Thursday, November 20, 2014

Putin: Speak politely, but carry guns, too

Via WiscoDave


You could call it a Teddy Roosevelt moment: Russian President Vladimir Putin offered an extemporaneous adage Tuesday that sounded a whole lot like a twist on "big stick" diplomacy.

“You can do a lot more with weapons and politeness than just politeness,” Putin said, according to several Russian news outlets.

4 comments:

  1. http://rt.com/news/206703-russia-guns-self-defense/

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  2. He is paraphrasing Al Capone:
    "You can get much farther with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone. "
    from:
    http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Al_Capone

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