Russians Destroying Themselves
For the forest of their screeching, moaning and wailing about encirclement by evil foreigners bent on their destruction, Russians cannot see the trees of their own self-destruction.
Last week we learned, for instance, about a Russian warship bombarding . . . wait for it . . . the city of St. Petersburg (yes, the one in Russia). Then we learned that the Putin regime could not even reach an agreement on loans to one of its last vestigial allies, Belarus, indicating that even the crazed rogues gallery Russia claims as friends has little tolerance for the Kremlin. Now, a majority of Belarussians oppose the notion of union with Putin’s Russia. Another erstwhile ally of Russia, Turkmenistan, was furiously threatening to sue Russia over a pipeline explosion caused by Russian negligence. Finally, Amnesty International issued a blistering condemnation of the performance of Russian “president” Dima Medvedev in safeguarding human rights.
Now you tell us, dear reader: How will the people of Russia react to all this horrifying bad news?
Will they say “wow, we’ve got some serious reforming to do, starting with regime change” or will they ignore the problems, rationalizing them as bad luck and the evil machinations of Barack Obama, and sit idly by watching things get even worse?
In the past hundred years, Russia has seen the regime of the Tsar, the Kerensky republic, the Communist dictatorship and the Yeltsin republic all collapse spectacularly before their eyes without ever becoming even a little bit more consciensious about supervising their government’s misconduct. In fact, they’ve been even more irresponsible than that, giving the KGB power all over again after watching them destroy the USSR.
And now they see the result: More failure, more humilation, more suffering, all leading once again inevitably to another spectacular collapse. How many such implosions can Russia endure before the nation is simply torn asunder and absorbed by the rest of the planet, or simply left to rot like most of Siberia is now? We think not many. We think the Russian cat is on its very last life, in fact, and that if Russians aren’t careful they will be the ones to see their country into the cold, cold ground.