But it could have been a lot closer if cooler heads hadn’t prevailed, for once.
We’re sure you’re all aware of the tragic incident where a missile landed in Poland, just across the border with Ukraine, and tragically killed two civilians.
We certainly remember as we were awake when it happened and immediately thought “oh shit, here we go.” Thankfully, at the end of the day it turned out that we had been too pessimistic for once.
But it didn’t look good initially, when the Angry Gnome of Kiev immediately, the dust hadn’t even settled yet, loudly proclaimed that the Rooskies did it and that this meant that NATO now had to start WWIII by militarily acting against Russia, much as we had expected him to. Forget about investigations, let’s just go ahead and blame it on the “orcs”, as the government in Kiev lovingly calls anybody of Russian heritage.
Listen, we want to make it abundantly clear here: We completely and fully understand why he and his countrymen are pissed off at Russia, they have every reason to be, they’re at war, ferchrissakes, but jumping to conclusions like that is how you turn an already horrible war into something far, far more horrible.
Of course, the monolithic Western media immediately jumped to the same conclusion, having one synchronized wargasm after another, all of them before the Polish had even had time to reach the impact site, much less investigate the wreckage.
But here’s where His Imperial Majesty was pleasantly surprised and more than a little bit relieved by the measured, rational response of the actual leaders of the western bloc: NATO, Washington DC and even Poland, the party who had the MOST reason to be upset and best excuse for overreacting, pretty much immediately stated that everybody needed to back the truck up a bit until they could at least investigate the incident. Bravo, and much credit where credit is due. It seems there are indeed some adults left in the room.
Could it have been a Russian missile. Sure, if it were one that had missed its intended target in, most likely, Lvov. Malfunctions happen. Unless, of course, one was to be of the belief that Russia had suddenly developed a hatred of Polish grain silos so deep-seated that they were willing to burn a very expensive long range cruise missile on hitting one, thereby starting WWIII, but let’s leave the poor terminally insane out of this, they have enough to deal with already.
It turned out not to be. Instead, it was pretty quickly determined from the wreckage on the ground that the missile was an S-300 air defense missile which had, most likely, sadly missed the incoming Russian missile it was targeted at and, gravity being what it is, had to come down again afterwards, in this case even more tragically on top of a couple of unsuspecting Polish civilians.
In other words, a malfunction. These things happen. Things don’t always work, you sometimes miss, but what goes up has to come down again. No bad intentions, no deliberate malice, just the nature of the beast.
And an inevitably catastrophic escalation was avoided by cool, rational thinking. Our admiration goes out to all of those who DIDN’T lose their shit immediately, particularly the Polish government.
Obviously, there will now be equally demented warmongers on the other side of the issue claiming that Kiev orchestrated the whole affair, that they deliberately launched a missile at Poland in order to draw them into the war. Both sides have deranged idiots among them. Just as anybody with an IQ at least that of a boiled turnip can plainly see that Russia would have absolutely nothing to gain from bombing Poland, it’s also obvious that Ukraine wouldn’t have gained anything from it either and, unless one is daft enough to think that the entirety of Ukraine’s government are drooling idiots assuming that the Polish government are drooling idiots enough that they’d have never found out that Ukraine was behind it, they’d have also made the situation much worse for themselves, so we can safely ignore maniacs who think that as well.
It was a tragedy, obviously, but it wasn’t allowed to turn into a much larger tragedy, thanks to the level-headedness, something we’d pretty much given up on, of responsible individuals.
And thank G-d for that.
I had hoped this was the case.
Oh and as a postscript….
Like NO ONE saw this coming?
I thought Surface to Air missiles self destructed once they ran out of fuel to prevent just this sort of accident? Well, it IS a Russian designed system, no matter who fired it.
Normally they do, yes, but I really don’t know if the ancient S-300s that Ukraine inherited from the USSR do. Even if they do, it’s possible that it malfunctioned and, in my purely speculative opinion, that isn’t exactly unlikely, given that I doubt they received much maintenance in the years 1991-current day. Of course, if that ISN’T the case, then… Read more »
Wait. What? You? Pessimistic?
Whatever would give someone that idea?
An official US Army app had Russian code, could have harvested data for Russia says report An app for a key U.S. Army base was developed by a company that’s registered for business in Russia. Reuters believes it could have been compelled to harvest data for the Russian government, potentially putting critical U.S. military data into the hands of one… Read more »
Anyone want to bet that the little bit of nasty code was installed shortly after the ASSP (Amerocan Soviet Socialist Party) assumed power Jan 21 of 2021 and has been merrily sending out data since? Hope every department of any importance to our security and weapons development are checking their systems. Most nasty players won’t be paying baksheesh to “the… Read more »
Ignore the video pane. It appears Russian military are suddenly comitting suicide by multiple handgun shots.
LOL. Yeah, shooting yourself in the chest five times… *cough*. I can’t help but appreciate the irony in him allegedly shooting himself with a Makarov at, get it, Makarov Pacific Higher Naval School. I have to wonder, though. Why would a mobilization officer bump himself off to avoid being sent to the front, as per the article: “Any serving Russian… Read more »
It could have been worse, he could have fallen out of one of the many open windows in Moscow…
You mean, like the oligarch who fell out of the window of his hospital room? A few weeks ago
Did he claim to have dirt on the Clintons?
