Dear Friends of CCI,
Four years ago, in utter devastation, I wrote a piece putting together what I had personally experienced about Vladimir Putin and what others who had experience with him had told me. Why? Because he was clearly the #1 focus of the sabotaged Sochi Olympics and the fierce Maiden Revolt which was supported by outside forces against Russia and Putin.
Today we face the potential of WWIII due to this insane “enemy-making” being waged against Putin and Russia. When, if ever, will our people wake up and demand radical change in the U.S. military policy toward Russia––and the world for that matter? My answer: ONLY when enough of us speak out for our common future. “How can we REVERSE this perilous situation in which we find ourselves?”
Putin isn’t the problem, friends. The problem is the projection of our own “shadow” on Putin and Russia. More on this to follow.
The article below was my pondering four years ago about this situation––and the tragic consequences that could result. It is even more relevant today than then.
Center for Citizen Initiatives
April 21, 2014
Russia Report: Putin
Friends and colleagues,
As the Ukraine situation has worsened, unconscionable misinformation and hype is being poured on Russia and Vladimir Putin.
Journalists and pundits must scour the Internet and thesauruses to come up with fiendish new epithets to describe both.
Wherever I make presentations across America, the first question ominously asked during Q&A is always, “What about Putin?”
It’s time to share my thoughts which follow: