All countries spy on other countries…
Russia does, the UK does, the US does and Australia does. Or do we set up foreign embassies and consulates because used-by-dated politicians fancy the local tucker and hookers?
The Russian Ambassador’s stunning Press conference today disclosed a few home truths to the rude inquisitors. Just as well Ambassador Logvinov has a sense of humour because any reasonable Russian would have punched a few lights out. Which is exactly what this press gallery of Lefty ANU clubbies and ABC reps deserves.
So why wouldn't they knock him off when he was back in Russia?
The few countries that have responded to UK’s nerve agent attack, by expelling Russian diplomats, are reacting to an unimpressive PM May’s interpretation of events. “There is no proof”, explained the Nikita Kruchev look-alike. And he is right!
If Vlad Putin is responsible for the attack then he has suddenly lost his marbles because he not only has the prestigious World Cup happening, but he was only days from his now successful Presidential election.
The vertically challenged Russian President is far from losing his marbles and would run rings around women like May and a few other leaders of NATO nations.
It makes no sense for Putin to sanction hit jobs on his own citizens in the UK when they were living in Russia for years previously. He would understand the unwanted furore it would cause.
The little ex-KGB bastard is no angel, but neither was Stalin who fought back the Nazis, losing more of his own people than all the Allies in total. Russia’s defence of the Eastern Front meant the Western Front fell to the Allies.
Stalin was not shunned as a pariah and painted into a frozen Siberian corner of the globe surrounded and engulfed by a corrupted NATO, that pummels it with trade sanctions. No, he was an, albeit dodgy, ally to the US and UK.
Germany was the enemy of all three, but today it is only a pretender to friendship, inviting millions of unknown Islamists into a borderless continental Europe.
It is very unlikely that Putin even knew about the nerve agent attack. Duma operatives, (above) many rungs down the ladder, may have ordered the hit on non-political grounds. No-one knows!
But the hysterical response from UK PM May, who badly needs this distraction, has been mindlessly aped by our two prized idiots, Turnbull and the Stick Insect. Only to be carbon copied by an out of control press gallery of female junior cadets.
Here is the problem that our two geese will never understand. Putin wants the old Soviet empire back and he has said so!
NATO’s Turkey wants the old Ottoman Empire back and Erdogan has said so!
That makes for contested States and a smouldering fuse where only Russia has a first world military and a third world economy to protect.
We are painting the wrong snake into an inescapable corner.
It was extreme Islamic Turkey that killed almost a thousand ANZACS, but it was the Soviet that saved us millions.
Turkey says Aussies may not have access to Gallipoli now that we have issued protection visas to persecuted Turks
MH-17? More likely Russian cowboys on the Eastern Ukrainian border shot a heat-seeking missile into god knows where and that heat sought out an airliner (which should not have been there) by mistake.
The Crimea? No-one says so, but the Russians held a plebiscite to determine if they were wanted back on the peninsula. It came back 80 per cent in favour. So the Russians rightly reclaimed its warm water port that berths its Navy with access to the Mediterranean only if Turkey decides to allow it access through the Bosphorus.
Ukraine? It has NATO’s backing to stop Russia having any land bridge access to its Crimean Navy. Russia is fighting back against Ukraine’s Poroshenko who is arguably the most corrupt leader and prolific liar in Europe.
Russians are among the most fervently patriotic people in the world.
It’s not me, it’s history that is saying we are backing the wrong horse.
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