Yes. I went to their website. Decolonizing Russia? That’s the sort of thing that you might talk about if we had been in a war with Russia and defeated them, which isn’t the case.
It seems like going out of the way to assure bad relations.
Yes, the CIA-supported conference seems to be designed to create paranoia and suspicion in Moscow. At the same time the DOD has been looking at ways to get a cease fire, and Biden has said that a negotiated settlement is required.
It looks there is a civil war within the US government.
No one needs to partition anything. Russia’s sphere of influence will massively contract in the next decade. Turkey will move into the Caucuses, there will be a movement to reunite Karelia with Finland, Japan will take the Sakhalins, Ukraine will heavily ally with Poland. At the least.
Yes, the conference definitely supports the idea that Russia needs to be slapped around.
Of course there is also the issue of reparations. When will Russia be forced to pay reparations for western losses during the last failed partition of Russia? Germany, Austria, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Slovakia, Croatia, and Finland suffered severe losses in their brave attempt to end Russian colonialism. They have never received compensation.
They are all now members of the EU; perhaps Brussels will push forward with their cause.
Yes, ethnic cleansing is a necessary component of partition. Karelia is overwhelmingly Russian at this point.
Ironically, Russia most likely prevented the partition of the US during the American Civil War. Britain and France were anxious to weaken both the US and Russia, and they had successfully attacked Russia during the Crimean War a few years earlier. They were plotting to intervene in the American Civil War to partition the US, but Russian opposition ended their plans.
The forces of fascist oppression are far stronger now.
Predawn FBI SWAT team raids against political opponents did not exist in the 1960s. Attempting to lockdown college campuses during the Hong-Kong Flu pandemic of 1968 would have been suicide for the government. Universal electronic surveillance was technically impossible.
The government has put whole states under house arrest. We have political prisoners held in abusive conditions without trial for years. We are using the 1917 espionage act to prosecute a journalist, Julian Assange, for revealing unpunished crimes that the state has been committing. All this while the state-controlled media cheers.
Senator Church warned about “total tyranny” if the government turned its electronic surveillance power against the people. The technology is vastly superior today than what existed in the 1970s.
The CIA admitted to spying on its oversight committee back in 2014. No one was punished. Congressional oversight now refers to what the surveillance state does to congress.