Streetwise Professor

September 4, 2013

You’ll Regret It In the Morning

Filed under: Military,Politics,Russia — The Professor @ 5:22 pm

The Putin interviews are a fascinating mixture of trenchant observations and complete bullshit.  As an example of the latter, consider this:

Putin said U.S. authorities could have grounded the plane that Snowden boarded to come to Moscow from China’s Hong Kong just as they did with the plane of Bolivian leader Evo Morales after they suspected that Snowden was on board.

Seriously? Just where exactly?  Over China? Mongolia? Russia?  Does the US have the magic grounding wave that can teleport airborne aircraft to friendly countries who bend to our will?

But he says this stuff with a straight face.

Just like he says stuff about chemical weapons in Syria.  Which too many on certain precincts of what is often referred to as “the right” (as if Ron Paul and John McCain inhabit the same universe) gobble down like melting ice cream, many for the simple (if perverse reason) that anyone who opposes Obama must be right (as in correct).

Putin’s interviews are part of an information operation, intended primarily to influence opinion-especially among the gullible and weak-minded-in the West.  The numerous outrageous statements, mainly regarding Snowden and Syria, are ample evidence of that.

Don’t let partisanship drive you into Putin’s grasp.  His values and beliefs, such as they are, are antithetical to yours.  You’ll  regret it when you wake up with him in the morning.

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2 Comments »

  1. I would pay to see a lying contest between Vova and Obama. Neither have any problem emphatically stating the most illogical preposterous things. The only liar having the international stature to judge these two would be Muhammad Saeed al-Shahlaf.

    Comment by pahoben — September 4, 2013 @ 8:18 pm

  2. “Ladies and gentlemen, these are not assertions. These are facts, corroborated by many sources, some of them sources of the intelligence services of other countries.” –Secretary of State Colin Powell, testifying about Iraq’s chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons capabilities before the United Nations Security Council, Feb. 5, 2003

    Comment by hmm — September 7, 2013 @ 3:49 am

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