How do you say "ouch" in Russian?

According to President Bush, you can look deep, deep into Vladimir Putin’s eyes and see his soul.

Unfortunately for the many world leaders Putin doesn’t seem to like much, that soul likely wants to see them dangling by their dangly bits.

According to the Times in London, Putin told French President Nicolas Sarkozy this past summer that he wanted to take Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili and hang him “by the balls.” Here’s the exchange, as reported by the Times:

With Russian tanks only 30 miles from Tbilisi on August 12, Mr Sarkozy told Mr Putin that the world would not accept the overthrow of Georgia’s Government. According to Mr Levitte, the Russian seemed unconcerned by international reaction. “I am going to hang Saakashvili by the balls,” Mr Putin declared.

Mr Sarkozy thought he had misheard. “Hang him?” — he asked. “Why not?” Mr Putin replied. “The Americans hanged Saddam Hussein.”

Mr Sarkozy, using the familiar “tu,” tried to reason with him: “Yes but do you want to end up like [President] Bush?” Mr Putin was briefly lost for words, then said: “Ah — you have scored a point there.”

Now, with all due respect to our president, when I look at Putin, when I see the propaganda photos of the guy fishing, shirtless, I see someone straight out of Central Casting — for the part of a Bond villain. The man just looks cold, like a guy who has no qualms or internal conflict in making a Polonium-210 sandwich for a disrespectful colleague.

As I watched he and our president have a brief conversation during the opening ceremony at the Beijing Olympics, knowing that Russian tanks and infantry were advancing at that very moment, I knew that it was Putin and not Dmitri Medvedev who was behind the assault, behind the operation which dragged Saakashvili into South Ossetia. I wasn’t surprised, just like I wasn’t surprised when Russia flexed its muscles in the hours following last week’s election by putting missiles on the EU border, just like I wasn’t surprised a few days ago when news came out that Medvedev was going to pave the way for Putin to be reinstalled as Russian president.

When the Rev. Jesse Jackson was caught off camera, a few months back, whispering about Barack Obama and saying that he wanted to “cut his nuts out,” I made the point that normal people–doctors, for example–might say “remove his testicles” or even “cut his nuts off,” but it takes a special kind of thug, a special kind of aggressive gangster type, to say that they want to cut someone’s nuts out. That’s just how it struck me then with Jackson, and that’s how it strikes me now with Putin.

This man is a thug. A powerful, powerful thug whose vision of Russia is not as it is now, but rather as it was back in the days of the Red Army, of the KGB. And now, this man sees a weakness in his age-old rival, the United States of America. He’s a wide receiver who spots a safety favoring one leg, a boxer who notices an opponent covering his ribs on one side, and he wants to put himself in the best possible position to run up the sideline, to mangle his enemy with a hard right to the body.

America’s weakness as perceived by Her rivals, that tender hamstring or that sore rib cage, is none other than President-elect Barack Obama. Mr. Detente-at-all-costs. Mr. Idealist view of the world. Mr. Carteresque faith in those who want to kill us. That Obama.

At the very moment President Ronald Reagan was being sworn in, Iran was scrambling to release hostages. Now, as Barack Obama prepares to assume the presidency, the Bear is coming out of hibernation. Almost like the old television program — to the rest of the world, it’s “Welcome Back, Carter.”

That, my friends, should tell you much of what you need to know about the 44th President of the United States.

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  1. vrajavala says:

    Seems like the court in virginia dismissed the birth certificate allegations and said that the adoption does not alter his citizenship Patriot Brigade Radio

    This might be better to focus on
    EXCLUSIVE: Did Next Commander-in-Chief Falsify Selective Service Registration? Never Actually Register? Obama’s Draft Registration Raises Serious Questions

    Debbie Schlussel

  2. Anonymous says:

    The USA couldn’t have sent a worse message to the world than electing Obama.

    Even before the election, Sarkozy was saying that Obama was too naive, and not up to the job.

