but we are actually all winds
ever more than before
even ever more than before 
gaining 
speeding 
booming
towards future 
speeding
and redeeming laughters
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“If you want to free a society, just give them internet access. Because people, the young guys, you know, are all going to go out and see biased media, see the truth about other nations and their own nation and they’re going to be able to contribute and collaborate together.”

Now checkin’ on putin

March 05, 2014, 8:05am   0 notes
▸ Fears of police clashes grow as Russian protesters plan march - Tom Parfitt, Telegraph

Fears were growing of clashes between police and demonstrators over today’s presidential election in Russia, after calls to escalate protests against the government of Vladimir Putin.

Tonight (March 5th) - protest in Moscow is planned to take place. 



Mar 05, 2012, 6:32am  1 note      

▸ [Syria: Putin "Russia has no special relationship with Syria", political solution is necessary] RIA Novosti

“We don’t have a special relationship with Syria. We only have interests in seeing the conflict being resolved,” Putin said. “It is up to the Syrians to decide who should run their country,” Putin said.

Putin had an interview with the editors-in-chief of six foreign newspapers on Friday, including The Times, France’s Le Monde, Italy’s La Repubblica, Germany’s Handelsblatt, Canada’s The Globe and Mail and Japan’s Asahi Shimbun newspaper in his Novo-Ogaryovo residence near Moscow.

“In order to solve this problem, you can not stand on one side of an armed conflict or on the side of one of the warring parties, sorry for the tautology. We need to look at the interests of both, get them to sit down, get them to cease fire,” Putin said.

March 2 2012. Interpretation of this Putin’s statement will vary. Could be ‘mere words’, or there might be something also  indicating real changes in Russia’s support & (military) aid to the regime. 



Mar 02, 2012, 2:07am  0 notes      


Demonstrators protest against Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in Kafranbel near Idlib February 23, 2012. The placard reads, “Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin says to Syria’s Assad, My cuddly murderer of his people”. Reuters

Wondering what those two finger sign means in Syrian culture. Peace or Victory or - 

Demonstrators protest against Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in Kafranbel near Idlib February 23, 2012. The placard reads, “Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin says to Syria’s Assad, My cuddly murderer of his people”. Reuters

Wondering what those two finger sign means in Syrian culture. Peace or Victory or - 

▸ Putin Says Iran Developing Nuclear Capability Would Risk Global Stability - Bloomberg

The progress made by Iran’s nuclear program is “more alarming for Russia than for many other countries,” Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said in comments published Feb. 15 on the ministry’s website.

Even so, Russia sees no evidence that the Persian Gulf state is developing nuclear-weapons capability, Ryabkov said. It won’t back sanctions that seek regime change in Iran and favors a negotiated settlement, he added.

So nuclear Iran is undesirable, but ‘we don’t see any evidence Iran is developing nuclear weapon’, so we also oppose sanctions.

And Russia’s heavy involvement in Iran’s nuclear programs (Basically Iranian regime has been purchasing almost everything from Russia for its nuclear programs…)

Oh well



Feb 24, 2012, 6:03pm  0 notes      

 
 
“The missile defense negotiations will go nowhere, regardless of whether Putin is back as President. That’s because of the deep-seated convictions of the Russians that America still seeks “a global missile defense,” which can only be directed against Russia. At least one of the Republican candidates speaks of this “global missile defense” (Romney) and Rep. Rogers of Michigan speaks of American “counterforce capabilities” in U.S. offensive nuclear systems — which is code-speak for a first-nuclear-disarming strike, with the global missile defense to mop up any leftovers. Until these impressions are dispelled, which American politics prohibit, the Russians, whether Putin or not, remain threatened.”

Hank Gaffney (from comment section) The Implications of Putin’s Return to Presidency - Up Front Blog - Brookings Institution

  • Putin’s return (or not) 
  • Missile defense system’s future (under Obama and after 2012 etc) 
  • those reduction treaties (START etc) 
  • Missile technology transfer/proliferation and sales issue 

Also kind of media blackout … ? (But why?) 

January 07, 2012, 11:31am  15 notes

redsuspenders:

Putin talks to leader of Nochniye Volki (the Night Wolves) biker group, Alexander Zaldostanov — also known as Khirurg (the Surgeon) — at a bikers’ festival in the Black Sea port of Novorossiysk, Russia

redsuspenders:

Putin talks to leader of Nochniye Volki (the Night Wolves) biker group, Alexander Zaldostanov — also known as Khirurg (the Surgeon) — at a bikers’ festival in the Black Sea port of Novorossiysk, Russia