Vladimir Putin: The Soviet Union and KGB ideology have outlived their usefulness

Putin: "It became clear that the system [Communism] was not efficient and the system was at a dead end. The economy was not growing. The political system was stagnating. It was frozen and was not capable of any development. The monopoly of one political force, of one party, is pernicious to the country."

Neocon propaganda.

…by Jonas E. Alexis

 

Pick up any Zionist newspaper in much of the Western world and you will quickly see that they are very good at perpetuating a categorical lie about Vladimir Putin. Just skim through some of those newspapers, and they will tell you without an iota of evidence that Putin is trying to reestablish the old Soviet Union.[1]

If Putin is not working to rebuilt the Soviet Union, says the Neocon establishment, then he is just killing journalists and critics. Noah Rothman of the Neocon flagship said: “Putin presides over a regime in which journalists and opposition figures have a habit of dying violent deaths.”[2] According to Max Boot—yes, Max Boot!—Putin is a “war criminal.”[3] In 2014, the BBC told us that Putin was “rebuilding” “Soviet Russia.”[4] It was reported then:

“[Putin] has seized every opportunity history has offered him, from the attacks of 11 September 2001 to the Ukrainian Revolution of 2013, in his bid to secure his aims. He has been tactically astute and ruthlessly opportunistic. At home and abroad, he wants Russia to regain the prestige it held when he was growing up.”[5]

The BBC really was on the wrong side of history when it declared:

“At home, he [Putin] crushed the most powerful of the oligarchs, first those who controlled media assets, thus taming the lively television scene, and then in 2003 police arrested Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the richest man in the country. His oil company was dismembered and bought by a state oil company. He was jailed in a process so egregiously predetermined that Amnesty International declared him to be a prisoner of conscience.”[6]

Surely Putin did crush Mikhail Khodorkovsky. But why? Why didn’t the BBC tell us that Khodorkovsky was using his oligarchic power to suppress the average Russian and evade the law? Why didn’t they tell us that Khodorkovsky got “convicted for tax evasion, money-laundering, and embezzlement”?

Even the Guardian acknowledged in 2013 that Khodorkovsky’s “oil business expanded aggressively, sometimes by barging Western companies out of the way in a style that would have been unacceptable outside of Russia.”[7] As journalist Nick Clark showed in 2014:

“Rebuilding the economy and improving living standards for ordinary Russians inevitably meant action being taken against certain oligarchs who had made vast fortunes in the Yeltsin years. These oligarchs, such as Boris Berezovksy and Mikhail Khodorkovsky had some powerful supporters, in the West…influential neocons in Washington who had links to Russian oligarchs, used the arrest of Khodorkovsky for fraud and tax evasion to push for a hardening of US policy towards Moscow.”[8]

In any event, the Zionist media and the Neocon war machine couldn’t stop perpetuating that Putin’s mission was to restore the Soviet Union. The Time, taking its cue from Ukraine, told us in the same year that Putin “wants to rebuild Soviet Union.”[9] The Guardian declared in the same year that “Putin wants to destroy Ukraine and restore Soviet Union.”[10]

But what are the facts? Oliver Stone put those issues to Putin during his 4-hour interview.

Oliver Stone: There was a coup d’etat in 1991 in August, and you resigned on the second day of the coup. The coup being from the Communist Party.

Vladimir Putin: Yes, there was an attempt at a coup d’etat. And back in those days—I don’t remember if it was the second day or the third day—indeed I resigned.

Oliver Stone: Why did you resign? I mean that is your career.

Vladimir Putin: The coup d’etat was attempted with the use of force. And I could no longer be an officer of the KGB while remaining a close adviser to the democratically elected mayor of St. Petersburg. And that’s why I resigned.

Oliver Stone: But in your mind, did you still believe in communism? Did you still believe in the system?

Vladimir Putin: No, certainly not. But at the beginning I believed it and the idea is a good one and I believed in it. And I wanted to implement it.

Oliver Stone: When did you change?

Vladimir Putin: You know, regrettably, my views are not changed when I’m exposed to new ideas, but only when I’m exposed to new circumstances. It became clear that the system was not efficient and the system was at a dead end. The economy was not growing. The political system was stagnating. It was frozen and was not capable of any development. The monopoly of one political force, of one party, is pernicious to the country.[11]

Putin moved on to add: “I often hear criticism address to me. They say that I regret the collapse of the Soviet Union. To start with, the most important thing is that after the disintegration of the Soviet Union, 25 million Russians—in a blink of an eye—found themselves abroad. In another country. That’s one of the greatest catastrophes of the 20th century.”[12]

In other words, Putin is not propounding the idea that the ideology of the Soviet Union was great. In fact, he said elsewhere that the Soviet government was “80-85 percent Jewish,” and they were “were guided by false ideological considerations…”[13] But if 25 million Russian civilians were moved from their homes, that was indeed a catastrophe.

