Vladimir Putin Says Bush Re-Election Would be Major Blow to Terrorists

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  1. leesw

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    After his own country is attacked, Putin sees importance of Bush being re-elected.

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    http://www.cnsnews.com//ViewForeignBureaus.asp?Page=\ForeignBureaus\archive\200410\FOR20041018c.html

    Putin 'Endorses' Bush, Says Re-Election Would Deal Blow to Terrorists

    Moscow (CNSNews.com) - Terrorist attacks in Iraq are aimed at preventing President Bush's re-election next month, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday.

    "International terrorism aims at causing maximum damage to President Bush and to forestall his second term re-election," the RIA news agency quoted Putin as saying.

    "If they succeed, they would celebrate a victory against America and the anti-terror coalition, and this could lead to more acts of international terrorism," he cautioned.

    Putin added the routine disclaimer of not wishing to interfere in another country's democratic process: "We respect any choice of the American people."

    He also reiterated Moscow's difference of opinion with Bush over the Iraq war, which Russia opposed from the start.

    Nonetheless, Putin's remarks indicated that Russia would regard Bush's re-election as a blow to Islamist terror and his defeat as a victory for terrorists.

    Last June, Putin surprised many people when he announced that Russian intelligence had supplied the U.S. with information indicating that Saddam Hussein was planning to carry out terrorist attacks on American soil.

    The remarks were seen as providing additional justification for the U.S.-led war and hence as boosting Bush's re-election campaign.
     
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    Putin standing up for his buddy.
     
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    Surely if Putin felt that Kerry's election would be advantageous in regard to the defeat of terrorism he would have kept his mouth shut. I think his statement is pretty amazing...and a great argument for Bush's reelection.
     
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    "...The BBC reported on March 8, 2000 that, according to veteran human rights activists in Russia, "Vladimir Putin is a dangerous authoritarian, handpicked by a cabal of Kremlin insiders, and levered into power by a breathtakingly ruthless plot. That plot allegedly began last summer with the apartment bombings in Moscow and other cities. The theory goes that Russian security forces were responsible for the terrorist campaign, which was immediately blamed on Chechen rebels. The violence enabled Mr. Putin — newly appointed as Prime Minister — to launch a military invasion of Chechnya, an action which turned him, virtually overnight, into Russia’s most popular politician."

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    It works pretty well.
     
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    Problem Reaction Solution. Create a problem, that will cause a reaction of fear and hatred, pose a solution. Usually to give more power and control to government while making the real terrorists look like our saviours in a controlled media.

    Great plan! Rome lost their republic in the same fashion...faked terror plots.

    Hitler came to power in the same fashion...faked terror plots.

    Pearl Harbor? Well, the history channel says that the Prez knew the date of the attack up to 15 days before the unprovoked murder of our service men and women.

    It could never happen in America...could it? Our constitution and bill of rights protect us from tyrannts don't they? Oh yeah, we got those new Patriot Act laws now, but that doesn't mean...
     
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    I think that Putin is happy with the fact that Bush is eager to fight Russia's battles for them against terrorism. Where are the Russian troops supporting us in Afghanastan and Iraq? Not to be found.
     
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    I think that Putin is happy with the fact that Bush is eager to fight Russia's battles for them against terrorism. Where are the Russian troops supporting us in Afghanastan and Iraq? Not to be found. </font>[/QUOTE]http://www.pinr.com/report.php?ac=view_report&report_id=202&language_id=1
     

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