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(Pravda)   Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan promise Russia Republican hell   (english.pravda.ru) divider line 68
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2012-08-29 12:44:47 PM
In late January, in one of his interviews, the Republican called then-presidential candidate Vladimir Putin a "tyrant" and a "threat to global security." Romney made one of his most controversial statements in March, when he was talking about the prospects of the deployment of the missile defense system in Europe. The politician called Russia "a geopolitical foe number one."

Meh, Pootster needs to understand two things.

First, Mittens and a lot of the GOP are stuck in the 50s due to their over reliance on red scare propaganda over the decades and thus are not even remotely tethered to reality in terms of understanding foreign policy.

Second, the point is rather moot as they are not gonna win.
 
2012-08-29 01:38:36 PM
It's a lot of smoke and mirrors. His friends the Koch brothers want access to their business deals in restricted countries like Iran and North Korea but the damn US government is always trying to regulate free enterprise. The solution is to create a new boogieman that everyone is afraid of but also provides unmitigated (un-Mitt-agated) access to these restricted countries. Then doing business there via Russia is now a "peace-building" mission.
 
2012-08-29 02:10:58 PM
Yes, by all means let's encourage another cold war with Russia. That will surely balance the budget.
 
2012-08-29 02:27:00 PM

quatchi: the point is rather moot as they are not gonna win.

 
2012-08-29 02:35:05 PM

PC LOAD LETTER: quatchi: the point is rather moot as they are not gonna win.


A lot can happen in 70 or so days, unfortunately...
 
2012-08-29 02:50:12 PM
Wolverines!
 
2012-08-29 03:14:28 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-08-29 03:43:55 PM
I bet the Kremlin is ecstatic over the possibility that they might be able to goad the United States into following the Soviet Union's path to ruin.
 
2012-08-29 03:58:03 PM
I think this is a swell idea! What parent wasn't lamenting the fact their children weren't taught to dive under some scrap of wood at school to be saved from nukes? How could our kids really develop into good, solid people if not laying in their beds at night after seeing the Day After wondering if tonight might be the night the missles rain down? Goading one of the few nations that have the ability to drop nukes on American soil strictly due to some close minded, rabble rousing call to action seems like a great idea!
 
2012-08-29 04:01:42 PM
I guess it's more likely than Republican Halal.
 
2012-08-29 04:11:10 PM
Wow, a Pravda link. Haven't seen one of these since forever...
 
2012-08-29 04:11:15 PM
How the hell do they not realize that the Soviet Union collapsed over 20 years ago?
 
2012-08-29 04:11:29 PM
Republican Hell...A peaceful world of equality and fairness where all levels of society are properly rewarded for their work?
 
2012-08-29 04:13:46 PM
The more enemies we have, the more spending on "defense". The more "defense" we have, the more money the plutocrats make on arms sales. Logical to me.
 
2012-08-29 04:14:01 PM
According to the Republican Party, the Russian administration is authoritarian and does not respect human rights. The platform urged the Russian leaders to "reconsider the path they have been following: suppression of opposition parties, the press, and institutions of civil society; unprovoked invasion of the Republic of Georgia, alignment with tyrants in the Middle East; and bullying their neighbors while protecting the last Stalinist regime in Belarus."

Hey something I agree with republicans on something... Although I am sure they want to invade Iran and give tax cuts to the rich and dump even more money into the missile defense pork project to move russia in the right direction on human rights.
 
2012-08-29 04:15:41 PM
Silly Russians, Romney only promised to bomb the Soviet Union. You guys should be safe.
 
2012-08-29 04:17:47 PM
Wow.
That's a seriously old chicken they're farkin' there.
 
2012-08-29 04:19:40 PM

Contents Under Pressure: The more enemies we have, the more spending on "defense". The more "defense" we have, the more money the plutocrats make on arms sales. Logical to me.


So what happens if we piss off every country on the planet? Do we have to spend infinity trillion dollars on "defense"?
 
2012-08-29 04:20:12 PM

sammyk: Yes, by all means let's encourage another cold war with Russia. That will surely balance the budget.


Romney/Ryan are more interested in profits for "defense" contractors than they are in balancing the budget.
 
2012-08-29 04:20:38 PM
For all those people suggesting this is all old and busted the people dying every day in Syria thanks to Russian support might disagree with you, you know, if they weren't dead...
 
2012-08-29 04:21:06 PM
Is it against GOP policy to be on anywhere from meh to good relations with other countries? Is it part of their policy to be constantly in bad relations or near war with at least one other country?
 
