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Sat Jan 4, 2020, 08:22 AM

Russian State Media Blames Impeachment for Trump's Iran Strike

Russian State Media Blames Impeachment for Trump’s Iran Strike
“For Donald Trump, the annihilation of an Iranian General presents a decent opportunity for a domestic PR campaign,” one Kremlin columnist said.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/russian-state-media-blames-trumps-iran-strike-on-impeachment?ref=scroll


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While the Kremlin is displeased with President Trump’s risky foreign policy undertaking, Russian lawmakers and analysts credit his unilateral decision to eliminate Soleimani to ignorance and a desire for a distraction from the ongoing impeachment proceedings.

A member of the Russian State Duma’s International Affairs Committee, Elena Panina, attributed the seeming ease with which President Trump ordered the killing of Soleimani to the American president’s ignorance about the major general’s stature in the region. Panina speculated that President Trump was “set up” by U.S. intelligence agencies and had no idea of Soleimani’s status “as a national hero” in Iran.

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Alksnis described Soleimani’s liquidation as a public relations move for the president. “For Donald Trump, the annihilation of an Iranian general presents a decent opportunity for a domestic PR campaign, which is quite timely in the context of the upcoming elections,” Alksnis concluded.

Russian state television reporter Valentin Bogdanov of Rossiya-24 blamed Soleimani’s killing on Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic party, stating that “without being hounded by the impeachment, Trump would not have attempted to solve his domestic political problems at the expense of foreign policy.”

Meanwhile, rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran have proven to be beneficial for the Russian stock market. Oil prices soared following the Soleimani killing, and the Moscow Stock Exchange reached all-time record levels.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 08:34 AM

1. Confirmation that in fact shithole did to it because he was "impeached" . . .

Keep talking . . .

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 08:36 AM

2. Ah hah! I've been trying to figure out why Trump has seemingly acted against his master's

orders with the Soleimani killing since China, Russia and Iran recently had military exercises together. I should have guessed. The stock market! Trump and Vlad are manipulating the Russian stock market now. Ted Lieu's been poking around the domestic stock market manipulation so now they're going overseas. Money, money, money. That's all that matters.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 08:44 AM

3. Yeah, it's the Dems' fault. All Rump's enemies, who constantly try to keep him from acting criminal

and evil, they're to blame for him acting criminal and evil.

Fuck off, commies.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 09:05 AM

4. Not. The. Onion.

Even the Russians see his wag the dog strategy.

I'm guessing that Trump picked Iran because he knows its geography and history is better fixed into the minds of Americans? Unlike the Kurds?

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 09:10 AM

5. Stop making me hit you!

said every abuser, ever.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 09:12 AM

6. Of course!

It was Pelosi and the Democrats' fault that he went crazy and killed a foreign leader. They made him do it.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 10:22 AM

7. Oil prices soared following the killing, Moscow Stock Exchange reached all-time high!

Who woulda thunk it?!!!!?

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 11:01 AM

8. There you have it. Hybrid warfare psyops. Everything Dems blame on Trump is really their fault.

Repubs will rebrand themselves and project everything they've been onto Democrats in 2020.

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