Streetwise Professor

April 14, 2010

A Story That Speaks for Itself

Filed under: Politics,Russia — The Professor @ 11:03 pm

Hewlett-Packard executives are under investigation for bribing Russian officials in 2003 to win a contract to supply computer equipment.  The recipient of the bribe?  Someone (or someones) in the office of the Russian prosecutor general, which was purchasing the gear.  (The WSJ helpfully tells us: “The office handles criminal prosecutions in Russia, including many corruption cases.”)

There is nothing more that needs to be said.

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  1. Your point being….

    Among the truly insane, I can see where the sane might be seen as the same.

    Comment by Mr. Y — April 21, 2010 @ 11:51 pm

  2. Thanks for that brilliant new Averkoism.

    Comment by Sublime Oblivion — April 22, 2010 @ 1:53 am

  3. How about some brilliant Karlinism, if that’s at all possible?

    Comment by Mr. Y — April 22, 2010 @ 3:05 am

  4. … 4. Mr. Y hates being asked what he actually does for a living…

    I will reveal all when and if Charlie Rose and-or Larry King interview me.

    Comment by peter — April 22, 2010 @ 3:33 am

  5. You’ve everyone beat here, when it comes to having a perverse obsession with one individual.

    Comment by Mr. Y — April 22, 2010 @ 4:36 am

  6. … 5. Mr. Y blames his failed academic career on being too handsome: the blonde California surfer look isn’t taken seriously among academic types

    Comment by peter — April 22, 2010 @ 5:26 am

  7. Now to be honest, I think Mr. Y’s irritation at being asked about his day job is understandable. It’s his private life and has no relevant bearing on his abilities as an analyst. There’s plenty of other things to constructively criticize about him, so that he could mend his ways and become a not so ignored analyst.

    Comment by Sublime Oblivion — April 22, 2010 @ 5:41 am

  8. SO

    Well, no, professional experience does have some bearing on professional abilities. Either way, if you want to bill yourself as a foreign policy analyst, you should be prepared to produce some credentials — especially if your analyses are, for the most part, unreadable undergrad rubbish.

    Comment by peter — April 22, 2010 @ 8:32 am

  9. “Peter” and SO reveal how the so-called Russophile/Russophobe divide can bring together the demented elements among them.

    “Peter” has yet to provide any kind of disclosure about himself. This is likely because he has some sense of knowing just how pathetic a being he is.

    Once again, note how the dip is unable to directly confront what has been said on former Communist bloc issues. Instead, he takes the sleazy route with ass kisser SO egging him on.

    A pretty pathtic duo for sure.

    Comment by Mr. Y — April 22, 2010 @ 12:58 pm

  10. … 6. Mr. Y has already used the word “fluent” several times in this thread alone, but his own knowledge of Russian is inexistent: can’t speak, can’t read, doesn’t understand a word…

    Comment by peter — April 23, 2010 @ 4:20 am

  11. “Peter” lies.

    Once again, note how he hasn’t been able to successfully refure points I’ve made at SWP threads about the actual subjects discussed.

    Instead, he diverts in a most disingenuous way.

    Comment by Mr. Y — April 23, 2010 @ 5:10 am

  12. … 7. ?????? ????? ??????? ?? ????. ??? ????????? ??????????? ??? ????????? ? ????? ????? ???? ?? ???-????????? ???????, ? ????????????? ? ??? ????…

    Comment by peter — April 23, 2010 @ 7:24 am

  13. “Peter” seems to have nothing better to do than monitor the times when someone posts.

    I suspect that I sleep better than him. A lack of sleep can relate to the kind of dimwitted comments he makes. On the other hand, some folks remain stupid regardless of any change in their lifestyles.

    Comment by Mr. Y — April 23, 2010 @ 8:02 pm

  14. ??????? ????? ?? ???????? ??? ?? ?????? ?? ?????, ???????? ??????? ?? ??????????.

    … 8. Mr. Y purports to specialize in Russian affairs and media critique, but he has no first-hand knowledge whatsoever of either subject. He has been to Russia maybe once in his entire life, and there is no trace of his ever having been employed by any media organization in any writing capacity…

    Comment by peter — April 24, 2010 @ 5:53 am

  15. He lies again with more off topic babble.

    He continues to omit disclosure about himself. This aspect is understandable, given his exhibited low level of intelligence.

    He rarely deals with the actual subject matter.

    In short, he’s a sleazy fraud.

    Comment by Mr. Y — April 24, 2010 @ 9:24 am

  16. … 9. Mr. Y is the proud winner of Sean Guillory’s No Life Award

    Comment by peter — April 24, 2010 @ 2:49 pm

  17. Along with CD, the three of you more closely fall in the loser category.

    Your weird cyber stalking tops the chart.

    Other than that, what are your credentials if any?