That’s usually a good reason for “suicide”…
Ah, the Vince Foster routine. It’s been a while since some idiot has brought that one up.
Tag! Your it!
There’s been a few of them who have “fallen out of windows” lately. A few more have “fallen down the stairs”.
Remember when Soviet leaders would “get a cold” and not be seen for a while before we learned that they had died?
Seriously, though. It looks very much like somebody, somewhere, has decided to try and out-Babylon Bee the Babylon Bee here. Still, it’s a funny article.
I wonder if we are BECOMING Russia. What happened to Free Speech? Election Denying Film Makers Get Imprisoned True the Vote” founders Catherine Engelbrecht and Gregg Phillips spoke out against their unlawful imprisonment and detention as the Soviet-style legal regime in America cracks down on them over their important research proving coordinated election fraud in the 2020 presidential election. The… Read more »
Oh, we passed that point a long time ago. I mean, we still have citizens sitting in isolation waiting for a hearing for almost two years, all for the “crime” of wearing buffalo hats in Washington DC on January 6th.
We haven’t become Russia. We overtook them in the fast lane a long time ago.
Sssh Sire, you’ll trigger Deej who will go off on one of his screeds about “insurrection”
In other good news Lauren Boebert has won her seat, and almost immediately Twatter liberals call for her to be arrested, charged and convicted….and when asked what for…silence.
Remember this? https://www.businessinsider.com/former-fbi-official-trump-nuclear-information-highest-price-tag-2022-9 A former FBI official said former President Donald Trump may have wanted to keep top-secret documents about a foreign power because of the astronomical price that country — or its adversaries — might pay for such information. Frank Figliuzzi, a former FBI assistant director, was asked by the MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle on Wednesday why Trump would have wanted to… Read more »
Sssh Sire, you’ll trigger Deej who will go off on one of his screeds about “insurrection” Too late. In other good news Lauren Boebert has won her seat, She won by 554 votes, and her opponent did something Donald Trump has never been able to do: admit defeat and gave his concession. So she gets to retain her office for… Read more »
Oh, we passed that point a long time ago. I mean, we still have citizens sitting in isolation waiting for a hearing for almost two years, all for the “crime” of wearing buffalo hats in Washington DC on January 6th. So storming the US capital, literally breaking doors and windows to enter, and then literally threatening to ‘hang Mike Pence”… Read more »
So storming the US capital, literally breaking doors and windows to enter, and then literally threatening to ‘hang Mike Pence”… »And what about those who were waved in by the Capitol guards? What about those who were incited by FBI provocateurs in the crowd? Most people did NOT commit crimes to get into the Capitol.And speaking of crimes, what about… Read more »
I wonder if we are BECOMING Russia. We would be if Trump were still in office. What happened to Free Speech? Okay, now THIS is probably the goofiest thing you’ve ironically said here — at least this week. While you ironically asked the question, did you ask yourself why you aren’t in prison yet? It’s not for a lack of… Read more »
Speaking of election denial, didn’t I postteo videos illuminating that point…including one where the person concerned was Hillary Clinton?
Yes…yes I did…funny how you skipped over her…and that walking hippo Abrams…you seem to have a VERY selective reading style.
Speaking of election denial, didn’t I postteo videos illuminating that point…including one where the person concerned was Hillary Clinton? Wait, what? Were you expecting me to actually watch your Youtube videos? I don’t even watch cable news, what makes you think I would stoop even lower to watch some clown on a YouTube video explain politics to me? The only… Read more »
So you refuse to see evidence of election denial by liberals, play the race card ( really Deej, that’s just sad…) and then again go off on a rant about things I wasn’t discussing at all. You didn’t see a Democrat whine about a stolen election…..Abrams did for 18 months. She in fact refused to concede Funny how you missed… Read more »
So you refuse to see evidence of election denial by liberals Election denial by Liberals? Maybe in 2000 and 2004, but I haven’t seen any election denial by liberals here in the US in quite a while. The only people who think that the 2020 and now the 2022 elections were ‘stolen’ are Trumpublicans, the most recent being Kari Lake… Read more »
That’s cute, Bren. Would it surprise you to learn that “the Race Card” is the usual response by racists who don’t like to be called out on their shit? That, and the “I can’t be a racist, because I have a black friend” routine. Most people would deny the charge, and maybe reflect as to why someone might think that… Read more »
You missed your calling. You should have worked in HR..you’d be perfect in that role. I can actually see you hauling someone in for a “counselling session” because an unnamed, unknown uninvolved 3rd party saw a conversation written by someone thousands of miles away calling someone else a hippo and then running to you to whine and complain of “racism”… Read more »
Two things..Ive tried to walk away before and stuck around out of a sense of loyalty to Misha…no more. What makes me want to throw up is the fact that after close to 20 years you throw this shit at me. I’d hazard a guess that you didn’t have the guts to correct her either. So: You may as well… Read more »
In case it hadnt registered, allow me to be clear.
