Will Russia Keep the Treaty?: JR Nyquist…(A Must Read!)
by JR Nyquist
Thu, 30 Dec 2010
Now that the U.S. Senate has ratified the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), it is worthwhile to consider the kind of people they have decided to trust. During a recent conversation, former KGB Lt. Col. Victor Kalashnikov made the following remark: “It seems to be there is a general misinterpretation of basic issues regarding Russia. Listen, there is no corruption in Russia. Western analysts completely misunderstand political decision-making in Moscow. Corruption is when there is a normally functioning government machine, and some groups of people break the law and sell out their official position to make money for themselves. In Russia it is completely different.”
But if Russian officials aren’t corrupt, then who is?