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flibbitygiblets

(7,220 posts)
Fri Aug 11, 2017, 06:38 PM Aug 2017

Russia warns US not to meddle in its elections

Source: USA Today

Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov warned Washington on Friday against trying to meddle in next month's Russian regional elections.

"I do not know what plans the U.S. embassy has, ​​but there were many episodes when American diplomats were seen in illegal activities," Lavrov said, the state-owned TASS news agency reported. "The relevant services should take appropriate measures." 

"I think it's in the American tradition, maybe they do not even consider it an intervention, because they can all do it and it's in their blood," Lavrov said.

Read more: http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/russia-warns-us-not-to-meddle-in-its-elections/ar-AApSROE?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartanntp



This would be hilarious if it were not so sick. Talk about projecting one's own guilt.
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Russia warns US not to meddle in its elections (Original Post) flibbitygiblets Aug 2017 OP
Ummmm, how do you meddle or at least meddle successfully in an election that is fixed... Thomas Hurt Aug 2017 #1
"In a surprise upset, Donald Trump becomes President of Russia..." forgotmylogin Aug 2017 #29
We can only wish! SharonClark Aug 2017 #33
You could work to make it honest. Kablooie Aug 2017 #34
REALLY?! Catmusicfan Aug 2017 #2
Aww look. Lavrov's being cute. n/t inanna Aug 2017 #3
That Lavrov is a funny guy... hlthe2b Aug 2017 #4
I do not laugh out loud. THAT made me laugh out loud! Maeve Aug 2017 #5
It got a good, robust "HAH!" out of me. BigmanPigman Aug 2017 #17
They have elections? Corgigal Aug 2017 #6
Beat me to it. DK504 Aug 2017 #7
Lavrov is right about one thing RussBLib Aug 2017 #8
True - although two wrongs don't make a right. sandensea Aug 2017 #9
And PS, it's interesting that they're using the word "meddle". Like it's akin to being nosy. flibbitygiblets Aug 2017 #10
"I know you are but what am I?" thesquanderer Aug 2017 #11
Pee Wee Donald sandensea Aug 2017 #14
Gee, Putin! Thanks for the idea! raging moderate Aug 2017 #12
The U.S. Gov't would never commit such a terrible deed. NCjack Aug 2017 #13
Very Good Leith Aug 2017 #20
Evil, projecting fucks. SunSeeker Aug 2017 #15
Really??? ananda Aug 2017 #16
Russia warns US not to meddle in its elections? ... Jopin Klobe Aug 2017 #18
What elections? roamer65 Aug 2017 #19
And he can taunt the US like this cuz Putin's Puppet ain't gonna do shit about it. iluvtennis Aug 2017 #21
Announcing conflict where there is none - a fake cover story bucolic_frolic Aug 2017 #22
Trolling the US Sanity Claws Aug 2017 #23
I think you are probably right, Sanity Claws. flibbitygiblets Aug 2017 #25
They're so sad. It's not fair they got caught kicking us and now we're mad at them. Sad. byronius Aug 2017 #24
That's master level trolling . Nt. drray23 Aug 2017 #26
Screw you Russia! Luciferous Aug 2017 #27
I say we get every hacker together..... SergeStorms Aug 2017 #28
Projection much? Blue_Roses Aug 2017 #30
I was sure this was from Borowitz. Flaleftist Aug 2017 #31
Ruck Fussia. n/t Coventina Aug 2017 #32

Thomas Hurt

(13,903 posts)
1. Ummmm, how do you meddle or at least meddle successfully in an election that is fixed...
Fri Aug 11, 2017, 06:40 PM
Aug 2017

Putin is only leaving power feet first.

Catmusicfan

(816 posts)
2. REALLY?!
Fri Aug 11, 2017, 06:42 PM
Aug 2017

This arragont despotic jerk have the nerve to dare make that comment after he saddle us with a nut job!

hlthe2b

(102,142 posts)
4. That Lavrov is a funny guy...
Fri Aug 11, 2017, 06:52 PM
Aug 2017

Bet he has them guffawing right before the poison injection or toenails are torn out.

Maeve

(42,271 posts)
5. I do not laugh out loud. THAT made me laugh out loud!
Fri Aug 11, 2017, 06:52 PM
Aug 2017

We are living absurdist comedy.
Ladies and gentlemen, take my advice - pull down your pants and slide on the ice.

RussBLib

(9,005 posts)
8. Lavrov is right about one thing
Fri Aug 11, 2017, 06:57 PM
Aug 2017

I believe the US has in fact meddled in quite a number of elections of other countries. And if we're not satisfied, we'll send the fucking military in to topple your ass. Or do it more subtly.

The US is not new to that game. The conspiracy theory in me thinks that this is why we are moving to all electronic voting machines, so THEY can put in office who THEY want.

sandensea

(21,604 posts)
9. True - although two wrongs don't make a right.
Fri Aug 11, 2017, 07:02 PM
Aug 2017

That said, as long as we insist on using read-and-write software-powered electronic voting/tabulation systems that were actually designed to be easily hacked (by Republicans, of course), we're practically handing our elections to the Russians, Israelis, and whoever else thinks they're entitled to pick our lawmakers for us.

flibbitygiblets

(7,220 posts)
10. And PS, it's interesting that they're using the word "meddle". Like it's akin to being nosy.
Fri Aug 11, 2017, 07:05 PM
Aug 2017

It's freaking cyber-war, no matter who's the one doing it. Let's call it what it is and stop soft-soaping something that has worldwide consequences.

NCjack

(10,279 posts)
13. The U.S. Gov't would never commit such a terrible deed.
Fri Aug 11, 2017, 07:18 PM
Aug 2017

But, a group of rogue American citizens, acting independently and without gov't approval, may attempt to hack Russian elections. Our gov't has no means to stop them. If Russia can't stop its criminals from hacking the U.S. elections, surely Russians can understand that U.S. will have equal difficulties in stopping criminals in U.S. who hack Russian elections.

Have a nice election!

Leith

(7,808 posts)
20. Very Good
Fri Aug 11, 2017, 07:56 PM
Aug 2017

That should be the official US response.

Maybe that 400 lb. guy sitting on his bed needs a gig.

Jopin Klobe

(779 posts)
18. Russia warns US not to meddle in its elections? ...
Fri Aug 11, 2017, 07:45 PM
Aug 2017

Hell, even the damn Russians can't "meddle" ( re: "vote" ) in the Russian election ...

bucolic_frolic

(43,064 posts)
22. Announcing conflict where there is none - a fake cover story
Fri Aug 11, 2017, 08:20 PM
Aug 2017

We wouldn't interfere. We'd help. Just like they did.

flibbitygiblets

(7,220 posts)
25. I think you are probably right, Sanity Claws.
Fri Aug 11, 2017, 08:33 PM
Aug 2017

The Russians are way too advanced in psych warfare to project. That's tRump's big weakness.

byronius

(7,391 posts)
24. They're so sad. It's not fair they got caught kicking us and now we're mad at them. Sad.
Fri Aug 11, 2017, 08:29 PM
Aug 2017

I'm starting to think 51st state. Or just a territory. You know.

That's what I'm starting to think.

SergeStorms

(19,187 posts)
28. I say we get every hacker together.....
Fri Aug 11, 2017, 11:26 PM
Aug 2017

and hack their stupid election. Make them choose DONALD J. TRUMP as Supreme Ruler FOR LIFE, and leave old Putie Poot to rot in cyber hell.

Yep, yep, yep.......they think "The Donald" is so fucking great, THEY CAN HAVE HIM! He's all YOURS, Russia!

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