Daddy Trump responded with this when asked by Bill O’Reilly about respecting Uncle Vlad. Then some Americans turned on the righteous indignation and holier-than-thou chest thumping.
But yea… we really aren’t so innocent.
Putin killed political opponents and journalists!
Ok. This is a graphic video showing Muammar Gaddafi, former leader of Libya, being sodomized with a knife in an extremely brutal US backed murder.
Here is former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton laughing about his death. Because Americans think our enemies being sodomized by a knife is funny. Especially when it’s our doing. It’s who we are.
But Russia Paid Iran To Kill 4,498 US soldiers In Iraq!
So what. We gave weapons and money to the Mujaheddin to kill 14,453 Russian troops in Afghanistan in the 80’s. What goes around comes around, we either get over it or continue the cycle of violence.
But Putin is a War Criminal, he targeted civilians in Syria!
Did he use nuclear weapons? Because not only have we targeted civilians, we’ve targeted them using atomic bombs. 246,000 civilian deaths in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. I won’t even get into the hundreds of thousands of civilians killed in the carpet bombing of population centers in Europe.
Shut up. Just shut up. Whatever Uncle Vlad has done the US has probably done worse at some point in it’s history. Stop calling Trump supporters traitors and stop bashing Daddy for telling an inconvenient truth. We really really aren’t so innocent.
It’s About Getting Results
What do we get out of condemning Uncle Vlad and refusing to work with him? Do we get to feel good about how much better we are than them? Maybe the EU will pat us on the head.
Give me a break.
If we go at relations with Russia from a non-judgmental standpoint we have much to gain from Russian cooperation. Militarily against ISIS in Syria, diplomatic advantages in Iran, economic through trade, a reduction of nuclear weapons, etc.
The sky is the limit, all we have to do is drop the condescending hypocrisy and be willing to deal with them. Is that so bloody difficult?