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Russia - The rise of a giant - December 19, 2007, 10:58 AM

http://www.time.com/time/specials/20...0766-1,00.html

I found this article interesting... it is both impressed with Putin, as a man, and yet pretty frank in it's perception and description of the man. I found the last two pages of the six page article to be the most interesting, you may get the most out of it by skimming the first four...

I have illistrated the political and economic tensions that have existed between the US and Russia in many posts. These tensions have been the drivers for many wars all over the world... mainly the cold-war and post cold-war skirmishes fueling Afiganistan, many of the African conflicts, Vietnam, North Korea, and even Argentinian and Venezuelian political unrest...

When it comes down to it the drivers behind this is economic world dominance to facilitate weath within a country... this dominance is always manifested through military acumen and brute force. Though the former has been utilized through proxy-wars in an attempt to avoid mutual assured destruction.

A good opinion on the Russia we may see in the next few years. An interesting perspective on the man you will be running it, in the seat of power or behind it.

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December 19, 2007, 11:44 AM

Ill skim through in a second but first will pass on to my girl friend and probably my pops. GF is enamored with Russia and decided to add Russian Studies as a minor when she was at JMU. My father got his Masters in PS from GW, his focus was Russia (he wanted to be a spook).

If I sneeze around those two and it sounds like Russia thier eyes light up and they go off for hours.


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i read it. - December 19, 2007, 12:00 PM

I read it. All six pages on CNN this morning. This man is no doubt an over achiever and a force to be wary of. He's a dangerousl powerful person with no one to account to.
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December 19, 2007, 12:59 PM

An incredibly intelligent man, who no doubt is a master of controlling the impression given and opinions of him, his office, and his country. I have no doubt that his wording, reactions, and timing were calculated, and executed for specific impact.


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