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    Fernando Sanchez Drago recalls that when Adolf Hitler came to power and began to conquer Europe, the continent was left without real statesmen – only powerless 'Chamberlains'. Eighty years on, the essayist suggests that history is repeating itself, civilization now threatened by radical jihadism. This time however, one true statesman remains.

    In his op-ed for the Sunday edition of Spanish newspaper El Mundo, Sanchez Drago, the son of martyred Republican Spanish journalist Fernando Sanchez Monreal, recalled that "when Hitler invaded Poland, not a single statesman in democratic Europe was left worthy of the title. They were all Chamberlains." Eventually, he noted, "the Churchills and De Gaulles would come along, not before the swastika flew over the Champs Elysees in Paris."

    "Today," the essayist notes, in the global war against jihadist terrorism, "we face the same situation. All the world's politicians, apart from one, are Chamberlains" of the modern age. "The only true statesman left in the world," Sanchez Drago argues, "is Vladimir Putin."

    The Russian president's status, Sanchez Drago believes, "is why he has been demonized, slandered, had crimes committed by others attributed to him; it is why one of the largest PR campaigns in world history has been set up against him, second in size only to the oligarchic investment and collective brainwashing campaign which saw the coming to power of the puppet named Barack Obama."

    The author called Turkey's attack on the Russian Su-24 over Syria "a declaration of war," one which will benefit only ISIL and its proxies across four continents, along with Ankara's ambitions to revive the Ottoman Empire as the dominant empire of the Islamic world.

    Now, the journalist suggests, "it is time to re-read Oswald Spengler. It is time to remember that, when civilization is in danger, it is a troop of soldiers which save it. Putin's time has come…We are lucky to have Moscow, because without it, perhaps we would not have Paris."

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    • avatar
      pbecke
      Well, when Chamberlain's father was Foreign Secretary, Lloyd George said that he looked at foreign policy through the wrong end of a municipal drain-pipe. He would really have been an adornment to the 'alliance', wouldn't he ?
    • Ivan Buckeye
      It's about time that Russia has a leader like Mr. Putin, actually, it's about time the world has a leader like Mr. Putin.
    • avatar
      emanlopes
      He is our gift from god to save humanity.....
    • Red Dawn
      This is true, but Fernando Sanchez Drago forgot Iran.
    • Western leaders are more than just a copy of Chamberlain. They have hugely contributed to the problem in Syria by promoting regime change against its legitimate government. The chaos in Syria, like the chaos in Iraq, was created by the West. Russia is helping the long-suffering Syrian people to resist, and ultimately defeat, the terrorist menace.
    • avatar
      rmukarutabana
      The original Spanish is more poetical than this summary suggests:
      "Like the gold of the alchemists, the New of Rome of Dostoevsky and Tolstoy – the mystic master cantors of the Russian soul – has emerged from the ashes of the Soviet [crucible], with the sacred mission and the sublime decision to stand as the savior of the Western world…
      It is the hour of Putin. It is the hour of Holy Russia. And so long as Moscow is with us, then Paris will not be taken from us." www.elmundo.es/opinion/2015/11/29/5659f360268e3e102c8b45ca.html
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      rmukarutabanain reply to (Show commentHide comment)
      Jet fuel can't melt steel beams,
      The original Spanish is more poetical than this summary suggests:
      "Like the gold of the alchemists, the New of Rome of Dostoevsky and Tolstoy – the mystic master cantors of the Russian soul – has emerged from the ashes of the Soviet [crucible], with the sacred mission and the sublime decision to stand as the savior of the Western world…
      It is the hour of Putin. It is the hour of Holy Russia. And so long as Moscow is with us, then Paris will not be taken from us." www.elmundo.es/opinion/2015/11/29/5659f360268e3e102c8b45ca.html
    • in reply tormukarutabana(Show commentHide comment)
      rmukarutabana, Indeed it's well written!
    • avatar
      rmukarutabana
      The original Spanish is more poetical than this summary suggests:
      "Like the gold of the alchemists, the New of Rome of Dostoevsky and Tolstoy – the mystic master cantors of the Russian soul – has emerged from the ashes of the Soviet [crucible], with the sacred mission and the sublime decision to stand as the savior of the Western world…
      It is the hour of Putin. It is the hour of Holy Russia. And so long as Moscow is with us, then Paris will not be taken from us." www.elmundo.es/opinion/2015/11/29/5659f360268e3e102c8b45ca.html
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      tonyreganart
      mrbin666, Your comments read like a "direct live" feed from Satan, a case of perfect possession. If you believe everything including consciousness is a soothing fiction, except money which somehow isn't, it is too late to be exorcised.
    • in reply to (Show commentHide comment)
      Jet fuel can't melt steel beams,

