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Friday, 11 October 2013

A View from Moscow by Valentin Zorin… Senseless and Dangerous Address to the Nation: Why Does Obama Consider America Exceptional?

00 Political Cartoon. 05.12. American Way of War


The US President violated a tacit, but indispensable, rule of diplomacy and politics, namely that “the greatest use of language is to hide our thoughts”. In his recent address to the nation, Barack Obama said that America was an exceptional nation, and, therefore, had exceptional rights. That wasn’t a slip of the tongue in the ardour of eloquence Obama is so fond of shining upon his audience, nor was it a figure of speech. Obama’s statement wasn’t an accidental gaffe. No, the American President said what he meant and what the American political élite think, yet, until now, they’ve avoided saying it aloud. One reason why they avoided doing that may be that, in modern history, at least so far, only one political figure proclaimed the exceptionalism and superiority of one nation. His name was Adolf Hitler. I’m not drawing any direct analogies here. However, the greatest tragedy of the Second World War proved the extreme danger of claims of exceptionalism. Therefore, to pretend not to notice the escapades of the American Head of State would be inexcusable. Even more so as it comes from a country little more than two centuries old, which is a very short time historically… why, it has no grounds whatsoever for such claims.

Those whom the Americans themselves call “robber barons” amassed the accumulated wealth in America. The famous American writer Mark Twain brilliantly expressed their timeless creed… “To get rich… dishonestly if we can, honestly if we must”. Couldn’t help themselves, indeed! Separated by two oceans from the centres of world politics with their endless and bloody wars, the remote young republic stepped out into the forefront after World War I, having grown fabulously rich on that war. Its geographic location saved it from Hitler’s invasion, which left many Old World countries devastated and ravaged. Again, this war showered down gold on America. Such ill-gotten fortunes became the basis of America’s post-war might. The chance to monopolise atomic weapons, secretly produced with allied help, made the heads of the US political establishment go dizzy, bringing on dreams of a Pax Americana. However, subsequent events quickly dashed those hopes to pieces.

Subsequent failures in the post-war military-political strategy devised by Washington sages dealt tangible blows to the self-instilled idea of American exceptionalism. A series of fiascos and defeats… the painful military defeat in Vietnam, the loss of the “backyard” south of the US border, the humiliating failure of the Iraq adventure, the increasingly uncontrollable Middle East, the 2008 downfall of Wall Street giants triggering a global economic crisis, an astronomical national debt of 17 trillion USD (548 trillion Roubles. 17.7 trillion CAD. 18 trillion AUD. 12.6 trillion Euros. 10.7 trillion UK Pounds)… “American Exceptionalism”… where are you? In this awkward situation, there’s nothing else for the Americans to do but to try to not only convince the world, but also themselves, that they are, indeed, exceptional.

That’s senseless and dangerous!

00 Valentin Sergeyevich Zorin. 26.04.1328 September 2013

Valentin Zorin

Voice of Russia World Service




Tuesday, 24 September 2013

24 September 2013. You Can’t Make Up Shit Like This… Obama Pushes Back on Putin, Insists “America is Exceptional”

00 THIS is what the USA Supports. ANY QUESTIONS. 24.09.13


Editor’s Foreword:

This is disgusting bunkum that one would expect from a drooling Yahoo scratching his ass with a cake of Lifebuoy. It’s disgusting and beyond the pale. America’s nothing special… it’s not overly good… it’s not overly bad… its just sinful ginful human like the rest of us are.



On Tuesday, US President Barack Obama pushed back against President Vladimir Putin, insisting that “America is exceptional” because it’s prepared to fight not just for its own national interests, but for the rights of people in other parts of the world. In an address to the UN General Assembly, Obama acknowledged that American “engagement” in the Middle East met hostility from some, but argued that American disengagement from the region would create power vacuums no one else could fill and would present a bigger threat to world security. He said, “Some may disagree, but I believe America is exceptional… in part, because we have shown a willingness, through the sacrifice of blood and treasure, to stand up not only for our own narrow self-interest, but for the interests of all”. Many saw his remarks as a direct response to an op-ed piece by Putin published earlier this month in the New York Times, in which the Russian leader, referencing earlier comments by Obama, said, “It’s extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation”. Putin’s comments… that one in particular… triggered an emotional backlash from American politicians and also sparked a continuing public debate about the American approach to foreign policy in general and preconceptions that underpin that approach. The USA and Russia are working on a plan to ensure the destruction of chemical weapons in Syria. Washington is pushing for a UN resolution containing a threat of military force if the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad doesn’t comply with the plan, an approach that Moscow rejects.

