World Reacts To Putin’s Times Op-Ed; White House Insists It Stands Up For Democracy

by
Fatimah Mazhar
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s op-ed in The New York Times on Wednesday on Syrian crisis caused a stir around the world. It also prompted various kinds of responses from politicians, analysts, television hosts, bloggers, and journalists. The most interesting reactions, however, were found on social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter.

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s op-ed in The New York Times on Wednesday on Syrian crisis caused a stir around the world. It also prompted various kinds of responses from politicians, analysts, television hosts, bloggers, and journalists. The most interesting reactions, however, were found on social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter.

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In a much-awaited response from The White House, Press Secretary Jay Carney said, “Unlike Russia, the United States stands up for democratic values and human rights in our own country and around the world.”

Putin’s Times Op-Ed piece drew a lot of criticism from Washington D.C. in general. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi made a sarcastic comment on Putin’s closing lines that, “We ask for the Lord’s blessings, we must not forget that God created us equal,” saying he should treat gays and lesbians as equals in his own country.

She made a reference to the draconian anti-gay law in Russia which was passed in June this year. Human rights groups say the questionable legislation contributed to fueling attacks on homosexuals under Putin’s supervision.

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House Speaker John Boehner, according to Wall Street Journal, remarked the op-ed added to his skepticism if Russia could be trusted with the Syrian disarmament of chemical weapons.

On the internet, we found far better and wittier reactions. More or less, people mocked, slammed, and bashed Putin for advocating principles which he himself doesn’t follow.

Check out the most interesting and hilarious tweets on Putin’s Times op-ed below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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