He is not ex- anything. He is a KGB agent. They call it a different name, he has a different title but his purpose is still the same and his means to fulfill the goals of the state have not changed wither.
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Vladimir Putin Annual Q&A Session. Video (English Translation & Transcript). What advice would you give me to help my fellow Americans understand that Russia is not the enemy? Source 7z.
Why Putin's Cold War Pendulum Analogy Is Wrong By Finian Cunningham. Now that Russia is no longer subservient, the US-led Cold War is resumed. Source 5j.
Why Vladimir Putin Deserves a Nobel Peace Prize (Seriously) By Robert Bridge. Putin has done more to promote global peace and security than any other Western leader in recent times. Source 1t.
Putin called Trump to thank him for CIA tip that thwarted bombings in Russia, the Kremlin and White House say. The Kremlin said Sunday that Russian President Vladimir Putin called President Trump to thank him for a U.S. Intelligence tip that helped thwart a series of bombings in St. Petersburg. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed that Trump spoke to Putin. The conversation was the second phone call between the two leaders since Thursday, according to the White House. Ref. USAToday.
I have a couple of thoughts about this:
First, would Vladimir have done the same for us?
Second, its actually counter productive to warn the Russians if we want to see Putin fall. Terrorism attacks against Russians in Russia would make Putin look like he can be easily breached thus making him look bad politically.
Third, of course I would have warned anyone about an attempted bombing… just saying *wink*.
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