Russian President Vladimir Putin looked set to be the first to cross the controversial multibillion bridge linking Russia to Crimea—but a cat seems to have beaten him to it.
Putin drove across the newly built bridge to Crimea—a territory Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014—to officially open its road lanes for car traffic. His truck led about a dozen others from Russia’s Krasnodar region to Crimea, as TV cameras showed Putin to be the first to make the 12-mile trip, as he inspected the construction that will continue until next year.
But a local feline gave his seal of approval a full day before the Russian leader, after apparently making the journey by foot.
No word on whether this cat was liquidated.
(OH! I’m terrible!)
People like ideas best when they come to those ideas themselves, which is why often it makes more sense to state half of the truth and let them connect the dots. It is like when they have purchased a product: having put money or energy into it, they will now defend it, especially and most importantly against their own doubt.
The poster shows a jihadist emerging from an explosion and holding an AK-47 aloft, with a packed football arena in the background, the Daily Mail reports.
President Putin can be seen on the left of the image with a black and orange target aiming straight at him.
Across the poster is written; “Russia 2018. Putin you disbeliever. You will pay the price for killing Muslims.”
Since the British government accused Russia of an “illegal use of force” against the United Kingdom by attempting to poison former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the English city of Salisbury, Twitter has become a battleground.
Trudeau said on Wednesday during a Toronto press conference that Putin needs to start playing a more positive role in the world on a variety of fronts, from Ukraine, to Syria, to the Arctic, as well as answering for Russia’s role in the nerve gas attack in Britain two weeks ago.
Putin said the weapons include a nuclear-powered cruise missile, a nuclear-powered underwater drone and new hypersonic missile that have no equivalent elsewhere in the world. He said the creation of the new weapons has made NATO’s U.S.-led missile defense “useless,” and means an effective end to what he described as Western efforts to stymie Russia’s development.
“We have exclusive new details about the Russian-linked effort to meddle in the 2016 presidential election,” a breathless Brooke Baldwin breathlessly breathed on CNN.
Then she cut to some other amped-up guys who said the Russians used the mobile game app Pokémon Go to — stay with us here — somehow put Donald Trump in the White House.
…The goal of Operation Pokémon GO: heighten racial tensions…
…”According to CNN logic, African Americans shape their public stance playing Pokemons,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wrote on Facebook, according to RT.com.
“That is how feebly the TV channel explains the emergence of racial problems in modern USA. Russians are to blame again … and the Pokemons they control.”
Oops — sorry Dems. You’re going to have to go back to the drawing board and find a new way to impeach or take down President Donald Trump. Apparently, that whole Russians-hacked-the-election thing that’s been fueling the left’s frenzy for months is crumbling.
President Vladimir Putin ordered on Sunday that 755 US diplomats leave Russia, and warned ties with Washington could be gridlocked for a long time following tough new American sanctions.
Several mainstream news media outlets reported Tuesday evening that President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin held a second, undisclosed “meeting” at the G-20 summit earlier this month in Hamburg, Germany, attended only by Putin’s translator.
The “meeting” — occurring during a dinner for heads of states and their spouses, supposedly “raised the eyebrows” of other foreign leaders at the dinner, for breaking national security protocol by not also having a U.S. translator present, according to Eurasia Group President Ian Bremmer, who first reported the meeting in a note sent to clients, according to Reuters.
A number of anchors and pundits on the two media outlets assumed that Trump wouldn’t raise the interference issue due to his somewhat cozy relationship with Putin. Analysts operated under the speculative assumption all day Friday.
A one-on-one meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin could make for some difficult optics for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, given the swirling allegations surrounding Russian meddling in elections in the West.
President Vladimir Putin insisted Thursday that the Russian state has never engaged in hacking and scoffed at allegations that hackers could influence the outcome of elections in the United States or Europe.
It should be noted that the former Soviet Union aided Kim Il-Sung during the Korean War, that the Soviet Army raped Korean women and that Russia has used its permanent seat on the UN Security Council to let North Korea get away with belligerence:
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that elements of a U.S. anti-missile system in Alaska and South Korea were a challenge to Russia and that Moscow had no choice but to build up its own forces in response.
Putin, speaking at an economic forum in St Petersburg, said Russia could not stand idly by and watch while others increased their military capabilities along its borders in the Far East in the same way as he said had been done in Europe.
He said Moscow was particularly alarmed by the deployment of the U.S. THAAD anti-missile system to South Korea to counter a North Korean missile threat and to reported U.S. plans to beef up Fort Greely in Alaska, a launch site for anti-ballistic missiles.
“This destroys the strategic balance in the world,” Putin told a meeting with international media, the start of which was broadcast on state TV.
“What is happening is a very serious and alarming process. In Alaska, and now in South Korea, elements of the anti-missile defence system are emerging. Should we just stand idly by and watch this? Of course not. We are thinking about how to respond to these challenges. This is a challenge for us.”
Washington was using North Korea as a pretext to expand its military infrastructure in Asia in the same way it had used Iran as a pretext to develop a missile shield in Europe, charged Putin.