    At this point, the only thing we can ponder is which country will attack either the US, or one of our allies first.

    As far as I am concerned, Obama has already failed his test as CIC, when he failed Poland, and gave Putin and Medvedev the opening to pressure them more.

    We might as well right off the Ukraine and Georgia, IMO.

    God Bless them and us…we are going to need it.

  3. Rix says:

    Let me, as a staunch conservative and a former Russian, clarify something. Unlike certain Islamic leaders, the regime of Vladimir Putin does not, in any way, threaten American soil. The very idea of defending “young democracies of the world against evil Soviets” led America to Afghanistan – and yes, it helped to crush the Iron Curtain, but at what price? American aid to Quran-obsessed mojaheddin spawned al-Qaeda and Ahmadinejad. Please be assured that the regimes in Georgia and Ukraine are no more democratic than that of Medvedev-Putin duo but plutocracies financed with American taxpayer money. Take my word: United States of America have better things to do than a confrontation with The Bear.

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  5. Anonymous says:

    Russian for ouch =
    оправа драгоценного камня

  6. Anonymous says:

    Jeff,

    Once again you’ve described a situation with such clarity that it screams for attention.

    Having spent over 20 years in US Government intelligence (ya – I know…another oxymoron) in one capacity or another, I know that the “Bear” is definitely reawakening and will be a force that we will have to dance with over many issues in the near future. And I have a feeling that we will be getting our toes stepped on a lot. I feel that Putin is of the school that he keeps his friends close, and his enemies closer.

    Putin is a dark force to be reckoned with – we can’t turn our back for a second.

    -chuck
    San Diego, CA

  7. hokiedokie24 says:

    I think the SSS article was proven false. I read that someplace. I have to be honest I do not have any faith that any of the courts will act on these cases.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Dear Jeff,
    I’m not agree with your view on Russia – Georgia recent conflict.
    Your point of view based on US MSM propaganda. But you should to know how MSM works. (Berg v. Obama for example). I suggest you to overview conflict coverage in some European news agency like BBC, so you’ll see huge difference in facts interpretation.
    For better justify reasons of that conflict try to find answers for following questions:
    1. Why US paid so much attention to the Georgia past decade? (hint: look on the map and see how Georgia close to Iran.)
    2. Don’t you think that the way how Kosovo got independence may not apply in Abkhasia and Ossetia situation?
    3. Did you learn the history of Ossetian nation? Don’t you think it is fair to divide one nation on South and North? They have no issues like Korean or Vietnamese at all.
    4. Did you verify how much US spent for Georgia Army support? Don’t you think this is a charitable action?

    I have many more questions, but finalized my comments I want to tell you: if Putin in his past were POW for 5.5 years (instead KGB past), antirussian propagandists would pronounce that they see in his eyes Vietnamese spy instead soul.

    Above passage doesn’t mean that Putin a really good guy, but don’t believe to Hollywood standards of Russia. Russia isn’t small and weak. Russia desire some respect and it is wrong for our government to provoke sleeping bear.

  9. Anonymous says:

    I agree with every thing on this website and forward many articles to as many people as possible.

    I like this latest story, but I don’t think the release of the hostages had anything to do with Reagan. They were released due to the Algiers Accords of which then President elect Reagan did not take part.

  10. Janet says:

    I think it’s all falling into place – today hints that Hillary might be Secretary of State. Perfect. So now if Obama is out by Dec 15 my gut tells me it will be Hillary-Biden — the way it should have been to begin with.

    God help us if Obama continues past Jan 20 – I really am scared for us and our country. It’s not just taxes now. His poor judgment can lead to world chaos. Easily.

  11. Anonymous says:

    RIX is 100% correct.

    My belief may vary somewhat but it still discounts having to worry (too much) over Russia.

    Russian people have culture that does NOT promote radical ideaology to the point of suicide bombings and other pre-historic violance.

    That’s for these radical crazy Arabs (whatever religion you choose) and people in Africa.
    They simply can’t be ignored and must be dealt with, before Vladdy sells them something that will do damage beyond belief.

