US Vs. Russia In 3 Cartoons

Tyler Durden's picture

Sometimes a picture paints a thousand words... but on occasion, it takes three to get the full perspective...

How Russians see Putin...



How Americans see Obama...


How the rest of the world sees Obama...


Source: Jim Quinn's Sunday Funnies (via Cagle)

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MeMongo's picture

Hahah pink whoopie cushion:-)

BellyBrain's picture

It's all theater, folks.  It's pro-wrestling at a global level.  All pure bullshit, pre-conceived, pre-scripted, and pre-planned to increase power for the already powerful, and to keep the sheep (which is everyone else) locked safely in their pens to be sheared every season.

knukles's picture

One of my good buds who is Not a Conspiracy Theorist whatsoever, but is slowly waking up said to me today "Why do you think, Knuks, that the MSM is not saying anything about Crimea but spending all day on that missing jet?"  With a sly grin.
Uh huh....

Jack's Digestible Ideas's picture

I hope I get to see Biden in the White House before this is all over.


I prefer my comedy slapstick, not dark.

ghengis86's picture

It's a paddle ball thingy; not whoppie cushion.  +1 regardless; bath house is a fuck stick

ZerOhead's picture

Things are just so fucked these days...

Now it's the Russians who stand for the freedom and self-determination of people and nations while America stands for the ownership of individuals and nations by bankers, oligarchs, kleptomaniacs and associated fascist political riffraff.

Good luck Crimea. In these uncertain times you may still need some.

Unpopular Truth's picture

<<< Likely: Tijuana holds a referendum to join the U.S.
<<< Likely: south San Diego holds a referendum to join mexico

Rubbish's picture

Crimea has voted:


We want our fucking nukes back, got it?

MayIMommaDogFace2theBananaPatch's picture

San Diego is not in Mexico!?!?!?  How weird.

Tall Tom's picture

I see that you have not ever visited National City or Chula Vista. The Tijuana Metroplex has grown into San Diego. Borders are an illusion at this point. It seems as if there are as many Americans commuting to jobs in Tijuana as there are Legal Green Cardeed Mexicans commuting to work in San Diego. It is one of the World's busiest Borders.

old naughty's picture

Why don't we follow the money (eh, debt) i.s.o. Blue-Red-White vs Blue-Red-White?

Who needs bail-outs? Rest, all DeNOcracy (smokes).


Tall Tom's picture

I just reported was is happening AS I HAPPEN TO LIVE IN SAN DIEGO.


I did not express an approval or disapproval.


You can either deny it or accept it.


You may or may not like it.


But that does not change the fact.

old naughty's picture

me neither...

comments not directed at you (just slide into position), sorry for mix-up

Transformer's picture

Knuckles said:  One of my good buds who is Not a Conspiracy Theorist whatsoever, but is slowly waking up said to me today "Why do you think, Knuks, that the MSM is not saying anything about Crimea but spending all day on that missing jet?"  With a sly grin.
Uh huh....


I don't get it, what could the missing airliner have to do with Ukraine??

Fish Gone Bad's picture

The MSM does not cover anything truly important.  Fukushima is continually dumping out death, the Gulf of Mexico is still leaking, Corexit continues to poison both the Exxon Valdez victims in Alaska and the Gulf states, Putin had a game plan a long time ago with Ukraine, oh look! A squirrel!  Kim Kardashian is on the cover of _____ this week, Miley Cyrus is ______.  The missing 777 can take up a lot of airtime and they then do not need to cover anything else. 

James_Cole's picture

Now it's the Russians who stand for the freedom and self-determination of people and nations while America stands for the ownership of individuals and nations by bankers, oligarchs, kleptomaniacs and associated fascist political riffraff.

WTF? Get out of the dichotmies... USA = bad does not mean Ruskies = good.

Why would anyone think the Russian dictatorship stands for freedom???

Aussie V's picture

Why is Putin classed as a Dictator? He was elected.

In this present situation the Russian President is standing up to the Fascists who, are trying to take over his neighbouring country and eventually HIS country.

What's not to like?

Transformer's picture

If you can believe this, Paul Craig Roberts called Putin the leader of the free world.

nmewn's picture

My opinion of Paul Craig Roberts just went into the shitter.

