They just got a different tool to use than we do: They kill innocent lives to achieve objectives. That's what they do. And they're good. They get on the TV screens and they get people to ask questions about, well, you know, this, that or the other. I mean, they're able to kind of say to people: Don't come and bother us, because we will kill you. Bush - Joint News Conference with Blair - 28 July '06

Saturday, March 22, 2014

John McCain: Putin, Barrel Bombs, Ukraine?

Sen. John McCain, speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U).  I guess you really had to be there for any chance of understanding the meaning of it all.

For those that don't buy McCain's cold war rhetoric try this, which was recommended by Peter Hitchens here, and is well worth taking the time to read. Alternatively, for those without the time or inclination John McCain has further deep insights on offer: Senator John McCain: “We Are All Ukrainians”. Pass the sick bag.
"Vladimir Putin is not a democrat, he's an old KGB colonel, and Vladimir Putin wants to restore what was once the Russian empire, and so he went in to Crimea which is the home of the Russian fleet and now he is on the borders of eastern Ukraine. The President (Clinton) and I were just talking, what will Putin do now? I don't know. We don't know what he is going to do. But we know that he has the military in a position where he could go into eastern Ukraine at least and he is threatening other small nations in the region. So we in the United States must care about these people whether they are dying from these horrible barrel bombs that are being dropped on Aleppo and Damascus or whether it's people now who are being imprisoned and beaten in Ukraine. And so, if America stands up and shows Vladimir Putin that we will be steadfast in our defense of these people then I believe that it is less likely for him to move forward with his desires to restore the old Russian empire."