Voices from Russia

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Russian Journo D K Kiselyov on the USA… I Need Add Nothing

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Isn’t this how the USA acts all over the world though? They destroy countries because civil wars bring sorrow and poverty to entire nations. Just like that. They seem to not even notice the consequences of their actions. They blame others for everything and then gloat about being sinless. With this simple carefree mentality, they can allow themselves everything. America fines European banks and companies, to punish them for defying America. They impose unilateral sanctions in Europe against those who want to buy cheaper Russian gas, instead of more-expensive American gas. They tap phones and read emails of billions of people on the planet, including the leaders of US-allied countries. They arrest foreign citizens all over the world and throw them in secret jails outside of the USA. Of course, outside of the USA… so that they can torture them, without fear of breaking any of their own laws.

They plan and execute coup d’états and colour revolutions. They usually time them with the elections in the victim country. They de facto continue to militarily occupy Germany and Japan. The USA has a huge number of military bases in these countries. A base, by the way, is a foreign military force. It directly limits the sovereignty and the ability of the occupied country to act in their own national interests. They start and execute military operations without sanctions from the UN. They falsely justify their own actions and act on false pretences. For a cover, they gather fake coalitions. Moreover, all of this is done with that simple American air of naïveté. That same mindset allows them to ally with what’s left of Islamic State in Deir-ez-Zor. With the same simple-mindedness, Trump threatened to destroy an entire country at the UN General Assembly. The Americans have already announced that they’re pulling out of the nuclear agreement with Iran without any justifiable reasons, in spite of everything and everyone. Just like that.

When Donald Trump became President, he received the people’s mandate to build a rational relationship with Russia and to implement a more rational policy in the world. He wasn’t supposed to overthrow foreign governments. Right now, Trump acts in direct opposition to his voters’ expectations. Is there, at least, one problem in the world which the USA has helped solve this year? No. What’s worse, he made North Korea even more dangerous and non-complying. South Korea and Japan are in clear danger now. He’s deployed more troops to Afghanistan, but we don’t know what he’s trying to accomplish there either. In Syria, the USA lost its strategic goals and started to directly oppose Russia and the anti-terrorist forces. He’s on bad terms with Turkey, he’s scared off Europe, and nothing good is happening in South America, either. Tensions between the USA and China are growing. Relations with Russia are at an all-time low. It’s bad enough that the US took over Russian diplomatic residencies, but they’re also tearing through them like nobody’s business. How else would one label the actions of those agents in our Consulate in San Francisco? Does it mean that Russia must respond in a mutual manner? Perhaps, as simple-mindedly as the USA does?

If Russia did, it’d ruin the very concept of diplomacy. What’d be next? Or, does Washington prefer not to think about that? Or, do they? The less diplomacy there is, the less politeness and nice words, the higher the demand for US weapons. That’s much better. It’s not as if diplomacy is very lucrative. It’s about airing concerns, which leads to… unneeded restrictions. Taking the high road is difficult, and the low road is always there. It’s coarser, but it does have elements of cheap theatricality. Take for example what Trump did when he went to Puerto Rico after the hurricane. For appearance’s sake, he brought his wife along. She wasn’t wearing her usual high heels, but she specially bought yellow Timberlands. He made the local Americans happy, personally throwing paper towels into the crowd. It looked like one big ridiculous show. It all took place on a day of nationwide mourning in honour of the mass shooting in Las Vegas.

10 October 2017

D K Kiselyov

head, Rossiya Segodnya

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Sunday, 1 October 2017

1 October 2017. This is What America Does in Syria… Any Questions?

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This is what America does in Syria. It destroys churches… it kills and maims innocents. The USA supports the anti-Assad Islamist terrorists. The USA arms the anti-Assad terrorists. The USA attacks Christians by supporting Radical Islamist thugs. If you voted for Hillary Clinton, you support the killing and maiming of innocents. If you voted for Donald Trump, you support the killing and maiming of innocents. There’s no way around it. What I find especially galling is how so-called “Pro-Lifers” support the American politicians who support the killing and maiming of innocent Syrian children. I find that disgusting and perverse.

I voted for Dr Jill and Ajamu Baraka… I voted for PEACE. Why did so many of you vote for WAR?

