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peggysue2

(10,721 posts)
Tue Aug 9, 2016, 09:26 PM Aug 2016

Garry Kasparov Has A Few Words

You remember Kasparov, Russian chess champion, Putin dissenter, now in exile. He's paying attention to The Donald's comments, the current reference to 2nd amendment people. Here's a link to his current tweets:

http://twitchy.com/sd-3133/2016/08/09/garry-kasparov-finds-trumps-second-amendment-people-remarks-all-too-familiar/

Here's a small sample:

"Putin's followers often "joke" about opposition leaders being killed. Posters with crosshairs, etc. Then they are murdered and it's no joke."

Winter is coming. Wake up, America. From a man who's been there.

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Garry Kasparov Has A Few Words (Original Post) peggysue2 Aug 2016 OP
interesting. spooky3 Aug 2016 #1
Deja Vu Totalitarianism Jim Dandy Aug 2016 #2
Yes, He Has peggysue2 Aug 2016 #3

peggysue2

(10,721 posts)
3. Yes, He Has
Tue Aug 9, 2016, 10:31 PM
Aug 2016

Kasparov's book 'Winter Is Coming' is a stark reminder of what Putin's Russia has become. Particularly for those who disagree with Putin's formula for Russian renewal. Put's Trump's ardent Putin-love into a whole different perspective.

I'm officially creeped out by Trump's mindlessness and his need to work his supporters/followers into a lather. The man is dangerous. Period, full stop.

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