TV anchor: Russia could turn U.S. into ‘radioactive ash’

Jingoism, patriotism’s ugly cousin, usually ramps up right before a powerful country invades a weaker one.

In Russia, a news anchor on state-run TV described Russia as the only country capable of turning the United States into “radioactive ash” while standing near a graphic of a mushroom cloud, reports the oldest news agency in the world.

The announcement by popular newsman Dmitry Kiselyov came as early results of the Crimea referendum were announced.

Kiselyov is probably right. Russia has almost as many active nuclear warheads as the U.S.

Because nuclear weapons are so powerful, thousands are not needed. The U.K., France and several NATO partners have enough nukes to deter Moscow from nuking anyone, according to deterrence theory, but that theory assumes all world leaders with nuclear arsenals at their disposal are both sane and in control of their military.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has found a way to get re-elected since taking office in 1999, is a real sanity wildcard.

A former KGB agent who was not very good at finding spies to infiltrate the U.S., Putin is likely emboldened by the Americans that praise him for “being tough” and for his anti-homosexuality stance.

George Orwell, after World War II, said some politicians seemed “envious” of authoritarian leaders like Stalin who showed “strength” despite disastrous politics.

You can hear echoes of that in statements by today’s politicians and media figures.

“[Putin] makes a decision and he executes it, quickly. And then everybody reacts. That’s what you call a leader,” said former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

Maybe Obama needs more shirtless photo ops?

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On My Way

March 17th, 2014
12:14 pm

A perfect example of continued media bias toward Russia.

Bernie31

March 17th, 2014
12:21 pm

Ole Cross Dressing, Wife Cheating, 911, Rudy needs to MOVE to Russia being that he admires Putin’s Leadership style so much. These Freakin Republicans sometimes are just TOO MUCH with their INSANE Comments. Why Fear The Terrorist when many are here with The Letter (R) behind their Names.
uh..huh.

bwoo

March 17th, 2014
12:24 pm

More worrisome is Frankie Graham and his government sanctioned purse.

Logical Dude

March 17th, 2014
12:57 pm

“Russia as the only country capable of turning the United States into “radioactive ash” ”

I wonder if this is a “regular” anchor on a show like the evening news, or if it’s a “political” anchor on a Fox News type broadcast.

You know, an anchor who used to be a politician, but after getting booted from politics, they go into “news.”

Just makes me wonder.

LadyGAGADawg

March 17th, 2014
1:16 pm

Obama? “Shirtless photo ops”? PLEASE, I’m eating !

LadyGAGADawg

March 17th, 2014
1:19 pm

The ONLY thing Putin has going for him right now is his “dead-on” stance against gays. Have to give him credit for getting that right. Besides, he knows O’bummer is a “wimp”, so just swats him away like a gnat. When those two get together to talk you have “Mr. Pootin” going against “Mr. Fartin”. Both mostly hot air.

Jack ®

March 17th, 2014
1:28 pm

Putin executes decisions quickly because he knows no one is going to stop him. The last thing he’s worried about is Obama. Rudy for president.

On My Way

March 17th, 2014
1:33 pm

The U.S. and the West hates democracy when it goes against their own interests. It’s always a sham election. Like when Bush was elected in 2000.

Nivek

March 17th, 2014
1:37 pm

Thank Ja, the Ganja god that we have stalwart intellectuals that have a “D” after their names like Al “if I only had a brain” Frankin and that blinding intellectual lamp, Vice President Joe Biden to set a man like Putin straight… With men like that and the wanna-be Kennedy, John Kerry on the front lines, Americas enemies must have a difficult time containing their laughter. No wonder they openly bluster about destroying us.

