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McCain warns Putin of approaching “Arab Spring”

U.S. senator John McCain, known for his staunch criticism of Russia, warned Prime Minister Vladimir Putin that Russia would see an “Arab Spring” of its own, following the post-election street protests.
09:56 06/12/2011
WASHINGTON, December 6 (RIA Novosti)
Tags: United States, Twitter, elections, John McCain, Vladimir Putin, Washington, Russia

U.S. senator John McCain, known for his staunch criticism of Russia, warned Prime Minister Vladimir Putin that Russia would see an “Arab Spring” of its own, following the post-election street protests.

“Dear Vlad (Vladimir Putin), The ArabSpring is coming to a neighborhood near you,” McCain said in his Twitter micro blog.

The senator added a link from his Twitter comment to a Wall Street Journal article which states that “widespread evidence of voter fraud” will sour Russia’s relations with Western capitals “in the coming days.”

Known for his sharp anti-Russian views, McCain has repeatedly called on the U.S. administration to treat Russia with caution.

Recently, he said that Russia had continued to "occupy a part of Georgia’s sovereign territory," in a comment about the annulment of election results in South Ossetia.

“As the Russian people go to the polls this week and again next year, we must continue to support their human rights and democratic aspirations as well, even though the electoral process in Russia will likely be just as manipulated by the Russian authorities as that of their client state, South Ossetia,” the senator said last week.

Sunday's parliamentary elections were marred by widespread allegations of poll procedure being manipulated in favor of the ruling United Russia party, with dozens of amateur video clips appearing to show election fraud uploaded onto the Internet and thousands of people protesting against unfair polls.

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  • mrgenieDon't know
    10:30, 06/12/2011
    But in our part of moscow I've passed several places where the people could vote. I won't say no one went to the vote, pretty sure enough people went, but I woke up early morning, passed those buildings several times during the day up into the evening. Only people I ever saw where the cops in front of the buildings doing nothing to criminal behaviour of people on the street. Cars driving through red light, people crossing red lights. Cars giving extra gas when they saw an old lady crossing the strees.. Police didn't do anything for Russia to build Russia. As every day, the biggest enemy for the Russian people is the Russian elite class, Russian army and Russian police force. While no one went into those buildings, police had enough time to fight crime instead of just standing around. Waste of resources. Also I wonder how all day the polls got 30-35% and within 1 hour in the evening suddenly 15% more people went to vote? Didn't saw that, would rather say what I saw in the evening was typical human behaviour as any other sunday evening. Didn't see people rushing to vote in 1 hour. So I wonder where those 20 Million votes suddenly came from, from heaven?
  • p2o2rianDream on...
    10:50, 06/12/2011
    Dream on
    Though it's hard to tell
    Though you're foolin' yourself
    Dream on
    (Nazareth)

    Regards

    P.S.
    From dictionary.com:
    de·men·tia /dɪˈmɛnʃə, -ʃiə/
    noun Psychiatry
    - severe impairment or loss of intellectual capacity and personality integration, due to the loss of or damage to neurons in the brain.
  • dukeyNot 'anti-Russian'
    11:07, 06/12/2011
    McCain isn't anti-Russian, he's anti-Putin. And what he says may well be true; we've already seen post-election protests in the streets of Moscow, and many Russians are angry with the 'party of crooks and thieves'.
    A Russian Spring may be just around the corner.
    • gunshipdemocracyI am not anrti american I am anty-nazi
      13:27, 06/12/2011
      that's' why Americans shall overthrow their totalitarian regime. all dictators shall have a chance to work for society. in work camps. including half-dead McCain and indistinguishable form dead Dick Chnney
      • sohelsaheenMcCain and Papper spray
        16:02, 06/12/2011
        Mccaiin should think the US democracy which is nothing but a SLAVARY to the Wall Street which is normally ended by the Papper spray from the order of the US elite class to the US police. McCaiin didnot learn anything from his % yeras imprisonment in Vietnam. This man is really a shameless slave of the Wall Street.
      • p2o2rianVote for Monarchy! (not a joke!)
        11:08, 06/12/2011
        @mrgenie Don't know

        It is high time Russia goes her own road to the future and stop dancing on the "democracy" stage to the tunes played by the Western scumbags.

        Why not to start new Tsarist dynasty?

        The problem is gargantuan. Every part of so called "Western democracy" (crapocracy) and "democracy" at all is a nail to the coffin of Russia. Democracy is the worst form of self-governance.

        The more so, no one waits to torn France or other Western country to pieces as the Western vultures encircling Russia.

        > Didn't see people rushing to vote in 1 hour. So I wonder where those 20 Million votes suddenly came from, from heaven?