2012-08-29 04:23:34 PM
So totally unrelated to the topic, but the President will be taking questions on Reddit in just a few minutes if anyone's interested.

http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/z1c9z/i_am_barack_obama_preside n t_of_the_united_states/
 
2012-08-29 04:24:58 PM

Headso: According to the Republican Party, the Russian administration is authoritarian and does not respect human rights. The platform urged the Russian leaders to "reconsider the path they have been following: suppression of opposition parties, the press, and institutions of civil society; unprovoked invasion of the Republic of Georgia, alignment with tyrants in the Middle East; and bullying their neighbors while protecting the last Stalinist regime in Belarus."

Hey something I agree with republicans on something... Although I am sure they want to invade Iran and give tax cuts to the rich and dump even more money into the missile defense pork project to move russia in the right direction on human rights.


Actually, that list sounds almost exactly like the plans the republicans have supported or put in their platform...
 
2012-08-29 04:25:53 PM

ongbok: Is it against GOP policy to be on anywhere from meh to good relations with other countries? Is it part of their policy to be constantly in bad relations or near war with at least one other country?


Of course. They need a boogeyman, and recently realized that they need backups as well. It causes all sorts of problems when their chosen boogeyman is irrevocably demoted to "fish food" status.
 
2012-08-29 04:26:49 PM
What better way to secure the defense budget?

Please let's not return to the Conservative war machine foreign policy.
 
2012-08-29 04:27:11 PM
Always good on a Romney/Ryan thread

d.pr
 
2012-08-29 04:29:17 PM
You can't criticize Russia for the invasion of Georgia, when you actively support an invasion of Iran and still try to justify the War in Iraq.

You're also on shaky footing when you question a country's record of human rights violations, yet support torture and unlimited detention without trial by your own country.
 
2012-08-29 04:32:03 PM

A. Snatchfold: So totally unrelated to the topic, but the President will be taking questions on Reddit in just a few minutes if anyone's interested.

http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/z1c9z/i_am_barack_obama_preside n t_of_the_united_states/


That stupid Fartbongo, always spending time on the Internet rather than getting on his hands and knees and stopping the floodwaters in NOLA!
 
2012-08-29 04:32:17 PM

Philip Francis Queeg: Republican Hell...A peaceful world of equality and fairness where all levels of society are properly rewarded for their work?


I'm sure the leisure class appreciates your kind words, but don't you think you better get back to work? Your master's yacht isn't going to pay for itself, and if you don't pull your weight all the grovelling in the world won't spare you from the lash.
 
2012-08-29 04:32:25 PM

imontheinternet: You can't criticize Russia for the invasion of Georgia, when you actively support an invasion of Iran and still try to justify the War in Iraq.

You're also on shaky footing when you question a country's record of human rights violations, yet support torture and unlimited detention without trial by your own country.


A republican being hypocritical? You don't say.
 
2012-08-29 04:32:26 PM

Headso: For all those people suggesting this is all old and busted the people dying every day in Syria thanks to Russian support might disagree with you, you know, if they weren't dead...


So were you for or against the CIA providing intel and intel tools to the rebels?

Did you support intervention in Libya?

Do you support invading North Korea? Occupying Georgia? Invade Nigeria? Northern Mexico?
 
2012-08-29 04:33:17 PM
Hmmm.
Any takers on Romney or Ryan getting some polonium-210 treats?
 
2012-08-29 04:33:28 PM
support the radicalization

The GOP in recent years has done nothing but support radicalization.......which is the exact opposite of conservatism. Republican base, you're being lied to about many things......mostly that you look good in those star spangled shorts.
 
2012-08-29 04:33:31 PM
Well, you know, a world war did wonders for the American economy the last time we had a major recession.
 
2012-08-29 04:34:31 PM

IronOcelot: Hmmm.
Any takers on Romney or Ryan getting some polonium-210 treats?


No way. The Powers that Be in Russia are itching to get a moron back into the White House.
 
2012-08-29 04:36:26 PM
Why is this news? The are promising America* Republican Hell as well.



*Amercia
 
2012-08-29 04:37:18 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: It's a lot of smoke and mirrors. His friends the Koch brothers want access to their business deals in restricted countries like Iran and North Korea but the damn US government is always trying to regulate free enterprise. The solution is to create a new boogieman that everyone is afraid of but also provides unmitigated (un-Mitt-agated) access to these restricted countries. Then doing business there via Russia is now a "peace-building" mission.



Because People in power are Stupid: It's a lot of smoke and mirrors. His friends the Koch brothers want access to their business deals in restricted countries like Iran and North Korea but the damn US government is always trying to regulate free enterprise. The solution is to create a new boogieman that everyone is afraid of but also provides unmitigated (un-Mitt-agated) access to these restricted countries. Then doing business there via Russia is now a "peace-building" mission.