Bumper

March 17th, 2014
1:40 pm

97% of the Crimean voters said they wanted to be part of Russia, not all that different from the majority of North Fulton residents wanting to break away and become Milton County. At the end of the day the will of the people should prevail.

coj

March 17th, 2014
1:53 pm

Seems some folks forgot Obama threatening to bomb Syria because of their chemical arsenal and Putin and Syria agreed to get rid of that chemical arsenal. Republicans are good at bluster but not good to muster their own sons and daughters to wars they start. And beside McClain, most of these blustering republicans are chicken hawks, too chicken to fight their own wars.

Alberta

March 17th, 2014
1:59 pm

The news anchor was probably drunk…as are most Russian pilots.

Boxtradamus

March 17th, 2014
2:24 pm

Obama just plain suxs, and even deep down inside Bernie31 and all his democratic ilk that voted for Obama based solely on his skin color know this to be FACT!

Hey Bernie31, how is the weather up there in the great white north???

Truthpaste

March 17th, 2014
2:24 pm

coj …Seems some folks forgot Obama threatening to bomb Syria because of their chemical arsenal and Putin and Syria agreed to get rid of that chemical arsenal.
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Obama told Syria to get rid of of their chemical arsenal, but they (privately) laughed and said they liked their chemical arsenal and they planned to keep their chemical arsenal. The only people on this planet that listen to Obama are his worshipers, aka Voters (D).

And the only thing Bernie31 knows about leadership is being the first one to spew stupity on the ajc blogs and in the front of the line to drink up the Obama government wine (kool-aid) and processed spread. Uh…huh

Bernie31

March 17th, 2014
2:36 pm

Jack ® @ 1:28 pm – If Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani Became President, The First Lady would be a TOSS UP. For RUDY has had so many Wives and Girlfriends, I am not sure who is who…Typical Republican Family Values Pig, who cannot keep it to himself.

The White House would soon be a revolving Door of underling Floozie’s. Who we all know they are Not with RUDY because he is HANDSOME and VIRLE. I wonder what and who the First Wife is with NOW? By the way, what was her Name?…there have been so many. If Rudy were a Woman he would be called a………… Fill in The Blank!

Besides Rudy would be the First President actually Photographed in a DRESS with Heels and Make UP to BOOT! WHO would RESPECT such a MAN?

Putin would be delighted Rudy is the White House. He would send Rudy a Russian Beauty and He would give away ALL of the Country’s secrets in a SNAP!

uh…huh.

CallSaul

March 17th, 2014
2:46 pm

hopefully they don’t do that—I’m allergic to dust

@ Bernie31

March 17th, 2014
2:49 pm

The White House would soon be a revolving Door of underling Floozie’s with the first black president bill clinton being FLOTUS. Putin would be delighted Slick Willy and Shillary is in the White House. He would send Slick Willy a Russian Beauty and He would give away ALL of the Country’s secrets in a SNAP!

Uh … Huh

Obama to Russia with Love

March 17th, 2014
2:51 pm

If you like you chemical weapons, you can keep your chemical weapons

Takes a threat to know a threat

March 17th, 2014
3:17 pm

Look at the outcomes of King in a Castle, they usually had to show their strength with military arms (of which were bows and arrows…) rather than today were we all show that Nuclear power and artillery is the “New New”. Let’s everyone sit back for a moment and realize how deadly “One” nuke is, leave catastrophic idea’s on the table: Environmental catastrophe that would quickly ensue. All it takes is for one of those bad boys to go off and destroy this planet. We don’t have another planet to go to, so the nuclear gestures should gtfo.

anon

March 17th, 2014
3:18 pm

The Republican solution is always to throw missiles at a problem. All of you chickenhawks dissatisfied with how the U.S. is handling this situation are more than welcome to enlist.

bulls_3y3

March 17th, 2014
3:26 pm

Not sure if I agree with: Putin is likely emboldened by the Americans that praise him for “being tough” and for his anti-homosexuality stance.

How about the campaign off-mic statement by obama: i can be more flexible after the election???? Or how about the red-line statement by obama, or lead from behind statement (Libya). I don’t think Putin needs much encouragement from the “R”s

Judge Dawg

March 17th, 2014
3:28 pm

Anon – I may make you feel better for blaming Republicans. Most folks here blame Fox News. I guess is that the Russians know a lot more about our leadership than you do and are acting accordingly.

