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(PJ Media)   The Russians think we're wrecking the world on purpose   (pjmedia.com ) divider line
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2013-03-20 11:57:13 AM  

p.twimg.com
"Do we really look like a country with a plan?"

 
2013-03-20 12:23:34 PM  
Don't attribute malice to what can be more easily explained as sheer incompetence.
 
2013-03-20 02:01:03 PM  
Please.  We're not that clever to do it on purpose.
 
2013-03-20 02:23:35 PM  
No, it's just a skill that comes naturally to us.
 
2013-03-20 02:36:19 PM  
PJ Media?

My brain cells deserve better.
 
2013-03-20 02:47:47 PM  
wait...you mean we're not?
 
2013-03-20 02:59:04 PM  
If they're talking about the GOP then the Russians kinda have a point.
 
2013-03-20 02:59:22 PM  
Today's word is... pleonasm. If you hear someone say "pleonasm," SCREAM REAL LOUD!
 
2013-03-20 02:59:28 PM  
Why don't they just cooperate with us? I mean, there's such a wealth of natural resources in Russia that if the world starts falling apart, they'll be the only ones left!

And if you need cooler weather? Man, let me tell you about Siberia.

/never been to Siberia
 
2013-03-20 03:00:50 PM  
Because Russia is doing so well?

i.telegraph.co.uk
 
2013-03-20 03:01:14 PM  
I was under the assumption that we HAD to destroy everything so that Jebus can come back.
 
2013-03-20 03:01:14 PM  

somedude210: wait...you mean we're not?


There's probably some small group that is.

/tinfoilhat
 
2013-03-20 03:01:40 PM  
DNRTFA, so fark you if I'm wrong, mods.
 
2013-03-20 03:02:48 PM  
The Russians are also impressed with inspector Clouseau's ingenious detective work.
 
2013-03-20 03:03:41 PM  
As long as we keep electing even some Republicans who are so far to the right they make Göring look like a liberal, I can't exactly blame them for thinking that.
 
2013-03-20 03:03:44 PM  

Maud Dib: Because Russia is doing so well?

[i.telegraph.co.uk image 460x288]


There are black people in Russia?
 
2013-03-20 03:03:48 PM  
No, we're doing it because we're certain that the times we're living in will be when the world ends, since we're clearly in the worst times ever, and our magical sky-Grampa will take us to his make-believe realm of dead relatives, puppies, and gold shopping centers.
 
2013-03-20 03:04:28 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: I was under the assumption that we HAD to destroy everything so that Jebus can come back.


Shh!
 
2013-03-20 03:05:06 PM  
mcgarnagle.files.wordpress.com

Need a Farker with shop skills to turn that photo into an Obamanation.
 
2013-03-20 03:06:27 PM  
Russia thinks that our actions in Syria are aimed at destabilization?

Russia....

thinks that....

]about Syria....

Remind me who made the tanks that nutjob Assad is using along with chemical weapons?
 
2013-03-20 03:06:40 PM  
You'll excuse me if I don't take a site that says, "Voices from a free America," in its header completely seriously.
 
2013-03-20 03:07:55 PM  
The comments are very instructive.  I was shocked that PJ Media would allow a column that would bash Bush and his glorious march into history.  Then I read the comments, and some of them describe Bush and Obama as ideological allies.  Then you get it:  These morons think Dubya is/was a farking liberal.  I know that Republicans try to deny Bush as a conservative due to "spending/big government", but for the last 35-40 years, that's what fiscal conservatism has been.  Low taxes and high spending.  At least when they were in power.  On social issues, Bush was doctrinaire conservative, his brief muttering noises about immigration reform notwithstanding.  The fact that conservatives put on tricorner hats with teabags hanging off them doesn't mean that the last few decades didn't happen.  The wilful amnesia is incredible.

/end rant
 
2013-03-20 03:10:50 PM  
Well, looks like the Russian's have exposed the Tea Party's plan for the world to see.
 
