Paraphrasing a famous quote by Foreign Minister Lavrov, we could say that:
- the US plan is to turn allies into friends, turn friends into partners, turn partners into neutrals and turn neutrals into enemies;
- the Russian plan is to turn enemies into neutrals, turn neutrals into partners, turn partners into friends and turn friends into allies.
I will let you decide which of these two plans is viable and which one is not.
”The great Sir Winston Churchill once observed that the Americans will always do the right thing, only after they have tried everything else.” (Sergey Lavrov)