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Obama weighs in on Pussy Riot Sentence
wapoblog ^ | august 17, 2012 | david nakamura

Posted on 08/17/2012 1:56:27 PM PDT by beebuster2000

At his daily briefing, White House Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest said the administration is “disappointed by the Pussy Riot verdict. While we understand the group’s behavior was offensive for some, we have concerns about the way these young women were treated by the Russian judicial system.”

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: anarchists; bolsheviks; churchdesecration; joshearnest; obama; punkrock; pussy; pussyriot; vandalism; vojna; war; whitehouse
It is nice to know that with all he has on his plate, Obama and team still have time for the really important stuff.
1 posted on 08/17/2012 1:56:32 PM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: beebuster2000

What a wonderful headline!


2 posted on 08/17/2012 1:59:24 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: beebuster2000

Are the Pussy Riot folks liberals, Democrats, Republicans, or Communists?


3 posted on 08/17/2012 1:59:43 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: beebuster2000

No doubt, a foreign topic to him.


4 posted on 08/17/2012 2:01:28 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: pepsionice
This might interest you - http://nplusonemag.com/pussy-riot-closing-statements - their closing statements in court translated to English.
5 posted on 08/17/2012 2:02:17 PM PDT by Krosan
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To: beebuster2000

In return, Putin Weighs in on the Wesley Snipes Case.


6 posted on 08/17/2012 2:02:32 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: beebuster2000

We’re talkin about Code Pink here, right?


7 posted on 08/17/2012 2:02:39 PM PDT by ExxonPatrolUs ("Trizzle, trazzle, trozzle, trome, time for this one to come home" - Mr Wizard)
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To: beebuster2000

I think I would find the one to the left “not guilty”.


8 posted on 08/17/2012 2:04:59 PM PDT by MNDude ( Victimhood is the Holy Grail of liberalism)
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To: beebuster2000

Clinton would have made SURE he had time to evaluate the Pussy Riot case! (Hey baby, if y’all want to appeal, give me a call, y’hear? Woo-hooo baby!;)


9 posted on 08/17/2012 2:05:18 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Krosan

wow, that was a good get, the closing statement sounds like a bunch of neocons.

http://nplusonemag.com/pussy-riot-closing-statements


10 posted on 08/17/2012 2:07:17 PM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: beebuster2000

Americans seem to care more about Pussy Riot than the Russians do. This was a publicity stunt that didn’t go over well. If the US authorities had stood up to the crap pulled by leftists years ago, the US wouldn’t be in the mess it’s in now...


11 posted on 08/17/2012 2:09:50 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: beebuster2000

June Cleaver, Obama spokesper-individual, stated the Russian judge was “too hard on the Beavers last night.”


12 posted on 08/17/2012 2:10:58 PM PDT by twister881
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To: twister881
June Cleaver, Obama spokesper-individual, stated the Russian judge was “too hard on the Beavers last night.”

Did she speak Jive?

13 posted on 08/17/2012 2:12:16 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: beebuster2000

He’s got time to brew his own WH beer, he must be sampling it.
Mind your own dam business Barry until we show you the door.


14 posted on 08/17/2012 2:13:32 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: beebuster2000

Never says a word about Christian persecution around the world or the Saudi theocratic government seizing and destroying privately owned Bibles.


15 posted on 08/17/2012 2:15:49 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: beebuster2000
...we have concerns about the way these young women were treated by the Russian judicial system.

However, the Zero has no concerns about how conservative women are treated by the American traitor left, how Catholic women in Mexico are treated by narco terrorists using US government supplied weapons, or how the Muslim Brotherhood governments in Algeria, Egypt, and Libya are murdering, raping and stoning Christian and other women.

That's all good, ...and DemoRat.

16 posted on 08/17/2012 2:22:11 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: beebuster2000
Pussy weighs in on Pussy Riot...
17 posted on 08/17/2012 2:33:38 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: beebuster2000
The understory here is that Russia now has rule of law and the US has rule of protected classes.

If ya want a show trial now, ya need to go to court in America.

18 posted on 08/17/2012 2:34:11 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: beebuster2000
"Obama weighs in on Pussy Riot Sentence"

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Paging Bill Clinton.

19 posted on 08/17/2012 2:55:28 PM PDT by hummingbird (Breitbart and Spartacus.)
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To: pepsionice
Are the Pussy Riot folks liberals, Democrats, Republicans, or Communists?

Slavonic / Dostoyevskian nihilist/anarchists. As only they can produce 'em over there.

20 posted on 08/17/2012 3:03:22 PM PDT by Noumenon (Obama 2012: Zimbabwe without the airfare)
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To: saganite

No doubt a sternly worded letter will be quick to follow...


21 posted on 08/17/2012 3:14:11 PM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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To: beebuster2000
Is this the same guy who wants the TEA party and Republicans to just get out of the way?

