reads between the lines-
Putin's editorial: Russia has business interests in Syria, so please don't start any military actions there.
#3 Sep 12, 2013
Obama has business interests with the saudis, and the UN has stated the "evidence" is circumstantial at best, so take your evil war-mongering somewhere else you stupid pos.
Since: Sep 08
Neon City Oh.
#4 Sep 12, 2013
Putin Speech to Obama: Stop Being a Bush.
#5 Sep 12, 2013
Just say "NO" to any 'intervention' with Syria.
Obama, Shut the F&$k up!
#6 Sep 12, 2013
wrong again, sparky. bush has already stated he wouldn't have pulled what obama has pulled in egypt, and libya. most of our embassies are still understaffed and underbuilt to withstand an attack. looks like your magic negro isn't so magic after all.
#7 Sep 12, 2013
I'm against any war with Syria, how exactly am I a war monger, eh genius?
#8 Sep 13, 2013
Then quit trying to confuse things with your stupid partisan twattery. Putin gave plenty of good measured reasons to avoid screwing with Syria irrespective of business interests, you aimless turd.
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