Pravda has uproarious ‘evidence’ CIA shot down MH17 in Ukraine

Mad art.

Get SmartThis definitely rivals the awe-inspiring oeuvre of such past masters as Lord Haw-Haw and Tokyo Rose.

It’s not exactly in the same genre, of course.  It’s more like a live snippet from a sort of Protocols of the Elders of Langley.  Komsomolskaya Pravda (“Young People’s Truth”) has perpetrated a cheesy deception: purportedly an audio recording of CIA agents talking to each other about their preparations to shoot down Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine.

As Mary Chastain indicates at Breitbart London, it’s a thigh-slapper.  The hilarity builds slowly as we hear two “Davids” — a “Hamilton” and a “Stern” — exchange the most stilted, overscripted conversations since Thomas Edison first recorded factory workers reading nursery rhymes.  Both “Davids” have funny (peculiar) accents, one British-sounding, the other with American overtones, but oddly plummy consonants on the margins.  It’s as if the K. Pravda production team for this moronic audio thinks American spies — or any other Americans, for that matter — actually sound like the anchors on Russia Today’s English-language news channel. Continue reading “Pravda has uproarious ‘evidence’ CIA shot down MH17 in Ukraine”

USS Mount Whitney, USS Taylor both in Black Sea ports

On the QT…

USS Taylor in Samsun, Turkey. (Image credit: 6n1k.com.tr via Bosphorus Naval News; links in text.)
USS Taylor in Samsun, Turkey. (Image credit: 6n1k.com.tr via Bosphorus Naval News; links in text.)

The U.S. warships in the Black Sea continue to be nowhere near Ukraine, except in the sense of being closer to Ukraine than they would be if they were in port in Spain.

USS Taylor (FFG-50), the frigate, which was last heard of running her propeller aground Continue reading “USS Mount Whitney, USS Taylor both in Black Sea ports”

Hypocritical Cuomo administration gives waiver to Glock-carrying official

On the QT…

This one deserves every easy shot there is.  Back in early January, there was a burst of media reporting on Jerome Hauer, commissioner of New York state’s Division of Homeland Security, who carried a Glock 9mm to work in violation of state law – which prohibits the carrying of guns in the work place, except by authorized law-enforcement officials.

Notably, Hauer didn’t just carry his Glock; he pulled it during a conference presentation in 2013, when he needed a laser pointer, and used its laser target designator for that purpose.  (Reportedly, he managed to alarm some visiting Swedes, Continue reading “Hypocritical Cuomo administration gives waiver to Glock-carrying official”