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Snowden’s personal saga comes at bad moment for Russia-US relations

July 13, 2013 13:50

With opposition to Russia practically an innate precondition of the American political system, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden seeking refuge in Moscow can only worsen the bilateral relationship, NYU Professor Stephen Cohen tells RT.

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Anonymous user 16.07.2013 04:37

Putin had to do what is right and best for Russia first.

Anonymous user 16.07.2013 04:37

Obama squeeze Russia contracts if doesn't like Russia's handling of Snowden

Anonymous user 15.07.2013 14:33

The US propaganda machine is always anti-Russian and anti-Putin.

Anonymous user 15.07.2013 12:58

People should check Snowden's dubious background. Does not fit what he says he wants to achieve.

 

Tendeukai Mapita 15.07.2013 10:52

America is now corrupt like our old Mugabe who always think he is the only one can rule everything,let Snowden alone God has a reason for his spying

Anonymous user 15.07.2013 10:51

I don't think you would be quite if your father was abusing your mother
US gov.Is raping Amer people

Anonymous user 15.07.2013 08:00

I don't think that people of Russia get to decide over asylum for Snowden.

 

Max21c 15.07.2013 04:51

Russia has come along way. They are a free people now. And if they decide to give Edward Snowden Asylum well then it's their country and their government. Maybe I'm blind but I don't see the bear in the woods.

 

Max21c 15.07.2013 04:50

I know its heresy in America but America did not win the Cold War. America survived the Cold War. The Cold War was won by Lech Walesa not Ronald Reagan, and, by poor people in Poland and other lands in the East and not by the power elites of Washington or wealthy elites in International Banking. And have we ever thanked the people of Poland? Have we ever shown our gratitude to the people in these countries? Have we ever congratulated them on obtaining their freedom? Have we once openly marveled at what they have accomplished in nearly a quarter of a century in Russia?

 

Max21c 15.07.2013 04:37

These people are not America’s enemies anymore. We don’t need some silly restarting of a great power confrontation between Moscow and Washington. The Washington Regime needs to growup and lighten up and stop the nonsense of trying to use Russia as a threat of convenience and an enemy of convenience. There’s no bear in the woods!

 

Max21c 15.07.2013 04:36

I don’t know whether I’d vote for Putin or against Putin were I a Russian voter. But, from an objective perspective Putin took a country with chaos inside its government, a disintegrating state, a culture and civilization in a free-fall and a collapsing economy—and—he stabilized the state and its economy and stopped the slide of its civilization. Putin is an effective leader. He’s done a good job at fixing the problems they faced. . There’s no bear in the woods!

 

Max21c 15.07.2013 04:08

The only et main threat post Soviet Russia poses to the USA is in its aging Soviet era nuclear plants and the designs thereof. As well as some other issues per industrial pollution. Perhaps some inefficiencies et discrepancies in their banking sector and capital markets.

 

Chris Herz 15.07.2013 03:28

I am sorry to rain on the learned professor's parade, but from here in Washington an honest appraisal would suggets there are no normal relations between Russia and the USA to be damaged.
The USA have made it quite clear they propose to ring Russia with ABM missiles. They seek to penetrate into your southern regions via the Caucasus. They overfly your country everyday with their "supply/spy&quo t; missions into Afghanistan. They seek to displace Russian influence with their own in Central Asia. Above all else they have violated their own solemn undertaking given to President Gorbachev to not expand NATO.

Anonymous user 15.07.2013 00:57

Snowden's Mercedes would hit a tree and the engine would fly in the wrong direction like a bomb blew

 

JailBanksters 15.07.2013 00:22

There is much bigger picture here, bigger than Snowden, bigger than Obama trying to cover up 100 years US Government War Crimes. What if there was written proof that the US Government wanted 911, Pearl Harbour to happen? Can you just Imagine what might happen....

Anonymous user 14.07.2013 16:05

Russia US great relationship as long as Russia does what US wants and Russia gives all.

Anonymous user 14.07.2013 15:23

Snowden is a CIA agent in the old CIA-NSA interagency war. Discredit NSA to return funding to CIA.

Anonymous user 14.07.2013 14:40

How are Snowden's accommodations being paid for, and by whom?

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