You have publically attacked my character, my integrity and my honesty.
I do not know you, I have never known you.
YOU ARE DEAD TO ME.
In case it hadnt registered, allow me to be clear. You lasted thirty whole minutes before you just HAD to post again. This whole “forever” thing seems to already be a failure. You have publically attacked my character, my integrity and my honesty. Lemme guess: you are now going to sue me, right? I do not know you, I have… Read more »
What makes me want to throw up is the fact that after close to 20 years you throw this shit at me. Again, it’s all about YOU, and not about something you’ve said. I’m saddened by it, Bren. Do you think I enjoy calling people out on their shit like this? I honestly do not. But I will tell you… Read more »
What a child you are. Say or do something stupid, get called out on it, and then want to make it all about you. Ban you? Whatever the fuck for? This isn’t Twitter or FaceCrack. You are free to be as much of an idiot as you want here. Your problem is that you want all the freedom to say… Read more »
Sweet merciful…. Sheesh! Point of order: “hippo” is not now, has never been and will never be a “racist” term. It’s a term used to mock somebody’s obesity, nothing more, nothing less. I know, because I’ve used it a lot over the years. Another favorite of mine is “land whale”. Nope, not “racist” either, although whales who aren’t Belugas tend… Read more »
Ah, da Boss steps in… Point of order: “hippo” is not now, has never been and will never be a “racist” term. It’s a term used to mock somebody’s obesity, nothing more, nothing less. Yet I have a black daughter-in-law, who has been doing code work on your site for the past year somehow took offense over those words. You… Read more »
There are many pejorative terms for pretty much all races and ethnic backgrounds. They are generally petty and used mostly to generate emotional reactions for one reason or another, sometimes without thought, sometimes with a definite purpose. Oh, and they have existed since language evolved and possibly even before then. There is a much simpler view of the world that… Read more »
I posted a short reply last night and now it’s nowhere to be found. Is it in limbo or do I have to write it again?
I just went in to look for it and I couldn’t find it. I found one for Bren that I pushed through.
Almost two and a half years after losing the Georgia gubernatorial contest, Stacey Abrams maintains the election was stolen from her. Testifying before the U.S. Senate on election integrity — of all topics — Mrs. Abrams refused to concede she lost the 2018 contest. Asked by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, “Yes or no, do you still maintain the 2018 election was… Read more »
You can class this as ‘right wing”, stIck your fingers in your ears and yell “lalalallas I CANT HEARRR YOOOOOOO all you like. Once again, you’ve left out the context of what she saying. She acknowledges that Brian Kemp ‘won’ the 2018 election based on how he ran the election. Her complaint is not that he won, per se, her… Read more »
Sure. If you say so. Why argue with someone who doesn’t care about the facts?
Oh dear dear me..what DO we have here…. https://slaynews.com/news/democrat-operative-arrested-widespread-voter-fraud-pennsylvania/?utm_source=mailpoet&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-newsletter Pennsylvania’s attorney general has announced that a Democrat operative has been arrested for “widespread” voter fraud, just days after the state’s controversial midterm elections.\Attorney General Josh Shapiro confirmed the arrest of Democratic Party consultant Rasheen Crews this week.Philadelphia-based Crews is accused of orchestrating a “widespread” ballot fraud scheme that includes forging thousands of signatures to… Read more »
Sadly notking will come of it. The crime syndicate takes care of it’s own, Fetterman will be sworn in, mumble incoherently with the right hand on the Philadelphia phone d rectory and there you go, a new congresscritter. Give it 4 months until another stroke and his wife gets appointed by the governor to serve his term, L hear that… Read more »
I post this link so that you can simply boggle your mind this Sunday morning. The “green” disease has surely struck the entire EU leadership and sadly, our own in the U.S. of A as well. https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2022/11/18/coal-burning-surges-as-high-gas-prices-drive-czechs-to-traditional-fuels/ When we reach the point that it is OK for people to die of cold and susequently starve due to lack of transportation… Read more »
https://www.newconservativepost.com/2022/05/new-wh-press-secretary-claims-election-stolen/ ‘Stolen emails, stolen drone, stolen election …..welcome to the world of #unpresidented Trump,’ Karine Jean-Pierre tweeted after former President Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential win, repeating Clinton’s claims that Trump was illegitimately elected. ‘Reminder: Brian Kemp stole the gubernatorial election from Georgians and Stacey Abrams,’ Jean-Pierre tweeted on April 2, 2020, reacting to a news story about Kemp saying he only… Read more »
Hillary Clinton roasted for claiming Republicans plan to ‘literally steal’ 2024 electionOctober 26, 2022 – 11:55AMFormer Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has been mocked online after she accused Republicans of scheming to “steal the next presidential election” in 2024.“Right-wing extremists already have a plan to literally steal the next presidential election. And they’re not making a secret of it,” Ms… Read more »
Okay, I’ve got to ask, is any of this NOT true? Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has been mocked online after she accused Republicans of scheming to “steal the next presidential election” in 2024. I don’t doubt she was mocked. People have been mocking her for thirty years and counting. “Right-wing extremists already have a plan to literally steal the… Read more »