Vladimir Putin, The New Leader Of The Free World ?

” During recent negotiations, Vladimir Putin demonstrated his skill at using peace as a weapon, and placed Russia in a position to take the title of the guardian of democracy and western values.

 
It is hard to imagine the “leader of the free world” administering a nation where journalists are imprisonedmilitarized police kick in doors without warrantswhere any citizen can be arrested and shipped to a remote prison without charge or trial, where police can kill unarmed citizens with impunity, where the government orders military attacks in defiance of international law, where dissidents flee in fear for their freedom or lives, where constant identification checkpoints stop citizens on the road, and where security services spy on every citizen in the country.However, that is the country that President Obama currently reigns over, leaving the title of “leader of the free world” up for grabs
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With the notable exception of gay rights, Russia beats the United States in almost every metric of individual liberty. With many expecting a reboot of the Cold War, it will be interesting to see who plays the villain this time.”
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