[Social Engineering] Russian Prankster Convinces DOE Chief Rick Perry He Was Speaking to Ukraine PM

Razer g2s at riseup.net
Wed Jul 26 11:35:55 PDT 2017

On 07/26/2017 11:22 AM, John Newman wrote:
> On Jul 26, 2017, at 11:49 AM, Razer <g2s at riseup.net> wrote:
>>> WASHINGTON — U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry optimistically
>>> discussed expanding American coal exports to Ukraine and other energy
>>> matters during a lengthy phone call this month with a Russian
>>> prankster who Perry thought was Ukraine's prime minister.
>>> Perry actually was talking with comedians known in Russia for
>>> targeting celebrities and politicians with audacious stunts, Energy
>>> Department spokeswoman Shaylyn Hynes said in a written statement.
>>> Pranksters Vladimir Krasnov and Alexei Stolyarov are sometimes called
>>> the "Jerky Boys of Russia," after an American duo who put out
>>> recordings of their prank phone calls in the 1990s. They have made
>>> faux calls to British singer Elton John
>>> <http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/russias-putin-calls-elton-john-real-time-n432971>,
>>> who thought he was speaking to Russian President Vladimir Putin, and
>>> others.
>>> "These individuals are known for pranking high-level officials and
>>> celebrities, particularly those who are supportive of an agenda that
>>> is not in line with their governments. In this case, the energy
>>> security of Ukraine," Hynes said.
>>> During the 22-minute call on July 19, Perry, whose department oversees
>>> the U.S. nuclear weapons program, discussed a range of topics in a
>>> business-like tone, including sanctions against Russia and helping
>>> Ukraine develop oil and gas.
>>> Perry said the Trump administration opposes Nord Stream 2, a Russian
>>> project to bring natural gas to Europe across the Baltic and that U.S.
>>> technology could help Ukraine develop gas.
>>> "Giving Ukraine more options with some of our technology is, I think,
>>> in everyone's best interest with the exception of the Russians, but
>>> that's OK," he said.
>>> Perry also discussed the Paris climate accord and coal exports on the
>>> call.
>>> The call, first reported by E&E news, was recorded and posted online.
>>> It happened about a month after Perry met with Ukrainian President
>>> Petro Poroshenko and his delegation at the Energy Department.
>>> President Donald Trump said last month that Washington plans to offer
>>> Ukraine more coal exports from the United States because the eastern
>>> European nation's industrial sector has difficulty securing coal from
>>> separatist-held regions.
>>> It is unclear how the United States would bring more coal to Ukraine
>>> but Perry hinted on the call that the Commerce Department was working
>>> on it.
>>> "The coal conversation at this particular point in time is with
>>> (Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross) and I full well suspect it will go
>>> forward," he said on the call.
>>> News of the call came the same day the U.S. House of Representatives
>>> voted overwhelmingly to impose new sanctions on Russia. [Reuters]
>> http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/russian-prankster-convinced-rick-perry-he-was-speaking-ukraine-prime-n786641
> Funny ;)
> I lived in TX when Rick was governor and the guy is an absolute moron. He made a speech lit up on vicodin (or morphine or something) one time, and it was fucking hilarious. He also made a complete ass of himself during the 2012 republican primary debates when he couldn't remember the name/existence of the department of energy - of which he is now the head, heh. I suppose complete lack of knowledge or competency in the relevant field is the core requirement for a cabinet posting these days.

>From the real work world (where people like Perry and Trump have never
tread) Employers don't want qualified employees. They want to train them
THEIR way.


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