Nedan ĂĄterges en nordamerikansk analys om varfĂ¶r VĂ¤st – d v s dess politiker – hatar Rysslands president Vladimir Putin.
Kanke rĂ¤cker det med att den ryska allmĂ¤nhetens fĂ¶rtroende fĂ¶r killen ligger pĂĄ runt 80% och att Vladimir, inte ens pĂĄ sitt presidentskaps mĂ¶rkaste dag, Ă¤ndĂĄ aldrig hamnade under 61%.
Motsvarande siffror fĂ¶r rikspolitiker i Sverige Ă¤r sĂĄ lĂĄga att det i vilket annat sammanhang som helst (utom den f d utbildningsministern Jan BjĂ¶rklunds skola) hade varit underkĂ¤nt…
Ten Good Reasons to Hate Putin
Or, rather, why our â€śleadersâ€ť hate him
Russians love him. The Levada polling organisation (not especially friendly to Putin) has been polling about him for 15 years. His lowest rating â€“ lowest rating â€“ (did I say lowest?) was 61% in June 2000, these days itâ€™s in the 80s. (Question 1, Long Trend). Most Western politicians would sell their mothers into slavery to get up to 61%.
But, asks the puzzled NYT reader, why would Russians like him? Results, thatâ€™s why; check out the illustration. Youâ€™d like it too, if you had a leadership team half as effective.
Heâ€™s popular outside too. Despite widespread belief in the servile Western media that Putin is â€śisolatedâ€ť, a lot of countries are happy to invite him to visit. The photo that says it all is here.
Who’s the Guest of Honour?
Heâ€™s macho. When he takes his photographer along in his â€śprivateâ€ť moments, itâ€™s to show him wrestling tigers, petting leopards, landing large fish, wearing tough guy headgear, hurling people around the judo mat. What do our leaders do in their photographed â€śprivateâ€ť moments? Golf.
Even the false rumours about him are macho. Affairs with beautiful young women, not pedophilia or secret homosexuality.
Heâ€™s got a real army. With air defences, fighter planes, modern tanks, tough special forces. So a fun little air campaign wonâ€™t be possible. Besides, Russia hasnâ€™t lost many wars, has it? And they never give up; just ask the Mongols.
Nukes. Russia has them; they work: Bulava, Topol and Sineva. Meanwhile, in the USA not so much.
Heâ€™s Russian. And Russians are all horrible. Except for Pussy Riot.
Heâ€™s smarter than our team. Wellâ€¦ doesnâ€™t he prove this every day?
You canâ€™t bully him. Ditto.
Heâ€™s not going anywhere. Heâ€™s staying right there in Russia. And that, for the geographically challenged, is a great big country not very far from anywhere.
And one bonus reason. He knows gold is a better investment than US Treasuries.
And just one more. Russian babes say they like him. Imagine the campaign â€śBabes for (insert the name of your wearisome leader)â€ť. Didnâ€™t think you could imagine it without feeling a bit nauseous. Well, OK, there was Obamagirl. But that was fake.
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