If you support Obama, don’t shoot. I’m just a messenger.
Vladimir Zhirinovsky, Vice Speaker of the Russian State Duma, basks in publicity as the enfant terrible of Russian politics, and one famous for his strong neo-imperialist, anti-American and anti-Ukrainian sentiment. Channel 5 offers a short interview with the man.
Vladimir Zhirinovsky: In foreign policy, we hope there will be major changes. Barack Obama will not support the dictator in Tbilisi, because Saakashvili is the Georgian Pinochet. And there will be seismic changes in this area. I think America might just as well quit NATO sometime in the future. What good is NATO for them? America will not fight anybody. Barack Obama will start implementing his program of renewal — doesn’t he say change, change? It is this renewal that corresponds to our perestroika. He’ll do everything. In America, they like Gorbachev very much. Thus, Barack Obama will restructure America. He will make it totally different: when democracy will be for the colored, not just for whites. And America will never threaten anybody.
As you can see, Zhirinovsky keeps his expectations high. His vision of Obama’s foreign policy fits his own foreign policy agenda.
To a Soviet-born Ukrainian like me, the change-perestroika analogy sounds like a mixed blessing. Naturally, the quit-NATO prophecy should alarm the hell out of fresh NATO members, aka “fledgling democracies.”
Let’s just hope that Obama, if elected, will not fulfill Zhirinovsky’s foreign policy expectations.
Happy Election Day!
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