WOW!That guy is CRAZY!
Hopefully the guy is delusional.
New Hampshire and Ecuador.
He's not crazy, he's just being Zhirinovsky.
Zhirik is not the speaker of the house, he's vice-chair of the state duma, an unimportant post. His LDP is a tiny minority, and Zhirik spends most of his time on a popular Russian quiz show arguing with other guests.
He's been saying wacko things for 20 years now. Nothing new!
"Cowards & idiots can come along for the ride but they gotta sit in the back seat!"
People who speak the truth are often painted this way.
I'm not saying that’s the case here, I'm just saying he's referencing what some people think HAARP is actually used for.
I'd defiantly say it was wacky if it was a little less based in quasi plausible reality.
If we can be lied about the sinking of the Lusitania, the Gulf of Tonkin, the details of Pearl Harbor, 9/11, Osama Bin Laden (death, involvement in 9/11, involvement in CIA ops etc..) etc etc etc.. why couldn’t we be lied to about HAARP?
Either way, interesting bit of footage..
I wonder why he chose brussels over London, or Isreal..
“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” Plato
Well, look. Zhirinovsky was asked about trade, but he likes to talk about whatever HE wants; in this case, secret weapons.
The translation is correct, according to my Russian colleague. But Zhirik is not speaker of the house. In the background, one can see the cyrillic letters LDPR, which is his small political party.
He was asked first about Russia lifting its ban on Georgian wine imports. It was banned in 2006 ostensibly for health concerns but it was likely retaliation for diplomatic problems.
Which is interesting, since President Medvedev deliberately snubbed Georgia during the May 9th Victory Day celebrations by not addressing congratulations to Saakashvili as he did to the other 14 Presidents of the former Soviet Republics.
The interviewer asked if Russia was seeking Georgia's favour in order to win entry into the WTO. And that's what set Zhirik off.
He mentions Brussels as one of the world capitals because its the capital of the EU.
Then, he loses himself over mere mention of Japan, which raised Russia's ire recently by asking for the return of the southern Kurile Islands, held by Russia since the end of WWII.
Finally, he threatens to wipe Georgia off the face of the earth, bringing Russia's border to Turkey.
...I don't know why Russia needs Georgian wine, anyway. I like it myself, but Abkhazian wine is just as good, and anyway they need the business Russia provides.
thanks for typing that all out.
Is he for real or are those fake subtitles. I wish I knew someone who spoke Russian. He seems very animated doesn't he.
I don't speak Russian except for Balshoya Spaseeba.
My Russian is almost nonexistent but it seems correct.
If you'll notice, the interviewer is almost cracking up as Zhirik unleashes his threats of Japanese extinction. She was probably expeccting him to say something hilariously wacko like that.
No one will ever confuse him with Nancy Pelosi.
I've heard about and read a lot about him and how crazy he is, but I've never looked up a picture.
"A good End cannot sanctify evil Means; nor must we ever do Evil, that Good may come of it." -William Penn
Yup, I'd like a confirmed translation though...
I have a friend that speaks russian, i'll see if he can translate this...
He seems to enjoy it a lot.