Ludwig von Gress
The current fantasy land is the Middle East, where the lack of reliable information means there are no boundaries to the imagination of the experts. For example, no lesser expert than the US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter (an academic, needless to say) said, on the 6th October this year, that “Russia’s moves in Syria look illogical, maybe psychological”. Just because simple Carter probably wouldn’t see logic if it hit him in the face, it doesn’t mean Russia acts illogically. But “psychological” yes, definitely. If nothing else, Obama’s “red line” on Syria called for it.
The experts can’t imagine a long term strategy, not bothered by the election cycles.The experts seemingly never read any history of Russia or, if they had, ignore the blindingly obvious conclusions.
In the meantime Putin’s propaganda war is going very well; the AGW scam proved West so gullible that there is no need to treat the Western public as Soviets had to treat the educated Russians and so called Eastern Europeans. No sooner Fog of Chaos The Joke writes about Islamic horde’s oil than TASS, or whatever it calls itself at the moment, announces that brave Putin’s pilots destroyed 500 oil tankers. Exactly 500. The western media repeat that without blushing.
A week or so ago the Russian foreign ministry said “it was not crucial for Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad to stay in power, saying it was up to the Syrian people to decide.” Putin and his mafia is well known for letting the people to decide who will rule.
Reliable information in our so called information age are scarcer than hen’s teeth and no liability experts and limited liability politicians play Monopoly with our future. Isn’t it the time to wake up?