Moscow Poster: ‘Smoking kills more people than Obama’

As mentioned on the first page, the sign is rather scathing in its anti-Obama, nominally anti-smoking message.  The translation, as provided by The Guardian, is

“Smoking kills more people than Obama, although he kills lots and lots of people,” the poster read, showing an illustration of the president smoking the last dregs of a cigarette. “Don’t smoke, don’t be like Obama.”

Gudkov wrote that it was “disgusting and embarrassing that this is appearing on the streets of the Russian capital.” His Facebook post had received more than 1,300 likes, hundreds of positive and negative comments and extensive Russian media coverage.

“Soon they’ll be scaring kids with Obama rather than Baba Yaga,” the witch from Russian folk tales, Gudkov later told the Guardian.

The advert has no attribution, no author has come forward to claim it and Moscow city hall has not commented.

Source: The Guardian UK

Sources in Russia are suggesting that the new Obama  poster is part of a larger campaign intended to get the Muslim-in-Chief brought before the Hague on war crimes charges.  It seems to have appeared after:

Some have taken the anti-Obama ad as a reference to a “Stop Obama!” video posted last week that showed dozens of Russian students falling to the floor as if dead, revealing a lone girl with a sign claiming that the “president of the United States kills 875 people every week”.The call was posted the day after a video appeal to the United Nations in which students at universities around Russia declared that Obama should be “punished for thousands of lost lives”.In January, a banner replacing the word “hope” in Barack Obama’s iconic 2008 election poster with “killer” was hung from a residential building across from the US embassy in Moscow. In early, February a video was broadcast on the sides of buildings in Moscow calling for Obama to be judged by a Hague war crimes tribunal.

Source: The Guardian UK

For further information, please see this previous article by the Truth and Action staff about an Irish parliamentarian that called for Obama to be brought up on war crimes charges.



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