      Putin loves his country e.g. Russians or country's riches which bring him and his oligarch cronies very big profits?

      He sold out Novorossians in Donbass, he gave a damn to Kursk seamen. Russian Command in Syria knew that Su-24 would be downed before it happened. Did he need Russian minute Pearl Harbor?

      BTW Most Russians HATE Putin a lot for what he didn't do to support Russians - health care, education, small and medium industries etc. Russia badly needs money for Russians but Putin builds gigantic monuments for His Ego - 2018 World Cup, the Sochi Olympic Games, World Meetings, Boris Yeltsin Presidential Center, Bridge to the Russky Island in Vladivostok, Palaces for Oligarchs etc. All other social institutions and economy are in ruins.
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      kassander, He sold out Novorossians in Donbass, he gave a damn to Kursk seamen. Russian Command in Syria knew that Su-24 would be downed before it happened. Did he need Russian minute Pearl Harbor?

      Proof?

      "BTW Most Russians HATE Putin "
      Well the polls are telling you otherwise.
    • in reply to (Show commentHide comment)
      Jet fuel can't melt steel beams,

      Calling you a fool would be impolite but who at his senses believes in polls today, the more so such polls?! As I recall the it was Tony Blair the (US) Poodle who started his days reading the Polls How Cute He Is.

      BTW. "Proof?" What on world do you live, do you know? Or you have a big sniff daily?
    • qvasko 15
      Why this? This statement implies another conspiracy against west...I am sick of those....I agree putin is anti isis, but not the only one...at least iran and iraq are with him
    • in reply to (Show commentHide comment)
      kassander, Ad nominem attacks as usual.... still no proof about the Su-24 and by polls i meant independant polls. If you want to troll or debate be good at least.
    • in reply to (Show commentHide comment)
      Jet fuel can't melt steel beams,

      Alas! You ARE moron as most of the Sputnik readers... :(
      "Independent polls" do not exist! Just like "independent media", "independent scientists working on anthropogenic climate changes", or "honest and truthful politicians" - you idiot.

      "hominem" not nominem.

      What "proof(s)"? Find the f***ing "proofs" yourself in the World Net. Why I should do your homework? Let's start with 100 $ per hr or shut up.
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      kassander, Well h and n are pretty close on a keyboard.
      I'm still waiting for your proof since you are blaming Russia for knowing the attack on the Su-24 beforehand.. Go ahead show me..

      As I said if you wan to troll do it properly.

      And don't worry i do my "homeworks" but you'll disagree with them.
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      Jet fuel can't melt steel beams,

      I do not change my words about you.

      read:
      tass.ru/en/defense/840016

      listen (to Mark Sleboda especially about the US F-15s back-up in the air ready to fight against Russia during the event)):
      www.rt.com/shows/crosstalk/323904-turkey-russia-jet-syria

      think:
      yourself and do not believe in anything Sputnik News shares, so check the Sputnik "news" in three outlets at least - as a MUST.

      Paying attention to such trifles and tripe pumping up Putin's ego in Sputnik's propaganda machine disqualify its readers in my eyes. I've read only few sentences from the text to know "what" and "why" the worthless s**t was published.
    • avatar
      ptcjm
      This interview with Dr. Paul C. Roberts is so important to listen to as it gives so good information on the policy of USA and as he states in the interview: Russia has a case. Dr. PCR apologises for being so exasperated - no wonder, when listening to what he has to tell.
      Keep on Russian people, you got a good leader in Mr. Putin
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      ptcjm
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