Boondoggle

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Putin say whaaa?

putinSpeaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Russian President Prime Minister Vladimir Putin demonstrates his lack of a sense of irony.

Multilateral political mechanisms have proved as ineffective as global financial and economic regulators. We know that provoking military and political instability, regional and other conflicts is a helpful means of distracting the public from growing social and economic problems. Such attempts cannot be ruled out, unfortunately. To prevent this scenario, we need to improve the system of international relations, making it more effective, safe and stable.

Funny…I can think of a few commentators who might apply Mr. Putin’s diagnosis quite easily to a certain country that has encouraged separatist movements, invaded a neighboring country, and manipulated the price its gas exports…As he so tellingly — but unironically — admits, such attempts to mask internal problems by fomenting instability “cannot be ruled out.”

(image from flickr user World Economic Forum under a Creative Commons license)

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January 30, 2009 - Posted by | Russia

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