Sunday, May 14, 2017

"Russia Is Our Friend"

So chanted a group of torch-bearing demonstraters last night in Charlottesville, VA who were protesting a city plan to remove statues of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson from downtown city parks currently named for them.  These demonstraters were also carrying Confederate flags.  So it  seems that the racist neo-Confederate alt-right is fine with Trump being closest buddies with Vladimir Putin and the Russian leadership.  It is just fine that all his aides were talking to the Russian ambassador and lying about it and that he had the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in the Oval  Office with no US media allowed and the fact that the ambassador was there only learned publicly after the only media allowed, Russia's Tass, published photos of the meeting.

Of course, these folks are probably upset with Trump because he upset Putin by firing Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian air base after it was learned that the Assad government was engaging in chemical weapons attacks out of that base.  But, hey, not to worry.  Our people warned both the Syrians and the Russians ahead of time that the missile attack  was coming so  that they could get anything serious, including personnel, out of there before it happened.  So,  still pretty friendly.

As for Ukraine, Estonia, Poland, Sweden, Germany, France, the UK, and other countries not so happy about Russian behavior towards its neighbors, well, obviously these nations are not our friends.  To heck with them, and keep on waving those Confederate battle flags!

Barkley Rosser

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