In an interview with French publication Le Figaro, Russian President Vladimir Putin, called out the deep state bureaucracy that controls U.S. foreign policy, noting that U.S. presidents serve as little more than puppets for the ruling oligarchy.
“You know, I’ve communicated with one U.S. president, and a second, and a third—presidents come and go but the politics remain the same,” says Putin in an interview with Le Figaro, a French publication.
A certain person may be elected,” he adds, “by the public on the basis of his merit and ideals – but rarely is this person able to formulate policy Referencing both parties, the Russian president seems to be suggesting that American politics is little more than a facade to provide the illusion of choice to voters.
“This happens from one administration to the next,” he adds.
Putin then asks the interviewer why he believes presidents are, at best, ceremonial—but quickly answers the question for him.
“So a person is elected — he comes with ideas,” says Putin, “Then people with briefcases come visit him, well-dressed, in dark suits — kind of like mine. Except instead of a red tie it’s black or navy.”
The references to men in “dark suits” is eerie yet accurately reminiscent of the shadowy lobbying forces that operate behind the scenes of D.C.
The Russian leader explained that when these ‘men in black’ show up they essentially instruct the president on what he’s going to do – which is why you often see such abruptly differing policy enacted from that which the candidate ran upon to get elected.
Despite Vladimir’s draconian policies towards gays, free speech, and police oversight—he nonetheless makes important points about shortcomings within the American government.
The entire interview is pretty remarkable. It’s also truly disheartening to have to turn to Russia to get a more accurate picture of what is transpiring in United States, as the U.S. corporate media operates as propagandists for the Deep State agenda, acting as information gatekeepers.