Thursday, August 7, 2014

Sanctions - State and Personal

In a little retaliatory action, Russia is banning some US and EU products shipped into their country.
Russia’s Rospotrebnadzor consumer rights watchdog is checking American bourbon whiskey, in particular Kentucky Gentleman produced by Barton 1792 Distillery, on quality concerns, its press service reports on Monday.

It said Kentucky Gentleman bourbon had not gone through state registration as to its compliance with regulations of the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, although its label bears the EAC mark for products turnover in the market of the Customs Union member-states.

Rospotrebnadzor also said phthalates had been found in that bourbon whiskey “which may cause functional and later organic changes in the central and peripheral nervous system, endocrine system, as well as oncologic diseases and male and female infertility”.
Russia focusing on products imported that contain poisons and pesticides and GMO's seems to be a good move and perhaps we should also take a look at how we spend our money. There are also other aspects to some products that are poisonous.

The Kentucky Gentleman brand and Barton Distillery are subsidiaries of The Sazerac Company, a jewish owned private company based out of Louisiana which is the largest distilling company in the United States.
Bill Goldring, Chairman of its Board of Directors, also leads the Goldring Family Foundation which contributes millions of dollars to various institutions including Birthright Israel which promotes zionism to the jewish youth of America.
The vision of Taglit-Birthright Israel is to strengthen Jewish identity, Jewish communities and solidarity with Israel by providing a 10-day trip to Israel for young Jewish people.
Poison products or poison ideology. We can boycott both even if it does effect American workers which is a shame.

Not stopping at whiskey...
Russia announced on Thursday that it was banning the import of a wide range of food and agricultural products from Europe and the United States, among others, responding to Western-imposed sanctions and raising the level of confrontation between the West and Moscow over the future of Ukraine.
Dmitri A. Medvedev, the prime minister, announced that Russia would ban all beef, pork, fruit, vegetables and dairy products from the European Union, the United States, Canada, Australia and Norway for one year.
Below is the list of banned products:
  • cattle meat, fresh, chilled or frozen;
  • pork, fresh, chilled or frozen;
  • poultry and its subproducts, fresh, chilled or frozen;
  • all salted, dried or smoked meats;
  • fish, shellfish, scallops and other aquatic invertebrates;
  • milk and dairy products;
  • vegetables;
  • fruits;
  • nuts;
  • sausage and similar meat products;

Here's a question. Why didn't Russia include Israel in its ban of these products? 

Companies Supporting the Israeli Occupation

A few Israel supporting companies to boycott. Easy...


  1. "Why didn't Russia include Israel in its ban of these products? "
    Israel hasn't directly threatened Russia, as far as I'm aware. The Russians seem to genuinely be trying to be diplomatic... It's a convincing bit of acting if nothing else.
    Putin is a chess master & a black-belt, he knows strategy. The only question is what's in his heart? I read a post by someone who met him years ago, in the old communist days, and said he wouldn't take a bribe - even though that was the norm in those days... Perhaps he's a genuine Christian? Only time will tell...
    One thing's for sure, Russia has improved massively since he's been in power.

    1. I hope you're right about that and this is strategy on Putin's part and that it can work.

      Somehow I've never seen your blog but in the spirit of reciprocity, I'm adding you to the blogroll.

    2. Thanks Kenny, not been blogging that long. The topics can be bit esoteric... :)
      Hope it's ok to link a post:

      I invite people to think about 'government' in a different way. I find there's a lot of bleating on the interchat, and not too much clarity... Like most of us, I'm fed up with living in a stage-play. I hate drama. I hate lies and illusions, and I hate people whispering (lol).

      All any of us want is to be able to live in peace, without crime being done to us. This is the whole reason for most of our blogs. The only way that can happen is by the law being applied. There’s no other solution.

      ALL the problems in the world are due to the real law not being applied. Every single one. So all those problems can only be fixed by applying the law. Nothing else will do.

      I watched Icke this morning avoiding talking about solutions. He has never covered LAW in his material… Funny that.

    3. Putin is good at chess and karate and he likes tigers too. That's good enough for me!
      All hail Putin!

    4. There is a coffee shop in Seattle I got fed up with (Zeitgeist) that has some extremely rude /arrogant baristas. So I quit going there. Found out they were owned by the same Jews that run (the now nationally famous) Top Pot donuts, which got its start by Howard Schultz (Starbucks) promoting them - after all, they are 'chosenites' like Howard. The donuts are nothing special - they do make a good jelly donut, but that's about all.

