Annals of Russian Betrayal
The ink was not even dry on Russia’s signature accepting hideously watered-down sanctions against the crazed Islamic dictatorship in Iran when Russian diplomats were trash-talking, undermining and betraying the nations of the West that Russia had just supposedly supported.
No intelligent person can be surprised by this action, of course, given that the vast majority of movers and shakers in the Kremlin are proud KGB spies. But it does not seem there are any intelligent people in the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama. In fact, they’re not only too stupid to be surprised, they’re too stupid to even notice what is happening.
We are appalled both by Obama’s mendacity and his stupidity. How could Obama stoop so low as to claim there was anything remotely meaningful in his Iran sanctions measure, which is in fact no different than many previous efforts of the Bush administration? And how could he possibly be so idiotic as to imagine that the malignant forces of the Kremlin would allow him to get away with his propagandistic scheme for long?
An article we republish in today’s issue by a Standford professor writing in the San Fransisco Chronicle points out that when Dima Medvedev made a recent jaunt to see Obama, he preceded his visit by sending a Russian warship. The author muses that Medvedev could have sent a ballet company or a cultural show, but instead he chose a ship of war. The meaning of this gesture is not lost on any thinking person, but apparently there are few if any of those in the Obama administration.
Obama, like Neville Chamberlain before him, is unfazed by this betrayal, and goes merrily on handing out unilateral concessions to Russia. There can be only one result of such a policy: to encourage more of the same. Obama, whose foreign policy has essential ground to a halt all around the world, seems happy to collect anything that appears to be progress for the United States, anything he can sell to the public in the next election as progress, rather than actually achieving anything. And if he has to sell human rights and post-Soviet allies, and the people of Russia for that matter, down the river, so be it.
This is an administration that will live in infamy.
The Obama administration is not alone, of course. There are still a few malignant and/or idiotic multi-national corporations who are willing to give aid and comfort to the Putin dictatorship in return for succor, and we report on one in today’s issue, namely Cisco Systems. Any company investing money in Putin’s Russia is betraying its stockholders by risking their investments in a country whose economy is nothing more than a rigged gambling casino, and betraying all the citizens of the world by helping Putin cover up his outrageous abuses at home and abroad.
They products are not worth your money. They’re certainly not worth ours, and won’t be getting any.