If I were ISIS (and I’m not — are you listening CIA?), I wouldn’t be telling the Russians I brought that plane down even if I did it. There is no way I’d be telling those cold-blooded motherfuckers anything of the sort. Does ISIS seriously think it’s a good idea to be waving their dicks at a country run by a former KGB torturer? Are they that stupid?
Whatever you might think about the Americans, and Jesus knows they have enough to answer for, from Korea all the way through Viet-Nam, Chile, El Salvador and Nicaragua, right on up to the current age with their ludicrous invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, they have some vestigeal respect for the rule of law, however tenuous. Every now and then, one of their spooks goes to jail for torture, or they throw some inbred redneck cracker to the dogs for abusing an Arab.
Pathetic, we all agree, but yet far ahead of anything the Russians do.
You see, Russians never admit anything. Russians will fucking kill you and there will be no congressional investigations, no inquiries and no Supreme Court oversight, however weak. There will be no journalists annoying the government, however ineffectually. They’ll just kill you and if you don’t die they’ll kill you again.
You might think this is a major withdrawal from my normal demonisation of the USA but nothing could be less true, largely because I have never demonised the USA, unless you happen to be the sort who regards legitimate questioning as a personal attack. If that’s the case, you have my sympathy.
No indeed. We must keep questioning the USA as long as it seeks to appropriate all western culture and claims to act on our behalf. Russia, on the other hand, cares nothing for my culture or yours. They won’t wring hands or agonise if they kill the wrong people.
Putin doesn’t care.
And that’s why I’m saying to ISIS that it probably isn’t a great idea to be claiming they brought down that Airbus. Unlike the effete Westerners, the Russians aren’t shocked by those Youtube videos of beheadings and burnings. All they’re thinking is, Do that to us and you are fucked.
ISIS, you’ve done that to them. You are fucked.