    That’s a rhetorical question as I frankly couldn’t give much of a ****.

    Comment by Mr. Y — April 24, 2010 @ 9:39 pm

  18. … 10. Apart from his own clumsy sockpuppets, Mr. Y’s only fan is one Fr. Matthew Raphael Johnson, Ph.D:

    “Editor’s comment: Mike Averko is being way too nice to that pompous phony, Ethan Burger. Berger is everything that is wrong with modern politics, and especially, commentary on Russian affairs. Mr. Berger merely repeats the charges made by the mainstream funders of “Russia scholarship” in America, without a hint of criticism. Berger is a Zionist, and, like most Zionists, views the world through the Israeli lens, judging governments to the extent to which they serve Israeli interests. Of course, Russia under Putin has been a thorn in the side of global Zionism, which is the true genesis of his hatred for the Putin government. Berger makes the wild claim that the rule of law exists in Israel, and that Israel does not target civilians. Well, lets take a look: On the morning of July 23, 2002, an Israeli F-16, dropped a one-ton, laser guided bomb on a densely populated neighborhood in a Gaza ghetto, killing about 140 civilians, including 9 children. An international outcry resulted, leading Bush spokesman Ari Fleisher to fully admit that apartment buildings were targeted in the attack, and that civilians were the direct target of the IAF. (NYT, July 23, 2002, article by David Stout). Well, how about it, Mr. Burger? Of course, far from being an aberration, this is Israeli policy. “Amalek” must be wiped out by the American golem. Mr. Burger knows what I mean. I strongly suggest the laughably uninformed Mr. Burger purchase Moshe Liberman’s The Israeli Holocaust Against the Palestinians,it is a month-by-month description of Israeli terror, assassinations and mass murders, carried out on a daily basis with American tax money and American equipment.

    Mr. Burger: you are where you are not because you are a scholar. Far from it. You and your cronies are where you are because you are malleable: you can be trusted to repeat the slogans of the Carnegie Institute and the Rockefeller Foundation. Do you find it strange that your writings differ not a whit from those funded by those institutions? Is it purely a coincidence? You are a phony sir, and a liar. And Mike Averko has proven it–MRJ”

    Comment by peter — April 25, 2010 @ 5:22 am

  19. See what Adrian Karatnycky says about Ethan Burger:’s-problems

    Note that Mr. Burger is incorrect for suggesting that the term “New Russia” applies to the territories of Bukovina, Trans-Carpathia and Galicia.

    Whoever is a fan of “Peter” must be on the sleazy side.

    Comment by Mr. Y — April 25, 2010 @ 11:54 am

  20. More to come, but first a brief recap:

    1. Mr. Y has no education to speak of.

    2. Mr. Y is Jewish.

    3. Mr. Y doesn’t get paid much.

    4. Mr. Y has no job to speak of.

    5. Mr. Y is a blondie.

    6. Mr. Y hates Russian language.

    7. Mr. Y has no life.

    8. Mr. Y knows nothing.

    9. Mr. Y has no life.

    10. Mr. Y is an anti-Semite.

    Comment by peter — April 27, 2010 @ 10:22 am

  21. Question to the blog owner: How the hell do you manage to attract such an incredible volume of complete ignorance and immaturity to your website? This is pretty unbelievable. Needless to say, I won’t be bookmarking this one.

    Comment by Just browsing — April 27, 2010 @ 2:21 pm

  22. Ironic comments coming from a lying troll, who in a weird way is obsessively fascinated with someone who he has been unable to match in intelligence.

    Comment by Mr. Y — April 27, 2010 @ 3:18 pm

  23. For whatever reason, number 76 appears to have jumped ahead of what I last posted (Ilisted as 77) in response to the dip.

    Just Browsing raises a valid point.

    Informal but substantive discussion shouldn’t be confused with how scum like “Peter” carry on.

    As was noted at this thread, there’ve been some pretty good SWP discussions, minus “Peter.”

    His obvious intent is to discourage certain views from appearing. Rather than take them head on, he chooses to bring up other matters in a sleazy way. Upon losing on a given issue, he will bring up some other distant issues. Trolls like “Peter” repeatedly carry on in such a manner.

    Comment by Mr. Y — April 27, 2010 @ 5:26 pm

  24. For whatever reason, number 76 appears to have jumped ahead…

    ??? ?? ?????? ?????, ??? ?? ?????? ?? ???.

    Comment by peter — April 30, 2010 @ 6:34 am

  25. Words from a shill, with a likeness to the anonymously bigoted coward mentioned at these links:

    Comment by Mr. Y — April 30, 2010 @ 11:18 pm

  26. ?? ??????? — ???/??????. ????? ???????? ??????:


    Comment by peter — May 1, 2010 @ 2:33 pm

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