Die Weltvernichtungsmachine aus Dr. Strangelove ist zurück
Aussichten auf einen möglichen Showdown mit einem Regime, das sich selbst um seines Erhaltes willen (nicht um den Erhalt des Staates oder des Landes willen) in eine Ecke manövriert hat:
I am increasingly interested in the radicalising views expressed in Russian mainstream media on the relationship between Russia and the “West”. According to some publically acceptable points of view are those who see Russia with its few remaining allies already engulfed in an existential struggle against facism and an imperialism of cultural decay.
The motive behind Schmidts and Schröders support of Russia’s actions may be different in normative as well as political terms (given his age the former may be forgiven to argue as if the Soviet Union was still intact as a predictable adversary embedded in a stable bipolar international order and the latter may not be forgiven for his venal opportunism).