Youtube video titled… “EXCLUSIVE: Who are actually “Assad mercenaries” killing “innocent Saudi tourists” in Aleppo, Syria?” (posted by Russia Insider)
Propaganda from, surprise, Russia. And in support of whom? That’s right, a foreign strong man.
Russia is playing games with other peoples lives merely to extend their own influence and agenda. They operate, state and industry, like a criminal enterprise. You might say the same of the US, except there is a difference. Our industrial power-capabilities DO manage to subvert the agenda of our government at certain critical turns in the road, but this is because our electorate has not gained the cultural awareness to contend with a tragic power vacuum at the lowest levels of the society. Because of the size and extent of our influence, our citizenry has a disproportionate effect or consequence when it is misinformed.
This is the price of democracy… it is something many of us are aware of and we are finding ways to change this situation. The only alternative is governance by a strongman. Such not only stifles human development at all levels of human endeavor… technology, social harmony, industry, culturally, in the arts, in the recording of history, in the teaching of our youth, but politically. One of the toughest things to get right in a society is the handing over of power from one leader to another. This is why Syria has so much devastation right now. There are no mechanisms for differing groups of people to be heard and represented in government.
This is also why Putin needs war, at home and amongst his neighbors. For him, the more strife the better. If there were peace among his neighbors, the UN and EU would focus their attention on Russian gangsterism, subverting of foreign governmental processes and outright war-making. And Putin can’t afford to lose power because of the way in which Putin handles governance. If Putin loses power, he will either end up in prison or dead.
Meanwhile, in the US, we are in the midst of an election campaign which will see a legacy of over two centuries of nearly violence free transition of power from one leader to another. However, as long as one nation is enslaved, no nations are free or safe. And we here in the US with some sense of historical context can see that we are not untouched by this maxim.