Thank you. I’m convinced some hacker is trolling Robert’s account and posting all this pro-Putin stuff. I just can’t believe a progressive is a fan of Putin.
I have told Tulio numerous times that Hard Left and the True Left in the US and in much of the world is with Putin. Counterpunch website is with Putin. Most of the world’s Communist parties are with Putin. Many leftwing websites in the US are lining up with Putin. The KPRF and the KPU (Communist Party Russian Federation and Communist Party Ukraine) are both with Putin.
It’s not that I think Putin is the greatest thing since sliced bread, but I doubt if he’s evil incarnate. Geopolitics is an ugly game, but you have to play it or get creamed. There are few angels in geopolitics.
Putin is a patriot though, he’s looking out of his people, and I respect him for that. He’s not a nation-seller like most Americans and most US allies are. I like people who stand up for their country against the aggressors, invaders and attackers. I like patriots, and I hate country-sellers.
Also Putin is part of the anti-imperialist bloc that is standing up to the US Empire, trying to defeat the US World Dictatorship and end US unipolarism which has been a catastrophe. We need to go back to a balanced multipolar world. Unipolarism never works due to the selfish nature of mankind.
Also there is the principle of the enemy of my enemy is my friend, which comes into play here.