Russia is having a delayed reaction to the Chinese Plague. Maybe it will cause them to rethink their new “special relationship” with China. The headlines run like this:
Russia suffers record coronavirus rise in cases as Moscow mayor says…
…he has enough beds for two weeks but cannot make promises beyond this – despite giant new 800 bed hospital (designed to quarantine plague victims).
As I’ve previously stated on this blog, Russia has a MASSIVE problem with pre-existing conditions including a vast problem with tuberculosis, COPD, and a number of pulmonary illness, that make the plague lethal. They’ve experienced 4,785 new cases in Moscow, bringing their total to 36,793. The death toll is 313, but it will go much higher.
More thoughts on Russia and China
Some readers have e-mailed me in the past, suggesting that I’m soft on Russia. And I am. The Democrat Party’s stock in trade is blaming Russia for all America’s ills (when it comes to China – crickets) is absurd. The American clandestine service has influenced many more elections over the past forty years than the KGB was even close to doing. And that doesn’t bother me. At some point you have to ask yourself:
Who bribes more US politicians, Saudi Arabia and China or Russia? Who is our real enemy?
Russia is a regional power that exists over nine time zones. They only have one cash export (which must be made in US dollars), and that is oil, currently trading at $18.27 (WTI). Brent Crude is trading at $28.08. So they have big financial problems. During the winter, most of the country can only be accessed by rail and the roads outside of metropolitan areas are sketchy even in the summer. Their naval strength is in submarines is roughly two dozen nuclear attack submarines and about a dozen diesel powered attack submarines. They also have a strategic rocket defense capability and a small professional army.
Russia is also a Christian nation, poised to celebrate Easter this Sunday (different than the date recognized by the “Western Church”). China, to the contrary, is an atheist state. Russia is not a communist country. China is.
I’ve often said that the US has a lot more in common with Russia (as opposed to the USSR) than we have differences. We need to work with Russia, each with our own agendas of course, to the extent possible. The Democrats don’t want that. Ask yourself why. China has a vested interest in keeping the US and Russia at odds with each other. And before you bring up Ukraine, ask yourself how many filthy US politicians and their offspring have their hands in the Ukranian treasury? You always need to look a little deeper don’t you?
Communist China is not a friend of the US (or Russia). Then again, there are a lot of politicians in the USA who are not friends of America either.
Or as Nancy Pelosi would tell you, “LET THEM EAT ICE CREAM!“