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Make no mistake, the latest US thuggery is a sign of weakness, not strength

For a while already the Russian diplomats have been openly saying that their American counterparts are недоговороспособны or “non-agreement capable”.  This all began under Obama, when Kerry flew to meet with Lavrov and declared ‘A’, then flew back to Washington, DC and declared ‘B’.  Then there were the cases in Syria when the US agreed to a deal only to break that very same deal in less than 24 hours.  That’s when the Russians openly began to say that their US colleagues are rank amateurs who lack even the basic professionalism to get anything done.

Now the US has slipped even lower: the Russians speak of US “hellish buffoonery” and “stupid thuggery”.


For the normally hyper-diplomatic Russians, this kind of language is absolutely unheard of, this has never ever happened before.  You could say that the Russians are naive, but they believe that their diplomats should always be, well, diplomatic, and that public expressions of disgust is just not something a diplomat does.  Even more telling is rather than call the Americans “evil” or “devious”, they openly express their total contempt for them, calling them stupid, incompetent, uneducated and their actions unlawful (read Maria Zakharova’s statement to that effect on Facebook).

So let me explain what is happening here how the Russians interpreted the latest US thuggery concerning the Russian Consulate in San Francisco and the Russian diplomatic annexes in Washington and New York.

First, the Russians fully expected the Americans to retaliate after the Russian expulsion of US diplomatic personnel in Russia.  That, by itself, is not the problem.  The Russians understand that Trump is a cornered and weak President, that he has to show how “tough” he is.  Sure, they smile, but they think that this is ‘fair game’.  The Russians also know that, as a country, the USA cannot accept the biggest reduction in US diplomatic personnel in history without reacting.  Again, they don’t necessarily like it, but they think that this is ‘fair game’.

You know what really triggered the Russians off?  The fact that the Americans gave them only 2 days to vacate the premises they would seize and that they organized some kind of bizarre search operation.  Let me immediately explain that this is not a case of ruffled feathers by the Russians, not at all.  But here is how they would think about it:

Why would they give us only 2 days?  Do they really think that we cannot clear the premises from anything sensitive in 60 minutes if needed?  Or are they actually trying to inconvenience our personnel?  If so, do they really think that we are going to break out in hysterics?  Do the Americans really think that they will find something?  What?  Papers proving that Trump is our agent? Maybe a hidden nuclear device?  Or the computers we used to hack in every server in the USA?”  To a Russian, these questions can only have one answer: of course not. So what is going on here?  And then there is the only possible explanation left:

We beat them is Syria, we are beat them in the Ukraine, they lost Afghanistan, they lost Iraq, their Navy apparently does not know how to use a radar, their soldiers are terrified to fight somebody capable of resistance, they failed to impress not only China, but even the North Koreans who are openly laughing at them.  Hezbollah laughs at them.  Even Venezuela refuses to be scared!  The Iranians openly threaten them with consequences if they back out of the deal they signed. Even Pakistan is openly expressing its disgust with the USA.  Ditto for Turkey.  Heck – the Americans are losing on all fronts and the very best they can do is try to feel good about illegally harassing our diplomatic personnel! Pathetic, lame, losers!

And they are 100% correct.

The latest US thuggery against Russian diplomats is as stupid as it is senseless.  I think that US diplomats of the era of James Baker must be absolutely mortified to see the kind of idiocy their successors are now engaging in.

This is also the end of Rex Tillerson.  The poor man now has only two options left: resign (that would be the honorable thing to do) or stay and become another castrated eunuch unable to even deal with the likes of Nikki Haley, nevermind the North Koreans!

A “spokesperson” for the White House declared that Trump personally ordered the latest thuggery.  Okay, that means one of two thing: either Trump is so weak that he cannot even fire a lying spokesperson or that he has now fallen so low as to order the “thug life” behavior of the State Department.  Either way, it is a disgrace.

This is also really scary.  The combination of, on one hand, spineless subservience to the Neocons with intellectual mediocrity, a gross lack of professionalism and the kind of petty thuggery normally associated with street gangs and, on the other hand, nuclear weapons is very scary.  In the mean time, the other nuclear armed crazies have just declared that they have a thermonuclear device which they apparently tested yesterday just to show their contempt for Trump and his general minions.  I don’t think that they have a hydrogen bomb. I don’t think that they have a real ICBM.  I don’t even think that they have real (usable) nuclear warheads.  But what if I am wrong?  What if they did get a lot of what they claim to have today – such as rocket engines – from the Ukies?

In one corner, the Outstanding Leader, Brilliant Comrade, Young Master and Great Successor, Kim Jong-un and on the other, The Donald, Grab them by the xxxxx and Make ‘Merica Great, the Grand Covfefe Donald Trump.  Both armed with nukes.

Scary, scary shit.  Really scary.

But even more scary and depressing is that the stronger man of the two is beyond any doubt Kim Jong-un.

All I see in the White House are vacancy signs.

The Saker

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  1. Matthew Oluyede

    OK. I think that I agree.
    On the other hand, someone has suggested that Kim Jung Un is a CIA asset. IF that is true, then the whole North Korean mess is theater to justify the US in eastern Asia. In a perverse way, that makes sense to me.
    Using that type of logic, the bellicosity of the Trump may be a way of forcing the Neo-Con hand: either put up or shut up.
    America has always been two-faced (multi-faced may be more accurate) so what is the big surprise?
    I think the dissonance comes from the fact the US knows it is now and ever has been lying to itself about what it is.
    Schizophrenia any one?

    • Balogun Adesina

      No, Kim is a Chinese asset, if you want to look at it that way; China claims all of Korea as an inalienable part of the Motherland, and is biding its time to enforce the rest of its claim. However, you could see the Clinton/DNC faction that is pushing the Russophobia narrative (and no overt diplomatic belligerence) as either doing so at China’s behest, or as part of a deal with China.

      Although perhaps not out of any lofty motives, Trump has threatened the professional managerial class inside the beltway, and they’ll do anything to hang on to their sinecures — including selling out to Beijing. Hell, they already hold enough paper to make that a fairly easy jump.

  2. Terry Eaton

    I’m pretty sure Russian and the US can turn China and North Korea into Lava if they wanted.

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