MOSCOW, September 14 (RIA Novosti) – Russia’s Communist Party newspaper, the Pravda, has tentatively agreed to publish an op-ed penned by US Senator John McCain, well-known for his vociferous criticism of the Russian leadership, the US publication Foreign Policy reported.
The agreement has been prompted by McCain’s interview with CNN on Thursday where the senior Republican senator slammed Russian President Vladimir Putin’s op-ed in The New York Times criticizing Washington’s push for military action in Syria.
McCain, who had earlier called Putin’s piece “an insult to the intelligence of every American,” joked “I would love to have a commentary in Pravda,” referring to Russia’s restrictive press policies.
Foreign Policy's blog The Cable sent the transcript of the interview to Pravda and received a surprising offer to publish an op-ed written by McCain.
"If John McCain wants to write something for us, he is welcome," The Cable quoted Dmitry Sudakov, the English editor of Pravda, as saying.
“We have been critical of his stance on Russia and international politics in our materials, but we would be only pleased to publish a story penned by such a prominent politician as John McCain,” Sudakov reportedly said.
According to The Cable, McCain’s office immediately took the Russian paper up on the offer and promised to submit a piece by next Wednesday. A final version will be both in English and Russian, to ensure the accuracy of translation.
McCain's communications director Brian Rogers told The Cable that the op-ed would most likely address democracy and human rights in Russia as well as “the Putin regime's aiding and abetting of the Syrian regime.”
Pravda’s editorial staff was not available for comments on McCain’s op-ed agreement on Friday night.
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- bielecWell, well, well,,,15:50, 14/09/2013Good move and it will illustrate clearly to the world that American foreign policy is based on lies, demagogy, and political propaganda, not on the truth.
You can expect a number of "politically correct" cliches about American democracy and respect of human rights, non of which are actually true. You will see accusations thrown at the "totalitarian regime of KGB general Putin".
This will be an op-ed based on negative arguments, taken from the cold war era in which McCain's world view had cristalized.
As always, politicians that carry out criminal and anti-democratic acts have to use fabricated myths to justify their policies. They will try to discredit everybody who uncovers the truth that they are trying to hide.
Let's wait for the details of "McCain's Revelations" and reply to them, when they come. This will be fun.
- LocoIvanOf course, it will be great fun…20:13, 14/09/2013To watch RIANovosti’s number one liar and bloviated fixate, bielec, have a one sided conversation with himself as if the object of focus will answer/care.
What a great opportunity to get a true assessment of the depth of his obsessive compulsive dementia through the only cathartic release mechanism he has in his closed, self-absorbed agoraphobic world, the comments section.
It would be entirely appropriate to state: Maybe you should ‘look in the mirror’ and lecture yourself when it comes to FABRICATIONS and basing comments on fact, bielec, as proven with your asinine lies about ILLEGAL Israeli use of cluster bombs and white phosphorus.
Your credibility, at this point, is more in resemblance to an obstructed приземистый туалет, full of alimentary detritus, then someone whom backs up his lying assertions with pertinent facts.
Please, carry on.
- gunshipdemocracyc'mon let him talk23:02, 14/09/2013he is so dumb that he can even say how much they pay "liberal opposition" and NGO to be traitors and saboteurs.
- MikeHuntPlease Stop This18:30, 14/09/2013You know McCain is just going to embarrass both himself and most of the Republican Party, throughout the entire rest of the world.
Would someone please shut him up???
- LocoIvan‘carry on make my day’01:18, 15/09/2013Of course Clint, perhaps you should revisit ‘English as a Second language’ classes, because it is quite difficult to make a coherent translation out of that blathering infantile twaddle you so diligently typed with your middle finger as foaming spittle involuntarily dripped from your quivering Russian lips.
- 13302020dashingMcCain01:59, 15/09/2013Hell, McCain wanted us to attack. He probably has a lot of defense industry stock in his portfolio. What is he going to say now?
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