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Old July 29th, 2015, 06:01 AM   #1
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Many in Russia think a major political turning point is coming

Putin calls Democrats traitors, too.

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Russia's newest anti-NGO law, under which the National Endowment for Democracy on Tuesday was declared an "undesirable organization" prohibited from operating in Russia, is the latest evidence that the regime of President Vladimir Putin faces a worsening crisis of political legitimacy.

Putin may claim that the National Endowment for Democracy and other nongovernmental organizations are "a threat to Russia's basic constitutional order," and his labeling them as dangerous enemies, along with the Russian democrats he calls "national traitors," is his typical way of rallying political support by appealing to nationalist fears and hostilities.

But it is the regime itself that has been undermining Russia's constitutional order through repression, corruption and international aggression; and the pressures are now building toward what many in Russia believe is a major political turning point.

Putin rose to power in 1999 on a wave of anti-Chechen hysteria, but it was steady economic growth over the next decade fueled by rising oil prices that accounted for his popularity....

The economic crisis is beginning to be felt at the local level. Real wages fell by 9 percent in the first quarter of 2015, and social spending on health and pensions has been cut sharply, even as military spending has continued to increase....

The crisis's political repercussions could grow because of rampant elite corruption, which is essential to the functioning of Russia's system of power. An example was the corruption surrounding the Sochi Olympics that was the subject of an extensive report by Boris Nemtsov, the opposition leader who was murdered in February just steps from the Kremlin....

In addition to economic crisis and elite corruption, Russia's war in Ukraine is a third factor undermining the regime's political legitimacy. Even without meaningful assistance from the United States and Europe, the Ukrainians have fought the Russians to a standstill in eastern Ukraine, and this is a far cry from the decisive victory that Putin predicted when he annexed Crimea last year. Putin has tried to hide the casualties Russia has suffered in the conflict....

The regime's fear over its own lack of political legitimacy is apparent in the lengths to which it is going to prevent any electoral competition. Not only has Russia moved up the date of 2016 national parliamentary elections , making it more difficult for the opposition to challenge incumbent officeholders, but also it is cracking down on three regional parliamentary campaigns in which a coalition of democratic opposition parties are trying to win seats in elections to be held in September....

This is the context in which Russia has passed the law prohibiting Russian democrats from getting any international assistance to promote freedom of expression, the rule of law and a democratic political system. Significantly, democrats have not backed down. They have not been deterred by the criminal penalties contained in the "foreign agents" law and other repressive laws.
Read more: Russia: A major political turning point is coming - Business Insider

Damned Democrats....
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We've discussed how Putin is trying to recapture Soviet glory in a digital world. He cannot control all the variables today the way Stalin and those that followed him were able to do. I just don't see Putin succeeding in the long term. Putin's support for Iran seems counter intuitive when one considers the impact Iranian oil hitting the world market will have on his already deteriorating economic circumstances highlighted in the above article. From a historical perspective, this will be interesting to monitor.
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Standard Western propoganda



Of course Russia should keep out Western organizations. Modern Western culture is a disease.
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Of course Russia should keep out Western organizations. Modern Western culture is a disease.
You are my idol Franklin.
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We've discussed how Putin is trying to recapture Soviet glory in a digital world. He cannot control all the variables today the way Stalin and those that followed him were able to do. I just don't see Putin succeeding in the long term. Putin's support for Iran seems counter intuitive when one considers the impact Iranian oil hitting the world market will have on his already deteriorating economic circumstances highlighted in the above article. From a historical perspective, this will be interesting to monitor.
I hate Putin but he is trying stop the enemy to destroying the Ukraine like the enemy is destroying many countries i n europe

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Of course Russia should keep out Western organizations. Modern Western culture is a disease.
Standard Western propaganda?

That's rich, Franklin.
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I hate Putin but he is trying stop the enemy to destroying the Ukraine like the enemy is destroying many countries i n europe

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Who's the enemy?
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Who's the enemy?
This is the enemy

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Sanhedrin 58b
[In other words, if a non-Jew kills a Jew, the non-Jew can be killed. Punching an Israelite is akin to assaulting God. But killing a non-Jew is NOT like assaulting God.

If a goy killed a goy or a Jew he is responsible, but if a Jew killed a goy he is not responsible.

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[Translation: A Jew may rob a Goy, but a Goy may not rob a Jew. If a Goy murders another Goy or a Jew, he should be killed, but a Jew will not be incur the death penalty for killing a non-Jew.]
Kill the Goyim by any means possible.

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Extermination of the Christians is a necessary sacrifice.

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Tob shebbe goyyim harog - Even the best of the Goyim (Gentiles) should be killed. .
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And how does this relate to the OP?
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Putin calls Democrats traitors, too.



Read more: Russia: A major political turning point is coming - Business Insider

Damned Democrats....
And as will happen yet again in my lifetime, another hardliner will eventually die, and the liberal democratic cause goes on stronger than it was before.

Which seems to be the natural evolution of the last 5000 years.
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