During his remarks, Michel said that “the Russian Federation is a mishmash of regions and peoples with extremely varied histories, cultures, and languages.” After the Russo-Ukrainian War ends, he went on to say that “The Kremlin will continue to dominate colonial possessions in Chechnya, Tatarstan, Siberia, and the Arctic after that.”
“A permanent and prominent danger of global crisis hangs over the world,” wrote Michel in his essay. “The history of Russia is one of almost continuous expansion and colonization, to the point that it is now the last European empire to resist even rudimentary decolonization efforts such as allowing subject peoples autonomy and a real voice in selecting their country’s leaders.”
The reporter railed against how the United States “refused to protect the newly won independence of several post-Soviet countries” during and after the Soviet Union’s demise. Former Vice President Dick Cheney, who served as Secretary of Defense for George H.W. Bush (1989-1993), is cited as someone who offered a dissenting view on maintaining Russia’s borders intact, according to the journalist.
Dick Cheney stated that “we could still get an authoritarian regime in Russia. I’m concerned about a year or two from now if things go wrong: how we can answer that we didn’t do more.”
According to former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Cheney “wanted to see the dismantling not just of the Soviet Union and Russian empire, but also of Russia itself so that it would never again be a danger to the rest of the world.”
“After the dust has settled from the Russo-Ukrainian War,” Michel stated, “the West must advocate for complete sovereignty for Russia’s imperial subjects.”
“Until the empire of Moscow is toppled,” according to Michel, “the region—and the world—will not be secure.”
The anti-Russian sentiments expressed by George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and others during the Soviet Union’s collapse offer proof of this prejudice. Michel’s article on The Atlantic adds to the case.
President Biden’s declaration suggesting regime change in Russia shows the Deep State’s long-held goal of toppling the Putin government and then dominating Russia. Many individuals in Washington have an irrational dislike for Russia and are working hard to undermine it using conventional state strategies or covert NGO tactics.
The only political movement that is prepared to reject fantastic foreign policy ideas and focus on confronting America’s real enemies – the DC Swamp class – is the growing America First movement.