        "Tertium no datur" as said Romans. Either Russian people wants the "democracy" so let them start the Arab Revolution dreamed on by Mr McCain, or not then let them say in referendum "we want Tsar"!

        For those who react allergic to "Tsar" word - stop thinking in "rubber stamp" platitudes, read about the History and think over the suggestions.

        Regards
      • p2o2rian"Kitchen politics"
        11:59, 06/12/2011
        @dukey Not 'anti-Russian'

        Mr Demagogue,

        Moscow has 11 mln denizens. From the 11 mln people protested only 5 thousand (?). It means 10 990 000 men where at home.

        The same reasoning can be applied to so called OWS "mobs".

        > McCain isn't anti-Russian, he's anti-Putin.

        Yes, for sure "WW 2 coalition was anti-Hitler, not anti-German".

        Mr Demagogue keep your silly "propaganda" for "kitchen politics" to brainwash your wife.

        Regards
      • p2o2rianCorrection: too fast I am.
        12:03, 06/12/2011
        It is:
        Moscow has 11 mln denizens. From the 11 mln people protested only 5 thousand (?). It means 10 990 000 men where at home.

        It should be:
        Moscow has 11 mln denizens. From the 11 mln people protested only 5 thousand (?). It means 10 995 000 men stayed at home (didn't attend the demo).

        I beg your pardon.

        Regards
        • gunshipdemocracyhe he this is a good one
          13:24, 06/12/2011
          but your reply shows how americas hate propaganda (pure nazi style) is working of "democratic dumbos"
        • Aiassa02I Live in America.. I repect McCain, However, I Disagree With Him About Vladimir Putin!!
          12:09, 06/12/2011
          I have always been honest with my feeling.

          Maybe this information can help to re-establish the turth!

          I really do believe in the country of "Russia" as the pride of the motherland. It is a great and powerful nations and should have respect for the people, as it does in all different diversities. It does not in America, it is a harsh and very critical of others unless you'd agree with it's political practices. In this country it allows unlimited campaign funding by world corporations, to contribute any dollar amount that it desires in promoting it's candidates. It's now by we the people as america would have you believing. if you disagree then they cast you out - calling you a Marxist trader! Yet it doesn't respect the validation of embracing it's own constitution, and really is controlled by big business! It's very hypocritical to accuse "Putin" of wrong doing when america is just as messed up with thier political ideology!

          That's why they call it Corporate Controlled America- it isn't a republic and war, murder, doesn't justify democracy. I wish someone would point it out to them, by practice what you preach! They'll never admit it!

          There is a simple fix... for Russia, it's and election by computer ballots, that scans the drivers licence (security strip) and sends it through the data base, and pre - registrations to accurately count for the vote Talley.

          No paperwork!!

          This techniquewill help with the frustration. . . proving it's system is not tainted.

          Your very truly,

          Robert Lane Aiassa
        • gunshipdemocracyMcCain half-dead and hating Russia
          13:22, 06/12/2011
          he says about Arab Spring? so he admits to engineer intervention in Russia's "opposition" . This is the same half-dead man who is happy about police brutality for tens of tousands OWS movement? Well we just wait when he changes state from half-dead to fully one.
        • lmUngrateful ones.
          13:35, 06/12/2011
          McCain warns Putin of approaching “Arab Spring”

          Now look at this old fool making silly remarks to Russia.
          The west will never stop until they bring down Russia what they want is a weak president who will sell out Russia to the highest bidder and that is the elite class the oligarchs.
          United Russia must not give in to temptations from these protesters we all know who is behind it.
          I don’t see anything wrong with united Russia getting less votes its good for them to discuss with other parties about running Russia, but the opposition with their backers in the west are fermenting trouble hoping that the law use force on them, then get the human rights to scream abuse.
          I say again the west will never stop until they finish Russia but that they will never see.
          All they have is some useful idiots like children running for power and will do anything to get there even if it means tearing Russia apart again that they will not see.
          Now tell me what have Putin done so badly?
          Before when they all had to line up for rations in the 90’s he was savior now their stomach and pockets are fill the ungrateful bastards.
          The west are hoping that things get out of control in Russia, then there plans will go into actions.
        • NikoArab spring...what a joke !
          23:39, 07/12/2011
          Arab spring, with 300 teenage boys and girls protesting in Moscow ?

          I just cannot buy this rubish !

          There was much moore protest in Russia in past...current protests in Russia are absolutely nothing compared with past.

          And finnaly, why you cannot compare Russia to Arab world.

          Becouse majority of Russians remember very well what revolutions and revolts did with their country in 90`s !!!

          And they (majority of Russians) do not want to trade their jobs and good life, for revolutions and nonsens like this.

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