Major Story on the Left Wing (By Which I Mean the Media): Ted Cruz Uses Metaphor at Political Speech, and Three Year Old Child Misunderstands, So That Is a Big Scandal and We Should Talk About That Instead of Hillary's Emails | Main | Jen Psaki: I Have No Update On A Very Simple Question Which Could Be Answered By a Five-Year-Old
March 16, 2015

Putin Reappears After 11 Days of Being Missing; Says He Considered Putting Nuclear Forces on Alert Over Crimea Matter

Where was he for 11 days? He's not saying. But he jokes that life wouldn't be as interesting without gossip.

Independent Russian TV channel Dozhd reported that one possible cause of his absence may be that he had the flu and sealed himself off at his residence in the Novgorod region. Meanwhile, Kurier, an Austrian newspaper, said he is being treated in Moscow by an Austrian orthopedist for back problems. The Kremlin has not commented.

"Discussing the President's health is the same thing as aiding the enemy," said Alexei Makarkin, vice president of the Moscow-based Center for Political Technologies. Makarkin said such secrecy was one legacy of the former Soviet Union.

Meanwhile, over the weekend, Putin appeared on state TV and revealed that he considered putting the Soviet Empire's (yes) nuclear forces on alert during his invasion of the Crimea, I guess to war off any possible Western intervention.

The Soviet Empire also has put its North Sea fleet on alert, but this could just the typical crap they do when NATO conducts exercises.

s the U.S. and several Eastern European NATO countries conduct a series of military exercises near Russia's border, Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his Northern Fleet "to full alert in a snap combat readiness exercise" in the Arctic, state-run media reported Monday.

At least one Russian leader described the drill as routine and unrelated to the "international situation."

The fleet got its orders at 8 a.m. Monday, according to Sputnik, launching a land, sea and air drill that will involve 38,000 troops, 41 ships, 15 submarines and 110 aircraft, according to Sputnik.

Hey remember when we had the End of History and Bill Clinton gave us the "peace dividend"

that was awesome


digg this
posted by Ace at 04:12 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
Yudhishthira's Dice: " I *am* limited by having observed Mitch for many ..."

Infidel: " interview of Randy Bachman by Mark Steyn last wee ..."

Nightwatch Time to launch..: "Back in the day... The hospital I worked at in th ..."

Commissar Hrothgar knows EDKH [i] [/s] [/u] [/b]: "Posted by: JackStraw at November 13, 2019 09:57 PM ..."

Don Q: "Posted by: SFGoth at November 13, 2019 09:55 PM (K ..."

anchorbabe fashion cop: "Ok, that freaky chick Kennedy reported on a story ..."

Rodrigo Borgia: "> Mary Poppins was a tease. Remember when Julie ..."

Tami [/b][/i] [/s] [/u]: "643 Who could have seen this coming? Posted by: J ..."

mikeyG: "[i]I lack both the skill set and the 'can do!' att ..."

BackwardsBoy does whatever his television tells him[/i][/s][/b][/u]: "[i]So money laundering then. Who could have see ..."

IrishEi: "But where is garrett's original post that was bein ..."

Guy Mohawk: "Watching Silverado, damn Kevin Costner is young, a ..."

Recent Entries
Search


Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64