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December 23, 2013

What makes Vladimir Putin "succeed at everything he does"?

The fact that the former KGB man now "seems to be succeeding at everything he does"
has nothing to do with conservatism. No, it is wholly a result of the fact that the US now has the probably weakest and most incompetent president ever. With a strong leader in charge in the US, Putin would never have been able assert himself. And the weakness of the other western "leaders", Hollande, Cameron and Merkel above all, is making it even easier for Putin to "succeed." - - The New Nostradamus of the North

Posted by gerardvanderleun at December 23, 2013 5:33 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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What makes Vladimir Putin "succeed at everything he does"? Cajones, physical and mental. Outlawed by mutual agreement in U.S. and european political circles.

Posted by: BillH at December 23, 2013 11:17 AM

I can't see that Putin has done anything at all that concerns the U.S. Among all the bad things, one great thing about a failing U.S. is that the armchair geopolitics crowd is beside itself. It is harder and harder for the U.S. to meddle in every damned thing, and that capability will continue to decline. It is sweet indeed to see John McCain frustrated at every turn.

Posted by: Lorne at December 23, 2013 11:40 AM

A leader is a direct reflection of what/who he represents.

The mutant, supremely intelligent Barry has never confronted conflict or made a fist.

a boy in a man's body, being directed by those who have no respect for him or the U.S.

Posted by: Rocky at December 23, 2013 12:38 PM

I bet Putin respects Phil Robertson more than he does Obama.

Posted by: Beck at December 23, 2013 12:57 PM

He gets by with a little help from his friends. "After the election, I'll be more flex..."

Posted by: Will at December 23, 2013 3:09 PM

I bet the only time Putin bows is before he takes down an opponent in a Judo match.

Posted by: Potsie at December 23, 2013 3:10 PM

Succded at everything my hind end. He's not lucky or clever, he's brutal and ruthless. He murders political opponents, that's not success. Its just tyranny.

And he's not half the tough guy he tries so earnestly and desperately to portray himself as.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at December 23, 2013 4:53 PM

It is the US media that is desperately portraying him that way.

Posted by: ghostsniper at December 23, 2013 7:44 PM

Well, they're doing their part but releasing a constant stream of pictures of himself without a shirt doing manly things and posing in manly places is not by accident.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at December 23, 2013 9:35 PM

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