  12. Anonymous says:

    When Putin was first elected, I remember a national news commentator report about Putin’s popularity in Russia: “They like Putin in Russia.” I was amused at the time, and still find some humor in that statement, regardless of Putin’s dreams of resurrecting the old Russia.

    I’m sure lots of people like pootin’ in Russia, and elsewhere. But not so openly as a politician…

    And furthermore, in response to an earlier Anonymouse submission, the matter of Georgia and Ukraine should be important to us all, for without their annexation, and the annexation of other satellite countries, the old Russia wouldn’t have been such a terrible threat to the rest of the world. If Russia wants to be a world-class thug, let her do it on her own, without forcing smaller countries to side with her.

  13. sean hags says:

    WE ARE IN TROUBLE TO SAY THE LEAST. ISRAEL SLEEPS A LITTLE BETTER WITH LOWER OIL PRICES. POOR LITTLE GUY CAN’T FUND HIS AMBITION BOO-HOO. BUT AS FAR AS THE IRANIAN’S BEING AFFRAID OF REGAN AND RELEASING THE HOSTAGES THE DAY AFTER HE WAS SWORN IN WAS ALL PART OF THE PLAN. IT WAS NEGOTIATED TO WORK THAT WAY IN ORDER TO DISGRACE CARTER (RIGHTFULLY SO), IT WAS ALSO THE START OF THIS LITTLE THING CALLED “IRAN-CONTRA” RING A BELL. WE NEED TO GET BACK TO THE BASICS–BLOCKING AND TACKLING. WE NEED TO INSURE THERE IS NO SUPER-MAJORITY. WE NEED TO START NOW, GRASS ROOTS AND GET SEATS BACK IN 2010 AND THE OVAL OFFICE IN 2012. WE MUST NOT LET BHO PULL ANOTHER CARTER ON US. LOOK HOW LONG IT TOOK US TO FIX THE SHIP AFTER HIS REIGN. PLEASE HELP, GOD BLESS.

  14. Anonymous says:

    A family friend of ours was one of the hostages in Iran, the ONLY reason they were released was out of FEAR of Reagan, nothing else.

    If any “agreement” was responsible it would not have coincided with Reagan taking office.
    Reagan CLEARLY stated his FIRST order of biz upon taking oath was to end the crisis one way or another. Iranian officials knew what that meant, Momar found out the hard way.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Ezekiel 38 says that Russia (Gog) must rise and go to war against America (The House of Israel) in the last days. Ironically, the trigger point could well be our posturing against Iran, for Russia is also instructed to act as a guardian over Persia (Iran) in “the last day”. That would be now. Lock and load, the beast is rising.

  16. Anonymous says:

    The timing of this whole Russian missile thing is rather interesting isn’t it? I wonder how many people actually think it’s a coincidence?

    As far as the comments about Reagan, the only thing that he had to do with it personally is the announcement of the release of the hostages and end of the crisis.
    I was/am a fan of Reagan, and my condolences go out to anyone who was personally affected by the Iranian hostage mess, but the Algiers Accords as someone else mentioned was negotiated AND signed by the US and Iran on Jan 19th, which is before Reagan was sworn in.

    Good work Jeff! Keep the faith!
    Bernard S.

  17. Anonymous says:

    IM 75 YEARS OLD AND HAVE SEEN THE RISE AND DECLINE OF OUR GREAT NATION.

