To Everyone Saying Russia Is "Isolated", Here's A Map

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While NATO is happy to provide Russia with geographical advice, we thought the following map of "the world" will help explain President Obama's increased use of the term "isolated" when it comes to Russia...



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Mon, 09/01/2014 - 17:37 | 5168900 HUGE_Gamma
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Obama is peeing his pants over the "Boomerang"

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 17:38 | 5168923 Publicus
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Color the BRICS nation green. I dare you.

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 17:41 | 5168938 BlindMonkey
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....then circle the BRICS with red lines and have John Madden do the voice over explaining it all.

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 17:50 | 5168978 Xibalba
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A boomerang that doesn't come back is a stick

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 17:59 | 5169011 BlindMonkey
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I am missing the point my man. Elaborate por favor?

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 18:35 | 5169123 knukles
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It didn't "Pivot" or "Reset"

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 19:04 | 5169134 Eirik Magnus Larssen
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In the meantime, welcome to Novorossiya. Russia does not appear to be squandering time.

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 19:34 | 5169279 Anusocracy
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All of this boils down to Putin/Russia vs. the dollar.

Die Fed, die dollar.

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 20:10 | 5169392 y3maxx
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Putin 100%

Golfer in Chief 0%

...Golf match, Chess match, Checkers...what have You

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 22:00 | 5169708 markmotive
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Putin is in more control than the media would have you believe.

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 22:29 | 5169805 CheapBastard
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Not only is he in control, his approval rating at home is over 95%. 

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 23:32 | 5169950 JuliaS
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Ukraine and Crimea are colored violet! WTF?

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 23:46 | 5169984 Drunk In Church
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Russia is islolated.  It's isolated from freedom, decency, and basic human rights.

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 00:00 | 5170012 Seize Mars
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Your blog is uninteresting. Sorry. I'm just being honest here.

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 00:04 | 5170020 OpenThePodBayDoorHAL
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Hey let's bring 'em some of that good ol 'Murhan freedom! Ya know, like the stuff we brought to Iraq and Afghanistan and Libya? Comes in a few easy-to-deliver forms, Drone Freedom, Abrams Tank Freedom, Cruise Missile Freedom, Spy Freedom, and Wall Street Super Special Fake-O-Money Laundering and Debt Freedpm! Boo-ya!

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 00:20 | 5170054 zerophilo
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Dude, seriously, your blog is terribly boring.

Give it up man.

Stop trolling this site with empty comments.

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 01:38 | 5170169 Volkodav
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Tue, 09/02/2014 - 04:35 | 5170285 Eirik Magnus Larssen
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There's little point in trying to convey those realities to the people here at Zero Hedge. Most of them seem to be part of the American crowd which openly symphatizes with Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, likely because of the latter's overt nationalism, homophobia and Christian conservatism.

After American actor Mickey Rourke having donned a "I love Putin!" t-shirt in Moscow recently, we apparently now also have Steven Seagal proclaiming his solidarity with mother Russia in the middle of Sevastopol.

The conclusion I draw from all of this is that Americans appear to be growing a bit more nutty by the hour.

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 09:30 | 5170670 Zaptastic
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...or perhaps they're just tired of listening to their government lying to them at every opportunity and treating them like they're stupid?

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 00:54 | 5170107 Freddie
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Despite the endless western media demonization - I bet Putin has a higher approval rating than Obama in Amerika.

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 03:44 | 5170266 DavidPierre
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JIM WILLIE — Critical Geopolitical & Monetary Update: NATO is Falling Apart & Germany is Breaking Away From the U.S.

Dr. Jim Willie presents some important recent developments that bode ill for the dollar as Germany, France and other former allies and partners of the US are now aligning themselves with Russia, China and the BRICS bloc. Also, Willie’s source claims Blackwater mercenary group has been captured in Ukraine. “NATO is dead.”

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 23:44 | 5169983 SeattleBruce
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"we thought the following map of "the world" will help explain President Obama's increased use of the term "isolated" when it comes to Russia..."

This coming from the prez who discussed 57 other states he'd visited.  This is who we're dealing with...


Mon, 09/01/2014 - 23:27 | 5169941 juan323
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I noticed that at: they are taking interns....lolz. They need to put up a job posting at Colombia Journalism School.

