Russia Stands Alone
At a cost of billions of dollars to the Russian weapons industry, one by one Russia’s malignant allies around the world have begun to topple like dominoes. At horrific cost to its reputation among the civilized nations of the world, Russia has bet its future on a shoddy list of rogue states and dictatorial maniacs who are now being thrust out of power by the people Russia has helped them to mercilessly abuse.
Most recently, the world saw the corrupt regime of Libyan dictator come under fire and respond with vampire-like bloodletting including the use of military weapons against unarmed street protesters — many of these weapons having been supplied by Russia, with the promise of billions more to come. Meanwhile, the Russians continued to defend their beloved pal in Libya to the very end, lashing out at the West for daring to consider a defense of the Libyan people he was butchering without remorse.
But all the while, the world knew that the Libyan dictator had no more chance of survival than did his counterpart in Egypt, another great “friend” of neo-Soviet Russia. Almost immediately, analysts were talking about the possible fall of the crazed dictatorship in Iran with which Russia has become so friendly, and then one’s gaze is irresistibly drawn all around the world, to places like Venezuela and Belarus, where again Russian influence is on the wane as corrupt regimes draw the open contempt of their people.
Truly, Russia now is getting its just desserts. How can the people of Russia have imagined that they could give support to such a venal group of abusive regimes and not suffer significant consequences themselves? The only hope in all this horror is that one day the people of Russia will learn to emulate their heroic brothers and sisters in Libya and Egypt and rise up against their own despotic regime.
But we fear Russia will collapse long before that day ever arrives.