    WE MIGHT NOT HAVE BEEN THE RICHEST NATION IN THE WORLD.BUT WE DID HAVE WHAT ALL OTHER PEOPLE IN OTHER NATIONS WANTED..CAPITALISM AND FREEDOM….EACH NEW GENERATION LOST THE SHARED VALUES OF THE LAST.EACH GENERATION PROMISED TO LEAVE A BETTER ONE FOR THE NEXT…BUT FAILED TO TEACH THE VALUES THAT WERE PASSED TO THEM FROM THE LAST…IF YOU WANTED SOMETHING A PAIR OF SKATES YOU HAD TO EARNS THE MONEY TO BUY THEM ….MOW LAWNS RAKE YARDS SHOVEL SNOW….NOW MOMMY AND DADDY JUST REACHES INTO THIER POCKET AND WHIPS OUT THE OLE CREDIT CARD….AND THE KIDS FREE RIDE GOES ON….THE OLD SYSTEM OF EARN SAVE AND BUY….AND BUY ONLY IF YOU REALLY NEED IT… BUDGET ARE A THING OF THE PAST….IF THERE ARE THREE PEOPLE IN THE FAMILY AND THE KID IS A TEENAGE EVERY ONE HAS A CAR,CELL PHONE,BLACKBERRY, IPODS CREDIT CARDS…ALL HOUSEHOLD BILLS ARE PAID WITH AUTOMATIC DRAFTS FROM THE BANK….BANK STATEMENTS THROWN IN THE DRAWER UNOPEN….SINCE EVERY THING IS PAID BY THE BANK YOU ARE UNAWARE THAT PROPERTY TAXES, HOUSE INSURANCE HAS INCREASED… CREDIT CARDS MAXED OUT..YOU SPEND MORE THEN YOU MAKE A MONTH…AND EVERY THING IS DRIECT DEPOSIT TO YOU ACCOUNT….AND THEN YOU GET YOUR PINK SLIP……AND YOU FORGOT YOU CHECKING ACCOUNT WAS LINKED TO YOUR SAVINGS ACCOUNT AND ALL THE TIME YOU WERE THINKING THE BILLS ARE GETTING PAYED I HAVE MONEY IN SAVINGS….THEN THE NOTICES START COMING…AND YOUR AMERICAN DREAM IS GONE….WHOS FAULT??? ITS YOUR PARENTS FAULT THEY FORGOT TO TEACH YOU HOW TO HANDLE MONEY… THEN ITS THIER PARNENTS FAULT BECAUSE THEY DIDNT TEACH THEM THE VALUES OF THE PAST WERE NOT HAND DOWN

    CAN IT BE THAT THE GOVERNMENT DIDNT PASS ON TO GENERATION TO GENERATIONS THE LESSONS TO BE LEARNED……THE LESSON OF THE NEW DEAL WASNT PASSED ON TO THE NEW NEW DEAL????

    DONT GIVE UP HOPE YET’ CHANGE IS COMING… WE ARE GOING INTO THE 21ST CENTRY WITH ,,,THE “ONE” DUSTING OFF THE SECOND STRING PLAYERS OF THE CLINTON ERA AND RETREADS OF THR CARTER ERA…..RUSSIA HAS TOLD OUR NEW PRES TO SIT IN THE BACK OF THE BUS ,THANK GOODNESS HE DIDNT THROW HIM UNDER THE BUS….IRAN TOLD HIM TO TAKE ALL HIS TROOPS OUT OF THE MIDEAST BEFORE HE WOULD TALK…NKOREA HASNT REALLY ASKED FOR FOOD YET ….AND ALL OF THIS BEFORE HE IS SWORN IN…..

    WHAT WILL HIS CHOICE BE…….FIGHT OR FLIGHT….

    ON MY 18TH BIRTHDAY I HELD UP RIGHT HAND AND REPEATED….

    OATH OF ALLENGENCE

    THAT I WILL SUPPORT AND DEFENED THE CONSTITUTION AND THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AGAINST ALL ENIMIES FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC,AND BEAR TRUE FAITH AND ALLEGIANCE TO THE SAME SO HELP ME GOD….

    AND MY SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHT..”.A WELL REGULATED MILITIA, BEING NECESSARY TO THE SECURITY OF A FREE STATE, THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED”

    THE OATH GIVES ME THE RIGHT TO DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION AND THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATE…AND THE SECOND AMENDMENT THE RIGHT TO ENFORCE IT…..

