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Russian official blames Navy Yard shooting on ‘American exceptionalism’
Washington Post ^ | September 16, 2013 | Max Fisher

Posted on 09/16/2013 10:56:29 AM PDT by maggief

Alexei Pushkov, head of the foreign affairs committee of Russia’s parliament, seized on the shooting Monday at the Washington Navy Yard to reiterate long-standing Russian criticisms of the United States. "Nobody’s even surprised anymore," he wrote, sarcastically describing the still-ongoing shooting as "A clear confirmation of 'American exceptionalism.'"

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1 posted on 09/16/2013 10:56:29 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Those Russians have a pretty good sense of humor with these zingers.

They should go on SNL or Comedy central.


2 posted on 09/16/2013 10:58:46 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: sickoflibs
They should go on SNL or Comedy central.

They were already on SCTV.


3 posted on 09/16/2013 11:02:12 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: maggief

Well, I’ve been arguing with some pro-Putin, President for Life (KGB retired), Freepers, that this was a particularly nasty thing to write. And one who’d stayed home from school today says the comment is not mocking of the USA. The overriding factor is that for these types Putin is not an American Democrat, he’s given up on sending people to the Gulag, and embraced a public image of being a pro-Christian. I say screw Obama and screw Putin. They’re not conservatives, folks.


4 posted on 09/16/2013 11:02:25 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Liberal women now play the vagina card to win their arguments.)
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To: dfwgator

In Russia, television WATCHES you!...........


5 posted on 09/16/2013 11:04:16 AM PDT by Red Badger (It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong. .....Voltaire)
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To: elhombrelibre

I would still be interested if we find out if Mr. Pushkov suddenly winds up with a case of the “Kremlin Flu.”

I can’t imagine Putin could be too happy with this....I would think he’d be a little more PR savvy than that.


6 posted on 09/16/2013 11:04:31 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Red Badger
In Russia, television WATCHES you!...........

It's certainly the case with these new Smart TVs they're coming out with.

Now that joke doesn't seem nearly so funny anymore.

7 posted on 09/16/2013 11:05:22 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: maggief

Now we know how it feels when we butt in on the internal affairs of every other country in the world. When Jimmy Carter was doing that, I was amazed that more people didn’t call him on it.


8 posted on 09/16/2013 11:07:25 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: elhombrelibre

Ivan can bite me! I like Ted Cruz’s response to this issue, Putin is an evil KGB tyrant who wraps him self in Russia’s flag and the cross to get what he wants, which is power.


9 posted on 09/16/2013 11:08:24 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: maggief

Well, Obama opened this can of worms. Just the thought of him blabbering about exceptionalism was too much for Putin not to respond to, and now everyone in the Russian gov’t is a late-night comic.


10 posted on 09/16/2013 11:09:22 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good point....When you point your finger, three fingers point right back at you.


11 posted on 09/16/2013 11:09:22 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: maggief

It would appear that perhaps that official might try explaining the millions and millions of deaths caused by certain Russian leaders during the past century.

Starvation, freezing, and concentration camps...now that’s exceptionalism.


12 posted on 09/16/2013 11:09:42 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: dfwgator

and the new XBox One will be able to know what your doing with your hands, whether you are sitting or standing and how many people are the room and listen to you too.

None of this will be hidden from the NSA either.


13 posted on 09/16/2013 11:09:49 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: bigbob

We are the ones who stuck our noses into Russia’s business with “P*ssy Riot” and Russia’s standing up against the sodomites.


14 posted on 09/16/2013 11:10:09 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: sickoflibs
The 'russian politician' had better make sure the Wachington Navy Yard incident wasn't an act of Islamic terror before making sly comments.

I've heard they have their own muslim problem over there.

15 posted on 09/16/2013 11:13:23 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: KC_Lion

Two cheers for Cruz, who may be hated by the dilettante, philistine, pro-Putin types who think Putin’s one of us.


