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February 8, 2016

The Olympic Flame, Burning in Ukraine, Syria? | Capitol Quip


This year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, has taken place in the shadow of questions about Russia’s policies toward the regimes (and violence) in Ukraine and Syria. That brings us to this week’s Capitol Quip.

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  • Ed Beck

    We must fan the flames of competition.

  • Ed Beck

    Please like our Facebook page or follow our Twitter account @putinontheworld.

  • Booberry

    3 out of 5 ain’t bad.

  • Booberry

    This reminds me of that Johnny Cash song…The Ring of Fire.

  • Booberry

    Once again, Mother Russia is ‘Putin on the Ritz’.

  • Booberry

    We could use a little Downhill Shalom.

  • Booberry

    All joking Assad…

  • Booberry

    Have a Coke and a smile?

  • Kyle Richard

    “If you don’t like your government, you can keep it!”

  • L. Camino

    Let me be clear, we have a ban on the propaganda of democratic uprisings; not on the uprisings themselves.

  • Jay Philpott

    “My Olympics wouldn’t freeze over, and Hell won’t either!”

  • EJRotert

    We win the `cold’ medal category as well.

  • buzzard

    Nothing to see here folks. Move on.

  • Larry Julihn

    I do not play the fiddle nor would I ever think about wearing a toga

  • Joe Studholme

    I hereby declare the 2014 Winter Games to be a successful distraction. Release the Giant Bear.

  • disqus_zaCJJeFItp

    Korea. The flame’s gone to KOREA!

  • disqus_zaCJJeFItp

    They say Rio’s a really hot place these days.

  • disqus_zaCJJeFItp

    I don’t see what the problem is. Ukraine won 2 medals, and Syria wasn’t even IN the games!

  • EJRotert

    Observe closely: these rings are linked. What ’til I get done.

  • Wotann

    “To suggest thata Russia not respecta the human rights doesn’t ring true.”

  • Socialism: Organized Evil

    In related YouTube video, we find a fairly typical example of the Al Nusra Front “allies” that Hussein Obama has chosen to support in Syria:

  • Benjamin Dover

    In a related article we find more evidence of Hussein Obama’s serious foreign policy failure in the Middle East:

  • EJRotert


  • Ed Beck

    All kidding Assad, to the Viktor goes the spoils.

  • EJRotert

    I was misquoted. I did not say we would prefer no `flames’ at these Olympics.

  • El Puma

    Is good thing we figure out how to make snow for Sochi. Perhaps it can be used to put out these fires!

  • S. Crim

    If you can’t stand the heat, get me out of the Kremlin!

  • B. Scott

    “I blame Bob Costas.”

  • Lars K.

    We have no problem getting these rings lit.

  • Delanne

    “Faster, higher, stronger”, hotter

  • Alex Barriger

    And now, I pass the Olympic flame to South Korea, who, with North Korea, China and Japan in their neighborhood, will make everyone wish we were back in Sochi.

  • Alex Barriger

    I am proud to say that the flame burned brighter during these Olympics than any other!

  • Maurice D Murphy

    It could be worse. I could be Obama.

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