The Cold war, do you remember it? Well I do and for many years lived through it. Russia was the enemy, period. We did not really question it, until the warming trend. It is not that we unequivocally trust Russia and Putin, we do not! But we know our own Government and agree that of late; anything the US touches is not good. Our foreign policies for many years are terrible and we use money to buy nations. They accept our money although they hate us, example the Palestinians who got loads and scads of bucks from us. Yet when 9-11 happened, they cheered on the streets! But we know the results of Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, Libya, Syria, and the infamous Vietnam. No, we don’t trust Obama, his administration, nor the government! It is part of an “international world order”, according to Obama’s own words!
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Cold War in Words: Russia’s Putin on USA Libya, Iraq. This is Putin at the Youth forum.
Putin said that Russia did not “annex” Crimea, as the peninsula’s reunion with Russia is often described by foreign media and politicians.
“We didn’t not annex it, we didn’t take it away. We gave people an opportunity to have their say and make a decision, which we took with respect. We protected them, I believe.”
“We had to protect our compatriots, who live there (in Crimea). When we look at events in Donbass, Lugansk, Odessa, it becomes clear to us what would have happened to Crimea if we had not taken measures to provide free expression of will to people.”
‘Russia to beef up nuclear deterrence potential’
Russia is going to boost its military forces and nuclear deterrence potential, Putin told the youth forum.
“Russia is one of the most powerful nuclear states. It’s not words, it is the reality,” he said. “We are strengthening our nuclear deterrence forces, we are strengthening our armed forces…We are beefing up our potential and will continue doing so.”
This is being done “not to threaten anyone, “but to feel secure,” he added.
‘Russia is not going to get involved in large-scale conflicts’
Russia will not get engaged in any large conflicts, but will defend itself in case of aggression, Putin warned.
“Russia is far from getting involved any large-scale conflicts. We don’t want that and we are not going to do it. And, naturally, we should always be ready to repel any aggression against Russia,” Putin said.
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