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Michael McFaul and Russian prejudices

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Two years Michael McFaul worked as the US ambassador to Russia. And now he was going to quit. He told about his failures, that he misses his family, which he has not seen for seven months, and also (once again) explained that America is really white and fluffy, and therefore it is a pity that during the two years of his diplomatic activity in Moscow, the Russians did not believe in American white fluff. In general, Michael "rebooted" in Russia so that it turned out a complete delete.




In March, 2012, James Brooke with "Voices of America" He named the US ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul, a longstanding and staunch champion of democracy in Russia. However, according to the same Brooke, Mr. Ambassador has already experienced nothing but an “explosion of anti-Americanism” for two months of his life in Moscow. It turns out that Putin and his supporters blamed the new American ambassador ... what? In the "support of anti-Putin speeches."

Well, what else can Putin blame? Not in the speeches against Obama ... But Michael, obviously, was upset. Mr. Brooke decided to clarify the situation and interviewed McFaul. Here, in particular, the novice ambassador told the correspondent:

“We are absolutely not interested in returning to the likeness of the Cold War and stinging rhetoric. We do not believe that this serves American national interests. Russian government officials personally told me and other senior US government officials that they shared our opinion on this issue and want a long-term relationship. So the next weeks and months will be a test for these assurances, and we will see if we can return to real cooperation in our mutual interests. ”


Mr. McFaul told the correspondent about the reaction to Russian “anti-Americanism” in Washington:

“Last week I was in Washington, where I met with almost every employee of the administration working on this part of the world and many other people. The level of anti-Americanism in Russia was a real surprise to everyone, because we were sure that we were building a completely different type of relationship. And, of course, many people are concerned about how rapid this regression can be, especially in rhetoric, which, it seemed to us, was far in the past. This means that the recipe here is real diplomacy. And it is this approach that we intend to apply in relation to the press campaign that took place here. ”


Complicated by the work of American diplomats, those people in Russia are sure: there is no such “reset”:

“... I think that our critics, critics of the“ reset ”and the president, to be honest, took advantage of this campaign to declare:“ What kind of reset do you speak of? There is no reboot. ” And this further complicated the work of diplomats and the administration in promoting the goal of improving US-Russian relations. ”


Later, in May of the same 2012 of the year, the suggestion of Russians through the authoritative American magazine "Foreign Policy".

Anders Aslund, who believes that Russia should be “kicked out” of the G8, wrote:

“Obama must confront Putin’s presidency. To begin with, he must restore elementary respect and not allow Putin's thugs to intimidate the American ambassador in Moscow, which is a gross violation of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations. Obama should simply inform Putin that he is not going to meet with him until the attacks on Michael McFaul cease. Putin understands hard language. ”


Well, and then it started. Mr. McFaul decided, apparently, to re-educate Russia.

In the same May of the same 12, the American ambassador went to the HSE with a lecture (an abbreviation of “Higher School of Economics”, this is in Moscow). Boring economic topics are not for Michael. He likes something hotter. For example, the plot of bribery.

Noticing that he, the ambassador, is a new person here and doesn’t know much about foreign policy (who knows about America, note in brackets), Mr. McFaul cited his own misunderstanding of some “spheres of influence” that the Russians are saying . Especially, he does not understand these “spheres” when it comes to Kyrgyzstan and the military base “Manas”. Here the Americans there, in Kyrgyzstan, do not play spheres of influence.

However, Americans still play something, as everyone understood from McFaul’s speech. Having started talking about bribes to the former Kyrgyz president Kurmanbek Bakiyev, the US ambassador mentioned not only Russia, but also his native America. Foreign policy activities of Russia and America around the Manas base as presented by McFaul was next:

“You offered big bribes to Mr. Bakiyev to throw us out of Kyrgyzstan. We also offered a bribe about ten times less than what you offered, but it did not work. ”


Here, we note, it is surprising: to offer 10 times less - and rely on something. That's really true: the crisis has knocked down America.

Reflect the American accusation of "big bribes" rushed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia. It immediately commented Ambassador’s statement: “This is not the first time that the statements and actions of Mr. McFaul, who is in such a responsible post, are shocked. The task of ambassadors, as we understand, is to promote the ongoing development of bilateral relations with the host country on the basis of a deep knowledge of the facts, and not at all irritated replication of tales in the media space. ”

Foreign Ministry commentary spread in the Russian press 28 in May, and Mr. McFaul got acquainted with him safely. 7 June, in order to settle in the eyes of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and justify himself before the general public, Mr. Ambassador once again went to economics school. No, not the one where he talked about bribes. There, probably, he decided never to appear again. Instead of HSE, he went to NES (Russian School of Economics). There he apologized publicly for what he had said at the Higher School of Economics. Behavior, by the way, is logical: since I’ve been making rubbish of nonsense before economists, so apologize to economists. And nothing that in front of others and in another place.

So ambassador repented:

“I’m sorry that I used the word bribe when I spoke ten days ago. I had to use the phrase "financial aid package." I made a mistake, I admit it ... We all learn, we want to be better. "


Students of financial specialties learned that a diplomatic synonym for a bad noun “bribe” is a long phrase “financial aid package”.

In 2012, McFaul, the “reset” architect, regularly receiving from Russian Internet users brief, but capacious tweets in the style of “F ... you”, sincerely believed that the love of Russia and America was very strong. Speaking at NES, the ambassador voiced some indicators of love: while in 2008, the entire 17% of Russians were sympathetic to America, in 2010, the number of Russians sympathizing with America grew by several times - to 62%. And just some 2% of Americans believe that Russia is the main enemy of the United States.

A week later, in the same June 2012, McFaul again appeared in public.

This time, the American ambassador came to speak at the Moscow School of Political Studies. For a change, he even spoke in Russian. And - so it happened - in pure Russian, he gave the next Washington secrets to grateful listeners. And so they smashed them, directly from the audience, on all sorts of "twitter", "facebook" and other "LJ".

Mr McFaul сказал: "The State Department and America do not finance and do not give money to the opposition." And he stressed: “The opposition is your business, what you do is your business, not our business, and we understand this very well.”

