View Poll Results: Is Putin "in another world" as Angela Merkel of Germany claims?

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  • yes: he thinks he is Peter the Great -clearly delusional

    5 13.51%
  • yes; thinks he can play with the world without real consequences

    6 16.22%
  • no: he is playing 'realpolitik' ; thoughtful gambits

    19 51.35%
  • no: he does what he wants, without any consequences

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    Re: Is Putin "in another world"

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Mornin' AT.....Yeah they will have a port there too. Now The the Senate Whip and Obama's yes man. Dick Durbin wants Congress to Condemn Putin. WTF!

    Durbin: U.S. needs to ‘draw a line’

    International pressure on Russia mounted as leaders from the EU and the UK joined an international outcry over the escalation of violence in the region. On the domestic front, Durbin and Graham said that there are actions Congress can take to show Putin his use of military force is unacceptable.

    “We’ve got to make it clear to Putin that if there are Russian-speaking people on the soil of another nation, that doesn’t give him license to invade, to protect them when there is no obvious threat against them,” Durbin said. “What Congress has to do, what the Senate has to do quickly is a resolution condemning what Putin has done.”

    The Illinois Democrat said that Russia’s “charm offensive,” dumping billions of dollars into the 2014 Winter Olympics held in Sochi, has done little to redefine the nation’s image among Western nations.

    “That Sochi charm offensive died on the streets of Sevastopol (Ukraine) when he moved in thousands of troops days after the closing ceremony. He is trying to have it both ways,” Durbin said. “We’ve got to make him feel like there is a price to pay for this kind of conduct.”

    Graham said the U.S. needs to make clear to countries surrounding Russia its resolve to take action against Putin and accelerate the admission of neighboring countries, like Georgia and Moldova, into NATO.....snip~

    Durbin calls for suspension of Russia, swift action against Putin | WQAD.com
    Do we always have to look like we are trying to play "catch up?" IMO, someone should muzzle Durbin, who is allowing emotion to over-rule logic in his thinking. What has happened is now history, and the people in Crimea are predominantly Russian, and apparently satisfied with what has happened. We used to be preeminent in the world, but my main fear now is that others may now become emboldened to try something, since we now look weak! Talking tough probably won't help matters at this point, but I understand why some might feel it's our best choice now. We'll see what takes place next, since the world is watching.

    I wonder how this ties in with the plan that some big players on the world stage have to replace the dollar with a new currency for international trade?

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    Re: Is Putin "in another world"

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Do we always have to look like we are trying to play "catch up?" IMO, someone should muzzle Durbin, who is allowing emotion to over-rule logic in his thinking. What has happened is now history, and the people in Crimea are predominantly Russian, and apparently satisfied with what has happened. We used to be preeminent in the world, but my main fear now is that others may now become emboldened to try something, since we now look weak! Talking tough probably won't help matters at this point, but I understand why some might feel it's our best choice now. We'll see what takes place next, since the world is watching.

    I wonder how this ties in with the plan that some big players on the world stage have to replace the dollar with a new currency for international trade?


    I think I mentioned before.....that Russia and China have already been trading with each other bypassing using American dollars.

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    Re: Is Putin "in another world"

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    I think I mentioned before.....that Russia and China have already been trading with each other bypassing using American dollars.
    There are more biggies joining them, too, unfortunately. Have we been that unfair to others, that this is even happening? Or is it just jealousy that we still have what amounts to a monopoly? I wonder....

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    Re: Is Putin "in another world"

    Quote Originally Posted by annata View Post
    The Russian occupation of Crimea has challenged Mr. Obama as has no other international crisis, and at its heart, the advice seemed to pose the same question: Is Mr. Obama tough enough to take on the former K.G.B. colonel in the Kremlin? It is no easy task
    . Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany told Mr. Obama by telephone on Sunday that after speaking with Mr. Putin she was not sure he was in touch with reality, people briefed on the call said.
    “In another world,” she said.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/03/wo...ref=world&_r=0
    I picked the second option because I think he is very arrogant and he does believe the world is his playground, or at least that's how he comes across, and then with this latest incident . . . I almost chose the first option, but I don't know him well enough to say he is delusional.

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    Re: Is Putin "in another world"

    Quote Originally Posted by annata View Post
    The Russian occupation of Crimea has challenged Mr. Obama as has no other international crisis, and at its heart, the advice seemed to pose the same question: Is Mr. Obama tough enough to take on the former K.G.B. colonel in the Kremlin? It is no easy task
    . Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany told Mr. Obama by telephone on Sunday that after speaking with Mr. Putin she was not sure he was in touch with reality, people briefed on the call said.
    “In another world,” she said.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/03/wo...ref=world&_r=0
    Putin see's Russia's interests in a different light than the West see's it in theirs. We harp on about Democracy and capitalism, when he's trying to protect Russian economics- energy interests, strategic borders and a Russian speaking people of a Ukraine province.

    I'm sure his explanations of his countries concerns, sound very foreign and alien to an arrogant and idealistic West that meddles in every possible conflict on the globe.
    Einstein, "science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."

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    Re: Is Putin "in another world"

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    There are more biggies joining them, too, unfortunately. Have we been that unfair to others, that this is even happening? Or is it just jealousy that we still have what amounts to a monopoly? I wonder....
    Its a mute point now Lady P.....Russia just gave the Ukraine until 5 am to Surrender. I have it up in the Ukraine Crisis Thread.

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    Re: Is Putin "in another world"

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Its a mute point now Lady P.....Russia just gave the Ukraine until 5 am to Surrender. I have it up in the Ukraine Crisis Thread.
    I confess I am a little confused here. Is it the entire Ukraine or just the Crimea portion? Ukraine in area is huge! Would it be similar to Putin taking the Southern portion of the US, but the rest of the country is not involved? It sure would be uncomfortable for those not directly affected!

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    Re: Is Putin "in another world"

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    I confess I am a little confused here. Is it the entire Ukraine or just the Crimea portion? Ukraine in area is huge! Would it be similar to Putin taking the Southern portion of the US, but the rest of the country is not involved? It sure would be uncomfortable for those not directly affected!
    He already has the Crimea under control.....this is the Ukriane proper. He is Telling the Ukrainian Forces in the Crimea. Their Military.

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    Re: Is Putin "in another world"

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    I confess I am a little confused here. Is it the entire Ukraine or just the Crimea portion? Ukraine in area is huge! Would it be similar to Putin taking the Southern portion of the US, but the rest of the country is not involved? It sure would be uncomfortable for those not directly affected!
    I'm parroting what I heard this morning --- but basically the heart of Ukraine is in the East. Control that and the rest of Ukraine is irrelevant. I haven't had time nor inclination to verify it.
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Is Putin "in another world"

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    I'm parroting what I heard this morning --- but basically the heart of Ukraine is in the East. Control that and the rest of Ukraine is irrelevant. I haven't had time nor inclination to verify it.
    The interesting thing is that he is proceeding full bore ahead, in spite of what the rest of the world thinks! He's awfully confident that he will prevail, isn't he? Or is it a bluff, since no one is challenging him, except in rhetoric? Have you heard what side the UN is taking?

    Greetings, Ockham.

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