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Again deuce: geographical cretinism as a diagnosis of American politics

Again deuce: geographical cretinism as a diagnosis of American politics

The fact that American officials are not distinguished by wide knowledge in various sciences was known for a long time. In this case, it is not at all about high matters, but about the subjects of the school curriculum, often introducing representatives of the “better nation” into a stupor.
This was confirmed on the eve of the passage by the commander of the special operations forces of the anti-terrorist coalition, James Gerrard, who said that thousands of Syrians were fleeing from Deir ez-Zor to Meyadin from government forces. So, according to Gerrard, people do not go to the south, inhabited by Arabs, but to the north - to the territory controlled by the “Syrian Democratic Forces”.

Everything is good, but there are some inconsistencies in the words of the representative of the allied forces. For example, Meyadin, where people “run,” is not in the north, but in the south. This is if the map. In the north, the city of Raqca is located, recently liberated with pomp by a coalition led by Washington, but absolutely unsuitable for anyone to rush in there, since there was only a pointer left from the settlement.

At the same time, Meyadin, who became, in Mr. Gerrard’s opinion, a shelter for the “oppressed by the regime”, like Deir ez-Zor, became accessible to the return of civilians only through the actions of to clear from terrorists their longstanding stronghold. Is it possible in such a situation that people tired of years of war just return to their homes? According to the American side, this would be too simple and uninteresting. Bored in one word.

However, other representatives of the American establishment were also distinguished by weak geographic knowledge, as well as a low political culture. Australia instead of Austria, Iran instead of Iraq, heroic attempts to defend a democratic future to a non-existent but no less striving for freedom country called Limpopo - the list of absurdities heard from the officials of a state that claims to be the world hegemon can be continued for a very long time. And, perhaps, such blunders could have caused the indulgent smile of outside observers, if not for one “but”: all too often the deliberate stupidity of Washington’s representatives turns into grief for millions of people of various nationalities and religions. And here there is no time for smiles ...
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  1. VadimSt
    VadimSt 3 November 2017 15: 19 New
    Why be surprised? I once looked at a survey of Americans - "Where is Ukraine?" After 8 of 10 spoke in favor of Africa, Asia, and one in Australia, I realized without GPS, Americans will be lost even in the states.
  2. Masya masya
    Masya masya 3 November 2017 15: 25 New
    geographic cretinism

    the diagnosis of uneducation has nothing to do ... in fact, just mitrophanus, undergrowth, so to speak ...
    1. Wolka
      Wolka 3 November 2017 18: 54 New
      in fact, the mitrophanushka had the ability for logic, because being completely illiterate, by virtue of his intuition, he answered "which door?" the one that has not yet been hitched, that which is noun for the time being, and the one that is .... adjective ... that’s the natural acumen that distinguishes Russians, because being completely illiterate in the 18-19 centuries, a Russian man managed such a thing that foreigners could not even dream of ...
      1. Masya masya
        Masya masya 3 November 2017 19: 00 New
        Quote: Volka
        in fact, the mitrophanushka had the ability for logic, because being completely illiterate, by virtue of his intuition, he answered "which door?" the one that is not yet hung, the noun for the time being, and the one that is .... adjective ...

        I completely agree with you ... but in this case, intuition, as such, is completely absent from the states ... sorry taftology turned out ... love
        1. Wolka
          Wolka 3 November 2017 19: 04 New
          Well, yes, it all comes down to the ability to learn, and yet looking at what to teach and how to learn, the Soviet education system was nevertheless quite perfect, whoever studied at all ...
          1. Masya masya
            Masya masya 3 November 2017 19: 14 New
            I can give a screwdriver, to you ... who knows what he wants, and now they will be counted !!! Once again, sorry for the banality of learning light, and ignorance of darkness ... love
          2. Dedall
            Dedall 3 November 2017 20: 05 New
            And you, dear, when you studied? This is what my classmates of issue 79 wrote literate.
  3. izya top
    izya top 3 November 2017 16: 09 New
    oh well, the ameri military must be stupid by nature (and mccain is the head sample wassat ). But here are the legislators what when will they take limpopo? angry
  4. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 3 November 2017 16: 57 New
    Here are the bores. Geography, oh geography, why? I’ll tell the coachman, or someone else ...
  5. Wolka
    Wolka 3 November 2017 18: 50 New
    cretinism is already at the genetic level of the Yankees, this is the product of their "democracy", it’s not even banal ignorance, it’s just dumb meat ...
  6. kush62
    kush62 3 November 2017 19: 45 New
    How about the literacy of our journalists? Channel Russia - On the 3rd floor windows were burning for a long time. Ldna from airlines drives a new chip - photos come true. Our Krasnoyarsk homegrown journalist - Yenisei fell 30 cm. A new traffic light came on at the intersection.
    Well - the air temperature will be - sounds on many channels. So, unfortunately, there are enough literate people of their own.
    1. japs
      japs 3 November 2017 20: 19 New
      This is visible everywhere, a generation of illiterate people has grown up who do not know how to express their thoughts in a coherent and logical way. It seems that there are no thoughts in these heads. Speech is more like a set of mat, emotional exclamations and emoticons. It seems that the ministers of education are mishandled enemies. There is nothing better than the old Soviet education system.
      1. Kurosaki Ichigo
        Kurosaki Ichigo 4 November 2017 02: 43 New
        You just think so.
        As time goes on, language, slang and style are changing. What can be stupid for you, for a modern student or just a young man, is quite normal.
        But of course, its own era is closer to the body.) It's like with the example of games: few people remember games like Gothic and Gothic 2, now serve only all kinds of Overwatch and so on!
        Although ELEX, yet returned my 2002th. wink
  7. Sergey-8848
    Sergey-8848 3 November 2017 20: 44 New
    Some of them are also handling nuclear weapons. These same people are constantly dealing with the "Minutemen." Tales tell us tales with Bruce, what kind of peppers they stuffed. Judging by the reports, everything is eliminated and excluded.
  8. dzuar saubarag
    dzuar saubarag 4 November 2017 13: 15 New
    Regarding geography ... An interesting statement by Sergei Kuzhugetovich Shoigu about the liberated territories in Syria, according to it, it amounted to 503 thousand 223 square kilometers. In reality, the ATS area was about 185 thousand square meters. km I wonder what he meant by calling such overstated figures? After all, he must have an idea of ​​such quantities what
  9. Gormenghast
    Gormenghast 5 November 2017 14: 47 New
    Supporters of flat land entered the US military leadership. laughing
  10. nord62
    nord62 5 November 2017 14: 54 New
    Funny ... if it really were funny! Let the respected author of the article ask our children and those adults who are under 40 ..... In response, I would hear a lot of nonsense - an almost complete lack of knowledge in history, geography, literature and other general subjects. And we are undergoing further destruction of EDUCATION. Who will come to the posts and power in about 20-30 years, just those who can’t say what year Napoleon attacked Russia, or where Peru is located (in Africa or Asia). A generation has grown (unfortunately) whose head is to eat hamburgers ..... They reformed education, so it's time to laugh at ourselves and ..... sob!