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Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Does Russia Force Underage Girls to Take Virginity Tests? Western Media Says “Yes”, Reality Says “Nope”

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Editor:

This is much like the story on alleged gay concentration camps run by Kadyrov in Chechnya. It’s 100 percent pure unadulterated unalloyed bullshit. Nothing more need be said on the matter… read it and see how stupid Western liberals are. They really believe this shit.

BMD

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Did you know that Russian doctors are required by law to check the “integrity” of each and every young Russian hymen, and then report any signs of sexual activity to the police? We didn’t know either! Until of course, we read this brave report published by the Independent:

Doctors in Russia have reportedly been instructed to perform virginity tests on underage girls. […] Health Minister Vladimir Shuldyakov said doctors must follow the order and “inform police about all cases when virginity was lost as well as about cases of pregnancies and abortions involving girls under 16-years-old”. The order instructs doctors to check the “integrity of the hymen” and look for signs of damage.

Where to begin? Well, for starters… Russia’s Health Minister is V I Skvortsova. This Vladimir guy is the health minister of Saratov Oblast, which is sort of like being the head health honcho of Tumbleweed NE. Amazingly, even the garbage Daily Mail article cited by the Independent managed to correctly identify Shuldyakov as the Health Minister of a small region of Russia. However, the Independent simply refers to him as “Health Minister Vladimir Shuldyakov”; Saratov isn’t even mentioned in the Independent’s report. Also, Shuldyakov cancelled his order three days before the Independent published its hymen horror story:

Minister of Health of the Saratov Oblast Vladimir Shuldyakov cancelled his order, according to which doctors were obliged to inform the police about cases of deprivation of virginity and pregnancy of schoolgirls, the head of the press service of the regional Ministry of Health, Aleksandr Kolokolov, told RIA Novosti.

Will the Independent correct its story? Or, at least “update” it? Of course not. Friends… we’re reaching levels of bullshit that’d make William Randolph Hearst blush. He’s the creep who invented the modern “save the young girls from the savages!” tabloid story. So just to recap, the Independent:

  1. Portrayed a provincial official as Russia’s top health official
  2. Reported on an “order” that was cancelled three days prior

What we enjoy most about this hilariously 100 percent false story is that the Independent cited a tabloid… and then somehow managed to make the story even more wrong. Say what you will, but that requires “skill sets”.

18 June 2017

Russian Insider

http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/does-russia-force-underage-girls-take-virginity-tests-western-media-says-yes-reality-says

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Brit Newspaper Sez Iran to Send 4,000 Troops to Aid Assad in Syria

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On Sunday, The Independent reported that Iran would send 4,000 Revolutionary Guard troops to Syria to fight alongside Syrian President Bashar al-Assad‘s forces. Iran took the decision to send soldiers to Syria last week, prior to Friday’s Iranian presidential election, which saw cleric Hassan Rouhani defeat a number of more conservative candidates. The report comes after the USA announced on Thursday that it would begin to arm the Syrian opposition in the face of evidence (sic) that Assad used chemical weapons against rebels on multiple occasions.

16 June 2013

Voice of Russia World Service

http://english.ruvr.ru/news/2013_06_16/Iran-sends-4000-troops-to-aid-Assad-in-Syria-report-7276/

Editor’s Note:

There’s much rot written about Hassan Rouhani in the West. He isn’t a Western rightwing neoliberal (“libertarian”, “conservative”)… he was close to Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. He’s no Rafsanjani… who’s probably the most pro-Western and pro-libertarian figure in Iran. If anything, he’s an interesting mixture of Khomeini and Shariatmadari, who both, don’t forget, were Grand Ayatollahs and down n’ dirty Twelver Shias. Alawis in Syria regard themselves as Twelvers, so, this report shouldn’t surprise anyone. Given Rouhani’s mainstream position in Twelver theology (mainly, he believes that the government should listen to criticisms emanating from the souk… but not in bowing down to the West), don’t expect any monkeying with the basic structures of the Islamic Republic. Remember, there’s a two-fold reason for the Western criticism of Iran. Firstly, Iran kicked out American military and economic interests. Secondly, Iran took a moderate socialist course, becoming part of the anti-crapitalist bloc. To speak plainly, Iran isn’t going to rejoin the American bloc or totally reject socialism, ergo, expect great disappointment in Western circles later. “The more things change, the more they stay the same” (by the way, Russia and China hailed Rouhani’s election).

BMD

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