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Monday, March 03, 2008

EDITORIAL: Yuri Mamchur -- He's at it Again


Yuri Mamchur -- Is he the Biggest Idiot in the Russian Universe?

We think so. The evidence is pretty compelling.

Leave aside the numerous occasions when this blog has exposed Russia Blog's chief psychopath for his lies and virulent pro-dictatorship propaganda (just enter his name into our search engine if you want to read them). Let's just talk current events.

On February 21st, Mamchur published a post called "Russians for Obama." It's beneath our dignity to discuss the utterly insipid, mindless manner in which he arrived at the conclusion that Barack Obama is Kremlin-friendly, we'd feel dirty if we even tried to do so. Plus, it's beside the point. The point is that he said it, and then he said it again on the Kremlin's other propaganda outlet, Russia Profile, and he'll inevitably say it again on Russia Today Kremlin-sponsored television.

And you can pretty much take it for granted that no sooner did these words escape his lips than they were proved utterly false. Just one week later, Kommersant reported:
Obama began with criticizing the Bush administration for being too soft with Russia, as Obama regards it. “Just think back to the beginning of President Bush’s administration when he said -- you know, he met with Putin, looked into his eyes and saw his soul, and figured he could do business with him. He then proceeded to neglect our relationship with Russia at a time when Putin was strangling any opposition in the country when he was consolidating power,” said Obama. That statement, both in style and in content, resembled the notorious statement by Arizona Senator John McCain, who also tried to ridicule Bush’s utterance about the soul he saw in Putin’s eyes.

The Russian theme of the Democratic debate in Ohio was not over yet. Russert asked Obama what would he do, in the president’s capacity, if “President Medvedev says to the Russian troops, you know what, why don’t you go help Serbia retake Kosovo”. “Fortunately, we have a strong international structure anchored in NATO to deal with this issue,” replied Obama, adding that “the Clinton administration deserves a lot of credit” for “the way in which they put together a coalition that has functioned” [in 1999, the U.S. persuaded its NATO allies to launch a joint military operation against Yugoslavia].
No sooner had Obama uttered these statements than Mamchur turned around and bitterly denounced him, making no reference to his prior gibberish and censoring most of Obama's actual remarks.

Let's be frank: if you read Russia blog for any purpose other than to keep abreast of the Kremlin's latest lies, you're an idiot. Having now read his drivel, you're left to wonder whether Mamchur's own stupidity was responsible for a ridiculous misreading of what Russians actually think, or whether his mindless inanity caused him to utterly misread Barrack Obama, or whether he is simply evil and attempting to sow the seeds of discord within the American electoral process (in the most ridiculously ineffective manner imaginable).

Does Mamchur really think that Americans should take into account what Russians, who are buzzing them with nuclear bombers and supplying weapons to their arch enemies (Venezuela, Iran, Hezbollah, Hamas), think about who should be our next president? Are Russians going to start factoring in American desires when selecting their next leader? Is that what Mamchur is arguing for?

What we see in this pathetic display is neo-Soviet conduct, utterly self-destructive, ludicrous on its face, and backed up only by a mindless, soulless determination with no connection whatsoever to anything like reality.

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