Comments on: How the Kremlin turns extremist attacks to its own advantage http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/24/how-the-kremlin-turns-extremist-attacks-to-its-own-advantage/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: blah77 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/24/how-the-kremlin-turns-extremist-attacks-to-its-own-advantage/#comment-1120382 Fri, 27 Nov 2015 18:11:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45020#comment-1120382 And one more thing for you “Hannah”. The US government hasn’t been in the service of the American people since the turn of the new century. Corporations and their lobbyists have made certain of that. The corrupting effect of money in politics is real and the US of today is closer to an oligarchy than most would like to admit. In fact many politicians of today want get elected to get rich, not to serve the people. They know that when they finally retire from office, they can collect speaker fees or get offered board seats at large corporations aka financial security for life.

The “democratic” image is just a well-crafted facade created by those in power to fool the masses into believing that they still have some semblance of control over our government. With just two political parties picking and choosing their candidates for primaries, the people are just voting for the “lesser of two evils” every election cycle. That’s not democracy, that’s being shoehorned.

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By: blah77 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/24/how-the-kremlin-turns-extremist-attacks-to-its-own-advantage/#comment-1120381 Fri, 27 Nov 2015 18:01:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45020#comment-1120381 This article is pretty humorous but poorly conceived. Yes. perhaps Russia is turning recent events into political advantage but then again, they are certainly not the only ones so why the double standard? I mean, back in 2003 the US managed to twist 9/11 into the invasion of Iraq, a country and regime that had nothing to do with the Al Qaeda. If anything, logic would dictate that Saudi Arabia should have been the invasion target instead.

As for the comment regarding states and their servile hierarchy with its citizens, I’ll just quote a former politician.

“My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”

It would seem that Russia isn’t the only country that wishes to instill into its citizenry a sense of obligation to serve the state. Again, yet another double standard.

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By: UauS http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/24/how-the-kremlin-turns-extremist-attacks-to-its-own-advantage/#comment-1120348 Thu, 26 Nov 2015 19:06:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45020#comment-1120348 Looks like an article hit the nerve of Putin’s trolls – all are here. )

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By: free_man http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/24/how-the-kremlin-turns-extremist-attacks-to-its-own-advantage/#comment-1120228 Thu, 26 Nov 2015 09:37:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45020#comment-1120228 opinion is given based on fiction and gossip media.

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By: SodaBoy http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/24/how-the-kremlin-turns-extremist-attacks-to-its-own-advantage/#comment-1120218 Thu, 26 Nov 2015 08:56:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45020#comment-1120218 Funny how so many headlines read “How the Kremlin turns extremist attacks to its own advantage”… but you never read “How the White House turns extremist attacks to its own advantage”…

Always this Evil Mother Russia Big Brother subtext… despite the fact that the US manipulates world affairs on a much larger scale… yet you never get these headlines from Reuters…

Lazy status quo journalism… if journalism at all…

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By: ARJTurgot2 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/24/how-the-kremlin-turns-extremist-attacks-to-its-own-advantage/#comment-1120110 Thu, 26 Nov 2015 01:01:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45020#comment-1120110 Uh, okay, there is not really any news or original or creative analysis in this piece. We are going on two centuries since Tocqueville wrote his analysis of the differences between the US and Russia, and pretty much things haven’t changed. Putin is as popular in Russia as he is because he understands that. The US, with our idiotic exceptionalism belief, keeps getting surprised.

A much more interesting topic would be the change in attitude in the rest of eastern Europe. An EU skeptic Poland, Slovakia, etc., is much more significant than our centuries old differences from Russia.

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By: mari1 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/24/how-the-kremlin-turns-extremist-attacks-to-its-own-advantage/#comment-1120075 Wed, 25 Nov 2015 23:14:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45020#comment-1120075 i was going to add to the comments section something informative and based on facts but to be honest i just can’t be bothered and neither are you dear journalist,who did you sold your soul to?or are you just incompetent?who knows..i don’t..

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By: tribeUS http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/24/how-the-kremlin-turns-extremist-attacks-to-its-own-advantage/#comment-1120043 Wed, 25 Nov 2015 21:01:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45020#comment-1120043 Oops there goes Russian oil and grain customer Turkey, yet another casualty in Putin’s foreign policy. Let’s see – Ukraine, Europe, Turkey, USA, will there be any customers for Russian products left before the end of the year? Russia is headed for certain bankruptcy at 45$ per barrel of oil, and fewer grain and oil customers will seal the deal that much sooner. Putins’s Kremlin sanctioned policy is simply put another way – destroy Russian business relationships.

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By: mynrkt http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/24/how-the-kremlin-turns-extremist-attacks-to-its-own-advantage/#comment-1120034 Wed, 25 Nov 2015 19:28:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45020#comment-1120034 The truth is, both the US and Russia have very specific and self-interested goals in Syria. It’s a proxy war, akin to what we used to see during the Cold War, over and over and over. The US was attempting to capitalize on the rise of ISIS in order to remove Russian influence (Assad) from the region. This is why western forces have specifically avoided eliminating ISIS’ income streams for years. We’re fully aware that Turkey and other NATO allies in the region are buying most of ISIS’ oil through middlemen and then reselling on the market at a significant discount. I’m willing to bet that our low prices at the pump are in a noticeable way a result of this illegal market.

Russia has moved into Syria to capitalize on a weak American position, to undermine our relationships with allies there, to establish their own coalition of nations and organizations, and to prop up Assad. They’re there to rout our ambitions and strengthen their own position.

None of our governments care about the people of Syria. We’re happy to bomb them and watch them either starve, die, or become radicalized. This is geopolitical chess being disguised as a war on terror. This is a game where the kings and nobility lie constantly to the serfs in order to keep them confused, scared, angry, and ready for war.

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By: Manila02 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/24/how-the-kremlin-turns-extremist-attacks-to-its-own-advantage/#comment-1120030 Wed, 25 Nov 2015 18:54:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45020#comment-1120030 “In 1999, just after Putin was made Prime Minister by then-President Boris Yeltsin…
In Russia, the people are to serve the state, which exists to prevent the blossoming of chaos. The existence and survival of the state is of higher importance than the people which belong to that state.”

Pretty much sums up the philosophy of the unelected Russian government.

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