When I was in high school, the USSR was infamous for its persecution of dissidents. When I grew up, the US became famous for its persecution of whistleblowers.
Frankly, Mr Chubais’s efforts on behalf of Russia would be better rewarded with a jail cell than a government office.
As the US seeks to divide the world into two halves and ban both China and Russia, there’s a good chance that the world won’t follow.
There’s been another white phosphorus attack by the United States or allies in Syria, yesterday, on the town of Hajin. This was closely preceded by John Bolton’s announcement that the USA and its armed forces are immune to international law. An interesting co-incidence. Alas, it’s not the first or only US deployment of the illegal white phosphorus munition in Syria.
Given the lack of American respect for the rule of law, Thom Paine asks why Russia has not aided and abbeted Syria and/or Iran in the acquisition of nuclear weapons.
While a lot of Clinton’s *bonhomerie* was empty glad-handing, he radically shrank the deficit. The USA had a chance of turning a profit.