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BJ

climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Dec 5, 2017 - 11:48am PT
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/05/sports/olympics/ioc-russia-winter-olympics.html
jgill

Boulder climber
The high prairie of southern Colorado
Dec 5, 2017 - 11:50am PT
Gotcha!
locker

climber
Dec 5, 2017 - 11:52am PT


Sucks the most for the athletes that have been training...

Too bad they get stuck in the political bullsh!t...

BJ

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 5, 2017 - 11:59am PT
It's about systemic doping. Proven clean athletes will be able to compete under an international flag. I'm sure there is politics involved, but this seems to be about what it is about.
fear

Ice climber
hartford, ct
Dec 5, 2017 - 12:02pm PT
Oh, I'm sure there's no systemic doping in the 200+ other countries.

So silly. I think I've watched maybe an hour of the Olympics over the past 20 years...

But it fits with the ridiculous Russia=EVIL narrative of late.
locker

climber
Dec 5, 2017 - 12:06pm PT

"It's about systemic doping. Proven clean athletes will be able to compete under an international flag"...

I jumped the gun on that one...

Didn't take the time to read...

ASSUMED...

I get a Duh!+!!!...



THANKS for clearing it...

;-)
10b4me

Mountain climber
Retired
Dec 5, 2017 - 12:13pm PT
it's ok, drumpf will pardon them.
TomCochrane

Trad climber
Cascade Mountains and Monterey Bay
Dec 5, 2017 - 12:21pm PT
Progress Report on the US-Russian War

By The Saker

December 02, 2017 "Information Clearing House" - I am often asked if the US and Russia will go to war with each other. I always reply that they are already at war. Not a war like WWII, but a war nonetheless. This war is, at least for the time being, roughly 80% informational, 15% economic and 5% kinetic. But in political terms the outcome for the loser of this war will be no less dramatic than the outcome of WWII was for Germany: the losing country will not survive it, at least not in its present shape: either Russia will become a US colony again or the AngloZionist Empire will collapse.

In my very first column for the Unz review entitled “A Tale of Two World Orders” I described the kind of multipolar international system regulated by the rule of law Russia, China and their allies and friends (whether overt or covert) worldwide are trying to build and how dramatically different it was from the single World Hegemony and AngloZionist attempted to establish worldwide (and almost successfully imposed upon our suffering planet!). In a way, the US imperial leaders are right, Russia does represent an existential threat, not for the United States as a country or for its people, but for the AngloZionist Empire, just as the latter represents an existential threat to Russia. Furthermore, Russia represents a fundamental civilizational challenge to what is normally called the “West” as she openly rejects its post-Christian (and, I would add, also viscerally anti-Islamic) values. This is why both sides are making an immense effort at prevailing in this struggle.

Last week the anti-imperial camp scored an major victory with the meeting between Presidents Putin, Rouhani and Erdogan in Sochi: they declared themselves the guarantors of a peace plan which will end the war against the Syrian people (the so-called “civil war”, which this never was) and they did so without even inviting the USA to participate in the negotiations. Even worse, their final statement did not even mention the USA, not once. The “indispensable nation” was seen as so irrelevant as to not even be mentioned.

To fully measure how offensive all this is we need to stress a number of points:

First, lead by Obama, all the leaders of the West declared urbi et orbi and with immense confidence that Assad had no future, that he had to go, that he was already a political corpse and that he would have no role whatsoever to play in the future of Syria.

Second, the Empire created a “coalition” of 59 (!) countries which failed to achieve anything, anything at all: a gigantic multi-billion dollar worth “gang that could not shoot straight” lead by CENTCOM and NATO and which only proved it most abject incompetence. In contrast, Russia never had more than 35 combat aircraft in Syria at any time turned the course of the war (with a lot of Iranian and Hezbollah help on the ground).

Next, the Empire decreed that Russia was “isolated” and her economy “in tatters” – all of which the Ziomedia parroted with total fidelity. Iran was, of course, part of the famous “Axis of Evil” while Hezbollah was the “A-Team of terrorism”. As for Erdogan, the AngloZionist tried to overthrow and kill him. And now it is Russia, Iran, Hezbollah and Turkey who defeated the terrorists and who will call the shots in Syria.

Finally, when the USA realized that putting Daesh in power in Damascus was not going to happen, they first tried to break up Syria (Plan B) and then tried to create a Kurdish statelet in Iraq and Syria (Plan C). All these plans failed, Assad is in Russia giving hugs to Putin while Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corp Quds Force Commander General Soleimani is taking a stroll through the last Syrian city to be liberated from Daesh.

Can you imagine how totally humiliated, ridiculed and beat the US leaders feel today? Being hated or resisted is one thing, but being totally ignored – now that hurts!