Next, the US ambassador, who, we see, was bored with the questions of the annoying Moscow public about where to take the queue for a gosdepovskogo grant, put the blame on the color revolutions being started in the Moscow squares on the Bush administration:

“Experience shows: I know that we do not do this here. This is our clear policy. Other administrations have been doing this. And it is true. Read your history, guys. You just have to learn the facts. ”


How so? Somehow inconsistent. Nobody will believe this. Some did, others do not. And this is a “clear policy”? Those guys are not "clear". Do not believe in nature.

However, Mr. McFaul explained:

“In America, a change of administration means a change in foreign policy. Condoleezza Rice, she is also a professor at Stanford University, could not be the author of the “reset”, because eight years before us she was engaged in a different foreign policy towards Russia. ”


Well, this is primitive ... What kind of a policy change, when the States are ruled by corporations, promoting both congressmen and paying for the election campaign to the president? Inter-party games of Democrats and Republicans, and nothing more. The ambassador hinted that the Republicans are bad and the Democrats are good. Not all Russians can figure it out, but Obama most likely appreciated McFaul’s efforts.

It turned out that the ambassador himself and his Washington boss Obama are good guys, real democrats (not like bad guys from the administration of Republican Bush Junior). In the current US administration, all are exceptionally good. Hillary Clinton is not Condoleezza Rice (but for some reason we cannot say that she does not continue the work of the State Department).

In short, everyone in the Obama Democratic Administration loves Russia and wishes it a successful reboot. For what, ask, reboot? So, it turns out, in order to get rid of the bad “colored” past, inspired by the “other foreign policy”, conducted in Russia by the specialists of Bush Junior.

Some already very difficult for McFaul subtext. Russia does not believe America, because America has poorly recommended itself under Bush Jr. Now Russia, too, does not believe America, because it has simply got used to not believing it. It turns out that the reboot is needed not for Russia, but for America itself. Well, let it restart (we will be happy to watch this restructuring), and only then Russia will learn to live. But sometimes it seems that, speaking of a reboot, America implies low-level formatting! By the way, on the symbolic button, the Americans instead of "reset" wrote "overload" ...

As for the said H. Clinton, then McFaul, we know, sang with her. In the late autumn of that very 2012, Mr. Ambassador stated:

“Assad must go. We hope that Russia can help ensure its security, since your relations are closer, I don’t want to say that you are allies, but the Russian Federation has more influence on the government and the system of Syria. ”


Assad said to American well-wishers in response:

"I am a Syrian, born in Syria, and I will live and die in Syria."


Neither H. Clinton, nor M. McFaul, nor other “friends of Syria” found anything to say about this. And since then, our McFaul somehow became sad. It is difficult to say how he extended 2013-th year in the country, preaching "anti-Americanism", restricting the freedom of "blue" and even managed to save Syria from the peaceful execution of "Tomahawks", which already shook Obama with Hagel (both in the past and famous pacifists, like current Secretary of State John Kerry).

At the end of 2013-th - the beginning of 2014-th McFaul, probably, finally finished Ukraine. Wherever you look - everywhere Russians are ahead of the West. And again this ... umm ... "financial aid package." For Yanukovych. Promised 15 billions of dollars and cheaper gas. And what did America oppose to this? Cookies from Nuland?

That, you know, is not ten times smaller.

The ambassador could not endure such an international disgrace. And he said that he missed his wife and children.

February 4 Michael McFaul saidthat he is going to leave the post of Russian ambassador at the end of February, after the Olympics, and wrote about his departure in the blog. He explained the decision to leave Russia by the need to spend more time with his family.

“She and his wife decided that after seven months on opposite sides of the planet, it was time for the family to reunite,” the statement of the American embassy said.

Deputy Presidential National Security Advisor to the US National Security Council Ben Rhodes said that President Obama is grateful to McFaul for his work. Examples included achievements such as negotiations on strategic offensive arms, Iran, and the provision of troops in Afghanistan.

As passed correspondent ITAR-TASS Dmitry KirsanovThe US government has rejected the suggestion that Michael McFaul completes work in Russia because he is unhappy in Washington. “Absolutely not,” the head of the US State Department’s press service, Jen Psaki, said at a regular briefing for journalists.

According to her, the US administration believes that McFaul did "incredible work" in Russia. “The US Secretary of State is extremely grateful to McFaul for his service. We are doing a lot of work with Russia, and he (McFol. - Comm. Ed.) Is an invaluable civil servant and diplomat, ”said psaki.

However, Mr. Ambassador himself, apparently, thinks otherwise. He identified his embassy failures.

As the RIA News"Michael McFaul considers his main “failure” in the embassy position to be the fact that three years ago Russia and the United States failed to show leadership on the issue of the conflict in Syria.

“I can only speak for myself, I’m not sure that all my colleagues in Washington would agree with this, but I would note two things. First, the fact that we, Russia and the United States, failed to demonstrate leadership in the Syrian issue three years ago: not three weeks or three months ago, but at that time. Our two countries have a special responsibility, and therefore I consider this a true failure in terms of diplomacy, ”said McFaul in an interview with the Kommersant newspaper.

His second “failure” McFaul believes that “it was not possible to destroy the myth, as if the United States only wanted to make a revolution in Russia and destabilize it”.

“This is absolute nonsense! But, despite the fact that I talked about this in all the interviews and at all the meetings for two years, these prejudices could not be completely eradicated. ”


The ambassador’s misfortune is, let us add, that Russian people are used to judging not by words, but by deeds. And American affairs are much at odds with American words. In words, the United States advocates peace, disarmament and democracy, but in fact supports bearded Islamists in Syria, indulges Wahhabi Saudi Arabia, in Europe they build European missile defense, and even eavesdrop on the whole world through the NSA special programs, and even American senators are included in the list of listeners. Those same senators who annually approve the law on tapping. The mind is incomprehensible. The lessons of Libya and the bloody "Arab Spring" in general, which gave birth to Islamism and destruction instead of democracy, did not benefit the White House. Suspicious attitudes toward the United States are not “prejudices,” Mr. McFaul. And this is not only the Russian attitude: your state, Michael, is losing confidence throughout the world.

In essence, the United States is nothing more than a portrait of world horror.

For twelve years of the so-called “global war on terror”, the United States seems to have instilled fear in the hearts of people around the world, writes Mixednews.ru with reference to commondreams.org.

Thanks to the annual survey of “Gallup”, it turned out that the United States is considered the threat to Worldwide Peace No. XXUMX. A survey of 1 respondents from 67.806 countries revealed that the United States won this dubious honor by a considerable margin.

