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Putin suggests NATO has tried to kill Gadhafi (updated)

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April 26, 2011, 7:52 p.m. | Russia and former Soviet Union — by Associated Press

Danish Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen, right, listens as Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin talks during their joint press conference in the Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen, Denmark, Tuesday, April 26, 2011.
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COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Tuesday slammed the NATO-led airstrikes in Libya, saying attacks on Moammar Gadhafi's palaces indicate the aim is to kill the Libyan leader. On Monday, NATO bombs hit a building in Gadhafi's official residence in Tripoli, in what the Libyan government maintained was an assassination attempt.

NATO has denied it is trying to kill the Libyan leader.

"There was talk about a no-fly zone. OK. But where's the no-fly zone if every night they're bombing palaces where Gadhafi lives?" Putin said during a visit to Denmark.

"They say, 'No, we don't want to destroy him.' Then why bomb the palaces? Is that how they drive out the mice?"

The commander of NATO's operation, Canadian Lt. Gen. Charles Bouchard, said Tuesday the attack on the presidential complex in Tripoli was aimed at an army command center and denied it was an attempt to kill Gadhafi.

Bouchard said the complex is "a military compound in which there are various houses and residences ... and various military command and control nodes throughout."

Putin accused the nations taking part in the NATO-led operation of straying from the U.N. mandate to enforce a no-fly zone and protect civilians.

"Now several officials are saying, 'Yes, we're trying to destroy Gadhafi.' But who allowed you to do this? What, there was a trial? Who gave themselves the right to sentence someone to death, regardless what kind of person he is?" Putin said.

He didn't specify which officials or countries he was referring to.

Russia abstained in the U.N. Security Council vote last month authorizing the military operation in Libya. At the time Putin compared the U.N. resolution to "a call for a crusade."

When Putin was asked by a Danish reporter Tuesday what he meant by that remark, he spent three-minutes questioning the goals of the intervention and urging participating nations to read the U.N. resolution again.

"Is there a summons there for everyone to come and do whatever they want in Libya?" he said. "When the so-called civilized world community directs all its powers against a small country, destroying infrastructure created over generations, I don't know whether it's good or not. But I don't like it."

The Russian prime minister said that Libya has the largest oil reserves in Africa.

"It begs the question: is this the real source of interest of those who are brandishing their weapons now?" Putin said.

He was speaking at a joint news conference with Danish Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen, whose country is part of the operation.

Denmark's Air Force on Tuesday said its F-16 fighter jets so far have dropped 285 bombs on 127 missions over Libya.
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Anonymous April 26, 2011, 10:21 p.m.    

What a truly russian disgust and barbarity, putin murdered the Polish President, Lech Kaczynski, in total impunity, because he dared to support independence of Georgia and Ukraine. The crocodile tears of Monsieur Putian, are understandible. Russia wants to control the Central and WESTERN Europe by being sole provider of the energy to Europe. Whoops, it didn't work out, not yet, anyway, French and British woke up rather late, but still early enough to prevent russian's take over of the Western Europe. By the way, Germany is totally on the Russian side, what a performance of the ubermensch, being slaves of the most barbaric people on the earth the russians... The only hope is that central asian muslims are taking over whole russia.....

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Anonymous April 27, 2011, 6:25 a.m.    

&quot;By the way, Germany is totally on the Russian side, what a performance of the ubermensch, being slaves of the most barbaric people on the earth the Russians...&quot;

Should read as follow:

&quot;By the way, Germany is totally on the Russian side, what a performance of the ubermensch, being slaves of the most barbaric people in the history of the earth the Jewish Russians...&quot;

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Anonymous April 27, 2011, 5:25 p.m.    

simple math above...any questions?

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Anonymous April 26, 2011, 10:33 p.m.    

Nato should get rid of Medvedev, Putin, Lukashenko,Yanukovych and the Verkhovna Rada and let the Kozaks rule in Ukraine only then will Ukraine be free

God Bless Ukraine and her people all over the world. Slava to Ukraine

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Anonymous April 26, 2011, 11:08 p.m.    

