“Give it BACK! …GEEVE EET BACK!” shrieked Russian reporter Paulina Leonovich as black thugs ran off with her purse in Baltimore last week. This reporter works for Vladimir Putin’s RT (Russia Today) TV network, which specializes in featuring the “terrible oppression” of “innocent blacks in racist America.”
Am I the only person who laughed at the poor woman’s brief discomfiture? (Turns out she wasn’t hurt and the cops quickly ran down the thugs and retrieved her purse.)
“Just desserts” some might say. “Mugged by reality,” say others. But her desserts are much juster than some think.
It’s not Paulina Leonovich’s fault she was born in Putin’s Russia, the remnants of an empire founded and run for decades by thieves and murderers. And she’s probably lucky she works for that kleptocratic state’s propaganda organ.
But while watching the robbery of this proud spokesperson for the heirs to the Soviet Empire who can blame any Poles, Czechs or Lithuanians for laughing? While watching the attempted “nationalization” of this Russian crypto-communist’s property who can blame any Hungarians, Ukranians or Latvians from snickering? While watching the brief “expropriation” of property from this apparatchik for a KGB Colonel’s propaganda organ who can possibly blame any Bulgarians, Estonians or Cubans from erupting in malicious mirth?
This same RT, after all, makes a habit of belittling and scorning the victims of the Soviet Union’s historic orgy of pillaging and murder. Vladimir Putin rules the remnants of an empire founded on slave labor and stolen goods; from Ukrainian family farms to Czech steel mills to Polish textile plants.
You’d never guess it from the frequent soft-soaping of KGB colonel Putin by such “champions of private property” as Ron Paul (a favorite RT guest) but Putin’s RT media is the propaganda organ for the heirs of modern history’s biggest pack of murderers and thieves. More technically, Putin’s RT media is the proud mouthpiece for that criminal empire’s proud inheritors.
But it’s not just ex-Senator Ron Paul that basks in the good graces of Putin’s RT media. His son Rand Paul seems delighted to have the crypto-communist RT publicize and peddle his campaign trinkets, from koozies to flip-flops.
The Soviet Union got some tummy tucks and facelifts but according to such experts on the matter as ex-Soviet political prisoner Vladimir Bukovsky, the people who last ran the 1990 model still pretty much run the makeover model, mostly from behind the scenes.
In a less swinish and hypocritical world (and as again suggested by Russian dissident Vladimir Bukovsky) in 1991 Putin and some of his KGB colleagues would have been tried and some strung up-- same as were Nazi officials after Nuremberg. Soviet crimes against humanity, after all, far surpassed Nazi crimes, both before and during WWII.
For Putin’s RT, Cuban-Americans who oppose Castroism are mostly “terrorists!”, no better than all those “terrorist” Ukranian and Polish guerrillas who resisted the Soviet theft of their property and murder of their families.
And by the way, that noisy bunch of frijole-eating Cuban-Americans down in Miami aren’t the only Americans robbed blind by Russia TV’s begetters and allies. In fact, thousands upon thousands of U.S.-born, apple-pie-eating Americans also had their life-savings stolen by Castro’s thugs at Soviet gunpoint. Not that anyone would know this from the mainstream media but this mass robbery of U.S. property in Cuba is what prompted the so-called embargo in the first place.
“But we do business with China!” comes the knee-jerk retort from Hillary Clinton, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Chamber of Commerce and Castro agents-of-influence (but I repeat myself.) Indeed we do. And among the many reasons for this (i.e. China—unlike Cuba-- has a genuine private sector, on top of many goods Americans want and even need) –on top of this, in 1979 China settled up with the U.S. government on the property they stole from American citizens in 1949.
Have any of you knee-jerk Castro apologists bothered to research this crucial difference between China-trade and Cuba-trade? Didn’t think so. Here, I’ll make it easy for you.
Unlike the Chinese, the Castro brothers laugh in our face every time that settlement issue for the almost $7 billion stolen from Americans at Soviet gunpoint comes up. This cackling by Castroites was especially loud recently during the Obama team’s negotiations for the “opening” with the Castro brothers’ Stalinist/kleptocratic regime.
As usual, Castro’s KGB-trained apparatchiks basically laughed in the Obama negotiator’s face the instant the issue came up. You’ll notice the difference this crass insult to Americans made-- how Obama’s plucky team of negotiators proudly stood up for the property rights of hard-working American citizens against Stalinist thieves and assassins.
On top of the mass burglary, a few American citizens who resisted Castro’s robbery were murdered by Castro’s Soviet- armed firing squads,
Like a good little Communist robot, a day after being assaulted Leonovich went on RT video again. This time to excuse the attempted robbery. Her assaulters, you see, simply got a tad overzealous while demonstrating for a very worthy cause.It’s a terrible thing to imagine for the hapless Paulina Leonovich but only if those black thugs had also gang-raped then murdered the poor woman would Putin’s media empire get a small dose of the medicine Putin and his predecessors and allies dealt out to millions upon millions of their victims.