Tags: putin | kgb | russia

McCain: Putin an Old KGB Apparatchik With Dreams of Restored Russian Empire

Sunday, 30 Jun 2013 02:47 PM

By Greg Richter

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
The Edward Snowden case should reveal who Russian President Vladimir Putin really is, says Sen. John McCain. "He's an old colonel KGB apparatchik and he dreams of the restoration of the Russian empire."

McCain, R-Ariz., appearing on Fox News Sunday, said Putin's refusal to hand over Snowden, who admitted to leaking national security secrets to the press, is "a direct slap in the face to the United States of America."

Latest: Is Snowden a Hero or Traitor – Vote in Urgent Poll

Putin's government also is funneling arms and assistance to the Syrian government while the United States is trying to help the rebels fighting them, McCain noted.

"They thumb their nose at us no matter what the issue is," he said.

While McCain doesn't want to see a return to the Cold War, he does think the United States should deal more realistically with Russia considering its recent actions.

"I think we've pushed the resent down to about 1955," McCain said.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Sen. Corker: Time to Consider Sending Weapons to Ukraine

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 19:31 PM

It is time for the United States to provide lethal weapons for Ukraine's military, Sen. Bob Corker said Friday, and make . . .

Pope's Good Friday Message: 'Remember All the Abandoned People'

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 18:05 PM

The plight of immigrants, the poor, the sick, the elderly, unemployed and prisoners dominated Pope Francis' Good Friday  . . .

US to Extend Keystone XL Comment Period, Delaying Decision

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 14:32 PM

The Obama administration said Friday it's extending its review of the Keystone XL pipeline - a procedural punt that coul . . .

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved