Vladimir Putin + Donald Trump … A historic international bonding in the making ?

Posted: December 18, 2015 in Donald Trump, President Obama, Presidential Election, Russia, United States
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Captain Rick of Atridim News Journal: Russian President Vladimir Putin is one of the world’s most intelligent leaders, while President Obama ‘speaks down’ of him, as do many U.S. presidential contenders and much of the western world news media.

I am encouraged by an apparent bonding between Putin and Trump. It reminds me of the bond between President Ronald Reagan and Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union that helped tear down the Berlin Wall in 1989. I believe we are witnessing the beginning of a bonding of two great minds for the betterment of America and the world.


Donald Trump has said that he would "get along very well" with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The feeling is apparently mutual. Putin offered high praise for the billionaire businessman-turned-Republican presidential front-runner on Thursday during an annual news conference with reporters. "He is a bright and talented person without any doubt," Putin said, adding that Trump is "an outstanding and talented personality." And in remarks closely mirroring Trump’s assessment of the campaign, Putin called Trump "the absolute leader of the presidential race." Later Thursday, Trump returned the warm words "It is always a great honor to be so nicely complimented by a man so highly respected within his own country and beyond. I have always felt that Russia and the United States should be able to work well with each other towards defeating terrorism and restoring world peace, not to mention trade and all of the other benefits derived from mutual respect."

While most Republican presidential contenders have demonized the Russian president — including calling him a "gangster" and a "thug" — and pushed plans to isolate Russia on the world stage, Trump has instead touted his ability to improve Washington-Moscow relations by working with the iron-fisted Russian leader.

Trump said in October that he and Putin "are very different"; but suggested that the two men could move beyond the frigid relations that have come to define U.S.-Russia relations under President Barack Obama. "I think that I would at the same time get along very well with him. He does not like Obama at all. He doesn’t respect Obama at all. And I’m sure that Obama doesn’t like him very much," Trump said then. "But I think that I would probably get along with him very well. And I don’t think you’d be having the kind of problems that you’re having right now."

Putin referenced Trump’s reported desire "to reach another, deeper level of relations" with Russia in his remarks Thursday. "What else can we do but to welcome it? Certainly, we welcome it," Putin said.

While fellow Republican contenders have been highly skeptical of stepped up Russian military involvement in Syria, Trump has welcomed it. Trump suggested in his September "60 Minutes" appearance that the U.S. should avoid deepening its involvement in Syria, instead allowing Russia to take a leading role in combating the radical Islamist group that has called for attacks on the U.S. "Russia wants to get rid of ISIS. We want to get rid of ISIS. Maybe let Russia do it. Let them get rid of ISIS" Trump said.

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  2. Jonathan Fenton-Harvey says:

    Interesting article.

    Check out my post – on how the West is in fact powerless to stop the threat of Islamic Extremism. http://ideologyvisiondiscussion.com/2015/12/18/why-the-west-wont-eliminate-islamic-extremism/

  3. Ken Bosch says:

    Better to be friends than enemies.

  4. atridim says:

    Unlike Facebook, which manipulates who sees what, WordPress is directly viewable by the entire world without membership. In addition to the powerful WordPress search engine, Google also finds all WordPress posts. Google is NOT able to find a Facebook post. Facebook lives in a secluded world controlled by Facebook. I believe Facebook’s control and seclusion will eventually destroy Facebook. Thus, I encourage everyone, including Facebook members to comment here.
    Captain Rick

  5. atridim says:

    President Obama, the News Media and most of presidential candidates have painted Putin as evil. I believe they are all WRONG. Trump and Paul stand as the only candidates who broadcast wisdom on this subject. The rest are simply cranking unintelligent, unfounded BS.
    Captain Rick

  6. atridim says:

    A flashback to this blog post I presented on WordPress 2 years ago today. It paints a very different picture of Trump before the election … when he praised Putin. Something bad happened to Trump’s thinking since he was elected. He turned on Putin, including dropping 50+ cruise missiles on a Russian financed air base in Syria. I am encouraged by Putin’s presentation of an ‘olive branch’ to Trump this past week. I hope that Trump rediscovers his heart and thinking of 2 years ago today. America and the world certainly would benefit.

  7. atridim says:

    This is a post from Atridim News Journal on Facebook that I posted on 12/17/17:

    ANJ Breaking News: The Kremlin said Sunday that Russian President Vladimir Putin called President Trump to thank him for a U.S. intelligence tip that helped thwart a series of bombings in St. Petersburg. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed that Trump spoke to Putin. The conversation was the second phone call between the two leaders since Thursday, according to the White House.

    Captain Rick: I see this as a significant effort on behalf of Russia’s Putin … to call Trump and convey thanks. Its an ‘olive branch’ after Trump very stupidly dropped 50+ cruise missiles on a Syrian air base that Russia heavily financed … an expenditure of hundred of millions of US dollars for an effort that basically gained nothing except to irritate Russia and Putin.

    Hopefully Trump has enough intelligence remaining that he will reach out and shake Putin’s hand and strive to become his friend, rather than a ‘cold war’ enemy that Trump has demonstrated. I continue to see Vladimir Putin as one of the most intelligent leaders of our world … far more so than Trump, who has been developing a record of STUPID moves.

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