22 posted on 08/17/2012 3:16:07 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: beebuster2000
While we understand the group’s behavior was offensive for some . . .

And that particular "some" does not count because they are . . . ugh! . . . Christians that the saintly Commies failed to Gulag out of existence.

23 posted on 08/17/2012 3:21:46 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: beebuster2000

Maybe they can plead it down to Pussy Disorderly Conduct.


24 posted on 08/17/2012 3:31:30 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: beebuster2000

I’m in rare agreement with Barak Obama. If there is a silver lining to this, it’s that these three girls have exposed to the world that Putin’s Russia IS the Soviet Union.


25 posted on 08/17/2012 3:52:27 PM PDT by Melas (u)
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To: Navy Patriot
If ya want a show trial now, ya need to go to court in America.

Let's wait for George Zimmerman's trial. Regardless of the outcome Putin will be able to announce that the court in Florida was wrong and the rights of GZ (or TM) were violated.

26 posted on 08/17/2012 4:05:45 PM PDT by Greysard
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To: hummingbird

I personally think Obama only heard the first word PUSSY and did not wait for the entire sentence. He just wanted to be involved with the gang


27 posted on 08/17/2012 4:21:05 PM PDT by supermop (Cleaning up the mess Obama will leave)
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To: Melas

Leftists in a pussy riot, raiding a church, is against the law in post communist Russia. That was how the communists acted towards religious freedom. They mass murdered and oppressed religious people and burned down their churches.

You got your history a tad spun there, Melas. LOL Your leftist history revision aside, Putin is still a putz.


28 posted on 08/17/2012 5:51:11 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: beebuster2000

What did Baraq have to say about the FRC shootings?

Oh. Never mind.


29 posted on 08/17/2012 5:54:10 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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To: Melas

“I’m in rare agreement with Barak Obama. “

They were convicted for desecrating a church. Obuma approves.

Do you really want to agree with Buckwheat?


30 posted on 08/17/2012 6:40:22 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: hummingbird

LOL!


31 posted on 08/17/2012 9:00:44 PM PDT by floralamiss
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To: sergeantdave

Performing music without an invitation is trespassing at best. It hardly rises to the level of desecration. These girls are going to do prison time for publicly voicing anti Putin sentiments and nothing more.


32 posted on 08/18/2012 1:29:47 AM PDT by Melas (u)
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To: pepsionice

They appear to be radical anarchist homosexuals wanting to force gay marriage on the Russian people through acts of vandalism against private property owners.


33 posted on 08/18/2012 2:01:27 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: beebuster2000
Weird. Obama and the libs and pretty much everyone would be outraged over vandalism of a mosque or black church in the US. The Southern Poverty Law Center and White House would call it a hate crime and demand justice. But when some anarcho-lesbo-libs do the same thing to a privately rebuilt Christian Church in Russia they rush to defend the vandals for the hate crime.

Meanwhile, Obama's merry band of Muslim Brotherhood boys are crucifying opponents of their president on handy dandy trees around Cairo and he cannot spare a moment to criticize them.

34 posted on 08/18/2012 2:07:13 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Melas
So you're OK with "those girls" violating the religious liberty of the churchgoers by disrupting church services, and violating the property rights of everyone whose property they invade and vandalize, be it the church or a McDonalds restaurant?

As if they couldn't just plop a soapbox down outside the church or on their own front porch and vocalize their opinions without violating other people's rights in the process?

35 posted on 08/18/2012 2:14:21 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Melas
They broke through a barrier to get to the altar. Not to mention the church isn't their property and they had no right to be there in the first place if they were not there as part of the congregation and with the consent of the congregation.

They don't deserve anyone's support no matter the sentence.

36 posted on 08/18/2012 2:17:52 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: cunning_fish

[Just reposting your comments and links below so that others can evaluate the article with the additional information]:

Pussy riot is a feminist wing of a neo-bolshevik group “Vojna” aka “War”. Their activity is centered against a church and law-enforcement.

Another their acts are “Dick in the ass” punk performance in a courtroom, “mentopop” performance which was about robbing a supermarket wearing a mix of police uniform and a priest’s dress, burnind down one and turning upside down another police vehicle, a series of sexual assaults on police women in subways etc.

In fact some of their “comrades” were on trial for these things before, that is there this “Dick in the ass” performance from.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUaJLNonytg

You can see all these faces..
“Mordovian hour” performance on May, 1 2008 (throwing stray cats into McDonald’s kitchen to feed animals with decadent food and make low-paid workforce celebrate Labor day as they claim it):
http://plucer.livejournal.com/199615.html

Attacks on police cadets:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0A8Qf893cs

Note the song in Yiddish in background. It is a Jewish bolshevik song from October revolution, which is roughly about “!@#$ the police”. AFAIK one of performers was finally shot in process.

