Putin, the big dog... needs a big enemy - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • allang
    • 21.09.13 | 02:17 (IDT)

    Putin is a cold and calculating chauvinist. His foreign policy presents Russia, as the big dog... which needs a big enemy. Putin PR campaign was built for hostility against the west. A few years ago, Russia was competing for a European path. Today under Putin, they are a bastion for Christian orthodoxy... and 'Russia for Russians' neo-nationalism. One morning Putin wakes up and decides... no S - 300 missile defense system for Syria or Tehran. By night-time, the missiles are cellophane-wrapped and shipped via the Baltic Sea.

    from the article: In the poker game with Obama on Syria, Putin playing the Israel card
    First published 03:44 20.09.13 | Last updated 18:12 19.09.13
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