2013-03-20 03:11:25 PM  
That's so sweet! They think it's impossible for anyone to be this stupid. I hate to break it to them, but...
 
2013-03-20 03:13:15 PM  
This is more telling of Russians' collective feeling of power in shaping their national destiny.
 
2013-03-20 03:15:37 PM  
Greed abhors volition. Either in its home populace or in external populations it always seeks to pull in and control.

Break down order into chaos then rebuild order with you and yours on the top of the pyramid.
 
2013-03-20 03:16:09 PM  
Just the Tea Party and the GOP that supports them.
 
2013-03-20 03:20:48 PM  

cram_hole: Maud Dib: Because Russia is doing so well?

[i.telegraph.co.uk image 460x288]

There are black people in Russia?


Chernozhopiy?  A few.  Back in the day, mostly they were students at Patrice Lumumba.
 
2013-03-20 03:21:33 PM  

Citrate1007: Just the Tea Party and the GOP that supports them.


so...........yes?
 
2013-03-20 03:22:09 PM  
More like an unintended side effect of the GOP being willing to do anything to get and keep power, regardless of the long term consequences.
 
2013-03-20 03:22:32 PM  
Great criticism, from a country that thinks they're doing better when this is what life looks like for them:
lorenc.home.pl

newshour.s3.amazonaws.com
 
2013-03-20 03:22:43 PM  
That's a pretty reasonable interpretation of events, yeah.
 
2013-03-20 03:24:30 PM  

Pochas: Remind me who made the tanks that nutjob Assad is using along with chemical weapons?


The lowest bidder. I think there's more American made military items on their roster than we have in America...
 
2013-03-20 03:26:32 PM  
Just you try and stop us!!
 
2013-03-20 03:26:37 PM  

unyon: Don't attribute malice to what can be more easily explained as sheer incompetence.


That is a singularly un-Russian phrase.
 
2013-03-20 03:27:23 PM  

yeegrek: The comments are very instructive.  I was shocked that PJ Media would allow a column that would bash Bush and his glorious march into history.  Then I read the comments, and some of them describe Bush and Obama as ideological allies.  Then you get it:  These morons think Dubya is/was a farking liberal.  I know that Republicans try to deny Bush as a conservative due to "spending/big government", but for the last 35-40 years, that's what fiscal conservatism has been.  Low taxes and high spending.  At least when they were in power.  On social issues, Bush was doctrinaire conservative, his brief muttering noises about immigration reform notwithstanding.  The fact that conservatives put on tricorner hats with teabags hanging off them doesn't mean that the last few decades didn't happen.  The wilful amnesia is incredible.

/end rant


See, here's the deal.  Conservatism in the US is a 3 legged stool.  You got the social conservatives, the fiscal conservatives and the libertarian conservatives.  Well, in recent history, the social conservatives have managed, will a small nod to the Rand Paul types, to purge the Republican party of the libertarian conservatives.  So, you basically have the social conservatives versus the fiscal conservatives.  This 'conflict' is essential in understanding why the current GOP sucks so much.  You get the social (big government) conservatives passing something like Medicare Part D and the fiscal conservatives refusing to pay for it (big tax cuts).

Nobody inside the GOP seems to understand that these two belief systems are fundamentally at odds when it comes to paying the farking bills.  So we get massive deficits and they fail to understand they are to blame, but they are masters of deflection and have managed to convince many that it's all Obama's fault.
 
2013-03-20 03:27:57 PM  

ampoliros: somedude210: wait...you mean we're not?

There's probably some small group

that thinks it is.

/tinfoilhat


Fixed?

On the one side you can have conspiracy nuts that think someone is out to get them and on the other side you can have nutters that think they are a part of a conspiracy. tl;dr Everybody's crazy.
 
2013-03-20 03:29:17 PM  

MichiganFTL: Pochas: Remind me who made the tanks that nutjob Assad is using along with chemical weapons?

