Streetwise Professor

December 3, 2010

Thanks for Making My Point, In Real Time

Filed under: Politics,Russia — The Professor @ 11:27 am

A couple of days ago, I mentioned that Putin had insisted that the EU consult with Russia on internal EU legislation, but that he was notoriously touchy to the merest suggestion by any outsider relating to any internal Russian legislative, legal, or policy matter.  And right on cue, here’s what Putin said on Larry King Live the very night that I wrote that post:

When we are talking with our American friends and tell them there are systematic problems” in the U.S., “we can hear from them, ‘Don’t interfere in our affairs,’” Putin said. “To our colleagues I would also like to advise you, don’t interfere either with the sovereign choice of the Russian people.”

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15 Comments »

  1. He is quoting Brezhnev verbatim.

    Comment by LL — December 3, 2010 @ 1:26 pm

  2. The EU is not a real country.

    Comment by So? — December 3, 2010 @ 6:20 pm

  3. Just because the US government constantly meddles in the internal affairs of Russia and other foreign countries, doesn’t mean that Russians can be allowed to criticise the American policies. “What’s allowed to Jupiter is not allowed to a bull”.

    Yeh, sure, all countries are equal, but USA is 1000000 times more equal than the rest of the World combined! And we have the military power and willingness to prove it.

    Comment by Ostap Bender — December 4, 2010 @ 12:27 am

  4. S/O – Usually, when the U.S. gets involved with foreign domestic affairs it is to promote an agenda of human rights or geopolitical stability. You have to excuse us when we ignore Putin demanding he be allowed to involve himself in our EU or US internal affairs to promote his agenda of lack of rule of law and/ or totalitarian rule. Maybe we just think democracy and human rights are just 1000000 times more important than Putin’s vision of totalitarianism.

    Comment by Charles — December 4, 2010 @ 8:39 am

  5. A fig leaf big enough to cover anything. The convinience!

    Comment by So? — December 4, 2010 @ 8:55 am

  6. “The EU is not a real country.”

    Neither is Russia.

    Comment by La Russophobe — December 4, 2010 @ 3:26 pm

  7. “Usually, when the U.S. gets involved with foreign domestic affairs it is to promote an agenda of human rights or geopolitical stability. You have to excuse us when we ignore Putin demanding he be allowed to involve himself in our EU or US internal affairs to promote his agenda of lack of rule of law and/ or totalitarian rule. Maybe we just think democracy and human rights are just 1000000 times more important than Putin’s vision of totalitarianism.” – Charles

    “Every single empire, in its official discourse, has said that it is not like all the others, that its circumstances are special, that it has a mission to enlighten, civilize, bring order and democracy, and that it uses force only as a last resort.” – Edward Said

    PS. I’m not So?

    Comment by Sublime Oblivion — December 4, 2010 @ 7:14 pm

  8. But Russia brings the opposite of civilization Sublime Retard, it brings death and destruction on a scale far worse than anything done by a western European empire, some of which did actually undertake civilizing missions.

    And since when did Russia bring democracy anywhere? If anything Russia is an avowed opponent of democracy, be it the Tsarist Russian empire, the Red Russian empire, or todays fascist Russians, all agree on one thing, democracy is a threat to Russia.

    Comment by Andrew — December 5, 2010 @ 9:04 am

  9. Andrew, you’re too dumb to realize that you’re just reinforcing my point. I almost feel sorry for you.

    Comment by Sublime Oblivion — December 5, 2010 @ 3:49 pm

  10. So you admit that Russia is an evil empire?

    Excellent!

    Comment by Andrew — December 6, 2010 @ 12:06 am

  11. “it brings death and destruction on a scale far worse than anything done by a western European empire”

    Andrew, were it not for the USSR, there would now be no Poles in Poland, or Ukrainians in Ukraine.

    And back when the US had influence in Russia’s domestic politics, the USG were perfectly happy to have tanks turned against Russia’s legislative branch, and later, to have legislation created by Yeltsinian decree, rather than risk its favored policies being rejected by the legislature. The USG cared nothing for Russian democracy, only for getting its “Washington Consensus” implemented.

    Comment by rkka — December 6, 2010 @ 5:54 am

  12. rkka,

    were it not for the USSR, Poland would be much better off than it is now, even if with less territory, there would be at least twice as many Ukrainians as there are now, and there would have been no WWII and consequently no Holocaust. But of course, you know all that perfectly well.

    Comment by Ivan — December 6, 2010 @ 9:33 am

  13. The Versailles Treaty provided everything Hitler needed to take power in Germany.

    Hitler was determined on war with Poland in the late fall of 1939, and was willing to have a two-front war.

    In that war, the Polish Armed Forces would be promptly and decisively defeated even if Soviet forces did not intervene.

    Poles, being untermenschen in the German view, were to be removed.

    Comment by rkka — December 6, 2010 @ 4:13 pm

  14. RKKA, I know you are an idiot, but you do realise that the alliance between Nazi Germany and Russia was what enabled Germany to go to war in 1939.

    There is a lot of evidence from German archives that no Molotov-Ribbentrop pact, no invasion of Poland.

    Hitler was opposed to a war on two fronts by the way. He just knew that the French in particular had no stomach for another war.

    In addition, if it was not for the Russian invasion, the Poles would have continued to resist from the Romanian bridgehead.

    Comment by Andrew — December 7, 2010 @ 12:18 am

  15. “RKKA, I know you are an idiot, but you do realise that the alliance between Nazi Germany and Russia was what enabled Germany to go to war in 1939.”

    Prove it.

    “There is a lot of evidence from German archives that no Molotov-Ribbentrop pact, no invasion of Poland.”

    Prove it.

    “Hitler was opposed to a war on two fronts by the way. He just knew that the French in particular had no stomach for another war.”
    Hitler was entirely willing to have a two-front war in the fall of 1939.

    “In addition, if it was not for the Russian invasion, the Poles would have continued to resist from the Romanian bridgehead.”

    For another couple of weeks. That would have left Nazi Germany in possession of all of Poland.

    Comment by rkka — December 7, 2010 @ 6:34 am

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