Ned Crabb, Letters Editor
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
New York, NY
Subject: A letter to the editor re. "Underselling Russias Economy, a WSJ OpEd (Jan. 18, 2000)
Your OpEd contributor, Anders Aslund, was right at being wrong when it comes to todays Russia (re. "Underselling Russias Economy, a WSJ OpEd, Jan. 18, 2000). For, this erstwhile adviser to the Russian government in 1992-93 (as your attribution notes), made a grand fool of himself, and of the Journals editors who still choose to publish the hogwash from such reformers with whom even the hogs dont bother anymore, let alone the Russian victims of Aslunds counsel.
Your contributor made a fool of himself and the Journal when cheered Russias acting president, Vladimir Putin, as the man who would put things right. Meaning who would be another western lapdog, like Boris Yeltsin. Unlike Yeltsin, who (supposedly) fought unsuccessfully for years to legitimize private ownership of the (Russian) land, Putin benefits from reformist majority in the Parliament, opines Aslund. So that the New World Order western pirates can pinch even more of Russias assets than they did under Yeltsin quislings - the real meaning of the term reforms.
Trouble is that your expert on Russia made this pontification one day before this reformist majority walked out of the Russian Duma to protest Putins alliance with Russian nationalist delegates. In other words, Aslund, a political scientist, hasnt a clue about which end is up in Russian politics. His statement provides another dimension to a natural oxymornon that the term political scientist represents.
But at least now Americans can see for
themselves what kinds of experts the West had unloaded on Russia. And why the Russians threw them out in the end.
Just as as they did with other NWO reformist leeches, like one
of the Harvard reds, Jeffrey Sachs (see Russias
Privatization: A Financial Crime of the Century, by the Journals
former Moscow correspondent, Anne Williamson).
In her book, Ms. Williamson calls Sachs and Aslund the Rocky J.
Squirrel and Bullwinkle J. Moose of Russian economic reform respectively.
Guess the latest Putin move has forced the NWO foxes, like Aslund and the Journal editors, out of their foxholes. And out in the open, where there are no chickens in sight, only bears and eagles. A scary sight, huh, if youre a fox or an NWO editor? Beautiful scenery if youre a Russian or an American patriot. The fox hunt is on... Great news for the chickens. And the bears and eagles, too
Bob Djurdjevic, Founder, Truth in Media
P.S. Anders Aslund of the Carnegie Foundation was an adviser to the Russian reformist government in 1992-1993, which helped the West plunder the countrys assets unider the guise of reforms. Aslund, a Swede by birth, is also to be a Bilderberger member. Heres an excerpt about Aslunds background from Ms. Williamsons book on Russia:
(Jeffrey) Sachs and Anders
Aslund, a former Swedish political officer stationed in Moscow in the 1980s
whom Yegor Gaidar would later refer to as a professional gasbag (and
Richard Layard, a British economist too bolshie for Tony Blairs New
Labour, acting independently with British financing) worked to establish
relationships with Aslunds contacts - bright young things whose business
cards the then official Swede had plucked when attending official Soviet
soirees. The path of these Western rakes progress was determined by their
sponsorship and funding of their new Soviet friends participation in
economic conferences abroad at a time when alleged Soviet reformers
were all the fashion in academic circles and the VCR was a Soviet unit of
currency. One Russian insider
deadpanned, As to why these guys [young reformers] were so popular
in the West, I would say, its a case comparable historically to that of
Pocahantas in London. Very
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