Actually you’ll totally believe it, but let me set the scene for you.
We have two countries, one ethnicity. For years since the fall of the Soviet Union, people in both countries have spoken about unification. Now there’s talk of having a referendum to decide the matter. Obviously Russia, having annexed Crimea using the same arguments, must be supportive of this move, right?
Wrong. The unification being discussed involves Romania and Moldova, and of course Russia is pissed. Totally lacking any sense of irony, the Russian foreign ministry had this to say:
“We consider it irresponsible and inadmissible to multiply such statements when an election campaign is under way in Moldova. We expect the Chisinau authorities to give an adequate appraisal of these words. We also hold that a reaction must follow from Brussels and other European capitals,”
Who would have guessed that the country which pilloried the US over its blatant hypocrisy for years would so rapidly turn into the US? Well the US without the infrastructure, the powerful economy, the Constitutional rights…basically they’ve just assimilated America’s exceptionalist foreign policy AKA “the really shitty thing about America.”
Equally hilarious was the foreign ministry’s assertion that “the agreement violated the basic rights of residents of the Russian-speaking breakaway Republic of Transdniester.” That’s odd indeed because Transdniester claims to be a separate country, which would imply that whatever happens to Moldova is inconsequential to their “country.” Moldova joins Romania, Transdniester remains with the
Russians Transdniestrians. No possible way could Transdniester have been an attempt to create a frozen conflict and an excuse to station Russian troops outside of Russia. Can somebody please decide if Transdniester is a separate country or a persecuted part of Moldova? Ditto for the two-building republics of Donetsk and Lugansk.
Just a little reminder- You can be jailed in Russia for publishing anything which demands the same federalization rights as those originally demanded by the Donetsk rebels, and someone has already been prosecuted for just that. Seriously folks, you couldn’t make this shit up.