The lowest bidder. I think there's more American made military items on their roster than we have in America...


You think wrong.   They are armed almost completely with Soviet/Russian designed and built equipment
 
2013-03-20 03:29:44 PM  
Um, haven't we been?

The West made a real hash out of borders in the MidEast after WWI/II. The US overthrew elected governments to get "our guy" in charge all over the MidEast - on purpose (unless...did Ajax get that name because the Feds had to "clean up" their accidental assassination?).

The second-, third-, fourth-, fifth-, sixth-, seventh-..., potatoth-generation problems resulting from those decisions (which generation we're in depends on the region you're talking about) were probably not planned.
 
2013-03-20 03:30:14 PM  
Seriously, how are you a superpower...

media.avclub.com
 
2013-03-20 03:31:31 PM  
From what I have been reading lately, the Russians are used to people being devious and spiteful so this is a normal way for them to think.
 
2013-03-20 03:31:57 PM  

dittybopper: unyon: Don't attribute malice to what can be more easily explained as sheer incompetence.

That is a singularly un-Russian phrase.


Right! You can't just give an excuse like "But he was drunk!" in Russia.

Because that'd be redundant.
 
2013-03-20 03:32:21 PM  

unyon: Don't attribute malice to what can be more easily explained as sheer incompetence.


The two are not mutually exclusive. Just look at the congressional GOP.
 
2013-03-20 03:32:51 PM  

Dr Dreidel: Um, haven't we been?

The West made a real hash out of borders in the MidEast after WWI/II. The US overthrew elected governments to get "our guy" in charge all over the MidEast - on purpose (unless...did Ajax get that name because the Feds had to "clean up" their accidental assassination?).

The second-, third-, fourth-, fifth-, sixth-, seventh-..., potatoth-generation problems resulting from those decisions (which generation we're in depends on the region you're talking about) were probably not planned.


To be completely fair, it's not like the Mideast had been stable before that, it's just that nobody really *CARED* one way or the other until petroleum became important to the world economy.
 
2013-03-20 03:34:39 PM  
conspiracy nuthin. There's no secret to it. The West openly declares it has something called a "right to protect" which nullifies outdated concepts like international law and lets them basically kill anyone they want anywhere they want. They even gave it a stupid text message abbreviation so people could spam twitter about it or what have you.
 
2013-03-20 03:35:58 PM  
I love people posting pictures from the insane wildfires from 2010 thinking that shows the normal air/life quality in Moscow.
 
2013-03-20 03:41:08 PM  

Maud Dib: Because Russia is doing so well?


At least some of them are cute...

\cue the free candy pics
 
2013-03-20 03:41:46 PM  

dittybopper: MichiganFTL: Pochas: Remind me who made the tanks that nutjob Assad is using along with chemical weapons?

The lowest bidder. I think there's more American made military items on their roster than we have in America...

You think wrong.   They are armed almost completely with Soviet/Russian designed and built equipment


Don't put down America business know how.

US arms Sales to Bahrain Undercut Criticism of Russia, Iran on Syria

 Syria is backed by Russia and Iran, and has given the Russians a naval base on the Mediterranean at Tartous. Bahrain is backed by the United States and Saudi Arabia; it has given the US a naval base as HQ for the Fifth Fleet at Manama, and has garrisoned 1,000 Saudi troops on its soil.

and we sold fighter jets to our puppets the russkies didn't have the balls for that
 
2013-03-20 03:42:25 PM  

jchuffyman: I love people posting pictures from the insane wildfires from 2010 thinking that shows the normal air/life quality in Moscow.


Ahck, da. Konyeshna
 
2013-03-20 03:45:22 PM  

Zeno-25: unyon: Don't attribute malice to what can be more easily explained as sheer incompetence.

The two are not mutually exclusive. Just look at the congressional GOP.


Ah, the old "bumbling fool/evil genius" doublethink that has been popular with the left since the 1980s...
 
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