August 14, 2008
"A Plot to Stop Barack Obama"
Pravda and the little pravdaniks have a new party line on the rape of Georgia:
Russians were told over breakfast yesterday what really happened in Georgia: the conflict in South Ossetia was part of a plot by Dick Cheney, the Vice-President, to stop Barak Obama being elected president of the United States....
The Obama angle is getting wide play. It was aired on Wednesday by Sergei Markov, a senior political scientist who is close to Vladimir Putin, the Prime Minister and power behind President Medvedev.
So I begin to wonder: How long before this same Kremlin meme begins showing up in the unbiased, nonpartisan elite Western and American media?
At least it's quite clear which presidential candidate the Kremlin favors. Is it not fascinating that virtually every enemy of America is hoping against hope for Barack H. Obama to be elected president -- not John S. McCain?
Here's another juicy bit from the Soviet -- whoops, Russian news agencies:
A classic of Soviet-speak also came from Vasili Lickhachev, a former Russian Ambassador to the EU. “The West has spent a lot of time, energy and money to teach Georgia the tricks of the trade... to make the country look like a democracy,” he said.
“We and many other nations see through this deceit. We understand that the seditious tactics of the so-called colour revolutions are a real threat to international law and the source of global legal nihilism.”
And this one is particularly jolly:
The coverage goes down well in developing countries that want an alternative to CNN and BBC World Service, a Russian official said. “We have learnt from Western TV how to simplify the narrative.”
Thank you, Ted Turner; we're now to be inundated by "McPravda."
A very chummy bilateral relationship is developing between the Russian establishment "press" and the paranoid Left in America... between the Cossacks and the Kossacks, if you will: Each feeds off the other's conspiracy theories, citing its counterpart as a "source" for its own recycled insanity. They're a pair of cannibals, each consuming the other; when do they finally run out of meat?
Hatched by Dafydd on this day, August 14, 2008, at the time of 10:26 PM
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The following hissed in response by: hunter
This is pitiful, but true.
And can only occur in a campaign where the nominee and his advisors really believe they are bringing a messiah to the world: All things obviously center around him.
But these are the same idiots who think there was an October surprise in 1980, and who in their hearts think 911 was an inside job so that Halliburton could get a big Iraqi contract.
The following hissed in response by: ForNow
"How long before this same Kremlin meme begins showing up in the unbiased, nonpartisan elite Western and American media?"
It already showed up in "Georgia war is a neocon election ploy" by Robert Scheer, Creators Syndicate Inc. via the San Francisco Chronicle, Wednesday, August 13, 2008,
Note that Scheer in turn has picked up a meme begun by the Obama campaign about McCain adviser Randy Scheunemann, an ex-lobbyist for the Georgian government. The Obama campaign has already tried to blame things on Scheunemann as a former lobbyist for Georgia, and Obama adviser Susan Rice blamed McCain for "saber-rattling" and worsening the problem with Russia - after Obama finally caught up to agree with McCain, taking three times to get it right. It's nonsense, but what is coalescing behind the nonsense?
The marxoid Scheer, with a headline sounding like something from the Daily Worker, and now backed by a chorus of Russian propaganda, is laying the groundwork for yet another endless stream of BDS along with an attempt to launch McCain Dementia Syndrome. Conyers and Kucinich will be demanding Congressional investigations.
The above hissed in response by: ForNow at August 15, 2008 7:43 AM
The following hissed in response by: hunter
If I was wealthy, I would get myself and my family who would join me, out of this country. When the Obamatons take over, they will stop at nothing to crush all dissent for their savior. After all, he is going to fix the climate, properly inflate their tires, let all Americans share in the wealth of the wicked oil companies, and teach us all to surf.
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