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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

President Putin hits back at Tony Abbott

President Putin wasn't impressed with Tony Abbott's threat to "shirtfront him" at the G20 Summit, in fact he's furious.  And when the Russians translated "shirtfront" into English, it's easy to understand why - it's a head-on physical tackle used by AFL footballers.

Journalist Timothy Bancroft-Hinchley who writes for the Russian newspaper Pravda said Mr Abbott's comments were "the most blatant example of shit-faced ignorance and pig-headed arrogance the world has seen since the likes of Hitler and Pol Pot."

Bancroft-Hinchley's editorial in Pravda reads "It is difficult to find a more blatant example of childishness, incompetence for the position, criminal intent, downright nastiness and an indication of a disturbed mind crying out for therapy.  Don't the Australian people deserve better?"

And he was only warming up.  "While I do not speak for President Putin, if someone "shirtfronted" me, I would throw the perpetrator over my shoulder, slam him onto his back on the floor behind me, place my boot on his face and ask 'What was that you were saying? before I saw him scurry away snivelling to his sister for a clean pair of Y-fronts" he wrote.

All this chest-beating nonsense is about who shot down MH17. The west has sided with Kiev who say Russian-backed separatists shot down the jet with a surface-to-air missile supplied by Moscow. Not true, say the Russians, they believe the investigation into the tragedy "is not active and effective enough" and important data from Ukrainian air traffic control is being withheld from investigators.

So how do we know who is telling the truth?  

We don't.