Nuclear Pakistan (8%) or nuclear China (6%) is not at all as afraid of the world as the United States (24%). Israel is considered a threat to world peace only 5% of respondents. Well, and Russia - somewhere closer to the end of the list with a measly two percent.

And the United States is a threat to both their opponents and allies. Moreover, the United States considers a significant part of American society to be a threat - 13 percent!

The indicator of the American "threat" in Eastern Europe is 32 percent. In Mexico, the level of this threat grows to 37%. In Canada, too, an impressive number of respondents see in the neighbor a world-threatening factor - 17%.

These figures, we note in conclusion, are the real outcome of the foreign policy activities of the United States in the 21st century. Even many Americans are outraged by the monster that their aggressive state has become. The theses on "exclusivity" are no longer rescued.

Presumably, McFaul was ashamed to represent such a country. After all, he, McFaul, is not a stupid man.
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  1. vladsolo56
    vladsolo56 6 February 2014 06: 24
    +48
    American politicians, like everyone else, are illiterate snobs. They simply don’t know that in Russia, citizens are more educated than them, that they are well versed in politics, closely monitor what is happening in the world. They don’t understand that the attitude to America, or rather to the American authorities, is that which they deserve with their actions in the world. No matter how much they lie about their decency, about the desire to build democracy, all this is a doge and hypocrisy. Here they are not able to decipher in any way, who is it that ordinary Russians merge the whole truth about them. How are we people of the third grade, where they have long identified us and suddenly we all know about them. No matter how puffed up, I don’t understand. For some reason, it seems to them that without someone’s hint we don’t even figure out who is who. And here it is in the truest sense of the word, claims to world domination, the democrats are bad.
    1. smel
      smel 6 February 2014 06: 28
      +11
      Yes. I agree. It remains to add that he became famous only for the game of basketball. Although no ... And there 2 times a finger broke. Apparently in Russia, balls are square in his opinion
      1. Tersky
        Tersky 6 February 2014 07: 43
        +40
        Quote: smel
        It remains to add that he became famous only for the game of basketball. Although not.

        Quotes from the statements of this clown:"Unbridled Russia is undermining the power of the West and willfully [!] Obstruct the investment policy [of economic enslavement] by foreign oil companies under the pretext of observing environmental measures, by excluding foreign participants in the development of the Shtokman gas field and by denying entry to the country for Mr. Browder ..."- (" This unconstrained Russian state also has destroyed Western wealth and discouraged investment by arbitrarily enforcing environmental regulations against foreign oil investors, shutting out foreign partners in the development of the Shtokman gas field, and denying a visa to the largest portfolio investor in Russia , British citizen William Browder. "April 2007" Liberal Is as Liberal Does "MICHAEL MCFAUL.)Putin poses a clear threat to the United States because he does not meet the interests of Russia in the perception of the United States. Namely: - did not welcome the orange coup in Ukraine, - supports Belarus and its leadership, - refuses to obey US demands with regard to Iran, - encourages the leadership of Uzbekistan to close the US military base, - dares to provide armed resistance to Georgia "-" ... (even one with a liberal in the Kremlin, would act differently ... celebrated the Orange Revolution in Ukraine, worked with Europe to weaken the Belarusian dictator, Lukashenko, and cooperated more closely with the US in pressuring Tehran ... [encouraging Uzbek leader Islam Karimov to close down the American base in Uzbekistan, ... threatening war with Georgia]. And all of these policies would have advanced Russian national interests. "-" Liberal Is as Liberal Does. ") And the most interesting:"In the event that Putin refuses to follow the interests of the United States, it is necessary to weaken him in every possible way and ultimately treat him the same way as with Milosevic ..." - ("One Step Forward, Two Steps Back" M.MCFAUL, Journal of Democracy Volume 11, Number 3, July 2000 pp. 19-33)
        Whatever attempt is made famous ...
        1. Curculum
          Curculum 6 February 2014 07: 56
          +11
          Quote: Tersky
          Quotes from sayings of this clown

          A brief but capacious description of a diplomatic representative of the highest rank! good
        2. Alexander Romanov
          Alexander Romanov 6 February 2014 08: 33
          +16
          Quote: Tersky
          "In the event that Putin refuses to follow the interests of the United States, it is necessary to weaken him in every possible way and ultimately treat him the same way as with Milosevic ...

          And then McFall was surprised to find anti-Americanism wassat
          Hi Vit hi
          1. Canep
            Canep 6 February 2014 08: 58
            +15
            Greetings to Alexander! hi I don’t understand, or is the article so written, or is this ambassador really weak-witted? If the latter is true, this explains a lot. If such an ambassador was sent to Russia, then one can imagine who remained in the State Department. It seems that there were full cretins there, and this explains the series of US foreign policy failures in recent times. And I think the list of failures is not yet complete. God save America, ordinary people in the USA can only rely on it.
            1. Alexander Romanov
              Alexander Romanov 6 February 2014 09: 28
              +7
              Quote: Canep
              , or is this ambassador really moronic?

              Well, not only the ambassador, there the entire Capitol is limping.
              Quote: Canep
              . God bless America,

              Sure?
              Hello, Sergey!
              1. Canep
                Canep 6 February 2014 09: 37
                +4
                Quote: Alexander Romanov
                Sure?

                I’m sure there are mostly ordinary people who have brains formatted. Although I am not a pacifist, I am an opponent of genocide, and this crowd is confidently moving towards self-destruction. And such a scenario will not touch us weakly either.
                1. Alexander Romanov
                  Alexander Romanov 6 February 2014 09: 44
                  +8
                  Quote: Canep
                  I’m sure there are mostly ordinary people who have brains formatted.

                  Every American, every day, is convinced that the government, the State Department and everyone else are lying to them, but in spite of this they are running and voting for them. Well, aren't they morons ???
                  Quote: Canep
                  and this crowd is confidently moving towards self-destruction. And such a scenario will not touch us weakly either.

                  Sooner or later, this will happen. Madness must be stopped, nowhere else to go hi
                  1. Canep
                    Canep 6 February 2014 10: 05
                    +5
                    Quote: Alexander Romanov
                    Well not morons ???

