A White Flag over Russia?
Did somebody say “uncle”?
Last week a secret paper was leaked from the Russian Foreign Ministry to the Russian outpost of Newsweek magazine. Including an introductory statement by Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, the papers admits that Russia must alter its rabid, frenzied foreign policy in order to attract foreign investment and must build alliances with Western Europe if it wishes to survive as a nation.
In psychotic fashion, however, the paper also lays out plans for renewed Russian aggression in the Baltics and throughout post-Soviet space.
It is, in other words, a fully Russian document. Even as Russia has seen the horrific consequences of its dependence on foreign demand for crude oil, seen its economy vacillate wildly with the vagaries of that demand as if it were enslaved, Russia still cannot manage to abandon its evil, aggressive conduct towards foreign countries.
Even as Russia admits that it cannot expand economically without foreign investment, because corruption and inefficiency (indeed, outright laziness) in its domestic economy have destroyed the country’s ability to generate meaningful investment capital on its own, Russia makes more plans to lash out at foreigners across the globe.
Russia is meeting with terrorist groups, it is sending nuclear technology to rogue states, and it is governed by a proud KGB spy. Yet, Russia openly admit it is hopelessly outgunned by NATO forces and admits that its economy stands in tatters, desperate for foreign investment in every sector.
There is only one word for this behavior, and that word is psychotic. As far as can be seen, Russia is a demented land run by crazed psychopaths, incapable of rational action, hellbent on self-destruction. Despite the contents of the paper, Lavrov openly proclaimed that Russia will go it alone in the world, will prepare to fight World War III regardless of the consequences for the country and its people, in other words will do exactly as the USSR did, and meet the same fate.