Russia’s Putin slams West for hypocrisy related to Crimea and states a bear does not give up what it has

Russian Brown Bear


Russia’s President Vladimir Putin had some words for the West:

Putin Slams West for Refusing to Accept Legitimacy of Crimea’s Reunification With Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin has commented on the West’s position on Crimea’s reunification by likening it to the Latin proverb, “What is permissible for Jove is not permissible for an ox.”

Putin pointed out that Western countries consider Kosovo’s declaration of independence legitimate, while refusing to accept Crimea’s right to self-determination, granted to any nation by the UN charter. The decision to hold a referendum in Crimea was made by a legitimate representative body of power, the Crimean parliament, following a coup in Ukraine, the Russian president reiterated.

Crimea’s reunification with Russia is in accordance with international law whatever some might say. In that respect, the Russian president recalled the saying “Quod licet Jovi (Iovi) non licet bovi”, stressing that “we cannot agree with such definitions”.

“Maybe it is not permissible for an ox, but I have to say a bear will not ask anyone for permission,” Putin said in response to a question during the 11th meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club in Sochi. The president added that a bear is considered “the master of taiga” and does not intend to give it away.

Vladimir Putin also stated that Western countries had decided Russia is no longer a force to reckon with after the collapse of the Soviet Union, emphasizing that the West had“started doing anything they wanted with no regard to any rules.”

The West pretty much understands that Russia is not giving Crimea away.  As far as the West’s hypocrisy goes, let me simply state that hypocrisy is not limited to politicians in the West.

While the West has tended to use a ‘bear’ as a symbol of Russia, this is not something that I have heard recent Russian rulers doing.  Vladimir Putin apparently chose this analogy purposely to give a message to the West as well as those in Russia and Ukraine.

Notice also the following:

LONDON, October 25. /TASS/. The speech of Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Valdai Club in Sochi on Friday was one of the most important foreign policy statements since he surprised the West in Munich in 2007, the Financial Times has reported.

Russian president Vladimir Putin on Friday accused the US of undermining the post-Cold War world order, warning that without efforts to establish a new system of global governance the world could collapse into anarchy and chaos.

In one of his most anti-US speeches in 15 years as Russia’s most powerful politician, Mr Putin insisted allegations that its annexation of Crimea showed that it was trying to rebuild the Soviet empire were “groundless”. Russia had no intention of encroaching on the sovereignty of its neighbours, he insisted. …

Instead, the Russian leader blamed the US for triggering both Crimea’s breakaway from Ukraine and thousands of deaths in the war in the east of the country, by backing what Mr Putin called an armed coup against former president Viktor Yanukovich in February.

“We didn’t start this,” Mr Putin said. Citing a string of US-led military interventions from Kosovo to Libya, he insisted the US had declared itself victor when the Cold War ended and “decided to … reshape the world to suit their own needs and interests”.

“This is the way the nouveaux riches behave when they suddenly end up with a great fortune – in this case, in the shape of world leadership and domination. Instead of managing their wealth wisely … I think they have committed many follies,” he told a conference of foreign academics and journalists at an Olympic ski venue near Sochi.

Putin’s address at the Valdai Discussion Club, which unites leading world political analysts and experts, is one of his anti-US speeches in 15 years as Russia’s most powerful politician, Buckley wrote.

At the same time, Putin signaled that he believes that “the US and Russia should draw a line under recent events and sit down with other big economies to redesign the system of global governance along “multipolar” lines.”

Many are concerned about Russia.

Vladimir Putin probably feels that he has nothing to lose from his rhetoric at this time as the West will still talk with him on various topics of Western interests.

As far as “multipolar” lines goes, for decades there were mainly bipolar lines: the USA and its allies one one side with the Soviet Union and its allies on the other.

What Vladimir Putin wants is governance over all the territories of the old Soviet Union, including Ukraine.  That is part of why he pushed for and has agreed to a new Eurasian Union. This is one aspect of his “multipolar” objective.

Yet, that is not all he wants. He has worked with China, India, Brazil, and South Africa to form an organization that is an alternative to the Western dominated International Monetary Fund (see BRICS take another step to reduce USA dollar dominance).  He also wants to have broader military ties with China, India, and others.

He also would like to drive more of a wedge between the European Union and the USA.

