The sky is falling!
Russian nationalist leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky attributed what has been widely reported as a meteorite strike in Russia, to the Americans, reports Russian news agencies.
It’s not meteors falling. It’s the test of a new weapon by the Americans.
Zhirinovsky, blaming the event on “provocateurs” and “war mongers,” also said that he believed that the US State Department had attempted to warn the Russians, but were unsuccessful because the Russian foreign minister was on a trip to Africa and had forgotten his cell phone (OK, I made up the part about the cell phone).
Google Translate was unable to help me interpret the finger in the preceding photo of Zhirinovsky.
Russian news agency RIA Novosti reports that high-level Russian clerics are saying that the event was a warning from The Lord.
As many as 1,000 Russians were injured by the intense sonic blast from the object entering the atmosphere at an estimated 30,000 miles per hour, mostly cuts from flying glass. A few fragments of the meteorite were reported to have struck the ground.
I check Dr. Kate’s web site, but so far she’s not endorsing Zhirinovsky’s theory nor the event as a divine portent.