Editor: The citizens of the USA and those who love freedom and democracy have a common enemy and his name is Vladimir Putin. A Soviet Union KGB foreign intelligence officer for 16 years, he rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel before resigning in 1991 to enter politics and after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1996 he joined President Boris Yeltsin’s administration where he served as director of the FSB, the KGB’s successor agency, and then as prime minister. He became acting president on Dec. 31, 1999, when Yeltsin resigned. He has essentially been head of the Russian government ever since. He has no lost love for the USA, freedom and democracy. He wants to rebuild the former Soviet empire or failing that to exert control over all the nations surrounding Russia.

How does he seek to do this? As a former KBG agent Putin was schooled in the acts of sabotage, propaganda technics and campaigns of lies and disinformation. His primary goals using these techniques are three-fold.

He seeks to weaken our nation by fermenting hyper-partisanship with the result we turn on one another including our once highly respected intelligence agency as the enemy not him and he seeks to weaken our relationships with all of our allies including those former Republics of the Soviet empire.

Putin’s techniques work because he and those who at best inadvertently or at worst with malfeasance use those technics to sow such discord in our nation that we have come to view those who don’t adhere to the “party” line as traitors to our nation. He doesn’t favor one political party over the other he simply uses them and their followers to create hyper-partisanship destroying our working democracy thereby making our government look dysfunctional and weak to ourselves and to other nations.

Tom Fitzsimmons

Lake Havasu City

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Proudindependent

I guess you all forget that Trump not only asked Russia for help during the election but also stood next to Putin and told the world that he believed Putin over out intelligence agencies. Why is anybody surprised he tried to use his office to force a foreign country to help his re-election by announcing a fake investigation? He asked China for help as well. So enjoy your Russian supported president, just don't forget who you supported down the road.

JVW

Democrats are the Only ones proven to have taken $ from Russia. Obama was Talking on a Open Mic to a Russian President what his abilities will be when hes not President. Biden is on TV news Holding $ from Ukraine if the Prosecutor is fired in 4Hrs. Then Says Call Obama He will tell you the same thing.

Don't forget Clintons Hired and paid a KGB Russian spy to write the Dossier Against a American running for President.

HwyRovr

"only" - "dollars" - "an" - "the" - "he's" - "dollars" - "Clinton's" - "an" - PLEASE tell your handler you are in desperate need of additional English lessons, not to mention some actual facts, comrade.

HwyRovr

Putin’s return on investment from Trump’s presidency has been significant.

Here are twelve ways Putin has received his payout:

1. Putin’s Goal: Weaken and divide the transatlantic alliance. Putin’s Payout:Trump undermines US relationships with European allies and calls the US’s commitment to NATO into question.

2 Putin’s Goal: Degrade the European Union and foster pro-Russian political movements. Putin’s Payout:Trump attacks the EU and actively supports anti-EU, Kremlin-backed parties.

3. Putin’s Goal: Disrupt American leadership and dominance of the global economic order. Putin’s Payout: Trump is eagerly pushing for an all-out trade war with Europe

4 Putin’s Goal: Build global resentment and distrust towards the US and stoke anti-American sentiment. Putin’s Payout: America’s closest allies are explicitly suspicious and distrusting of the US because of Trump’s rhetoric and actions.

5 Putin’s Goal: Relieve economic and domestic political pressure from US sanctions on Russia. Putin’s Payout: Trump tries to roll back, impede, and blunt the impact of sanctions at every step.

6 Putin’s Goal: Legitimize his regime in the eyes of the world. Putin’s Payout: Trump repeatedly praises and defends Putin, lending the credibility of the US presidency to Putin’s standing.

7 Putin’s Goal: Revive Russia’s status as a great power and gain international recognition for its illegal seizure of Crimea. Putin’s Payout:Trump publicly says that Crimea is part of Russia and calls for Russia to be welcomed back into the international community with no concessions.

8 Putin’s Goal: Continue to sow discord in Western democracies and avoid repercussions for interfering in American and European elections. Putin’s Payout: Trump dismisses Russian interference and has done nothing to prevent future interference, putting him at odds with his own intelligence community.

9 Putin’s Goal: Soften America’s adversarial stance toward Russia. Putin’s Payout: Trump is shifting the Republican Party’s generations-long hawkish views on Russia.

10 Putin’s Goal: Destabilize the US from within. Putin’s Payout: Trump attacks US institutions while driving divisive politics and eroding democratic norms.

