Sunday 25 May 2014
So I think that message will go back to the idiots in Washington and to Washington’s vassals in the Merkel, Cameron, and Hollande governments. And then they will have to decide who’s interests are really on the line. Is it in Germany’s, France’s, and the UK’s interests, to create a situation for Russia that does not benefit Germany, France, or the U.K., but merely serves the purpose of American hegemony over the world?"
"Dr. Roberts: “Well, I think the most interesting part of this forum so far was President Putin’s speech today at the forum. He explicitly criticized the United States for bringing such a strategic threat to Russia. He spoke very diplomatically, but the implication is there that he’s simply not going to tolerate the Ukraine as a member of NATO, with American missile bases on Russia’s border.
He doesn’t say it in so many words, but (it was) the way he emphasized the fact that Washington thinks they can just ignore Russia. And he also explicitly criticized the Europeans for being Washington’s puppets. He didn’t use the word ‘puppet,’ but he criticized them for being unresponsive to Russian efforts to resolve the crisis, and for telling Russia that it was none of Russia’s business.
And he accused the Europeans for being snobs, thinking that they are too good to talk to Russians. So whatever hopes Russia had for the for the deals at the economic summit, the most important thing for Putin was to send this message to the powerful American firms and to the powerful European firms that if this continues, if their governments ignore legitimate Russian protests about policies and continue to disregard the aspect of the Ukrainian crisis, and the meaning of it for Russia itself, that there was going to be further trouble.