annatar1914 wrote:That is absolute nonsense. When President Putin became Russia's President in 1999, the Previous President Boris Yeltsin had enabled the Oligarchs to control the entire country and just take whatever they wanted. There was mass unemployment and even starvation, an epidemic of suicides and drug addiction. The republic of Chechnya was at war with the rest of the country. Regional governors basically ignored the Federal government, and the military was disintegrating and selling off their equipment to feed themselves and their families. The threat of Revolution and Civil War was in the air. The Russian people were confused, angry, and in despair, as a tidal wave of filth and vice filled every media outlet, school, institution and entertainment industry. Corruption was rampant and nobody trusted anyone, as there were open gun battles between local gangsters in every Russian city for power. Russia wason the very edge of total destruction as a nation.
It has taken over twenty years for President Putin, who is not at all a dictator as the Western media paints him, to put an end to all that nonsense. And in all that time, Putin has also worked to try to keep America's Deep State from plunging the world into World War Three.
And you have the gall to compare what President Putin has done with what President Trump is doing or plans to do. President Trump has more in common with Boris Yeltsin than President Putin, frankly, although at least he's sober and doesn't drink, a trait Trump does share with Putin but about the only one.
I admit that I only know what the western media tells me about Putin, since I have never been to Russia. I do know of a guy that I used to work with that went to Russia a couple times and brought a wife back with him. So I hope you and Trump are right about Putin.
As far as President Trump is concerned, I like what he has been doing. I want him to keep up the good work. Therefore, I will vote for him again, partly because I do not want America to become a socialist nation like Germany that was easily turned into a dictatorship under Hitler. I prefer a democratic republic with free market capitalism when possible.
- Albert Einstein