If you have 51 minutes of time to spare, this podcast interview will be very well worth your time.
Highlight points in the beginning:
- Stolen Ukrainian gold
- Cooperation agreement with the EU wasn’t signed because it was designed by western Europe to do two things:
- Bankrupt Ukraine into a fire sale
- Distrupt the Customs Union, which is a Soviet controlled Eurasian counterweight that would’ve competed successfully against the EU and the United States
- The anti-Semites and neo-Nazis running the country and how it receives a complete pass in Western media by not being reported
Having lived in the former USSR before immigrating to the US, Dmitry Orlov has an invaluable perspective on both the US and Russian perspectives, as well as Ukraine.
With the western propaganda flying thick and heavy, it’s more important than ever to cut through the chaff and learn what we can about the most important geopolitical realignment (and renewed tensions) in recent memory.
The United States is a nation that can’t get anything together, can’t get anything on, not education, not healthcare, nothing. It’s basically sinking into a cesspool of its own making it can’t respond at all. And now, it is basically being shown up to be quite incompetent in playing this international game. Now, what happens if you can’t play a game by the rules is you’re penalized and you forfeit the game. So, either the US leadership will learn how to play by the rules or they forfeit. I see those are as the only two real outcomes.
There’s a difference to how the Russians approach the world and how the Americans approach the world. So, for instance, Americans like to threaten. If you don’t do this, then we will do X, Y and Z. That’s a typical American behavior.
That’s not something that the Russians would ever do because they don’t threaten, they just act because if you threaten, then you take away the element of surprise which is very important. The other thing is Americans refuse to talk to their enemies, they won’t negotiate with terrorists, they won’t do X, Y and Z and can’t be reasoned with at all. You can just listen to them and do what they say or they’ll bomb you whereas the Russians always talk to their enemies. Russia keeps the channels of communication open.
Full article: Dmitry Orlov: Russia’s Patience Is Wearing Thin (Peak Prosperity)