Because People in power are Stupid: It's a lot of smoke and mirrors. His friends the Koch brothers want access to their business deals in restricted countries like Iran and North Korea but the damn US government is always trying to regulate free enterprise. The solution is to create a new boogieman that everyone is afraid of but also provides unmitigated (un-Mitt-agated) access to these restricted countries. Then doing business there via Russia is now a "peace-building" mission.



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2012-08-29 04:37:35 PM
Oh great. A new Cold War and 1.5 seconds to Midnight.

VOTE ROMNEY/RYAN! NUCLEAR ARMAGEDDON FOR ALL!*

*and by "all" we mean all of YOU. We elites will be waiting in our fallout shelters, preparing to enslave any remaining survivors to serve us in the new world order.
 
2012-08-29 04:38:31 PM

Serious Black: How the hell do they not realize that the Soviet Union collapsed over 20 years ago?


A better question is how does one look at the number of foreign interventions and conflicts the US has initiated since 1989, compare them to the number that Russia has, and then declare Russia as the threat to world peace?
 
2012-08-29 04:39:18 PM

The Martian Manhandler: *Amercia


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2012-08-29 04:39:19 PM
"The missiles are flyin' boys. Hallelujah, Hallelujah."
 
2012-08-29 04:39:21 PM
Is it too late to edit the remake of Red Dawn to make the bad guys Russians again, like in the original?
 
2012-08-29 04:42:11 PM

Serious Black: How the hell do they not realize that the Soviet Union collapsed over 20 years ago?


And in press conferences regarding foreign policy, Mittens has mentioned the "Soviet Union" as though it were a real thing that still existed.
 
2012-08-29 04:44:30 PM

Cubicle Jockey: Serious Black: How the hell do they not realize that the Soviet Union collapsed over 20 years ago?

A better question is how does one look at the number of foreign interventions and conflicts the US has initiated since 1989, compare them to the number that Russia has, and then declare Russia as the threat to world peace?


Dude, I have no idea...all I know is that a gigantic military that nobody wants to mess with is apparently the reason the world is at peace today.
 
2012-08-29 04:45:21 PM
I think that in the ideal GOP world, The Cold War is like Ragnarok.

It will begin at the start of every Republican Presidential term and last for approximately 8 years (two terms). At the start of this cycle, the Russians (Commies, Pinkos, Ivans, Sovs etc...) will build a wall somewhere and rattle their sabers (do russians have sabers?).

Around the seventh year, the Republican will ceremoniously demand that the Russians "Tear down that wall!!" at which the wall will be graffitteed with pro-American slogans then torn down.

The American people will rejoice and fawn over the Republican President and unanimously re-elect another Republican President thus starting the cycle again.
 
2012-08-29 04:47:22 PM

Deneb81: Headso: For all those people suggesting this is all old and busted the people dying every day in Syria thanks to Russian support might disagree with you, you know, if they weren't dead...

So were you for or against the CIA providing intel and intel tools to the rebels?

Did you support intervention in Libya?

Do you support invading North Korea? Occupying Georgia? Invade Nigeria? Northern Mexico?


not sure what my post has to do with these questions but, I thought Libya was a good use of our military power, if the CIA is arming Syrian rebels that wouldn't be a bad idea either considering the regime is being overtly supported by the Russians. I don't support invading nations and holding territory with our troops.
 
2012-08-29 04:51:16 PM

Headso: our military power


It's not "our" military power. Learn who the US military works for. It's not the American people.
 
2012-08-29 04:58:27 PM

farkityfarker: Headso: our military power

It's not "our" military power. Learn who the US military works for. It's not the American people.


we all need gas
 
2012-08-29 05:18:37 PM
Air Force Officer: "No, sir. No press."
Liaison Man: "What?"
Air Force Officer: "No word of this is to go beyond the flight line."
Liaison Man: "Well, what's going on here. This is big news. We need coverage of this."
Air Force Officer: "No, sir. Sorry, no press. Those are orders. National security."
Liaison Man: "But the war's over!"
Air Force Officer: "Well, look, pal, maybe they don't want someone to know."
Liaison Man: "Who?"
Air Force Officer: "Well, the Russians, maybe."
Liaison Man: "The Russians, they're our allies!"
 
2012-08-29 05:19:32 PM

Serious Black: Dude, I have no idea...all I know is that a gigantic military that nobody wants to mess with is apparently the reason the world is at peace today.



I don't think we really did anything about several major African conflicts, the Sri Lankan civil war, or the crap that happened in Indonesia. But since that was brown people killing brown people, you never saw mention of them outside of a single column inch on page 5, bottom fold.
 
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