Putin Says “US Political System Eating Itself Up”, Explains Preparation For Nuclear War

by | Mar 7, 2018 | Headline News | 40 comments

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    This report was originally published by Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge

    In a move that will likely prompt more calls for collusion, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin offered more words of praise for President Trump on Wednesday, but added that he was sorely disappointed with the U.S. political system, saying that it has been “eating itself up.”

    Speaking in an interview with Russian state television, Putin lavished Trump with praise, describing him as a great communicator: “I have no disappointment at all,” Putin said according to AP, when asked about the U.S. president. “Moreover, on a personal level he made a very good impression on me.”

    Putin also praised Trump as a “balanced” man, who easily gets into the gist of various issues and listens to his interlocutor. “It’s possible to negotiate with him, to search for compromises,” Putin added.

    The two leaders met on the sidelines of international summits last year.

    The Russian president also noted that he spent some time talking to Melania Trump when he sat next to her during an official dinner at the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany in July. The Russian leader said he told her and the wife of the Italian premier “about Siberia and Kamchatka, about fishing … about bears on Kamchatka and tigers in the Far East.”

    “I made some exaggerations,” the action-loving Russian leader said with a grin. “When you talk about fishing, you can’t help exaggerating.”

    Asked jokingly by the interviewer if he was trying to recruit the women, the KGB veteran responded by saying: “No, I stopped dealing with that a long time ago.” He added with a smile: “But I liked doing that, it was my job for many years.”

    * * *

    Putin then changed the topic, and vented his frustration with the U.S. political system saying “it has demonstrated its inefficiency and has been eating itself up.”

    “It’s quite difficult to interact with such a system, because it’s unpredictable,” Putin said.

    Russian hopes for a detente and better ties with Washington have been dashed by the ongoing congressional and FBI investigations into allegations of collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia. Speaking about the bitter tensions in Russia-West relations, Putin said they have been rooted in Western efforts to contain and weaken Russia.

    “We are a great power, and no one likes competition,” he said.

    Turning his attention to a particularly sensitive topic, Putin said he was dismayed by what he described as the U.S. role in the ouster of Ukraine’s Russia-friendly president in February 2014 amid massive protests.

    Putin charged that the U.S. had asked Russia to help persuade then-President Viktor Yanukovych not to use force against protesters and then “rudely and blatantly” cheated Russia, sponsoring what he called a “coup.” Russia responded by rushing through a referendum in Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, whose result was an overwhelming majority voting to join Russia.

    “Few expected us to act so quickly and so resolutely, not to say daringly,” Putin said.

    He described the Western sanctions over Crimea and the insurgency in eastern Ukraine as part of “illegitimate and unfair” efforts to contain Russia, adding that “we will win in the long run.” He added that “those who serve us with poison will eventually swallow it and poison themselves.”

    Responding to a question about Russia’s growing global leverage, Putin responded: “If we play strongly with weak cards, it means the others are just poor players, they aren’t as strong as it seemed, they must be lacking something.”

    * * *

    Finally, Putin, who presented a sweeping array of new Russian nuclear weapons last week, voiced hope that nuclear weapons will never be used — but warned that Russia will retaliate in kind if it comes under a nuclear attack.

    “The decision to use nuclear weapons can only be made if our early warning system not only detects a missile launch but clearly forecasts its flight path and the time when warheads reach the Russian territory,” he said. “If someone makes a decision to destroy Russia, then we have a legitimate right to respond.”

    He concluded ominously: “Yes, it will mean a global catastrophe for mankind, for the entire world. But as a citizen of Russia and the head of Russian state I would ask: What is such a world for, if there were no Russia?”


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      1. I sure as hell hope we’ve got our own preps in order. And I don’t mean just us, this site’s readers. I’d hate to think our defense forces were manned right now by a bunch of rainbow flag waving snowflakes.

        • Heartless, I can’t speak for the others, only for myself. I’m still stacking even though I’ve got 5 years’ worth of supplies now. I’m not sure any prepper can really have ‘enough’ supplies. Putin is right on the money about our political system. Hell, we never know ourselves what to expect from it.