Mentopop:
http://plucer.livejournal.com/94884.html

A “screw the feds” prank on KGB agent:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ory-oJlK3ho&feature=related

Burning up a police truck:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCm-s-vTebA

Another police vehicle destroyed:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uBQBtnkmec

And that is their promo video:
http://rutube.ru/video/6a7f22163d2b7deb93982c7101508723/

I’m not including public orgies, sex with a frozen chicken in store etc.....

14 posted on Friday, August 17, 2012 10:41:02 PM by cunning_fish (.)


37 posted on 08/18/2012 2:26:41 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: beebuster2000
Wonder if these anarchists receive support from Soros' Open society Institute or other such front group?

The Occupy Walstreet hoodlums weren't gressroots, either.

38 posted on 08/18/2012 2:33:27 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa

>>>>>these anarchists receive support from Soros’ Open society>>>>>>

If you want an answer just open a last link in a post (their promo video) and listen a song from about 1:00 (at a place they are throwing a cat at McD).


39 posted on 08/18/2012 2:53:51 AM PDT by cunning_fish (.)
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To: piasa

Make no mistake this wasn’t an attack on religion. The Russian Orthodox Church is now about as much about Christianity as the Landeskirchen was during Hitler’s rise to power. Any true Christian would be appalled at what’s going on with the Russian Church. Patriarch Krill didn’t move into the Kremlin to influence Russian government. Krill has moved into the Kremlin because the ROC has been bought and paid for by Putin. I applaud the courage of these young girls to publicly protest Putin’s corruption of the church.

Mark my words: You’ll most likely live to see Putin’s power rise to dictatorial levels in Russia.


40 posted on 08/18/2012 2:56:09 AM PDT by Melas (u)
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To: Melas

All of the above you wrote is out of topic.
OK, let’s imagine Orthodox pope in bed with Putin, so does the Church.
What about millions of ordinary believers? Do they deserve such an insult from a group of deranged leftists as well?
Do you really think a gay pride event like this in German church back to 1930s could prevent a Hitler’s rise? I’m sorry, it sounds simply stupid.


41 posted on 08/18/2012 3:11:42 AM PDT by cunning_fish (.)
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To: Melas; Honorary Serb; Navy Patriot
Absolute nonsense. Your ravings are obscene.

Also, I dare you to burst into your closest mosque and do exactly what the three females did in this Christian church, and see the reaction.

42 posted on 08/18/2012 3:37:37 AM PDT by wildandcrazyrussian
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To: beebuster2000
The trio were guilty of the crimes of breaking into a church and desecrating it. Had a bunch of protestors broken into a mosque in the US to protest the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood over our government, they would likely get far worse than 2 years in jail. None of this is to say that the message of the politicization of the Russian Orthodox Church or the increasingly anti-Democratic and neo-Czarist nature of the Putin regime is wrong. But as medium is message, then so to the legitimate means of a protest decides how a the message is seen. Breaking into a church undermined any political capitol the three had in Russia. Their actions spoke the anti-religious bigots in the West and to the arts world. And the protest by these foreigners only heightens Russian paranoia. If Pussy Riot wanted to help the Putin Regime, they could have done nothing better.

Russia sending three criminals to jail is not a concern of the US. Russia's support for Iran is.

43 posted on 08/18/2012 3:49:29 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: rmlew
Russia sending three criminals to jail is not a concern of the US. Russia's support for Iran is.

Well said.

44 posted on 08/18/2012 3:54:28 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Melas
Melas, these women desecrated the Amvon (Nave) of XXC (Hram Hrista Spositsela - The Cathedral of Christ the Savior). Only clergy are allowed to be in that area of the church. In the US their crimes would amount to a hate crime as well as criminal trespass, creating a public disturbance and if their were any minors there at the time, endangering the welfare of a minor considering the vulgarity they used...

The sentence might be a bit long, I am not going to debate that, but they most certainly deserve to be locked up.

They attacked the Church and it's believers in their "performance"...look it up.

45 posted on 08/18/2012 5:18:49 PM PDT by blinachka (Vechnaya Pamyat Daddy... xoxo)
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To: Melas

“It hardly rises to the level of desecration. These girls are going to do prison time for publicly voicing anti Putin sentiments and nothing more.”

Are you simply ignorant or willfully trying to distort the facts, along with the rest of our leftist media?

These women got on top of an altar during a mass and sang a song called “holy sh-t” In my book, that’s anti-Christian hate speech. Not saying they should have gotten 2 years, but they’re hateful bigots, and they should be condemned, not lionized. And you should stop peddling leftist lies.


46 posted on 08/18/2012 5:55:28 PM PDT by WilliamIII
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