Ducks on the Syrian Pond

Ducks on the Syrian Pond

Russian president Vladimir Putin, on the hunt.

Photo: EPA, via The Telegraph.


In an apparent effort to top their previous not-fooling-anyone invasions of Crimea and eastern Ukraine, Russia seems to be bolstering Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and his abusive regime, showing up the U.S., and flexing for Mother Russia all at once. Unwittingly, Russia's foreign minister displayed a keen cultural awareness of the classic 1970s film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, conjuring up—in one sentence—that famous witch trial scene and that equally famous Duck Test.

If it looks like a terrorist, if it acts like a terrorist, if it walks like a terrorist, if it fights like a terrorist, it’s a terrorist, right?
— Sergey Lavrov


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