“[The Russian leaders] find support abroad, outside, among the states that are citadels of democracy, in the countries that actually make a big effort to protect freedom and democracy at home; but still, the totalitarian regimes find support there….”
How can you praise them for making such a “big effort at home”? While at the same time makes a statement that should make Europe proud:
“Under the existing system, it is very easy to buy off the European leadership. It costs very little, and is easily done, so it is not a problem to achieve results with this method in Europe.” In fact, Illarionov asks if the statesmen of any system can remain independent in the wake of sweetheart deals they cannot refuse to take. The Russians look at European politicians the way a shopper looks at goods in a store. They see one they like, examine the price tag, and pay the cashier. In fact, they use oil money, which allows them to buy whatever they see. Illarionov noted: “The largest export that Russia delivers is corruption. It’s not oil or gas, but corruption. And this is in greater demand than even oil or gas.” The politicians of Western Europe love corruption, because it makes them rich.” (Really, Bad Europe not bad Russia!)
But not to leave America out of the limelight,
“Illarionov speaks out boldly, and has warned American politicians that their policy toward Russia is worse than appeasement. In an article that appeared in the Washington Post two years ago, he characterized U.S. policy toward Russia as “enabling” dictatorship.”
I will expand this last statement above one step farther: Americans are in the same boat as the Europeans and Russian buys off American politicians. – Medvedev said before that Russia will buy You! (meaning America) Everyone thought he meant buy up all the companies – Not hardly!
The West is asleep. A game of “divide and conquer” is advanced against us. The days of the NATO alliance are numbered. Russia has been buying politicians all over Europe, and if those politicians stay bought, there will be no one to oppose the Russian plan. America will then find itself isolated, economically vulnerable, and militarily inferior.
“Russia plays Chess and America plays Checkers!”