In the wake of the supposed leak of emails by Russia via WikiLeaks, I’m reading a lot of vituperation against Russia and, honestly, I don’t quite follow it.
Could someone please explain to me how the Russians are our enemies?
I can see much clearer arguments that the Iranians are our enemies. They’ve declared war against us. They’ve supported our enemies, e.g. Al Qaeda. There are demonstrations on practically a daily basis in Tehran with the demonstrators yelling “Death to the Great Satan!” (that’s us).
Or the Saudis. They, too, are supporting our enemies.
The Chinese are forcing U. S. planes down, making “unsafe intercepts” of U. S. aircraft, hacking U. S. government and corporate computers, and generally behaving in a truculent manner. If you follow the Chinese media at all, you undoubtedly know that the Chinese consider war with the United States inevitable.
But the way I see the Russians is that all they’ve done is have the temerity to have national interests of their own. I’m looking for a coherent explanation of how Russia is, in Mitt Romney’s phrase our “number one geopolitical foe”.