Monday, January 19, 2015

Eric Draitser — Did a Russian Parliamentarian Just Commit Treason?

PowerPoint given by Russian opposition leader blueprints US-backed violent overthrow of Russian government.
Video of Ilya Ponomarev, Member of the Russia State Duma, at CSIS.

Eric Draitser summarizes at the link below.
It would be an extreme oversimplification, and not entirely honest, to characterize all Russian liberals as foreign agents. Some are simply socially liberal people who see in the West a political, economic, social and cultural template for their own society. Needless to say, such a view is a small minority in Russia where traditional values and social/cultural conservatism have been on the rise since the end of the Soviet Union, and especially since Putin came to power. 
However, when one examines key figures and institutions of the liberal establishment in Russia – both in politics and civil society – it becomes clear that some of the most influential are in fact collaborating with foreign powers (especially the US) to undermine the Russian government.
Putin calls this cohort "the fifth column." It was put in place after the fall of the USSR by Western advisers, and it is maintained and funded by Western NGOs.

It's pretty amazing, considering what the reaction would be in Washington or the capitals of Europe where the shoe on the other foot.

Global Research
Did a Russian Parliamentarian Just Commit Treason?
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