      There are some rather good bakeries here (Byen Bakeri for one) that will go unnoticed by the likes of Schultz because they're not tribal members- however they do well on their own via word of mouth. The Top Pot story is all hype, which is typical of Jewish enterprise.

    5. All you Putin groupies really make me laugh! lol

      Putin works for ISRAEL and elite Lubavitcher Jews, period. He's an obvious controlled opposition asset just like the Bolsheviks before. With Stalin, if you didn't know for sure he was controlled opposition in the 1940's as soon as he joined the All-lies to attack the anti-usury coalition of Hitler, Mussolini and Imperial Japan, you had to have been an idiot. Today, you only really need the reality of the recently passed holycost denial laws in Russia to prove, without any shadow of a doubt, that Putin is controlled opposition. But here are literally a TON of more links showing how chummy two-faced controlled-opposition stooge Putin has always been with his elite-Jew bosses (post # 33):

      ~ Negentropic MK I

    6. A lot of the settlers in Israel are Russian 'Jews'. Putin also still has ties to some of the Russian oligarchs, who are also Jews, and support Israel. Much of the diplomacy could simply be self-preservation. They don't want trouble with Israel if they can help it, at least not directly. Chess or no chess, he's playing poker here, and holding his cards close to his chest.

    7. lol

      Keep fantasizing about your poker-playing, judo-fighting, macho "white-knight" that will someday, somehow pull his trump card out and save the very people he's oppressing through his ever-so-complicated supposed "shrewd moves." It's NEVER going to happen. There is no ultimate move he's working towards except that of pleasing his masters, the elite Jews. But it took the former suckers of the manufactured cold-war dialectic 70 years to not wise-up to the truth and it will take the new suckers and Putin-groupies of today probably even longer to realize that, in both the short and long terms, principled action is the only thing that matters in this world, not "poker moves" and bullshit artistry skills.

      How is giving Kissinger's disgusting fat-ass medals and putting 143 million people under brutal thought control with up to 5 years in prison for questioning Jew dogma and ONLY Jew dogma about National Socialism and WWII a positive move for the mental and physical health of the Russian people in any way whatsoever?

      ~ Negentropic MK II

    8. Shocker: Putin, Like Lenin & Soviet Bolshevism, Is an Agent of Zionist Jewry

  2. Kenny, thanks for the post - something I wanted to know.

    If Putin has any understanding of the philosophy behind the martial art of which he is a black belt, I can tell you exactly how he thinks and why. Americans and Obama and his advisors are totally clueless.

  3. I can't keep up with you, Kenny. You must have some branch-water-fed leprechauns who come out at night and play. Good question, good comment by The Veritoplan. Similar but not on a scale of importance to the grocery wars in these parts, which has turned into a grass-roots phenomenon that has promise for wider issues.

    1. You've got the tongue in cheek now. Hardly anyone in the not-for-pay blogging arena can keep up with you. :)

      Having read at your place about the grocery wars, yes, I can see a very positive coming together on the issue which certainly can lead to more.

    2. Thank you for your kind compliment. It's all becoming so time-consuming that I am thinking of advertising for volunteer help, automating, or changing format/simplifying.

  4. ♫ I went to vote today oh boy ♫

    Yep, once again. The polling place is less than 1/4 mile from the house. No wait. More poll workers than voters at most times. It may be useless but I do it anyway. Just the joking and kidding around with the workers made it worth it.

    Voted in the Republican primary. Not to vote FOR anyone but to vote against all incumbents even when I have no idea who I entered the electronic signal for.

    Also voted against all those now in office locally. At least I'm consistent.

    The only vote I cared about was Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey's ballot initiative to replace 3 TN Supreme Court justices so the repubs could place their own people there. Having been around Ramsey up close and personal and seeing what a creepy politician he is, I would not want him or his ilk to appoint anyone to any position. We'll see how that turns out.

    I usually have to add in a write-in so this time since my also creepy state rep had no opponent, I wrote in "Moe Howard." Sarcasm in voting is about all we have left.

