Thursday, September 12, 2013

What Putin Has to Say to Americans About Syria

Well, Vlad's stirring up a storm with his op-ed at the Old Gray Lady.

See, "A Plea for Caution From Russia." (At Memeorandum.)

Read it at the link, but I'll be honest: It's a loathsome piece of anti-American concern trolling that reveals Russian weakness vis-a-vis American power (yes, American power endures even under President Barack Obumbler.) All that crap about international law is the giveaway. The U.N.'s a neat idea in principle but an extremely flawed institution in practice. The less the U.S. defers to that body (and to ill-informed international legal norms) the better.

In any case, I agree with Jedediah Bila regarding Putin's penultimate dig against America and American exceptionalism:

And at Twitchy, "Checkmate: Garry Kasparov rips apart ‘pathetic’ NYT for providing Putin a platform for ‘condescending propaganda’."