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Postby vms » Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:38 pm

Somebody handed out Russian flags to Trump supporters at CPAC2017 and the idiots gladly waved them.



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Dear #CPAC2017: Hurried confiscation won't change this: Attendees so stupid, they can’t recognize a Russian flag, even in their own hands

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Re: This is funny

Postby E-lad » Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:08 am

They are probably not even embarrassed by it.

Having said that, I wonder who it was that handed these out and why? We must find out. Could it have been a prankster of some kind? Someone was behind this and they have to know who it is right? Soooo funny.
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Re: This is funny

Postby vms » Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:29 am

Here ya go: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/ar ... ac/517842/

An Actual False-Flag Operation at CPAC

Meet the protesters who tricked conference attendees into waving Russian flags.

Two men made trouble—and stirred up a social-media frenzy—on the third day of the Conservative Political Action Conference by conducting a literal false-flag operation.

Jason Charter, 22, and Ryan Clayton, 36, passed out roughly 1,000 red, white, and blue flags, each bearing a gold-emblazoned “TRUMP” in the center, to an auditorium full of attendees waiting for President Trump to address the conference. Audience members waved the pennants—and took pictures with them—until CPAC staffers realized the trick: They were Russian flags.

The stunt made waves on social media, as journalists covering CPAC noticed the scramble to confiscate the insignia.

Clayton himself was photographed outside, holding up a larger version of the flag:



“Most people didn’t realize it was a Russian flag, or they didn’t care,” Charter told me in a phone interview. He and Clayton had purchased tickets to CPAC for the day the president was scheduled to speak, and managed to disperse the flags with surprising ease among the crowd.

But the two wouldn’t call it a “false-flag” operation. “It’s true-flag operation,” Clayton told me over the phone, in a thick, mock Russian accent. “It show how Trump and Russia are so connected, they like peas in pod!” The CPAC stunt comes after a report from February 14 suggesting that Trump aides were in contact with Russian intelligence officials in the year before the U.S. presidential election. Trump himself has also praised Russian President Vladimir Putin on a number of occasions.

After the flag trick, Clayton was escorted from the premises, but Charter wasn’t booted until he stood up during Trump’s official remarks to accuse him of being a “fascist” and “Putin’s puppet.”

“And, I was banned from CPAC,” Charter said, sounding pleased. “I think there are multiple ways you can resist against Trump, and I think this is one way that’s extremely effective,” Charter said. In other words, he said, “It’s fun to have a joke sometimes in a very serious situation.”
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Re: This is funny

Postby zilch » Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:50 am

That is indeed funny- but depressing as well.
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Re: This is funny

Postby E-lad » Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:13 am

Thanks for digging that out, vms.

I love a good prank and this one gets 10/10 from me! :lol:

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Re: This is funny

Postby creativerealms » Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:02 pm

I think it was ignorance, most Trump supporters probably don't know any flags besides the US and confederate flags so when handed this red white and blue Trump flag it never dawned on them that it was the Russian flag and they have been had.
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Re: This is funny

Postby zilch » Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:31 pm

creativerealms wrote:I think it was ignorance, most Trump supporters probably don't know any flags besides the US and confederate flags so when handed this red white and blue Trump flag it never dawned on them that it was the Russian flag and they have been had.

Unfortunately, having been had doesn't stop them from voting again....
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