Gleaned from Saker’s Open Thread item today:
Excellent article, thanks RG. I especially liked this bit:
Russia . . . was easy pickings for the made men of the neoliberal syndicate because the ex-communist leaders were mostly eager to get rich, but mostly didn’t have the connections in the capitalist world to pull it off.
The ‘made men’ is a very accurate description of the GOCOs and GICs ;-/