[Marxism] Are Color Revolutions a New Form of War? | Opinion | The Moscow Times

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
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 
that claim.


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