Our Inauguration Day trolling of the Social Justice Cold Warriors (SJCWs) aside, it's good to hear the realism reflected in the statements of Russian officials, led by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov.
Medvedev told reporters over the weekend that Russia should not count on any swift lifting of U.S. and EU economic sanctions, saying that no election will immediately shift that equation. Not only is that a reference to the fact that media, McCainiacs in Congress' and Atlanticist bureaucratic pressure won't permit President Donald J. Trump to make the kind of rapid changes some in Russia had hoped for, but also to the reality that it will be difficult for the anti-sanctions, Crimea-is-Russian recognizing candidate Marine Le Pen to win in France. Though we suspect many European Union sanctions against Russia will continue to be quietly dropped or ignored by multiple countries, from southeastern Europe's Greece on up to Germany and even 'frontline state' Finland.
As Dmitry Peskov said, Trump is his own -- and America's -- man. Not Putin's or anybody else's, which why the soft coup attempt smears of him as the Kremlin's Siberian candidate will keep failing.Read More