                    Alexander Do you believe in democracy in the USA? Whatever the Americans vote for, they will choose whoever is needed anyway. They have 2 parties that pretend to fight among themselves in the elections. In fact, the Rothschild clan steers everything. A good example of missile defense. The Republicans muddied this topic, if the Democrats were opponents of the Republicans, they would have curtailed it, because it impedes relations with Russia. But in reality, the democrats are developing missile defense with the same zeal as the Republicans, and are not going to curtail it, despite the fact that the missile defense was created against Iran, and agreements were reached on nuclear weapons and missiles.
                    1. Alexander Romanov
                      Alexander Romanov 6 February 2014 11: 07
                      +3
                      Quote: Canep
                      Alexander Do you believe in democracy in the USA?

                      Of course laughing
                      Quote: Canep
                      In fact, the Rothschild clan steers everything.

                      Well isn't that democratic wink
                      1. Canep
                        Canep 6 February 2014 11: 36
                        +1
                        Quote: Alexander Romanov
                        Well isn't that democratic

                        Not much more democratic. laughing drinks The only disappointing thing is that we are confidently moving towards such a "democracy." Only the Rothschilds still have our own, but this is still.
                  2. AnaBat
                    AnaBat 6 February 2014 13: 56
                    +6
                    This is AMERICAN democracy, isn't it understandable!
                    "Democracy is when every person, absolutely everyone, can have at least three slaves. ..." (Aristotle)
                    1. ale-x
                      ale-x 7 February 2014 12: 17
                      0
                      The brain almost got stuck. This friend of yours, Aristotle, is a big joker ......
                2. ale-x
                  ale-x 7 February 2014 12: 15
                  +1
                  I object to the "formatted brains", they were not formed at all.
                  I cannot respect them, because I had, maybe modest, but nevertheless, experience of dealing with these "idiots". They are really stupid, even by the standards of Russian schoolchildren. Groups of Americans led by their teachers came to school (a legend, probably), and so this Mr. Ken of theirs is a stupid person (maybe I don’t let the Americans leave others) I spent my whole week visiting in a gift to him !!! Budenovka !!!, for which he was "christened" by the comrade Ken. And the guys Yusovskaya in all seriousness asked us - where are the bears and why no one plays the accordion and does not wear a hat with earflaps.
                  I do not exaggerate at all, everything was so, "these are the red stars" (c)
            2. Vasyan1971
              Vasyan1971 7 February 2014 22: 50
              +1
              God is busy. He keeps Russia!
          2. Natalia
            Natalia 6 February 2014 09: 11
            +10
            McFaul believes his second “failure” is that “they failed to destroy the myth that the United States only wants to organize a revolution in Russia and destabilize it.” “This is absolute bullshit! But despite the fact that I spoke about this for two years in all interviews and at all meetings, these prejudices were not completely eradicated. ”

            lol ... just look, innocence itself =)))
            By the way, our "bogies" are not at all against America, they even love it (though only when they are paid, well, at least 800 rubles per hour winked ) and sooooo much love. So maybe Mr. McFaul will take the "bogies" with him)))
            1. Alexander Romanov
              Alexander Romanov 6 February 2014 09: 29
              +6
              Quote: Natalia
              So maybe Mr. McFaul will take the "bogies" with him)))

              And why did he need traitors in the USA?
              Hello beautiful wink
              1. Natalia
                Natalia 6 February 2014 10: 05
                +5
                Quote: Alexander Romanov
                And why did he need traitors in the USA?
                Hello beautiful

                Ahah))) Hi Sasha.
                Well, they are his pupils, so let him clean up after himself, otherwise he brought a mess and washed off, no, really not .... let it be kind). Otherwise, let’s leave it here, send it to Anadyr, will work as a loader in the port.
                1. Alexander Romanov
                  Alexander Romanov 6 February 2014 11: 08
                  +2
                  Quote: Natalia
                  . Otherwise, let’s leave it here, send it to Anadyr, will work as a loader in the port.

                  And you are a cruel woman, even according to our eastern concepts laughing
                  1. Natalia
                    Natalia 6 February 2014 11: 17
                    +5
                    Quote: Alexander Romanov
                    And you are a cruel woman, even on our eastern concepts

                    lol .... Come on) My dad was on a business trip in Anadyr for a month and a half, said a nice nice town of two to two kilometers. A quiet place, McFaul and his family would probably like it there, a nice place to stay away from politics, geopolitical affair .... here winked )))
                    1. Alexander Romanov
                      Alexander Romanov 6 February 2014 11: 36
                      +2
                      Quote: Natalia
                      I have a dad in

                      And again, dad wink
                      Quote: Natalia
                      two by two kilometers

                      Well, I say, the zone is so peculiar laughing
                      Quote: Natalia
                      ..here

                      They gave him a year, he served 12 months and was released on parole wink
                      1. Natalia
                        Natalia 6 February 2014 11: 52
                        +2
                        Quote: Alexander Romanov
                        They gave him a year, he served 12 months and was released on parole

                        Ahaha lol )))) .... yes I know such an anecdote smile )))
                      2. Alexander Romanov
                        Alexander Romanov 6 February 2014 12: 29
                        +2
                        Quote: Natalia
                        ... yes, I know such a joke

                        And I had no doubt love
            2. vorobey
              vorobey 6 February 2014 16: 32
              +10
              Are you flirting again? Old stump. Acquaintance

              Hi Sanya.

              On this topic. old joke how they sent a spy to a military school to find out all the secrets.
              They sent the first one six months later, returned, and combed out.
              they ask how you were counted, and he answered, and so the lecture goes, everyone is sleeping, and I write and calculated.
              they send the second one back in half a year - they calculated it out asking how?
              He answers - a lecture is going on, everyone is sleeping and I'm sleeping, self-training is going on, everyone is sleeping or sitting on a chip, but I’m getting ready and calculated.
              They send a third one, who also returns in six months. they ask how you were prepared from the experience of the first two.
              And so, the lecture is responding, everyone is sleeping and I am sleeping, there is sampo everyone is sleeping and I am with them. the session came all passed and I did not pass - expelled for poor performance.