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 17:44 | 5168949 A82EBA
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or Gold

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 18:08 | 5169040 CHX
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+1 BRICS of Gold...

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 19:30 | 5169267 YuShun
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In Chinese, BRIC is "gold-bars-four-countries" (jin-zhuan-si-guo).   

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 13:24 | 5171768 matrix2012
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@ YuShun, thanks for hinting on it, you're right, never realize that the Chinese put such high meaning on the BRICS organization.

I just checked the online dict for the Chinese word on "BRIC / BRICS Economic Bloc", it says "Jin Zhuan"; whereas "Jin" means "gold; metals in general; money" and "Zhuan" means "tile, brick"


so literally the BRICS is called out as GOLD BRICK in Chinese :-) so smart, so true!!


Word dictionary - brics economic bloc - MDBG English to Chinese dictionary
Mon, 09/01/2014 - 19:33 | 5169230 Kirk2NCC1701
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Ah, a version that even Canadian Ploticians and Military can understand!

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 06:50 | 5170359 what's that smell
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you forgot god's chosen piece of shitty desert.

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 20:13 | 5169399 LegalizHazing
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Color the British financial colonies green? Next everything blue, I presume?

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 23:36 | 5169966 JuliaS
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The black must be ISIS. That Saudi king wasn't exaggerating.

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 22:31 | 5169808 hyoung
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I did, adding Mongolia (recent trade deal announces it has come home to Daddy), Venezuela, Iran, and I'm sure a bunch of other gaps could be filled in too, particularly in view of the influence China is building in Africa.  The fun thing will be to see how long it takes Europe to start going green.  Seems some German industrialists and senior/ex politicians want this.  Once the USD starts to wobble, it could happen pretty fast - like dominoes.  It is the inevitability is the future vs B-52s.


Mon, 09/01/2014 - 22:32 | 5169815 hyoung
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Also China and Vietnam just made up too ...

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 20:24 | 5173707 crazzziecanuck
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Forgot to paint Crimea green...

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 17:38 | 5168928 Vendetta
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as if he cares about anything but getting out of office and collecting his payola like his predecessors

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 17:41 | 5168934 BlindMonkey
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Why do you think he changed his suit color to taupe?

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 18:08 | 5169044 RiverRoad
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Actually it's more likely a Brooks Bros. summer khaki:  He fancies himself a preppy.

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 18:28 | 5169104 Berspankme
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All the queens are wearing them this year 

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 20:38 | 5169449 Dakota Kid
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It's  trendy.

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 18:46 | 5169163 BlindMonkey
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Wouldn't the cloven hooved sheep in the logo make it unclean for a muzzie like Barry to wear?

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 18:51 | 5169176 knukles
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Those are sex objects, silly

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 19:35 | 5169283 BlindMonkey
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I regret that I only have one up vote.

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 22:48 | 5169859 Hulk
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I put one in for you !!!

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 22:02 | 5169715 Trucker Glock
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Sheep chew the cud.  I think they're considered clean.

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 09:01 | 5170588 TruthHunter
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"Sheep chew the cud.  I think they're considered clean."

The way they eat garbage in Muslim countries, they are hardly clean.

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 18:45 | 5169162 tempo
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only ATH for precious 500 or beloved 30 stocks on a weekly basis will bring Russia to their knees. That's all the US/EU central bankers can construct and control in the world.

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 17:35 | 5168908 Pooper Popper
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Way out of her leauge....

I wouldnt fuck with Putin if I were you Jarret,,,,you fucking bitch!

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 19:37 | 5169291 disabledvet
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I would....AND I AMMMMMMMM!!!!!

(wouldn't phuck with Russia though. I respect Russia and the Russians...especially their Army way too much for that. As an American who is quite familiar with General Custer however I also understand the possibility of error. Custer was no pushover either. I think he and Putin share a lot in common actually. His glorious death pushed General Grant into some serious action...and changed the face of America forever.)

"Once these things get serious...they don't become unserious anytime soon."

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 20:42 | 5169454 Dakota Kid
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Putin F's back, with interest payable on demand.

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 17:36 | 5168911 F0ster
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You can add Germany, France and maybe the UK to Russia's partners soon too

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