Friday, August 28, 2015

Alexrpt — Forbes Fail! Western media outlet publishes fake Russian troop casualty article, and its zombie readers actually believe it


Funny. Especially since the butt of the joke is Paul R. Gregory, a noted Russophobe "expert," who got punked, along with a few others.

Paul R. Gregory is a Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Cullen Professor of Economics, University of Houston, research professor at the German Institute for Economic Research in Berlin, chair of the International Advisory Board of the Kiev School of Economics, and co-editor of the Yale-Hoover Series on Stalin, Stalinism, and Cold War. He has co-edited archival publications, such as the seven volume History of Stalin’s Gulag (2004) and the three-volume Stenograms of Meetings of the Politburo (2008). Gregory is the organizer of the Hoover Sino-Soviet Archives Workshop that takes place in the summer at the Hoover Institution. His recent publications include Lenin’s Brain and Other Tales from the Secret Soviet Archives (Hoover 2004) and Terror by Quota (Yale, 2009).

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7 comments:

Matthew Franko said...

“we’re here because you destroyed our countries”

ha LOL!

Yeah we went to work against your cartel and fomented below $50 oil for ourselves and now your dysfunctional nation cant take it...

they need $100 oil to be able to eat... well we have some bad news for you....

Tom Hickey said...

The people migrating to Europe from North Africa are Libyans. Their country was indeed destroyed by war and a once prosperous nation is now a basket case, like Iraq and Syria.

Call it karma, or "As you sow so shall you reap," and, "Sow the wind, reap the whirlwind."

There isn't always accountability, but there are always consequences.

Matt Franko said...

Tom, Libya is in the OPEC cartel, as you say, 'as you sow, so shall you reap'....

Those who work to continuously screw people, eventually get screwed themselves...

rsp,

Tom Hickey said...

Libya is not a failed state because of the low oil price. It failed before that when the Qaddafi government was overthrown and replaced by chaos. Iraq is not a failed state because of the low oil price, nor is Syria. All these state were attacked by the US and its vassals because the US wanted to replace Saddam, Qaddafi and now Assad, not because of their being dictators but because they refused to be Wester puppets. The US has no problem with worse dictators that are its puppets.

Then there is the question of the low oil price and whether it is due to market forces or US meddling in geopolitics. The Saudis took the price down for a reason and there is controversy over the reason. But it is generally agreed that the Saudis are US puppets and would not act against the wishes of the US.

All this chaos is traceable back to Washington.

Random said...

Price down to wound Russia?

Unknown said...

Random,

Part of the reason that the Soviet Union collapsed was oil - see - Did an Oil Crisis Cause the Transition in the Soviet Union? and also Communism Collapsed Due to Collapse in Oil Price in Late 1980’s and German Banks – Not Due to Reagan

Tom Hickey said...

This is why Putin, sincerely I believe, says that the oil price drop and sanctions came as a blessing in disguise for Russia. He said that otherwise Russia could not voluntarily go through the pain of restructuring the economy and the diversifying necessary to avoid Dutch disease.

The sanctions are playing a significant role psychologically, even though they aren't terribly effective economically at breaking Russia, since the population feels unjustly under attack by the US and its European cronies and is therefore rallying around the reforms, such as import substitution, even though it may be wrenching economically for many.

But they see progress, too, and this keeps them on board, much to Washington's consternation, which misjudged the resolve of the Russian people. They will come out of this stronger for it and with new alliances that reduce dependence on the West.