11 Putin’s goal: Advance the Kremlin’s narrative to shape global perceptions. Putin’s payout: Trump has repeatedly, and inexplicably, parroted Kremlin talking points across a range of global issues.

12 Putin’s goal: Undermine international norms and democratic values abroad. Putin’s payout: Trump has repeatedly failed to respond to human rights violations or support democracy abroad, creating a more permissive environment for autocrats to crack down.

The pattern is clear: Putin has received—and continues to receive—a good payout on his investment in Trump’s campaign.

dougleonard6

More fake sources....

HwyRovr

Prove it wrong or shut up!

JamTomPomeroy

[beam]

JVW

Prove it's True. You Fool

HavasuGuy

Putin would be proud of you douglenard6!

JamTomPomeroy

[spam]

HwyRovr

Intelligence agencies around the world have alerted our intelligence operations that the Russians – with the blessing of the scum squatting in our White House – are once again attempting to influence our election through the use of social media and low-life operations such as FAUX News, NewsMax along with Republiscum members of Congress. For the most part the purveyors of this trash can be easily identified because they are – as a group – dumber than a box of Palin’s. They never actually respond to factual information and choose to use the term “fake” or “liar” as their witty rejoinder. Best advice is to realize when you see such nonsense you are actually seeing Comrade Dumbsky doing the bidding of his/her handlers and to either ignore them, or call them out as tools of the Russians.

JamTomPomeroy

Well done, too bad for the cult of trump that they now see Russia as a source of campaign funds and special projects as in the case of Moscow Mitch in Kentucky.

There are none so blind as those that will not see. Sad.

JamTomPomeroy

Good job, I would have liked to included more details like yours but I tried to focus on the general picture. It is sad for our nation that one of the political parties seems to be now under his control because failing to see how Trump is being influenced is ignoring reality right be for eyes. If it were a Democrat doing it Republicans would be rightfully upset but when one of their own is doing it their response seems to be nothing to see here. I don't care which party you favor you should not allow your core principles to be corrupted because it allows our nation to be corrupted.

JVW

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Mr Lemons

I see you're dredging up propaganda written in July 2018 during the heyday of the Democrat's "Russian collusion" fiasco. You've basically posted a list of lies. Trump has been tougher on Russia than the "I'll have more flexibility after the election" Obama ever was.

Out of intellectual honesty you really should attribute the source(s) of your "cutting and pasting."

Your "info" is taken from The Moscow Project website. According to website, The Moscow Project is an initiative of the Center for American Progress Action Fund dedicated to analyzing "the facts" behind Trump's collusion with Russia. As any thinking person knows...there was NO Trump collusion with Russia (see the Mueller report).

So who is the Center for American Progress? It's a liberal, Democrat-run non-profit started by John Podesta. John Podesta was Bill Clinton's Chief of Staff and a counsellor to former President Obama. Basically, the Center for American Progress is a propaganda and lobbying organization run by Democrats/Socialists.

https://themoscowproject.org/reports/putins-payout-10-ways-trump-has-supported-putins-foreign-policy-agenda/

HwyRovr

Always curious how Russian trolls post all kinds of trash, but never actually address the facts at hand. And BTW, The Center for American Progress was created in 2003 as an alternative to right wing loon operations such as the Heritage Foundation and the American Enterprise Institute.

simon1dog

Putin's plan and the Democratic plan seem one-in-the-same.

Dawn King

We’re you dropped on your head as an infant?

simon1dog

Very funny sunset. If you can't win the discussion with intelligence then turn to insults. You, Howdy, and HG are birds of feather in that regard. Nothing you folks post on here has any merit. It all seems to be fake news taken straight from CNN. Like that Burger King commercial from years ago, "Where's the beef?"

HwyRovr

Intelligence agencies around the world have alerted our intelligence operations that the Russians – with the blessing of the scum squatting in our White House – are once again attempting to influence our election through the use of social media and low-life operations such as FAUX News, NewsMax along with Republiscum members of Congress. For the most part the purveyors of this trash can be easily identified because they are – as a group – dumber than a box of Palin’s. They never actually respond to factual information and choose to use the term “fake” or “liar” as their witty rejoinder. Best advice is to realize when you see such nonsense you are actually seeing Comrade Dumbsky doing the bidding of his/her handlers and to either ignore them, or call them out as tools of the Russians.

dougleonard6

It is, this why democraps and givin Putin everything he wants

HwyRovr

Time to tell your handler you are in desperate need of additional English lessons, comrade.

HavasuGuy

Putin would be proud of you!

HavasuGuy

Putin would be proud of you simon1dog!

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