Simon Heffer is back, and tells us how to deal with the USSR

David Davis

Here. Yes, I know I said “USSR”. This was on purpose. There is, now, no difference of any substance between today’s “Russia”, and yesterday’s “USSR”. The latter behaved like a pre-capitalist barbarian imperium, with guns, and the former is currently behaving like the same thing but with satnavs, phones and plasma-TVs in people’s houses. Plus Western commercial investors, cringeing with terror, grinning inanely in the business pages, and pretending that nothing that’s terribly bad is going on.

I propose to continue to take a rather firm line on this matter of the USSR, for as long as it takes to enforce regime change there. It is indescribably derelict of the West not to have dealt with this rogue fascist leftist regime in either 1945, or 1989-91, when, at both instants, we had the world at our feet, and Western Leftoid nazi journos were conspicuous by their strange absence. 

However, you will all be relieved to know that I will not be so aggressive as to say “USSR delenda est” every day. Now and then, just to show the buggers that we here have not forgotten about them.

However, there are no two libertarians who agree totally on all things, so I welcome dissent, and will not be invading and annexing others’ column-inches who disagree. (I don’t want a visit from Nicholas Sarkozy. Please.)


  1. I’m sorry David, but this is absolute nonsense. What happens inside Russia is none of our business. And the Russian governement, unlike ours, looks after its national interest. Again, as long as that does not directly affect us (and Georgia emphatically does not), how Russia deals with its troublesome periphery is none of our business. And one final thing, my son will not fight for Georgia, but I look forward to seeing all of you laptop warmongers on the front line.

  2. It this outraged narrative the first casualty are the facts: Georgia did attack Ossetie, and with some brutality. The Georgian president is the blue-eyed boy of the Waste (sic), largely brain-feeded by the bellicose nonsens of Bush-Cheney.
    Sorry Russia today is no more this anarchic land of opportunity.
    But let consider your visit on memory lane. The Russians you seem not to like so much did save England. The cossaks were camping on the Champs-Elysees before anybody had heard of Waterloo. The Red Army did hold the Nazis and beat them back, this time they took Berlin.
    These are there only incursion in the West, and each time they did save Europe ( and UK ).
    The Balkans and Caucassus are for a very long time a complicated, subtil cocktail. Definitively out of reach for simplistic mind promoting freeedom fries and disinformation in the name of democratic body-builders.

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