NOT THE CAMPUS NEWSPAPER

Vladimir Putin has become his own worst enemy. His credibility in the eyes of Western leaders is zero. His own lies, distortions of the truth and his incessant propaganda and disinformation have actually worked against him. He’s dug a pit of lies for himself that’s so deep that he can’t get out of it and he’s dragged Russia down into it with him. No Western leader will ever trust anything he says ever again.

-comment on “Why we need a deal with Russia” guest column; pub. in Jun 6 edition of The Chronicle.

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9 comments

  1. “I think my jaw broke me couple ribs when it dropped.”

    Oh, Alexey – there is nothing jawdropping here. Dear Author obviously smoked a lot of Kasparov, Gessen, Newsweek, WaPo and the Economist articles and drunk a lot of “Maydan tea”. Very handshakable comment – quick, get Ekho Moscky and Novaya Gazeta on the line!

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    • You may laugh about this now, Lyttenburgh, but it’s really no joke. Smoking Kasparov and Gessen articles results in one thousand deaths per year and countless hospitalizations in the U.S. alone. One gram of WaPo article powder is three times as deadly as one mg of Polonium-210, even that which is administered on the personal orders of Vladimir Putin. And don’t even get me started on the Maidan tea.
      MSM. not. even. once.

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      • I know, right? But maybe the editors chose to reprint this comment because they knew it was opinionated and would be provocative enough to start a discussion.

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        • “But maybe the editors chose to reprint this comment because they knew it was opinionated and would be provocative enough to start a discussion.”

          Will it though? Correct me if I’m wrong, but the mainstream Western discussion on “How do deal with Russia” there are 2 officially acceptable positions:

          1) Russia is Evul. The only way to deal with it through confrontation. No partnership or any trust.

          2) Russia is Evul, but let’s deal with it anyway, provided we can make it more advantageous for us than for them.

          For someone to say that Russia is not Evil and that US should treat it fairly, not expecting Russia to sacrifice its own national interests is tantamount for a “high treason”. Surely, only individual poisoned by RT propaganda ca say that!

          Or so the mainstream opinion goes.

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          • Yep, you’re pretty much right. Though I wouldn’t say that the mainstream opinion says that the “fair treatment” approach is tantamount to “high treason”…yet. Right now it’s more likely that the poor person is a Putinversteher or “has something against American national security”. Not full McCarthyism yet.

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          • ‘“But maybe the editors chose to reprint this comment because they knew it was opinionated and would be provocative enough to start a discussion.”

            Will it though?’
            Prolly not, now that I think about it. Most students here aren’t all that interested in Russian affairs (why should you be when there’s gender studies, social justice, art and business?)…except for me, a handful of others and that activist commenter, of course.

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