              So this puffed puffed and eventually blown away. Hi to the states.
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          3. OTTO
            OTTO 6 February 2014 11: 41
            +3
            Quote: Natalia
            So maybe Mr. McFaul will take the "bogies" with him)))

            This product is exclusively for domestic use. Yes, and why the United States a bunch of noisy individuals suffering from a complex of its significance?
  2. mirag2
    mirag2 6 February 2014 07: 13
    +12
    Well, yes.
    The old model of dissident doesn’t work anymore - that the USSR + Stalin were animals and only did that infringed on the creative natures and the intelligentsia, who were sensitive to the world — forbidding them to write children's fairy tales, make films, did not give them money for this ... Why, you bitch!
    This topic does not work anymore!
    And the new one about the infringement of anti-corruption (Navalny), non-systemic opposition (Nemtsov, Kasparov), rottenness of "self-expressing" "artists" (art group "war", "Pussy Wright"), infringement of human rights (gays) - hit the wall rejection by our people.
    Soon, by the way, the theme of "rain" will come out ...
    They think that we cretins (since the collapse of the USSR and Yeltsin) made, but forgot that people learn from mistakes.
    By the way about Ukraine, SMART people learn from ANOTHER mistakes.
    1. Sid.74
      Sid.74 6 February 2014 08: 22
      +11
      Recall the outraged statements of McFaul that Putin does not want to assist the United States in their struggle against Russia. At the time he uttered these words, the whole of Russia was lying on the floor laughing. Of course, McFaul looked like an idiot, but what did the one who sent him look like? laughing
      Russia, what are you doing with representatives of the American establishment? laughing
      1. OTTO
        OTTO 6 February 2014 11: 30
        +3
        Quote: Sid.74
        Remember McFaul's indignant statements that Putin does not want to assist the United States in their fight against Russia.

        Still, you understand, they can’t forget the game of Yeltsin giveaway ...
  3. Fin
    Fin 6 February 2014 09: 36
    +7
    Quote: vladsolo56
    American politicians, like everyone else, are illiterate snobs.

    That's for sure. He could not understand that Russia does not look into the mouth of the United States, and why he will not be allowed to open the door to the president with his foot and give advice. Why is it impossible to invite the "opposition" to the embassy, ​​they did it everywhere, but here I don't like it. Than he was upset. For 2 years, no + has been seen in the relationship. Michael! You are a loser!
    He was not lucky with the extremely stupid Carrie and Obama. Don't be upset, Michael! Now you know that in Russia they play chess much better.
  4. AnaBat
    AnaBat 6 February 2014 12: 22
    +4
    we are RUSSIAN and let the enemy remember forever, 4 only then we kneel when we kiss the RUSSIAN flag!
  5. alone
    alone 6 February 2014 21: 09
    0
    Quote: vladsolo56
    American politicians, like everyone else, are illiterate snobs. They simply don’t know that in Russia citizens are more educated than them, that they are well versed in politics, closely monitor what is happening in the world


    Vladimir hi , I won’t say anything about the stupidity of politicians. but believe me sometimes here Such tricks make some about literacy, which is just amazing how these people got a certificate))
  • Name
    Name 6 February 2014 06: 34
    +5
    Well, what can you do if Russia is not ready to accept American "democratic values", we are such wild and uncivilized ones ... laughing Just do not say: I will come back,do not... repeat
  • awg75
    awg75 6 February 2014 06: 55
    +5
    the filthy broom of this democratizer from Russia!
  • General Frost
    General Frost 6 February 2014 06: 59
    +7
    Here is the sadness that the mahfol left, and I want to say - In passing .uya in a hunchbacked back. Sorry for the harshness in advance hi
  • Nitarius
    Nitarius 6 February 2014 07: 19
    +10
    the fact that I sent MAKFOLA from RUSSIA back in October ... FOR ITS FAILURE and a bad ORGANIZATION of the swamp business!
    I pissed off the FLASH ... the 90s are gone! now RUSSIA MOTHER-gets up with KNEE! Russia Accelerates for a Long Time .. BUT THEN STOP WILL BE LATE!
  • GorynychZmey78
    GorynychZmey78 6 February 2014 07: 28
    +14
    ANNOUNCEMENT!
    Attention by the US State Department in Ukraine is governed by the action-provocation!
    Maidan SHOW!
    Entrance room and board at the expense of the usa!
    you personally on the main stage will be entertained by the entire top management of America in Europe!
    and it’s also allowed to swear mascally with impunity! beat the cops! capture buildings!
    AND DO NOT BELIEVE FOR THIS YOU WILL EVEN PAY FOR YOU! (Prikrant attached)
    come come get 200 bucks! and bring friends for every other half-hour!
    everyone can take part!
    The main requirement is the lack of brains!

    postgraduate
    banging bucks all day 10 bucks
    yelling who does not jump that mosk.b! Jews goats! yanukovych urka! 5 hours in a row 100 bucks and a liver
    throw stones at the Golden Eagle! beat with cudgels and chains 200 bucks! a good liver prize and two candies hit (and then try to entice the golden mountains to its side)
    throw a Molotov cocktail of 500 bucks! well hit the prize! kilogram of cookies and a jar of jam
    capture of buildings! City Hall and other state institutions $ 1000 top parliament and government house prize of 1000000 million dollars and LIVER! as well as the railway stations and other key points (an amendment for the gifted media and the TELEVISION CENTER - they have been captured before you a long time ago)
    it is also allowed to burn cars and buses (for example, a jeep at a warot with diplomatic numbers should not be touched by its own)
    the demolition of memorials to Lenin is also being transformed! and certainly paid
    and there is a set of volunteers for the construction of barricades!
    address of the action Kiev central square action limited time request not to be late
    for clarifications and salaries will be addressed to the American embassylaughing
    1. Name
      Name 6 February 2014 08: 24
      +9
      London, February 3. Scientists from the University of Oxford were engaged in studies of the human brain and found in it a site responsible for the formation of the concept "conscience". In animals, they did not reveal such a site.- it is here that you think about the origin of the Anglo-Saxon nation in the light of their activities over the last 400 years ...
      see http://www.epochtimes.ru/content/view/83689/5/
      1. Alexander Romanov
        Alexander Romanov 6 February 2014 08: 37
        +3
        Quote: name
        . Scientists from the University of Oxford were engaged in studies of the human brain and found a site in it,

        Yes, they themselves did not expect it. laughing
        1. Canep
          Canep 6 February 2014 15: 06
          +4
          Quote: Alexander Romanov
          Yes, they themselves did not expect it.