    FROM THE “BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC” DURING THE CIVIL WAR…”.MY EYES HAS SEEN THE COMING.. THE COMING OF THE LORD.HE IS TRAMPLING OUT THE VINTAGE WHERE THE GRAPES OF WRATH ARE STORED..HE HAS LOOSED THE FATEFULL LIGHTNING..OF HIS TERRIBLE SWIFT SWORD; HIS TRUTH IS MARCHING ON

  18. Anonymous says:

    NO ONE wants to end up with a reputation like Mr Bush’s. He’s become an international disgrace.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Interestingly I came across an interesting article: Reagan to the rescue http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/6267
    It appears Reagen the son is following his father’s foot steps and will bring upon the real changed looked for. I hope the message will spread.

  20. Anonymous says:

    This COLB case is going to have to be heard in the Supreme Court one way or another. People are filing throughout the US using any and every angle available. The lastest filing since Donofrio’s case…

    Presidential Candidate Alan Keyes and two California Electors file suit in Cali against Obama and other electors. If Keyes cannot show injury for standing than no one can and the electors should be able to show right to verify a candidates eligibility.

    http://www.soundinvestments.us/files/final_writ_keyes_v_bowen.pdf

  21. Anonymous says:

    Jeff, Have you seen this latest case (Alan Keyes against Obama)? What do you think of it?

    http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=80931

  22. CelticSweetie says:

    My opinion is that the majority of citizens who voted in this election have no common sense because they elected a moron that only knows how to take orders not give them. He’s a man with no experience. He’s the man the Mainstream Media glorified as a saint which was disgusting. MSM trashed the Republicans at every move never giving an inch but Obama had free reign of their airwaves. Now former allies will become enemies. He was definitely wrong for this country I knew that and so did many of my friends. He did something to convince the young people that he would do great things but he will only probably be noted as being the first non white president. He is a disgrace to intelligent people with a college education. If your black and didn’t vote for I commend you for standing up but if you voted for him and the only reason you did so was because of his race I feel sorry for you.

  23. Fernley Girl says:

    Alan Keyes sues for Obama proof of eligibility in Sscramento!!!! Does this have legs????

  24. Anonymous says:

    Jeff, what the heck is going on with the advertising on your page…first it was “My Moma voted for Obama”…which, by the way will soon be followed by its sequel book, was “My Moma voted for Obama – AND I WILL NEVER FORGIVE HER!!!”
    And now its Russian Girly adds? – You need to have a talk with your web hosting company and tell them that your audience is really not appreciating their choice of advertisements!

  25. Anonymous says:

    Jeff, not to change the subject of the thread, but did you see this…if anyone has standing it should be these guys. Any thoughts?

    http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=80931

    Link to case file:

    https://services.saccourt.com/indexsearchnew/CVFLPRDetail.aspx?Details=CV|2008-80000096|AMBASSADOR%20DR%20ALAN%20KEYES|01/01/2008|12/31/2008|FilingDate|Asc|

  26. Anonymous says:

    Putin is one of the FEW humans to stand up the to IMF/BCIS banking cartel. Who is the last elected American politician to do that?

    Get out of your left/right paradigm, take your head out of the sand, and study what is REALLY happening in our world.

    The “Axis of Evil” consists of nations that refuse to be subservient to the IMF et al.

  27. Clay says:

    With Putin and Obama we have one thug against another thug, but ours is a light weight compared to the Russian. The Chicago Machine, as bad as it is, is toast next to the KGB.

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  29. Anonymous says:

    I’m not trying to get spiritual or offend anyone’s religion that does not agree with Rev. Graham’s, but I thought that this was an interesting example of how we as a country have lost our moral compass. A friend of mine sent me this and I thought you might be interested in reading it as well.

