I found it funny how just as this Putin is being elected they start running old Vlad Putin documentaries on TV. Same old tactics never fail
If you noticed, US media has a way of making other places- namely everywhere- look like breeding grounds for the anti-Christ if not sites for a civil apocalypse. I had just happened to talk to a Russian woman visiting the country a few days ago and she said there is strong support for him precisely because he is tough and won't be led about by US or EU interference.
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For the sake of US-Russian relations, it probably was not the worst decision.
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- Colonel Paul YinglingNobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.
Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.
All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
obama and putin having some agreements in development of country