It truly is sad, when little old me, an everyday kind of guy, with a Blog, know more about World Affairs than the President of the United States, and his Advisers. It makes the World a FAR scarier place than ever.
I have been talking about Russia for years. I have told you that Putin was not going anywhere. He has been in charge the whole time. He has been working on returning all the Lands lost and working on creating a NEW USSR.Back in January and February of 2008, I was talking to you about Putin wants to start a NEW Cold War with us. I just posted OPNTalk - Russia Up To Dirty Tricks Again.
Check out the archives and you will see all the things I have been warning you about is coming to pass. Medvedev was just a figurehead. A Puppet. Now, Medvedev will be taking Putin's place as Prime Minister and Vladimir will once again become President. According to the AP- Putin to run for Russian presidency in 2012 By JIM HEINTZ
MOSCOW (AP) -- Vladimir Putin's decision to reclaim the presidency next year sets up the possibility that he could rule Russia until 2024 and foreshadows a continuation of the strongman rule that many in the West have called a retreat from democracy.He WANTS the old days of Mother Russia BACK.
Although Putin departed the Kremlin in 2008 due to term limits and moved about two kilometers (1.5 miles) down the road to the prime minister's office, in a sense he never left at all. He cannily used Russia's state-controlled national TV channels to remain the country's pre-eminent political figure, with appearances portraying himself as a bold adventurer in Russia's wilderness, a vigorous advocate of the country's global importance and, occasionally, as a bit of a rogue consorting with scruffy motorcyclists.Kind of the way the rest of the World sees OUR President, the inexperienced man-boy President, Barack Obama. They do not fear him. They do not trust him to make wise decisions. They feel now is the time to make their moves. Now according to The Financial Times - Putin to return as Russian president By Charles Clover and Catherine Belton in Moscow September 24, 2011 6:20 pm
His hand-picked successor as president, Dmitry Medvedev, appeared as little more than a tame youngster in comparison - enthusing about Twitter and issuing earnest statements about the need for reforms, but achieving few tangible results.
"He didn't do anything important, and I'm pretty sure they didn't let him do anything," said Vyachelsav Mazurkov, who was spending a cool fall afternoon in a Moscow park soon after the congress of Russia's dominant political party approved Putin's candidacy. Although Medvedev had shown flashes of independence, particularly in denouncing the corruption that flourished during Putin's presidency, he was seen by many as simply a placeholder while Putin bided his time until he could legally return.
Russia’s prime minister Vladimir Putin will return to his post as president next year after he and president Dmitry Medvedev announced they were switching jobs.Now many are saying what I have told you from the beginning.
The announcement was made on Saturday at the annual conference of United Russia, the hegemonic party that controls two-thirds of Russia’s parliament. It put to rest intrigue over Mr Putin’s next move.
The announcement confirms the long-held impression that Mr Medvedev was only ever a place holder for Mr Putin, who was constitutionally prohibited from a third term after serving as president from 2000-2008.Also according to the AFP - Medvedev backs Putin for president in 2012
Mr Putin is now likely to win two consecutive 6 year terms, giving him a total of a quarter century in power from the time he took over the Kremlin in 2000. He remains Russia’s strongest political figure despite stepping aside for four years.
Mr Putin started proceedings, telling delegates that Mr Medvedev would succeed him in heading the United Russia party’s election list in December 4 parliamentary elections. Later, he suggested Mr Medvedev’s candidacy for prime minister, which Mr Medvedev accepted.
AFP - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Saturday announced he will step aside in 2012 polls and backed Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to return to the Kremlin for a new stint that could last until 2024.Couple this with Little Hitler's rise in power and continued Nuclear Quest in Iran, North Korea, The rise of the Muslim Brotherhood, and lets not forget China, we have a President who's only answer to the Economy, Energy, Jobs, Housing, all our problems here at home? One answer. Raise Taxes. Continue his Liberal Agendas. Does he ever look out his window? We need someone who does. When they do, we need someone , who understands what they see.
Ending months of uncertainty over which of the men would run, Putin swiftly accepted Medvedev's proposal to run for president in carefully-choreographed speeches at the ruling party annual congress that dismayed liberals.
In an apparent consolation prize for the man who will go down in history as post-Soviet Russia's only one term president, Putin said Medvedev should become his prime minister in 2012 and head the party list in upcoming legislative polls.
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