"F$$king Morons": Russia's Lavrov Drops F-Bomb At Saudi-Syria Press Conference

Tyler Durden's picture

Earlier this week, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with his Saudi counterpart Adel al-Jubeir to discuss options for Syria’s future. Here’s the context:

Realizing that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s badly depleted forces are likely to face defeat sooner or later, either at the hands of the various militants "freedom fighters" vying for control of the country or else at the hands of the US military which we imagine could "accidentally" end up engaging Assad’s forces directly once the air campaign against ISIS picks up, Moscow has gone back and forth between suggesting that it’s willing to negotiate for an "alternative" to Assad and saying that Russia is willing to lend military support to Damascus if it means helping to eradicate "terrorists." Again we see that both sides are prepared to use ISIS as an excuse to turn what has so far been a thinly-veiled proxy war into an actual confrontation between East and West and although Russia may be willing to "go there" if all options are exhausted, the economic realities of collapsing crude and Western sanctions are all too real which is presumably why the Kremlin entertained Saudi foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir in Moscow on Tuesday to discuss next steps for Syria. In the end, it all came down to the fate of Assad and both sides are apparently willing to stand their ground - for now. 

In short, the Saudis see "no place for Assad in the future of Syria" while Russia isn’t quite ready to throw in the towel on the embattled strongman. After the meeting, the two diplomats held a joint press conference.

For those interested in more detail on the "friggin' mess" that served as the backdrop for Tuesday’s presser, see here, but the clip shown below - in which Lavrov calls the Saudis "fucking morons" under his breath at 41:05 in - should suffice as the Cliff’s Notes version.

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JustObserving's picture

Fucking criminal, corrupt, cruel, crazy morons is what he actually meant.

There are few nations that spread so much violence and killing as our beloved friends, the Saudis.

Latina Lover's picture

Even Mother Theresa would lose patience with the Saudi Inbreds.

keremetski's picture

Lavrov said :" Can't stand them " ( Terpet' ne mogu)

Manthong's picture

F’ng EVIL morons might be a little more to the point..

But that applies to the US Administration and State as well.

Policy is not to provide constructive solutions, but to de-stabilize and assure continuous chaos.

BigJim's picture

Didn't sound like "fucking morons" to me; at least, not in English.

Anyone here speak Russian... and can make out what he said?

Manthong's picture

Latrov speaks English but usually speaks in Russian.

BTW,  for anyone who doubts Policy intent, just look at Ukraine, Libya, Iraq and Afghanistan.. not to mention numerous Central and South American countries. 

TBT or not TBT's picture

The distribution of IQ's among Arabs is well to the left of that of Russians.  Lavrov is probably well above the mean for a Russian, and a frightening percentage of Arabs are on the moronic end of the Russian distribution.   It's not quite Idiocracy in the Arab world.   There is a distribution, and some Arabs arent so inbred, but lets face it their domestic competition doesnt keep them sharp.  

strannick's picture

No wonder Trump loves the Russians

A Trump Presindency would usher in a new era of Dentante, with Summits including Vodka shot contests, leg wrestling, noogies, bi lateral cussing at reporters..

jefferson32's picture

A former US ambassador in Moscow suggests Lavrov was talking about the Saudi official when he said "fucking morons" - therefore you know that's not what happened. According to russian reddit user levitating_cucumber the slur was directed at someone in the public ("[...] on 43:08 he says these words to someone from the audience when he's given a word: ["mi vam ne mechaem"] (x2) which means "Are you sure we don't distract you?". So he talks about morons from the audience. And this is how western media works. Take things out of the context. [...]").


Macon Richardson's picture

Jefferson, thanks for clearing that up. Western media (read ZH there) loves to get things wrong.

y3maxx's picture

S A is setting itself up for a big China/Russian/Iran payback event.

Stumpy4516's picture

jefferson32, if you have not noticed ZH has changed over the last couple years.  Now they support the meme of the western media in regards to Russia.  The mysterious sub was another obvious case where ZH condemned Russia as ZH proclaimed there was a sub, it had called for help and it was Russian.  All things we now know were lies. 

Even from the this article ZH states - " while Russia isn’t quite ready to throw in the towel on the embattled strongman.", notice how ZH in very slick fashion reinforces that Assad is an embattled strongman.  Instead of the leader of a once peaceful and prosperous country who is fighting insurgents sent by the jewish controlled western powers.

The old Tylers are gone or simply comply with the new owners.

exonomic halfbreed's picture


I have no idea why you have been downvoted.  +1000 from me.  The idiocrats would pay to watch President Camacho (Pepsi) Trump frollicking with Putin, as they consume mass quantities of rations.

Welder's picture

They're quite inbred. Around 54% are married to their cousins or their parents are 1st degree cousins. In Pakistan (not arabs) percentage is even higher, around 84%. I know what I'm talking about, I live among them aand I've seen reliable statistics. Lots of birth defects, poor health etc. I'm pissed off because the Jews opened the borders of Europe for them (especially UK). 

Jack Burton's picture

Great post, and I believe you! I was on an AirLiner to London full of Pakistianis, what I saw was just what you describe.

