Let the Cold War verbiage roll: Kremlin dusts off Cold War lexicon to make US villain in Georgia
Russians were told over breakfast yesterday what really happened in Georgia: the conflict in South Ossetia was part of a plot by Dick Cheney, the Vice-President, to stop Barack Obama being elected president of the United States.
That’s Cheney Derangement Syndrome for you.
In a baffling display of what passes for logic in those quarters,
“George Bush’s Administration is promoting interests of candidate John McCain,” said Dr Markov. “Defeated by Barak Obama on all fronts, McCain has one last card to play yet – the creation of a virtual Cold War with Russia . . . Bush himself did not want a war in South Ossetia but his Republican Party did not leave him any choice.” The Americans were now engineering an armed conflict between Ukraine and Russia, Dr Markov added.
Doc Markov’s a “senior political scientist who is close to Vladimir Putin, the Prime Minister and power behind President Medvedev.” Either that, or he’s wearing one of those swimmer laser suits and it impedes blood flow to his brain.
Doc Markov’s dusted off the never-forgotten Soviet lexicon:
West was guilty of “adventurism”,
aggression against peace-loving Russian forces who are engaged on a humanitarian mission to protect human life,
the seditious tactics of the so-called colour revolutions,
threat to international law,
global legal nihilism,
yadda yadda yadda
You must admit, though, that the “colour revolutions” is a new one because in old Cold War days the only “colour” was Communist Red. Any other color got squashed before it had a chance to unfurl.
Everything old is new again. Call it the Soviet Verbiage Vintage Shop. Look who’s wearing vintage.
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A bear in the woods, and a man in the water: