Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Life imitates art?: Dr. Strangelove's Russian ambassador spying

There's been some question about the wisdom of conservative Republican President Donald Trump having the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak visit him in the White House. I mean the May 10 meeting had no American press and only a Russian photographer to witness it. Believe it or not, the point being maybe the Russians could have bugged the Oval Office. Washington Post.

This all reminds me of Stanley Kubrick's film Dr. Strangelove. (1964) It was a classic comedy about the Cold War erupting into a hot war. Anyway, there's a scene where the Russian ambassador has been invited to the War Room, a secure area where the President can conduct a nuclear war. Check out the scene below and the hilarious line from the President when the ambassador is caught trying to shoot pictures with a spy camera. So do we have life imitating art? Let's hope not.

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