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    Russians Mock Obama With Racist Laser Projection On U.S. Embassy In Moscow



    President Barack Obama received birthday greetings from around the world when he turned 53 years old on Monday, but some of those wishes weren't exactly well.

    In Russia, protesters used lasers to beam a crude, racist image of Obama onto the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. The image showed the president in a birthday hat with a banana going in and out of his mouth followed by projections of the words "Obama" and "happy birthday" in English.

    The Moscow Student Initiative took responsibility for the stunt on VK, a social network popular in Russia.

    Racially-charged messages aimed at Obama have been cropping up with alarming regularity in Russia. Also on the president's birthday, a banner depicting Obama as the "Three Wise Monkeys" -- see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil -- was unfurled near the U.S. Consular Section in Moscow, The Washington Post reported.

    Images of the banner made the rounds on Twitter:



    In June, a series of racially-charged posters were displayed around the city of Perm, with one showing the president with a banana, The Moscow Times reported.

    And in February, former figure skater Irina Rodnina, who helped to light the Olympic flame in Sochi, tweeted a racist image of Obama with a banana. Rodnina, a three-time gold medalist, is currently a politician.

    Russians Mock Obama With Racist Laser Projection On U.S. Embassy In Moscow

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    Such lovely people.

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    Aren't they wonderful.

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    Obama is not really wonderful either, he has been supervising mass murders in several countries,

    so a few jokes won't hurt him,

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    stay classy, russia.

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    Harmless fun.
    Not state action like Washington renaming the street the Chinese embassy is on after a political dissident....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99 View Post
    Harmless fun.
    Not state action like Washington renaming the street the Chinese embassy is on after a political dissident....
    Indeed..
    Some need to recheck their conditioned defensive instincts and understand what is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebbu
    Racially-charged messages aimed at Obama have been cropping up with alarming regularity in Russia.
    Not as regularly as in the right wing blogosphere..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99 View Post
    Harmless fun.
    Not state action like Washington renaming the street the Chinese embassy is on after a political dissident....
    Spoken from the perspective of a middle aged Caucasian male.
    It is an intentionally hurtful display that sends a message to people of darker complexion. Odd that the champions of social justice in the governments of Cuba, Brazil etc. don't have anything to stay on this blatantly racist crap. If this had happened in the west they'd be up in arms.
    Mind you, I hope they keep this up because it doesn't go over well with Africa, a critical voting block for Russia. Interesting contrast too. Russia provides a display of primitive bigotry, while the USA provides assistance during the Ebola crisis.
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    Does the banana make it racist? Or just any criticism of the half negro president racist?

    I eat bananas too, so perhaps it is anti Caucasian and the racism is against "whitey".

    Seems to me the racists are the ones crying about it.

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    I've seen a lot worse from the Right Wing head cases in the US. The GOP with their Fly pictures for a start....

    When will the US realise that they lost their moral highground on everything about 50 years ago?

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    I'm all for ripping the piss out of politicians. I thought the laser a rather childish attempt at it though. Why not a laser show of Barry eating a drone or sucking on an Isreali cock. Now that would have been funny.

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    Could have been worse...Barry sucking Putin's cock for example...happy birthday Berry! Suck on this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ltnt View Post
    Could have been worse...Barry sucking Putin's cock for example...happy birthday Berry! Suck on this!
    Doubt he's interested in a tiny pecker.

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    ^^^^^^



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    The sheriffs a NIGGER!

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    Les see how popular Putin is once the warehouses run out and Russkis are lining up around the block to buy a sack of mouldy potatoes.

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    Methinks you overestimate the ploblem- they can substitute their food imports from several other places. Africa, Sth America, China, Iran, the 'stans, etc. Might cost them more though. Which might have an inflationary effect on food imports elsewhere- although 'efficient market theory' suggests that slack should be taken up by EU & US.

    Takes two to tango- sanctions are rarely unilateral or one sided, unless one side is totally powerless.
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    Lets see what happens when they and the Chinese, and potentially India start making more oil and gas deal in currencies other than USD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99
    Les see how popular Putin is once the warehouses run out and Russkis are lining up around the block to buy a sack of mouldy potatoes.
    Great! Vodka making materials are back...

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    OEC: Russia (RUS) Profile of Exports, Imports and Trade Partners

    Russia won't care.

    See that the media spin machine is still after Russia. The writer of this article in Forbes is a bit of a twat to say it nicely.


    Russia Misunderstands Trade And Bans US And EU Food Imports - Forbes
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