          • Got Sand bags?

              • Imho….best 2 songs he ever did were Snakeskin Cowboys & Hey Baby.

                Double Live Gonzo has some great moments on it…..including some of his hilarious dialogue…..

                • “Pony Express” is my pick for Nugent’s best.

                  • Pony Express is a very nice track. But I feel Stranglehold has a unique eerie vibe. Ted is taking the listener on a journey which highlights, arguably, some of the best guitar skillz you will ever hear. But that’s just me.

                    Here he is doing Stranglehold lIVE in Michigan 2001. Fucking AMAZING! He truly has a higher calling to play the guitar. It is his bitch. 😉
                    When I hear timeless tracks like this, I’m reminded how very shitty the mainstream Ziopress music scene has become.


                • IMHO “Stranglehold” is Ted Nugent’s best track ever! When I first heard it, I was like…”wow, this is an underground Rock Music sound with outstanding guitar skillz.” This track is as timeless & unique you’ll ever find in the Rock archives – it just sounds good in ANY era. They just don’t make em like this any more.

                  This black dude LOVES Ted Nugent! 😉


              • Putin laughs as he watches America dying by the infected parasite (((3ew))) cancer destroying America from within. The rapist pedophines like Harry Weinstien, Anti Gun Bloombergs, and commies like schumers, polosi types. All gutter scum.

      2. We almost launched when a gamma ray was detected. Oops, didn’t know about those gamma bursts. If one should hit earth, there won’t be anything left. It would be worse than any nuclear bomb we could make. Look, the world is a magnificent dangerous place. We can either choose to live while we’re alive, or worry about shit that will probably never happen. I spend way too much time here. I’m old and I don’t have time to waste.

        I learned about Woll. It’s a German manufacturer of titanium pots and pans. Remember Shindler’s List. That book was fiction. But Germans do make these great titanium pots and pans. Google titanium pots made in Germany.

        _happy Mother’s and Father’s Day


        • I bet those are a pretty penny! We have several of those copper pans they advertise on tv and they work great. If I get nuked I guess all was for not huh? I hope I at least get to try out my new pistola before shtf lol. Damn weather sux and have to work when it doesn’t. If not then the nuke, earthquake, volcano, hurricane, niburu, pole shift, asteroid hit, WW3, Gods will be very pleased with all the preps I sacrificed 😛

          • Speaking of PANSies, I see on tv the bullshit storm back east. They act like it is some doomsday snow from hell! JESUS H. CHRIST, We have had 10X that much and still got by ok! That is a pussy assed snowstorm! Are people really that big of whoosies? Ohhh 5 people died… HOW? In car accidents? That whole thing is retarded jeeeez…

            • I was thinking the same thing when I saw that this morning. They have snowstorms every winter, they should be used to them by now, it’s just fricken normal weather.

            • Compare the resilience of Americans to that of Russians. If Washington DC kills any Russians on Russian soil Americans won’t know what hit them.

      3. The Soviet Union fell so shall america. Ya I’m sure Putin is sorely disappointed Russia’s greatest adversary is collapsing. Why do people think Putin and Russia is our friend. It’s utter nonsense to think this.

      4. How do you take down a powerful man. You find a woman from the past that was in a room alone with him for 5 mins to sign off on something and that it can be tracked back to this exact moment. The women are victims and men are rapists narrative will automatically destroy the man whether or not he did anything. Couple that with grab em by the pussy statements and this man is finished. As if women were innocent. Women can be very nasty. Even if a woman consents to sexual contact she can change her mind anytime later and say she was raped. men need to be careful about being alone with women. I know it sounds gay but think about it you gotta protect yourself from future accusations.

      5. On paper our system looks good. Enter money,corruption and lobbyists. It definitely needs an overhaul.

      6. Sorry—– off post comment

        Growing Crisis, Coming White-Genocide in South Africa
        Got this from Before its news and it is probably the most accurate posting ever made on that site.

