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by Stephen Lendman
Straight talk defines all Putin remarks, unlike Obama’s consistent demagogic double-talk.
Interviewed by Bloomberg’s John Micklethwait in Vladivostok ahead of G 20 leaders meeting in Hangzhou, China on September 4 and 5, Putin was positive on US/Russia cooperation on Syria, saying:
“In my opinion, we’re gradually heading in the right direction, and I don’t exclude that we’ll be able to agree on something in the near future…” 
We’ve down this road numerous times before on various issues, at times reaching agreement, later breached because Washington unilaterally violated its terms. Hold the cheers on believing this time is different.
Putin denied accusations by US officials and Western media, claiming Russian involvement in hacking DNC emails.
“(D)oes it even matter who hacked this data,” he asked? “The important thing is the content that was given to the public” – important revelations Americans have a right to know about a candidate seeking the nation’s highest office.
“There’s no need to distract the public’s attention from the essence of the problem by raising some minor issues connected with the search for who did it,” Putin stressed. 
“But I want to tell you again. I don’t know anything about it, and on a state level Russia has never done this.”
“(T)here are so many hackers today…work(ing) with such finesse, planting a trail…masquerading their actions (to appear) those of other hackers…it’s difficult to trace…even impossible” to know the source of these attacks.
Asked if he has a favorite candidate in America’s presidential race, he diplomatically declined to say, knowing he has to deal with electoral results he has no control over.
“I would like to deal with a person who can take responsible decisions and deliver on agreements. Name is irrelevant here,” he said.
“They both make shocking statements in their own way. They both are smart people and know which points to press to be heard and understood by US voters.”
Trump earlier said he’d “get along very well with Putin…He’s a strong leader…I think it would be a positive thing if Russia and the United States actually got along.”
Hillary is militantly anti-Russia, anti-Putin, earlier outrageously comparing him to Hitler, calling him “dangerous,” saying his nonexistent “aggression in Ukraine must be answered.”
Weeks earlier, she lied, saying “(w)e know that Russian intelligence services, which are part of the Russian government – which in under the firm control of Vladimir Putin – hacked into the DNC.”
On August 25, she said “the grand godfather of this global brand of extreme nationalism is Russian President Vladimir Putin.”
He’s the preeminent world leader, dedicated to world peace and stability, favoring mutual cooperation among all nations under multi-polar world conditions – notions polar opposite America’s imperial agenda.
A third Clinton co-presidency heightens chances for America preemptively attacking Russia, possibly with nuclear weapons. If it happens, all bets are off!
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net
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Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.