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November 29, 2001
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Angry Russian man slags off our great country.
Let's have him shot.
posted by TiggleTaggleTiger (15 comments total)

 
thanks for pissing on us, tiggle.
posted by moz at 8:48 AM on November 29, 2001


"Chris Floyd" is Russian?
posted by rodii at 8:57 AM on November 29, 2001


Rodii, you beat me to it.

Nonetheless, Floyd's prose style is quite effective. Everytime I take a break from AP/Reuters/CNN/ABC, etc., and read an account like this, I am reminded once again of the depths to which this country is fast plummeting.
posted by mapalm at 9:03 AM on November 29, 2001


They can take away my freedom, but they'll never take away my right to drink STELLA!
posted by dlewis at 9:14 AM on November 29, 2001


How refreshing to read from a free press in action. And coming from a country where they elect their leaders too! I remember when it used to be that way in the US.
Drink more STELLA!
Hooray for the Moscow Times and Chris Floyd!
posted by nofundy at 9:26 AM on November 29, 2001


Fuck that shit! Pabst Blue Ribbon!
posted by Mocata at 9:32 AM on November 29, 2001


Moretti Rossa
posted by matteo at 9:41 AM on November 29, 2001


From the article:
"Bush insiders begin pushing the idea of using regular Army troops to "keep order" among the general populace -- the kind of thing that once drove terrorist leaders like George Washington and Patrick Henry to violent rebellion."
This is a comparison that needs to be made. Under the Bush administration's policy every person who signed the Declaration of Independence could be tried as a terrorist.
posted by DragonBoy at 9:42 AM on November 29, 2001


Just shoot me, too! Reading Chris Floyd's "Global Eye" column in the Moscow Times every Friday is one of the high points of my week. Delicious writing!
posted by Carol Anne at 10:02 AM on November 29, 2001


Bah, whose great country? Sure as hell isn't mine. He can say anything he wants about the States. Where does this assumption come from that everybody on the Internet is American? I read a lot of front page posts like this. Sorry, I know it's not on topic, it's just that it's the 2nd time in a day this has happened on Mefi.
posted by Jubey at 10:06 AM on November 29, 2001


Where does this assumption come from that everybody on the Internet is American?

~Everyone is, they don't know it yet.~
posted by rodii at 10:13 AM on November 29, 2001


DragonBoy, by pretty much anyone's definition, every person who signed the Declaration of Independence could be tried as a terrorist. They started a violent war, for the explicit purpose of overthrowing their government. It just so happens that we (and I count myself among the "we") agree with their goal.
posted by MrMoonPie at 10:13 AM on November 29, 2001


~Everyone is, they don't know it yet.~

LOL.
posted by SpecialK at 10:35 AM on November 29, 2001


We must all hang together -- or most assuredly, we shall all hang separately. (Ben Franklin).

They knew what they were doing.

As for Cheney's "40 or 50" countries "targeted for action", here's what he really said:

"There are a great many places round the world where there are cells of the al-Qaida organisation. Maybe as many as 40 or 50. We're working with the services of other countries and other governments to try to wrap those organisations up."

The anti-war crowd is throwing this one around as if we should expect "40 or 50" Afghanistans. In fact, the great majority of these governments are more than happy to work with us (and if they weren't, well, they are now). Heck, even Yemen's signed on!

At least Floyd gives you all the links so you can see the exaggerations (among the realities).
posted by dhartung at 4:49 PM on November 29, 2001


Today's Global Eye -- Gainspotting -- begins: "Among the isolated, out-of-step losers who dare open their mouths to mutter "doubts" about America's military campaign in Afghanistan, you will sometimes hear the traitorous comment: "This war is just about oil." We here at the Global Eye take stern exception to such cynical tommyrot. No one who has made a clear and dispassionate assessment of the situation in the region could possibly say the new Afghan war is "just about oil." It's also about drugs." Yep!
posted by Carol Anne at 11:03 AM on November 30, 2001


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