Guest Column from Vladimir Putin, President of Russia
At the final plenary session of the 12th Annual Meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club on October 22, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin said that Washington relies not on diplomacy, discussion, and compromise, but on lies and coercion and treats its allies not as allies but as vassals. Putin described the folly of Washington’s plan to “fight terrorism” while using the terrorists to overthrow governments that refuse to be Washington’s vassals.
Every time I read a Putin speech, I encounter a highly intelligent and moral person who is trying to lead the world to peace and away from war.
You can read his Valdai address here: http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/50548