VIDEO: ACURA’s Anatol Lieven: Neocon Hate For Russia Makes A European Settlement With Moscow Impossible

If there was no Russia, you would have to invent it, even just for the US to try to destroy it. There is something deeply rooted in neocons that makes them crave for a good enemy, preferably someone to demonise as a primordial evil that fits into their manichean world view.

Anatol Lieven is Director of the Eurasia Program at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. He was formerly a professor at Georgetown University in Qatar and in the War Studies Department of King’s College London.

Last week he published a wonderful article with the title “Sarkozy vilified for speaking uncomfortable truths about Ukraine” in which he argues that our beloved mass media is ignoring what sarkozy said and instead just condemms him for saying the obvious.