Category Archives: Russia

Wither Germany??

I confess. There are times when one is completely shocked by the inept manner in which President Obama conducts foreign policy. How could any intelligent president of the United States of America wind up making our loyal friend and ally, Germany, into an enemy? Well, Barack pulled it off. Chancellor Angela Merkel is now furious. On her recent trip to Washington, the German leader proposed a “no spy arrangement” between the US and Germany in which neither would spy on the other. President Obama REFUSED TO ACCEPT THIS PROPOSAL! Huh? Instead, American spy agencies hired Germans working in German intelligence to spy for them. Just think of it, America was finally learning what its ally, Germany was thinking! There are reports that Merkel is reconsidering her nation’s foreign policy and might reach out to Russia! President Obama simply does not grasp that by embarrassing an ally, one makes it difficult for a German leader to remain popular with the people of Germany. Thomas Oppermann, head of the SPD which is a coalition member of the current government is shocked.

“If it is confirmed that spying activities against the BND(German Intelligence Agency) took place…it will be an unprecedented assault on the parliament and our democratic institutions.” Barack, everyones does not share your madness about National Security, particularly when you spy on your friends. Frankly, this entire episode makes NO sense! How did America reach the point where its friends no longer trust our nation??

Am I On The Black List??

Some have dreams to make a million, some have dreams to climb a mountain, some have dreams to sail across oceans, me, I have but one dream–to make the blacklist of the Russian government for being a website that encourages extremist ideas! When I was twenty eight I made the black list of Senator Joseph McCarthy for being a “communist” who spread bad ideas to my high school students. Thus, I was not allowed to get a teaching job in the state of California and had to flee east to New York. So, being on a black list is an honor for this dude. Imagine my surprise discovering there is a new black list in Russia. President Vladimir Putin established a new black list for websites that encourage “extremist ideas.” That certainly fits me. According to the new law if you donate money, post articles, or express support for “extremist views” then a fine or prison sentence awaits you in Russia.

My question is: how does one get on the list? I do try my best to describe Putin as a pussy who poses as a real man. He is ignorant, stupid, a criminal, a violator of human rights, a man who can boast of beating up three women while posing in pictures of shooting a defenseless animal. So, Vladimir, send me to jail. I lived to see Joe McCarthy drink himself to death, so how will you wind up dead?

Voice Of Putin Muted

Vladimir Putin is –or shall we say, was– a great hero to those in eastern areas of Ukraine who did not wish to become part of the new nation if it was to be led by those seeking closer ties with the west. A separatist groups emerged in eastern Ukraine which proclaimed its independence, welcomed members of the Russian military–dressed in civilian clothes, that is, and warned the Ukraine government not to step foot in their beloved land. During the past few months, there have been numerous clashes, many won by rebels who were armed by the Russian government, but despite the rhetoric of independence, it is now clear that most eastern Ukrainians prefer taking their destiny with the west rather than the east. Ukraine troops finally battered their way into rebel strongholds and have now gained control of Slaviansk and Kramaforisk. Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko announced: “The state flag of Ukraine is proudly waving over the city which militants thought was their impregnable fortress.”

A rebel leader, Denis Pushlin, expressed the feelings of many eastern militants. “What to say, nice words of Putin, about protecting Russians.” Rebels never understood that for Putin, the interests of his wealthy allies in Russia who were businessmen was always tops on his agenda. Sanctions hurt the wealthy, and when money is the subject, the hell with militants!!In the coming months separatists will soon learn that Putin wants to separate himself from them because to do so, hurts pocket books of wealthy Russians!

One More War In Ukraine

This is the hundredth anniversary of the beginning of World War I which resulted in the deaths of over twenty million people. Among the areas which suffered tremendously during this conflict was what is now termed, the Ukraine. It was the scene of brutal fighting between Russian and German soldiers, but after Russia left the war, it became the center of a civil war in Russia which led to the death of thousands. During World War II at least three or more million died in the Ukraine as German and Russian troops fought as well as the murder of at least a million Jews by German soldiers. So, it is no surprise in 2014 to witness additional fighting and dying in the Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin was behind a separatist attempt to break off eastern Ukraine from the main government. Putin supplied “separatists” with money, troops and equipment. But, reality finally sunk into the brain of Putin that his actions were leading to economic sanctions and billions of dollars were being taken out of Russia by frightened businessmen.

So, Putin wants: separation of Ukraine into regions, and the right of eastern Ukrainians to separate and become allies of Mother Russia. But, Putin understands this must policy must be conducted in secret. However, newly elected President Petro Poroshenko is not lying down before the threat of separation. He has ordered a full scale attack on separatists. Unfortunately, the Ukraine army is not the best in the world so things are getting bloody. Putin wants a cease fire, Poroshenko wants a surrender. The end result will depend on how financially difficult it is for Russia to handle this problem. If money flows out of Russia, and businessmen do not flow in billions, then Putin must depart the rich black earth of the Ukraine.

The end result will depend on business interests, not the people of Ukraine!

Hurrah, Hurrah, Nazi Heroes!

Anyone who has studied the history of the German army in eastern Europe and Russia is painfully aware that in many areas, Nazi soldiers were welcomed as heroes, and that many local folk joined in the murder of innocent Jews–their fellow countrymen and neighbors. Of course, during the war, Hitler’s troops murdered an estimated 25,000,000 Russians. Ironically, those who once welcomed German forces wound up getting killed by the people they regarded as their liberators from communism. I never cease to be amazed and bewildered encountering stories from Russia and eastern European countries about the rebirth of Nazism and glorification of Adolf Hitler. How do people wind up regarding as their hero the person who killed their ancestors??

