Saturday, April 02, 2005

We have every colour, only blue

What kind of revolution is this?

Boris Kagarlitsky, director of the Institute for Globalization Studies in Moscow, offers a more nuanced explanation: "As soon as Washington realizes that popular dissent is rising in a country and that regime change is imminent, it immediately begins to seek out new partners among the opposition. The success of this policy owes in part to the widespread belief that you're better off enlisting shady characters' support than crossing swords with them. The money invested in the opposition by various [non-governmental organizations] is a sort of insurance policy, ensuring that regime change will not result in a change of course, and that if change is inevitable, it will not be radical."

I don't understand, somebody explain this to me.