16 posted on 09/16/2013 11:13:27 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Liberal women now play the vagina card to win their arguments.)
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To: dfwgator

“I can’t imagine Putin could be too happy with this....I would think he’d be a little more PR savvy than that.”

I think this is Putin saying “FU” louder and clearer than ever. He smells Obozo’s blood in the water.


17 posted on 09/16/2013 11:17:39 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Time to musk up.)
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To: maggief

Twelve dead. What a hoot for the superior Putin crony and his fans.


18 posted on 09/16/2013 11:17:54 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Liberal women now play the vagina card to win their arguments.)
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To: elhombrelibre
There seem to be many Putin-fellators on FR lately, that's for sure.

Some people just hate freedom. It's frightening. A tinpot foreign dictator-in-all-but-name is their hero.

19 posted on 09/16/2013 11:20:03 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: skeeter

MSNBC is reporting that it was a group of deranged Tea Party Republicans who are upset that Bohner wont shut down the government to defund Obama-care.


20 posted on 09/16/2013 11:20:30 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: sickoflibs

Are they really or were you being sarcastic?


21 posted on 09/16/2013 11:29:52 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: dfwgator

YOU are correct, absolutely. Your PR point is the bull’s eye, as well as a more obscure point - that Putin will resent some paean rising in the media on the back of his own skewering op-ed.

We just read that Putin has commissioned a public relations firm to advance his opinions around the world. Overstating can be deadly.


22 posted on 09/16/2013 11:30:03 AM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: dfwgator

No kidding. Plus, with Obama blatantly slapping Putin in the face when he went to embrace those degenerate homo “dissidents” right there on Russian soil, it should be no surprise that Russia is going to get its own digs in at America when the opportunity arises.

I don’t blame them. Obama asked for this, and America no longer has much (if any) moral standing to counter it.


23 posted on 09/16/2013 11:31:21 AM PDT by greene66
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To: dfwgator

“When you point the finger, three fingers will come back at you.” Is that an old Russian or KGB saying?


24 posted on 09/16/2013 11:33:47 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Liberal women now play the vagina card to win their arguments.)
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To: wideawake

It’s not the FreeRepublic I used to know.


25 posted on 09/16/2013 11:34:41 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Liberal women now play the vagina card to win their arguments.)
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To: maggief

Well....at least in America, our first responders will treat the wounded and shoot the bad guy instead of flooding the building with lethal doses of Fentanyl.


26 posted on 09/16/2013 11:46:08 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: greene66

agree, Obama and his admin opened this can of worms by pushing their homo agenda, and other childish comments.

I long for the day when we get the adults back in the white house and to think they called Bush a cowboy and if oabma was elected the world would love us.


27 posted on 09/16/2013 11:54:12 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: sickoflibs

I don’t think many Americans are planning on moving to Russia. Except for some socialist democrats. That tells you all you need to know about exceptionalism.


28 posted on 09/16/2013 11:54:23 AM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: dfwgator
In Orwell's 1984 the TV did watch you. I remember the part where Winston was told to start exercising during the morning exercise program......
29 posted on 09/16/2013 11:57:29 AM PDT by Red Badger (It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong. .....Voltaire)
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To: Irenic

:)

easy to imagine though


30 posted on 09/16/2013 12:00:40 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: sickoflibs

Yep! That’s why I needed to ask. Sad, isn’t it.


31 posted on 09/16/2013 12:08:19 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Irenic
Who could imagine this?

With Navy Yard shooters still at large, Obama warns of 'extreme wing' Republicans( Washington Examiner ^ | 09/16/2013 | Charlie Spiering )

32 posted on 09/16/2013 12:14:57 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: maggief
Examples of Russian Exceptionalism






33 posted on 09/16/2013 1:35:03 PM PDT by Chaffer
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To: Chaffer

Pretty much.


34 posted on 09/17/2013 1:50:10 AM PDT by dontgivein
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