posted on Mar, 6 2017 @ 03:05 PM
a reply to: deadlyhope
"Russia being the bad guy" is reasonable enough. Apart from the Cold War, Russia has been attempting to exercise control in western affairs since the
middle of the eighteenth century, when it was offering to "guarantee the constitution" of Sweden and Poland and even the Holy Roman Empire. It was the
Russians who got to Paris first when Napoleon was brought down in 1814. Leopards and spots.
No, what is really wierd now is Russia being the bad guy for the left
In the old days it was straightforward. Russia was an example of extreme leftness. The right thought Russia was evil, the left thought Russia was
wonderful. A man like Reagan could be attacked as likely to cause nuclear war by being too hostile to Russia.
Now the left are adopting both viewpoints at the same time. They are taking the old McCarthyite line that Russia is evil and a friend of Russia must
be evil too, but they can't let go of the old anti-Reagan line that a right-wing President is likely to bring on nuclear war.
So they are committing themselves to the view that Trump is going to bring about nuclear war ("his finger's on the button!") by being too
friendly with Russia. They may not have thought that through properly. I'm not sure how it would work.
You must admit that there is another puzzle. What on earth was Putin up to? If he really wanted Trump to win, why was he making it so blatant? He
should have realised the danger that it might rebound and the reaction would benefit Hillary. Before the election, the logical options seemed to be
that Putin was stupid (seems unlikely) or that benefitting Hillary was his real intention (seems unlikely). If Putin's aim was to "run" Trump, then
common-sense would surely tell him to be more discreet about it.
edit on 6-3-2017 by DISRAELI because: (no reason given)