A conservative and a centrist columnist ridicule the US Democrats for vilifying Russia and reviving Cold War propaganda in 2016.
In Magyar Hírlap, Gyula T. Mát
“The Russians are the new Jews. Or freemasons. Or the new Soros. Or the new migrants,” Albert Gazda comments in Magyar Nemzet. The centrist commentator finds it peculiar that the US Democratic Party is trying to boost Hillary Clinton’s chances at the November Presidential election by reviving the old anti-Russian propaganda of the Cold War. Gazda thinks it is absurd that US liberals including President Obama try to vilify Donald Trump by suggesting that he wants to cooperate with Russia and so harm the interests of the US. Gazda acknowledges that Russia has different interest than the US, but remarks that the revival of diplomatic conflict and geopolitical competition between the US and Russia has not been the result of Russia’s aggressive foreign policy. Until the Ukraine crisis, Russia was quite cooperative both with the EU and the West in general, he suggests.