Bernie31

March 17th, 2014
3:34 pm

@ Bernie31 @ 2:49 pm – Thank-you for the admiration, However you should write yer own!
You can Follow me at @Eat Me.com

YEAH!

joe

March 17th, 2014
3:39 pm

No, Obama needs to grow a pair.

coj is anon

March 17th, 2014
3:43 pm

It takes a chicken hawk to know a chicken hawk. You might want to use another word besides chicken hawk when you switch screens names. Dumbascrap (D)

Sad state of international affairs when Putin is constantly outsmarting and a better leader than POTUS. Those of you that voted for Obama need to enlist to pay your country back.

@ Bernie31

March 17th, 2014
3:49 pm

I could never sink so low as to match your sheer stupidity. You are leader of the lowest common denominators. Thanks for the daily laugh at your expense.

YEAH

Don't Tread

March 17th, 2014
3:53 pm

At least Rudy didn’t lie to a grand jury about his mistresses…

Bernie31

March 17th, 2014
3:55 pm

@ Bernie31 – 3:49 pm – Wifey says, you are Real the Joke…ain’t that right Minute Man? uh..huh

ACA 101

March 17th, 2014
3:56 pm

Obamacare does not cover exposure to Russia’s radioactive ash.

Chris Salzmann

March 17th, 2014
3:56 pm

Oh please. Our media on television and radio have pretty much said as much.

@ Bernie31

March 17th, 2014
3:59 pm

Real the Joke? Your Wifey says anybody can beat you by 60 seconds. Uh … huh

Bernie31

March 17th, 2014
4:00 pm

Don’t Tread – 3:53 pm – Mistresses is PLURAL! That means there is, More than ONE!…. NASTY!
Plain ole NASTY…..and he says he is a Family Man with Family Values… Like Herman you had better keep any EYE on yer Wife and Daughter whenever they are around.
uh..huh

Chris Salzmann

March 17th, 2014
4:02 pm

Oh please dear Obama god. Our liberal media on television and Air America have pretty much said as much as much.

Bernie31

March 17th, 2014
4:09 pm

Don’t Tread @ 3:53 pm – Here is Rudy in Drag : http://www.nbcnews.com/id/18108978/ns/politics-decision_08/t/rudy-giuliani-dress-will-voters-care/

Warning – You May want a Barf Bag First….

Just Your Type….LQQKS like a Typical Republican Woman…So UGLY it Hurts My feelings.

Bernie31

March 17th, 2014
4:29 pm

If That did not make you PUKE…Listen to good ole Rudy in his own Words on YER most Valued Republican issues of Today.. uh…huh.
http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=former+new+york+mayor+rudy+giuliani+in+Drag&FORM=VIRE1#view=detail&mid=005EB3959BC9E2EA9CD2005EB3959BC9E2EA9CD2

On My Way

March 17th, 2014
4:36 pm

I guess I’m not the only one who’s grown tired of hearing about America’s exceptionalism.

bulls_3y3

March 17th, 2014
4:39 pm

Oh LQQk the one-handed typist with the gooey keyboard is back: Bernie31. Must be right handed cause he types with his left hand: QQ Still typing rude comments about women; go away little boy

Bernie31

March 17th, 2014
4:52 pm

bulls_3y3 @ 4:39 pm – Here is another that cannot stay out of The MIRROR! Show Us Your AVATAR Big BOY!….If you were to see it…one word would come to mind. FREAK!

bulls_3y3

March 17th, 2014
4:57 pm

LQQKIN” at my butt bernie31??? You sicko

Bernie31

March 17th, 2014
5:09 pm

bulls_3y3 @ 4:57 pm – Believe Me now Folks?….This BOY ain’t from around Here.

