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August 09, 2008

Russia--The US Made Us Do It

It was less than one month ago when Russia and China blocked UN sanctions against Zimbabwe on the grounds that to do so would be interfering with a sovereign nations internal affairs.

Russia's Foreign Ministry said in a statement today that sanctions "would have created a dangerous precedent," leading to interference in countries' internal affairs that would be a "gross violation of the UN's Charter."

Georgia has tried to reclaim territory from pro-Russian separatists in a region that is recognized as Georgian territory. Many would call these internal affairs. Putin's Russia has responded not with the dangerous interference of UN sanctions but with the gentle diplomacy of tanks, troops and air strikes on civilians and oil pipelines.

Of course all of this is the fault of the US.

In the meantime, Russian officials believe that it was the USA that orchestrated the current conflict. The chairman of the State Duma Committee for Security, Vladimir Vasilyev, believes that the current conflict is South Ossetia is very reminiscent to the wars in Iraq and Kosovo.

“The things that were happening in Kosovo, the things that were happening in Iraq – we are now following the same path. The further the situation unfolds, the more the world will understand that Georgia would never be able to do all this without America.

Putin was easier to get along with when oil was at twenty five dollars a barrel.

Posted by at August 9, 2008 01:48 PM

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Well, if that link isn't just the scariest thing I've read today... Welcome to propaganda in the digital age?

Posted by: Kat at August 9, 2008 03:43 PM

Hum. During Cold War One, or as we used to say, CWI, the scariest thing was not knowing whether JFK's freeze was going to be for 3-months, 6-months, or forever. However, times change and this new venture might be hotter and thus truly scary.

Of course, we could simply say: "Not our problem!" Shucks, we couldn't do that until the Big O is sworn in next January 20th.

Or, does this mean we could now invade Cuba as that kind of thing is not allowed? My answer is: "Why not?" Except, Meyer Lansky is dead now!

Posted by: DougW at August 9, 2008 04:57 PM

Well, it's an insight into the world of mass media propaganda. Good thing that never happens in the US, huh?

It will be interesting to see how the Russian version of the story stands up in the next few weeks.

Es Pravda!!

Posted by: Don Brouhaha at August 9, 2008 06:17 PM

Understand that there's an old saying in old Russia: There's no truth in the news and no news in the truth! Probably still a true saying today, eh!

Posted by: DougW at August 9, 2008 10:12 PM

Since when did Pravda take over the Onion? Is that why media stocks rallied? Why did no one tell me?

Posted by: Cricket at August 9, 2008 11:48 PM

Foolish American. You do not understand the nuanced complexity of international politics. Both sides contributed to the conflict, here. Who are we to become involved in this...err... domestic dispute?

Posted by: The Sternly Wagging Finger Of International Consensus at August 10, 2008 07:14 AM

It is being all the fault of squirrel and moose. They keep ducking...

Posted by: BorisT at August 10, 2008 07:35 AM


I will say this one more *begins lateral head shake from side to side, making sharks worldwide envious while wagging finger* DON'T TRY TO USE THAT 'O' TRANCE ON ME!, now, I will say this one more time...

Do NOT say or do anything that will lead back from you or Natasha to the DNC, the Bene Gesserit or B.O.

Got it shorty?!

Posted by: Maxine Bene Gesserit Waters at August 10, 2008 09:31 AM

Your eyes *flash* so when you simulate the anger, my babushka! It is almost as if


your contacts are on fire, dollink...

Posted by: BillT at August 10, 2008 10:15 AM

An all too common refrain nowadays: the U.S. is to blame.

Posted by: camojack at August 11, 2008 01:32 AM

The US with their WMD earthquake making technology.

Posted by: Ymarsakar at August 11, 2008 01:58 AM

I categorically deny accusations of Criminal Bush! Is well-known Mother Russia supports freedom-loving peoples against tyranny of western imperialist, jingoist oppressors of proletariat!

No Russian troops are in Georgia! Fighting in Georgia is caused by spontaneous uprising of workers and peasants, marching in solidarity of bold new Red Dawn of the people, against bandits and counterrevolutionary bought with blood money of decadent West! The vanguard of the Revolution will not be swayed from making capitalist oppressors pay for their crimes, despite bleatings from bourgeois class enemies in NATO!

Stand by for more truth-tellings later! (exit to music of the "Internationale").

-- Yevgeny Orlov, People's Commissar for Truth, Kavkaz District

Posted by: a former european at August 12, 2008 01:38 AM

> An all too common refrain nowadays: the U.S. is to blame.


We ***ALL*** know where to place the blame for this outrage:

It's ALL the fault of Global Warming.

Or maybe George W. Bush.

One o' them, anyways.

Posted by: Obloodyhell at August 12, 2008 01:41 AM

It's ALL the fault of Global Warming.

Nekulturny! Is now Climate Change -- read the memo!

Then report to the wall, with blindfold.

Posted by: BillT at August 12, 2008 05:14 AM

Update for truth-tellings: BillT and Obloodyhell have being arrested by Moscow Militia for thought crimes and deviations from current Party-approved Truth! Confessions were made to People's Tribunal, and post-conviction beatings have resumed in dark, dank cell in basement of Lyubyanka Prison!

Since is now "Modern" Mother Russia, with "kinder, gentler" KGB operatives, these criminals will merely have legs broken, and not 9mm to back of head like good old days.

Also, is no more fightings in Georgia! Georgian peoples are only shootings themselves with guns, tanks, artillery, and bombs, out of shame for crimes against workers and being lackeys of imperialist West!

-- Yevgeny Orlov, People's Commissar for Truth, Kavkaz District

Posted by: a former european at August 12, 2008 01:45 PM