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What else accompanied John McCain's op-ed in Pravda.ru?
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. speaks with reporters outside the White House in Washington, Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, following a closed-door meeting with Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. and President Barack Obama to discuss the situation with Syria. President Barack Obama, working to persuade skeptical lawmakers to endorse a U.S. military intervention in civil war-wracked Syria, hosted the two leading Capitol Hill foreign policy hawks for talks and directed his national security team to testify before Congress in a determined effort to sell his plan for limited missile strikes against Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

What else accompanied John McCain's op-ed in Pravda.ru?

That op-ed Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) was poised to publish in Russian newspaper Pravda.ru went live Thursday. It's essentially a letter to Russians telling them how bad their government and President Putin are.

John McCainBut what else appeared in the opinion section of Pravda.ru next to McCain's piece?

This unsigned editorial accusing the U.S. of hypocrisy on Syria:

Of Syria of course, it is demanded [by the U.S.] that their alleged [chemical weapons] stocks are disposed of in just months, whilst a ruthless and vicious insurgency rages - funded by the demanders - or face an Iraq, Libya or Balkans type decimation.

Also, according to a Russian Report, the US is  "undertaking research on smallpox, which is prohibited by the World Health Organization" and is accused of undertaking biological weapons research, in possible contravention of Article 1 of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention.(viii)

Double standards rule supreme.

The editorial is titled "The 'Indispensable Nation' threatens another war against children."

Relatedly, just two days ago, an op-ed by "Ron Bryan" appeared in the paper, calling President Obama "gay-loving" and "pussyboy." Meanwhile, it said Putin had a "warrior spirit."

Bryan's bio on the piece says he's a University of Colorado alumnus and "a former mental health care provider" who "ran the Group Therapy program at the Boulder Memorial Hospital." We haven't been able to find any information about Bryan yet but will update if we do.


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