“I am not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.”  Niccolo Machiavelli

By Eliana Benador

Barely within a week, we have read two articles coming out of Russia and  America.

The first one came from President Putin, a substantive, well-thought, elegant display arguing for the defense of international law, trying to calm down the initial bellicose American President Obama.  Putin offered a sensical approach to reason on behalf of potential Syrian victims should an attack be launched against the Assad regime.  While distancing himself from the al-Qaeda terrorists, Putin was welcoming at the same time the possibility to work again with Obama for the betterment of the Syrian situation.  

Next, has been a deplorable article written by Obama’s mouthpiece and, so-called Republican, Senator, John McCain.

It is nothing new that Americans have gotten used to interfere in other countries’ affairs.

They never hesitated sending their children to far away wars that had nothing to do with American interests, regardless of insurmountable language barriers and cultural abyss.  

America’s self-righteousness has served them bad because theirs were no natural, but somewhat misleading, efforts to do well abroad instead of concentrating in their own and ever growing internal problems.

When Obama gave his now infamous 2009 Cairo Speech, the American Administration kept under wraps an important piece of information.  While Obama used the Egyptian Parliament to deliver his new approach to facilitate Muslim dominance, there was a notorious absentee.  Then President of Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, who had decided not to attend, given that Obama had invited his arch-enemies, the representatives of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Now, McCain has bluntly attacked the Russian President.

Bad habits die hard.

McCain does not speak Russian and, therefore, he cannot have any idea of what Russians deserve.  Language is not only an aggregate of words, but rather the reflection of the culture and the spirit of a nation.  Only Russians know, and so far they have been trying to figure out how and what to do with their own leaders, just like other nations do.

Who, among Russians, including the President’s detractors, will take McCain’s ridiculous assertion seriously: “I am not anti-Russian. I am pro-Russian, more pro-Russian than the regime that misrules you today.”  Patronizingly, he adds:  “I make that claim because I respect your dignity and your right to self-determination.”

McCain’s agenda is to damage the Russian President, but it has boomeranged.

Self-determination is an inalienable right of peoples to decide by themselves.  In some instances of their history,  some peoples are weak to face oppressive and rising tyrants, but that is only a part of anthropological growth.  Peoples have to learn to rise and oppose leaders whose principal interest is to destroy the countries instead of defending and protecting them.

As a matter of fact, McCain run as a republican senator, but he and his cohort Lindsey Graham have become Obama’s best allies and his stooges, betraying his constituents with the most anti-American President the country has ever had.

McCain writes further ahead that, “To perpetuate their power they foster rampant corruption in your courts and your economy and terrorize and even assassinate journalists who try to expose their corruption.”  Clearly, McCain knows what he is talking about as it is a phrase that can easily be juxtaposed to describe America’s situation under the Obama Administration.  “Rampant corruption in your courts…”  describes perfectly well how the American Supreme Court is not balanced or fair, since its onset, Obama has nominated totally biased judges who were surely going to advance his anti-American agenda. As for regarding “terrorize and even assassinate journalists who try to expose their corruption…” It also mirrors the American situation to perfection, suffice it to mention, the “sudden” death of Andrew Breitbart as well as the “accident” that killed Michael Hastings. However, no one can for sure confirm government involvement, in Russia or America.

When McCain writes: “President Putin claims his purpose is to restore Russia to greatness at home and among the nations of the world. But by what measure has he restored your greatness? He has given you an economy that is based almost entirely on a few natural resources that will rise and fall with those commodities.”  He only hopes Russians will not get to know that America under Obama -and McCain- is about to hit the largest national debt ever in the world:  SEVENTEEN TRILLION American debt.  Nothing to be proud of.

Ever since Obama acceded to the presidency, it was clear that America’s Exceptionalism was over because the country was to be just one more within the globalist world agenda.

Then, McCain’s ranting goes on:  “He has given you a political system that is sustained by corruption and repression and isn’t strong enough to tolerate dissent.”  Here, again, one can truly ask who is the man referring to:  America or Russia?  

A bit further, McCain asks:  “How has he strengthened Russia’s international stature? By allying Russia with some of the world’s most offensive and threatening tyrannies.”

That may be so but, McCain purposefully neglects the fact that America under Obama has concretely taken up the cause of, and allied with, terrorists from al-Qaeda, in Libya, and now in Syria.  Obama has supported the radical Muslim Brotherhood and has opened the doors of the American Administration for many of their members.  In fact, there are rumors that the President himself may be a member of the Muslim Brotherhood.

