March 19, 2014
Dmitry Orlov grew up in the Soviet Union and he sees many parallels between the country of his birth and the present-day United States. To whit:
“The trajectory is defined by incompetent militarism, whereby more and more money goes into bigger military fiascoes around the world and less and less on foreign policy that can be articulated or pursued; massive levels of corruption; the amount of money being stolen via the US Government and its various appropriations processes is now in the trillions of dollars; runaway debt; the United States now has a level of debt that is now unrepayable; All we’re waiting for is for the interest rate to go across the magic threshold of 3% and suddenly, the entire budget explodes – the budget of the country – and also, other types of tendencies. It’s a systemic failure, at all levels.
On the Ukraine crisis, Orlov thinks, “The Crimea referendum was the first legal way to find out what the people wanted to do. [They overwhelmingly voted to secede from Ukraine and and to join Russia, amid Western negation of the legitimacy of this vote].” Orlov goes on to say, “In Washington, in the Obama Administration and in the Kerry State Department, we have absolutely breathtaking levels of incompetence. These people really don’t know what they’re doing and are dangerous at any speed…
“The incompentents of [the West] are leading this world into a very dangerous place – and yet, what are these people doing, trash-talking Russians? What would this country do to do, to get into Earth orbit, to visit the International Space Station? Who would negotiate deals with countries, like Syria and Iran *on their behalf*, because they are so hopeless at negotiating – all they can do is blunnder and lose face. What would this country (the USA) do without Russia? And why are they upsetting Russia to a point, where they (the Russians) will stop cooperation…because, if you turn it around, Russia doesn’t need the United States for anything. The United States is the most dispensible country on Earth.
“All Russia really wants with the United States is that it keep out of world affairs and tend to itself, which it is in dire need of doing.”
Join Greg Hunter of USAWatchdog.com as he goes One-on-One with Russian blogger, Dmitry Orlov coming to you from Central America.