Tuesday, March 27, 2018

D. Parvaz — The one thing all the countries expelling Russian diplomats have in common

Western (white-dominant).
All the countries who have expelled diplomats so far are Western nations. Indeed, there’s not a single country in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, or Latin America participating in this diplomatic purge.
Theodore Karasik, project investigator for the Russia in the Middle East Project at the Jamestown Foundation said what’s happening now represents a “bifurcation between Russia and the West.”
The East-West split coming isn’t about religious or cultural differences of course, but about Russia — with China — creating a sphere of influence that counters the West.
This much is correct. The rest of the article is poor analysis based on wishful thinking, as typical of the West, which sees everything through its own biases.

The US views what is happening as being instigated by Russia and China, along with Iran and others,  when it is a dialectical reaction to the consequences of US attitude, behavior, and policy.

The article is interesting for the further reason that Think Progress is a site that aligns with American "liberals" versus American "conservatives," and the major spokesperson quote is from the Jamestown Foundation,  a very conservative institution. Bipartisanship?

Think Progress
The one thing all the countries expelling Russian diplomats have in common
D. Parvaz

See also

Almost everyone but the West, although a few Western governments are included.

Nearly 160 countries outside 'Western bloc' want to see proof in Skripal case – Russia’s UK embassy


Bob Roddis said...

Good thing the US empire has a fiat currency and isn't revenue constrained when destroying other nations for fun and profit.

Matt Franko said...

Right Bob too bad they don’t even know what that really means...