[Marxism] Are Color Revolutions a New Form of War? | Opinion | The Moscow Times
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Sat Jun 7 05:39:53 MDT 2014
General Staff head Valery Gerasimov and Main Operations Directorate head
Vladimir Zarudnitsky expanded further on that brilliant idea. In fact,
it appears that the primary function of the General Staff is to
translate the policies of senior leaders into the language of military
General Zarudnitsky did not disappoint: he painted a frightening picture
of this new type of warfare, saying, "First, the countries organizing
the overthrow of the undesirable government use their military potential
to apply overt pressure, with the goal of preventing that state from
using its security forces to restore law and order," Zarudnitsky said.
"Then, as the opposition launches military operations against government
forces, the foreign states provide military and economic aid to the
rebels. After that, the coalition of countries can carry out military
operations to defeat the government forces and assist the armed
opposition forces to seize power," Zarudnitsky added.
Interestingly, the Kremlin does not even consider the possibility that
people living under authoritarian rule might simply get fed up with
their leaders and rebel without outside provocation or assistance.
According to Russia's generals, all popular uprisings are the result of
foreign intervention — and yet they offered no evidence in support of
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