    My long term voting record will remain intact. I have not voted for a 'winner' in any federal election, house, senate or president, since 1976 (Jimmy Carter). Most every time my vote has been for independents or a write-in. Putting a 'win' in the vote column is not worth a thing these days, dem or repub. Voting means I have have the right to bitch...right? I've been told that.

  5. Well, they can always fall back on at lest one faithful segment of the market:

    Our entire economy is going that way anyhow.

  6. If all the entities in league with Israel are boycotted, even a lot, it won't make much of a difference to any of them. Isn't there a more effective way of hitting really hard at a few chosen targets (no pun intended)? Some years ago a nation-wide boycott was staged to hit a particular business, so all the Jews got together to go buy at and support their tribe member during the boycott time. Calling for some brilliant thinkers and doers who know how to outsmart the Jewish serpents slithering among us.

  7. Kenny, I found the silver lining amongst the clouds of sanctions doom and gloom. Globalism is DEAD! So much for big international corporations taking over the much for nations losing self sufficiency. Russia is again leading the way.

  8. Good question. And good of you to ask people to weigh in. Those in search of a hero may not like this answer.
    Putin is a fraud.

    Many Latin American countries had their leaders make honest direct statements critical of Israel and supportive of the people of Gaza. Putin said nothing, and he actually had a delegation in Israel at the start of this recent massacre to form a partnership to fight terrorism.

    During the massacre the leader of the Russian delegation said this...........
    "We value the strategic dialogue with Israeli partners, the high level and the feeling of trust in our bilateral relations,"

    If Putin was any sort of champion for human rights (or for truth telling) he would not have been silent and absent during this recent period, but would have at the very least spoken up for the victims.

    The over hyped reporting from corporate media on the booze and food sanctions are indicative of their importance. But the average Joe can sure relate, perfect. The constant hyping of a fight between Russia and the US smells like Kerry vs. Bush or any other number of dramatic puppet fights we have witnessed in recent years.
    Meanwhile the multi billion dollar oil deals, partnerships and joint ventures between russian oil giants and NATO oil companies continue to quietly chug along.

    The fake fight in Ukraine and on a few other fronts between Russia and the west could certainly be part of the plan to crash the US buck and usher in the new one world currency.........100 years after the last big money factory redux.

    Putin is CIA, you don't leave.
    Putin stood with W Bush and worked the 911 lie with him like a pro, remember?
    Putin screws his people wasting $50 billion on the illuminati olympics and will spend almost as much again on the next FIFA shakedown. Part of the boys club.
    Putin is a lot like our leaders.............except for the fact that every now and then he makes a beautiful powerful wonderful speech. Just the soma us truthy types are looking for.
    I wish I believed in this fugaze, but I don't.

  9. Russia's consumer protection agency recently announced that it was investigating Kentucky Gentleman bourbon due to fears that it contains chemicals that could produce infertility and cause cancer, and was already proceeding with plans to ban that specific brand in the country.

    Wow, a government consumer protection agency that actually attempts to protect the consumer.

    If you go to the link, check out the first sentence. MJ used to be a pretty good investigative outlet...

    1. google: motherjones, 911 truth.

      That dirty rag carries water for the establishment and masquerades as a liberal news source.
      Which probably explains why they too are in on selling the big Russia vs. USA bunfight.

    2. Late 70's, early 80's I subscribed to MJ and must have thought it was OK plus there was a lack of alternatives during that time. It's always been a jewish led rag with an agenda but now days it it mostly worthless, especially on 9/11. As a 'non-profit' it has to toe the official line.

  10. think globally [POGROM] act locally

    love your neighbor...
    vicious anti-human satanic psychopathic RABID DOGS...are not your neighbor.

    Talmudic Judaism is RABIES for anyone with a "soul" {heart/mind}
    The "Children of Israel" have never been "Jews", and "Jews" {of any kind} cannot be the

    CHILDREN OF ISRAEL....simply because "Jewish" myths don't make the truth ...go away.

    Most humiliating,
    Hamas agreed to accept a cease-fire without preconditions and only afterwards began discussing demands.
    In effect, it accepted the original Egyptian cease-fire proposal it had rejected July 14, three weeks and 1,600 Palestinian deaths earlier.
    Now it has to explain to the population of Gaza what those 1,600 people died for....really ?

