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Ted Turner: KGB Was ‘Honorable’

CNN founder Ted Turner said the former Soviet intelligence agency KGB was “honorable” — and equated the U.S. mission in Iraq with the U.S.S.R.’s invasion of Afghanistan.

During an appearance on last week’s “Meet the Press,” Turner — whose latest book is “Call Me Ted” — was asked by host Tom Brokaw if he believes all nuclear weapons can be eliminated if the U.S. and Russia take the lead.

Turner, co-founder of the Nuclear Threat Initiative to stem the spread of nuclear weapons, said “absolutely,” and called the Russians “very reasonable, pragmatic, practical people.”

When Brokaw mentioned Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s past with the KGB, Turner responded:

“Well, he had that background. But you know, we have an FBI, and we're not prejudiced against somebody who's worked at the FBI. It's an honorable place to work. And the KGB, I think, was an honorable place to work. And it gave people in the former Soviet Union, a communist country, an opportunity to do something important and worthwhile.”

The next exchange went like this:

Brokaw: “But in the meantime, it appears that he's very much more interested in just causing difficulty for the United States, getting in our face in a manner of speaking.”

Turner: “Well, wait. We're the ones, in my opinion, we're the ones that started that. We're the ones that started by putting the Star Wars system in Czechoslovakia and Poland when they wanted to be part of it. We've said that system is only to protect us from Iran or protect Europe from Iranian missiles. So why didn't we cooperate with the Russians? Why have we constantly been pushing on the Russians all the time?”

Brokaw: “Your friend, Jimmy Carter, tried to be friendly with Leonid Brezhnev, and for his friendliness what did Brezhnev do? … He invaded Afghanistan.”

Turner: “Well, we invaded Afghanistan, too, and it's a lot further — at least it's on the border of the Soviet Union or the former Soviet Union or Russia…”

Brokaw: “But Ted, don't try to go there in terms of justifying that … It was naked aggression on the part of the Russians at the time.”

Turner: “Well, going into Iraq was naked aggression on the part of the United States.”

Brokaw failed to challenge that assertion.

7 years 37 weeks ago, 9:40 PM

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too busy

counting his money to be really informed about world politics

7 years 37 weeks ago, 9:46 PM

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to believe that crap. Maybe he is smoking the crap from Russia. LOL

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7 years 37 weeks ago, 10:13 PM

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Scumbag

Ted turner defines Scumbag...look in websters dictionary

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7 years 37 weeks ago, 11:46 PM

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this guy...Communist! I mean, he even admitted it years ago, in an interview. He idolized all of the "great" communist leaders. Not to mention he was married to that traitor bitch Jane Fonda. If this guy wanted to, he could make some real trouble in this country, and with Obama and Pellosi and Reid in office now, he may just have what he needs to create some real problems for us. I say we round up all these commie bastards, re-locate them to California and pray that God forsaken place falls into the ocean. Maybe they could secede from the union and start their own sovereign communist nation. Don't screw with MY good ole' US of A.

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7 years 37 weeks ago, 8:34 PM

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this just pisses me off someone who used the capitalist system to get rich and then immediatly wants to be a communist (or socialist at best). Guess most ppl (liberals) wouldnt mind communisum if they were the ruling class.

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7 years 37 weeks ago, 9:00 PM

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jack that

is what they want. They think we are stupid and need them to tell us what to do!

7 years 37 weeks ago, 9:07 PM

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What ticks me off

Is that Ted Turner is the largest land owner in the U.S.

7 years 37 weeks ago, 10:09 PM

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Not to mention

that every other billboard sign in the US is his. Notice how many of them say Turner at the bottom. This is one powerful person. He controls the media, advertising and who know what else. He could be the undoing of our capitalist way of life. Obama can't do it alone. He needs liberal elitists to rule over the working class. Between Turner, Obama, Pellosi Clinton and the Kennedy's, we ain't got a snowball's chance in Hell.

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