barvikha, Russia Jan 6, 2013 7:09:33 GMT -5
Post by delstead on Jan 6, 2013 7:09:33 GMT -5
Really pleased Dr pieczenik delivered this podcast,it was a fascinating insight which benefits greatly when we can listen to the broadcast, I couldn't help but smile when the doc told us of general Noriega actually being "imprisoned in a château" clearly something he knows as fact, but his delivery lightened my mood somewhat, I have to say that I think this is totally correct that these luxury exile's exist and yes vladamir Putin is a very shrewd and "canny"operator who displays a formidable air of no nonsense,like him or loathe him the fact remains he is a very effective statesman, which sadly I can't say about any of my recent prime ministers and any recent presidents of America also! I think it obviouswhen making any type of profile or comparison putin looks and acts head and shoulders above a Cameron, Blair or Obama, etc etc, as games of world affairs go Putin seems to have it sewn up! I think he understands like Dr pieczenik has stated the futility of the middle east situation he certainly knows about Afghanistan! But he will for a price provide the west with logistics and helicopters!! That's brilliant acumen,watch the west fight non existent wars and reap financial benefit and strengthen your hand in the process! Total genius strategy surely? And also round up all the deposed leaders and put them in one (albeit) luxury basket!!!( you never know what's in the future I.e. return of the ayatollah to Iran) yes there is a great deal to admire about Putin and one should always play fairly when one has the winning cards!!!