    Late Tuesday, the psychopathic paranoid schizophrenic Talmudic Terrorist asshole with nukes...
    Netanyahu reversed himself and agreed to send a delegation to Cairo to negotiate a...dig this CHUTZPAH...
    a..... "postwar agreement".....seriously.

    Now the TALMUDIC TERRORIST {JEWISH ASSHOLE} prime minister’s life is about to get interesting. <------- see Jeremiah 13:1 ! {there are no Ashkenazim there}
    The hardest negotiating in the coming weeks will concern Palestinian demands for "reconstruction"
    {how'd that work for the "SOUTH"?}
    and lifting the blockade. the Palestinians are in a "CONCENTRATION CAMP" ...right ?
    The two issues require different solutions,
    but they lead to the same dilemma for TERRORIST JEWISH ASSHOLES IN TALMUDIA....
    Read more: about the seething cauldron...multicultural moshpit...
    where "we're all the same", "we're all equal", {mantra myth}
    swirling around the drain...headed for "JEWTOPIA"...the lake of fire that is "HELL"...

    IN THE OVENS...of Truth


    1. So can we now say there are Palestinian Pogroms taking place, or is that word [Pogroms] the sole property of Jews?

  11. sanction

    1. authoritative permission or approval, as for an action.
    2. something that serves to support an action, condition, etc.
    3. something that gives binding force, as to an oath, rule of conduct, etc.
    4. Law.
    a. a provision of a law enacting a penalty for disobedience or a reward for obedience.
    b. the penalty or reward.
    5. International Law. action by one or more states toward another state calculated to force it to comply with legal obligations.

    verb (used with object)
    6. to authorize, approve, or allow: an expression now sanctioned by educated usage.
    7. to ratify or confirm: to sanction a law.
    8. to impose a sanction on; penalize, especially by way of discipline.

    6. permit.

    1. disapproval. 6. disapprove.

    Sanction used in a sentence: (definition 6)
    The "holy" books of the Abrahamic religions sanction the atrocities their followers commit.

    To be continued...

    1. Besides boycott and divestment of Jewish goods and services, the Judaic mind-poison needs a "warning label":

      Contradictions in the Bible

      Does God dwell in temples?

      God dwells in temples.

      1 Kg.8:13 I have surely built thee [God] an house to dwell in, a settled place for thee to abide in for ever.

      2 Chr.7:12 And the LORD appeared to Solomon by night, and said unto him, I have heard thy prayer, and have chosen this place to myself for an house of sacrifice.

      2 Chr.7:16 For now have I chosen and sanctified this house, that my name may be there for ever: and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually.

      God does not dwell in temples.

      Isaiah 66:1 Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest?

      Acts 7:48 Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet,

      Did God command the Israelites to make him burnt offerings?

      God commanded the Israelites to make him burnt offerings.

      Exodus 8:27 We will go three days' journey into the wilderness, and sacrifice to the LORD our God, as he shall command us.

      Exodus 10:25 And Moses said, Thou must give us also sacrifices and burnt offerings, that we may sacrifice unto the LORD our God.

      Exodus 20:24 An altar of earth thou shalt make unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy burnt offerings, and thy peace offerings, thy sheep, and thine oxen: in all places where I record my name I will come unto thee, and I will bless thee.

      God did not ask for any burnt offerings.

      Jeremiah 7:22 For I spake not unto your fathers, nor commanded them in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning burnt offerings or sacrifices.

      Does God desire animal sacrifices?


      Genesis 4:4 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering.

      Genesis 8:20-21 And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar. And the Lord smelled a sweet savour.

      Genesis 15:9-10 And he [God] said unto him [Abraham], Take me an heifer of three years old, and a she goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon. And he took unto him all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid each piece one against another.

      Exodus 20:24 An altar of earth thou shalt make unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy burnt offerings, and thy peace offerings, thy sheep, and thine oxen: in all places where I record my name I will come unto thee, and I will bless thee.

      Leviticus 1:5 And he shall kill the bullock before the LORD....
      (See all of Chapters 1 - 9)

      Leviticus 23:12-18 And ye shall offer ... an he lamb without blemish of the first year for a burnt offering unto the LORD....

