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The ABC demonstrates the total lack of self-awareness on the part of “Tsar Vladimir”: Putin raps Japan over nuclear crisis reaction

Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin has criticised Japan for its “slow” reaction to its nuclear disaster and for building nuclear reactors in earthquake-prone zones.

Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor complex was hit by a massive earthquake and tsunami on March 11, touching off the world’s worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl in 1986 as radiation from damaged reactors spewed into the surroundings.

Mr Putin says Japan should have promptly brought electricity storage devices such as batteries and accumulators to the complex to help pump in water to cool stricken reactors.

“They didn’t manage to do that on time, and then problems erupted,” he said, speaking at a Russian nuclear industry meeting in the Volga region city of Penza, 630 kilometres south-east of Moscow.

Mr Putin also questioned Japan’s decision to build nuclear power stations in areas vulnerable to earthquakes.

“As far as the Japanese are concerned, they are in a unique situation out there. I don’t know why, it is their choice, but they build [reactors] in seismically dangerous zones… which are everywhere there,” he said.

Since you mentioned Chernobyl, Volodya, did your check to help cover the cost of the needed replacement concrete cap get lost in the mail?

It’s nice to know that Russia has no nuclear facilities on the Kamchatka Peninsula north of Japan which is subject to all of the same problems as the island … oh, I’m sorry that isn’t accurate, is it?

How’s that plan to deal with the deteriorating nuclear-powered naval vessels going, or are you just going to let them continue to rust out and pollute the Arctic waters?


1 Badtux { 04.30.11 at 11:14 pm }

Oh my, Putin advising anybody on nuclear safety is like George W. Bush advising people on how to bring peace to the world… it’s rofltastic!

– Badtux the Semi-irradiated Penguin

2 Bryan { 05.01.11 at 12:23 am }

I wonder if he’s been tested for early onset Alzheimer’s?

3 Badtux { 05.01.11 at 3:16 am }

Naw, just cojones the size of friggin’ basketballs, yo. The peeps back home eat that kinda stuff up. They know he’s full of it, and they don’t care, just the sheer audacity makes them smirk.

Next up: Putin starts lecturing people on nuclear submarine safety and how to respond to a sunk nuclear sub :twisted:.

4 Bryan { 05.01.11 at 1:18 pm }

Vlad has picked up the worst of Western politics and practices it. He has more photo ops than the Shrubbery.