24 September 2013



Editor’s Afterword:

This is rubbish from top to bottom. It sounds as though it came from Rush Limbaugh, Fox News, the National Review, or the Weekly Standard. Let’s recapitulate… America interfered in Federal Yugoslavia, destabilised, and, in essence, overthrew the Socialist state there. In Iraq, the USA waged a classic war of aggression. In Afghanistan, the USA installed a client state that enforces Islamism with the noose. In Kosovo, the USA interfered in a low-level insurgency in Serbia to install an Islamist puppet. In Libya, the USA waged a war of aggression to topple a leader it disliked and to destroy the socialist state there. In South Ossetia, the Bushies fomented a war… but it blew up in their faces. Don’t forget, the USA stood behind a baby-faced dictator who didn’t cavil at firing Grads at sleeping civilians (but he did go to an American college and kissed America’s naked bum for all to see). Gee… none of the American interventions of the last twenty years “[showed] a willingness, through the sacrifice of blood and treasure, to stand up not only for our own narrow self-interest, but for the interests of all”. In all of these cases, the USA spent billions to advance the interests of the American Affluent Effluent and to hell with everyone else.

Barack Obama’s kissing the naked arses of the righties… or, is this, the REAL Barack Obama? Still, in an imperfect world he was better than both John McCain and Willy Romney… both of those troglodyte creepo supremos would’ve had us at war already. Why is Barack Obama going out of his way to humiliate Vladimir Putin, who’s done his best to pull Obama of his self-imposed mess? That’s unfathomable… time will tell us.

We need a REAL LEFT party in the USA. It’d win, especially, if it abandoned idiocies like Political Correctness… this situation makes me want to hurl.


Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Putin in New York Times Op-Ed Pointed up the Equality of Nations before God Confronting Obama’s Ideology of American Exceptionalism

00 Defend Equality Love Unites. 18.09.13


President Vladimir Putin thinks that US President Barack Obama’s ideology of American Exceptionalism is dangerous, saying in an op-ed published in the New York Times, “The US President made ​​a speech attempting to justify American Exceptionalism. [Obama] expressly stated that American policy sets America apart from other countries, as it’s exceptional. I think that the ideology of Exceptionalism is very dangerous, whatever motivates it. Some countries are large and other are small, some are rich, some poor, some have a long democratic tradition, whilst others are still on the path to democracy. Of course, they’ll have different policies. We’re all different, but when we ask the Lord to bless us, we mustn’t forget that God created us equal”. However, President Putin said that he and Obama have a more trusting business and personal relationship, he emphasised that he found this congenial. At the same time, Putin noted that it was “time for a debate” on some “absolutely key and fundamental issues”.

12 September 2013



Editor’s Note:

The Americans want to lecture the world. That won’t do… they’re juveniles with nothing of value to pass on to others. They’re rich spoilt brats with bombs, who were sheltered from the Two Great Eurasian Wars of the Twentieth Century by the fact that the Americas are geographically isolated from the Afro-Eurasian World Island. Even so, we’re in the dying days of the Neoliberal madness set loose by Slobberin’ Ronnie’s troglodytes, and the righties seem to know it. There’s nothing left to rob… what shall the oligarchs do? After all, Medvedev admitted that Gennady Zyuganov actually beat Yeltsin in the 1996 election, but the Americans helped Yeltsin rig the results (a friend of mine at the Centre confirmed this… “Gennady Andreyevich wanted no bloodshed. He said we should wait for a more opportune time”). The Left will be back… stronger than ever… just you see…


Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Putin Spokesman Peskov Sez Russia’s Internal Affairs No Concern of USA

00.01ac KPRF Election Protest. 24.12.11. Moscow


The USA has no place in any dialog between Russia’s government and opposition movements opposed to President Putin’s rule, Putin’s spokesman told an American journal. In an interview published on Thursday, Dmitri Peskov told The National Interest, a bi-monthly American foreign policy journal, “The dialogue between the Russian government and the opposition can’t be a subject of the bilateral relationship between Moscow and Washington, and in no way can be an issue of [interstate] discussion”.

Putin frequently accused the USA of being behind the unprecedented protests against his rule that broke out in December 2011, whilst late last year the alleged torture of opposition activist Leonid Razvozzhayev sparked a diplomatic row between the two former Cold War foes. The USA also slammed last year a Moscow court’s decision to jail members of the anti-Putin punk rock group Pussy Riot over a protest in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow. Washington also expressed concern over the treatment of protest leaders such as Aleksei Navalny and Sergei Udaltsov, both whom are facing long jail terms.

However, Peskov told the journal that Russia wouldn’t take into account American concerns over what The National Interest called “the domestic climate inside Russia”, saying, “Those are our domestic affairs, our domestic politics. We’re a democratic country, sharing the same values with the whole world, but we’re a country that’ll solve all the problems, domestic and the like, without any interference from abroad”. Peskov also praised what he called Russia’s “growing civil society”.

 25 January 2013




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