      Numbers 18:17-19 Thou shalt sprinkle their blood upon the altar, and shalt burn their fat for an offering made by fire, for a sweet savour unto the LORD.


      Ps.40:6 Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire.

      Psalm 50:13 Will I eat of the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of goats?

      Psalm 51:16 For thou desirest not sacrifice ... thou delightest not in burnt offerings.

      Isaiah 1:11 I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats.

      Isaiah 66:3 He that killeth an ox is as if he slew a man.

      Jeremiah 6:20 Your burnt offerings are not acceptable, nor your sacrifices sweet unto me.

      Micah 6:6-7 Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves of a year old? Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams?

      Matthew 9:13, 12:7 I will have mercy, and not sacrifice.

      Two contradictory statements cannot both be true, but they can both be false.

    2. Why the Bible cannot be the Word of God

      Apologists, both Jewish and Christian, claim that the Holy Spirit inspired men to write down God's words. The Holy Spirit cannot contradict itself if it is real, for God does not contradict himself.

      The problem? The Holy Spirit contradicts itself in numerous passages in both the Old and New Testaments.


    3. People who castigate Putin for not going after Israel, for example, or not being a "Nelson Mandela" to the world are not getting it. Putin takes care of Russia, period. Now in today's world, that's a wonderful thing....imagine if Canada (my country) or the US had a leader who only put their country first.

    4. Warning label for the Bible:

      ☠ WARNING! Do not take literally! This book contains hundreds of contradictions, inconsistencies and scientific and historical inaccuracies, and may cause schizophrenia, delusions of grandeur and exceptionalism and/or severe depression and feelings of low self worth, and may cause genocide, genital
      mutilation, torture and other atrocities.


    5. Warning label edit:

      ...contradictions, inconsistencies, absurdities and scientific and historical inaccuracies...

    6. No More Myths, I too have come to the conclusion that the Bible is not the word of God. More likely Satan. The book of Revelation seems to be a reworking of the Sybelline Oracle. etc.
      In which case, that means no one's coming to save our sorry lazy arses, we have to do it ourselves.

      How about we abolish all permanent 'professional' government, forgive all (bank) debts, ban usury, and have a Biblical style 'jubilee' - and redistribute some wealth? :)

    7. Veritopian, here's a good article about the book of Revelation:

      Angry Jews and the "Churches of Asia"

      The Apocalypse of John

      The Revelation of Saint John scarcely merits the title. Far from being a revelation, it is the most abstruse book in the whole Bible; and it was not written by any apostle called John. Indeed most of the material is secondhand, being borrowed liberally from the Old Testament books of Isaiah, Ezra, Ezekiel and, in particular, Daniel (which also has fantastic images of the End Time and refers to ‘one like a son of man’). Revelation essentially is Jewish scripture.


  12. Finland is heavily hit by Russia's sanctions. Sad, sad situation, but we're getting what we deserve.

  13. So is this becoming a religious extremist site? If so, why? Has the censorship of freedom of belief and expression become acceptable to be ridiculed venomously just because someone has his own version of existence. I would suggest that the extremely hateful, opinionated poster stick to his own blog to expound on hating others and his own beliefs. I understood this site to be a place of expressing ethical and moral values in standing against the filth and crimes of TPTB, not in fighting each other. What is happening here now, is in fact the very same tactics used by Jewish shills to divide, conquer, and destroy. Is there a valid defense, or must there always be a vicious attack against another poster with whom the hater disagrees just because this person has a loud voice, but is without a non-violent character?

    1. Huh? I don't see any vicious or hateful attacks against another poster. I see opinions that one can take or leave. Tell me if I'm missing something.

    2. You beat me to it by two minutes, Kenny :-)

      Anonymous August 8, 2014 at 7:12 PM

    3. I often see the mindless verbose BS arguments between some bible thumper and some anti-bible thumper used to derail a thread. Seemed to work nicely here. What was the question again?

    4. so how exactly did the Earth come to have a "Jewish" state full of Gog & Magog so-called "Jews" ?

      Gog & Magog "Jews" who call themselves Israel ?

      Gog & Magog "Jews" who somehow manage to get the US of ZOG to
      PAY FOR Mass Murder 24/7/365...?
      Gog & Magog "Jews" who print the currency & Own the Media...
      and pay kneepad wearing "JEW" worshippers in "CONGRESS"
      to be CRACK WHORES for "Israel" ?
      thumpa thumpa ....Deuteronomy 28.



