The Evil Empire shows its Russian Face in Syria
We’ve previously reported on the appalling lack of openness to charity displayed by Russian citizens, especially in comparison with the much more generous Americans. The data clearly shows that Russians simply don’t care what happens to their fellow man. Two other items in today’s issue, an essay by Russian film director Andrei Konchalovsky and an editorial about personal corruption by Vladimir Putin, confirm emphatically that Russians simply don’t give a damn at best, at worst they wish their fellow citizens harm.
And that’s just other Russian citizens. When it comes to people from other countries, you may as well consider Russians to be sadists. Take Syria, for example.
A shocking recent headline read: “Russia resists Syria sanctions, Assad forces kill 15.” The Syrian government has now cold-bloodedly murdered roughly the same number of Syrian citizens as the tally of Americans wiped out in the 9/11 terror attack on New York City. And Russians are helping them do it! Syrian citizens, of course, are furious at Russia, and have declared a “day of rage” to show their anger at the Putin dictatorship.
The government of Russia consistently supports dictatorships that murder their own people, throughout the Middle East and throughout the world. In the Middle East, Russian actions are particularly vile. The countries of the Middle East are struggling against dictatorships that were, in many cases, armed and supported by the USSR. People are risking their lives for freedom and better lives for their children, and Russia is attempting to turn back the clock on freedom in the region just as it has done at home.
And there should be no doubt as to why Russia is doing this. Russia does not want stable democratic countries in the Middle East because that would minimize the price of crude oil, and Russia wants to maximize it. Russia does not care how many innocent people need to be slaughtered by maniacal regimes like the one in Syria, so long as the price of oil, upon which Russia utterly depends, continues to rise.
Of course, Russia also fears the “contagion” of democracy might spread from the Middle East to Russia itself, since the country’s own dictatorship is even worse than those we find in the Middle East. So Russia stands strongly in favor of repression and misery, and eagerly helps the regime in Syria murder its own people.
Time and again, Russia has seen this disastrous foreign policy blow up in its face. First in Egypt and then in Libya, Russia has suddenly found itself on the outside looking in, hated by the successful rebels who have tossed out the corrupt and evil regime that Russia supported. The same thing is happening again now in Syria. If the people of Russia allow their government to continue this crazed policy, Russia like the USSR will only become ever more isolated until, like the USSR, it collapses in failure and despair.