Russian Politician Says Meteorite was U.S. Weapons Test

Russian Policitican Says Meteor Shower was US Weapons Test, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, John Kerry.

Former Russian presidential candidate Vladimir Zhirinovsky believes the fireball that exploded over Russia this morning was a U.S. weapons test and not a natural meteor from space.

The Liberal Democratic party leader told Russian radio station The Voice of Russia:

Those were not meteorites, it was Americans testing their new weapons. [U.S. Secretary of State] John Kerry wanted to warn [Russia’s Foreign Minister] Lavrov on Monday, he was looking for Lavrov, and Lavrov was on a trip. He meant to warn Lavrov about a provocation against Russia.

A meteorite exploded over the Ural mountains in Russia early this morning, injuring some 1,200 people.

A BBC report described Zhirinovsky like this:

…considered a showman of Russian politics, blending populist and nationalist rhetoric, anti-Western invective and a brash, confrontational style.

Zhirinovsky became an Internet hit in 2012 with this presidential-election commercial:

In the video the Russian politician says:

Symbol of Russia always was group of three bold horses. And now we pass into lousy little donkey. If I become a president, we will return a trio of bold horses…

Zhirinovsky! And will be better!

Strangely the Liberal Democratic Party in Russia isn’t liberal, nor is it particularly in favor of democracy.