The FIFA warned Russia about its displeasure at behavior of Russian fans who displayed Nazi symbols during a World Cup game. These days neo-Nazis in Europe display a Celtic cross which resembles the swastika. Russia already is under warning because its fans chanted racist words and songs during a match as part of the Euro 2016 games. Again, please explain how Russians in 2016 think Adolf Hitler who killed over 30,000,000 Russians is a good guy??

Price Of Dictatorship

The Russian people have for centuries provided the world great writers, great dancers, and great scientists. But, the rule of President Vladimir Putin has put a dent in the ability of this country to produce minds that break the barriers of knowledge and allow entry into new domains of the mind. Thompson Reuters just released its list of top scientists in the world. Of the 3,215 listed only EIGHT ARE RUSSIAN! To make matters worse, of the eight, three are affiliated with foreign institutions. In other words, only FIVE are Russians working with Russian institutions. Under the regime of Vladimir Putin those who dissent are punished. Those who are gay or lesbian are beaten and deprived of their right to a peaceful, productive life.

Putin has created a prison of the mind. The creative mind requires openness of thinking, it requires the right to explore that which is not part of the ordinary mind. Putin fears such minds, and so it is not surprising those minds flee to a world in which one can think and investigate the unknown. In other words, a world in which Putin lacks power.

Who Is Who Or What?

I confess to having been born in a world in which there were men and women. Yes, I did know when going down to Greenwich Village that homosexuals existed in the world. But, they were not part of my daily life. A court in Russia was just presented by an interesting case. A man appeared before the judge and informed him that he was born a female and decided to transform himself into a man. So, he had the necessary medical procedure. At this point in time, the nation of Russia has no legal definition of anything known as “transgender.” The man went to the local registry office in order to make clear to the government that he was NOT a female, but a man.

The judge was a bit confused. He initially demanded medical proof that a man was in the court. This was provided. The judge was also told the medical procedure could not be reversed, for better or worse, a man was in his courtroom. So, the judge ordered authorities to list this person as a “transgender.” It will be interesting how President Vladimir Putin handles the presence of a transgender in his homophobia Russia.

My query: If the judge refused to list him or her as a transgender, then who or what is he or her or transgender?

Putin Punts Rather Than Hits The Line

President Vladimir Putin is engaged in some form of play, but the rest of the world just does not know which sport is currently on his mind. After demanding that his stooges in the Russian Parliament grant him the right to send the Army into Ukraine, he decided to reverse course, and now asked the upper house to revoke what they gave him the right to do. In reality, this move prevents Russia from winding up as the most hated nation in Europe, and all but ensures that business leaders will think twice before investing in dear Mother Russia. Even as he spoke, separatists shot down a Ukraine helicopter that was carrying personnel whose job it was to install equipment to monitor the existing cease fire. It goes without saying, this is one cease fire that is currently firing away.

I have been informed that Ted Cruz would like to investigate the role played by President Obama in the entire Ukraine mess. Naturally, John McCain wants the US Air Force to bomb Ukraine and end separatism in that nation. Sarah Palin is calling for an investigation into the role played by Hillary Clinton in the Ukraine. Oh, Governor Rick Perry when asked to comment wanted to know if this Ukraine was near the border of Texas.

Wall In Or Wall Out?

We inhabit a time in history when leaders want to build walls. In Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu wants an ever higher, better wall to keep out terrorists. In America, the Republican party is committed to the proposition that a wall will prevent illegal Hispanics from entering our fair land, and building our roads or picking strawberries so that God fearing American people will be denied the right to be a migrant worker. Of course, that is the dream of every American youth, pick peaches since there are no jobs in the corporate world. So, why be surprised when a leader in Ukraine wants to build a wall to keep out Russians whose desire is to once again rule Ukraine.

Billionaire businessman Ihor Kolomoisky is proposing the construction of a 1,200 six foot high wall along the border with Russia. Naturally, the wall will also allow for electronic fields, mines and an assortment of weapons of destruction in order to make certain that separatists keep to themselves in dear Mother Russia. Ihor holds the title of “governor” so why not allow him to spend his own money on this wall of separation?

Now, if only someone could build a wall that keeps Vladimir Putin holed up in the Kremlin without any access to the world….

Dick Heads Unite For Putin

President Vladimir Putin and his merry band of stooges are angry at the Foreign Minister of Ukraine who had the audacity to insult the great man who leads Russia. Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine obtained missiles from guess who? They fired a missile at a Ukraine airplane and the result was 49 dead Ukrainian soldiers. For some strange reason, this atrocity angered people in Ukraine. A band attacked the Russian Embassy and broke windows as they shouted insults. Ukraine Foreign Minister Andrily Deshchytsia told the crowd, “I am ready to be here with you and say, Russia get out of Ukraine.” Then, he uttered words that no Russian would dare say about their beloved president. “Putin is a dick head, yes.”

Now, we have another cause of war. Russian officials are not upset that 49 Ukraine soldiers are dead. They are not upset that a Ukraine plane has been shot down. They are not upset that thugs armed with their weapons are attacking and killing people in Ukraine. NO, they are upset because Ukrainians have insulted the beloved leader of Russia. Russian Parliament leader, Leonid Slutsky warned Ukraine that shouting obscenities “on the Russian president in the context of an illegal action” is an “act of aggression” against Russia.

In other words, blasting a Ukraine plane out of the air and causing deaths is NOT an “illegal action” but saying, “dick head” is!