So, the claim that Putin is trying to rebuild the Soviet Union is categorically false. Even the so-called “Ukraine crisis,” as John J. Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago shows, is largely “the West’s fault.”[14] Putin has been challenging the Neoconservative ideology and the New World Order, which seek to destroy the political order.[15] This was one reason why Putin has been able to obliterate New World Order agents on the Syria crisis.

The New World Order aspired to victimize Syria and its people, but Putin said that enough is enough. It must be said in passing that the plan to destabilize Syria didn’t start in 2011. The plan to promote “sectarian conflict in Syria” was thoroughly mapped out by the US government under George W. Bush.

“A December 13, 2006 cable, ‘Influencing the SARG [Syrian government] in the End of 2006,’ indicates that, as far back as 2006—five years before ‘Arab Spring’ protests in Syria—destabilizing the Syrian government was a central motivation of US policy. The author of the cable was William Reobuck, at the time charge d’affaires at the US embassy in Damascus. The cable outlines strategies for destabilizing the Syrian government….

[One of the cables] suggests that the US goal in December 2006 was to undermine the Syrian government by any available means, and that what mattered was whether US action would help destabilize the government, not what other impacts the action might have. In public the US was in favor of economic reform, but in private the US saw conflict between economic reform and ‘entrenched, corrupt forces’ as an ‘opportunity.”’

“In public, the US was opposed to ‘Islamist extremists’ everywhere; but in private it saw the ‘potential threat to the regime from the increasing presence of transiting Islamist extremists’ as an ‘opportunity’ that the US should take action to try to increase. Roebuck lists Syria’s relationship with Iran as a ‘vulnerability; that the US should try to ‘exploit.’

“Roebuck thus argued that the US should try to destabilize the Syrian government by coordinating more closely with Egypt and Saudi Arabia to fan sectarian tensions between Sunni and Shia, including by the promotion of ‘exaggerated’ fears of Shia proselytizing of Sunnis, and of concern about ‘the spread of Iranian influence’ in Syria in the form of mosque construction and business activity.”[16]

The United States and Israel have been doing exactly that over the past six years or so.


[1] See for example Anthony Giddens, “The Big Questions: Is Vladimir Putin rebuilding the Soviet Union? How will the populist parties fare in the European elections?,” Independent, March 7, 2017. Some Neocons were even asking for regime change in Russia. Robert Parry, “Key Neocon Calls on US to Oust Putin,” ConsortiumNews.com, October 13, 2016.

[2] Noah Rothman, “On Russia: Trump vs. Trump,” Commentary, July 6, 2017.

[3] Max Boot, “Vladimir Putin, War Criminal,” Commentary, September 28, 2016.

[4] “Vladimir Putin: The rebuilding of ‘Soviet’ Russia,” BBC, March 28, 2014.

[5] Ibid.

[6] Ibid.

[7] Terry Macalister, “Mikhail Khodorkovsky: how the Yukos tycoon became Russia’s richest man,” Guardian, December 20, 2013.

[8] Nick Clark, “Putin demonized for thwarting neocon plan for global domination,” Russia Today, November 8, 2014.

[9] Sam Frizell, “Ukraine PM: Putin Wants To Rebuild Soviet Union,” Time, April 19, 2014.

[10] “Putin wants to destroy Ukraine and restore Soviet Union, says Yatseniuk,” Guardian, September 13, 2014.

[11] The Putin Interviews (New York: Hot Books, 2017), kindle edition.

[12] Ibid.

[13] “Putin: First Soviet government was mostly Jewish,” Jerusalem Post, June 20, 2013.

[14] John J. Mearsheimer, “Why the Ukraine Crisis Is the West’s Fault,” Foreign Affairs, September/October 2014.

[15] Nick Clark, “Putin demonized for thwarting neocon plan for global domination,” Russia Today, November 8, 2014.

[16] The WikiLeaks Files: The World According to US Empire (New York: Verso, 2015), kindle edition.

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One Response to "Vladimir Putin: The Soviet Union and KGB ideology have outlived their usefulness"

  1. DJ C  July 12, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    Outlived usefulness? The same could be said for the Liberals and their collectivist ideologies.

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