Putin: Western Nations Want To Chain ‘The Russian Bear’

Western nations want to chain ‘the Russian bear’ – Putin (RT, Dec 18, 2014):

Western nations want to chain “the Russian bear,” pull out its teeth and ultimately have it stuffed, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned. He said anti-Russian sanctions are the cost of being an independent nation.

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Putin used the vivid metaphor of a “chained bear” during his annual Q&A session with the media in Moscow in response to a question about whether he believed that the troubles of the Russian economy were payback for the reunification with Crimea.

“It’s not payback for Crimea. It’s the cost of our natural desire to preserve Russia as a nation, a civilization and a state,”Putin said.

The president said that even if “the Russian bear” started “sitting tight… and eating berries and honey,” this would not stop pressure being applied against the country.

“They won’t leave us alone. They will always seek to chain us. And once we are chain, they’ll rip out our teeth and claws. Our nuclear deterrence, speaking in present-day terms,” Putin said.

“As soon as this [chaining the bear] happens, nobody will need it anymore. They’ll stuff it. And start to put their hands on his Taiga [Siberian forest belt] after it. We’ve heard statements from Western officials that Russia’s owning Siberia was not fair,” he exclaimed.

“Stealing Texas from Mexico – was that fair? And us having control over our own land is not fair. We should hand it out!”

The West had an anti-Russian stance long before the current crisis started, Putin said. The evidence is there, he said, ranging from“direct support of terrorism in the North Caucasus,”to the expansion of NATO and the creation of its anti-ballistic missile system in Eastern Europe, and the way the western media covered the Olympic Games in Sochi, Putin said.

3 thoughts on “Putin: Western Nations Want To Chain ‘The Russian Bear’

  1. RT’s propagandist coverage is a beautiful foil these days against the zionist lying MSM.
    I watched his Q&A on TV, it was quite interesting, but he certainly didn’t appear to be a man under pressure to declare war, in fact his well thought out response to the economic & currency mess was extremely positive in the knowledge that they hold most cards re natural resources……..which again raises the question….

    “What the ^*ck is really going on?”

  2. Friend Stanley, Putin does hold the majority of the cards, starting with public sentiment. His people, and most people around the world think well of him, and despise the US and greedy gut bankers. If he hold ten rubles, it is more than the US has left……………….the US is so deeply in debt that if a citizen has $100.00 he has more than his government.

    Putin didn’t mention his stockpiling of gold, but he has a lot of it. If necessary, he could back the ruble with gold or silver……..the US can’t because they don’t have anything to back the dollar. The US great industrial system has been gutted, there is zero growth in the US, except on paper for greedy gut. Nothing is built, nothing created…….corporations have choked the lifeblood out of the middle class. Without a middle class to start new enterprises, 80% of new jobs vanish, and all economic growth goes with it. The US is making desperate measures, and they look desperate.
    Less than 30% of the world uses the dollar. The US has skated on world reserve status for years. If Putin vanished tomorrow, the changes in the world economy he developed would remain. This is one more reason the US behavior towards Russia is so self destructive and absurd. The genie is out of the bottle, any world reserve currency is now obsolete.
    Most ordinary Ukrainian people feel much closer to Russia than the despised US puppet government they suffer with……..Obamination has promised them “lethal aid” by the end of this week. If they start shooting at the people of the Ukraine, they will find out what it is like to anger the Russians, and their asses will be tossed out into the snow. Putin would intervene, and win the acclaim of the entire area who are all sick of US interference in their lives. This is one more fool move that will play into Putin’s hands.
    Putin is a master chess player, US leaders play tic-tac-toe……they cannot beat him.

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