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When did Russia become our enemy?

As anti-Russia hysteria dominates everything that happens in Washington, ordinary people might wonder why Christian, semi-democratic Russia is always being cast as the villain and our enemy.

Ted Cruz, former Republican presidential hopeful, has claimed: “Russia is a significant adversary. Putin is a KGB thug”. What Trump-hating Mad John McCain believes is unprintable. And for Hillary Clinton running mate Tim Kaine, the revelation that Donald Trump Jr., entertained an offer from the Russians for dirt on Clinton could be considered “treason”.

Treason is giving aid and comfort to an enemy in a time of war. But are we really at war with Russia? Is Russia really our enemy?

If Putin is a “thug”, what about our NATO ally President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey? Or our Arab ally Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi of Egypt? Or our Philippine ally Rodrigo “Death Squad” Duterte? Or our friends who run oil-rich Saudi Arabia?

Were US Cold War allies like the Shah of Iran and Gen. Augusto Pinochet of Chile all Nobel-prize-winning democrats?

Meanwhile in China, China’s lone Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Liu Xiaobo, sentenced to 11 years in prison for championing democracy, died Thursday of liver cancer after Beijing refused to let him travel abroad for treatment. Chinese Communist dictator Xi Jinping and his best chum Korean mass murderer – FatBoy with a bad haircut – make Putin look like Justin Trudeau.

Yet hostility to Russia and hatred of Putin seem to exceed anything some of us remember from the worst days of the Cold War.

Putin’s Russia is called imperialist, though Estonia, next door, which Russia could swallow in one gulp, has been free for 25 years. Russia invaded Georgia. Well, yes, after Georgia invaded the seceded province of South Ossetia and killed Russian peacekeepers. Russia has taken back Crimea from Ukraine. True, but only after a US-backed coup in Kiev replaced the elected pro-Russian regime.

And as for Syria, Russia has intervened to back Bashar Assad in Syria. But only after US insurgent allies collaborated with al-Qaida and ISIS to bring him down. Is Russia not allowed to support an ally, recognized by the U.N., which provides its only naval base on the Med?

The Russophobes claim Russia has meddled in the US election. But you’d need quite a lot of fingers to count the number of countries where the US has forced regime change. And NATO keeps moving its missiles and armed forces ever closer to Russia’s borders in a crazed attempt to provoke Russia and thus paint Russia as our enemy,

This is madness!

Putin is not Pope Francis. But he is not Stalin or Hitler or Mao. In fact Putin has often called on the West to work together with Russia to prevent the Izlumic destruction of Western civilisation.

So, tight-fisted readers, don’t believe the ludicrously false propaganda war against Russia. We all know who our real enemy is. And it’s not Russia in spite of our rulers desperately and dishonestly trying to make out that Russia is a threat.

3 comments to When did Russia become our enemy?

  • Joe Schmoe

    The biggest plus for Russia is Sergei Lavrov.
    He makes all other foreign ministers look like
    the children they are…………..especially
    our own overgrown (in more ways than one) child,
    Boris.

    Maybe Lavrov and Tillerson can keep things calm.

  • MGJ

    When Russia was Communist and murdering tens of millions of its own citizens, the left in the UK & US thought they were just wonderful. Moreover our media enabled and covered up their crimes and awarded each other Pulitzers for their efforts. It was Good Ol’ Uncle Joe and economic miracles all the way, whatever the reality. Even now they admit to no error.

    If Putin wants to be rehabilitated among western elites, he just needs to recreate a dystopian hell a la Chavez or Castro.

  • twi5ted

    Nobody cared about Russia until they intervened in the Saudi/US plan to build a natural gas pipeline to Europe. Similarly it was not that long ago the BBC were showing documentaries on Bashar al-Assad and his wonderful british wife as a positive force for good in the region.

    All that changed once he refused the pipeline and Crimea was only escalated after the first proposals for bombing Syria were defeated thanks to deft Russian diplomatic manoeuvres.

    The big swinging dicks in the american industrial military complex only care about one thing and endless war is good for business although its never their children fighting any of them of course. The Donald was elected, amongst other things of course, to put a stop to this and he is on thin ice giving the generals free reign to cause ongoing chaos in the region.

    The Russians are no angels and are defending their own economic interests. Europe don’t seem to care although no doubt they see benefits in having competition in the energy supply market. But with US shale now being exported I wonder how long before the US, heed the Iranian warnings, and engineer an overthrow of Saudi and take the whole EU market for themselves.

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