McCain and Graham travelled to Syria as Obama’s envoys and their findings made them push for war, choosing to side with the al-Qaeda terrorists and their Islamist agenda, over President Assad.  Luckily, this time, the majority of Americans have opposed that insane politically correct American wisdom.

McCain has no qualms writing: “He [Putin] is not enhancing Russia’s global reputation. He is destroying it.” It is to hope that no matter how much some Russians may disapprove of their President, they may still be able to see through the insanity of this assertion.  Putin is being strong as a bull.  As a consequence, Russia’s image is the same one, strong as a bull.  That is to be admired.  

McCain’s insanity goes on until the end:  “President Putin doesn’t believe in these values because he doesn’t believe in you.” “I do believe in you…  When I criticize your government, it is not because I am anti-Russian. It is because I believe you deserve a government that believes in you and answers to you. And, I long for the day when you have it.”   

Was McCain inspired by his own president when he wrote this misguided and abusive article?


In reality, President Putin seems to be a hard core patriot, defending Russia’s interests from all points of view. There is only one serious weak point in the President’s agenda:  his unconditional acceptance of Muslims in Russia, but as sure as hell Putin is closer to perfection than Obama, America’s hating President, will ever be.  

While the world is opening their doors to Muslims, it should be made clear to them that they are welcome to behave like other members of all other religions and that there is no room for their ambitions of world domination as well as for the implementation of sharia.  They may keep that for themselves, in reciprocity as the way Muslim countries do with their foreigners.

Obama and PutinA central antagonism between Obama and Putin is the approach to homosexuality. It is, therefore, with dismay that the news inform that Russian children are receiving from the “west”, gay literature.  Frankly, who would be surprised that Obama and his ilk would be behind that?  There are “conservatives” who defend both, homosexuality and gay marriage, but, in reality, they are liberals in disguise, among them McCain.

Obama has recently removed the legal impediments that forbid arming terrorists, in this case, those trying to oust President Assad; a wrong and immoral decision on all grounds.

Only on the topic of American Exceptionalism, one can disagree with Mr. Putin.  Never has History recorded any country in the world that has reached its zenith in such an incredible short time, 237 years.  That was Exceptional, but Obama has successfully taken care of it.  

As a good Russian, Mr. Putin understands what it is to be exceptional, and that inequality is the rule, not the exception.  That said, the wisdom of leaders is to raise the level of their peoples by giving equal opportunities to their population.

Meanwhile, in America, the national debt will soon hit 17 trillion, while there are over 114 million jobless, unemployed, or without work, plus over 40 million Americans who are receiving food stamps.  Bernanke, the head of the Federal Reserve Bank, is continuing the path of easy money.  The Obama Administration has also made sure to undermine the military defense, as well as the NASA space program.  National Security is keeping busy spying on each and all of their citizens while Americans have to pay three kinds of taxes to city, state and country.  Not a pretty sight.  

In his article, President Putin adhered to the rules of journalism, politics and decency, avoiding any personal attack against President Obama.  He presented rational arguments that some Americans may not appreciate coming from him, just as they do not like that he is a former KGB, or that he does not support gays and even less gay marriage.  Americans insist in seeing Putin as a communist, they cannot forget or forgive that he has been a KGB operative and at the same time, they do nothing to stop Obama from taking America towards the failure that is communism.  

Unlike Obama, Putin understands that by undermining the family structure, the pillar of a nation falls to the ground, weakening the society to its bones.  Putin knows something about protecting family at all costs because he is aware that communists have for over one hundred years targeted it.  Their theoreticians figured that the best way to destroy the West was by targeting the family.  That is why Putin does not want to weaken the Russian family by strengthening the gay agenda.

In time, Putin has also understood that religion and particularly Christianity are a great match to keep families thriving and to give a frame to the country at large.  While Obama does not care about the massacre of Christians, Mr. Putin has become one of the standard bearers in defense of Christianity.   

Instead of wasting time attacking President Putin, Senator John McCain should change parties, be officially a democrat, and continue helping President Obama in his plans to destroy America.

This article has been first published in Pravda.

Copyright ©Eliana Benador

Eliana BenadorEliana Benador is a global strategist, a political operative and a human rights activist. She has been the founder of Benador Associates. She has represented dissidents abroad from Iraq, Iran, the Copts and others. Her blog is Eliana’s Choice.  You may follow her on Twitter, join her fan page on Facebook and you may find her also on LinkedIn

This article has been first published in Pravda.