EU File: Fascism resurgent amidst Eurocrisis: Russian State Duma deputies applaud news of Trump victory, bombastic political showman Zhirinovsky follows Putin’s lead, sends telegram of congratulations to US president-elect: “Dear Donald, congratulations with this deserved victory. Let grandma Hillary get some rest. The majority of Russians are for Donald Trump”; Communist Party chairman Zyuganov sullen, insists America still “global aggressor”: “I assure you that nothing serious will change: the times have changed, the technology, the weather, but the strategy of the Americans has not. That is: expansion, the assertion of their dominance . . .”; European national conservatives, right-populists, neo-fascists jubilant over Trump victory, send congrats; well-wishers include Hungary’s PM Viktor Orban and Jobbik party, Greece’s neo-Nazi Golden Dawn, Alternative for Germany’s Freuke Petry, Austrian Freedom Party’s Heinz-Christian Strache, France’s National Front chief Marine Le Pen; Dutch Party of Freedom’s Geert Wilders rejoices, urges Trump to follow in Reagan’s footsteps, defeat radical Islam as predecessor defeated Soviets
November 9, 2016
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In view of the praised heaped on Trump by European and Russian neo-fascists, we must ask the question: Are they correct in perceiving a kindred spirit in the US president-elect? One academic says yes. Another says no. Either way, the Moscow Leninists are the real masters of disguise, not to mention highly skilled strategists whose bid to dominate the former Soviet space must be countered.