Russia, Obama, and America the 'Parasite'

Kim Zigfeld
Two news reports from August 2, 2011, place the true horror of the Obama presidency into stark relief.

First, the world learned that Vladimir Putin had attended the annual convention of his Hitler-Jugend equivalent, Nashi, and boldly declared that the U.S.A. is a nation of "parasites" who are "living beyond their means and shifting a part of the weight of their problems to the world economy."  For an encore, Putin tried to bend a frying pan.

Then, Voice of Russia (the Kremlin's propaganda equivalent of Voice of America) revealed that the Kremlin has issued a series of commemorative postage stamps to celebrate the 50th birthday of Barack Obama.

Juxtaposing these two reports is really mind-boggling. That's right:  The regime that thinks we are parasites loves our president!  What does that tell you about how our president probably feels about us?

Of course, for Putin to call Americans parasites is rather odd.  Russians, after all, have a per capita GDP which is exceeded by the likes of Uruguay and Libya, placing them #56 in the world.  Americans are number nine on that same list, with a per capita figure that reveals them to be four times more productive than Russians.

It is, in other words, actually Russia that is a nation of parasites, living off of oil revenues rather than generating value through their own efforts.  Take away Russia's oil and gas wealth from its GDP calculation and you would be left with a nation on life support, barely breathing.

But all that is beside the point.  Just as Russians ought to have been appalled when mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik expressed his undying admiration for Putin, Americans should be outraged that Russia, a nation which considers them parasites, is honoring their president on a postage stamp.

Even more outrageous was Obama's reaction.  VOR trumpeted the news: "Mr. Obama liked the gift, stamped several envelopes and then signed one of them with dedication to the museum of the Russian Post Office."

What?  Excuse me?  Wouldn't the proper reaction from the leader of the free world to such an incident be outrage and repudiation?   Isn't this the country that murdered Starovoitova, Politkovskaya and Estemirova? That jailed, tortured and killed attorney Sergei Magnitsky, provoking worldwide blacklisting including pending legislation in the U.S. Congress?  That invaded Georgia and annexed Ossetia and Abkhazia? That is ruled by a proud KGB spy?

Isn't it the country, moreover, that was found to have bombed an American embassy, an incident that the Obama regime assiduously sought to hide from public knowledge?  Little wonder, of course, that this committed enemy of the U.S. should adore Obama, but should he really be returning the love in spades?

The fact that Obama is pleased instead of outraged tells you all you need to know about this man who calls himself our president.  He thinks he can score political points in the next election by showing that he has good relations with the Kremlin, so he's willing to sell American values and the people of Russia right down the river.

In fact, maybe Obama even admires Putin.  After all, Putin does what he likes in Russia, imposes policies regardless of the popular will and rigs elections and even the structure of government itself so he can stay in power indefinitely.  Perhaps Obama would love to do the same.

Two news reports from August 2, 2011, place the true horror of the Obama presidency into stark relief.

First, the world learned that Vladimir Putin had attended the annual convention of his Hitler-Jugend equivalent, Nashi, and boldly declared that the U.S.A. is a nation of "parasites" who are "living beyond their means and shifting a part of the weight of their problems to the world economy."  For an encore, Putin tried to bend a frying pan.

Then, Voice of Russia (the Kremlin's propaganda equivalent of Voice of America) revealed that the Kremlin has issued a series of commemorative postage stamps to celebrate the 50th birthday of Barack Obama.

Juxtaposing these two reports is really mind-boggling. That's right:  The regime that thinks we are parasites loves our president!  What does that tell you about how our president probably feels about us?

Of course, for Putin to call Americans parasites is rather odd.  Russians, after all, have a per capita GDP which is exceeded by the likes of Uruguay and Libya, placing them #56 in the world.  Americans are number nine on that same list, with a per capita figure that reveals them to be four times more productive than Russians.

It is, in other words, actually Russia that is a nation of parasites, living off of oil revenues rather than generating value through their own efforts.  Take away Russia's oil and gas wealth from its GDP calculation and you would be left with a nation on life support, barely breathing.

But all that is beside the point.  Just as Russians ought to have been appalled when mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik expressed his undying admiration for Putin, Americans should be outraged that Russia, a nation which considers them parasites, is honoring their president on a postage stamp.

Even more outrageous was Obama's reaction.  VOR trumpeted the news: "Mr. Obama liked the gift, stamped several envelopes and then signed one of them with dedication to the museum of the Russian Post Office."

What?  Excuse me?  Wouldn't the proper reaction from the leader of the free world to such an incident be outrage and repudiation?   Isn't this the country that murdered Starovoitova, Politkovskaya and Estemirova? That jailed, tortured and killed attorney Sergei Magnitsky, provoking worldwide blacklisting including pending legislation in the U.S. Congress?  That invaded Georgia and annexed Ossetia and Abkhazia? That is ruled by a proud KGB spy?

Isn't it the country, moreover, that was found to have bombed an American embassy, an incident that the Obama regime assiduously sought to hide from public knowledge?  Little wonder, of course, that this committed enemy of the U.S. should adore Obama, but should he really be returning the love in spades?

The fact that Obama is pleased instead of outraged tells you all you need to know about this man who calls himself our president.  He thinks he can score political points in the next election by showing that he has good relations with the Kremlin, so he's willing to sell American values and the people of Russia right down the river.

In fact, maybe Obama even admires Putin.  After all, Putin does what he likes in Russia, imposes policies regardless of the popular will and rigs elections and even the structure of government itself so he can stay in power indefinitely.  Perhaps Obama would love to do the same.