>Useful Idiots Bin: A Tsar is Born: Time recognizes Putin as "Person of the Year"; managing editor Stengel belongs to Council on Foreign Relations

>Under the title “A Tsar Is Born” the influential Time magazine has crowned neo-Soviet Russian dictator Vladimir Putin “Person of the Year.” Time’s managing editor is Richard Stengel, who belongs to the pro-communist/world government Council on Foreign Relations. “He’s the new czar of Russia and he’s dangerous in the sense that he doesn’t care about civil liberties, he doesn’t care about free speech,” Stengel gushes. Time’s doxology for the KGB tyrant in Moscow can be read here. Journalist Adi Ignatius writes:

Putin grudgingly reveals a few personal details between intermittent bites of food: He relaxes, he says, by listening to classical composers like Brahms, Mozart, Tchaikovsky. His favorite Beatles song is Yesterday. He has never sent an e-mail in his life. And while he grew up in an officially atheist country, he is a believer and often reads from a Bible that he keeps on his state plane.

That’s nice: The world’s number one terrorist reads his Bible. Now where did I put that sickness bag?

Russian President Vladimir Putin Named Time’s ‘Person of the Year’
Wednesday, December 19, 2007

NEW YORK — Time magazine on Wednesday named Russian President Vladimir Putin its 2007 “Person of the Year.”

The nod went to the Russian leader because of Putin’s “extraordinary feat of leadership in taking a country that was in chaos and bringing it stability,” said Richard Stengel, Time’s managing editor.

Putin, 55, is enormously popular in Russia, presiding over a resurgent economy flush with revenue from oil and natural gas. But critics say he has moved the country away from Russia’s democratic reforms of the 1990s by tightening control of the media, courts and parliament.

“He’s the new czar of Russia and he’s dangerous in the sense that he doesn’t care about civil liberties, he doesn’t care about free speech,” Stengel said.

Putin recently endorsed protoge Dmitry Medvedev’s presidential bid, and later said he would accept Medvedev’s offer to serve as prime minister if Medvedev is elected in the March 2 election.

Many believe Putin would remain Russia’s real leader, regardless of his title, though Putin has said he would not undermine his successor. The Russian constitution limits presidents to two consecutive terms.

Others who were in the running for Person of the Year included Nobel Prize-winner Al Gore and author J.K. Rowling.

This year’s choice was a return to the magazine’s tradition of picking an individual rather than last year’s choice of anyone creating or using content on the World Wide Web.

Previous individual winners have included Bono, President George W. Bush and Amazon.com CEO and founder Jeff Bezos.

Source: FoxNews.com

During the interview Putin lied through his teeth with respect to the Soviet strategists’ long-range objectives: “The Soviet Union wanted to be a leader in the global communist revolution. This was a big mistake. We would not like to repeat these mistakes in the future. We don’t want to command anyone, we don’t want to be a superpower that dominates and imposes solutions.” This, however, is not the stated intention of the Union State of Russia and Belarus, whose leader Pavel Borodin in 2006 candidly declared that “Europe will kneel at our feet.”

Dissident Garry Kasparov, who has been in and out of jail for anti-Kremlin agitation and has advocated working with the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, was not impressed by Time’s profile of Putin: “The appraisal given by Time is almost in tune with the official Kremlin propaganda alleging that Russia has risen up from its knees coming a long way. There are certain problems with human rights, some drawbacks with freedom of speech, and the situation around corruption is poor, but the direction is correct, which is a major personal achievement for President Putin.”

Incidentally, CFR mouthpiece Time is infatuated with communist/fascist dictators including Adolf Hitler (1938), Joseph Stalin (1939), Nikita Krushchev (1957), Deng Xiaoping (1978, 1985), Yuri Andropov (1983), and Mikhail Gorbachev (1987, 1989). Millions of Americans will read this article and be brainwashed with pro-Kremlin propaganda. Runners up for Person of the Year included Nobel Prize-winner (?) Al Gore and “Harry Potter” creator J.K. Rowling. Are these the only candidates Time could find?

Neo-Soviet Russia Woos Greece into the Communist Bloc

These days the Leninist masterminds in the Kremlin are playing “buddy buddy” with everyone. With a little help from paleo-communist Bulgaria, Russia is advancing its strategic partnership with the European Union in general and Greece in particular by way of the South Stream natural gas project. State-run Novosti relates the history of South Stream: “Russia, Bulgaria, and Greece signed a memorandum on the oil pipeline in April 2005. Once completed, the pipeline will pump 35 million metric tons of oil a year (257.25 million bbl), a volume that could eventually be increased to 50 million metric tons (367.5 million bbl). The South Stream natural gas pipeline is set to cover over 900 km (560 miles) under the Black Sea from Russia to Bulgaria and supply 30 billion cu m of gas annually to the European Union.” Greece’s putatively conservative Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis visited Moscow on December 17, at which time he stated: “Bilateral relations in all spheres are developing very dynamically and have transformed into strategic partnership based on common historical and cultural values.” Pictured above: Bulgarian Prime Minister Sergei Stanishev, Karamanlis, and Putin in Athens, on March 14, 2007. Stanishev is a member of the ruling “ex”-communist Bulgarian Socialist Party.

5 responses to “>Useful Idiots Bin: A Tsar is Born: Time recognizes Putin as "Person of the Year"; managing editor Stengel belongs to Council on Foreign Relations

  1. mah29001 December 19, 2007 at 5:13 pm

    >This sadly reminds me as how Gorbachev was recognized as the “Person of the Year” along with also the National Socialist dictator of Germany-Adolf Hitler.

  2. mah29001 December 19, 2007 at 5:14 pm

    >I also wonder why these folks never did Ian Smith for warning the West on Mugabe’s genocidal goals. But apparently these folks would likely one day do Mugabe as “Person of the Year” or someone like him again.

  3. mah29001 December 19, 2007 at 5:17 pm

    >I have also documented of Russia subverted Greece into a Soviet Socialist Republic with doubling its gas production to Greece. Yea, what a load of bull Time has really become. Supporting a tyrant like Putin who’s absorbing European states not normally under the Soviet system into his “old” Soviet bloc.He’s got Italy under his belt working with “ex”-Soviet Republics like Bulgaria to push for a Soviet Europe.

  4. mah29001 December 19, 2007 at 8:37 pm

    >You might want to update the world map on the spread of Communism on Greece to pure red as it seems that neo-Soviet Russia may not need the insurgent terrorists they are funding in Greece but likely only as a way to get the U.S. out of Greece.

  5. Perilous Times December 19, 2007 at 8:51 pm

    >Mah: You might want to update the world map on the spread of Communism on Greece to pure redIt’s tempting, but I’ll wait to see how PASOK does in the next election, unless the Left forces a coup before then.

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