kvs wrote:Your "philosophy" is what helped the 2013/14 Madian coup in Ukraine to succeed. A fringe lunatic rent-a-crowd is
a legitimate target. If Yanukovich had sent in the army to put down the 10,000 armed militants that took over the Maidan
protest in early 2014, the coup would likely have failed. But he chose to listen to advice like yours from the EU not to
touch the "protestors".
Vandals who are brazenly breaking the law are not "protestors". So all this bleeding heart moralizing is BS.
BTW, the Russian police are already treating these thugs with kid gloves. So don't worry, they are not cracking skulls.
But I dare you to show any information space benefit from this. No matter how soft the treatment the pro-NATO vandals
get, Russian authorities are always painted as if they are gassing children.
I did not say that Russian authorities should do nothing. But the harshest methods are reserved for the unredeemable, the ringleaders, the ones who owed too much blood debt to be spared. And also the masterminds inside and outside of Russia who funded all these mess. Others can be dealt with a softer manner. Soft treatment used in suitable places and times is a mean to divide and fragment the enemy forces.
Being ignorant is a sin but that does not means capital punishment or skull cracking.
In my country there were even harder times, especially in border regions where we had to deal with armed bandits, I say armed bandits, not unorganized mobs. But both soft and hard methods were utilized in tandem, because among the followers of the enemy, many of them were just being fooled, being ignorant, and were redeemable. We did not just simply "cracking skulls" in these cases. We fought the bandits with guns and bayonets but we also managed to use "soft" methods in many cases, and many of the bandit followers voluntarily laid down arms, some of them even supported the authorities against their former masters.
I don't care about what NATO said. What I said is at the end of the day this is the struggle to take the people, not to kill the people. Just like the game of Othello.
So that is the reason why in the previous post I said rise the awareness of the public, a knowledgeable public is less susceptible to Western propaganda because they know enough to see that NATO MSM are liars. Also Russian government must deal with the internal enemies, the corrupted individuals. The corrupted officers will betrayed Russia just like the ones who betrayed the USSR in 198x.