        This story is posted under editors picks

        part of the posting–As you might be aware, the ANC government in South Africa has recently passed a motion in parliament by which they intend to seize all white-owned farms in South Africa – without any compensation. It’s all part of their insidious, communist plan to ultimately destroy all white South Africans and in particular the Afrikaans-speaking white community known as the “Afrikaner”. Of course this new law will pave the way to ultimately strip the White man of all his property & possessions. Their ultimate goal is to completely annihilate us as a people. It’s as simple as that. The ANC government has essentially declared war on the Afrikaner by attempting to legalize the wholesale destruction of the white minority in South Africa.

        Wish Mac would put it on this site.

        Why should you be concerned

        Alright, the continual talk about reparations from slavery days – yes in which slaves worked land and never compensated on farm land that has been passed down generation after generation.

        Same principle here.

        About 12,000 plus people are/have signed a petition asking President trump to bring these farmers to the U.S. as refugees http://www.change.com

        Not trying to stir create fear porn but need to know because those same feelings are brewing here.

        • Link you posted is not correct

      7. Putin is still just a KGB Punk! And how come I can buy a USSR flag that millions were murdered under, but I can’t buy Confederate flags that 1/3 of this countries citizen proudly served under. Looks like Amazon must be Communist. Trekker Out

        • Becase you live in a 3ew Communist Country Mt Trekker, Putin is fighting American 3ew Communism, and so should you. We need to kick the 3ew Commies out of America like Putin Did.

      8. Well you would know, Mr. “we will bury you”.

        What’s wrong, you been pulling this shit since McCarthy and had no actual plan about what the fuck to do with the hot potato chock full of ICBM’s when you FINALLY convinced it to go full retard?

      9. I’m very disappointed about you Vlad, tsk,tsk. They used to throw spittoons at each other a beat each other with canes. Duel’s with pistols was common.

        Snowflake anyone?

      10. “And how come I can buy a USSR flag that millions were murdered under, but I can’t buy Confederate flags”

        That is because those killings under the USSR flag was not a Russian thing, … it was a J3wish Bolshevik thing.

        And as everybody should know by now … whatever the J3wish people do and have done … is completely acceptable.

        Growing up … I was taught that the Confederate Flag was evil … after some private research some years later, that is not the case.

        That flag gets demonized for all the wrong reasons – it should be the true flag of the U.S.A

      11. Putin’s words make sense, and the man sounds sane. But he still has a trust issue, D/T his past, and the deaths of prominent spies and others opposed to him. After all, he’s still associated with the governments of the world, which are made up of elite globalist. Might think better of him if he weren’t a member of the United Nations. Of course he could be just playing the “game”. At least he does admit the horrors that would come from nuclear war, and he does have a right to protect his country.

      12. Before I say more,, Know this, I will fight to the death to keep this country as a Republic. I will never surrender this country to socialism or communism.
        Putin is correct, this countries political system is unglued, unhinged and downright dangerous. Not only to the foundations of this country but to the whole world.
        The Russians may be messing with us, but turn about is fair play, and we all know we have done the same,,, time and time again.
        We all state that an armed society is a polite society,,, well so is the world,,, we have forgotten this.
        I can only imagine that the rest of the world is a bit nervous watching the turmoil in our country as the intellectually depraived and morally bankrupt left tries to destabilize and take over our country. If Russia or China were in the midst of what we are experiencing,, we would be on a heighten state of readiness. I say this with a Military background.
        I believe we need to clean this mess up sooner as opposed to later before others get closer and better prepared to invade when we are at weakest.

        • Spot on comment

          • “Know this, I will fight to the death to keep this country as a Republic. I will never surrender this country to socialism or communism.”

            You don’t have to, it was already done for you in 1933.

            • I think you need to pay closer attention.

