'Was it expensive to launch a meteorite?'
Let's talk about conspiracy. What is a conspiracy theory? It is an attempt to explain a paradoxical plot.
If a president urinates on the landing gear of an aircraft, he will be considered a crank with well-known connotations. But we all know that such people do not become presidents. In the end, there is a protocol service, administration, special services and security services, and so on and so forth, but all are silent and pretend that nothing happens.
Or there is a well-known human rights activist, who screams and shouts about democracy in the war zone in the North Caucasus. What kind of democracy could that be? The democracy of independent elections of warlords? But what about a whole choir of politicians, social activists, TV journalists and others, who repeat this one mantra: "only democracy can stop the civil war?"
This is not that simple. This is a plan to destroy the army, the country, the values, this is national humiliation and betrayal of interests ...
Who wants that? It is easy to find them, because they do not conceal their kowtowing to the West. The West does not conceal its sympathy for them either. The Washington Regional Committee at its best. And the "democratic" fifth column inside the country - experienced, clever, pragmatic enemies are fully aware of their actions.
Do you think that this is a thing of the past? Then who, may I ask, in August 2008, angrily condemned the "Russian aggression against Georgia," threatened the country with international penalties, and then year after year praised the political and economic miracle of Mikhail Saakashvili in the Russian media? Who was happy about the "Arab Spring", predicting similar situations in Russia? Who lobbied the "Magnitsky Act" in the U.S.?
Tell me, honestly, couldn't these people notice Georgian tanks on the streets of Tskhinvali? Couldn't they see the hands of Western PR specialists in the "Georgian miracle?" Don't they understand who is behind the "Arab democratization?" Don't they realize that there are at least two sides in the "Magnitsky case", one of which is always willing to spend money to punish the "obstinate Russia?"
Could they, getting involved in such campaigns, analyze the situation and think of all consequences, including, without a doubt, negative consequences for their own reputation?
Are they so naïve? It means that they all operate according to someone else's instructions - they do the job for the money that they have been paid.
That's what we thought too, until a meteorite flew above Chelyabinsk. That news was a true bombshell indeed.
That same day, a sovereign of liberal minds, a highly respected journalist in the democratic environment, Yulia Latynina, asked an uncomfortable question to the authorities in Novaya Gazeta. She saw a Russian rocket in the celestial body.
Why the meteorite was flying parallel to the ground, Latynina wondered, why it left the tail, similar to that of rocket fuel, why the explosion was identical to self-destruction of a rocket and why a European weather satellite took pictures of the meteorite tail in the atmosphere, but not in space. Why, in the end, do they look for the meteorite so carefully, with the help of airplanes, soldiers and military hardware?
The article in the above-mentioned newspaper caused hysteria even among regular readers of the newspaper. Some honestly tried to explain that meteorites do not leave any tails in space, but rockets, planes and meteorites leave tails in the atmosphere as they fly through it. By Friday evening, editors chose to remove the article from the website.
The news of the meteorite seemed extremely suspicious to former first deputy prime minister and former deputy speaker of the State Duma, Boris Nemtsov. Former deputy prime minister and former chairman of the State Property Committee Alfred Koch did not like it either.
"Why was Latynina's version of an accidentally fired Russian missile banned even in the independent media?" Nemtsov wrote on Facebook. In this light, the politicians are also concerned about the fact that the search for the Chelyabinsk unidentified flying object, whose explosion was equivalent to the explosion of 20-30 atomic bombs, was stopped.
"I think that the discussion about the UFO is extremely dangerous and unprofitable for the authorities - Nemtsov wrote. - If it was a meteorite, why couldn't air defense systems detect it? We have no air defense system? Where is it? We allocate huge funds for the army - more than 2 trillion rubles ... Where does this money go?"
The circus continues. The Echo of Moscow radio station, the St. Petersburg branch of it, said that Chelyabinsk - a major industrial and nuclear center in Russia - does not seem to be protected with any anti-missile systems. If the meteorite had been shot down, the Defense Ministry would have been quick to announce that, and Russians would have been happy and proud about that.
"The shield over Moscow can shoot down certain objects, - an author of the Echo of Moscow wrote. - Is safety of the nuclear Urals not that important? Who would need Moscow, if a few hundred kilotons explode in Chelyabinsk? I do not understand."
Needless to say, even under START, Russia and the United States could have only one object, covered with an anti-missile shield. In Russia, it is Moscow. There were no other missile defense systems created. Even if they were created, how for goodness sake, liberals can imagine the process to destroy an object that enters the atmosphere at escape velocity? And most importantly - what would be the point of that? The debris would still fall down to the ground.
Rock singer Andrei Makarevich went even further. "News reports remind me of war times. Someone was killed, others kidnapped, millions were stolen, a nine-year-old girl went missing ... We hear it every day, and we are getting used to it. And then comes the meteorite. Just about time! That would engage people's minds for three days at least, or even for a week. I wonder if it was expensive to launch a meteorite. It should fall where it is necessary, everything must be beautiful, and it shouldn't harm too many people. Ah, right, too many is just fine too. This is the time that we live in. I think that it is much cheaper than the Olympics. And it works!" the musician wrote in a column for Snob magazine.
No, my friends. There is no clever and cunning political enemy in front of us. There are uneducated and narrow-minded people, who, as it most often happens in such cases, are confident of their own infallibility.
Yes, I would support them too if I were in the West. Who needs to grow strong and intelligent competitors? Do you know what the worst thing is? These people were running the country for ten years.