Politico continues to "spoil" us with Russia "expertise". It didn't take long for them to publish a "response" to the piece of a contrived baloney I reviewed few days ago. Now Politico publishes this:
Just by looking at the authors of this "opinion" piece one will have no trouble predicting what kind of a steaming pile of shit will be in this piece. Luckily for me, I didn't have to read this piece since Scott Ritter did it for me, and for us, and I am very grateful to him for doing so and then rebutting it. Here is his well-informed take-down.
On the surface, the 136 “experts” on US-Russian affairs who either wrote or endorsed these competing opinion pieces appear to have the issue of a US-Russian policy “rethink” covered from all angles. The one thing the authors of both articles have in common, however, is a tendency to view the issue from a US-centric point of view, with little or no regard as to how Russia feels about the concept of any “rethinking”—especially along the lines suggested.
It is an excellent point and Ritter develops it even further.
What these so-called “experts” fail to recognize is that the days of an “inferior” Russia aspiring to join the ranks of the “superior” West are gone forever. The image of the “shining city on a hill” that American exceptionalism is built upon no longer inspires as it once did. America’s reputation around the world is on a downward trajectory...
Ritter masterfully deconstructs those "experts" delusions and, in general, it is a very good piece to read. So, that is why I decided to bring it to your attention. Enjoy.