      13. Spot on Comment

      14. Yes Im grateful that China has told the USA to not invade or Bomb north Korea. And I have nothing against Russia. Russia was our ally in WWII. and They are white folks. I hope Putins nuke capability scares the shit out of the USA military. That statement that what good is the world if there is No Russia should send chills up the US militarys spine.

        • Old Guy……agree completely with your statement.

      15. Putin likes Trump and Trump likes Putin. If that’s the case what are both doing fighting in Syria? Trump hates Iran and Putin is allied with Iran. Putin defends Russia and their allies. Trump pours trillions into the Pentagon with no real accounting, a secret open ended money sucking swindle opposed by the majority of US citizens. Who is the bigger puppet and poses the greater threat to all life on Earth? I think the answer is the home team.

        • Trump is isrealhells beech, Putin is NOT. That should answer your question.

      16. We are currently in a Mexican standoff with several countries ie; North Korea, China, Russia, Iran and actively engaged in destabilizing others. since WWII we have become the hired bully of….follow the money to the Vatican and the Zionists. Maybe a couple of well placed nukes should find their way to Rome and Tel Aviv. Many world problems would be solved.

        • I agree with piner and Genius

      17. In the tradition of Hegel, Russia would have compromised both sides, equally, made full advantage of the destabilization, painted itself as the victim and the victor.

        There is at least one Eric Cartman figure, in every family, and I think that every well-adjusted person sees that for what it is.

      18. This shows Putin is an agent of the Deep State. He’s expressing their frustration with their program not being bought by the American people.

      19. Everybody outside the US is trying to warn Americans but the country is deliberately TOO DIVIDED. If you ever thought Civil War 2.0 was just silly ideas, think again.

        I wonder how many Americans will brush aside Russell Bentley’s message. He’s actually fighting against pro-American UkroNazis in Donbass right now.


        by Russell “Texas” Bentley

        To My Family and Friends, and All Good People of the USA,

        You may not know it yet, but the world changed on March 1st, 2018, an old era was ended, and a new era begun. In very great part, the meaning of this new era is up to you.

        On that historic day, Vladimir Putin revealed to the world that the US military is now obsolete, and no longer capable of “projecting power”, committing war crimes, or intimidating and destroying smaller nations around the world. That day has ended forever, one way or another. The US military is still completely capable of the mission it needs and deserves to do, which is to defend the territory and people of the United States of America. You are safe. There is no threat. But the days of your government threatening and destroying other countries is over. I hope you understand this.

        Putin’s revelation of Russia’s game-changing weapons, against which the US military is literally defenseless, is not a threat or a bluff. Only liars and fools speak of “Russian aggression”, and the stupidity of anyone who says or believes “Putin is bluffing” is beyond measure. Russia’s weapons are real, and the US military industrial complex (that Dwight Eisenhower warned about 57 years ago) has absolutely no defense against them. In spite of plundering and squandering literally trillions of dollars from the US treasury and the American People in the name of “defense”, they are defenseless.

        Russia’s new weapons present no threat to the American People, unless you allow the people who own and control your government to to start a world war and force the Russians to use them. But if you do allow that to happen, the American people will get exactly what the “good Germans” got in 1945. And you will deserve it, just as much as they did. For the exact same reasons.

        Russia is not your enemy. We seek only cooperation for the mutual benefit of all Mankind. But since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1990, 28 years ago, the USA, NATO and the EU have sought to plunder and rule the world. They have been the enemies, the enslavers, the destroyers of the world. No reality based person can dispute that fact. There is no place that the US or NATO has gone into in the last 4 decades that is better off. Not one. In fact, there is no place that NATO or the US have intervened, (usually against international law) that hasn’t become a failed state, hell on Earth for the citizens, and a genuine danger to the surrounding regions and the world. It is the US government and NATO, and the people who own and control them, who are the threats and the enemies to the future of Humanity. But their days of disregarding international law and destroying weaker nations with impunity are now over, as of March 1st, 2018.

