When the pundits talk about Vladimir Putin’s offensive in Ukraine, they usually mean troops and tanks, but his greatest weapons are, in fact, his propaganda machine and the gullible western media.

So far, he has been winning stunning victories without firing a shot. Make no mistake, Vladimir Putin cares deeply what the western public thinks and has an army of PR professionals and lobbyists to wage informational warfare, along with a network of sites including “Russia Today” and a variety of “strategy” blogs.

Amazingly, the western press in its desire to adopt what NYU Journalism professor Jay Rosen calls the view from nowhere, has been repeating many of the false assertions that Putin has promoted.

Read the article for a list of Putin’s fibs we are lapping up.

On a vaguely related note, anyone notice how just when our military is crying poverty, threatening drastic cutbacks and such, an old enemy suddenly appears (who doesn’t seem to give a shit about our willingness or ability to do anything other than phone their prez) which, of course, demands we NOT cut anything? Probably just coincidence since I haven’t heard Brian Williams, et al comment on it.

  1. Tim says:

    “”Only the most twisted mind could conceive of a Jewish led Nazi conspiracy.

    But, isn’t that always what’s done?? Point out that bankers (usually Jewish) do these things to have someone point out that it’s *twisted* for someone to point that out?? Jews in power have never let a little thing like *ethnic identidy* deterre them from their goals.

    Here, this does not even mention *jews*


    I’m not really a bigot. I don’t mean to imply that all red-hair’d porch mokeys with an Obamaphone, Obamatruck, and Obamahouse feel empowered to be a menace to traffic; It’s just interesting that it works out that way.

    • Baggy Pants says:

      Analyze all you want.

      It’s pretty clear that Putin has a tiny dick! And that’s why Russia is in the shape it’s in.

      In this case (with the Ukraine), Putin simply want’s to insert his tiny dick or at least not remove it. He clearly doesn’t see himself as being very manly (or his country as being very bear-like) if he allows one of his favorite whores leave the brothel. And he’s going to bitch-slap her (the Ukraine) if she tries to squirm. It’s as simple as that.

      You could even say that these former iron curtain country problems are the result of their f**ed up culture as well (which hasn’t advanced much beyond 1950). Because it has traditionally been the culture of countries like Russia to mow down any and all opposition once their favorite bully gets into power — much like our own liberal’s often try to do. (And before our resident babbling BOOB decides to chime in here, let me say that it’s possible to be a liberal REPUBLICAN too!)

      …I’m just not so sure our ketchup king and lizard-like lip-licking liberal John Kerry is the best choice to represent America’s opposition to all this mayhem. About all I can say about John Kerry is that at least he’s not Hillary. (Hillary has a much bigger dick and might try to use it.)

      • Tim says:

        Well put. It is not the size of the boat but the *motion of the ocean* that seems to satisfy O-numbnuts Barry when all else fails.

        However the outcum, this does not bode well for all us slaves.

      • noname says:

        Really “it has traditionally been the culture of countries like Russia to mow down any and all opposition once their favorite bully gets into power — much like our own liberal’s often try to do.”

        As if after all the Republican dirty tricks of Nixon, and the Bush(s), the Republican Party hasn’t been taken over by the dumbest bunch of right-wing conservative dicks like Cheney who exemplify the Republican Party quest to continually refine their lying tactics, start unnecessary wars, con artist class warfare skills and predilection of election fraud all just to gain and maintain power, all the while caring nothing to advance the needs of middle class America. Republican right-wing conservative only win elections by voter fraud and suppression to smear campaigns, personal attacks and media manipulation, they have been using the same strategies for more than a hundred years.

        Republicans have two major factors on their side; a every ignorant fanatical base willing to carry out the dirty tricks and the greediest billionaires like the Koch Bros to finance them. They deceive people by raising the red flag of abortion and gay marriage to divert attention away from their arrogant and greedy policies which cause the poverty, war and pollution we are facing today.

  2. dusanmal says:

    “On a vaguely related note, anyone notice how just when our military is crying poverty, threatening drastic cutbacks and such, an old enemy suddenly appears” – and the Occam razor points to a simpler, trivial solution: military is indeed undermined and relatively weak enemies see that and rise. No conspiracy needed.

    On Putin in general – sorry, but article is in completely wrong direction, lost in space. Putin cares less about info-war and image abroad (domestically, yes – but article contemplates his info-war abroad) than dog about fleas. For a dose of reality find his doctoral thesis and see it implemented in practice: using energy resources to wage economic war on the West, which is right now about lost for the West (none of Western powers want to truly help Ukraine because any economic impact on Russia will be directly and instantly felt there). Renew after it dominance over old Czarist/Newfangled Soviet empire.

    On the way he is helped by idiots in power in the West who see Global Warming as the most important threat (recent Kerry speech) and wonder how dare Putin be stuck in 19th Century (yet newer Kerry speech). Idiots. Useful idiots. At this point Putin can be stopped only in two ways: 1) Global nuclear war, true war where you must pull all the stops or the other side wins little that is left alive 2) “Easy” way out. Open energy reserves exploration and implementation on a global and massive scale, immediately. I mean not just the US pipeline. Dig coal under DC, drill for oil directly off Florida, California and New Jersey beaches; kill caribou to feed armies drilling in Alaskan wildernesses… Say FU to CO2 obsessed crowds. Drill and burn. In few years Putin and his ilk are out of power. I say “easy” because rational people would rather do that than surrender to Putin or wage nuclear war. But not green wimps currently in power. Let them smoke weed or eat cake sez’ the idiocy in power.

    • Tim says:

      “”Fuck the EU —

      I second the motion. I bet some globalists were not happy with that assertion.

