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Why the rise of fascism is the issue : Comments

By John Pilger, published 4/3/2015

Their man in Moscow used to be Boris Yeltsin, a drunk, who handed his country's economy to the West. His successor, Putin, has re-established Russia as a sovereign nation.

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Yes, but you would say that wouldn't you John!?

And how would you honestly describe a virtually self appointed President Putin?

A Fascist dictator, a Communist dictator, or just a lying scoundrel of a power obsessed dictator, (says one thing, does another) hurling his country headlong into a very dangerous conflict with the west?

Why? And before you answer, please return to the mostly unbiased investigative Journo you seem to have been, before you became, a motley collection mass murdering miscreant's, principle mouthpiece?
Rhrosty.
Posted by Rhrosty, Wednesday, 4 March 2015 11:47:36 AM
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Yes Rhrosty

Russia's propaganda machine doesn't call this Pilge "Our Boy Svakom Alice" http://youtu.be/CTAzu4rq360 - for nothing?
Posted by plantagenet, Wednesday, 4 March 2015 3:18:00 PM
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You're letting the nutty conspiracy theories get the better of you, John, and have been very selective with what you've claimed. You seem very quick to turn a blind eye to fascism that doesn't fit your narrative I think you need to have another look at Animal Farm!

Gadaffi was undeniably fascist, and was very unpopular with the Libyan people.
The Poms and Frogs don't care what currency Libya (or Iraq or Iran) sells its oil in. And in practice, the way the markets work nowadays it wouldn't even make much difference to the Seppos.

Geopolitically it made sense to back the side that had the best chance of winning. Staying out would have been no better, as Syria proves.

There was no coup against the Ukrainian government. Their old president ordered the military to fire on peaceful protesters. Surely this makes that scumbag unworthy of anyone's support? The Ukrainians certainly thought so - the people revolted against him and he did a bunk. And he was replaced not by any military general or puppet, but by the normal democratic process.

Ukraine had previously done a deal with Russia: Ukraine would keep the former Russian territory in exchange for the Soviet nukes. Russia reneged on the deal, and instead backed pro-Russian rebels in a war of aggression.

What we want in Russia isn't strength or weakness, but rather THE RULE OF LAW. And we don't have that with Putin. Nor did we have it with Yeltsin (who I never understood the appeal of). But though both options are bad, I think a weak lawless state is far better than a strong lawless state, as it's less of a threat. Do you disagree?
Posted by Aidan, Wednesday, 4 March 2015 3:30:19 PM
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Aidan, what the Western Oligarchs are perpetrating is no longer in the realm of theory. Throughout history people have always conspired for advantage. Note Shakespeare's plays.

George Brandis here,brings in new laws of over the top surveillance and makes ASIO immune to investigation and prosecution even if they break the law. Howard's Sedition Laws are just like the Patriot Act.

http://www.ae911truth.org/ There is plenty of scientific evidence which clearly shows that 911 was an inside job. This was the event which justified all these wars of imperialism and now these lunatics want a war with Russia and China because their thieving financial scams will collapse taking us all down.
Posted by Arjay, Thursday, 5 March 2015 6:43:15 AM
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Nice article JP. This is the first time in a long while that I share your views

It's great to see that someone paints Putin in a favourable light and doesn't buy the gutter narrative that Ukraine is the good guy and that the Brezhinksi led Obama administration is arguing a just cause.

Part of the problem of course is that Zbig is the lead architect of current US foreign policy. He has always had only malice for Russia, which is only magnified when as JP makes clear, because its current leader, Putin unlike Boris Yeltsin isn't for sale.
Posted by Jonathan J. Ariel, Friday, 6 March 2015 10:10:36 PM
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Yes. All manner of retards are impressed by Putin.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/02/russian-opposition-leader-nemtsov-shot-dead-moscow-150227220848302.html

"Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down near the Kremlin, just a day before a planned protest against the government."
Posted by plantagenet, Saturday, 7 March 2015 10:31:25 AM
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