Russia teaches US ‘historical past lesson’ after Kazakhstan snide

Russia’s Foreign Ministry hit again on the United States on Saturday after its Secretary of State Anthony Blinken ridiculed the deployment of Russian troops in Kazakhistan within the wake of large anti-government protests.

According to BBC, Kazakhistan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev made the request for help after protesters stormed the mayor’s workplace in Kazakhstan’s largest metropolis, Almaty, and overran town’s airport.

However, Blinken, whereas addressing reporters at a State Department briefing, warned that “one lesson of recent history is that once Russians are in your house, it’s sometimes very difficult to get them to leave”.

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“It would seem to me that the Kazakh authorities and government certainly have the capacity to deal appropriately with protests to do so in a way that respects the rights of protesters while maintaining law and order,” Blinken stated. “So it’s not clear why they feel the need for any outside assistance. So we’re trying to learn more about it.”

‘Self-inflicted jab’

In a press release, Russia lambasted Blinken, saying he “tried to make a funny joke today about the tragic events in Kazakhstan”.

“A boorish attempt, but then again not his first one so no surprise there. The head of State Department ridiculed a totally legitimate response of the CSTO to the call of the leadership of Kazakhstan in order to provide assistance in ensuring security (the UN Security Council has already been fully informed on the matter) with such a snide remark,” the assertion added.

In its “history lesson” to the US prime envoy, the Russian international ministry stated: “When Americans are in your house, it can be difficult to stay alive, not being robbed or raped.”

“Mr Blinken’s jab turned into actually a self-inflicted one as the entire 300 years of American statehood (not just the recent history) teaches us the abovementioned lesson,” the assertion added because it listed quite a lot of navy operations by the US navy.

“Indians [Native Americans] of North America, Koreans, Vietnamese, Iraqis, Panamanians, Yugoslavs, Libyans, Syrians and many other unfortunate peoples who had the bad luck to see these uninvited guests at their doorstep have a lot to add,” the foreing minister quipped.

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