IS PUTIN A NEW HITLER?

We ask this question because this is the implication behind the attacks by many western political & media elites on Vladimir Putin.

Putin is singled out for attack. Many of the attacks are subtle but consistent over time. Others are more open & obvious.
IS PUTIN A NEW HITLER?

You will have noticed that where Vladimir Putin & the Russian state are concerned allegations become stated fact within a remarkably short time.

A plethora of mere assertions are quickly converted to known fact.
IS PUTIN A NEW HITLER?

Vladimir Putin is primary boogie man for the West, a figure of contempt accused of being a thief on a grand scale, an anti-democratic demagogue & instigator of murder, a supporter of other detested leaders & by implication the most evil man on the planet.
IS PUTIN A NEW HITLER?

Every story published by the western mainstream media portrays Vladimir Putin in the worst light possible.

Putin is depicted as a malignant force, a Svengali determined to do the Devil’s work across the globe.

Does this in any way reflect reality?
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There is no denying that certain politicians in the West see Putin as a mirror image of Hitler, an adversary to heap opprobrium upon conveying their absolute loathing of him insisting he is evil incarnate.

What lies behind this character assassination?
IS PUTIN A NEW HITLER?

What might be the western elite's reasons for claiming Putin is evil? This is an outrageous claim. Is there any evidence for it, hard or not.

Why do many western political & media elites believe Putin is beyond the pale & work constantly for his ouster?
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One contention is that nothing happens in Russia or indeed outside Russia at times without the say so of Vladimir Putin.

When journalists or ex-Spies die in mysterious circumstances the view of many in the West is that Putin must be the instigator.
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Another contention is that Vladimir Putin is a thief on a grand scale, that he has accrued millions, or perhaps even billions through using his position to aggrandize himself & defraud others.

Is there any solid evidence of this or is it mere hearsay?
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Another contention is that Putin wants to undermine western democracy & instigated the use of social media & other means at his disposal to influence elections across the western world.

Putin is represented as the ultimate James Bond film villain.
IS PUTIN A NEW HITLER?

Yet another contention is that he is the primary barrier to an open society in Russia, that he refuses to embrace full western style democracy & is therefore a demagogue seeking only to maintain his own power at the great detriment of the Russian people.
IS PUTIN A NEW HITLER?

It is boldly stated that Putin instigated an invasion of Ukraine by assisting Crimea to become part of the Russian Federation.

The term most commonly used is ‘annexation’.

The fact that the people of Crimea have a different view is altogether ignored.
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Putin is accused of Russian armed forces to eastern Ukraine to fight in the regions of Donetsk & Lugansk to keep them separate from the rest of Ukraine.

It is even said he wants this part of Ukraine for Russia.

This is not Putin’s stated view however.
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Putin is accused at times of wanting to reestablish the Soviet Union by taking back the countries who left such as Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Poland & the Czech & Slovak Republics.

Apart from hearsay via NATO where is there any evidence for this claim?
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Putin is accused of being a danger to the entire world due to a reassertive Russia.

UK politicians & Secretary general of @NATO are particularly keen to assert this as fact & maintain there is constant Russian aggression.

Again, where’s the evidence?
IS PUTIN A NEW HITLER?

Are western leaders right that Vladimir Putin is truly an evil man with ambitions to see Russia supremely dominant using any evil method available to him?

What is the evidence for these assertions? Is it mere hearsay?

How reliable are Putin's accusers?
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The use of statements by the disaffected has an extremely patchy record.

Perhaps the most notorious case is that of ‘Curveball’ who gave US intelligence information about Iraq’s WMD program, later found to be fabrications told for personal gain.
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Western media is littered with anonymous sources on Putin, often from 'unidentified sources'.

Myriad occasions when blatant assertions serve the purpose of defamation, or use of 'probable', 'most likely’ & so forth.

No solid evidence is ever provided.
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You will recall Colin Powell’s address to the @UN regarding Iraq’s WMD program.

This infamous occasion demonstrates how geopolitical castles of sand can be created that appear extremely solid at the time though history conveniently washes them all away.
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It is true that Russia doesn't have a mirror image of western democratic systems. Are there good reasons for this?

What basis might there be for Russia's present part-democratic system?

Are the powerful oligarchs from Yeltsin’s time a factor at all?
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In relation to the lack of full democracy in Russia think of what the US was able to do in Latin America over many decades whenever a left-leaning government decided to have open democracies.

The CIA was able to use these to undermine every one of them.
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Che Guevara was quizzed by Fidel Castro on what he had gleaned from the overthrow of the democratically-elected leader of Guatemala.

Che saw how the CIA used the democratic systems there & urged Castro to avoid democratic institutions for this reason.
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Does Putin give orders for people to be intimidated, robbed or murdered?

What evidence is there for this?

No one has seen any evidence for this.

If it is true then why are so many respected world leaders happy to meet him & appear to respect & like him?
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Does Putin plan to invade Russia’s neighbors to resurrect the Soviet Union?

Did he plan & execute the invasion of Ukraine?

Did he steal Crimea from Ukraine?

Did he send Russian troops & tanks for these purposes?

Again, where is the hard evidence?
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Is Russia poised, through Putin’s instigation, to take over the world by force?

Is this his ultimate desire? What basis might there be for this assertion?

Are Russia's hypersonic weapons an offensive threat?

Again, show us the hard evidence for this.
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We do not believe the accusations listed above are true.

Vladimir Putin appears to be interested instability & peace not war & not in the least interested in recreating communism in a new Soviet Union.

Russia is now a thoroughly capitalist nation.
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Here are three films about Vladimir Putin from a perspective not seen from western elites. For a fuller picture of the personality of Putin watch:

The President


Putin


World Order
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Feel free to relate your thoughts pro or con.

See what hard evidence you can find on any of the assertions above.

What is your view of Putin’s personality based on what you know & have observed?

Is Putin the evil man they claim?

Is Putin a new Hitler?
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