Just when you think you have the Russians figured out, they go and do something…devious.
But that’s what Russians do, isn’t it? Be devious, I mean. (See also: Need (another) war? No sweat! Just play The Hitler Card.)
In this case, they’ve taken their native deviousness to daring extremes by launching surprise air strikes on ISIS in Syria (a small, civil war ravaged nation not all that far from the Russian border, for those of you operating from nothing better than a US public school level understanding of geography – which is where I originally started myself, I should note).
Like Ukraine, which actually borders Russia, Russia has some sense of Russian interest in Syria, which, for some reason, strikes most State-“educated” Americans as a bizarre contention even as American political “leaders” from the Pagan Left and (especially the Neo-Con) Pagan Right wings of our ruling Pagan System argue to send more of our money, military, and such to the far flung realms of Syria and Ukraine. (See also: Oops! Ukraine’s gold just “disappeared”.)
[insert “U! S! A!” chant here]
The fact that, so far at least, these Pagan Right/Left lunges toward Orwellian perpetual war in support of endless expansion of the American State’s power and influence have been successfully resisted by the American population at large is something that drives Neo-Con Pagan Right Wing “leaders” like Senators Lindsey Graham and John McCain nuts.
The abrupt initiation of Russian air strikes along with the likelihood of even more active involvement by those “evil, devious” Russians acting in opposition to ISIS fairly close to Russian borders has the likes of Graham and McCain on the verge of a stroke, heart attack, or possibly even spontaneous combustion.
How dare those evil (evil I tell you!) Russians do this!
How dare they attack ISIS this way!
Especially after we’ve done sooooo much to arm and support them up to this point! Especially after we’ve invested soooo much in these “Islamic extremists”! (See: Oops! We “accidentally armed ISIS”…again…)
Oops…was that out loud?
Well, at any rate, here we are: The Russians are coming, the Russians are bombing, the American Neo-Cons are howling, and the American System’s media tools and mouthpieces are trying – again – to whip us into some sort of anti-Russian bloodlust that might be used to propel us into a war that might just manage to distract us from the crumbling socio-economic construct that is our Brave New America. (See: Problem>Reaction>Solution – Why we will beg to have our freedoms taken away and go to war forever.)
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Let me be clear: Russia as it is currently constructed is indeed mostly, if not entirely, a force for evil. It’s an evil government. Vladimir Putin does indeed appear to be a devious, wicked sort of leader.
That said, our modern American construct is a fairly flagrant force for evil these days itself, and on a scale that puts the likes of Nazi Germany to shame. (See: 51,000,003 reasons why America owes Nazi Germany an apology.)
Does Russia openly, systematically murder millions of its own babies year after year after decade after decade for convenience in the name of “liberty” and “freedom” while claiming to be a nation somehow steeped in “Christian values” to the point that it is a “shining city on a hill” for all the world to adore and emulate? (See: Selling murdered baby parts in America? Sure. Why not?)
Does Russia openly advocate the “God-given ‘right'” to openly worship false gods in the land? (See: Note to ‘Merica: There is no “God-given right” to worship false gods. Repent accordingly.)
Does Russia proclaim and parade about the awesomeness and “legality” of “gay marriage”? (See: “Supreme Court” Votes for Wrath of God Upon America.)
We do these things.
All of ’em.
So as we are again encouraged by howling Neo-Cons and media “experts” to dive into yet another far-flung war that we are supposed to be too broke to even think about, keep a little perspective. Remember history. Most importantly, know the Word of God and be able to calmly, coherently reject and oppose every emotion-laden move deployed again and again and again by those who would have us continue to conduct war, economics, education and
pretty much every other area of our lives in direct opposition to the Word of God. (See: What would happen if Christians just said no to American Statism?)
That, my friends, is the religion of Statism. And we should have none of it.
(You can listen to one of our examinations of American Statism at The Fire Breathing Christian Podcast by checking out: Beyond Debate: The never-ending “conservative” pitch for Statism – A biblical review of Round 1 of the GOP “debate”.)
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About false gods, Russia have muslims since the day of the Tsars. And unless they wish for trouble the govt left them alone. Even I read somewhere honor killing are the norm in Muslim Chechnya.