          Someone among the scientists was Russian, he explained to Amers what conscience is, they don’t have such a concept in their language.
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  • Finoll
    Finoll 6 February 2014 07: 46
    +4
    Sorry dude, young and stupid ....
  • VadimSt
    VadimSt 6 February 2014 07: 56
    +2
    Yes, their mentality does not allow them to rise to the level of self-esteem, self-criticism and perception of realities. What they hammered into them at school or university, that is what they will pray for the rest of their lives. That's why their wishes, to apply self-learning artificial intelligence in everything and everywhere. Zadornov says correctly: - "Americans, they are so stupid ...". All their scientific and technological progress rests on the intellectuals of the whole world - the blessing of dollars can be printed immensely, without looking at its security.
  • morpogr
    morpogr 6 February 2014 07: 59
    +6
    Most of all, the statement is touched by the fact that we don’t want to make revolutions, and the fact that the white-collar workers went to the embassy in a crowd so they brought their salaries so that they could buy cookies for themselves hungry orphans. And still, the ambassador probably feels that America is on the verge of a grand schucher and decided to merge on time. In time to betray, not to betray, but to foresee.
    1. General Frost
      General Frost 6 February 2014 09: 54
      +3
      It is necessary to pity them (belolentochnikov), they were forced to cram the phrase "You are Surkov's propaganda"; smile and they won’t give cookies
  • polly
    polly 6 February 2014 08: 16
    +5
    It is unlikely that the hegemon of democracy will calm down: they will send new, bold, full of ambitions and new instructions on the color of ribbons and places where to cling to them, or, having felt that tactics need to be changed, there will be new vile methods to palm off on our liberal mold.
    1. vorobey
      vorobey 6 February 2014 17: 12
      +4
      Polina. I welcome the sun.

      well smiled
      Quote: polly
      and new instructions on the color of ribbons and places where to cling to them,


      Well then, once again, show where to stick them. repeat
      1. polly
        polly 6 February 2014 17: 46
        +1
        Hi Sparrow, well, very, very glad to see your Feathered Majesty! love
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  • Standard Oil
    Standard Oil 6 February 2014 08: 32
    +8
    It seems that American politicians and diplomats are still cramming the textbook of the USSR and the Eastern Bloc, published in 1970, but no one is diligently noticing that conditions have changed long ago. Here is how it is written in the chapter "Propaganda in the Socialist Countries", i.e. "Promise the Russians democracy and prosperity, mountains of gold, etc., etc.", but the fact that after the 90s the word "democracy" in Russia, especially when the Americans say it, causes exceptionally vomiting impulses no one notices, because in The textbook says so! Here the Americans also act with those so-called "old-fashioned" methods and are very offended when nothing comes out. Sometimes it feels like the American elite is gradually turning into a "dinosaur" called "Politburo of the Central Committee of the CPSU" Gradually falling into insanity and idiotic decisions, while people like McFaul simply either could not look out the window and make sure that the world has changed, or are simply afraid to do it and admit the obvious.
  • ArhipenkoAndrey
    ArhipenkoAndrey 6 February 2014 08: 34
    +2
    Yes, well, another sworn friend of Russia is leaving, will replace another one, and the same thing will be done in the interests of his overseas power, and the same corrupt Jews will go to bow, the other will come and the radish horseradish, as they say, is not sweeter .
  • umah
    umah 6 February 2014 08: 34
    +4
    We are not at all interested in returning to the likeness of the Cold War and stinging rhetoric. We do not believe that this serves American national interests.

    Sure! They are interested in the complete subordination of Russia! So that our politicians jump on their hind legs and look into the eyes and ask "What do you want?"
  • borisjdin1957
    borisjdin1957 6 February 2014 08: 48
    +3
    with Don ..
    The same fate awaits all Amer ambassadors trying to teach RUSSIA!
  • AnaBat
    AnaBat 6 February 2014 08: 57
    +6
    In the USA, words always differ from deeds! No faith in this USA! They always keep a fig in their pocket, and recent events show that they already openly support terror around the world - a fact!
  • Altona
    Altona 6 February 2014 08: 59
    +6
    Quote: General Frost
    Here is the sadness that the mahfol left, and I want to say - In passing .uya in a hunchbacked back. Sorry for the harshness in advance

    --------------------------
    Year of the Horse, sir ... Mr. McFaul should return to the prairie ...)))
    1. General Frost
      General Frost 6 February 2014 09: 57
      +1
      Pordon forgot yes hi
  • vel77
    vel77 6 February 2014 09: 34
    +4
    There is a proposal: to leave McFaul in Russia, to accept in EDRO, we need clowns, at least someone entertains, Zhirinovsky is already old, and this young, stupid and naive, just for the jester with the tsar is just right, especially in Russian a little bit.
    1. vorobey
      vorobey 6 February 2014 18: 09
      +2
      Quote: vel77
      for the jester with the king just right


      no need to offend the jesters. A jester under the tsar could cut the uterus so that everything in the district became bad. (I know from fairy tales)
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  • kapitan281271
    kapitan281271 6 February 2014 09: 37
    +5
    You know, I’m a little frustrated because it’s how we should be disregarded in order to send us such a stupid frankly merciless diplomat or with the State Department it’s really bad that such a frank loser is sent to us. It's a shame honestly yes!
    1. Slavapom
      Slavapom 6 February 2014 15: 05
      +2
      yah! this is the color of the State Department, the best of the best, when they found out that McFaul was appointed ambassador to us, they laid out such a dossier that he, in the sense of McFaul, was in the creation of color revolutions, and in Russia, bang, too.
  • Cormorants
    Cormorants 6 February 2014 09: 43
    +5
    Yes, everyone knows what he did in Moscow. He didn’t succeed at Bolotnaya, and so they fired him quietly.
  • lukke
    lukke 6 February 2014 09: 57
    +8
    Oh, such an article, but in the Washington Post from the morning! brain paralysis of some Americans is guaranteed
  • Vitaly Anisimov
    Vitaly Anisimov 6 February 2014 10: 04
    +4
    Quote: Cormorants
    Yes, everyone knows what he did in Moscow. He didn’t succeed at Bolotnaya, and so they fired him quietly.

