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    Russia Warns U.S.: Don’t ‘Meddle’ In Upcoming Presidential Election

    Russia Warns U.S.: Don’t ‘Meddle’ In Upcoming Presidential Election


    By Dominique Mosbergen
    2/28/2017


    Russian President and former KGB Lt. Colonel Vladimir V. Putin

    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s government has issued a warning to the U.S.: Don’t “meddle” in the country’s upcoming election. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova accused the U.S. this week of “direct interference into the electoral process” after the State Department criticized Russia’s decision to ban opposition leader and anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny from running for president. A State Department rep had decried the Russian government’s “ongoing crackdown against independent voices, from journalists to civil society activists and opposition politicians,” according to a statement obtained by Business Insider. “We urge the government of Russia to hold genuine elections that are transparent, fair, and free and that guarantee the free expression of the will of the people, consistent with its international human rights obligations,” the State Department said. Zakharova suggested the U.S. was “meddling” in the Russian election by issuing such comments.
    The gall of Putin's regime is astounding. Putin is seeking his fourth term as president of Russia and has held the office of president for 14 years since 2000. The Putin regime controls virtually all Russian print, internet, and broadcasting media outlets. Putin's main challenger was the popular opposition activist Alexei Navalny. However Mr. Navalny has been banned form being a presidential candidate due to a trumped up criminal charge and kangaroo court conviction which was Putin's ace in the hole. The only other known candidate is the Russian reality TV star Ksenia Sobchak. After the USSR fell apart, KGB Lt. Col. Putin returned to his hometown of St. Petersburg and joined the staff of St. Petersburg Mayor Anatoly Sobchak (d. 2000) ...Ksenia's father. Mayor Sobchak took Putin under his wing and schooled him on political power and corruption. Vladimir Putin is the Godfather of Ksenia Sobchak.

    Related: NBC News | Ksenia Sobchak — daughter of Putin mentor — runs in Russian elections

    Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny barred from entering presidential race


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    Re: Russia Warns U.S.: Don’t ‘Meddle’ In Upcoming Presidential Election

    **** Russia. I hope the US floods their internet with lies and fake news and it is as successful as the fake news they flooded our internet with.

    Hell. We STILL have some Trumptards believing all that fake news, long after it has been debunked. Such is life in the alt-world with alt-truth and alt-facts.

    Can't fix stupid.

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    Re: Russia Warns U.S.: Don’t ‘Meddle’ In Upcoming Presidential Election

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    **** Russia. I hope the US floods their internet with lies and fake news and it is as successful as the fake news they flooded our internet with.

    Hell. We STILL have some Trumptards believing all that fake news, long after it has been debunked. Such is life in the alt-world with alt-truth and alt-facts.

    Can't fix stupid.
    Isn't it ironic that the yokels who screech about fake news are the #1 consumers of it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mac77 View Post
    It could add fuel to the leftwing attacks on cops that was started by obama when he was president
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    Re: Russia Warns U.S.: Don’t ‘Meddle’ In Upcoming Presidential Election

    It's like watching Trump tell his 30% that he had the biggest inauguration crowd ever.
    “People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices.”
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    Re: Russia Warns U.S.: Don’t ‘Meddle’ In Upcoming Presidential Election

    Quote Originally Posted by Winston View Post
    Isn't it ironic that the yokels who screech about fake news are the #1 consumers of it.
    Indeed.

    And it's hard to get too angry at the Russians when, after all, it was those same yokels who spread it around social media like wildfire. It's bad enough that they have been "dumbed-down," now they want to "dumb-down" the rest of us to their level. If they only knew how stupid they appear to be. They certainly don't get embarrassed very easily. LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Indeed.

    And it's hard to get too angry at the Russians when, after all, it was those same yokels who spread it around social media like wildfire. It's bad enough that they have been "dumbed-down," now they want to "dumb-down" the rest of us to their level. If they only knew how stupid they appear to be. They certainly don't get embarrassed very easily. LOL!
    They think the whole world is a conspiracy. Just look at their representatives. Look at the media they consume. It's all fear based pandering that is unsupported by science and data.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mac77 View Post
    It could add fuel to the leftwing attacks on cops that was started by obama when he was president
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    Re: Russia Warns U.S.: Don’t ‘Meddle’ In Upcoming Presidential Election

    Quote Originally Posted by Winston View Post
    Isn't it ironic that the yokels who screech about fake news are the #1 consumers of it.
    You mean like all the folks who believe the Steele Dossier is factual? You think it's factual; don't you?
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    Re: Russia Warns U.S.: Don’t ‘Meddle’ In Upcoming Presidential Election

    Well, consider what largely free and fair elections have led us to in the U.S.

    Is our system really so much better because we conceal our corruption marginally better than they do?

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    Re: Russia Warns U.S.: Don’t ‘Meddle’ In Upcoming Presidential Election

    Quote Originally Posted by Winston View Post
    They think the whole world is a conspiracy. Just look at their representatives. Look at the media they consume. It's all fear based pandering that is unsupported by science and data.
    Was there a conspiracy between the Russian government and the Trump Campaign to steal the 2016 election?
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Russia Warns U.S.: Don’t ‘Meddle’ In Upcoming Presidential Election

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    You mean like all the folks who believe the Steele Dossier is factual? You think it's factual; don't you?
    with how spooked Trump is of the Russian investigation; it wouldn't surprise me.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mac77 View Post
    It could add fuel to the leftwing attacks on cops that was started by obama when he was president
    ring the bells, that still can ring, forget your perfect offering, there is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in. ~ Leonard Cohen

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