Putin offers political asylum to Comey

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  1. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/337907-putin-offers-asylum-to-comey
    Go Comey, before it's too late :p
     
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    Putin's trolling skills are unmatched by any other world leader, well done Vlad, well done.
     
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    Ha, OUR troll is better than Putin :p
     
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    Trump has above average Twitter trolling skills, but he's not on Putin's level when it comes to trolling a live audience.
     
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    In Leavenworth.
     
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    I doubt Putin will extradite.
     
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    They are pretty good at it and sometimes very amusing in the process. They have frequently trolled from the Russian embassy's Twitter account in London with amusing graphics.

    But, all that's a mask over a stone killer at the top of their lot, one whom Trump seems reluctant to quit flirting with and is somehow in thrall to, or else was and maybe still is being trawled for. On the other hand Putin doesn't have to reel anyone in; Russia can just stir the pot and still contribute to America's loss of focus. Latching onto Trump would of course make it easier. Bannon and Trump love to stir the pot until no one's sure who's on first. And, we have voters who think this is great. Putin smiles and his embassy trolls our allies...

    Meanwhile the GOP fumes about leaks of intelligence or confidential material, and tries to craft a passable healthcare ripoff behind closed doors so they can get to a juicy tax cut and go party down for the summer.

    Speaking of leaks, I guess Trump is still the biggest leaker: he's who seems to have confirmed that Mueller's investigating him for possible obstruction of justice. His personal and WH counsel must despair of being able to keep this guy from destroying himself.
     
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    NATO's aggressive moves against Russia is the reason why the relations between the two countries have been strained. How would we react if Putin started deploying a missiles in Mexico in order to protect Russia and its allies from Guatemala? How about us financing the Neo Nazis overthrowing Yanukovich (he's a corrupt piece of ****, but that's besides the point)? Not sticking our noses into other countries' business will solve the majority of international problems.
     
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    Russia's track record on respecting the sovereignty of any of its neighbors is anything but reassuring. NATO means to repel any expansionary ideas Russia may entertain. It's not like those little countries can repel attack by themselves.
     
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    So, I take it that you would be on board with Russia instigating and financing the overthrow of Canada's government like we did in Ukraine?
     
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    Your assumption leaped quite a pond there. No, I'd not favor Russia messing with Canada any more than I favor it messing with the USA.
     
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    Why not? You seem to be on board with us overthrowing Ukraine's government, why the double standard?
     
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    Being a lefty i was taken by some of the points Greider made in his piece in The Nation on the Ukraine issue. Particularly the points about how it's our war machine benefits from arming up anyone for any conflict...

    https://www.thenation.com/article/w...orts-of-russian-interference-in-us-elections/

    Nonetheless the Ukraine had demonstrated ambivalence about which way to face. There is no such ambivalence in the little Baltic states, which NATO intends to protect.

    EDIT: Baltic states not Balkan states, duh. thanks @Bug-Creator
     
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    Tempting offer; crappy service?
     
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    Snowden's girlfriend might object :D
     
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    /me assumes you meant Baltic states cos there sure is whole lotta ambivalence in some Balkan states
     
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    Well... Legere may also look in that mirror of self-appraisal and smile at the image he sees.

    Putin may have compiled a track record that could thoroughly intimidate Legere though... whether as head of some behemoth entity or as a person. There are are lot more leaks about how Legere has behaved than we see at least in the West about Putin.

    Also, we got to know at least something about a lot of the intricate financial relationships involved in the Global Crossing transitions during Legere's leadership, because many of the connections were or transited through some publicly traded entities. There is the issue of T-Mobile being at least hypocritical on net neutrality. But the general public knows far, far less about the behavior of Russian banks or other investing entities under Putin.
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    yes of course, Baltic, thanks. mas java por favor..
     
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    Yeah, Putin. rofl rofl but the Senate is not laughing. Why are any in the GOP dismissing Russian meddling? Reflexive defense of the guy in the oval office is not necessarily going to help the House hold red in 2018... The Senate has certainly made its mind up: it passed a measure 97-2 to keep Trump from trying to undo sanctions in case he's so inclined.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/powe...02d73a-5134-11e7-be25-3a519335381c_story.html

    The Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to allow Congress to block any efforts by the president to scale back sanctions against Russia, and to strengthen those sanctions in retaliation for Moscow’s alleged interference in the 2016 election and its actions in Syria.

    The vote of 97 to 2 is a sharp rebuke to President Trump’s posture on Russia and his resistance to the intelligence community’s assessment that the country was behind efforts to influence the election he won.

    The two senators who voted against the measure were Republicans Rand Paul (Ky.) and Mike Lee (Utah).

    Trump has repeatedly and openly doubted the intelligence community’s finding that Russia meddled in the presidential election. While his administration has not ordered a rollback of any existing sanctions, lawmakers have been concerned about his conciliatory, and at times even forgiving, rhetoric about Russia, as well as recent moves to give Moscow back control over two diplomatic compounds that the Obama administration reclaimed in late December.
     
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    Forget Time's "Person of the Year." We need a "Troll of the Year." Or maybe a "Trolling with the Leaders" contest show where each season, broken down into brackets, world leaders compete against each other. The biggest troll wins a yuge prize: The World.*


    * In true Trumpian fashion, "The World" is actually a glowing orb with cutouts of the continents pasted on it.
     

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