Showing posts with label The Putin Interviews. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Putin Interviews. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Oliver Stone: SHOWTIME Documentary: The Putin Interviews: Part 4

  • On the whole, everywhere, especially in the United States, the bureaucracy is very strong.
  • Bureaucracy is the one that rules the world.
  • There is always hope until they are ready to bring us to the cemetery to bury us.
  • Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz
  • The U.S. is a Puritan nation, to a great extent. Well at least the hinterland.
  • I think that Obama's outgoing team has created a minefield for the incoming President and for his team.
  • I like Senator McCain to a certain extent. I like him because of his patriotism, and I can relate to his consistency in fighting for the interests of his own country.
  • In Ancient Rome there was Marcus Porcius Cato, the Elder, who always finished all his speeches using the same words, "Carthage must be destroyed."
  • They cannot leave behind the past which is always dragging them back.
  • Victoria Nuland (Assistant secretary of state for european and eurasian affairs)
  • C-SPAN
  • The diplomatic service is supposed to foster good relations between countries.
  • NGOs can pursue different avenues regardless of their nationality or origin.
  • But very often NGOs are funded through a number of structures set up either by the State Department or controlled indirectly.
  • Michael Hayden (Director of the CIA 2006-2009)
  • Only during recent years, have we started to think about how we can ensure technological independence, as well as security.
  • Our nuclear plants, the plants that produce nuclear weapons, they had American observers stationed on the territory of those factories and plants. I think it was as late as 2006. So the trust and openness of Russia, they were unprecedented. Unfortunately they, the United States, didn't recognize that, they didn't want to take note of that and appreciated it.
  • Two of the largest banks, VTB 24 and Alfa Bank, today suffered the largest hacker attack. Last week, the Central Bank's website was also attacked.
  • SBerbank, Alfabank, Sberbank of Moscow, Rosbank as well as the Moscow Stock Exchange.
  • The attacks began on November 8, the eve of the U.S. elections.
  • It reminds me of what the Politburo of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union was doing when they gave orders and stars and medals to one another.
  • The consequences of this spiral of action can be very grave and even tragic.
  • It is almost impossible to sow fear among the Russian citizens. That is the first thing I wanted to say. 
  • And secondly, the economies that are more sophisticated, in technological terms they are more vulnerable to this type of attack.
  • One and half years ago, in Autumn 2015, we came up with a proposal that was submitted to our American counterparts. We suggested that we should work these issues through and arrive at a treaty, an agreement on the rules to be guided by in this field. 
  • The Americans didn't respond, they kept silence, they didn't give us any reply.
  • John Reed (American journalist 1887-1920)
  • 1917 Russian revolution
  • I think you are a cunning person.
  • There was one prominent politician of the past, Winston Churchill. He was very firmly against Sovietism. But once the Second World War started, he was a great advocate of working together with the Soviet Union, and he called Stalin a great war leader and revolutionary. And after the Second World War, as is well known, it was Churchill who initiated the Cold War.
  • Oliver Cromwell. He was a bloodthirsty man who arrived in power on the wave of a revolution and he turned into a dictator and tyrant. And monuments to him are still scattered all across Great Britain.
  • Napoleon is deified. What did he do? He used the surge of revolutionary zeal and arrived in power. And he not just restored the monarchy, he pronounced himself Emperor. And he led France to a national catastrophe, to utter defeat.
  • I think that excessive demonization of Stalin is one of the ways to attack the Soviet Union and Russia, to show that the Russia of today has something originating from Stalinism.
  • Well, of course we all have these birthmarks.
  • However, this does not mean that we should forget all the atrocities committed under Stalinism,  the destruction of millions of our compatriots, the extermination camps.
  • May 9, 2017 - Immortal Regiment March

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Oliver Stone: SHOWTIME Documentary: The Putin Interviews: Part 3

  • Ukrainian crisis
  • WTO
  • Viktor Yanukovych
  • European Union and United States decided to support the coup d'etat.
  • European Union Association Agreement
  • Viktor Yanukovych didn't give an order to use weapons against civilians.
  • Limiting the use of Russian language.
  • President Obama is a thinking person
  • Crimea
  • I am convinced that we are not simply related to the Ukrainian people, we are almost the same.
  • Commando raids
  • Saudi Arabia spends more money on military than Russia.
  • Caliphate (イスラム帝国)
  • They are trying to create a Caliphate from Southern Europe extending to Central Asia.

Oliver Stone: SHOWTIME Documentary: The Putin Interviews: Part 2

  • Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty (弾道弾迎撃ミサイル制限条約)
  • Bill Clinton persuaded Putin to withdraw from the treaty.
  • Treat of Iran
  • Balance of power
  • Preservation of Strategic parity
  • Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (ローゼンバーグ事件)
  • Volition (psychology)
  • Missile defense (ミサイル防衛)
  • United States national missile defense
  • Illusion of protection lead to aggressive behavior.
  • US' stationing of missiles in Turkey
  • Nikita Khrushchev's stationing of missiles in Cuba
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • Caucasus terrorists
  • Asylum Edward Snowden
  • United States presidential election

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Oliver Stone: SHOWTIME Documentary: The Putin Interviews: Part 1

Part 1

  • Second Chechen War (第二次チェチェン紛争)
  • "I didn't stop the privatization. I just wanted to make it more equitable, more fair."
  • "I did everything so that State Property was not sold for free."
  • Dmitry Medvedev
  • "Those who are destined to be hanged are not going to drown."
  • Ronald Reagan (ロナルド・レーガン)
  • Madame Lagarde
  • IMF (International Monetary Fund)
  • Soviet–Afghan War (アフガニスタン紛争 (1978年-1989年))
  • William Casey
  • Moscow theater hostage crisis (モスクワ劇場占拠事件)
  • Beslan school siege (ベスラン学校占拠事件)
  • Zbigniew Brzezinski (ズビグネフ・ブレジンスキー)
  • James Baker
  • NATO (北大西洋条約機構)
  • Mr. Wörner