JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: IT’S JUST BRED IN THE BONE – EVEN IN AN OTHERWISE EXCELLENT SOMEWHAT-TECHNICAL DISCUSSION OF RUSSIAN AFFAIRS, AN AMERICAN JUST CANNOT HELP DROPPING BITS OF RUSSOPHOBIC LITTER   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY DAVID AUERSWALD IN CHECKPOINT ASIA

 

“US Navy Trying to Force Its Way Through Russia’s Arctic Sea Route Would Be a Bad Idea Indeed

“Should be very, very cautious about saber-rattling in the Russian Arctic”

 

https://www.checkpointasia.net/us-navy-trying-to-force-its-way-through-russias-arctic-sea-route-would-be-a-bad-idea-indeed/

 

There are many good points here. On the whole, it is a strong discussion.

But the piece needlessly contains bits of American-viewpoint propaganda language.

Why do we have stuff like the following included?

“Finally, the Arctic resonates with Russians’ conceptions of self and with the Putin regime’s desire to maintain great power status.”

“Remember that Russian behavior in Crimea, eastern Ukraine, and online (with regard to election interference) continued even in the face of Western sanctions”

It’s not a government? It’s a regime. And it has conceptions of self?

Election interference? Behavior in Crimea and eastern Ukraine?

Americans simply cannot help themselves. It’s bred in the bone to talk about Russia with contempt and dishonesty, even in the middle of an otherwise well-done somewhat technical discussion.

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