We genuinely did not think it could be possible for Russophile scumbag Charles Ganske of Russia Blog to sink any deeper into the muck of dishonesty and treachery to the United States, but he's outdone himself.
In a naked propaganda gesture so shameless and vile as to be offensive even to the ridiculous "standards" Russia Blog has set for itself, Ganske has attempted -- on the September 11th anniversary itself, mind you -- to equate the 9/11 terror attack on New York City with the Beslan tragedy, implying that Russians and Americans are in the same boat and therefore Americans should give Russians pretty much whatever they want. He doesn't have the guts to actually do this in words, so instead he just posts a bunch of pictures. If you look at them and think only a little, you will feel your stomach turn as you hear the fetid whispers of Stalin.
Here are just some of the reasons that Beslan and 9/11 have absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with each other:
1. Russia has been repeatedly convicted in international tribunals of gross human rights abuses against the people represented by the Beslan terrorists. Russia Blog has totally ignored all these convictions, a continuation of its outrageous propaganda campaign on behalf of the Kremlin (instead, the only critical reporting Russia Blog ever does on Russia are insignificant points designed to distract attention from bigger problems and create the illusion of objectivity -- take for example Yuri Mamchur's pathetic comments about a traffic collision he thinks could have been avoided). No such convictions have been entered against the United States in connection with any peoples represented by the 9/11 terrorists.
2. The Kremlin has brutally silenced the Beslan truth movement, as we've repeatedly reported on this blog. Again, Russia Blog has totally ignored these reports as its frenzied, pathological propaganda campaign moves into high gear. This movement argues that the Kremlin's own negligence was as responsible for the loss of live at Beslan as were the terrorist raiders. No such statements can be made about the 9/11 attack, nor would the U.S. government be able to squelch such an investigation as the Kremlin has easily done.
3. Far more people were killed on 9/11 (2,974) than at Beslan (334) -- almost ten times more. Russians always bristle whenever "ignorant" Americans dare to compare U.S. casualties during World War II with those of Russia, which were far greater, yet their Russophile shils like Gankse have no problem comparing Beslan and 9/11. That's an outrage.
4. Perhaps most important of all, Russia is actively supporting radical Islam against the United States, including providing nuclear technology and missiles to Iran, weapons to Syria, and huge pots of cash and diplomatic cover to Hamas and Hezbollah. Russia is encouraging future acts of terror against the United States by taking these actions. No such acts are being taken by the US in places like Chechnya. Again, Russia's outrageous support for these groups, which is contrary even to its own basic security interests and motivated by a blind contempt for the United States, has been completely ignored by Russia Blog.
We've grown used to the way in which Russia Blog ritualistically perverts the truth as it seeks to assist the rise of dictatorship in Russia. But this 9/11 post is an escalation, a direct attempt to undermine the national security of the United States by lulling it into the ridiculous view that Russia is a sympathetic nation similarly being victimized by terrorist aggression. This is exactly the same tactic that was employed by Soviet spies during the original Cold War, and it is shocking to see it so nakedly on display in our modern times. We condemn Russia Blog for its outrageous propaganda and call upon the blogosphere to strike down this outrage.