NATO should bomb the Kremlin. Russia would rejoice! So would Ukraine! Slava!

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Anonymous April 26, 2011, 11:23 p.m.    

NATO suggests that Putin has tried to kill Ukraine.

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Anonymous April 27, 2011, 5:59 a.m.    

Putin is absolutely correct. Who gave the war criminal and homosexual Lindsey Graham the right to call for the MURDER of anyone? Graham and his handlers at the Pentagram have NO moral authority to make any decisions much less to murder the leader of another nation. What if the leaders of Venezuela or Iran called for the death of Lindsey Graham? How would the degenerate Graham feel if some nation bombed his favorite bath house with him in it? Graham will answer to God eventually for all of the war crimes he has been involved in.

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Anonymous April 27, 2011, 6:05 a.m.    

Putin is never correct. He is a KGB murderer. Death to Putin!

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Anonymous April 27, 2011, 7:23 a.m.    

Get and stay the hell out of Libya. It's none of your business. Need somewhere to bomb? Wipe out that shit infested asshole of the world, israhell!!!

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Anonymous April 27, 2011, 8:06 a.m.    

Putin sure caught NATO with their pants down (literally) on this one.

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Anonymous April 27, 2011, 8:13 a.m.    

Yeah, I downloaded that video footage of the Polish government being finished off after the 'crash'. I sent it out. Why don't you sons of bitches try to get along. I understand that Poland DID try to allow American backed missles pointed at Russia. But kick back and stop killing everybody. Especially you rich motherfuckers.

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Anonymous April 27, 2011, 8:15 a.m.    

America has abandoned the rule of law and in so doing has become a rogue nation. If we the people don't correct this problem God will. You reap what you sew.

We the people have the power to do this so there is no excuse. And if our petitions go unheeded we have a remedy in our founding documents.

Our declaration of independence:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.

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Anonymous April 27, 2011, 8:34 a.m.    

The arrogance by the leaders in washington is incredible. I know the Kremlin is bad but the USA just takes it to a another level. What if China or India got togther and said lets attack the USA there needs to be a regime change in washington.

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Anonymous April 27, 2011, 8:43 p.m.    

Your question just does not compute with the tards. They are not programmed for critical thinking but only spouting the brainwashed shit their Zionist Hollywood masters feed them.

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Anonymous April 27, 2011, 9:04 a.m.    

You are all full of talk Putin but never do we see real action to do anything. You may not be the keeper of others, thankfully Russia seems to lack the sort of arrogant disregard for the sovereignty of others which is meat and potatoes to the USA. However Russia are part of a world community and by merely abstaining you handed them a ticket you could have withheld when it counted. So what do we get now? Both from you and the Arab league? we get grumbling after the fact. Is that supposed to assuage your consciences or to distance yourselves more? Because it doesn’t earn any respect in my eyes without action to back it up. Russia is the only player at this time able to stand up to the US leviathan. Even without China, but do you dare? No it seems not.

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Anonymous April 28, 2011, 4:46 a.m.    

Tell that tale to the gruzin genocidal maniacs armed and trained by the US cowards. Russia slapped the genocidal US bitch and their proxies in the Caucasus for great laughs. 08.08.08, what a wonderful date, heh, heh, heh :D

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Anonymous April 27, 2011, 11:34 a.m.    

I'm an American and I can tell you that you Ukrainians would be wise to keep the U.S. government out of your country and the affairs of your country - Putin is right!

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Anonymous April 27, 2011, 5:23 p.m.    

you're an &quot;american&quot; what?...moron? communist loon? pinhead?

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Anonymous April 27, 2011, 7:10 p.m.    

I am a Frenchman and I agree the American.

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Anonymous April 27, 2011, 2:50 p.m.    

China is already planning the takeover of the US, and the world. But first, they will take over Eastern Russia. They need room to expand their empire.

