So here’s exactly why they hate Putin; he is presiding over a national state rather than an economic looting zone for the oligarchs.
At the very beginning, Berezovsky says, The best investment is an investment in politics. That is, in fact, exactly the Rothschild story.
However, the Rothschilds were not as greedy as the post-Soviet oligarchs, and did not try to intervene into the proper husbandry or culture of the countries. This may only be because they didn’t have the technology to do so, rather than the wisdom of limits.
Modern technology and a global economic made it possible for the oligarchs to loot very very efficiently; to convert hard assets in Russia into Swiss bank accounts and 536 foot yachts.
Of course the very efficient global economy means that poor people in Russia can read the Internet and see Roman’s yacht that represents a portion of the wealth looted from them.
The anti-Putin campaign is the neoconservatives picking the big fight. They beat up Saddam; they beat up Gaddafi. They tried to beat up Assad. Now they’re going for the big guy, with hard power.
The neocons got their power with soft power. Putin stopped the oligarch soft power when he pushed aside the oligarchs and nationalized Russia. So now the neocons want to resort to hard power. They got Saddam hanging; they got Gaddafi sodomized with a dagger.
Let’s you and him fight is going to end very badly this time. This is a huge step up from pushing around desert dictators.
Russians will fight. They got it in them. They will defend the Rodina. They aren’t a bunch of corn syrup clowns.
Our people, by contrast, have had enough. Afghanistan and Iraq have made us war weary.
92% of Germans don’t want to go to war with Russia again. The US would be counting on launching from it’s German bases, and using the German army as allies. The German military could very well go rogue and attack the US and join the Russians.
Attacking Russia is the final act of hubris-chutzpah of the neocons.