Element's picture

It's rhetorical counterpoint, designed for people to reflect on what the hell that wretched stink is coming from DC, Wall Street and MIC. I'm pretty sure he knows Putin is not the second-coming of freedumb. ;-)

James_Cole's picture

Considering the first time he was unelected, second time he was dubiously elected and third time he changed the constitution and ran virtually unopposed…combined with no free press, yeah a real democracy there. 

Among the closet fascists er I mean 'libertarians' in the US he's got quite the popularity though. 

Tall Tom's picture

Considering the first time GW Bush was not elected (APPOINTED BY THE SUPREME COURT) and the second time he was dubiously elected combined with the fact that there is not a Free Press in America...


By your standards Bush was a Dictator.


Libertarians are diametrically opposed to fascism, Mr. Socialist.


As Mr. Obama's Administration is just a CONTINUATION of the Bush Administration and since he was dubiously qualified under the Constitution Requirements (e.g....He may be a Kenyan National using someone else's Social Security Number) then it is pretty easy to declare that Obama is as much a Dictator as Putin.


In fact since he is ruling by Executive Order at this point and Congress has abdicated any real authority it is easily demonstrated that Obama is a dictator.


Continue to worship your illegitamite Government.

ZerOhead's picture

They don't.

Nobody does anymore. It's ALL about self interest these days.except for those few rare individuals like Snowden...

Flagit's picture

Why would anyone think the Russian dictatorship stands for freedom???


cause when youve been bled dry and horse whipped for 20 years, that beating with a 1/8 rod starts to look pretty good.

Dugald's picture

Shall be forced to draft a strongly worded condemnation.....

Where do those Americans buy all their ink...wish I had shares.

Element's picture

Good, because US office-supply franchises have been in a bit of a protracted slump of late. Apparently business offices have become rather unfashionable in O-ville USA, for some reason.

Zymurguy's picture

They have plenty althoug most is used for money printers.

Lost My Shorts's picture

Things are indeed fucked.  The chickenhawks are in full cockadoodledoo that Obama is weak because he's not starting a war with Russia over Crimea, but if there were a war, oops sorry they are too busy to get involved except to cheer from a safe distance.  Cheney's got a bad heart.  Romney's got tennis elbow.  Bush has important dogs to paint.  But the ZH brigade is ready to fight, right !!!  Who's in?

Putin is praised for backing self-determination of peoples, and Obama is reamed out for not stopping the self-determination of Crimea (by deploying the chickenhawk brigade that is too busy to fight, or deploying flyover American troops who don't want to die over who controls Crimea).  Excuse me while my head spins.

ZerOhead's picture

"Who's in?"

Not me... I'm a pacifist not a fascist. Besides I have flat feet and get very queasy looking at blood...

James_Cole's picture

But the ZH brigade is ready to fight, right !!!  Who's in?

Remember, a couple weeks back approximately 50% of zh commenters came out in glowing admiration of Sarah Palin. No doubt the same dumbasses who claim Putin is some sort of freedom fighter. 

BigJim's picture

 Remember, a couple weeks back approximately 50% of zh commenters came out in glowing admiration of Sarah Palin. 


Unknown User's picture

Yes, but we have a Nobel Peace Prize winning President!  USA USA USA

Transformer's picture

Damn straight.  He is the Peace President, we need to support him in his quest for peace.

ZerOhead's picture

Now if only a plane full of Chinese could be hijacked by Iranians and secretly land in Iran to be packed with explosives and flown into Israel intending to hit the Wailing Wall but 'accidentally' hitting the Dome of The Rock (Al Aqsa mosque) instead.

China/Iran relations suffer, Sunnis kill Shiites for destroying the mosque, Israel gets to bomb Iran and liberate it's oil reserves with everyone cheering plus it gets to rebuild the Temple of David/Solomon so that G-d can live with his people once again.

It's every NeoCons wettest dream...

RafterManFMJ's picture

Yeah! yeah! And what if you loaded it up with 25 metric tons of pigs? Even better!

Dugald's picture

Nah! make it IMPERIAL Tons.....has a nicer ring to it dont'cha think?

MayIMommaDogFace2theBananaPatch's picture

Nah! make it IMPERIAL Tons.....has a nicer ring to it dont'cha think?

