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Putin: I support anti-gay laws but I’m against ‘hatred towards anyone’

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  1. Vladimir Putin continue to demonstrate that he has an even lower intelligence than George W. Bush, both these men illustrate how their low intelligence and hypocrisy was apparently no bar to either of them rising to the top in their individual political spheres.

    1. I don’t think they are equal in stupidity. Bush was a real imbecile, acting under instruction and easily manipulated by private groups in the military, because he wasn’t capable of leading. He was like a teenager trapped in a mans body.

      Putin, on the other hand, knows exactly what this is intended to do. He is directly following the Nazi manual, attempting to unify a people against a common enemy to both distract the public from his own failings and to encourage an ultra-nationalism – either in an attempt to unify the people behind him, or to create the right attitudes for war.

      We in the West have used this tool also. The US had a top-secret plan named Operation Northwoods, which involved murdering a group of their own citizens in a plane bombing to justify military action. We’ve also used the threat of terrorism to extend mass surveillance of the people.

      Creating an enemy is used to convince the dumb masses to obey and be “proud patriots”.

      1. BitterlyAmused 21 Nov 2013, 6:19pm

        BlokeToys, I agree. This is an old fashioned Witch Hunt. Inspire enough hate and mistrust towards one identifiable subsection of society and people will look aware from your indiscretions. Catholic church has been doing it for almost 2,000 years.

      2. de Villiers 21 Nov 2013, 11:43pm

        I’m not sure that it is a Nazi manual. The communists in Russia hounded Jews and Kulaks before the arrival of the National Socialists.

      3. Bloke Toys, I don’t think it’s as complicated as that, he seems to be in thrall to the Russian Orthodox Church under Patriarch Kirill, there seems to be some kind of merging of the church and the state happening.

  2. “You know how much criticism I had to listen to”
    Poor thing(((( These bad evil people from west counties offended you? They reminded you about human rights?
    Don’t worry, Olimpix will pass very soon! And you will be able to go on on March! How about that pink triangles idea?

    1. With him coming from a country where being critical of politicians has for the longest time been a criminal offense, and more or less remains that way, it is hardly surprising that someone like him can’t take it when it turns up.

    2. Loves to dish it out but he can’t take it, like every other cowardly bully.

  3. лицемер

    1. hypocrite

  4. Putin is a lying fascist pig.

    And the IOC is a homophobic hate group.

    1. de Villiers 21 Nov 2013, 11:44pm

      The problem with calling Putin a fascist pig and the IOC a homophobic hate group is that you called Ben Cohen a homophobe and Stonewall a homophobic hate group.

      Can you see the problem?

  5. Robert in S. Kensington 21 Nov 2013, 12:23pm

    Truy astounding from a leader who’s anti-gay laws are all about hate and fomenting it by enacting them. It sickens me that western leaders, especially European leaders aren’t taking a stand against him and his fascist regime. What is more sickening is that the UK exports more goods to Russia than any other. Profit ahead of human rights even if it means targeting a group of people for discrimination. Disgusting!

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 21 Nov 2013, 12:23pm

      Truly astounding…

      1. Robert in S. Kensington 21 Nov 2013, 12:24pm

        My goodness, my grammar is bad today. I should have said…from a leader whose….

  6. you lying peace of do do , we can see it in your face , you have put it out there that you do not care how your people treat LGTB people you are one of the worst of the people on this planet

  7. If that’s the case, then he could maybe sign a law outlawing such hate crimes.
    No?
    Thought not.

  8. “I support the Nazi’s but I don’t hate the jews”

  9. Pull the other one, Vlad, darling. It’s got bells on.

  10. Whats the word for disingeneous in Russian.?
    I’m sure Mr. Putin knows exactly the effect of this law, and it is NOT to “protect children” – no one rises to the top of the KGB without knowing exactly what this will do,!
    Obstification is one of his perfected abilities.

    1. Aahha!
      неискренние

    2. In 2010 with Patriarch Kirill as church leader there was a big child sex abuse scandal at the Vladimir monastery, children were also being ruthlessly beaten and forced to do hard labour, a convenient scapegoat had to be found to pin paedophile abuse onto and protect the reputation of the church…hence this.

  11. Putin, you support a law that actually creates the very atmosphere of this same hate you claim your against. This makes no sense at all.

