Putin Politely Expresses His Amazement At Western Stupidity

Uprootedpalestinians's Blog

By Paul Craig Roberts

September 14, 2016 “Information Clearing House” –

In an interview  with John Micklethwait of Bloomberg Businessweek, Putin was asked about Russia’s desire to expand its influence geographically.

Putin answered as follows:

“I think all sober-minded people who really are involved in politics understand that the idea of a Russian threat to, for example, the Baltics is complete madness. Are we really about to fight NATO? How many people live in NATO? About 600 million, correct? There are 146 million in Russia. Yes, we’re the biggest nuclear power. But do you really think that we’re about to conquer the Baltics using nuclear weapons? What is this madness? That’s the first point, but by no means the main point.

“The main point is something completely different. We have a very rich political experience, which consists of our being deeply convinced that you cannot do anything against the…

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