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MH17: Brussels should call Vladimir Putin´s
bluff – but chances are it won´t dare

Telegraph [UK], by Peter Foster

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 7/22/2014 6:32:54 AM

If you want to know why Vladimir Putin continues to ignore the demands of the international community to get out of Ukraine, just listen to his deputy foreign minister´s reply when asked if the Kremlin feared the French might suspend the sale of two Mistral helicopter carriers to Russia. “We’re talking about billions of euros,” Dmitry Rogozin told Reuters in Moscow, “The French are very pragmatic. Cancelling this contract would be less damaging to Russia than to France.” Mr Putin has long presided over a mafia state, and this was spoken like a true junior boss, mixing the threat of

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: civilservant, 7/22/2014 8:26:49 AM     (No. 9934935)

Billions of Euro´s to the French; and almost all of the European Bloc countries, mean FAR more than mere ´lives´.

And they call the US a cold, capitalist Country.

We ain´t a bump on the log that is the arse of Europe.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mark34, 7/22/2014 9:45:28 AM     (No. 9935073)

FTA: "Mr Putin has long presided over a mafia state ...."

Commentators seem to be competing to see who can trash Putin the most. Maybe they want to turn him into the international villain and bogeyman to take the place of former Iranian president Ahmadinejad who is no longer available for that role.

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