  12. I’m not a homophobe … but ….

  13. Tom Cotner 21 Nov 2013, 3:11pm

    In one sentence he says he doesn’t hate anyone, then follows that with I support hatred laws.
    Talk about an oxymoron — with the emphasis on “moron”

  14. Putin is a cynical and ruthless pragmatist (KGB trained). If it suited him to pass every equality law under the sun to protect LGBT people he would. He probably doesn’t hate gay people – or like them either – they are simply useful. However most of the Russian people don’t understand or approve of LGBT rights. And with declining gas revenues and internal dissent, it suits Putin to have an issue that he can paint as Western interference in Russian politics. Any protests at Sochi will be spun in such a way.
    He can use the issue to drive Ukraine and others away from Europe and towards his influence. After all the EU is expecting gay rights from such potential new members. The ‘gay propaganda’ law is doubly clever in that it also ensures that there is unlikely to be any change in social attitudes while it’s in place. Look at what happened to an independent newspaper that merely quoted a sacked gay teacher saying that he was a normal person or the craven self-censorship of IKEA.

    1. de Villiers 21 Nov 2013, 11:46pm

      I agree with everything you have said about Putin.

    2. Very accurate description.

  15. Putin refuses to admit that his anti-gay laws create hatred towards gay people and that is a George W. Bush comment. IDIOT!!

  16. Meanwhile, pro-putin organisation ‘Narodny Sobor’ started to collect signatures for criminal punishment for homosexuality. Deputy from Putin’s ‘United Russia’ party said that they will think about new punishment like prison sentence for homosexual ‘propaganda’.

  17. Benjamin Bee 22 Nov 2013, 1:07am

    Russian cynicism?

  18. It seems that the main argument that people like Putin are throwing around is the need to “protect the youth” in their country. The offensive and ludicrous notion that we are recruiting and persuading people to be gay.

    As if anyone can or should sway an individual’s sexuality!

    That aside, his comments don’t add up as victims of anti-gay crime have next to no protection in Russia. The Olympics will be going ahead I think, but would it if Russia was locking up its citezens for expressing their relegion or ethnic cultures? I don’t think so.

    Putin is determined to hold Russia back on the World Board in terms of political policy. History is not going to look kindly upon him at this rate

  19. “The UN General Assembly tabled a resolution calling for an Olympic truce during the Sochi Games including a landmark call for host countries like Russia “to promote social inclusion without discrimination of any kind.””

    How brilliant would that be, a truce during the games. Because as we all know, as soon as the Olympics finish there won’t be any more problems for queer people in Russia.

    Really, what is it about the Olympics which inspires people to come out with this pompous cobblers?

    1. Gutless wonders, if you tolerate this then your children will be next.

  20. well done mr putin,put the queers where they belong,back in the shadows,i don’t mind queers as long as they don’t try to make everyone believe they are normal,”they are not”.

    1. Well bobbo, you may aspire to be normal but we queers simply are exceptional.
      You are correct, we queers are not normal, we are exceptional.
      Y’all have nice day now.

  21. Frank Boulton 24 Nov 2013, 7:58am

    Putin realizes that legislation to prevent a group of people from saying anything positive about themselves and to deprive them of the right to argue in their own defence is one of the most hateful things that can be done. This is about scapegoating. In order to get the Russian people to place the blame somewhere other than on his own head, he’s creating and enemy within his country. It’s like the “red under the bed” terror that America promoted in the McCarthy era. This is the “pink under the bed”.

  22. Stephen Fry suggested that athletes perform some sort of physical gesture on the podium, in solidarity with the LGBT community, like crossing their arms in front of their chest or something.
    But, upon rewatching an episode of QI, it was mentioned that, pre-1936, the Nazi salute had been part of the Olympic movement.
    Now, think of the sheer publicity if this salute were to be returned to the IOC by any winning athletes at the Sochi Olympics. And, the direct comparison between Putin and Hitler should be clear. More attention would be drawn to the Nurem-Petersburg Laws. I think that any other gesture would not be controversial enough for the media to pay any attention to it, which is unfortunate.

  23. “I support hateful anti-gay laws but I’m against hatred towards anyone”
    The Putin oxymoron.

  24. James Campbell 9 Dec 2013, 6:24pm

    Robert Cawdrey created the first English language dictionary, but I am unsure who was responsible for the Russian version. Whoever it was, failed in the case of Russian politicians, especially the genius named Putin. If the current persecution of gay people in Russia is NOT an expression of hatred, then the Russian dictionary urgently needs revision.

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