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Monday, September 16, 2013

Russian Official Gloats Over Navy Yard Shootings

A shooting at the Washington Navy Yard that killed several people and injured more Monday is “a clear confirmation of “American exceptionalism,” Russia’s parliamentary foreign affairs chief Alexey Pushkov tweeted.

“A new shootout at Navy headquarters in Washington - a lone gunman and 7 corpses. Nobody’s even surprised anymore. A clear confirmation of American exceptionalism.’”
Новая стрельба у штаба ВМС в Вашингтоне - одинокий стрелок и 7 трупов. Никто уже не удивлен. Наглядное подтверждение "амер.исключительности"
The USA should part with the notion of American exceptionalism. It contradicts the principles of equal rights and smells of political racism
Pushkov was tweeting based off unconfirmed reports of the shooting, the exact number of victims of which is still unknown. The AP cited a Pentagon official as saying that several people were killed and as many as 10 injured.
Pushkov is not the first Russian lawmaker to gloat at the U.S. on Twitter after the White House accepted a Kremlin proposal to avert a strike on Syria. Last Friday, a Duma colleague and former Olympic athlete tweeted a racist photo of Barack and Michelle Obama, then refused to apologize.