A Treacherous Bastard Named Mark N. Katz

Mark Katz, Vile Traitor

What can you say about somebody who has been blogging for more than a year and whose blog has barely collected 2,500 hits in all that time, and no comments (DR, for contrast, is less than a year old and has nearly 50,000 hits and over 750 comments)?

Whatever it is, that’s what you’d say about George Mason University Professor Mark N. Katz.

Then take a look at MarkNKatz.com, where he tries to hawk his book  about Iraq and Afghanistan. It looks like it’s been thrown together by a four-year-old, and touts the good professor’s publications in lofty forums like “Fair Observer” and “New Zealand International Review” and “The Bangladesh Daily Star” as if they were something to be proud of. Yikes.

In terms of book sales, his tome does not rank in the top six hundred thousand on Amazon and has only been reviewed twice. Ouch.

Can it be any kind of surprise, then, that this hysterically insipid loser has published an op-ed piece in the Moscow Times that is full of outrageous misstatements about Russia?

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Russia is Despised throughout the Middle East

I curse Vladimir Putin, the Russian leader, for helping in its wanton destruction, as he uses his veto to protect murderers, and supplies submarines and state-of-the-art weapons to kill yet more innocent Syrians. We Syrians recognise the type only too well. Vainglorious, brooking no dissent, buoyed up by financial mafias and laying on putrid cold war rhetoric, which leaves us even colder.

–Syrian Rana Kabbani, writing in The Guardian

The Russian government has stood against the people of Egypt, and watched their victory with bitter resentment.

It stood against the people of Libya, and was again humiliated before the world.

Now, it stands against the peoples of Syria and Iran, giving aid and comfort to the brutal dictatorships that oppress and destroy them.

But the people of Syria are winning, too. And they clearly see that Russia stands against them, while the nations of the West urge them to victory. When they prevail, they will not forget Russian treachery.  All through the Middle East, Russia’s reckless foreign policy is alienating nation after nation, leaving Russia a pariah with only the likes of Iran to call its friend.  This disastrous pro-terror policy is a hallmark of the horrific failure of the Putin regime across all aspects of foreign policy.

Russia is a doomed, benighted land.