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The fine art of a tyrant's fear. Nobody gets more screwie looking at domestic foes than Russian dictators. A rich tradition dating back to Ivan the Terrible, Stalin the Steely eyed Psycho, and now Putin the Paranoid; perhaps they should look in the mirror when looking for the Enemy of the People.

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Russian and U.S. generals have made no secret lately of the fact that they each view other as their No. 1 adversary.

Modern weaponry plays a big role in these mutual threats. But Russian Chief of General Staff Valery Gerasimov is now fretting that the U.S. will deploy a “Trojan horse” strategy of fostering a fifth column within Russia and its allies. That the general should be looking so publicly over his shoulder at his own people should trouble citizens.

To read more on Bloomberg:

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-03-04/it-s-not-the-pentagon-russia-s-military-fears-it-s-russians

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