    5. Personally, I choose to boycott all brands of judaic religious snake oil because I know what the ingredients and side effects are, but I'm just a mindless verbose anti-bible thumper using BS arguments to derail this thread and have posted nothing germane to the article in question (Sanctions - State and Personal) unlike Anonymous August 9, 2014 at 9:59 AM whose contribution has been enormous.

    6. Hello no more myths. I posted at 8:44PM on Aug 7 and got zero response.
      That comment goes against the prevailing idea that Putin is an independent man of character who genuinely opposes NATO and pals. Care to weigh in?

      PS having seen so many mindless verbose staged fights between bible nuts and anti bible types, I have simply lost patience for this oft repeated scrap. Sorry if that offends you personally, if in fact you are a person to be offended (and not some thread derailing POS) but for the record I don't believe in 'the bible' either. It is about as credible as Putin.

    7. Anonymous August 10, 2014 at 10:58 AM, unless you use a screen name no one can differentiate what you post from what the millions of other anonymous commenters on the internet post.

      As for Putin, please read this:

      Here are two working links (as of this writing) to the Russians in Russia: The State within the State article mentioned at that link:

      I am indeed a person. To read more of my commentary, copy and paste the following search string into your favorite search engine:

      No More Myths site:

    8. OK, I guess you don't care to weigh in. Odd.
      NMM, to get someone to read your commentary, try reading one of their links first and commenting on it. Basic courtesy.

      Your first link on Putin is to a Boston Bombing story at Aangirfan. Thanks so much for that.

    9. anonymous, why don't you just admit that you are in the same position as the rest of us regarding Putin, you don't know. You have an opinion, that's it. Others have their own. Bragging rights for who's right remains to be seen.

    10. Anonymous August 10, 2014 at 1:54 PM, you seemed to be implying that I was a bot and not a person. That's the only reason I suggested you do a search for my past commentary, and I couldn't care less what you read. The link that I gave you to weigh in on Putin is this one:

      And the comment begins "Some folks would have us believe that Putin is fighting against the Jew World Order. The following articles show who he is really working for:" I didn't provide any "link on Putin to a Boston Bombing story at Aangirfan."

      As for basic courtesy, that is obviously not one of your strong points.

  14. curiously there is a "Jewish" "state" called "Israel"....go figure.

    given that fact,

    when specifically did the Children of Israel turn into
    Gog & Magog "Jews"....from Khazaria ?

    you know in the for what it is worth dept.
    with a brutal perfect storm on the horizon
    that only a Deity with a Perfect and awe inspiring
    imagination could possibly consider...

    and you oh mighty and Noble Myth Destroyer...

    are the most perfect protagonist, beautiful

    Bon Chance

  15. The Putin skeptics have a strong case. I'd missed the new holohoax-denial law.
    "Russia makes Holocaust denial illegal"

    It's not much surprise. There's not a shred of integrity in any government (or church), nothing salvagable in the whole lot. They really are the 'useless eaters'.
    And you don't have to be a 'Bible basher' to appreciate the turn of phrase, such as:
    "Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel"

    That's funny and succinct. They eat a whole camel and struggle to shit out a gnat. That's 'government'.

  16. To Kenny @ 2:12

    Actually I am happy to admit I don't know. But what I would like is to visit a site where open honest discussion about Putin actually I mentioned in my comment at 8:44 on aug7 )ignored by you) "Good question. And good of you to ask people to weigh in. "

    NMM ignored it three times, but nice of you to defend him, nice.

    I see a lot of sites in this neighborhood where Putin must be respected admired and viewed as a solid adversary to NATO and pals.

    Attempting to look at Putin's actions and concluding that he behaves like many of our corrupt western leaders gets one dismissed or ignored, like on this very thread.

    1. Your comments weren't dismissed. They're here. Negin made some points too. The arguments against Putin may have legs. I can't help if others ignore what you say or what they think and I don't often respond for lack of anything to say at the moment.

      Everyone likes a hero. Too bad there aren't any that I'll hang my hat on right now. Maybe there are a few in Iceland, I haven't heard anything about what's happening there lately. As observers we are really only in a wait and see mode.