When Will Putin Run Out of Money… or Support?



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  1. Bob Mackenzie says:

    Intetesting spin, considering the U.S. started this mess in both the middle east and Ukraine.

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    dewey de peuter Reply:

    You are so right. Don’t forget Libya and Iraq. And wherever there is a war, the U.S. has started it; stuck there nose in it.

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    Allen Hill Reply:

    Putin has proven he is more capable of superior leadership in the Middle East than the West is. Obama , Hillary, and Kerry have all been out flanked by Putin.
    He is now in control of military operations in Syria against the “Rebels”, Al Qaeda, and ISIS along with controlling all air space in and around Syria. American citizens should thank Putin for keeping us out of the long planned U.S./Nato control and expansion of the air war. Russia is doing it for us!

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  2. ola says:

    You are writing a lot of crap. USA and NATO are the problem for the world. Making and fueling wars to protect the worthless US dollar.

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    dewey de peuter Reply:

    You are so right.

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  3. Bill Graves says:

    I believe Putin is playing the same geopolitical match that Reagan embarked on in the 1980’s with the former USSR. Russia at the time was embroiled in Afghanistan and not doing well. We were supporting the Mujahadien against Russia. We were also engaging the Russian military in ramped-up Cold War games around the globe. The ultimate end game was achieved with the collapse of the Russian economy. Right now, like it or not, our economy mirrors that of a socialist state with all the government spending and programs. Our national debt is frightening and getting bigger every day, no end in sight. Putin realizes this and I believe he aims to do the same thing to us. We’ll just see who runs out of money and global support first.

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    Allen Hill Reply:

    If that is what Putin is doing it would be like a game of chicken with automobiles. Putin is not that kind of a leader, according to his past decisions and leadership.
    It is worth keeping in mind, though.

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  4. Grampa says:

    Putin has some tough decisions to make. Russia has had her wealth demolished from the split of the nation.
    He has consolidated his power to the point that he can make moves without approval of the people. The gamble if it improves the nations standing and its wealth his position will be secured in power. He isnt a stupid man and knowes his limitations and is willing to extend his forces to secure the things he sees as necessary to help his nation that would also help him so his actions are not just his benevolent feelings are only the front needed that is shown to the world. His attitude should be mirrored by our president to show the world that we are willing to protect Americas security for the nation and its people. We will see who gets the results.
    Grampa

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  5. Nab says:

    Once again I would just say that the said “western world” led by America and the european sheeps still do not understand tha Russia is part of our world and should just be considered with a little more intelligence and respect on a long term basis. The opposite leaves all of us in a kind of Abel & Caïn situation…

    Nab

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  6. Martin Hutchinson says:

    The U.S. certainly made the Middle East mess worse, but it’s not responsible for Ukraine. I would argue that the IMF bears the main responsibility there; it cut off funding to the reformist Julia Tymoshenko government in Ukraine and handed the country to the corrupt Putinist Viktor Yanukovich.

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  7. Joeee says:

    The West keeps harping about Russia being dented by western sanctions and oil price destruction, but Western economies are being brutally injured by low oil, resources and sanction blowback. LOOK at Alberta’s and Canada’s economic injuries and it’s inability to control it’s downward economic nose dive. Be care full what you wish for. Russia will survive the current meltdown but not Europe, Canada, Saudis and US. It’s time to talk peace, remove sanctions and revive world economies. The West continual meddling to replace Leaders they don’t like has created a never ending war on terror. When a leader has a 90% approval by it’s people he is representing his country to the wishes of it’s citizens unlike Western leaders with 30 to 40% rating who gang together (G7,G8 ) to try and destroy the Russian leadership that has it’s citizens supporting him will fail and cause all out WW3.

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  8. PeterW says:

    Putin is no fool, further he has exceptional Power, only a fool would sell him short.

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  9. ABUTOM says:

    Now that Obama bailed out Iran their oil will be coming to more markets! In ’98 oil was ten dollars a barrel!

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  10. Darryl says:

    Both the US and Russia will have a hard time in the mid-term future. Oil prices are not going up for a long time, and with Russia’s new protectionist mentality will have a hard time. There has not been enough investment in production other than the energy sector to support the lack of Russian exports.

    U.S. is debt saturated and is looking at either a deflationary crunch or a hyper inflationary currency crises along with EU and Japan. Both countries will have to roll back their military expansion.

    The next 10 years will probably look much different than anybody is currently predicting.

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  11. Huh? says:

    Running down the Russian Reserve Fund? OK, I’ve stopped laughing now. Martin Hutchinson actually believes that Russia is running out of money? Wake-up alert: Russia now floats the ruble. Do you understand the implications, son?

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  12. mr.minister says:

    No, you are not right. Putin will be re-elected in 2018 and 2024, and he will be President until 2030.

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