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Saturday, 31 August 2013

Rogozin: The West Appears to the Islamic World as a Monkey with a Grenade

00 monkey with hand grenade. 31.08.13


On Twitter, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitri Rogozin used a metaphor to criticise the actions of the West against the Islamic world. He said that it acted like an animal playing with explosives. Rogozin wrote on his page, “The West appears to the Islamic world as a monkey with a grenade“. Earlier, on Tuesday, he posted, “Seeing the Anglo-Saxon sabre-rattling on the Syrian borders, one can understand the natural desire of sovereign countries to strengthen their defence capabilities.”

27 August 2013



Editor’s Note:

The war-weariness of the American people (and of the American forces, too) is leading to interesting bedfellows. Both the Left and the Right are opposing the neocons and the humanitarian interventionists. Indeed, it’s becoming more apparent that the differences between the two sorts of warmonger are merely cosmetic; truly, one can’t slip a piece of paper between them (the marriage of Mary Matlin and James Carville, in personal terms, mirrors the political “marriage” of these factions).

Look at this. Interesting, eh? A District-based source told me that General Martin Dempsey is dead-set against a strike on Syria and is leaking intel to both sides of the aisle in order to bollix it. Most of all, Americans are appalled at what their nation has become. It’s time to run out the neocons and the interventionists… but shall we? That’s the question.

A Note to Orthodox people:

The konvertsy are all kneejerk neocons (one sees this in Alexander Webster, Fatso, Reardon, and Mattingly, amongst others). Are they going to “get with the programme” and wise up, or, are they going to “go down with the ship?” That bids fair to be interesting. Stay tuned…


Wednesday, 26 September 2012

26 September 2012. Sergei Yolkin’s World. To Romney From the Depth of Rogozin’s Heart

To Romney From the Depth of Rogozin’s Heart

Sergei Yolkin



An-2s used by parachute clubs and DOSAAF in the Soviet Union and Russia often flew with the cargo door removed, to make it easier for parachutists to deplane. That’s the situation that Sergei Yolkin’s mining for laughs in this one. This is one of those things that “all Russians know”, and which would raise an automatic smile on every Ivan Ivanovich and Maria Ivanovna who saw it. That’s not the end of this joke… all Russians know that Dmitri Rogozin is, perhaps, the most anti-American member of the government (hell, I think that he’s more anti-American than Udaltsov and Zyuganov are). That adds a layer of sarcasm to this. In short, another complex Yolkin play on words, people, and images.


Deputy Prime Minister Dmitri Rogozin jokingly suggested sending an Antonov An-2 aircraft, “the door of which sometimes swings wide open in flight,” to Mitt Romney’s campaign staff in an off-the-cuff reaction to the Republican candidate’s puzzled query, “Why don’t aircraft windows open?”

26 September 2012

Sergei Yolkin



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