This is the most disgraceful, vile, loathsome lop-sided article I’ve read in quite a while!! “[…The Russian Economy] it’s all natural resources. It’s really a Siberian Saudi Arabia.” I severely oppose Fareed Zakaria and I have for quite awhile. Ever since he’s been employed by CNN, he’s been so brainwashed, it makes me squeamish!! I very much disagree in the way he paints Russia in this sort of totalitarian, communist light…it’s 2012!!!!!!! Stalin is NOT Putin and by any means is not comparable to Putin..I think that’s too extreme…
“Perhaps there will be some kind of revelation where he [Putin] begins to understand that and loosens up and opens up the system. I very much doubt it. I think more likely, it will take some kind of sharp shock from the outside to bring that realization.”
Gee, I wonder what kind of agenda Zakaria is forced to push via CNN guidelines, inciting division and making Russia look like isolationist pigs who would rather do business with themselves and no one else..it’s a complete farce and sham..this is the type of thinking that’s so ancient that the Czar Nicholas (I) himself would roll in his grave had he heard this.
In many cases (not all), this type of subliminal message is what Americans hear and utilize as their primary source of information and news. When the general public is exposed to volatile phrases such as above, it provokes this mentality in which it ultimately translates into, let us slap sanctions on Russia and demobilize them and possibly even invade them. Why must we as Americans segregate ourselves from foreign affairs rather than cultivating not only domestic, but international relationships? When Putin opens the paper and reads articles like this, this is the reasons why we further put a gap between countries rather than negotiating with them. My good friend could not have put it better, “Cold war never ended… it just evolved to a new different level.”
The Putin regime has actually expanded diplomatic ties more so than most presidents have since the fall of the Communist bloc. It’s a shame that countries (like the US), can’t recognize the progress they have made…Read the article below and decide for yourself.