McCain – America’s Voice? – English

This is a MUST READ op-ed article by Xavier Lerma, in Russian newspaper Pravda. The Lerma article is the most-read article today’s Pravda. It’s in response to Senator John McCain’s own article in Pravda which I reblogged this morning. Check out both articles.

via McCain – America’s Voice? – English

If you read the Lerma article carefully, you will see that it attacks Senator McCain personally and his values but does not focus on John McCain‘s arguments about individual liberty in Russia.

Any thoughts?

English: John McCain (R-AZ), United States Senator

English: John McCain (R-AZ), United States Senator (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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  13. Dr Alf is correct to say that the Pravda article attacks John McCain personally rather than his arguments about the lack of freedom in Russia.
    This however does not diminish the fact that the British public,the majority of people in America and most people in Europe are heartily sick of interminable wars fought on false pretences and where we have no real business.
    The current Syrian crisis is about a number of things which relate to geopolitics:
    1)The Syrian,Iran,Iraq pipeline which avoids Turkey altogether
    2)Turkey,s own ambitions to supplant Iran as a regional power and join the EC
    3)Saudi Arabia,s and Qatar,s desire to establish a new Caliphate across the Globe
    4)Israel,s recent major discoveries of oil and its legitimate desire to become an energy producer in its own right
    5)America,Britain and France,s desire to reorder the Middle Eastern chessboard as a precursor to destabilising and “taking down” regimes in Russia and China
    6)Russia and China,s desire to prevent 5
    7)Russia,s desire to retain the Port of Tartus
    Senator McCain should be carefully listened to on the basis of the quality of his arguments and on that basis ,his thinking,forged in the horrors of the Vietnam War and his incarceration in the Hanoi Hilton prison is right on matters of individual liberty.
    It is however wrong on matters of geopolitics where new thinking about the new realities has to be brought to bear if we are to make meaningful progress.

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