Skip to comments.McCain baffles Russian communists promising to respond to Putin's op-ed in Pravda
Posted on 09/16/2013 2:20:52 AM PDT by TexGrill
US Senator John McCain plans to write a column for a Russian newspaper Pravda in response to President Vladimir Putins opinion piece on Syria in The New York Times that outraged some members of the American Congress.
The announcement was made on Friday by Brian Rogers, a spokesman for the senior Republican senator known to be one of the fiercest Kremlin critics.
This comes shortly after the US daily published Putins op-ed, in which he criticized Washington for the tendency to rely solely on brute force in their foreign policy.
It is alarming that military intervention in internal conflicts in foreign countries has become commonplace for the United States, the Russian president said in his open letter to the American people. Putin also warned that a strike against Syria would increase violence and unleash a new wave of terrorism.
The publication triggered a tough response from the White House as well as from top US lawmakers. Senator McCain described Putins piece as an insult to the intelligence of every American. In an interview with CNN on Thursday, he joked that he would love to have a commentary in Pravda.
Foreign Policy magazine sent the transcript of McCains interview to the Russian news outlet, Pravda.ru, and got their agreement to publish the Arizona Republicans op-ed.
Mr. McCain has been an active anti-Russian politician for many years already, said Dmitry Sudakov, the English editor of Pravda.ru, as cited by the Foreign Policys blog, The Cable. We have been critical of his stance on Russia and international politics in our materials, but we would be only pleased to publish a story penned by such a prominent politician as John McCain.
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More humiliation for the USA. This time from a nominal Republican.
Can McCain write?
Whatever McPain contributes to PRAVDA, it will not be written by him. One of Juan's PR flacks will ghost write it for him. McPain hasn't had an original thought in decades. If he ever did, it would commit suicide from loneliness and despair.
He hasnt written yet? And I thought I was late getting out this letter.
From: Retain Mike
Sent: Sunday, September 15, 2013 9:16 PM
Subject: Analyzing Putin
When Vladimir Putin warns about people seeing themselves as exceptional, I recall popular policies distorting the American Dream. Exceptionalism does not mean celebrating government collectively managing personal lives to ensure protection of home values, retirement accounts, healthcare, and living wages or endless unemployment compensation. Initial design benefited individuals cherishing life and liberty, and willing to undergo the hazards and uncertainties of personal freedoms. Pursuit of happiness meant finding spiritual peace regardless of material prosperity.
This anomalous revolution celebrating personal liberty demanded a moral responsibility to bear any burden to spread the ideals this country aspires to. At the U.N. founding Eleanor Roosevelt defined our international commitment by writing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Natural and inalienable rights of all people demanded for the human family life, liberty and security of person. In our time Ronald Reagan gave practical expression of this national ideal when as the last best hope of mankind the country picked a fight with the “Evil Empire”.
Now Putins disparagement of youre either with us or against us., fails to recognize this international commitment embodied in the Geneva Conventions approach to terrorists. Terrorists are defined as beyond the pale in Article 13 of the First and Second Conventions, and in Article Three of the Fourth Convention. They are not the armed forces, militias, volunteer corps, insurgents, or freedom fighters of any country or authority. They direct their predations to Protected Persons, are pariahs to be eradicated, and are to find no shelter in the human community.
A Plea for Caution From Russia
First Geneva Convention (1949)
Geneva Convention/Second Geneva Convention
Geneva Convention/Fourth Geneva Convention
It is alarming that military intervention in internal conflicts in foreign countries has become commonplace for the United States, the Russian president said
I wonder what Russia’s unfortunate neighbors would think about its aggressions?
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