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Bosonic Donating Member (774 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 04:34 AM
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Russia PM Vladimir Putin accuses US over poll protests
Source: BBC

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has accused the United States of being behind protests over the results of Russia's parliamentary elections.

Mr Putin said US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton "set the tone for some opposition activists".

She "gave them a signal, they heard this signal and started active work", he said.

International monitors have expressed concerns over the elections.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-16084743
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 04:40 AM
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1. The US showed no such concerns
Edited on Thu Dec-08-11 04:41 AM by dipsydoodle
with Azerbaijan' s elections because the outcome suited the USA.
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krucial Donating Member (103 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 07:02 AM
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2. Exactly
We don't like any elections that elects a party that we don't like in other countries.
Like we pushed and pushed for free elections in Palestine,because we were sure our side was going to win,and when our side lost,we declared the other side a terrorist Org.and decided we will not accept or recognize them.
In other words,people should only elect the people we like
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pampango Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 07:21 AM
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3. I'm not sure that "we" want the Communist Party (which finished second) to win instead of
Putin's United Russia Party.

I believe the European election monitors arrived at the same conclusion about the validity of the Russian elections, as did Amnesty International, and I don't think the Europeans long for the Communist Party to take control in Russia.
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jakeXT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 07:28 AM
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4.  A Russia in chaos is easier to dominate /nt
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pampango Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 08:02 AM
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5. True. And a US in chaos is easier to dominate, but Russia had nothing to do with
our economic meltdown during Bush's administration.

That meltdown was self-inflicted rather than the result of foreign influence. The same applies to Russia. Its chaos is self-inflicted by Putin's party and its manipulation of the electoral process. No outsider made them do it.

Russia has the right to point out their view of the causes of our economic chaos and we have the right to point out our view of the causes of their electoral chaos.
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jakeXT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 08:58 AM
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6. I doubt a color revolution will work in Russia
Edited on Thu Dec-08-11 08:59 AM by jakeXT
McCain Links Arab Spring to Challenges for Beijing & Moscow
- Saturday, Nov 19 2011, 5:56AM

...

But then sensing that a crowd of generals, admirals, defense ministers, and national security policy practitioners prefer gravitas to slapstick, McCain dropped a pretty big zinger on the crowd.

He said, "A year ago, Ben-Ali and Gaddafi were not in power. Assad won't be in power this time next year. This Arab Spring is a virus that will attack Moscow and Beijing." McCain then walked off the stage.

Comparing the Arab Spring to a virus is not new for the Senator -- but to my knowledge, coupling Russia and China to the comment is.


http://www.thewashingtonnote.com/archives/2011/11/mccai...
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