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And some people here think this guy is going old... I quite enjoy this...

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The Arizona senator accused Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, of being a "friend to tyrants and an enemy to the oppressed" in a scathing editorial.


MOSCOW — Senator John McCain on Thursday accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of allying himself with tyrants and ruling through violence and repression, in a scathing retort to a New York Times editorial by Putin earlier this month.

In an editorial published on news website Pravda.ru, McCain criticized the Russian leader's policies at home and in Syria, where Putin has repeatedly protected President Bashar Assad.

"(Putin) is not enhancing Russia's global reputation. He is destroying it. He has made her a friend to tyrants and an enemy to the oppressed, and untrusted by nations that seek to build a safer, more peaceful and prosperous world," wrote the senior senator from Arizona, who is also a leading Republican voice on military affairs.

Pravda.ru considers itself a successor to the Soviet-era Communist Party newspaper but is not connected to it. Like the newspaper, which still exists, it has a limited readership.

U.S.-Russia ties are at one of their lowest points since the Cold War as tensions over human rights and the fate of fugitive ex-U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, to whom Russia awarded asylum, have added to tensions over the Syrian conflict.

Related: White House pushes back on Putin's op-ed on Syria

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And he is at it again saying way more than is needed.

McCain in Pravda: I am more pro-Russian than Putin

US Senator John McCain penned a blistering column for Russian media, telling the Russian people that President Vladimir Putin, pictured in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on September 13, 2013, is a dissent-quashing tyrant who "doesn't believe in you." (AFP Photo/Vyacheslav Oseledko)


Olivier Knox, Yahoo NewsSeptember 19, 2013 9:35 AM


One week after Russian President Vladimir Putin knocked “American exceptionalism” in a New York Times op-ed, Republican Sen. John McCain hit back in Pravda on Thursday, accusing him of ruling “by corruption and repression.”

“Since my purpose here is to dispel falsehoods used by Russia's rulers to perpetuate their power and excuse their corruption, let me begin with that untruth,” McCain wrote. “I am not anti-Russian. I am pro-Russian, more pro-Russian than the regime that misrules you today.”
(While the site bears the name of the famed Soviet propaganda outlet Pravda, which means "truth," the Wall Street Journal reports that the site that carried the op-ed was a pro-Kremlin website bearing the same moniker.)

McCain’s English-language op-ed came with a Russian version, courtesy of Library of Congress translators. It also came with a veiled reference to notorious punk rockers “***** Riot” (though the senator did not use the name).

So how is the blunt-speaking Arizona senator more pro-Russian than Putin?

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What this shows is what most of the West thinks has passed on. Beware the old guard is not gone but in the wings waiting as they still do business.


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US Senator John McCain listens during a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill September 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Russian Communist Party has responded with bafflement to an announcement by McCain that he planned to write an op-ed piece for its official organ, Pravda, saying he had never contacted the newspaper. (AFP Photo/Brendan Smialowski)



September 14, 2013 5:31 AM


The Russian Communist Party on Saturday responded with bafflement to an announcement by US Senator John McCain that he planned to write an op-ed piece for its official organ, Pravda, saying he had never contacted the newspaper.

McCain's spokesman Brian Rogers said on Friday that the senator had accepted an offer from Pravda and would submit an opinion piece in response to President Vladimir Putin's comment published in The New York Times on Thursday.

But the Communists said they had heard nothing of the offer.

"There is only one Pravda in Russia, it is the organ of the Communist Party, and we have heard nothing about the intentions of the Republican senator," the editor of Pravda, Boris Komotsky wrote in a statement on the party's website.

Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov also told the website that "it is surprising that McCain did not bother to inform either the leadership of the party or the editors of Pravda."

The confusion appeared to have arisen because The Cable, the website of the US magazine Foreign Policy contacted Pravda.ru, an electronic news website that is not connected to Pravda newspaper, with the suggestion.

No one at Pravda.ru was immediately available to comment.

The two publications could hardly be more different. One of Russia's first news websites, Pravda.ru currently has a photograph of US burlesque performer Dita Von Teese on its main page.

By contrast, the Pravda newspaper is handed out by activists at parades and its front page is still topped by Lenin's profile.

Pravda ("Truth" in Russian) was founded in 1912 by Bolshevik revolutionaries and served as the mouthpiece for the Kremlin until the 1991 break-up of the Soviet Union.

Zyuganov said however that McCain could write a piece for Pravda, but only if he followed the party's policy on Syria.

"Our answer to McCain is this: if you support the position of the Russian Communist Party on Syria, then we will publish your article."

This appeared unlikely since Zyuganov added that in the Communists' view, the United States is "trying to destroy our last ally in the Middle East, Syria. And one of the most rapacious hawks calling for direct aggression is Senator John McCain."
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