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Saturday, February 05, 2005

Turning Lead into Gold

In 2003, Chechnya was forced at gun-point by Moscow to hold a referrendum for a new Kremlin-written constitution. The American media decried this as a "sham" referrendum, due to the immense presence of the Russian military and their aura of intimidation.

In January 2005, Iraq was forced at gun-point by Washington DC to hold an election for an interim national government. The American media lauded this as a "legitimate" election, despite the immense presence of the US military, the fact that only candidates that cooperated with American interests were allowed to stand, and a boycott of the election by the Sunii minority.

(Via Axis of Logic.)

9 Comments:

  • At February 07, 2005 12:05 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Oh. My. God.

    The anti-Americanism of the left never ceases to amaze.

     
  • At February 07, 2005 12:47 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    great stuff. great link. this is why we need blogs.

    it always amazes me the way the right handles criticism. Are these points not valid Anon? Don't you wonder how long this 'democracy' will last? Have we learnt nothing from history?

    thewaya

     
  • At February 07, 2005 1:45 am, Blogger Nic White said…

    That quote is utter garbage. nuff said.

     
  • At February 07, 2005 9:56 am, Blogger Alex said…

    I don't know what quote nic is talking about, but:

    Fuck America. America does not have a manifest destiny. Australia is its own sovereign state. I don't feel the need to blindly follow the dictates of another country, regardless of what they have done in the past, or are doing now.

    Anon-- your slavish infatuation with the yanks is sickening anti-Australianism, you unpatriotic piece of shit.

     
  • At February 07, 2005 10:24 am, Blogger gringo said…

    Pseph-cat: Do you really need to descend into the "you're an unpatriotic shit" argument. Who cares whether anon and Nic jerk off over 'our flag' (containing the union jack). That is a nationalistic line of argument that is of little useful. I think (sorry for preaching here) that it is more constructive to say to the American apologists: address the friggin' argument, rather than whineing about theunfair lefties. There is a valid 'compare and contrast' situation here: two elections held under military presence of a foreign power. Why is one labelled a success (in the Western media), and the other not? I am willing to bet the Russians lauded the Chechnyan elections as a success.

     
  • At February 07, 2005 11:55 pm, Blogger Nic White said…

    Comparing the two elections is utter lunacy. The Iraqis wanted to vote, so they did. The election is entirely legitimate and this is a great step for the Iraqi, despite the utter incompetence of the Bush administration.

     
  • At February 09, 2005 10:47 pm, Blogger murph said…

    The American media lauded this as a "legitimate" election, despite the immense presence of the US military1. There's also an enormous USA military presence in Germany. Does that make German elections illegitimate?

    2. Nobody doubts Australia's sovereignty. Just because Australia shares common interests with the USA does not mean that we have foregone sovereignty.

    3. You are an utter fuckhead

     
  • At February 09, 2005 11:09 pm, Blogger Alex said…

    Murph--

    re #3: That a shit-eating spack like you would come onto my blog just to insult me is obviously contributed to by the fact that you are a dog molesting fucktard with all the spastic social abilities of a brain damaged ape.

    Thanks for dropping by.

     
  • At February 10, 2005 11:09 pm, Blogger murph said…

    Lexy

    How about addressing #1 and #2 dickhead

     

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