Also, you are right! It is the Jews and Zionists who are behind the UK Open Borders policy. Everywhere these people go, they seek to destroy local cultures and ethnic groups, especially Northern European. Why? To better control each society they plant themselves in. A strong united christian anglo saxon UK is the jews biggest nightmare. They want a multi cultural crime ridden hell hole, they can exploit at will.

Socratic Dog's picture

Jack, you're placing youself in that "moron" IQ subcategory with that comment.  Pakistan is not anywhere near Arabia, and Paki's are not Arabs.  Most are Muslims, as are a lot of Arabs.  Just like lots of Brits are Christian, and so are a lot of Philippinos and Incas.  But you probably wouldn't mix up a Brit with an Inca.

Tarzan's picture

No one said Paki's where Arabs. The comments concerned the effects of inbreeding and intelligence, not necessarily race.

Franktastic's picture

it is not the joos, it is the Germans, Nazism never died....they are using the joos to do their bidding, without their knowlage.

strannick's picture

Well,.they are kind of fucking stupid.

Morons was a bit harsh

jefferson32's picture

Keremetsky: it sounds like there is a ["blyed"] in there, which is indeed fuck. ["debily"] means morons.

keremetski's picture

audio is very poor. I heard "terpet' ", which is close to "blyat" in rapid speech.

PrometeyBezkrilov's picture

terpet' means tolerate. Has nothing to do with whore.

gaoptimize's picture

I've been called all these things and more by my Russian wife at one time or another, mostly deserved.  It's a tough competition for the language that is the most vile and effective for cursing between German and Russian. "Predurock"is a common one she uses.  My kids and I have a competition to guess what invective she will use first when we arrive in disappointing circumstances.

Crash Overide's picture

Regardless of what was said and the context, the House of Saud is as evil as it gets...

NoPasaran's picture

He said something like "blya... debili" (cannot write in Russian here) which translated means "fuck... morons", not "fucking morons". He probably ment whoever asked the question he was answering to.

lunaticfringe's picture

Good. For a moment I thought Tyler was making shit up. Never trust a guy who doesn't swear.

comfortably numb's picture

Actually, the other way round...     Something inaudible, and then "Debili... bliadj"   (Morons...    Fuck)  

Looks like that was adressed towards something he was reading behind the desk while the interpreter was translating his previous remarks

FreeSlave's picture

I speak russian. The only word I heard was "DEBILY"  "? ? ? ? ? ?" which means Morons....  You also need to note that he said that after he read something from his cell phone, or some kind of device... So, I can conclude that it was not ment to/for saudis... He probably read some kind of message on his device that made him mad... So, he called some kind of group of people as Morrons... That it....

Manthong's picture

..must have been a text from Kerry

NeedtoSecede's picture



Comment of the day Manthong!  Well done, I spit my coffee all over my keyboard and monitor...

dontgoforit's picture

He was thinking, "damn, I could've had a V-8."

FreeSlave's picture

Correction... Now that I watch the same video on my home computer I can also hear that he says: BLET DEBILY... It would be exactly the same as ZH translated... Fu**ing Morons. And I also think that he might be looking at his notes instead of his cell phone or device... But I still think that it was not ment for saudis...

dogismycopilot's picture

I speak Russian - cho cho - yes, all I heard was 'idiot' (de-blee).


Canadian Dirtlump's picture

I speak aramaic, french, swahili, an xosa and it didn't sound like that either. I wonder if maybe he was speaking another language. Like Russian.

KnuckleDragger-X's picture

The middle east is one big cesspool with everybody fighting over the best turds. The best answer would be to walk away, which of course all the 'smart' people will never do......

Ozy_mandias's picture

When your playing Chess and everyone around you is playing checkers... I can understand the frustration.

HonkyShogun's picture
HonkyShogun (not verified) Ozy_mandias Aug 13, 2015 10:18 AM

Checkers? You give the Bongo too much credit. He's playing House with Reggie.

TheAnswerIs42's picture

House? I thought he was playing hide the Salami with Reggie.


Luc X. Ifer's picture

Nah, it is pigeon chess ...

sam i am's picture

True. Lavrov said " Can't stand them "about some aggressive anti-Russia journo

more here:


JR's picture

Lavrov drops the Can’t-Stand-Them epithet. World shocked!

pods's picture

The Saudis aren't morons (well the ones doing all this) but they are agents provocateur.  

It is their job to foment war where we want it.  Who would have thought the worst alliance on the planet would be the USA, Saudi Arabia, and Israel?

World domination makes for some strange bedfellows.


HonkyShogun's picture
HonkyShogun (not verified) pods Aug 13, 2015 10:08 AM

Whomever is responsible for inciting the next war is clearly slacking. Last I heard, they were rolling out Horsie Kerry again to froth about chemical weapons. Warmongers have no originality or creativity.

Squid Viscous's picture

when his tongue comes slithering out, you know he's lying... pretty much every other sentence

Arnold's picture

Kerry's got some miracles to perform on behalf of the Messiah in Cuba first.