the western side of the Russian debate, whilst acknowledging Russian
concerns and western policy mistakes and missteps. It is a difficult line
to tread, and in this case done with some nuance.
What confounds many of us who try to convey a balanced view is the utter
cynicism with which the Fifth Directorate Thugs conduct business. a
mirror to the same cynicism displayed in the UK and US without even a
smattering of a critical press to print, and embarrass, just how corrupt
the posturing is.
Reverting to the taxi driver school of foreign reporting, and as a result
of a 2 hour journey to DME in the middle of July: if the vlast had to
experience this, how different it would be. The ability to drive would
help - some 40-50 per cent of licences are bought.
Neil Buckley, the very antithesis of a competent foreign reporter, has over
the last few days reported that we await VVP's glorious return in 4 years
for another 7 years.
God forbid (as if he/it/she had anything to do with it): damn this
certainty, can' t we have some hope that things might get better.