From the Washington Post:
Alexei Pushkov, head of the foreign affairs committee of Russia’s parliament, seized on the shooting Monday at the Washington Navy Yard to reiterate long-standing Russian criticisms of the United States.Here's the full tweet:
"Nobody’s even surprised anymore," he wrote, sarcastically describing the still-ongoing shooting as "A clear confirmation of 'American exceptionalism.'"
"A new shootout at Navy headquarters in Washington - a lone gunman and 7 corpses. Nobody’s even surprised anymore. A clear confirmation of "American exceptionalism."If you're on Twitter, you might want to share a few thoughts on Russian exceptionalism with Alexi.
|Beslan School massacre in Russia, 2004. Hundreds killed including 156 children.|
The massacre by Islamists at Beslan in 2004 left hundreds of people dead including 156 children.
But that's nothing compared to what the Russian government itself did under Stalin when more than 20 million of it's citizens were killed in various purges and the gulags.
Yeah Alexi, America has it's problems but if we want to be proud of our exceptionalism you might be better off leaving the topic alone. I don't see anything to be proud of in Russia's bloody history!