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Vladimir Zhirinovsky
He said John Kerry tried to warn Russia

A Russian parliament member has blamed Friday's meteor shower on the United States, saying that it was testing "new weapons."

Vladimir Zhirinovsky, a controversial Liberal member of Russian parliament, said Friday that the meteor was caused by a U.S. weapons test, adding that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry had attempted to contact Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov about the test.

“Those were not meteorites, it was Americans testing their new weapons," said Zhirinovsky. "John Kerry wanted to warn Lavrov on Monday, he was looking for Lavrov, and Lavrov was on a trip. He meant to warn Lavrov about a provocation against Russia."

Zhirinovsky is a figure known for being anti-Western and a nationalist. He was even described as racist, cruel, a "political clown" and a "radical right-wing boogie-man for the West" by newspapers like The New York Times and Der Spiegel.

On Friday, a 10-ton meteor entered the Earth's atmosphere traveling at 33,000 MPH and a sonic boom occurred around 9:20 a.m. local Moscow time before the meteor burned up. The explosion occurred over Russia's Urals region about 18-32 miles above the ground.

According to Chelyabinsk health chief Marina Moskvicheva, about 985 people in the city of Chelyabinsk alone required medical assistance.

Vladimir Stepanov of the National Center for Emergency Situations at the Russian Interior Ministry said about 270 buildings had been damaged due to the meteor, where most of it consisted of broken glass.

Source: The Voice of Russia

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By void5 on 2/18/2013 11:29:50 AM , Rating: 5
Please do not take this clown seriously. No one here does for more than 20 years Zhirinovsky plays politics. And he is neither liberal nor nationalist, he is just a populist who always talks trash and supports ruling party.

RE: Zhirinovsky
By Lord 666 on 2/18/2013 2:04:02 PM , Rating: 2
He's just not on the "inside" enough to know what blasted into the meteor breaking it into smaller pieces.

Missile, ufo, or maybe Dr. Manhattan

RE: Zhirinovsky
By Ammohunt on 2/18/2013 3:02:59 PM , Rating: 4
Gotcha Russian Joe Biden.

RE: Zhirinovsky
By Azethoth on 2/18/13, Rating: 0
RE: Zhirinovsky
By Jaybus on 2/19/2013 2:28:30 PM , Rating: 2
All three make funny gaffes every time they open their mouths. But Palin is good looking, so this guy is a much closer match to Biden.

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