Putin needs Assad in power - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Jake
    • 21.04.05 | 00:49 (IDT)

    Putin benefits from propping up dictators in the Middle East in that it steers world attention away from his own dictatorial method of government. The other benefit (this one a more obvious one) that he reaps from maintaining dictators and the violence they propogate is through the income he gets from arms sales to these violent dictators. Violence demands more arms than peace does. Therefore, it is in Putin's interest to support violent regimes.

    from the article: Sharon: Russian missiles being sold to Syria do threaten Israel
    First published 00:00 20.04.05 | Last updated 00:00 20.04.05
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