…the link below the fold should definitely put the issue (if not one’s mind) to rest. Russian strategic culture now either a) believes the “Colour Revolution as directed weapon” interpretation sold by so many Internet hucksters, or b) has placed a massive agitprop investment in selling the frame at the highest levels. I don’t know which of these options scares me more. I can only hope that the intelligence professionals over there don’t buy this simplistic tripe and actually realize how much more beyond intentional control things really are.
From Cordesman, views into Russian thinking from the Moscow Conference on International Security (see the slides in the pdf): csis.org/publication/russia-and-color-revolution.
To you guys that sold this crap so assiduously over such an extended period, gee thanks. I’m sure you’ll be right there manning the line trying to deal with the consequences of what you sold and avoid the butcher’s bill. <- sarcasm