Thursday, January 19, 2006

Zhirinovsky on Condi

I'm not a fan of Condoleeza Rice and have criticized her performance on the world stage. But that crazy Russian politician (and ex-presidential candidate) is taking it too far. The leader of the misnamed Liberal and Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR), expressed his opinion on our beloved secretary of state in an "exclusive interview" with Pravda.Ru

Condoleezza Rice released a coarse anti-Russian statement. This is because she is a single woman who has no children. She loses her reason because of her late single status. Nature takes it all.

Such women are very rough. They are all workaholics, public workaholics. They can be happy only when they are talked and written about everywhere: "Oh, Condoleezza, what a remarkable woman, what a charming Afro-American lady! How well she can play the piano and speak Russian! What a courageous, tough and strong female she is!

This is the only way to satisfy her needs of a female. She derives pleasure from it. If she has no man by her side at her age, he will never appear. Even if she had a whole selection of men to choose from she would stay single because her soul and heart have hardened. Like Napoleon, Genghis Khan, Tamerlane, or Alexander the Great of Macedon Ms. Rice needs to fight and release tough public statements in global scale. She needs to be on top of the world.

Ms. Rice was always interested in Russia. Now she needs to prove that she does have a certain amount of knowledge about Russia. Her goal number one is to observe USA's interest. If Russia rises, it means that the USA falls down. Europe has united, China is growing speedily and Russia possesses immense power in terms of fuel resources. The US administration cannot do anything about it.

The USA experiences the crisis of ideological and moral values. Americans try to talk about positive family values, although the actual state of things is disastrous. That is why they need to protect themselves with such public personas as Condoleezza Rice who gains pleasure from political commotions.

The civilized world needs to think about a decision when single politicians are not allowed to stay in power. This was a common practice in the Soviet political system. The matter of international relations is very subtle and exquisite. One single word or phrase may play an extremely important role in politics. This is not the place, where one can sublimate their personal sexual problems.

Complex-prone women are especially dangerous. They are like malicious mothers-in-law, women that evoke hatred and irritation with everyone. Everybody tries to part with such women as soon as possible. A mother-in-law is better than a single and childless political persona, though.

This is really scary. Ms. Rice's personal complexes affect the entire field of international politics. This is an irritating factor for everyone, especially for the East and the Islamic world. When they look at her, they go mad.

Condoleezza Rice needs a company of soldiers. She needs to be taken to barracks where she would be satisfied. On the other hand, she can hardly be satisfied because of her age. This is a complex. She needs to return to her university and teach students there. She could also deal with psychological analysis.

The true reason of Ms. Rice's attack against Russia is very simple. Condoleezza Rice is a very cruel, offended woman who lacks men's attention. Releasing such stupid remarks gives her the feeling of being fulfilled. This is the only way for her to attract men's attention," Vladimir Zhirinovsky said.

What a jerk! But he does sound more intelligent that Dr. Phil. And let's not forget Dr. Jerrold Post who for years was spending his time and your tax money preparing "profiles" of foreign leaders for the CIA and other government agencies. Based on his "research," this genius predicted on the eve of the second Iraq War that "threatened with extinction, Saddam will probably both set fire to the Iraqi oilfields, as he did in Kuwait 11 years ago, and order the use of chemical and biological weapons against the invading troops and against Israel." Yeah. Right!
And here some more observations made by "Saddam Shrink" to the Guardian:

What sets Post apart are his reasons for thinking that way, which involve Saddam's "wounded self", and which stretch back to his traumatic upbringing, his infancy and even beyond.

"It all goes back to his mother's womb," Post declares with some professional satisfaction. "During the mother's pregnancy with Saddam Hussein, his father died, and another son died when he was only 12 years old. She both tried to commit suicide and to have an abortion."

As the story goes, Saddam's mother, Subha, was prevented from killing herself and her unborn child by a compassionate family of Iraqi Jews. That family is now reported to be living in Israel, where it may think itself the tool of some huge cosmic joke. In any case, it does not seek publicity for its act of kindness.

Back in late 1930s Tikrit, 100 miles north-west of Baghdad, Subha, still in a deep depression, could not bring herself to look on her new-born son. He was handed over to her brother, Khairalla Msallat, until the infant was three.

But even when the toddler Saddam was reunited with his mother, her treatment of him hardly improved. She had remarried and allowed her new husband to abuse the little boy.

His stepfather was brutal both physically and psychologically," Post says. "His mother's failure to nurture him and his stepfather's abuse deeply wounded his self-esteem. In psychological terms, it is known as "the wounded self".

Typically, after such traumatic experiences, people can sink into despair and hopelessness. But it can also produce compensatory dreams of glory," Post argues.

Such dreams were duly provided by Uncle Khairalla, who took back responsibility for Saddam's care when he ran away from home at the age of eight. Khairalla, a bitter man whose career was ruined after he took part in a pro-Nazi revolt against British rule, told the young Saddam he would follow in the footsteps of the country's legendary heroes: Nebuchadnezzar, the ancient king of Babylonia, and Saladin, who recaptured Jerusalem for Islam in 1187, by defeating the crusaders. When Saddam went to secondary school, a third name was added to the Pantheon.

"The whole school was aflame with talk of Nasser [the Egyptian nationalist leader of the 50s]," Post says.

Saddam's rise to the top through coups, intrigue and assassination have convinced him he has inherited the same myth-laden mantle of leadership - and that belief has deepened with every layer of sycophantic, frightened followers who have gathered around him.

"It has produced that most dangerous political personality - malignant narcissism," Post says. This particular brand of personality disorder exhibits itself in an extreme lack of empathy for others, paranoia, the absence of conscience and a readiness to use violence to achieve goals. Post believes Bin Laden is suffering from the same malady.

This does not mean that either man is "crazy". Rather, both act with a cool rationality which is primarily limited by the yes-men around them. In his profile of Saddam, Post argues: "While he is psychologically in touch with reality, he is often politically out of touch with reality."

Consequently, Saddam was caught by surprise when virtually the entire planet united against Iraq after his invasion of Kuwait in 1990. It also helps explain why he thought his army could hold back the coalition forces.

Post predicts that faced with the threat of UN inspections, Saddam will try to repeat the evasions and subterfuge of the past decade in an attempt to avoid a war. "He is not a martyr. He is a quintessential survivor," the psychiatrist insists. But on the other hand, he will never give up his arsenal of mass destruction, which Post says are essential to his self-image as a world-class leader. "Big boys have big toys," as he puts it. "Without the weapons, he's nothing."

Can't wait to watch Zhirinovsky... I mean... Dr. Post analyzing Osama on CNN's Situation Room.

"Saddam's Shrink" (BTW, I like John Bolton's toupee better. But that's me).


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Gothamimage said...

What's interesting is reading Post and knowing that he is wrong, and speculating how he would interpret is wrong analysis and his being compared, somewhat unfavorably, to the ridulously obtuse Zhrionovsky, with his so-called "subtle and exquisite," insights of fresh baloney.

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