Some say there are too many German cars in the U.S. Ever notice there are no Russian cars? Hm, and Russia’s the bad guy? Riiiiiiight!
It is worth noting, I think, that Russia’s population is less than half of the population of the U.S. despite being roughly the size of 55 Montanas, the ruble is worth two shiny pennies, and their GDP is behind Canada’s and South Korea’s and just ahead of Australia. If not for those leftover nuclear weapons Putin’s country is not a world power in any way. And whatever wealth they do have in natural resources is being hijacked by the nation’s creepy, hooker-loving, oligarchs like a Central American banana republic, just with the Cyrillic alphabet and blinis. So all of this fol-de-rol in Syria, Crimea and trying to upend NATO and the EU are desperate attempts to look bigger than they are, like some small animal standing on its hind legs to deceive a predator.
Macron makes his case as being Robin to Merkel’s Batman. He’s winning hearts for his willingness to tell inconvenient truths right to Putin’s face, you know, rather than blow the former KGB agent and democratically elected (cough, bullshit, cough) leader of the Russian Federation.
With Mr. Putin standing beside him, he accused two news organizations with ties to Russia of acting as “organs of influence” rather than as true outlets of journalism. And he publicly warned the Russian leader that the use of chemical weapons was a “red line” for France. “The use of chemical weapons by anyone will be the object of reprisals and immediate retaliation on the part of France,” he said.