Skip to comments.Russians Oblivious To Growing Anger Over MH17
Posted on 07/20/2014 12:05:57 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
On a busy street in central Moscow, a well-dressed man stands yelling at the crowd: "Don't you understand? There will be a war!"
All around him, people walk by, wholly uninterested. It's a hot summer's day, they're enjoying the sun.
Save for a couple of tourists taking pictures, no-one pays much attention at all.
The friend of a friend who saw this, posted the news on Facebook.
Someone responded with a cartoon of Homer Simpson holding a sign that says "The End is Near".
There are people here who are genuinely concerned about the direction Russia is heading under Vladimir Putin, but they are very much in the minority.
Anyone watching Russian state TV (from which, according to a Levada Centre poll, an estimated 94% of population get their news) would have little idea of the weight of the international outrage building against their leader and the threat of serious sanctions to come.
Instead, they will be treated to a rundown of the "10 questions Ukraine's government must answer", and clips of Russia's foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, insisting that any accusation of Russian involvement is "unfounded" and that he "hasn't heard anything truthful from Kiev for months".
This will not surprise viewers who have spent those months listening to condemnation of the "junta" in Kiev, which they have regularly been told is controlled by fascists.
The morning after the crash, some Russian newspapers didn't even cover it.
The official state newspaper, Rossiskaya Gazeta, decided the loss of 298 lives was not its top story, leading instead with an "exclusive investigation" into what Russians eat and drink, the fate of flight MH17 relegated to the bottom of the page.
(Excerpt) Read more at news.sky.com ...
OBLIVIOUS to wrongdoing? That describes team Obama well.
Sounds exactly like the coverage the NY Times and CNN give Obama.’s failures. Instead of covering the news, they cover up the news.
Russia is basically self-sufficient in resources and can blow any country (including ours) off the map if they need to.
They’ll be fine. They’ll wait out the little temper tantrum from the West and things will return to normal.
“The official state newspaper, Rossiskaya Gazeta, decided the loss of 298 lives was not its top story, leading instead with an “exclusive investigation” into what Russians eat and drink.”
Happens EVERY DAY in our media too. Scandals, what scandals? Look at NYT headlines some time. I don’t know about Sky News, but I do know that US news outlets have NOTHING to be proud of in this regard.
One team has a strong leader, and wants to expand, one team has a weak leader, and wants to submit.
Classic recipe for war.
If Russia wants to disappear, the can take on NATO in a war, you seem to forget that we can nuke them back to the stone age.
I doubt Russians think the shooting down of a civilian airliner was intentional.
Very few in the west believe that. What would be the motivation? How would it benefit them?
Ukraine accidentally shot down a passenger plane in 2001, with little international outrage.
So I imagine the West reaction now seems totally unjust to them.
The warzone over Donetsk/Luhansk is a really tiny portion of Ukraine. It would have been so easy and common sense to direct traffic around the warzone. Instead, Ukraine raised the no-go ceiling to 31,000 feet.
If that happens we also get nuked into the stone age. Mutually assured destruction.
“If Russia wants to disappear, the can take on NATO in a war, you seem to forget that we can nuke them back to the stone age.”
Likely true before Obama became president, but we don’t have much left now, and we have NO CLUE as to whether what we’re left with even works anymore.
So I don’t think we want to find out, which makes them useless and Putin knows that.
Even if it does work perfectly, does obama have the will to use it?
Certainly looks avoidable to me. But don’t push too hard in that direction, the Cold Warriors here are fired up to blame Putin for a flat tire, much less this downing.
“Even if it does work perfectly, does obama have the will to use it?”
I certainly hope he doesn’t try using them on Russia - we might not like the return volley very much.
Iran, though...that would be fun.
Get off it, Obama isn’t president for life and the United States is not the only nation in NATO, and Russia is but a shadow of what it was at it’s peak, before Reagan brought down their empire.
You certainly have a LOT OF CONFIDENCE in Obama’s military.
I sure don’t, but if it helps you sleep better...
obama will never initiate a war with a muslim country.
“obama will never initiate a war with a muslim country.”
I will say in his defense that those drone strikes in and around Pakistan are not firecrackers - you don’t want to be on the receiving end. And those are Muslims being blasted.
Do you think Putin wants to commit suicide now that their military and empire has been dismantled, their population cut in half, and is ready to take on NATO in the third world war that the Soviet Empire, with it’s massive military might and attack forces like at least 6 Airborne Divisions, it’s great number of Helicopter Assault Brigades and it’s massive number of Assault bridge building units, was afraid to do?
He sure looks in charge, the only thing the cornered fool is missing is a dunce cap.
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