1961_Xr

March 17th, 2014
5:10 pm

… and this is the SAME Russia to which Obama commented, “had more freedom after the election” to give up our nuclear weapons in exchange for NOTHING.

Obama is a clueless loser. He is being rolled by Russia the way the Dems have rolled Republicans in the last half dozen budget/debt battles. This is pitting a community organizer against someone who is an bully on the world stage. The community organizer has lost at every turn.

LQQKS LIKE ...

March 17th, 2014
5:28 pm

…. Bernie31 is thirsty HOT for Rudy Giulliani

Uh … Huh

Bernie31

March 17th, 2014
5:29 pm

1961_Xr – 5:10 pm – So Strange, the reality does not match Yer words. Bush Never caught OSAMA, too busy gettin Drunk and trying to avenge his DADDY in IRAQ. Cost US (1) One Trillion dollars, 5,550 DEAD American Soldiers, 16,500 with at least (2) TWO limbs missing, 500 Suicides and CHINA got ALL of the OIL!

We are STILL LOSING in AFGHANSTAN after (13) Thirteen years of Fighting. at a cost of (2) Two million Dollars a week in a WAR Bush started his First TERM. W. did not protect America on September 11,2001, Crashed The Economy, Housing, JOBS and then gave the BANKERS BILLIONS fer FREE!

President OBAMA Beat YOU CLOWNS TWICE! Gave America AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE despite all of the screams “I WAN MUH KUNTRY BACK”. When no one will explain WHO TOOK it and Where they went with it. Yet You Say President OBAMA is a Failure. Go Figure!
Go have another Shot of Whiskey!
uh…huh.

My Bad

March 17th, 2014
5:32 pm

LQQKS like Bernie31 is RADIOACTIVE HOT for Rudy Giuliani

Uh .. Huh.

Bernie31

March 17th, 2014
5:37 pm

LQQKS LIKE – 5:28 pm – Ahhhh! another Adoring Fan who wants to LQQK like me. Get in line Ya Turd!

Try using yer own stuff for a change! If anybody is HOT fer RUDY…hiding in the closet like many of yer BROTHERS! like “Don’t Tread – 3:53 pm” Who jest LUV Rudy so much He wants RUDY in de WHITEHOUSE in a DRESS. You BOYS are strange MUD DUCKS!
May I Flush now?
uh..huh

FLOTUS

March 17th, 2014
5:42 pm

I used to want Bernie31 banned from posting, but then I realized he is the perfect example of the dumb mass, entitlement addicted, voting block of the Democratic Party. Keep posting Bernie31, with your lips firmly planted on Obama’s back side. You are a turd either way!

Bernie31

March 17th, 2014
5:45 pm

I am the sharts in Obama’s pants.

LQQK at the stains my legacy will leave.

uh..huh

Bernie31

March 17th, 2014
5:51 pm

Bernie31 @5:45 pm – All of you Imposters Here..I might have to start charging to USE MY NAME…uh..huh

LOSERS! the Lot of You…..
uh..huh.

Bernie31

March 17th, 2014
6:08 pm

1961_Xr @ 5:10 pm – Are You aware That JESUS was a COMMUNITY ORGANIZER TOO! So were the Founding Fathers of America, I would say The President is in Very Good Company. Ya Think!

Unlike ole SHRUB who screwed THE POOCH in (8) EIGHT SHORT YEARS and then even made the (4th) FOURTH Amendment disappear while you were asleep on a Sunday evening (6) Six weeks after the his MASSIVE FAILURE on 911. W. signed it into LAW, after After a ALL day SUNDAY DRUNK watching College FOOTBALL while you were asleep the next morning you GOOBERS said Uh..huh. Thirteen years Later you CLOWNS finally realized from a HIGH SCHOOL Drop OUT named SNOWDEN, you have been HAD and You call Him a HERO and NOW He is living with PUTIN. There is something terribly wrong here.
Uh…huh.

zerobodyfat

March 17th, 2014
6:33 pm

We could invade Grenada and show Russia we mean business.