He wants the USA dollar dumped as the world’s reserve currency.

His goal is to establish a Russian-led empire in a world no longer dominated by the USA.

Yet, while Russia will not be the dominant force in the world for the next several years, the time will come when the USA will not be.  And while that will not all be the direct result of Vladimir Putin’s plans, it will be the end result of what he, leaders in Europe, leaders in the USA, and leaders elsewhere are doing.

As far as Ukraine goes, there is an election being held there:

This weekend most of Ukraine will take part in a parliamentary election. There will be no voting, though, in those areas of the east controlled by pro-Russia rebels.

The war is having a direct impact on Ukraine’s election. Many of the parties have included military figures on their party lists, hoping to benefit from a wave of patriotism. Among the candidates are leaders of some of the Ukrainian volunteer battalions.

Yevgen Shevchenko, from the Donbas Battalion, tells me he is standing for parliament to prevent politicians in Kiev betraying soldiers on the front line.

“We’re fighting on two fronts,” he says.

“One front is the rebels, the Russians, the mercenaries and local Ukrainians, zombified by propaganda. The second front, sadly, is in Kiev.

Russian leaders feel that Ukraine has been deceived by the West and will some day embrace Russia:

The last few months have witnessed a coup d’état in Ukraine, military operations by the Ukrainian authorities against the people of Donetsk and Lugansk oblasts and rabidly anti-Russian policies on the part of Kiev. Was it possible to predict this turn of events just a year ago?

Nikolai Patrushev: Our experts warned that a worsening of the situation in Ukraine was likely under conditions of political and economic instability, particularly in the case of outside influence. But I have to admit that the possibility of a sudden seizure of power in Kiev, relying on armed units of self-proclaimed Nazis, hadn’t then been considered. It’s worth remembering that until that coup, Moscow fulfilled all its obligations to Kiev in full.

Without the material and financial help that we constantly supplied, Ukraine wouldn’t have been able to deal with its economic problems, which had become chronic. To help our neighbour, we marshalled material and financial resources worth tens of millions of dollars. For many people in Ukraine, this help came to seem so routine that they simply forgot how important it was for the survival of the country.

But if you’re talking about longer-term predictions, the Ukraine crisis was a totally predictable outcome of the actions of the US and its closest allies.

A whole generation of Ukrainians [have been] brought up to hate Russia and believe in the mythology of ‘European values’

For the last quarter of a century, these actions were designed to wrest Ukraine and other former Soviet republics away from Russia and to redesign the post-Soviet space in America’s interests. The US created the conditions and pretexts for the coloured revolutions and financed them lavishly. …

Ukraine simply cannot prosper without Russia, whether it likes it or not … The complete severing of these ties would be a painful blow for Russia but it would be a catastrophe for Ukraine

I think that when Ukrainians do come to their senses, it will be difficult and painful. We can only hope that this happens quite fast. Rapid disillusionment is possible for a whole range of reasons. I want to mention one more factor that is crucial. However events develop from here, the importance that Russia and Ukraine represent for one another will endure. Ukraine simply cannot prosper without Russia, whether it likes it or not.

Vladimir Putin probably agrees with much of Nikolai Patrusky’s assessment.  Most of those in Ukraine do not.  If Europe can pump enough money into Ukraine, the Ukrainians will keep their current leanings towards Europe for a time.

The situation in Ukraine is still not good.

Some items of possibly related interest may include:

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The Eurasian Union, the Kings of the East, and Bible Prophecy Is there a Eurasian union that will be formed? Is one being formed right now? Are any leaders working on that in the 21st century? Does the Bible teach that there will be a Eurasian union? If some type of Eurasian union is formed, who might it benefit and who will it destroy? A related video would be Is The Eurasian Union Rising?
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Prophecies of Barack Obama? Reasons why Barack Obama is apocalyptic and reasons why Barack Obama is not the Antichrist. This article includes many biblical and non-biblical prophecies, from around the world, that seem to discuss Barack Obama. Did Nostradamus predict Barack Obama dealing with the Antichrist?  Might Barack Obama set the stage for the kings of the North and South as at least one Shiite prophecy suggests?  Read it and decide for yourself if President Obama seems to be fulfilling various prophecies. Watch also the YouTube Barack Obama and the State of the Apocalypse.

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