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.
Syrians? Assad Junior and his goons are not nearly as brutal and ruthless as the Russians are.
Putin might be better compared to his dad (Hama massacre 1982).
And of course the Russians in general don’t give a f-k about some Arabs in Syria, they don’t even care about their fellow Russians unless the TV tells them to do so (then they might even erupt into a mass hysteria as artificial as the “managed democracy” itself).
Georgian President Grants Citizenship To Russian Musician
September 16, 2011
TBILISI — Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has granted a request by Russian conductor Mikhail Arkadyev to receive Georgian citizenship, RFE/RL’s Georgian and Russian services report.
Saakashvili presented Arkadyev with a Georgian passport at his concert in Tbilisi on September 15.
Saakashvili said he was “touched by the great conductor’s letter” asking for Georgian citizenship and called the Georgian passport “the passport of liberty,” adding that Georgian citizenship is not based on ethnicity but “is about the idea of liberty.”
Arkadyev, 53, expressed his gratitude to “Saakashvili and Georgian society.”
He said that “despite any interstate conflicts, human contacts and creative thinking are the most important values. I am now going back to Russia. We shall see what is going to happen, but I am ready for everything.”
Arkadyev, who is openly critical of many Russian government policies, is a member of the Russian opposition movement Solidarity.
He had been expelled from Union of Composers of Russia because he objected to the organization being integrated into a political party aligned with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
This is not the first time Saakashvili has granted citizenship to a prominent Russian political or public figure who has expressed sympathy with Georgia and/or criticized Russian authorities.
Georgian law bans dual citizenship, but gives the president the right in exceptional cases to grant citizenship to a foreigner.
Georgian Culture Ministry officials told RFE/RL that they are open to cooperation with Arkadyev, although no concrete plans currently exist.
Georgian-Russian relations have been tense for the past two decades, since Georgian President Zviad Gamsakhurdia declared Georgia’s independence from the Soviet Union in May 1991.
Tbilisi-based political observer Iosif Tsintsadze told RFE/RL that, while Russian intellectuals defected to the West during the Soviet era, many of then now go to Georgia.
“It is turning into a trend and constitutes a headache for Russia,” he said.
ANKARA, Turkey — Three Chechens were gunned down on a street in Istanbul, Turkey’s state-run news agency said.
They were killed on Friday while sitting at a park by shots fired from a car that sped away, Anatolia reported.
At least three other Chechens have been killed in Turkey since 2008.
Chechen groups have blamed Russian intelligence for the killings, although police suspect that at least one death was linked to a dispute among Chechens over the distribution of aid.
Syria’s problem is nothing with what awaits russia – total and bloody civil war which has been brewing in russia for a long time before it explodes in full force. When one looks at the investment pattern by the West in russia – it is pretty simple – it is concentrated in oil and gas industries that are needed in the West, China and India. Even russians know that investment in russian ‘infrastructure’ is a totally useless…Russi in its present form and shape won’t last for a long time….
We will see in 10 years, who will last longer, my dear friend…
shouldn’t throw stones from the US, really:)
Ползал в ногах у папы, наш пшек. Потом он встал и закричал >> Манфред Штайфшванц!!! >> пока не потерял сознание.
Est-ce possible qu’il ait étudié de telles pratiques éxotiques au Lycée de Merde Pure Catholique en Pologne?
So you think the Syrian Christians hate Putin too?