Monday, September 26, 2011
Valadamir Putin's rise back to the Presidency in the Russian Federation looks like corruption to me. That President Dimitri Menyedev was basically just keeping the seat warm for. Valadamir Putin when Mr Putin was Prime Minister because under the RF Constitution, the President is Term Limited. And has to leave office after eight years but then can come back to power after sitting out one term. Which is exactly what happened here, President Menyedev was President from 2007 until now after being Prime Minister and then switched roles with Mr Putin. And now they are switching job titles back, the President being the Head of State in Russia. And the Prime Minister being the Head of Government. The President the Chief Executive and the Prime Minister the Chief Operating Officer. It looks very similar to what happened in Alabama in I believe 1966. When then GOV George Wallace was Term Limited and then got his wife of all people to run for Governor. And then after four years George Wallace ran to get the Governorship back. This doesn't look different from what happens in Authoritarian Regimes in the Middle East. Where a President or Monarch there before he's ready to step down from power, passes their job down to a relative. Normally a son like what President Hosni Mubarak tried to do in Egypt by passing the Presidency down to his son.
President Mubarak basically sparked the Democratic Revolution that brought and end to his regime. And is one of the things that led to the Democratic Revolution there. Because it looked exactly of corruption which is almost exactly what's going on in Russia right now. President Putin never had any attention of stepping down from power in Russia and to some extent can't blame him. Its a great job and your President of a great country with a great population with a lot of Natural Resources in the largest country in the World physically. My point being is that he should earn reelection there with free and fair open Multi Party General Elections there. And earn the votes of the Russian People in Russia in order to be President of the Russian Federation. I believe President Putin is a talented and very intelligent Leader that wants to restore the greatness to Russia. Not only as a Military Power but as an Economic Power like in the United States, European Union, Japan and the Peoples Republic of China. And what they are moving to, he just doesn't want to be held accountable for what he does.
Going forward with the next Putin Administration in Russia, they've come a long way in twenty years but still have a long way to go. To become a real Developed Nation, Russia is so damn big. Basically the size of a large continent as well as country of 150M people with a large Middle Class and Educated Class. With also perhaps the most Natural Resources in the World and not just oil and Natural Gas but minerals as well. But a lot of Russia is still very poor similar to China, India and Brazil and they have a long way to go to fully develop their country. They need a lot of Infrastructure Investment as well as developing a Health Care System that can take care of the whole country. Russia has lost something like 10M people in population because they have a Third World Health Care System. So they need to develop that as well as their roads, highways, buildings, waterways, airports and other things. As well as cut down on crime and corruption and then they can become a true Developed Nations.
What's going on Russia right now with its two Presidents to me looks like one dictator passing the torch to another. But at least Russia will have a dictator that will actually use Russia's vast resources to develop its country. Where most of the country can benefit from, instead of using those resources to just stay in power. And Russia could look more like China but freer then Iran.
Click on the link of the blog to see a video from Euro News about Russia
This is a big step forward for the Saudi Kingdom thats basically a combination of a Monarchy and a Theocracy. The Kingdom made up of their Ruling Family and their laws based on Islamic Law. Or an interpretation of it, with women not allowed to be in public uncovered. They until their next elections not able to vote. And not even able to drive and of course sub servant to the men in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia have a very sexist government and culture at least by Western Standards. But these New reforms by King Abdullah is a big step forward in Saudi Arabia and definitely Progressive Change. Especially for a country. And a region up until recently has been very slow to progress but they are now are going through a big revolution. And I believe the Democratic Revolutions that have gone on in the Middle East, Iran a few years ago. Thats still hasn't been successful but there's still a Democratic Opposition in Iran and I believe that movement effected what happened in Tunisia. Earlier this year and what happened in Egypt and Libya as well as Yemen. Because all of the countries can get access to the others countries news. Whether the governments allow it or not especially in this Information Age and Social Networking.
These different Arab Democratic Revolutions have played a role in each others country. The Egyptian Revolution that ousted former President Hosni Mubarak. And ousted the President of Tunisia and hopefully the President of Yemen as well. And of course the Democratic Revolution thats going on now in Syria that will hopefully oust President Bashir Assad. But he seems to have an upper hand in holding on to power right now. But the Saudi Kingdom sees what's going on in these other Arab States with these other Authoritarian Regimes falling. And they don't of course want the same thing to happen to them, they obviously want to stay in power indefinitely. But I believe the Saudi Kingdom understands and they are more progressive. Then Syria and Egypt with the development of their economy and are basically a Developed Nation. In the heart of the Third World surrounded by countries that live in poverty like Yemen, Iraq, Jordan, Syria and others. And know that they have to change and progress to stay in power.
Hopefully this is just a sign of things to come as far as progress in Saudi Arabia and that the Kingdom moves even forward. And allows women to run for office, has an elected Multi Party Legislature that represents all of Saudi Arabia. And Independent Judiciary and looks more like a Federal Republic in the future. Instead of a Theocratic Monarchy where women and people who speak out against the government are oppressed. But we'll see in the future.
Click on the link of the blog to see a video about Saudi Women getting the Right to Vote