Putin Wants Wants Back In the G7

But I thought he didn’t need the West?

Russia appears to be angling to make it the G-8 once again and President Vladimir Putin suggests it’s something Prime Minister Stephen Harper will just have to accept.

“I don’t want to offend anyone, but if the United States says Russia should be returned to the G8, the prime minister will change his opinion,” Putin told The Canadian Press during a meeting with the heads of world news agencies at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

Russian officials dropped hints all day Friday that a deal might be the works for Putin to attend the next summit after missing two consecutive meetings.

  • BillyHW

    Why was Russia ever allowed into the G7 to begin with?

    • DD_Austin

      Eu Oil and Gas supplier

    • El Martyachi

      .. affirmative action. They’re the token mongol.

  • Billy Bob Thornton

    All booting Russia out of the G8, now G7, was just about going back to a Cold War mentality, and Harper was doing it for political games than about uniting. The NDP and Liberals are no different. They oppose Putin simply for Ukrainian voters. Frankly, the whole idea of attacking Russia is not prudent whatsoever. Why create many enemies?! I mean the West has to deal with ISIS, Iran, now Russia and now China. With that many enemies, we are already in a world war, because the definition of a world war is fighting on more than three continents, and the US is in Africa, Asia, Europe and even close to Australia. So, that is a world war, by what many articles state the definition is.

    • Clink9

      William Robert, we thought you were dead!

      • Billy Bob Thornton

        I am Italian. That name is just a John Doe type name. Italians don’t have caker last names!

        • El Martyachi

          … a direct descendant of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus no doubt.

        • Clink9
          • Billy Bob Thornton

            Not all Italians are mafioso. That is just a stereotype. Frankly, most are just people that want to better lives. I am half Northern and half Southern. What you may also not realize is most Italians are smart. Think about the renaissance. Think about the food. I am also self-taught myself in French and Italian. So, clearly, that video is a joke.

          • Billy Bob Thornton

            By the way, Gladiator is way better than the Untouchables!

          • Clink9
          • El Martyachi

            One problem with being an autodidact is the auto part. It’s easy to get lost, especially on the net. You’re getting the cyber equivalent of noogies most of the time here but you sure are persistent and clearly engage in earnest. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgvxPXG0GKc

          • Billy Bob Thornton

            Rosetta Stone is a pretty effective program, but it is not the best. Which is why you can use Pimsleur and other programs. Try also Duolingo. It is free.

          • El Martyachi
        • Minicapt

          … an Arab-descended Italian, no doubt.

          Cheers

          • Billy Bob Thornton

            I have no connection to Arabs. I just happen to believe that most of the victims in the Middle East are Muslims because US foreign policy created these messes.

          • Minicapt

            .. and you probably qualify to be a “Sayyid”.

            Cheers

          • Billy Bob Thornton

            I would prefer Zen Buddhism from the religion I do not practice aka Roman Catholicism. Most people of my generation the Millenials are moving away from traditional religion and are very open-minded to changing the way society was from the 20th century to now. You must’ve seen the stories that most are independents in the USA. That way of thinking is coming to Canada. Of course, the NDP and Liberals are very much to me identical to the Conservatives. The best way to fix Canada’s system of politics is to inform Canadians on the 10 to 12 political parties that are small and to have independent elections in Canada and to go back to getting party names off of ballots.

          • Minicapt

            Do you often send texts to experimental Google-bots?

            Cheers

          • Billy Bob Thornton

            The real answer is follow the money.

          • Billy Bob Thornton

            I am in fact Atheist and I believe these wars are used to create more problems rather than be about democracy. After 14+ years, more and more people have stopped believing and have stopped drinking the interventionist koolaid.

          • Minicapt

            … a self-made boy who’s proud of his creation,
            … FAIL!

            Cheers

  • Maurixio Garcia Sanchez

    Putin is smarter than Harper and the rest ,he will convinced the other 7 leaders to listen to him.

    • David Murrell

      Yes, but leave it to President Obama and his secretary of state flunky John Kerry to invite Putin and Russia back in. Putin is a neo-Nazi, and Obama supports neo-Nazism — any form of anti-Western thinking.

      • Billy Bob Thornton

        I thought the US, Canada and Ukraine voted against the resolution that condemned neo-Nazism.

        How come the West isn’t condemning Privy Sektor (Right Sector)?!

        • Minicapt

          You didn’t think.

          Cheers

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Yes, he will convinced them.

  • dukestreet

    I think they should keep him out. He is obviously affected in some way by being kicked out. otherwise he would completely ignore the whole thing.