«Among the long list of foreign policy failures and contradictions in the last few years, including the bombing of Libya, the desire to arm the rebels in Syria, has been the unnecessary provocation of Vladimir Putin.
This EU empire, ever seeking to expand, stated its territorial claim on the Ukraine some years ago. We directly encouraged the uprising in the Ukraine. If you poke the Russian bear with a stick, don’t be surprised when he reacts.
Now, just to continue with that, there are NATO soldiers engaged in military exercises in the Ukraine. Have we taken leave of our senses? Do we actually want to have a war with Putin? Because if we do, we’re certainly going about it the right way. Vladimir Putin, whatever we may think of him as a human being, is actually on our side. Let’s not provoke Putin, whether we like him or not».