Medvedev again against Italy (and Europe): “European politicians in decline, Draghi is not Berlusconi”

Medvedev again against Italy (and Europe): “European politicians in decline, Draghi is not Berlusconi”
Medvedev again against Italy (and Europe): “European politicians in decline, Draghi is not Berlusconi”

European politicians have a “low” level, they are above all technocrats, that is to say technicians among whom only a few have a good level. And in any case “no offense to anyone but it is clear that Mario Draghi is not Silvio Berlusconi and Olaf Scholz is not Angela Merkel”. It is the last intervention, this time wide and entrusted to Telegram by the vice president of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, and former president of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Medvedev. As he had done in the past, he takes it out on European leaders and does not fail to list Italy as well. European leaders would behave like “provincial school principals”, unable to make unpopular decisions: “Every leader is unique, but a politician is a person capable of making unpopular decisions and taking responsibility for them. And that he understands that international relations are not the office of a provincial principal of a European school, where students receive slaps and sanctions ». And he concludes with a quote from Putin: «As Vladimir Putin rightly observed,“ after the death of Mahatma Gandhi there is no one to talk to ”».

Ps: farewell songs of the political pygmies of pindostan (not Pelevin) [Pelevin è un famoso scrittore russo ndr]

I will comment on a subject on which it is not customary to express oneself. These are our foreign colleagues. Today, however, this has become quite acceptable. They do it both here and there. The reasons are clear.

I have been in contact with foreign leaders for a long time and I can see how much the level of Western politicians has dropped. In the last twenty years it has literally happened in front of my eyes. Of course, there are no politicians left in Europe like Helmut Kohl, Jacques Chirac or Margaret Thatcher. These are, of course, not those who are sometimes called pro-Russians, even if strong politicians have never been Russophobes. The question is completely different. The political stratum of people who embodied powerful politics, sometimes an entire era, has been replaced by a broken group of individuals who conventionally call themselves technocrats. Some of them are quite qualified specialists, but no more. And here is the problem! These people are able to intelligently formulate an idea and give precise instructions to assistants. But they are unable to shoulder their responsibilities. They will hide, they will back down, they will refer to instructions, the economic situation, even climate change, but they will not make a decision. Or they will do it with a catastrophic delay. And this is a complete disaster.

A true politician is not afraid to make decisions. Yes, he can make mistakes and even lose. But it will be a noteworthy loss. Each leader is unique, but a politician is a person capable of making unpopular decisions and taking responsibility for them. And that he understands that international relations are not the office of a provincial headmaster of a European school, where students receive slaps and sanctions.

No offense to anyone, but it is clear to everyone that Mario Draghi is not Silvio Berlusconi and Olaf Scholz is not Angela Merkel. These are new people and a new era of government, which in my opinion is far from optimal. In the EU, for example, there are moderate technocrats and angry fanatics. They are almost equally divided.

The big countries, of course, are in the lead. Overall, Germany, France and Italy made a good impression. But respect was also undermined towards them. Could the Ukrainian ambassador call Chancellor Kohl an “offended liver sausage”? Or the current president of Ukraine who comes to a meeting with President Chirac wearing a green shirt? Of course not. Absurd. I am not talking about the various political fringes. About patented russophobes who spit torrents of anti-Russian malice, like the various Kaczynski and Moravetski, about obscure beggars who try to offer their pathetic recipes for the world order, like Heusgen and Vershbow. Their name is legion.

The problem of the degeneration of European politics is above all linked to the fact that it has become a pale reserve of American soloists. Charles de Gaulle could oppose any American president. And now which Europeans will do it without shaking hands? They don’t think about the future. They are limited only by their flaccid election goals. Even the leaders of the new American wave do not shine with fresh ideas and mental toughness. And this will continue to be the case. Alas, there is no lighting in sight. This creates problems not only for the Western world, but also for us, for Russia. The caliber of politicians is inexorably diminishing. As Vladimir Putin rightly observed, “after the death of Mahatma Gandhi there is no longer anyone to talk to.”

On the cover: Medvedev (right) with Silvio Berlusconi and Vladimir Putin, archive photo

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