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Response to Igel (Reply #8)

Mon May 12, 2014, 02:15 PM

10. Yeah I read somewhere that Putin's overarching strategy is to weaken the EU,

not for any ideological reason really, he just wants to be able to bargain separately with each one and extract as much money as he can for the oil and gas they sell. He does that now, but also knows that with the EU in place it's much easier for them to get together and bargain as a single unit. That's his nightmare.
So a large part of all this is Putin trying to max his leverage re the EU. For that lofty goal we have people reciting the RT line here. Nutty.

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