    Billy Graham’s Prayer For Our Nation

    ‘Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance. We know Your Word says, ‘Woe to those who call evil good,’ but that is exactly what we have done. We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values. We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery. We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare. We have killed our unborn and called it choice. We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable. We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self esteem. We have abused power and called it politics. We have coveted our neighbor’s possessions and called it ambition. We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression. We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment. Search us, Oh God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from every sin and Set us free. Amen!’

    Commentator Paul Harvey aired this prayer on his radio program, ‘The Rest of the Story,’ and received a larger response to this program than any other he has ever aired. With the Lord’s help, may this prayer sweep over our nation and wholeheartedly become our desire so that we again can be called ‘One nation under God.’

    Think about this: If you forward this prayer to everyone on your e-mail list, in less than 30 days it would be heard by the world. (It’s worth a try!) One Nation Under God.

  30. Anonymous says:

    this might go somewhere?

    Presidential candidate Alan Keyes, AIP leaders sue in CA court to obtain Obama citizenship proof, stop Secretary of State from certifying Electors
    http://www.aipnews.com/talk/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=973&posts=3

  31. Anonymous says:

    @ Bernard,

    Forgive me but you are naive or being willfuly ignorant regarding the Iran hostage crisis.

    No Iranian official was going to release any hostage over any agreement.

    The GUARANTY of military action by Reagan brought about “change” NOTHING else.

    I find it amazing that people who were there get questioned by people reading books or newspapers.
    Amazing.

  32. Spectre says:

    …when I look at Putin, when I see the propaganda photos of the guy fishing, shirtless, I see someone straight out of Central Casting — for the part of a Bond villain.

    I don’t know, Jeff. Sounds more like someone out of “Queer Eye” casting. Shirtless pics? Hell, I’ll bet Putie loves gladiator movies. Oh, and his birthday present? A damn tiger! Sounds like Seigfried and Roy have a new playmate!

  33. Jeff Schreiber says:

    “Jeff, what the heck is going on with the advertising on your page…first it was “My Moma voted for Obama”…which, by the way will soon be followed by its sequel book, was “My Moma voted for Obama – AND I WILL NEVER FORGIVE HER!!!”
    And now its Russian Girly adds? – You need to have a talk with your web hosting company and tell them that your audience is really not appreciating their choice of advertisements!”

    I don’t know. The ad thingy crawls the page for content and tries to match things up. How they come up with the “flat stomach” and other diet-related ads is beyond me — they’ve obviously never seen my waistline!

    I think the best thing we can do is frequent those ads which do best representwhat you think and believe. I guess.

    Other than that, I don’t know. They’re not on-point, and it bugs me.

    – Jeff

  34. Anonymous says:

    If I remember right, throughout this whole shooteroo, that if another candidate challenges Obama then THEY can be heard. If I’m wrong correct me so this won’t be believed in error.

    Keys is The Man! I’d give that man my vote weithout a second thought! He knows the Constitution inside and out and backward! He’s a man’s man and all about God and Country. Just EXACTLY what we need! He could easily be the next Reagan if he has cooperation with the loonies in Washington. He only belives in doing the right thing.

    “Audacity” indeed. Obama got an opponent disqualified and I think it was Keys because he was, at the time, residing in Maryland and had looked into Obama’s work history and said, “somebody has to stop this man” and he tried to run against him.

    I hope and pray he gets his sweet revenge! He truly deserves it!

  35. Anonymous says:

    Regarding the ads: What I would be afraid of is that one of these left wing liberals is going to say…oh, yeah – that Jeff guy who has all the girly adds on his site he’s a tin foil hat wearing right wing nut job. – They kind of did that to Berg with the chillyman stuff on his web page. I’d hate for you to get a bum wrap because some crawly thingy was messed up.

  36. Anonymous says:

    I’ve noticed since the election that it’s been happening. There was a lot of talk about Google and yahoo being in the tank for Fraud Boy. I also noticed a change in the verification letters. They used to be a random set of letters with almost no vowels, now they seem to have non sense words. It’s bothered me.

  37. sharon says:

    Jeff, great site… Thank you for the information. Great work!!

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