Condoleezza Rice describes Putin as 'delusional,' 'erratic' | TheHill

  
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Condoleezza Rice describes Putin as 'delusional,' 'erratic' | TheHill
Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said that Russian President Vladimir Putin "seems erratic," adding he has an "ever-deepening, delusional rendering of history."

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said that Russian President Vladimir Putin

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Rice said on "Fox News Sunday" that she's met with Putin many times, noting that he was always a "KGB man" and "calculating and cold."

Today, however, he is very different, she said.

"He seems erratic," Rice said. "There is an ever-deepening, delusional rendering of history, it was always a kind of victimology of what had happened to them, but now it goes back to blaming Lenin for the foundation of Kyiv in Ukraine. So he's descending into something that I personally haven't seen before."

Rice said she wants to make sure that Putin does not try to connect Kaliningrad, which is between Poland and Lithuania, to the rest of Russia by going through the Baltic states.

"We have to make sure he really understands that the cost would be extraordinary to try to cross an Article 5 line," she said, noting that Baltic states are part of NATO and have its protection.

She also expressed support for the sanctions against Putin and Russia over Moscow's invasion of Ukraine, saying that the U.S. should "concentrate on making him pay the highest cost for what he has already done."

Rice said if Putin does not believe he can achieve his objectives, there may be a chance he scales back his ambitions.

"Putin expected an easy win here," she added. "The reality has been quite the opposite."

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Trout Giggles
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1  seeder  Trout Giggles    5 months ago

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2  seeder  Trout Giggles    5 months ago

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devangelical
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2.1  devangelical  replied to  Trout Giggles @2    5 months ago

bears repeating...

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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2.1.1  seeder  Trout Giggles  replied to  devangelical @2.1    5 months ago

crap!

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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3  seeder  Trout Giggles    5 months ago

I know that some here aren't particularly warm and fuzzy towards Secretary Rice, but she is intelligent and I believe her when she says Putin is unstable. Remember...she was an expert on the Soviet Union

 
 
 
devangelical
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3.1  devangelical  replied to  Trout Giggles @3    5 months ago

clawing her way back from being tokenized 2+ decades ago, but at least she's on the correct side of the GOP divide now...

 
 
 
Tessylo
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4  Tessylo    5 months ago

I don't know how the hell anyone can lay this at President Biden's feet and say he is weak when this is all on Putin and his instability and his killing Ukranians for no reason whatsoever and also whatshisname's praising of Putin for being savvy and how this is some kind of genius move.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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4.1  seeder  Trout Giggles  replied to  Tessylo @4    5 months ago

Well it's one "stable genius" praising another "stable genius"

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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4.2  Ozzwald  replied to  Tessylo @4    5 months ago
I don't know how the hell anyone can lay this at President Biden's feet and say he is weak

You may notice that the people who keep saying that, never offer up any other solutions.  In the same sentence, where they say Biden is weak for relying on sanctions, they also say a military response is not appropriate.

 
 
 
JBB
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5  JBB    5 months ago

At least she isn't praising Putin like Trump still is...

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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5.1  seeder  Trout Giggles  replied to  JBB @5    5 months ago

It sounds to me like she distrusted Putin all along

 
 
 
Thomas
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6  Thomas    5 months ago
"He seems erratic," Rice said. "There is an ever-deepening, delusional rendering of history, it was always a kind of victimology of what had happened to them, but now it goes back to blaming Lenin for the foundation of Kyiv in Ukraine. So he's descending into something that I personally haven't seen before." - Condoleezza Rice

This seems to be a repetitive theme throughout the people who have dealt with the man over the years. It makes one wonder how much his country will follow his lead.

 
 

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