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Putin Rival Warns of Arab Spring for Russia

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Posted on Mar 2, 2012
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By all indications, Vladimir Putin is a shoo-in in Sunday’s presidential election in Russia. Pointing to opinion polls, he agrees with that forecast.

If Vladimir Putin, the expected winner of Russia’s upcoming presidential election, isn’t careful, he may face the kind of upsurge in revolt that occurred a year ago in Tunisia, Egypt and other nations when the regional sea change we now know as the Arab Spring took hold. So says Putin’s former ally and now rival, Sergei Mironov, but he is not quite a neutral party in this mix.  —KA

The Telegraph:

Sergei Mironov, 59, said Vladimir Putin was the likely next president but predicted he would face growing unrest if he failed to respond to protesters’ demands.

“Russia today is like the Concordia liner,” he said in an interview at his offices, “steaming on to the reefs while the captain tells those aboard, ‘don’t worry, everything is calm and normal.’ But it’s not normal and we need to set the ship on a new course.”

Mironov added: “Whoever wins the presidency, if he does not immediately begin deep political and social reforms including a clearer articulation of our foreign policy objectives, my prediction is that Russia will shaken by a kind of Arab Spring within two years.”

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By blogdog, March 6, 2012 at 2:31 am Link to this comment

Salbuchi: Putin a break against neo-colonial West

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=BbB4GBTe2GM#!

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By PatrickHenry, March 5, 2012 at 6:17 pm Link to this comment

Much like teaching a pig to sing, it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

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By heterochromatic, March 5, 2012 at 1:18 pm Link to this comment

yup, I don’t manage to post links well.

anyone willing to instruct me in the art of linking on this site is welcome to make
the attempt.

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By blogdog, March 5, 2012 at 9:07 am Link to this comment

http://tinyurl.com/89gzksv

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By PatrickHenry, March 5, 2012 at 4:18 am Link to this comment

As well as their admiration of your ability of posting links.

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By heterochromatic, March 4, 2012 at 6:32 pm Link to this comment

sure, pattycake, you continue with puling up undigested
pablum in your bitchy little swipes and everyone else
admires your intellectual output and good taste.


http://edge.ebaumsworld.com/picture/clair20/untitled.JP
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By PatrickHenry, March 4, 2012 at 3:10 pm Link to this comment

Well Luke,

You sound like your run of the mill Israel apoligist/employee.  Zionist was a pretty big issue in Russia but now it’s not, thanks to Putin.  We can use someone like him to clean up zionist criminality in this country.

http://www.martinfrost.ws/htmlfiles/oct2008/russian-jewish-oligarchs.html

tic,

patsy—-you don’t have a book, you’ve a few sheets of previously owned toilet
tissue and a mouthful of slurry.

Typical babbling nonsense of yours, go take another hit off the crack pipe, moron.

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By heterochromatic, March 4, 2012 at 12:36 pm Link to this comment

patsy—-you don’t have a book, you’ve a few sheets of previously owned toilet
tissue and a mouthful of slurry.

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By Cliff Carson, March 4, 2012 at 10:04 am Link to this comment

I watched Obama give his speech to AIPAC this morning.  Of course the topic was Iran.  I wanted to see if Obama was the President of the United States or a “Steppin Fetchit” for Israel.

Yes it looks like 4 more years of being subjects of Israel irrespective of whether Obama is re-elected or if one of the ridiculous “Republican Debaters” get to be the continuing “Steppin Fetchit” for Israel.

Obama said Israel had the right to make their own decisions - meaning “Bomb Iran” - and he promised that the united States would have Israel’s back.

Looks like our next undeclared war on a Country that is no threat to America will be to join Israel in the bombing of Iran.

Hopefully, this will not be the beginning of WWIII or the first Nuclear World War.  Of course that might be the last War for obvious reasons.

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By Cliff Carson, March 4, 2012 at 7:10 am Link to this comment

Yes FRTothus, I do foresee a new Propaganda thrust forthcoming from our Shadow Government.

In the Article ( following READ MORE) did you notice the similarity of the average Russians gripe to the average Americans gripe?

The influence and power of the Elite - those Rich and Powerful, in concert with the International Financial Cabal with its heavy Zionist influence hell bent on subjugation of the world through control of money supply and money policy.

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By Luke Franklin, March 3, 2012 at 1:51 pm Link to this comment
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So, apparently, according to the comments, the people
that read this site are ignorant or fascistic.
Putin’s re-election won’t lead to an unconstitutional
overthrow as he’s putatively following the law (even
though, esp. since 2004, it’s been drastically
changed to be anti-democratic). Zionism ain’t a major
issue in Russia, so I imagine PatrickHenry
(commenter) is a run of the mill anti-Semite rather
than someone who critically thinks about why Israel’s
positions and it’s unequivocal U.S. support are
problematic. The CIA didn’t “launch” the color
revolutions, they haven’t turned out great anyway.
FRTothus, are you trying to be a skeptic of American
policy, which is often good, or parrot the Kremlin’s
line, because they love your statement.

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By PatrickHenry, March 3, 2012 at 11:33 am Link to this comment

I like Putin, he’s tough, a leader who doesn’t let the zionists of his nation have the upper hand, he puts them in jail.

He also doesn’t take any crap from Israel which gives him a AAA rating in my book.

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By blogdog, March 2, 2012 at 4:08 pm Link to this comment

already tried - doesn’t mean they won’t again

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By FRTothus, March 2, 2012 at 2:14 pm Link to this comment

Are we to take this to mean that the CIA is about to launch another of its color revolutions?

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