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This is Why Putin is the Most Unpredictable Politician in the World

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… from Sputnik,  Moscow

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Vladimir Solovyov

[ Editor’s Note: The dust has begun to settle on the consensus of the Russian pull back, but it took Russian television journalist Vladimir Solovyov who interviewed Putin back on October 10th and asked how long the operation would last, and he got the straight answer below.

Turkey continues to feed combatants and supplies to those still fighting the Syrian Army while it rounds up 1700 refugees on the Adriatic coast, showing that it could have been doing so all along if it wanted to.

While the EU shakedown looks like a done deal at this point the bombing attacks by the unhappy Kurds on Erdogan are showing they can strike at will, especially suicide bombers. I fear a long bloody war.

I fear he will use the slaughter of the Kurds and his own people to strangle his opposition and remain in tight power, because if he were to lose it, there would be the kind of investigations that would drive him into exile in Saudi ArabiaJim W. Dean ]

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– First published  …  March 16,  2016

Two days have passed since President Vladimir Putin’s surprise announcement that Russia would begin withdrawing the main part of its military forces from Syria. Volumes of analyses have already been written on the subject, but there’s one important thing most of them seem to miss.

On Monday, Putin announced that the Russian air operation in Syria had largely achieved its objectives, and that Russia would begin a withdrawal of its main forces from the country.

Lavrov continues his kid glove diplomacy

Lavrov continues his kid glove diplomacy

“With the participation of the Russian military…the Syrian military and patriotic Syrian forces have been able to achieve a fundamental turnaround in the fight against international terrorism, and have taken the initiative in nearly all areas to create the conditions for the start of a peace process,” Putin said, in a working meeting with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.

“I hope that today’s decision will be a good signal for all conflicting sides. I hope that this will significantly raise the level of trust between all participants in the Syrian peace process and promote resolving the Syrian issue via peaceful means,” the president added.

Since then, volumes of analysis have been written, both in Russian and foreign media, on what the move really means.

For his part, Russian television journalist Vladimir Solovyov suggested that what many analysts have missed, and what they should go back and review, is the promise Putin made at the very beginning of Russia’s air campaign.

In an interview with Solovyov recorded October 10, Putin, asked how long the operation would last, offered an answer which some will find eerily prescient today.

The success of the Syrian army offensive, Putin said,

…”depends above all on the Syrian army itself and on the Syrian authorities. We cannot commit ourselves to more than is reasonable and have never done so. I said from the start that the active phase of our operations on Syrian soil will be limited in time to the Syrian army’s offensive. Coming back to your earlier question, our task is to stabilize the legitimate government and establish conditions that will make it possible to look for political compromise.”

With a Moscow-Washington brokered ceasefire in place, Syria’s government stabilized and Daesh and Nusra Front terrorists on the run, it becomes instantly clear what the president meant when he said that Russia’s objectives have been “generally fulfilled.”

In other words, Solovyov wryly noted, “it’s not by accident that Putin is called the most unpredictable politician in the world, because he constantly does what he says he is going to do.”

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14 Responses to "This is Why Putin is the Most Unpredictable Politician in the World"

  1. paul becke  March 22, 2016 at 2:01 am

    Why, the dirty, low-down dawg ! Lower ‘n a snake’s belly ! What sort of as stunt is that to pull on Western diplomats long brought up in a culture in which lying for their country is obligatory, in very principle ? At least, wherever it seems practicable. Surely, it’s matter of honour….?

  2. drbhelthi  March 20, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    The tribe´s plan, 7 countries in 5 years, has again been hindered. What will be its next move? And, whom will it choose to scapegoat? Will the thousands of mercenaries continue to receive their salaries from NDAA black budgets and Saudi oil dollar$ via Swiss bank accounts ? Their activity seems to be switching to Iraq and Afghanistan behind the US flag. Again.
    When I consider what might happen should an offensive against Syria be initiated, deceitfully, thoughts of huge explosions come to mind.

  3. Elliott  March 20, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    Thank you! The mansion if cards truly begins to fall. Were it only speedier – but am grateful none the less, to be witness to all of this..

  4. Jim W. Dean, Managing Editor  March 20, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    Ah yes, a satirical twist on how predictabl politicians usually are for not fulfiling their election promises.

  5. Dr. Abu-Bakr Susta  March 20, 2016 at 2:40 am

    WHY PUTIN & RUSSIA DECLARED VICTORY: ERDOGAN IS TOAST

    Putin’s announcement of military success & partial Russian withdrawal is contemporaneous with Kerry’s declaration of Daesh/ISIS as a terrorist organization engaging in “genocide.”

    With an ISIS genocide declaration in place, Erdogan can no longer get a wink & a nod from world leaders and fellow Turk leaders (military & civilian) about his funding, weapons, support & recruits for ISIS.

    Erdogan lost support from his boss: Obama & U.S. Obama, Kerry, U.S. military, Dummy-Crooks, Republi-Thugs, Bush/NeoCons & Clinton NeoLibs are all now anti-ISIS. This means that Erdogan can no longer semi-openly support ISIS or even formerly U.S.-backed moderate head choppers.

    Putin declared victory and announced a partial withdrawal because, very soon, Erdogan Is Toast.

  6. Psychopath  March 19, 2016 at 11:38 pm

    Always the sign of a great leader – knowing when to quit.
    Not something you’ll see from the Tribe with their Grandiose, Narcissistic, God Complex.

  7. Wulver  March 19, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    “I looked and looked but I didn’t see God.

    [Speaking about, in 1961, becoming the first human to enter space.]”
    ― Yuri Gagarin… Russians are pragmatic, thank you god for that. What would we do without them? Putin’s choice for FM (Lavrov) makes him a 21st century hero to me. It shows me that the Russians are sensible.

    • Worker Bee  March 20, 2016 at 7:10 pm

      I would take any public statements made during the Soviet era with more than a few grains of salt.

  8. ProtectUSA1st  March 19, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    Mr. JD __
    President Putin is Unpredictable, so the “Brain Dead Leaders won’t spoil it
     Putin is “The Ghost Buster of World Leaders with Brain Dead Syndrome”
     Putin is a “Peace Loving/ Wise/Caring & Smartest of ALL World Leaders”
     The Brain Dead Leaders will NOT appreciation him, since they are
    JEALOUS of his Brain, but Before They Try To Solve A Problem.
    WHO SHOULD THEY CALL __ “The Ghost Buster”

  9. Altimometer  March 19, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    A profound last sentence.

  10. 3katie3  March 19, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    Jim is right. it’s all about Turkey. Putin is standing back to let Turkey explode all on its on. so Russia cannot be blamed, and cannot be drawn.

    and now, anyway, Assad is safe to repair much of his battered nation.

  11. Beydety  March 19, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    Indeed Mr Dean…

  12. treefrog  March 19, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    Super little vignette of an article.

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