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Pres. Obama has made Putin Leader of the Free World
WDTPRS ^ | September 12, 2013 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Posted on 09/12/2013 3:31:14 PM PDT by NYer

Sometimes it seems that I am living in a Salvador Dali landscape: clocks melting of tables and all that.

Even as I hear about unions turning on the First Gay President over Obamacare, I find an op-ed in today’s Hell’s Bible (aka NY Times) by former KGB colonel and present Leader of the Free World, Vladimir Putin.

I read the op-ed against the backdrop of Syrian dictator Assad, in a politically deft move, saying right on schedule that it was not the Pres. Obama’s resolve for a military solution that moved Charlie Brown’s football down the field, but rather Putin’s and Russia’s involvement. Well-coordinated. Sly.

Here are a couple points from Putin’s op-ed.

A Plea for Caution From Russia
What Putin Has to Say to Americans About Syria

[...]

The potential strike by the United States against Syria, despite strong opposition from many countries and major political and religious leaders, including the pope, … [!]

[...]

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. [He's is talking to Obama's liberal dem base! But a KGB officer would know how to do that.] 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.

You don’t get to be on the top of the pile in Russia by being either stupid or a nice guy. This was pretty slick.

Putin invokes the Pope.

Putin affirms Obama’s determination to undermine American exceptionalism.

Putin invokes our creator, who “created us equal”, which point Obama has been systematically excluding from his references to the Declaration of Independence.

Pres. Obama has made Putin Leader of the Free World.


TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Moral Issues; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: 911truthers; antiwardotcom; lewrockwelldotcom; obama; putin; randsconcerntrolls; russia; syria

1 posted on 09/12/2013 3:31:14 PM PDT by NYer
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To: NYer

Ain’t irony wonderful?


2 posted on 09/12/2013 3:32:18 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: DuncanWaring

“It’s like rain, on your wedding day.....”


3 posted on 09/12/2013 3:33:59 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Tax-chick; GregB; Berlin_Freeper; SumProVita; narses; bboop; SevenofNine; Ronaldus Magnus; tiki; ...

One of the Fox and Friends hosts did an excellent comparison of Putin and Obama this morning. Sorry I cannot find the transcript. Essentially he held the two up reminding viewers that Putin is a communist and trained killer vs Obama who is a recipient of the Nobel Peace prize. Yet, Putin is the one defending the Syrians while Obama is the one sponsoring the Muslim Brotherhood. It hit home.

4 posted on 09/12/2013 3:35:15 PM PDT by NYer ( "Run from places of sin as from the plague."--St John Climacus)
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To: NYer

OH NYer I read original NY Times piece

Classic

I think it all hail Tsar Vlady of Arabia now


5 posted on 09/12/2013 3:51:31 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: NYer
THE WISEDOM OF OUR PRINCESS ANN....DOES IT GET ANY BETTER?


6 posted on 09/12/2013 3:53:21 PM PDT by jimsin
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To: dfwgator

It’s like your daughter coming home at 3 o’clock in the morning with a Gideon Bible.


7 posted on 09/12/2013 3:54:20 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: NYer

And, in related news, Pravda actually contains a great deal of truth, and your best source of US News resides in UK websites.


8 posted on 09/12/2013 3:54:49 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: SevenofNine
Putin rides Harley.

What Zero rides?


9 posted on 09/12/2013 3:55:13 PM PDT by DTA (Hands off Syria !)
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To: DTA

Before you post pictures of deliberate Russian propaganda, I would suggest googling “Putin action photos.” If your dumb enough to believe Putin is a Harley rider, big game hunter, black belt holder, deep sea diver, formula one race car driver, tiger tamer, polar bear killer, horse rider, shirtless fly fisherman, airplane pilot and whale hunter with a crossbow then your mind falls easily for government deception.


10 posted on 09/12/2013 4:05:40 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: NYer

Fine by me.

I trust Putin.


11 posted on 09/12/2013 4:06:12 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: NYer

Any man who made Solzhenitsyn’s The Gulag Archipelago required reading in Russian schools can’t be all bad.


12 posted on 09/12/2013 4:07:24 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: NYer

Bingo!


13 posted on 09/12/2013 4:07:40 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Sawdring
I guess action pictures of the leader of the Free World are more to your liking.

Black belt judo in action

Big game hunter

F1 driver

As Ann Coulter said, longing for the time America was hated instead of ridiculed.

Putin pulled Zero out from the corner he painted America into.

14 posted on 09/12/2013 4:15:40 PM PDT by DTA (Hands off Syria !)
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To: DTA

You post deliberately staged Russian propaganda and now you think I am going to defend Obama?


15 posted on 09/12/2013 4:19:25 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: NYer

So who won the Cold War?


16 posted on 09/12/2013 4:25:18 PM PDT by Savage Beast (The forces of decadence are the forces of evil.)
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To: NYer

What took you so long? I called Putin the leader of the free world yesterday.

Post 30: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3065960/posts


17 posted on 09/12/2013 4:28:22 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Sawdring
The fact is that Putin did ride in front of thousands of bikers in the international gathering of bikers in Crimea and he chose AMERICAN, not Japanese, Italian or German bike to ride. It was not photo op in the studio or behind closed doors.

As far as I know, unlike almost everything else made in China, Harleys are still made in the U.S. of A. and bring bread to the table to people making and selling them.

"Commie" working for the benefit of American economy, what an irony.

