February 20, 2018

Why Russia is “no friend” to America, or the world

Sebastian GorkaRebel Contributor


With an aging population, limited industry, and a GDP dwarfed by that of the US, Russia is not a strategic threat.

It is, however, a spoiler, and a destabilizing force in the world.

Whether it's through interference in the Middle East or classic Soviet-style disinformation campaigns — something Vladimir Putin is most skilled at, as a former KGB officer — Russia is, indeed, no friend.

Here are two essential resources to help explain the current situation:

While focused on activity in Ukraine and its impact on Latvia, this study published by the National Defence Academy of Latvia is nevertheless required reading on the new generation of Russian warfare and information operations.

Likewise, Lt. Col. Timothy Thomas (retired) is also a go-to source for anyone interested in learning how Russia attempts to control its adversaries and compel them to do its bidding.

PLUS: Stay tuned for my forthcoming series, "Russia, Friend or Foe."

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commented 2018-02-20 22:38:07 -0500
I usually agree with the Rebel but you guys sound like the MSM or CBC on this one. Putin is hated by globalists so he has to be doing something right. Also Russian forces did more to stabilize things in Syria (somewhat) in 6 months than the incompetents in the US and NATO could do in 5 years. And finally you won’t find Putin and the Russians handling Islamic terrorists with kid gloves and cutting them 10.5 million dollar cheques.
commented 2018-02-20 22:01:10 -0500
’ …and while their proactive stance against ISIS is our shame’
Until Trump came along.
commented 2018-02-20 21:56:18 -0500
high tech AND service industries.
commented 2018-02-20 21:52:17 -0500
High tech service industries have a place to be sure, but I take issue with stating that they drive developed countries today. Correct me if I’m wrong, and I could be, but are they more of a driver or more important than resource development? I know Russia has abused its power as an energy supplier, but that resource has kept them from total implosion, and unless I am wrong, continues to keep them afloat today.

Sure Russia is a ‘spoiler’ , no doubt about it. They mess with us and we mess with them. They attempt tomfoolery and , excuse me, so do we. I don’t want them getting too full of themselves, and while their proactive stance against ISIS is our shame, Gorka is absolutely correct. Russia is not our friend. Never will be. But it seems to me that to make them our arch enemies is a mistake.

I agree with others, communist China is a much bigger threat.

Re: Pavlov’s Dogs, Timothy Thomas. So we know the rules, who is surprised, lets act accordingly.
commented 2018-02-20 20:56:32 -0500
like this guy short and too the point.
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commented 2018-02-20 19:44:20 -0500
The Rebel is losing the script, Team America ( with 3 million troops in 800 foreign bases including Russia’s doorstep)has invaded or bombed at least 8 countries in 10 years, helped create and sustain ISIS after invading and destroying Iraq and Afghanistan based on the WMD lies,destroyed Libya,and now is illegally in Syria using the Kurds and ISIS as proxies to take down the only secular Arab leader left that defends Christians.The millions of Muslim migrants destroying the west are the result of US policy not Russian( the last majority Christian nation left in Europe/Asia) .Don’t become another Israel first propaganda disinfo site, please.
commented 2018-02-20 19:36:46 -0500
The Rebel is losing the script, Team America ( with 3 million troops in 800 foreign bases including Russia’s doorstep)has invaded or bombed at least 8 countries in 10 years, helped create and sustain ISIS after invading and destroying Iraq and Afghanistan based on the WMD lies,destroyed Libya,and now is illegally in Syria using the Kurds and ISIS as proxies to take down the only secular Arab leader left that defends Christians.The millions of Muslim migrants destroying the west are the result of US policy not Russian( the last majority Christian nation left in Europe/Asia) .Don’t become another Israel first propaganda disinfo site, please.
commented 2018-02-20 19:36:11 -0500
The Rebel is losing the script, Team America ( with 3 million troops in 800 foreign bases including Russia’s doorstep)has invaded or bombed at least 8 countries in 10 years, helped create and sustain ISIS after invading and destroying Iraq and Afghanistan based on the WMD lies,destroyed Libya,and now is illegally in Syria using the Kurds and ISIS as proxies to take down the only secular Arab leader left that defends Christians.The millions of Muslim migrants destroying the west are the result of US policy not Russian( the last majority Christian nation left in Europe/Asia) .Don’t become another Israel first propaganda disinfo site, please.
commented 2018-02-20 19:20:13 -0500
“China is a far larger danger. "

Only in the sense that China is prepared to wait longer and do things more insidiously. But the threats posed by China or Russia wouldn’t be any problem had a sufficient percentage of our infantile electorate not decided to elect the shallow and stupid turdo la doo and his entourage.
commented 2018-02-20 19:10:07 -0500
China is a far larger danger.

They are simply waiting to pounce.

I find it interesting that so many in the west give China a free ride while paying far too much attention to Russia.

Just my not so humble opinion.