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Bibi Backs Trump – on PutinTownhall.com ^ | 09/16/2016 | Patrick BuchananPosted on 9/17/2016, 11:23:29 AM by AC Beach PatrolSince Donald Trump said that if Vladimir Putin praises him, he would return the compliment, Republican outrage has not abated.Arriving on Capitol Hill to repair ties between Trump and party elites, Gov. Mike Pence was taken straight to the woodshed.John McCain told Pence that Putin was a “thug and a butcher,” and Trump’s embrace of him intolerable.Said Lindsey Graham: “Vladimir Putin is a thug, a dictator…who has his opposition killed in the streets,” and Trump’s views bring to mind Munich.Putin is an “authoritarian thug,” added “Little Marco” Rubio.What causes the Republican Party to lose it whenever the name of Vladimir Putin is raised?…According to foreign policy scholar Stephen Sniegoski, when Putin first visited Israel in 2005, President Moshe Katsav hailed him as a “friend of Israel” and Ariel Sharon said he was “among brothers.”In the last year alone, Bibi Netanyahu has gone to Moscow three times and Putin has visited Israel. The two get along wonderfully well.On the U.N. resolution that affirmed the “territorial integrity” of Ukraine, Israel abstained. And Israel refused to join in sanctions against a friendly Russia. Russian-Israeli trade is booming.(Excerpt) Read more at townhall.com …
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