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Tuesday, June 30, 2015
A new CNN/ORC poll finds that for the first time in more than two years, 50% of Americans approve of the way Obama is handling the presidency. Big deal! Vladimir Putin’s approval ratings hit all-time highs of 89 percent last Wednesday. And many of the disapproving 11% are not pleased because they want Putin to take a more hardline policy toward the West. So why are Obama and the US “mainstream media” demonizing Putin? Answer, they want Russia to be another vassal of Washington, whereas Russia has no intention to be anyone’s vassal. Wouldn’t you?
Western Presstitutes Dumbfounded by Vladimir Putin’s 89% Approval Rating
Guest Column by The Saker
The Saker notes that the disapproving 11% are not pleased because
they want Putin to take a more hardline policy toward the West. In
other words, the country is unified in standing up to the West.
What does Vladimir Putin’s 89% rating mean?
June 30, 2015
Think Russians are tiring of conflict with the West? Not
according to President Vladimir Putin’s approval ratings, which hit
all-time highs of 89 percent Wednesday (…) Putin’s ratings jumped from
65 percent in January 2014 to 80 percent two months later, and they’ve
stayed in the 80s ever since, according to measurements from the
Moscow-based Levada Center, the only independent polling organization in
Russia. They’ve kept going up: In Putin’s 15 years in office, they’ve
never been higher than June’s 89 percent (…) The 89 percent approval
rating is also a testimony to the near-unanimity of views about Russia’s
The Washington Post is correct: the Russian people do fully support
Putin, especially if you consider that the 11% which are not happy with
him are largely composed of Communists who blame Putin for being too
sympathetic to capitalist market economy practices, nationalists who
think that the Kremlin is too soft or indecisive about supporting
Novorussia against the Ukronazis and maybe 1-3% (max!) who generally
support the USA & EU. So in terms of the current confrontation with
the AngloZionist Empire the real approval rating of Putin would be in
the 97-98% range.
What does this mean?
1) There is no such thing as a “Putin” or even a “Kremlin”
policy/stance on the Ukraine. There is a Russian stance on the Ukraine.
2) The sanctions have had the exact opposite effect from the one
hoped for: instead of triggering a wave of discontent against Putin, the
Russians have rallied around him.
3) The AngloZionist “message” has absolutely zero traction in
Russia. The West has no credibility left, no appeal, no moral or
political authority. Most Russians view the USA as a dangerous foe
trying to subjugate Russia and they view the EU as a voiceless
subservient colony of the USA.
4) The Russian will not “blink”. As I have been repeating it on this
blog over and over again – Russians do not want war, but they are ready
for it. The country is fully mobilized, both psychologically and
materially. No amount of threats or sanctions will change this.
5) Putin’s power base is stronger than ever before. Not only are the
Russian people fully supporting Putin, but the anti-Putin pro-USA
“liberals” and “democrats” (in the Russian meaning of these words) are
in complete disarray and on the run (mostly politically, but sometimes
6) It is becoming increasingly clear that while the Russian economy
has suffered from the sanctions and, even more so, from the drop in
energy prices, it has fared much better than expected (including by the
Kremlin) and that the planned “isolation” of Russia is an abject
7) Most indicators seem to point to the same conclusion: the Ukronazi
regime is at a breaking point: the purges have begun, the number of
defectors is rising, the regime is making truly crazy decision
(Saakashvili in Odessa), Goldman Sachs predicts an official default for
the 24th of July (unofficially the Ukraine is already in a default
In other words, while Russia is now stronger than at any time during
this conflict, the Ukraine is weaker than at any time before. The US
has no workable plan left. The Empire has failed to draw Russia into a
war with the Ukraine, the Ukrainian have failed to crush the Donbass and
political cracks are all over the EU. And while all the saber-rattling
along the Russian border have angered the Russian people, it has
completely failed to impress, much less scare, them. It appears that
Putin holds Obama by the balls.
So what is next?
Well, for one thing that now depends on the USA. Russia can hold
this position for as long as needed. In contrast, the EU is suffering
economically and, even more so, politically. Should the Greek people
rise against the AngloZionist plutocracy and reject their ultimatum the
resulting political crisis will make the EU even weaker. Moldova and
Romania have shown no signs that they are willing to directly confront
Russia over Transnistria, and that is also very good news. I suspect
that some clear warnings were given to the West about that by Russia
(including a reminder of what happened the last time Russian
peacekeepers were attacked). The longer the USA sticks to a failed
Ukrainian policy, the worse the tensions inside the EU will become.
Minsk-2 is dead and the Ukronazis have clearly given up on the
Donbass: they are shelling it daily, they have cut off all the supply
lines (including for water and medicines), they have not resumed the
payment of pensions (in clear violation of the terms of M2A) and their
political rhetoric is even more hostile and bellicose than before.
Still, there is no way the western elites can accept that. They have
invested their full political capital and credibility into their
completely failed policy and now to admit that would entail an terminal
loss of face. So just like the Ukronazi junta in Kiev, I expect the
western leaders will be all bark but no bite, least the Russian bear