While I am no fan of our children going overseas, the response of the Duma was misguided, hypocritical and just plain childish.
Let us begin with this question: how many of the millionaires sitting in the Duma have adopted a child? Hell, how many of them even have two of their own? Constantly they speak hypocritically to us about having more children (this rather has 3 and plans on expanding his family further) and adopting more. I say, a fine line indeed, now lead by& example.
But why bother when hypocrisy is so much cheaper.
There is the issue of children invalids, both mental and physical. At present, those children have no future in our country, and at least adoption gave them some hope. Instead of banning adoption by Americans (and others to follow), or at least along side it, they should have created legislature that would have provided a future for these orphans (and the none orphaned too). But hypocrisy is much cheaper. Now they will go home to their one child families (if that many) and clap themselves on their collective backs for a job well done.
God will not be so amused, not that half of them ever cared to believe or think about God. One day they will not get a choice.
As import is the whole context of this. They did not even get the notice of D.C. that they all seem to so crave. Not a word of this hissy fit in the American press.
What should have been done? Why they should have, if there had been any adult logic, fought the Yanks on their own battleground, with their own weapons.
Let's talk human rights.
America does just that, talk, but in truth, it is one of the biggest offenders to have ever existed. From the hellish chaos of the prisons and the abuse of prisoner plantations, to the tear gas and baton response to any large any power and money protests. Remember, this is the country who answered the early labour movement with the Pinkertons, whose specialty was shotting into the picketing crowds and murdering with impunity. And speaking of impunity, what of the tens of thousands murdered every year by police, either in raids, arrests or detention and imprisonment?
What of the absolutely 3rd world conditions on the Indian Reservations? The subhuman trailer parks? The war on Christians? The suppression of Confederate Southern culture?
All this and more and we have not even looked internationally at the crimes of supporting Islamic revolutionary jihads, drone rocket attacks and so on. How about the US embargo on Iraq that killed 50,000 children? Or the mass murder of Orthodox Serbs by US rockets and armed proxies?
The key here would be to place Interpol warrants on US officials involved in international crimes and a court in Russia to try them and place the tens of thousands of abusive US apparatcheks on denial lists for their internal crimes.
That would get their attention real quick.