Russia vs. the West
Voice of Sanity in Russia?
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  • PKCasimir

    Oh come off of it. Enough naiveté when it comes to Russia and Putin. This interview is a carful plant by the hardliners to make the West think that there is an alternative to Putin and all the West needs to do is to encourage them by not going too far with sanctions. It’s an old Soviet tactic straight out of the Cold War. Or does the American Interest actually have any bloggers who were alive during the Cold War/ Judging by some of the posts, I doubt it.

    • Boritz

      You are right.

      “There is dissent in Putin’s inner circle.”
      Over what to order for dessert, maybe.

    • Corlyss

      “Can you spell ‘disinformation,’ boys and girls?”

      Agree. The children writing for AI/VM are way too young to know about such things.

  • John Tyler

    Yep, sure.
    There was probably “dissent” in Moscow in 1920 too; how did that work out?
    Dissent is meaningless if those in power are willing to use ALL means- including murder, terror, etc., – and have the means to ruthlessly employ these means because, frankly, they have the guns. Further, murderous regimes ALWAYS, ALWAYS, find enough supporters to do the necessary dirty work.
    Look here in our former constitutional republic where Obama has no problem whatsoever finding folks EVERYWHERE that will lie, deceive, cheat and violate the law on his behalf.
    Now multiply that by 500 and you have Putin’s Russia.
    Power devolves NOT to the majority, but to the most ruthless, organized, persistent groups that WILL use any and all means to achieve and maintain power.
    Russia has been a Czarist nation for 1000 years; that should tell you all you need to know about the Russian love for the most powerful and ruthless.

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