Gorbachev Advises Obama to Implement "Perestroika"

You would almost think the Russian’s had their man in the White House.

From Novosti

MOSCOW, November 7 (RIA Novosti) – Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has said that the Obama administration in the United States needs far-reaching ‘perestroika’ reforms to overcome the financial crisis and restore balance in the world.

The term perestroika, meaning restructuring, was used by Gorbachev in the late 1980s to describe a series of reforms that abolished state planning in the Soviet Union.

In an interview with Italy’s La Stampa published on Friday, Gorbachev said President-elect Barack Obama needs to fundamentally change the misguided course followed by President George W. Bush over the past eight years.

Gorbachev said that after transforming his country in the late 1980s, he had told the Americans that it was their turn to act, but that Washington, celebrating its Cold War victory, was not interested in “a new model of a society, where politics, economics and morals went hand in hand.”

He said the Republicans have failed to realize that the Soviet Union no longer exists, that Europe has changed, and that new powers like China, Brazil and Mexico have emerged as important players on the world stage.

He told the paper that the world is waiting for Obama to act, and that the White House needs to restore trust in cooperation with the United States among the Russians.

“This is a man of our times, he is capable of restarting dialogue, all the more since the circumstances will allow him to get out of a dead-end situation. Barack Obama has not had a very long career, but it is hard to find faults, and he has led an election campaign winning over the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton herself. We can judge from this that this person is capable of engaging in dialogue and understanding current realities.”

Former Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky, founder of now defunct Yukos oil giant, who is in prison on fraud and tax evasion charges, also used the word perestroika in discussing the future course of the Obama administration.

In an article published in the business daily Vedomosti on Friday, Khodorkovsky said Obama’s election win was not merely another change of power in a separate country, but was important for all states.

He said that, “being a liberal himself, he thinks that the world will take a left turn,” and that “a global perestroika would be a logical response to the global crisis.”

The paradigm of global development is about to change. The era inaugurated by Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher 30 years ago is over.”

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5 thoughts on “Gorbachev Advises Obama to Implement "Perestroika"

  1. Seems Obama is plotting a terror attack on his own country:

    AUSTIN — State Board of Education member Cynthia Dunbar isn’t backing down from her claim that Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is plotting with terrorists to attack the U.S.

    The Texas Freedom Network, a watchdog group that monitors the board, released a public statement on Monday asking Dunbar to retract the statement.

    “I don’t have anything in there that would be retractable,” said Dunbar, R-Richmond. “Those are my personal opinions and I don’t think the language is questionable.”

    In a column posted on the Christian Worldview Network Web site, Dunbar wrote that a terrorist attack on America during the first six months of an Obama administration “will be a planned effort by those with whom Obama truly sympathizes to take down the America that is threat to tyranny.”

    She also suggests Obama would seek to expand his power by declaring martial law throughout the country.

  2. Obama is different. When a man is so intent on portraying himself as self-deprecating (as in: “I’m a mutt”) but his actions say otherwise; when a man takes the seal of the Office of President and puts his name on it (When I heard the I’m a mutt comment) My first thoughts were of several books I have read about Stalin, Hitler and Hussein. All were physically and sexually abused.
    If you read the history of Obamas drunken uncle whom he spent many years with,
    and the uncle that wrote pornographic books you catch my drift.
    But I hope we get the abused child that loves his new American family and tries to save it, not the anger of the abused child that tries to destroy his country.

  3. Obama knows that the Soviet Union still exists. Trevor have you considered the evidence that Obama was not even born in the US and that he may be Malcolm X’s son and a secret Muslim? Once that comes out he is doomed.

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