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The US-led indirect repression has increased risks with worse global economy and energy resource limits in sight (as Greece exemplifies). Russia and China might just reasonably expect to wait for the "reality" to hit harder.
Similar to ISIS in some ways. They're propaganda strategy is to show everyone what badass motherfuckers they are and how the West is shitting its collective pants. The NATO strategy is to show what terrible murderers they are and building up hysteria to get more funding and make those surveillance, torture and bombed wedding scandals go away. Which is the same strategy minus the coarse language.
All this ISIS, Putin, Hebdo, North Korea circus is to make otherwise smart people keep wondering what is happening.
Is it really addressed in any measure towards a dialogue recognizable to "convertible" Westerners?
Yes, precisely. In English, German, and French.
Putin personally supervised a shake-up of Russian communications with the rest of the world. RIA Novosti in English (rather a good news agency) was merged with Voice of Russia to make the surprising Sputnik News. Russia Today in English was boosted with more means, now more languages.
the power of the Western propaganda, that being the reason he does not even try to compete there.
He is most definitely trying to compete, and with some success.
Putin is opportunistic with the freedom from appearances.
Troll-rated for promulgation of MH 17 troof.
Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.
Leonard Cohen sings:
There is a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in.
I had some education in crack sensing in the last Soviet years. That TASS/BBC blip -- a deviation from the eventual presented makeup - is what I recognize as a crack. That's all.
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