18 posted on 09/12/2013 4:29:13 PM PDT by DTA (Hands off Syria !)
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To: VerySadAmerican
It’s like your daughter coming home at 3 o’clock in the morning with a Gideon Bible.

LOL

19 posted on 09/12/2013 4:41:49 PM PDT by Alex Murphy (Just a common, ordinary, simple savior of America's destiny.)
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To: NYer
The biggest take-away from the Putin's op-ed is this: like it or not, for better or worse, he seems to have a better understanding of America/Americans that the so-called "president" himself.

But who could possibly be surprised at that? (yeah, rhetorical question.)

20 posted on 09/12/2013 4:49:08 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: DTA

OHH Obama riding bumper car that cute LOL!

Very unbecoming suppose leader of Free world

Now Vlady riding the Harley that cool


21 posted on 09/12/2013 5:34:45 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Sawdring

Very deceptive......I not trusting this.

And I definitely do not trust Obama.


22 posted on 09/12/2013 5:54:26 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Savage Beast
So who won the Cold War?

We did, then like the victors in so many other wars before it, we went soft, frivolously electing Clinton, Bush (dynastic politics in a Republic anyone? Yes he rose to the occasion after 9/11, but...) and, worst of all Obama (politics as American Idol for ugly people).

Thanks to our victory, save North Korea and Cuba, all the nominally still-Communist countries have the fascist approximation to a free-market economy, rather than unworkable Communism (not ideal, but better for the people living there), and the former Soviet satellites and most of the now-independent union republics of the old USSR are reasonably free (and even the few that aren't are freer than they were under the USSR), both politically and economically.

Putin's Russia does not try to drive religion from the public square, even having religious education in its school; has a low flat income tax rate and a market economy (yeah, they've got those "oligarchs" but we went through that phase during the "Gilded Age" when the "robber barons" were all cozy with at least a few state legislatures if not the Federal government, and are back to it again with all the "too big to fail" nonsense pulling the bacon out of the fire for well-heeled interests that really deserved to lose everything at taxpayer expense); and has managed to pass laws restricting abortion (unfettered under the Soviets), blocking homosexual recruitment of youth, and addressing the demographic problem of Russia's low birth rate (a problem we have, too, since analogously to only their Muslims keeping the birth rate up, only our underclass is keeping ours up), though we still need to see how well they work long term.

As usual with all our prior foreign wars, the beneficiaries of our victory are not principally Americans, but folks outside the U.S. including at least some of the citizenry of the former enemy powers.

23 posted on 09/12/2013 6:10:45 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: NYer
Vs.
Why so, Syria - U.S.?
24 posted on 09/12/2013 6:14:54 PM PDT by anymouse (God didn't write this sitcom we call life, he's just the critic.)
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To: dfwgator

Reagan had nothing but disdain for the Soviet counterparts of his day: Brezhnev, Andropov, Chernenko and Gorbachev. I suspect he would have had at least a begrudging respect for Putin.


25 posted on 09/12/2013 6:18:46 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Joe 6-pack
It seems that Putin and Reagan actuallly "met".


26 posted on 09/12/2013 6:38:58 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Interesting. Is it certain that’s Vlad?


27 posted on 09/12/2013 6:42:34 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: dfwgator

Show that pic to all those here claiming that Putin was the head of the KGB, when he was just a low level flunkie.


28 posted on 09/12/2013 6:44:17 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Sawdring
Before you post pictures of deliberate Russian propaganda

So you're implying that the pictures released by the White House are not "deliberate American propaganda"?

29 posted on 09/12/2013 6:49:24 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

The pictures being posted about Obama aren’t deliberate. Why would you deliberately make him look like a fool? Most of the pictures are him just being normal, taking the dog for a walk, eating an ice cream cone, riding a bike with a goofy looking helmet, riding bumper cars with a kid. The staged ones are those in a situation room hunting Bin Laden, foot on the desk etc. I just don’t see these big props like Putin used, or for that matter, what the Clintons did. Remember when the Clintons cut down a treed area and tarred it for a photo op?


30 posted on 09/12/2013 7:00:03 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: Sawdring

If the pictures are released by the White House, you can bet they are deliberate.


31 posted on 09/12/2013 7:04:32 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Sawdring
Most of the pictures are him just being normal

Don't you see the purpose of it is propaganda? He's normal, folks! Like you, walking the dog, riding with his daughter. Loving dad. How do you know that this is Obama being "normal", and not him having a cig, yelling at a secretary, throwing a book? Propaganda. All of it.

32 posted on 09/12/2013 7:08:46 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: NYer
We are all different, but when we ask for the Lord’s blessings, we must not forget that God created us equal.

Seems as if Putin words necessitate a trust in the Lord, whereas Obama has ALWAYS envoked a trust in him or in government, a big difference. Obama has egg all over his face!

33 posted on 09/13/2013 5:04:27 AM PDT by Gerish (Feed your faith and your doubts will starve to death.)
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To: jimsin

34 posted on 09/13/2013 5:08:36 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: dfwgator

Which one is Putin? If that photo was taken in the 1980’s, then Putin would have been in his 30’s. He certainly would have been older than a young boy, no?


35 posted on 09/13/2013 11:49:26 AM PDT by ELS
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To: ELS

The guy with the camera.


36 posted on 09/13/2013 11:49:52 AM PDT by dfwgator
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