As for a strategy, the best they came up with was what I would call a “petty harassment of Russia”: making RT sign up as a foreign agent, stealing ancient art from Russia, strip Russian athletes from medals en masse, trying to ban the Russian flag and anthem from the Olympics in Seoul or banning Russian military aircraft from the next Farnborough airshow. And all these efforts achieve is making Putin even more popular, the West even more hated, and the Olympics even more boring (ditto for Farnborough – the MAKS and the Dubai Air Shows are so much ‘sexier’ anyway). Oh, I almost forgot, the “new Europeans” will continue their mini-war against old Soviet statues to their liberators. It’s just like the US mini-war on the Russian representations in the USA, a clear sign of weakness.

Speaking of weakness.

This is becoming comical. The US media, especially CNN, cannot let a day go by without mentioning the evil Russians, the US Congress is engaged in a mass hysteria trying to figure out who of the Republicans or the Democrats have had more contacts with the Russians, NATO commanders are crapping their pants in abject terror (or so they say!) every time the Russian military organizes any exercise, US Navy and Air Force representatives regularly whine about Russian pilots making “unprofessional intercepts”, the British Navy goes into full combat mode when a single (and rather modest) Russian aircraft carrier transits through the English Channel – but Russia is, supposedly, the “weak” country here.

Does that make sense to you?

The truth is that the Russians are laughing. From the Kremlin, to the media, to the social media – they even make hilarious sketches about how almighty they are and how they control everything. But mostly the Russians are laughing their heads off wondering what in the world the folks in the West are smoking to be so totally terrified (at least officially) by a non-existing threat.

SC seagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, Moab, A sailboat, or some time zone
Dec 5, 2017 - 12:23pm PT
I wouldn’t go to an Olympics in South Korea.

I wouldn’t be surprised if the North tries something.


Susan
c wilmot

climber
Dec 5, 2017 - 12:28pm PT
What a joke.US athletes openly cheat with their "therapeutic exemptions"....which is a blanket statement for saying our athletes are using amphetamines and steroids...

The olympics has jumped the shark
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Dec 5, 2017 - 02:56pm PT
The "Olympics" national and international are a joke. I'll stop at that.
Peace
Alexey

climber
San Jose, CA
Dec 5, 2017 - 03:19pm PT
"AngloZionist Empire" ?? , ha, ha,- Tom where you getting this stuff? is "Pravda" still around?
WBraun

climber
Dec 5, 2017 - 03:42pm PT
This is becoming comical. The US media, especially CNN, cannot let a day go by without mentioning the evil Russians,
the US Congress is engaged in a mass hysteria.....

It's also the Washinton Post which is also doing this sh!t and is absolutely insane.

We knew the American criminals (US media and US Congress) are behind this horsesh!t.

The US politards are sooooooo brainwashed it's insane ......
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 5, 2017 - 04:35pm PT
The "Olympics" national and international are a joke.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
c wilmot

climber
Dec 5, 2017 - 04:42pm PT
Serena Williams, world's top tennis player, is taking oxycodone and hydromorphone (opioids), prednisone, prednisolone, and methylprednisolone as well.

Credit: c wilmot

https://fancybear.net/pages/1.html

Damn Russians...

rottingjohnny

Sport climber
Sands Motel , Las Vegas
Dec 5, 2017 - 05:28pm PT
In a scene out of a Get Smart episode the Russians were caught , red handed , passing athletes test samples thru a hole in the wall where the samples were being opened and replaced with clean piss then passed back thru the hole...The russians being clean is horse sh#t...
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Dec 5, 2017 - 05:30pm PT
Not the cone of silence Max!
locker

climber
Dec 5, 2017 - 05:36pm PT


"is taking oxycodone and hydromorphone (opioids)"...


aka: one of the more popular strength enhancing drugs (Also known to bring about tremendous FOCUS)...




EDITED:

Hey C. Wilmot...

is it OK with you if she takes a couple of aspirin???...


crankster

Trad climber
No. Tahoe
Dec 5, 2017 - 05:38pm PT
This is becoming comical. The US media, especially CNN, cannot let a day go by without mentioning the evil Russians,

It's also the Washinton Post which is also doing this sh!t and is absolutely insane.

We knew the American criminals (US media and US Congress) are behind this horsesh!t.

The US politards are sooooooo brainwashed it's insane ......

There's a lot of dumb, really dumb things said on this forum. But these two comments stand out as dumber than almost anything posted. Mind numbing ignorance.
locker

climber
Dec 5, 2017 - 05:41pm PT


"The US media, especially CNN, cannot let a day go by without mentioning the evil Russians"...


That MIGHT just have something to do with CHUMP chomping on the corn from Putins butthole...

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