Putin is up to no good.

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neverfail
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Putin is up to no good.

Post by neverfail » Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:24 am

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... ting-chaos

Foreign subversion of the 2016 presidential election and Brexit referendum, and doubtless of the 2020 US presidential election too, is great-power rather than ideological politics. Russia wants to weaken rivals by spreading chaos by whatever means come to hand. If you think the bitterness caused by post-imperial decline is bad in Britain, you should see Russia. Deprived of its east European colonies after the fall of communism, Putin’s power hunger and aggression are symptoms of one of the worst cases of post-imperial vindictiveness on record. Russia will exploit any force that weakens its opponents.
It does not help that Britain has a fuckwit for a Prime Minister.

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Re: Putin is up to no good.

Post by Sertorio » Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:01 am

neverfail wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:24 am
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... ting-chaos

Foreign subversion of the 2016 presidential election and Brexit referendum, and doubtless of the 2020 US presidential election too, is great-power rather than ideological politics. Russia wants to weaken rivals by spreading chaos by whatever means come to hand. If you think the bitterness caused by post-imperial decline is bad in Britain, you should see Russia. Deprived of its east European colonies after the fall of communism, Putin’s power hunger and aggression are symptoms of one of the worst cases of post-imperial vindictiveness on record. Russia will exploit any force that weakens its opponents.
It does not help that Britain has a fuckwit for a Prime Minister.
The Guardian used to be a paper where intelligent people analyzed the events around the world, so it is sad to see how low it has sunken. I'm sure Putin - like many other people around the world - will want to weaken the US as much as possible, but to call that "post-imperial vindictiveness" is too stupid, even for The Guardian...

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Re: Putin is up to no good.

Post by neverfail » Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:40 am

Sertorio wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:01 am
neverfail wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:24 am
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... ting-chaos

Foreign subversion of the 2016 presidential election and Brexit referendum, and doubtless of the 2020 US presidential election too, is great-power rather than ideological politics. Russia wants to weaken rivals by spreading chaos by whatever means come to hand. If you think the bitterness caused by post-imperial decline is bad in Britain, you should see Russia. Deprived of its east European colonies after the fall of communism, Putin’s power hunger and aggression are symptoms of one of the worst cases of post-imperial vindictiveness on record. Russia will exploit any force that weakens its opponents.
It does not help that Britain has a fuckwit for a Prime Minister.
The Guardian used to be a paper where intelligent people analyzed the events around the world, ....
It still is Sertorio.

The Guardian's "take" in this case makes perfect sense to me.

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