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The West Has Cornered Putin—and
That´s When He´s Most Dangerous

New Republic, by Julia Ioffe

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 7/31/2014 4:36:01 AM

Today is not a good day to be Vladimir Putin. A game that the Russian president was winning so deftly in the spring has turned on him in summer: The Ukrainian military is bearing down on the pro-Russian separatists in east Ukraine, and there’s word that it’s on the verge of splitting the rebel-held territory in two and that two major rebel leaders have fled. Putin´s supporting these guys because of a position he staked out months ago, even though they’ve just gotten him into a whole lot of trouble by mistakenly shooting down a plane full of Dutch people.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Sanspeur, 7/31/2014 4:43:37 AM     (No. 9947375)

The left has obozo cornered .. & he is most dangerous .

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Reply 2 - Posted by: grace1798, 7/31/2014 4:47:31 AM     (No. 9947376)

Bottom line is.......Putin is smarter than Obama and every leader in our WH Admin. And Obama and his minions may have planned this ...or if not, WW3 is coming ppl because of the insanity of our leaders.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: grace1798, 7/31/2014 4:49:23 AM     (No. 9947377)

Weakness of our nation is a great temptation to Putin and every nation that wants World rule.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: TheMom, 7/31/2014 10:06:45 AM     (No. 9947678)

The West has cornered Putin? Really?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Garage Logician, 7/31/2014 11:04:43 AM     (No. 9947800)

Cut off his supply of nipple rouge.

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