Friday, September 9, 2016

Does The Kremlin Really Believe That Hillary Clinton wants To Start A War With Russia?

Russia's President Vladimir Putin (R) attends the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit Leaders' Retreat Two with Hillary Clinton (C) and Vietnam's President Truong Tan Sang in Vladivostok September 9, 2012. JIM WATSON/POOL/REUTERS

Clinton Ehrlich, Foreign Policy: The Kremlin Really Believes That Hillary Wants to Start a War With Russia

An American embedded within Moscow’s top foreign-policy brain trust explains why Putin and his cadres are backing Trump.

If Hillary Clinton is elected president, the world will remember Aug. 25 as the day she began the Second Cold War.

In a speech last month nominally about Donald Trump, Clinton called Russian President Vladimir Putin the godfather of right-wing, extreme nationalism. To Kremlin-watchers, those were not random epithets. Two years earlier, in the most famous address of his career, Putin accused the West of backing an armed seizure of power in Ukraine by “extremists, nationalists, and right-wingers.” Clinton had not merely insulted Russia’s president: She had done so in his own words.

Worse, they were words originally directed at neo-Nazis. In Moscow, this was seen as a reprise of Clinton’s comments comparing Putin to Hitler. It injected an element of personal animus into an already strained relationship — but, more importantly, it set up Putin as the representative of an ideology that is fundamentally opposed to the United States.

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WNU Editor: If you want to understand why Russia's foreign policy establishment and the Kremlin are hostile to Hillary Clinton .... and they are .... this is a must read post for you.


B.Poster said...

Very interesting and disturbing article. This would be reason enough, alone, and absent anything else to vote for Mr. Trump.

B.Poster said...

One of the things I found fascinating is, if I'm understanding correctly, it is considered mental illness to smile at a stranger. In America, in many cases, it would be considered impolite NOT to smile at a total stranger.

The differences in cultures has always fascinated me. As Sec of State, Mrs. Clinton would be expected to understand such cultural norms and would know that doing things like barking like a dog in public and comparing Mr. Putin to Hitler would not work well when trying to deal with him. Failure to understand that we are going to need constructive relations with Russia to achieve many of our goals far more than they need constructive relations eith us reflects even worse on Mrs. Clinton.

D.Plowman said...

I have never smiled at an American stranger...

Guess I'm one impolite fucker!

Trevor Pyle said...

I'm glad that this man wrote this article, but this in no way justifies Russian behavior in Ukraine. We understand that Russia has national security interests, particularly in keeping a dominant position in the near abroad and access to the Med. I can also see how he would consider George Soros' actions to be provocative. However, this author is doing a grave disservice both to his colleagues in Russia and his readers by understanding and clearly stating that these cultural differences are NOT reality.

Just because Russians believe these things does not make them true.

One more thing, If Russians and the Author think that Trump will be more stable or predictable than Ms. Clinton, they have a massive surprise coming for them.