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Anonymous April 27, 2011, 3:18 p.m.    

Putin sounds like that retard Chavez.

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Anonymous April 27, 2011, 8:39 p.m.    

The only retard here is you! You obviously watch way too much tv.

Probably all &quot;action&quot; movies and sports. Chavez is the best thing that ever happened to Venezuela. They still have a middle class last time I checked. I would take Chavez or Putin any day over our last few pos dictators. I advise you to learn some REAL history instead of repeating the brainwashing mantras of your masters.

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Anonymous April 27, 2011, 4:02 p.m.    

The fact is most NATO operations are a front for the Saudi Arabian crusade to bring all Islamic and former Islamic regions under Wahabbi control. If you want to know more search the terms Qaddafi-Abdullah or Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG – Al-Jama'a al-Islamiyyah al-Muqatilah fi-Libya.) Search NATO-Saudi to learn about the alliance. NATO's Kosovo campaign? Again on behalf of Saudis. Obama is A Saudi stooge and former lover of the Saudi Prince Al-Mansour. The real question is why are Putin and the entire world participating in these ongoing conspiracies? What dirt do they have on them that keeps them silent?

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Anonymous April 27, 2011, 5:22 p.m.    

seems Putin is on Gaddafi's payroll also...

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Anonymous April 28, 2011, 4:38 a.m.    

Russia is the largest energy exporter in the World, you illiterate dufus.

If anything, Russia is WINNING BIG by the NATZO morons actions who caused the oil price to jump over $120/barrel so Russia now laughs all the way to the bank, heh, heh, heh :D

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Anonymous April 27, 2011, 6:57 p.m.    

And Putin doesn't have blood on his hands? Yeah right!

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Anonymous April 27, 2011, 9:38 p.m.    

NATO is a gang of satanic murderers working for Big Oil, the NWO and the Hebrew Banking boys. One of their goals is the total encirclement of Russia. How wonderful that NATO-Israel got their di*ks slapped into the dirt by Putin when the NATO-backed lunatics attempted to take Ossetia several years ago. These NATO faggots may have an easy time bombing defenseless Arab nations and fomenting turmoil in their various 'color' revolutions throughout the Arab world but when they dared to take on the Russian Bear they found out who had the real muscle and balls. NATO is a pack of cowards; they never take on any nation that can fight back. And even when they went after Ossetia they used proxies. Death to the satanic NATO New World Order. God protect and bless Putin and the Russian people from these demonic jackals.

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Anonymous April 28, 2011, 4:55 a.m.    

Please list even one example of an NATO-Israeli Alliance? The fact is NATO is the armed branch of the EURABIAN alliance. Israel itself has currently allied with Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia is making an all-out effort to use a non-muslim entity (Israel/USA/EU) to do its dirty work. Thats whats going on in Libya. This is what the Saudi Wahabbists want to happen in Iran as well. Israel is on the NATO hitlist as well.

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Anonymous April 28, 2011, 12:49 a.m.    

No one should really care about which country does what to another and why these things are done. There are evil &amp; corrupt men in control of every country and government in the world and the people of the world are meaningless to them regardless of what race, religion, or background they come from. Put your thoughts with GOD or whomever or whatever you believe in and live life in the most righteous way you can and let whatever happens happen. Can anybody really trust any other? There is no such thing as right and wrong anymore. No one is capable of sorting through corruption of every nation and its leaders. Love thy neighbor as you love yourself and put no faith in the leaders of any nations.

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Anonymous April 28, 2011, 4:49 a.m.    

That sounds nice except that is what the evil &amp; corrupt are hoping for. It is their hope that we just'ignore whats going and just pray' Praying is the means by which we are given the insight to understand right from wrong and to do something about it. Part of loving thy neighbor requires understanding the reality confronted by your neighbor. I say its time to stop praying and INVOKE the wisdom and foresight to do right based upon the truths of the reality of life.

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