Monday, April 12, 2021

Russia Does Not Want A Cold War 2.0

Russia's security council secretary Nikolai Patrushev waits for the start of a military parade marking the 75th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in World War II at Red Square in Moscow on June 24, 2020. Photo: AFP/Pavel Golovkin

Pepe Escobar, Zero Hedge/Asia Times: Russia ‘would really not want’ Cold War 2.0  

The Triple Yoda, Nikolai Patrushev, hopes cooler heads can avoid sanctions such as the SWIFT 'nuclear option' 

 The Beltway was always fond of describing the late Andrew Marshall – who identified emerging or future threats for the Pentagon and whose proteges included Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and Paul Wolfowitz – as Yoda. 

Well, if that’s the case, then Chinese national security supremo Yang Jiechi – who recently made shark fin’s soup out of Tony Blinken in Alaska – is Double Yoda. 

And Nikolai Patrushev – Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation – is Triple Yoda. 

Amid current ice-cold US-Russia relations – plunged into their worst state since the end of the Cold War – Triple Yoda, discreet, diplomatic and always sharp as a dagger, remains a soothing voice of reason, as demonstrated in a stunning interview by Kommersant daily.  

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WNU Editor: Another must read post from Pepe Escobar. 

As to what is my take. 

Russians are focused on recovering from the pandemic, economic growth, a better standard of living, and being at peace with its neighbors. A Cold War 2.0 is the last thing that anyone wants.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Has anyone ever considered why the families of Carthaginian Senate and the Roman Senate could have intermarried before or after the anyone of the Punic Wars? Sure, the political capital would be Rome. I don't see how uninterrupted trade is worse than slavery and confiscation. But that shit don't happen, so it is all good. Nothing like a good old thermo-nuclear war. The upside is all those cringey 1980's post-apocalyptic B movies won't look like junk anymore.