RT compares Putin to JFK and the West…to Russia?

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In a recent article on RT (aka Russia Today), the state-owned international network published an analysis on the aftermath of the fall of the Berlin Wall, and in it, a shocking comparison that likens Russian President Vladimir Putin to former US President John F. Kennedy, and the Western world to Cold War era Russia.

“It seems to me the curtain is being drawn closed again, only this time by the NATO nations and not Khrushchev. It’s as if our roles are reversed somehow. Vladimir Putin acting like JFK, and western leaders bent on some convoluted socialism.”

The comparison is naturally bizarre for two obvious reasons: JFK was an unapologetic liberal (while Putin is a staunch, if not radical conservative), and it’s only those among the conservative right who would ever raise the specter and threat of (presumably) Obama-brand socialism.

Butler on RT
Butler on RT

The head scratching quote was written by Phil Butler, editor-in-chief of Everything-PR.com and a regular ‘policy and public relations analyst’ for RT. The article in question was published in their “Op-Edge” section (which one can only assume is for op-eds…but, you know, edgier). For good measure, we should also point out that Mr. Butler is an MH17 truther.

The JFK comparison was not the only oddity put out by RT today, with Butler describing what can only be assumed as a continuation of his alternate bizarro reality, one where NATO expansion was designed to prevent a brain drain at gunpoint of western dissidents pining for greener pastures in Russia.

“If Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev’s erecting the Berlin Wall was to keep the best and brightest in the Soviet Union, then NATO militarism’s spread can easily be seen keeping citizens within the western fold. Let’s face it, it’s impossible to defect from the western alliance once your military is solidly encamped.”

Included are also a number factual missteps, such as the myth of aggressive NATO “expansion” (disproven), Reagan’s alleged broken promise not to all countries to join NATO (also disproven), and the following gem:

“Russia led by Putin owes nobody and seems ready to emerge as the world’s dominant economic force right along with China.”

While it’s refreshing to see RT paint Moscow as the villain for once, maybe waxing poetic on Putin has its logical limits.

14 thoughts on “RT compares Putin to JFK and the West…to Russia?”

  1. Ha, ha, ha. Russia’s economy is comparable in size with the Italian. If they do not have oil, Russia would be at the level of the Sudan.

    1. True, russia is the mexico of that continent and russians are mexicans.
      The biggest two exports of apeland/russia are oil/gas and their youth.
      Just like mexico and mexicans. No one wants to live in either cesspool…..

      1. ….and most of the oil and gas is from Siberia which has long since questioned why the money stays in Moscow.

        1. True, Siberia let it be known they wanted to have a referendum to vote for Independence but Putkin was not amused and even took down their website on the subject. It is obvious the funds received from Siberia help to fuel Putlink’s “proxy” war against Ukraine.
          Hey, let’s get together and infiltrate Siberia with our mercenaries, our freedom fighters, guns, tanks, missiles, then overtake the municipal buildings and plunk down a “Siberian Freedom” flag, then set up the freedom fighters as governors, mayors, and claim a little kingdom as “Novo Siberia” !
          Of course the people must have a voice, eh Putin?
          ;- )

        2. Yup, siberia is more closely tied to asia than the nothern slav people bordering the humans in europe.

  2. We are used to much nonsense from RT, but this, well, what can we expect from Putler’s Reich’s propaganda department!

  3. BIZARRE…THEY MUST BE LOSING THEIR MINDS…HOWEVER, THEY ALSO KNOW THEIR ARE A LOT OF IGNORANT IDIOTS OUT THERE LIKE THE SOCIALIST PARTY WHICH SUPPORTS RUSSIA????HUH????? THIS HAS BEEN THE WEIRDEST WAR I’VE SEEN IN MY LIFETIME AND THE FACT THAT THE WEST INCLUDING THE USA IS LETTING PUTLER GET AWAY WITH ALL THIS WARRING, THREATENING AND PROPAGANDA IS BEYOND ME. I READ A SOCIALIST WEB SITE THAT ACCUSES AMERICA AS WANTING A WAR WITH RUSSIA????THIS IS THE NONSENSE THAT IS BEING SPREAD BY BOTH MARXISTS AND EXTREME CONSERVATIVES AROUND THE WORLD. IT SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE WHAT’S HAPPENING. IT ALMOST MAKES ONE BELIEVE IN END TIMES AND PUTLER IS THE ANTI-CHRIST THAT COMES INTO THE WORLD IN SHEEPS CLOTHING.

    1. Yeah, Putin is the “fly in the ointment”. I doubt he is going to come out of all this conflict any much better ahead.
      Perhaps he wants to go out in a blaze of destruction as a fitting end to his tsar-wannabee existence. Few will think kindly of his shameful life of duplicity and deception. Hopefully we’ll turn the page on this dark era sooner rather than later.

  4. Like JFK, more like Pablo Escobar, who said that ‘the essence of the business was “Simple—you bribe
    someone here, you bribe someone there, and you pay a friendly banker to
    help you bring the money back.’ or ‘He had an effective, inescapable policy in dealing with law enforcement and the government, referred to as “plata o plomo,” (literally silver or lead, colloquially money or bullets). This resulted in the deaths of hundreds of individuals, including civilians, policemen and state officials.’ although Pootin has used other various methods, polonium etc.

  5. Russian news is a fiction, and it’s not even good fiction. The Russian media is terrible at lying, which is always a surprise, considering how much practice they get.

    1. and russians themselves always drink it down, willingly. russians themselves are the reason why russia will always be little more than a region full of ignorant, fearful baboons.

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