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Keeping Up With Medvedev
The Russian PM Dodges a Bullet, Sharpens His Knives
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  • D4x

    Some of us are willing to wait for the operatic version, preferably Rachmaninoff.

    • Kneave Riggall

      No, Prokofiev! This is farce, not romance.

      • D4x

        The Centaur and the Faun.

        • Kneave Riggall

          With Putin as the powerful and belligerent Centaur and Medvedev as the horny Faun?

          • D4x

            You might be confusing Fauns with Satyrs, which did confuse some Greek mythology. Was thinking more the Centaur and Faun from Narnia…with the Centaur a bit Genghis-Mongol, and the Faun a bit foolish, yet scary. The thought of Putin and Medvedev on an Arctic ‘retreat’, led to wondering if the White Queen has a dacha.

            “The White Witch and the Satyr” might be a good companion opera, on the Clintons…with techno-disco from Detroit.

            No disrespect to TAI, still on Russia!, when it looks like China has been hacking to make it look like Russian hacking. Everything is Potemkin now.

          • Kneave Riggall

            Yes, you are correct about fauns and satyrs. I had forgotten that Roman mythology “blended” the followers of Dionysus with the followers of Pan.

            As to who hacked whom, under what cover identity, for what purpose, I say, “Forget it , Jake. It’s matryoshka dolls.”

  • FriendlyGoat

    “I will not comment on the completely false allegations of political troublemakers.” Familiar ring?

    • Angel Martin

      “I want to say one thing to the American people. I want you to listen to me. I’m going to say this again: I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky. I never told anybody to lie, not a single time; never. These allegations are false. And I need to go back to work for the American people. Thank you.”

      • FriendlyGoat

        We are talking about billions of dollars of personal enrichment from being in public office, which few doubt has been achieved by both Medvedev and Putin. Few should be doubting that Trump will be attempting something similar by repealing his own taxes and by using the presidency to build his family brand. This is not about who misbehaved with the most women, Bill or Donald. Heck, if you could bait him on his hot button, Donald would HAVE to insist he outdid Bill on that score anyway, you know?

        • Angel Martin

          “I did not email any classified material to anyone on my email. There is no classified material, so I am certainly well aware of the classification requirements, and did not send classified material.”

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