BMD

Sunday, 10 September 2017

10 September 2017. Even the Birds Know That “Trickle Down” Is a CROCK

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Even the bird-brains know that “trickle down” is a disgusting crock of shit, purveyed by soulless scumbags like Rod Dreher and clueless yahoos like John Whiteford. Prosperity works UPWARD… that is, the people create the wealth… not the oligarch boodlers and their Upper Middle henchmen. The boodlers steal the wealth created by the people… and the people are getting wise to it! The Millenials don’t believe in the Free Market fairy tale dispensed by “conservatives” and “liberals” alike. The upsurge for Bernie should’ve warned ’em… but it didn’t. Chilly Hilly even blamed the Bern for her defeat (she’s the most-hated pol in all of “flyover America”… that’s why she lost).

Here in Schenectady NY, we’re on the border between “Colonial America” and “Mid-America”. I like to say, “Middle America begins across the Western Gateway Bridge”. We’re the last gasp of the area in New York City’s economic zone of influence. Therefore, I’ve seen Rustbelt America up close and personal. Places such as Amsterdam, Gloversville, and Johnstown are economic no-go zones. They’re not untypical of many places in the USA, ruined by the avarice and greed of the oligarchs and their Upper Middle goons. That’s why Chilly Hilly lost… the people of Mid-America hate her for ruining their lives and wrecking their communities. Bernie had nothing to do with it at all. The Repugs fail to realise that the votes of many in Mid-America for Trump were AGAINST Hilly and not for the Donald. If Bernie had run, he’d have won handily, by all accounts. There’s a world of hurt out there and both the Repugs and Establishment Dems don’t give a flying fuck. People know this. They’re losing hope… hopeless people make revolutions (“We have nothing to lose but our chains”). The neoliberal Dems and Repugs party on, oblivious to the pain that they inflict (just like the Russian ruling class in the early 1900s). There WILL be a reckoning.

We know what “trickles down”, Rod Dreher… you’re a пиздец (the nastiest Russian insult… it’s one of the Big Five pits-of-Russsian mat words) for cheerleading the oligarchs and their programme (to be fair, all “conservative” pundits share the blame… he’s not alone). However, a spectre IS haunting Mar-a-Lago…

BMD

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Why Russians are Losing Faith in Donald Trump

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When Donald Trump was running for the office of US President, many in Russia viewed him with cautious optimism. Many saw him as a breath of fresh air compared to the shocking level of Russophobia that underscored Barack Obama’s failed presidency, as well as that put forth in Hillary Clinton’s failed campaign. Recent polls found that this good will is starting to wear off, as Congress seems to be unwilling to let Trump even have the possibility to engage in meaningful détente with Russia. RT reported:

On Friday, state-run pollster VTsIOM reported that research from the end of July showed that 68 percent of Russians are aware of the new sanctions introduced against Moscow by the USA. 32 percent told researchers it this was the first time they had heard about the developments. In the same study, 48 percent of respondents said they expected the new restrictions to cause no changes in Russia’s policies or its relations with foreign nations. A little under a third (28 percent) said that the consequences of the sanctions could be negative, and 9 percent believed that Russia would actually benefit from them. In addition, 29 percent thought it is best to leave the new US sanctions without a reply, whilst 19 percent said they supported a symmetrical response and 9 percent admitted that although they considered reciprocal sanctions necessary, they couldn’t give any specific ideas for such steps. When asked about previous Western sanctions against Russia, 35 percent of respondents said that in their opinion these measures had improved the situation in the country. Just over a quarter (26 percent) said that they thought the West managed to worsen the situation in Russia, and 29 percent said that they saw neither positive nor negative changes. Moreover, 72 percent of poll participants shared the opinion that the Russian authorities shouldn’t push for the cancellation of the sanctions as they’d lift them in due time.

These poll results are in line with the general attitude that Russia requires virtually nothing from the USA and expects even less. Donald Trump became a figure of interest to some in Russia because he promised peace and reconciliation. Any people would naturally favour a foreign leader who seeks peace with them; Russia’s no different from any other country in this respect. However, that optimism faded as stagnation seems to be setting in. Having said that, still, most Russians are somewhat glad that Hillary Clinton, with her openly-hostile policy towards Russia, lost the election.

8 August 2017

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