        The good people of America now have a huge opportunity, and a huge challenge. Russia spends less than one tenth what the USA spends on military and defense, but their military and weapons are superior in every measurable way. The waste, corruption and abject venality of the US military industrial complex has wasted trillions on weapon systems that are now literally useless, and which have left the US military (and by extension the American people) defenseless before the power of Russia’s weapons, which are designed and produced to be effective rather than profitable. The opportunity is this – the USA can now reduce its military spending (the highest in the world) by 90% and still be safer than you are right now, spending almost a trillion dollars a year on useless weapons and a defenseless military. Safer, because as soon as the American People take control of their government enough to reduce your spending to ONLY as much as Russia spends, Russia will stop having reason to see the USA as an existential threat. The less you spend, the safer you will be. The more you spend, the more likely World War Three, which will see you as the instigators and the losers. This gives the USA, starting as soon as you want, an extra $800 billion, per year, to spend on things that have actual worth, things you really need. Health care, free college education, fixing the rotting economy and infrastructure that are daily becoming more of a threat to the American people than Russia has ever been.

        Your challenge is that you must root out an entrenched and ruthless kleptocracy, built on deceit and oppression, and which is bent on war, and will stop at nothing to cling to its power. It is a huge task, an historic task, but in it lies your only hope. These parasites must be stopped, and if the American People are not up to the challenge, if they fail in their historic mission, they will leave it to the armies of the world, led by Russia, who will no longer tolerate those who want to rule the world. Your rulers are leading you to a war you cannot win, a war from which you, your families and your nation, and perhaps the world, will never recover. If the American People do not prevent their rulers from starting World War Three, there will be war. Peace and prosperity or death and desolation. These are your only choices, and now is the time to make your choice and act accordingly.

        An annual windfall of $800 billion is yours for the taking, if you have the wisdom, courage and determination to take it back from the charlatans and scammers who have been robbing and wasting your trillions for years. Already these vermin claim the only possible solution is to give them even more money, as if those who fail when they out-spend their competitors ten to one might succeed by spending twenty to one. At some point, the host must rid itself of its parasites, or risk being bled dry.

        When the American People stand up to their oppressors, rid themselves of their parasites, the people of Russia and of the world will stand with you, will applaud and support you. All good people in the world are on the same side. Those who oppress and exploit you do the same to us. Your enemies are our enemies, and ours are yours. Stand up, as we have, throw off your chains and illusions, see for yourself who your real enemies are, and together let’s defeat them, before they destroy the world and all that is good in it. Only you can stop them without a global war. If you don’t, there will be war, and we will stop them. But those who live in the USA will suffer the fate of those who start and lose a world war. It is not a fate to be desired.

        America, that time has now come for you. The choice is stark and clear, and you must make it soon.
        Either bring your rulers to heel, stop the war they are bent on starting, and reap the benefits of stopping the most egregious and wasteful scam in history, or do nothing, allow your parasites to consume you, and let them lead you and your children and your nation to Armageddon and a fiery death in a war that you now know you can never win. The choice is yours. And so is the responsibility.
        – – – – – –

        My name is Russell “Texas” Bentley, and this is my blog about the war in the Donbass region of Southeast Ukraine. I am in Donetsk, and I have been here since December 2014. From January to June 2015, I was a soldier in the Essence of Time combat unit of the Novorussian Armed Forces (NAF). I served at the Donetsk airport and Spartak as a rifleman and RPG gunner.

        I am now doing Information Warfare for the Donetsk People’s Republic. The war in Donbass is only one Front in a global war. Fascism has again raised its ugly head, and we are here to fight and defeat it. Truth is one of our most powerful weapons, and my job is to get the truth to the people of the Western world. But I need your help.

      20. Somebody tell the snowflakes to get over the “collusion” issue. Trump tried to deescalate the tensions between the USA and Russia by talking civilly to Putin. The Dummycrats couldn’t stand it so they created a non-issue about election influence. The dumbest among us don’t realize that all superpowers have been doing this for decades, if not centuries. Having a civil relationship with Russia is to the world’s advantage – nuclear fallout lasts a long time.

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