… says the alleged expert on Russia:
Canada’s foreign affairs minister said on Monday that her country should be prepared for Russia to try to destabilize its political system, saying it would be similar to its efforts in the United States.
Chrystia Freeland, who is a critic of Russia and is barred from entering that country, was asked whether Russia had engaged in a smear campaign against her after negative articles appeared in pro-Russian media about her Ukrainian grandfather.
“It is public knowledge that there have been efforts, as U.S. intelligence forces have said, by Russia to destabilize the U.S. political system,” Freeland told reporters in Parliament.
“I think that Canadians and, indeed, other Western countries should be prepared for similar efforts to be directed at us.”
Many regard Putin as a leader for the times by virtue of the fact that he is neither Obama nor Trudeau, completely ignoring everything Putin is and what contemporary Russians think and why.
However, this paranoia set against Putin et al is misplaced. This irrational phobia boils down to frothing of the mouth of a losing faction, not sensible remove of an autocrat’s whims.
If Putin wanted to move on the Canadian Arctic – let’s say – it’s not like Freeland or Trudeau would stop him.