Thursday, March 15, 2018

USSR 1962 - Russia 2018: Soviet ambassador Zorin was lying then, Russia's ambassador Nebenzya is lying now.

Russia compared the British government to Inspector LeStrade, a "hapless" investigator from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories, as it denied responsibility for the poisoning of Sergei Skripal.

There is little doubt that the Russians did it . The question is why do such a brazen thing? When I lived in the USSR I often asked myself whether the population really believed the lies it had been told and whether the authorities believed that the population knew  that it was all lies. And I was shocked when a fellow student explained it all to me. There are always people who serious blindly believed, but the intent of the authorities is basically this: " we know that you do not believe what we are telling you but there is nothing you can do about this." This makes the people powerless and that is the aim.It could also be that Putin wanted to get rid of the oligarchs since he expected the retaliation to be directed against them