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Vladimir Putin credits KGB past with
preparing him for Russian presidency

Washington Times, by Andrew Blake

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 1/2/2018 11:36:37 AM

Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested his previous job as a spy for the Soviet Union’s secretive KGB intelligence agency helped prepare him for his current role at the helm of the Kremlin. Mr. Putin credited his past profession during an interview aired on state-run television in response to being asked if he’s changed his behavior since becoming president, The Moscow Times reported Tuesday. “As strange as it sounds, no,” Mr. Putin said during an appearance on Channel One’s “Vremya” program Monday, as translated by The Times. “Yes, I’m in the limelight, but in my previous life I always tried to act as if I was constantly being

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I never really understood why we elected George H. W. Bush as President because of his deep roots in the CIA. Grant it, he followed President Reagan as his VP, but that seemed strange at the time. We have never really seem to pick strong candidates for decades. President Trump may change that when he runs again in 2020, regardless of how the Fake News media portrays him. He continues to overwhelm his political and talking head critics.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 1/2/2018 1:34:55 PM     (No. 11497823)

Kinda like they did for Zippy, eh?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: FormerDem, 1/2/2018 3:28:52 PM     (No. 11497898)

apologies to everyone, but I kind of like Putin. I know he is bossy and has strange friends and is sending his ships and bombers into national airspace and waters of us and the British. But Obama gave him reason for distrust. Trump might do better than Obama.

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