  3. bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist and junior history buff says:

    Amazingly, the western press in its desire to adopt what NYU Journalism professor Jay Rosen calls the view from nowhere, has been repeating many of the false assertions that Putin has promoted. //// Does the “Western Press” include Forbes? …. or has the author discounted his own publication and been overly prejudiced by “Russia Today” ….. which is NOT the Western Press?

    Silly article from start to finish and all points inbetween.

    Speaking of silly:

    “On a vaguely related note, anyone notice how just when our military is crying poverty,….. demands we NOT cut anything? Probably just coincidence….” /// Yes… purely coincidence. Any and every real or imagined “incidence” is chalked up to the cuts in our military because you know… the USA cannot compete unless we spend 15x as much as anyone else. How does that define an exceptional military…I always wonder? Just another example of extreme fraud, waste, and corpkleptocracy is what it shows me. The better example of using BS unrelated events to support a BS desired outcome is arguing that if we only drilled for more oil then Putin would not have the energy leverage to pull. Pure unmitigated dumb shittery.

    LOOK AT THE MAPS/history.

    Just LOOK!

  4. MikeN says:

    Don’t worry. Obama said that Russian troops in Ukraine is not in Russia’s interest. I’m sure they’ll pack up and leave now that Obama has let them know that. Also that a military incursion has ‘costs’.

    Good thing Obama told Romney in the debate, ‘He said Russia is the biggest threat. The 80s want their foreign policy back.’

    Meanwhile, people mocked Sarah Palin for saying that Putin would invade Ukraine, way back in 2008.

    • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

      A military response to every fricken foreign relationship there is denotes………………………….military intelligence………. you know………………..on a Palin Level.

      Military Invasions DO ALWAYS HAVE A COST—whether or not USA or Europe or UN or NATO does anything in response. Trouble is, no one, including Putin or even Palin know with any precision what those costs will be.

      There are offsetting benefits as well. Again to all sides whether they do something or not.

      “The death of dogma is the birth of morality.”
      — Kant //// But I can’t dignify your shit droppings as dogma==not even as talking points. No….shit droppings is near perfect, the dog whistle for idiots.

      Do you agree with Palin that if we had drilled for more oil that Putin would not have gone into the Crimea?


      Silly Hoomans.

      • MikeN says:

        Bobbo, you couldn’t eve come up with the retort that when Palin was complaining, it was about the policies of Bush and Rice. Total fail as usual.

        • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

          Oh Mickey—IT WASN’T THE SAME COMPLAINT. Moran!!!!! Yes, oil policy and drilling were mentioned. Do you think every speech given that includes those two terms means exactly the same thing?


  5. MikeN says:

    When Obama had Hillary give the Russians a reset button, now we know what they meant.

    • MikeN says:

      The button they gave, instead of saying reset said overcharge. Perhaps that is what Obama means by ‘there will be costs for Russia.’

  6. MikeN says:

    Any doubt that Putin is laughing at Obama?

    “There’s a suggestion somehow that the Russian actions have been clever, strategically,” Mr. Obama said from a Washington, D.C. elementary school, where he had just rolled out his 2015 budget proposal. “I actually think that this is not been a sign of strength, but rather, is a reflection that countries near Russia have deep concerns and suspicions about this kind of meddling, and if anything, it will push many countries further away from Russia.”

  7. Dallas says:

    The overt support and ass kissing from Teapublicans during the Snowden issue emboldened Putin to move on Ukraine.

    Why do Republicans and Teanderthals continue to hate America, our president and the struggling people of Ukraine? This is a danger we are facing

    • Tim says:

      “”This is a danger we are facing

      I, for one, am not facing it; I’m getting drunk and stoned and being loud around a bon fire saying “I told yas so!”

      • Dallas says:

        Yes, you are facing danger but no need to worry about it. Adults are in charge.

        Don’t let the children too close to the bon fire. They still have a chance.

    • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

      Ha, ha.

      Well done. Just don’t do it too often. Insanity might be just a matter of repetition.

  8. MikeN says:

    Of course the media is repeating Russian propaganda. Liberals are used to echoing the Communist like. The term is ‘willing idiots’.

    • Dallas says:

      Conservatives were the ones licking Putin’s armpits for the last six months in order to undermine Pres Obama.

      Because of that Putin felt he had the backing of half the US Congress. Shameful.

      • MikeN says:

        Nah, Putin got the measure of Obama early. He is laughing at Obama’s statements about Russia’s interest is to leave Ukraine alone.

        • Dallas says:

          Your statement here is based on conjecture. My statement is based on fact , although it may not have been Putin’s armpits, asshole or otherwise because that part is sarcasm.

          • Dallas says:

            PP go away.

            gonna tell noname to get the rolled up newspaper. You don’t want that

      • MikeN says:

        No worries. Liberal media is still acting as propaganda agents for Obama. He couldn’t spell ‘respect’ but they are all ove themselves assuring us that it is hard to spell and they couldn’t do it either.

  9. High beams says:

    From the looks of that picture, the water must really be cold.

  10. mojo says:

    Plus, his nipples are made of Vanadium steel. So there’s that.

  11. Captain Obvious says:

    Obviously, Putin is the gayest leader of any country.

  12. Jack says:

    I think both America and the EU see through Putin’s bull shit, but America is tired of defending the world since the end of WW2 and the American people as a whole are tired of spending billions and billions on freedom around the world. The EU as a whole, needs to buck up and stand up to Russia and make them aware that there willing to defend themselves against the corrupt regime. I know that Russia has kept its people so poor and misguided, that they have no idea what real freedom is, and to me that’s so sad after so many years since WW 2. I wish all of Europe only the best, but I expect the worst will happen if history is repeated.


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