Saturday, October 1, 2016

The basic, base formula and "principle" of Russian foreign policy (and not only foreign)--Russia's colonization has its own iron logic, and it is colonization

As a MGIMO graduate and a former Yugoslav desk officer at the Czechoslovak Ministry of Foreign Affairs, I can responsibly say that much of today's Russian foreign policy is rather too transparent and easily explainable by one "principle"--not by any genius of Putin and his strategic acumen to plot some eventual demise of the US, Empire or "Anglo-Saxon Zionism" or "bankers' cabal," but by a basic, base (and quite crude) and also "all too human" desire to please the masters of the colonial and largely voluntarily surrendered (in the Cold War) Russia and, by trying to please the masters and follow their will (sometimes two steps ahead, sometimes two steps behind), Russian oligarchs with the icon of Putin in front tried to get their place of honor at the table with the masters--in the VIP club--and now at least as their most indispensable "partners" among their domestic staff.

And as the Kremlin and Russian uncultured oligarchs are trying so hard to please the masters (which usually means selling out some assets or people), they are nevertheless trying to present every and each pleasing and occasional murmuring and "concern" as yet another triumph, acme of strategy, a further proof of ever greater greatness and a victory of yet another Putin's secret plan of the day at conquering the earth and Empire--secret, but immediately known to all the Putin's fans and trolls, whether paid to say so or actually that gullible.

In the meanwhile, Putin and the oligarchs reduced most Russians to levels of a strategically and systematically vanquished economy with monthly incomes dropped and pressed towards (and even below) $100. That's how Russian colonial oligarchy succeeded in its main task and purpose--in destroying not only the Soviet Union, but also its former industrial, scientific heritage and achievements. Russian oligarchy has been building a colony. A poor colony. With parts of the oligarchy knowing quite well, that only the country's destruction would in the end please their masters most. And so they try to please. Others in the "elite" have been doing the same, but perhaps not as much knowingly, but by virtue of being selected with this purpose of mind--for being able not to do much else--not to build, but to degrade and rob and fleece the country and people down to their very death.

The monstrous Yeltsin Center built by Putin and Company is the good and very telling symbolic monument and one of the centers of this decomposition and rot. But even a bigger proof and monument that validates the above is the turning of Russia into a developing country with nuclear weapons still left over from the Soviet Union and into a pipeline of resources to feed the West, while Russian oligarchs try hard to live like Louis XVIth and save time in ruining the country for some quality, exuberant leisure time at their luxurious yachts or floating palaces to match the palaces they still keep in Russia and those they bought abroad.

Putin's body language is actually self-explanatory and clear and it is the posture of an omega, submissive dog: "Yes, Sir, I am here to serve. What is your wish? Yes, Sir, I wanted to be part of your pack. Sorry if I misbehaved."

You may compare and contrast this, for example, with an entire dynamic and body language between Tymoshenko, the Macbeth of Ukrainian politics and the anti-Russian, but pro-oligarch wing, and Putin, "a former KGB spy" who is here as  discrete and masked as a teenage boy visiting his old flame. Of course, Tymoshenko did that (or got her gas deal for which Yanukovich put her into jail for the greater good and glory of Ukraine):
Russian PM Vladimir Putin: Uh...what our colleagues were doing, I have no idea, but I think that...uh...two presidents always have things to talk about: to discuss somethin,' to go someplace* [smiles]: The warriors recalled their days bygone, and all the battles they never won.** Maybe that was that. [audience explodes with laughter]. We...we're going together to...we're now going a colleague has invited'd say we'll be talking about...about Chekhov. Well...that's it, I guess. Oh yes, what else can I advise and recommend? Uh...the two presidents would better have their dinner — should they have dinner — with their ties off.*** Ties cost a lot now. Heaven know what I'm talking about [audience explodes with laughter].

Ukrainian PM Yulia Tymoshenko [gets excited, addresses Putin by patronymic]: Vladimirovich, I definitely can have dinner with my tie off! 

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