Is Russia Funding Green Opposition to Fracking?
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  • Fat_Man

    So are the Gulf States. Remember how they bought Al Gore’s failed TV network for a bazillion dollars? Well that was a payoff for his work in opposing energy development.

    • Corlyss

      Al Jazeera America is much more interesting and informative than regular broadcast and cable news. I’m wondering how long AJA can keep it up.

  • Andrew Allison

    Why wouldn’t they do something so obviously in their interests?

    • Corlyss

      Frankly I didn’t think they were that smart. But why not? All those years they funded the cretins in the “youth” movements seeking to replace mean ol’ capitalism with warm fuzzy totalitarianism. When the Soviet Union failed, and all those cretins had no political movement to lash themselves to, they moved into the Green movement and turned it from hippies running nekid in the woods to corporate-style shakedown artists like Robert Kennedy Jr.

      If they are funding the opposition, along with Soros and the Big Money from Silly-con Valley, I doff my chapeau to ’em. It would make the Greens’ anti-prosperity agenda much more obvious to those who think AGW is science-based.

  • Gene

    Your final sentence, “More reliant customers are also more pliant neighbors,” can easily be adapted to offer useful lessons of all kinds. One good example: “More reliant citizens are also more pliant voters.”

    • Corlyss

      Dhimmitude by another name.

  • f1b0nacc1

    Yes, next question?

    • Corlyss

      Classic succinctness.

  • Boritz

    During the 60s the far Right conservatives accused the KGB of promoting campus unrest in the US. Ridiculous! said the Left and Nonsense! When Boris Yeltsin opened the files over 20 years later it was found to be true. Assume they are guilty until proven otherwise.

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