Friday, March 10, 2017

Be Careful What You Wish For, Russian Edition

With the disastrous, chaotic first 50 days of unstable sociopath Donald "Rump" Trump crashing to a close, there are increasing reports of America's allies having deep reservations about Rump's unpredictable regime. But what will worry Putin poodle Rump more than that is his declining support among his patrons in the Kremlin.

Russian-controlled media have been told to tone down the once lavish praise for their man in Washington, as fears mount that the man that they helped to elect is damaging their plans to undermine America's democratic institutions and its alliances out of his sheer narcissistic instability. From Vanity Fair's "The Hive":
"Over the last week or two, the state-run news service RIA Novosti has portrayed Trump as besieged by enemies at home,” said The Hive’s Peter Savodnik. “Then, in late February, the news service quoted Sergei Ivanov, the former chief of staff of the presidential administration, saying that the Russian media, which had formerly been ‘overly optimistic’ about Trump, had assumed a more ‘pragmatic’ approach.”
In addition to Rump's instability and manic tweeting, which has drawn unwanted attention to Russia's role in the 2016 elections, the Kremlin is displeased that some of their "assets" have been sidelined or fired after their clumsy attempts to curry favor with Moscow were revealed, e.g. disgraced former National Security Advisor/ Registered Foreign Agent Michael "Jack D. Ripper" Flynn and loopy "Russian advisor" Carter Page. It can't please them either that Secretary of State and Russian Order of Friendship recipient Rex "Wrecks" Tillerson has been shunted to the side by a White (Supremacist) House at war with the State Department.

According to observers, the Kremlin is also worried about the dark forces of neo-fascist white nationalism that Rump's election has unleashed in the U.S., with unpredictable consequences for the world, including their own interests. If nothing else, Russian thug Vladimir "Vlad the Invader" Putin is fearful of instability in his country and elsewhere. The article concludes:
"An infant is now the most powerful person on Earth, and he is loved and worshipped by millions, and they think he will save them, that he is He, that the end is near, and so is the beginning. Until a few minutes ago, the Kremlin higher-ups were laughing. Now, like everyone else who hasn’t been swindled, they wait."
We wait, and we also resist.

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