Who knew that the Pope is a racist neocon? From The Saker at thesaker.is:
Today, I want to post a few rather amazing news items about some rather weird things happening in the post-Christian West.
First, there is this pearl of wisdom: “Pope Francis directs racially charged comment towards Russian”
Chechens, Buryats and others who are “of Russia but are not of the Russian tradition” are acting with “cruelty” in Ukraine, the head of the Roman Catholic Church told the Jesuit magazine America in an interview published on Monday. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said such words go beyond mere Russophobia. Ukraine’s people are being “martyred,” Pope Francis said in the interview, conducted last week at the Vatican. “Generally, the cruelest are perhaps those who are of Russia but are not of the Russian tradition, such as the Chechens, the Buryati [sic] and so on. Certainly, the one who invades is the Russian state. This is very clear.” Speaking at a roundtable in the Russian Senate on Monday, Zakharova called the comments made by Pope Francis beyond the pale. “This is no longer Russophobia, it’s a perversion on a level I can’t even name,” she said. Later, on Telegram, she pointed out that until recently the Western media claimed that Slavs were “tormenting the people of the Caucasus,” referring to the conflict between Russia and the Chechen separatists, and now they say it’s the other way around.
WOW! Pitting Orthodox Christians against Muslim Chechen and Buddhist Buriats. What a “brilliant” and (totally not) novel idea. Furthermore, the fact that this idiot mentioned “Buriati” (which is the plural Buriat in Russian and Ukrainian) shows the origin of this brilliant statement: for the Ukronazis all Russians are basically Asiatic brutes, in other words, “Buriats”. FYI – there are less than half a million Buriats in Russia, that is out of a population of 147 million. But hey, if the objective is to create racial/ethnic/religious tensions, even a small minority like Buriats can be used, right? Divide and conquer and all that.