Now we’re talking! After years of sterile intercourse with Russia, the United States is finally waking up and declaring that a vibrant relation with the country will be good for much of the world. We have been saying the same thing for years. Blinken has recently said:
“A more stable, predictable relationship with them [Russia], I think, would be good for us [the US], good for them, and I’d even argue good for the world.”
Blinken moved on to suggest that he had a “constructive, very business-like conversation” with Russian diplomat and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. It has been reported:
“‘President [Joe] Biden has been very clear with President Putin’ about the US desire to have a more stable relationship with Moscow, Blinken said, adding that he shares this attitude. Over recent years, however, relations between the two nations have fallen to lows unseen in decades. Such a development has already had an impact on international arms control.”
Lavrov has also made it very clear that Russia is reaching out to the West. “We are ready to be friends with the West,” he said. But “only if it comes with a sense of our own dignity, which has been passed down to us from our ancestors over the course of centuries – millennia – of our country’s existence.”
Lavrov continued: “Within our patriotism, we have the defense of justice and willingness to help the weak. These are the greatest human qualities, and if we admire them in everyday life, they should be manifested in our international stance as well.”
If you think that Russia is or has been a threat to America and much of the West, I think you are mistaken. It was the same delusion that poison the mind of people like George Soros, who wrote in the Guardian back in 2016 that Vladimir Putin “is a bigger threat to Europe’s existence than Isis.”
Without the slightest evidence, Soros posited:
“The leaders of the US and the EU are making a grievous error in thinking that president Vladimir Putin’s Russia is a potential ally in the fight against Islamic State. The evidence contradicts them. Putin’s aim is to foster the EU’s disintegration, and the best way to do so is to flood Europe with Syrian refugees.
“Russia has also launched a large-scale air attack against civilians in northern Syria. This was followed by a ground assault by Syrian president Bashar al-Assad’s army against Aleppo, a city that used to have 2 million inhabitants. The barrel bombs caused 70,000 civilians to flee to Turkey; the ground offensive could uproot many more.”
Complete fabrication! If Russia were liquidating Syrian civilians, why Syrian civilians appreciated the presence of the Russians in the region? One needn’t be a politician to realize that Soros’ formulation is generally dumb.
In any event, we shouldn’t be paying attention to people like Soros, particularly when they are postulating things that simply don’t make sense at all. Russia is not an enemy of the West. If there is one country that has been weakening the very foundation of what the founding fathers stood for, then it must be Israel. Perhaps people who doubt this statement should pay close attention to what is currently happening in the Middle East.
 George Soros, “Putin is a bigger threat to Europe’s existence than Isis,” Guardian, February 11, 2016.
Jonas E. Alexis has degrees in mathematics and philosophy. He studied education at the graduate level. His main interests include U.S. foreign policy, the history of the Israel/Palestine conflict, and the history of ideas. He is the author of the new book, Kevin MacDonald’s Metaphysical Failure: A Philosophical, Historical, and Moral Critique of Evolutionary Psychology, Sociobiology, and Identity Politics. He teaches mathematics in South Korea.