Unhinged Medvedev on the Warpath
As neo-Soviet nuclear weapons and tanks prowled Red Square two weekends ago, Russian “president” Dima Medvedev boldly declared (clearly and repeatedly referencing Russia’s invasion of Georgia): “Russia’s defense is our holy duty. Any aggression against our citizens will be rightfully repelled.”
Anyone who still thinks this maniac might be a liberal clearly needs to have his head examined.
Medvedev’s remark was fully psychotic. Let’s leave aside his crazy reference to Russian military aggression in Georgia being annointed from On High, implying the onset of a “holy” Russian empire. Let’s focus instead on his suggestion that when Russia attacked Georgia it was undertaking a “defense” of Russia.
That’s simply a lie. Russia wasn’t defending Russia, it was at most defending South Ossetia, which wasn’t then part of Russia but part of Georgia, as recognized by every nation on the planet including Russia itself. Ossetia only became part of Russia after the military activity ceased. Ossetians weren’t Russian citizens then, and most of them still aren’t even now. This is the kind of insane rambling gibberish we used to hear in Soviet times from the Politburo, and here it comes from Russia’s so-called “liberal” savior.
The psychotic revelations didn’t stop there. Medvedev then praised “those who have proven the high capability of Russia’s current military.” But invading tiny, defenseless Georgia wouldn’t prove “high capability” of Russian forces even if they had done well, and they didn’t. Russia’s army was exposed as lacking all sorts of basic technology (officers were reduced to communciating on the battlefield by cell phone) and the hated Saakashvili regime remained in power despite their best efforts. The world rallied to Georgia’s cause, and NATO just finished holding a massive joint military operation on Georgian soil, ignoring Russian wishes.
If that’s success, Russia would never survive even the slightest hint of “failure.”
This man is, quite simply, a maniac. The notion that his is some kind of “liberal” fervently struggling behind the scenes to preserve the last vestiges of democracy in Russia is a shameless lie told by those who want to give the weak, confused Kremlin time free from external pressure to consolidate the Putin dictatorship.
He is the enemy of Russia.