    I also think so .. Here is the ambassador to Ukraine, smart small (I distributed cookies and not only ..)))
  • Altona
    Altona 6 February 2014 10: 20
    +6
    Quote: Standard Oil
    It seems that American politicians and diplomats are still cramming the textbook of the USSR and the Eastern Bloc, published in 1970, but no one is diligently noticing that conditions have changed long ago. Here is how it is written in the chapter "Propaganda in the Socialist Countries", i.e. "Promise the Russians democracy and prosperity, mountains of gold, etc., etc.", but the fact that after the 90s the word "democracy" in Russia, especially when the Americans say it, causes exceptionally vomiting impulses no one notices, because in The textbook says so! Here the Americans also act with those so-called "old-fashioned" methods and are very offended when nothing comes out. Sometimes it feels like the American elite is gradually turning into a "dinosaur" called "Politburo of the Central Committee of the CPSU" Gradually falling into insanity and idiotic decisions, while people like McFaul simply either could not look out the window and make sure that the world has changed, or are simply afraid to do it and admit the obvious.

    -----------------------------
    A very healthy thought ... Their imagination lost its flexibility, old tricks worked for a relatively modest in consumption and inexperienced society ... In addition, all the same stupid CIA antics with putting on stupid wigs and walking in the Moscow metro with a pointer compass; an attempt to recruit "oppositionists" from the characters of a silly gossip, and even give them a set of no less idiotic slogans like "Down with Putin!" (and what after "down with"? the same "happiness" as after "down with the Communist Party!"?) or "I'm a man too!" (man, who can argue? as long as there is at least some state around you, even if at least in something flawed). In general, we tried jeans, gum and a hamburger. Nothing special. Hollywood has also ceased to amaze ... And America has nothing more to surprise us with ...
  • sinukvl
    sinukvl 6 February 2014 10: 39
    +7
    Screwed up, in general, as they say, the ball was blown away, the rats pouted!
  • Mviktor
    Mviktor 6 February 2014 10: 47
    +4
    - On the 12th year, the American ambassador went to a lecture at the HSE -

    HSE leaders are conducting some sort of anti-Russian policy. Obviously, they received a "package of financial assistance" from America, oh, sorry, grants for the development of a democratic society in Russia.

    - "The State Department and America do not finance and do not give money to the opposition."

    Recently, America published data on how many billions of grandmas it spent on the development of democracy in Ukraine, the result in the face of the economy in the collapse of Ukraine on the brink of civil war. But in Russia
    with the help of swamp evil spirits it was not possible to achieve the same. Here the ambassador and in frustration did not justify the trust placed in him

    “In fact, the United States is nothing more than a portrait of world horror.”

    It’s necessary to try so hard
    1. Slavapom
      Slavapom 6 February 2014 15: 08
      0
      it’s like the USSR was an empire of evil, so now the USA is an empire of world horror, as they say, what you sow, you will reap.
  • ded
    ded 6 February 2014 10: 49
    +5
    It’s a pity that this fool called back to America. I propose in Russia in honor of this event to declare mourning. In his place they can send someone smart and insidious!
    1. AnaBat
      AnaBat 6 February 2014 12: 03
      +1
      Let them send it. We will re-educate him in our own way! We are patient people (for the time being, for the time being!)
    2. ale-x
      ale-x 7 February 2014 12: 30
      +1
      They talk about this here that there is no one to send it to, and perhaps such more are not born ...
  • kapitan281271
    kapitan281271 6 February 2014 11: 05
    +1
    The guy was not up to him. In any case, he wasn’t anything of the kind of links. I even managed to ask a question to him on one live radio station, I couldn’t intelligently answer but at least I was not afraid. And this, I imagine, would have laughed on the air if it had been a laugh, it was stupid. And the insidious let him send it will be more interesting to him to insert this insidiousness and twist there where it is usually this insidiousness in Russia is inserted and twisted.
  • tasey
    tasey 6 February 2014 11: 10
    +1
    Good article, good comments. I haven't laughed like that for a long time. It is a pity that our ignoramuses liquidated the Scalpel SS-24, there was a supercomplex, I know not by hearsay. We saw some more "opuses" from this porcupine ...
  • kapitan281271
    kapitan281271 6 February 2014 11: 34
    +2
    These pindos became so scary that they are afraid of conferences with our participation like fire is a mess on the summit in St. Petersburg, our journalists were afraid to invite this unfinished sheep from the baraness, too. to trick these idiots
  • Bruevich
    Bruevich 6 February 2014 12: 06
    +5
    Students of financial specialties learned that a diplomatic synonym for a bad noun “bribe” is a long phrase “financial aid package”. wassat
    Finally, against the backdrop of all the tense news, he laughed heartily. Thanks McFaul. It is a pity that now you will please others with your pearls.
    1. Chukcha
      Chukcha 6 February 2014 22: 53
      +1
      But we in Russia will pick up this meme! All of us will not give bribes now, but we will give everyone a "financial package of mutual assistance." So romantic!
      wassat
  • yury-xnumx
    yury-xnumx 6 February 2014 12: 16
    0
    Obama sent McFaul precisely to imitate opposition support, doing nothing in reality. In doing so, he gave Putin an occasion to deploy a patriotic agitprop, portraying himself as the defender of Russia from American imperialism.
    1. vorobey
      vorobey 6 February 2014 17: 28
      +2
      Quote: yury-1972
      Obama sent McFaul precisely to imitate opposition support, doing nothing in reality. In doing so, he gave Putin an occasion to deploy a patriotic agitprop, portraying himself as the defender of Russia from American imperialism.


      Fate will now go to Libya to atone, so to speak.

      Counter question and the loot that poured into the "op position" was also fake or natural, and at what exchange rate for rubles changed.