Imperial Pigs rolls off of the tongue nicely!

Not Too Important's picture

Israel isn't the only country with a 'Samson' option. No one will ever get anyone else's oilfields. They will all be destroyed, covered with nuclear contamination that will prevent anyone from working there, if anyone from the other 'team' gets close.

G-d won't be living with his people, because he wants to kill everyone, according to Bill Maher:

Bill Maher: God a ‘psychotic mass murderer’ who ‘drowns babies’

And NeoCons? Nothing more than shapeshifting old-school Communists. Well, worse than that, really.

They're sadists, taking advantage of a horrible situation and making it worse on purpose, for their own enjoyment:

The Dark Tetrad, a sub catagory of the Dark Triad:

The world is run by sadistic, narcissistic Machivellian psychopaths. As their plans all go to hell, they will do everything they can to make it worse for the rest of us, because that's how they get their kicks.

They will fight each other for the opportunity to kill more people:

They are taking us into a deeper Hell, for their own enjoyment.

ZerOhead's picture

I'm taking a pass on the 'sadistic' tag for our current batch of sociopathic psychopaths. They mostly see themselves as populists and want to be loved by their people.

As for the bible...

It is a very sick book (the Old Testament mainly) and YES... God is a mass murdering psychopath. He even killed 70,000 of his own (God worshipping) Jews because King David took a census against God's will.

Now that is really fucked.


21:1 "And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel...

Yahweh spoke to Gad, David's seer, saying, Go and speak to David, saying, Thus says Yahweh, I offer you three things: choose you one of them, that I may do it to you.

So Gad came to David, and said to him, Thus says Yahweh, Take which you will: either three years of famine; or three months to be consumed before your foes, while the sword of your enemies overtakes you; or else three days the sword of Yahweh, even pestilence in the land, and the angel of Yahweh destroying throughout all the borders of Israel. Now therefore consider what answer I shall return to him who sent me.

David said to Gad, I am in a great strait: let me fall, I pray, into the hand of Yahweh; for very great are his mercies: and let me not fall into the hand of man. So Yahweh sent a pestilence on Israel; and there fell of Israel seventy thousand men. (1 Chronicles 21:9-14 WEB)

RafterManFMJ's picture

He even killed 70,000 of his own (God worshipping) Jews because King David took a census against God's will.

Even God is against spying on the people.

ZerOhead's picture

His people.

Them spying on other people? Not so much...

Tall Tom's picture

A census in the ancient world was a means to extract taxes.


All Sin leads to Death. Death is as much of a consequence to sin as an object falling to the ground is a consequence of it being dropped. It is a Law of Nature. That is why God sent Jesus to die upon the Cross as the final sacrifice for all sin. He provided salvation, a way out, from experiencing the Final Death which is reaped as a result of sin.


God is such a "psychopath" that all of those 70,000 whom died as a result OF SIN (going against the will of God) that ALL OF THEM have a guaranteed ticket into Paradise as God has promised that ALL ISRAEL will be saved (from the Second Death). That is written in Romans 11:25-28. Psychopaths lack MERCY. God's provision is MERCIFUL as NONE are deserving.


That is through Grace as all have sinned, other than Christ Jesus, and not anyone is deserving.  NONE. Not one person is free from sin other than through Christ Jesus.


You write a half truth refusing to expose the Truth in the entirity of it..

merizobeach's picture

I agree with much of your politics, but your religion has no place here.  It's fucking disgusting.

Random's picture

First, the guy you replied was not talking about religion, but faith. Secondly, disgusting? How?

Not Too Important's picture

Learn something new every day. Wow.

Tall Tom's picture

It is an ancient story. It is easily available. You can read about it in your Bible.


But it is not the entire story. Read my response above.

merizobeach's picture

Yes, it is an ancient story.  And that's all that it is.  It is not history.  It is superstitious bullshit and lies.

Please stick to politics where we might find some common ground and productive conclusions.

infinity8's picture

I called for the clowns awhile ago. . . for the remainder of the weekend, please continue watching the opening act "Da Plane Show". Then, stay tuned for "The Biggest Show on Earth"! (set to air sometime later this week)

kchrisc's picture

"The lies they don't tell are as important as the ones they do."