      And agitprop does not need to be deployed as it yourself learned to think. not all of course but there are shifts in contrast to the 90s.
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    3. ale-x
      ale-x 7 February 2014 12: 32
      0
      Interesting version. Can I start to believe?
  • Magyar
    Magyar 6 February 2014 13: 43
    +1
    Let's goodbye !!!! good
  • Stasi
    Stasi 6 February 2014 13: 48
    +4
    No matter how hard McFaul tried, he could not acquire the status of a gray cardinal that his counterpart in Ukraine has. There, in Ukraine, it is the American ambassador who is the true master and not the president and other authorities. This is evidenced by the fact that the American Ambassador presents diplomas to graduates of the SBU Academy along with shoulder straps. Fortunately, McFaul was never able to attend the graduation of the FSB academy, this was not even during the dashing 90s, Yeltsin's mess. It looks funny how Americans are trying to portray themselves as white and fluffy, we have learned to understand what they really are. As for McFaul, the situation with his departure reminds one of a Georgian anecdote: "There is a merry wedding, the toastmaster congratulates the young people, says a long toast. Suddenly stops, pulls his nose." So, who oversaw? " ! "The next day two Georgians are walking down the street, one says to the other:" Oh, what a wedding there was yesterday! I just don’t understand why Nabzdel was kicked out of the wedding? "
  • Galinanp
    Galinanp 6 February 2014 13: 50
    +2
    Dumb stereotypes both in thinking and in planning and decision making are a feature of the so-called political elite of America. McFaul is the mediocre performer of this system. What kind of amazing results in terms of destabilizing the domestic political situation in Russia did Washington count on sending him to Moscow? The instructions probably indicated to him how the most dangerous moment in his mission is the bears walking freely around Moscow.
  • wax
    wax 6 February 2014 13: 54
    +3
    Goodbye, Mr. Ambassador. Separation will be without sorrow. We hope that the lessons learned in Russia will help you appreciate the baseness of the American establishment.
  • klavyr
    klavyr 6 February 2014 14: 26
    +1
    ... The ambassador hinted that the Republicans are bad and the Democrats are good. Not all Russians can understand this ... Russian people are used to judging not by words, but by deeds. And American affairs are very different from American words ...
    - When will the Americans themselves understand this?
  • melman
    melman 6 February 2014 15: 04
    +1
    Once we have already believed in their "white spirit" and still cannot return everything!
  • Kyrgyz
    Kyrgyz 6 February 2014 15: 26
    0
    Maybe he fell before a cardinal deterioration, so as not to answer completely awkward questions
  • Stinger
    Stinger 6 February 2014 16: 08
    +3
    Quote: vladsolo56
    American politicians, like everyone else, are illiterate snobs.

    It is right. But no wonder. The system is like that. There are the same career elevators. Upstairs are the same as our impudent ignoramuses.
  • vorobey
    vorobey 6 February 2014 16: 47
    +2
    March buddy hello.

    Usually in your articles a light banter or irony, and then frankly mock at the loser repeat

    Although I agree that he nabedokuril boy in an adult. It seems to me that this is the real present face of American politics. You listen to these guys and want to cry from tenderness, but when you start analyzing words and deeds, you would decrease.
  • deman73
    deman73 6 February 2014 17: 06
    +3
    goodbye ambassador all Russia with a laugh will remember you and only your fans liberals will be sad
    1. vorobey
      vorobey 6 February 2014 17: 08
      +5
      Quote: deman73
      liberals will be sad


      in general, they don’t care about waiting for a new one to surrender with love and tenderness, the main thing is to pay later.
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  • Colonel
    Colonel 6 February 2014 18: 53
    +1
    I read all the comments and realized that McFaul left the post because he could not cope with the Military Review. With which I congratulate him!
  • andrei332809
    andrei332809 6 February 2014 19: 01
    0
    It will be boring without him. True, for a long time he did not please us with his pearls. well, maybe someone frightened will be sent. that would be a mackayushka
  • Altona
    Altona 6 February 2014 19: 20
    +5
    Here the American shits again ... CNN called the Brest Fortress memorial one of the ugliest in the world! Have you not looked at your prostitute with a torch for a long time? Or become familiar already? Or is it nice to look at the ugly portraits of 4 presidents in Mount Rushmore? am am am
    Kozlodeev ungrateful!
    1. Colonel
      Colonel 6 February 2014 19: 29
      +5
      Quote: Altona
      CNN calls Brest Fortress memorial one of the ugliest in the world

      Moreover
      The commentary said that "it takes courage to look at this puffy concrete Belarusian who is either angry or suffering from constipation."

      All their fucking America is not worth one cubic millimeter of this "concrete Belarus".
  • Altona
    Altona 6 February 2014 19: 52
    +5
    Quote: colonel
    All their fucking America is not worth one cubic millimeter of this "concrete Belarus".

    -------------------------
    My grandfather is lying there near Mogilev! He died in July 1944, the medal "For Courage" posthumously ... I served in Minsk ... To bury their entire editorial office near Brest ALIVE for such blasphemy ... am am am
    This is sacrilege beyond good and evil ... Themselves in July 1944 carried out their Overlord! Fucking magazine whores, members of the band ... All their fucking dick is not worth a gram of this holy land !!am am
    1. Colonel
      Colonel 6 February 2014 20: 01
      +2
      Quote: Altona
      bury near Brest

      In no case! Holy land to defile! Only in a dunghill. They apologized, damn it. But the monument was not removed from the list. (on RT note)
    2. surovyi kot
      surovyi kot 7 February 2014 14: 14
      +1
      I agree. I am a geek spitting on the graves of our grandfathers very furious !!!! am
  • Altona
    Altona 6 February 2014 20: 04
    0
    Quote: colonel
    They apologized, damn it.

    ------------------------------------
    They apologized ... To admit that they sucked does not mean apologizing! am
  • Altona
    Altona 6 February 2014 20: 15
    +4
    In general, CNN, FoxNews, Rain TV channels top the list of the ugliest TV channels! American democracy is the ugliest in the world, because in the New York harbor, steamers are met by an uncouth American woman in a studded kokoshnik and with an artificial phallus in her hands! And she’s not fucked, because this is a country of gays and there’s nobody to fuck her sick! am am
    1. AnaBat
      AnaBat 6 February 2014 20: 57
      0
      They went on ... with their statue ...
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  • Puffed up
    Puffed up 6 February 2014 21: 18
    -1
    The Americans do not want to take our lands now. But the Chinese now want to capture this and populate the land with the Chinese now. In the open they already say that. The war will be with China, and America will help us.
  • Chukcha
    Chukcha 6 February 2014 22: 56
    0
    In general, simply speaking - comrade was crap. McFaul on the Eastern Front.
    Resignation awaits him.
  • EdwardTich68
    EdwardTich68 6 February 2014 22: 57
    +1
    The fact that McFaul resigned only means that they will send a real snake instead.
  • Sergey XXX
    Sergey XXX 7 February 2014 00: 35
    +1
    Cool article, in such a language, direct and reasoned with them, and you need to communicate, so much so that the whole world hears.