The US has much to gain from Navalny’s illness.
Most obvious is its aim to block Nord Stream 2’s completion.
If Russia’s gas pipeline to Germany becomes operational next year, it will double what Gazprom can supply Germany and other Western countries.
If the project is suspended or halted altogether, it will advantage US LNG producers — despite the much higher cost of this energy supply.
Republicans and Dems have greater aims.
They want Russia harmed economically, geopolitically and strategically.
They want the country marginalized, weakened, and isolated.
The above objectives have been US policy throughout the Cold War and after its aftermath to the present day — no matter which right wing of its one-party state runs things.
Post-WW II, containing Russia became official US policy.
He was a core member of so-called foreign policy “wise men” in Washington.
His 1946 “Long Telegram” from Moscow and 1947 “Sources of Soviet Conduct” claimed its government was inherently expansionist.
In February 1948, his “Memo PPS23” said the following:
“(W)e have 50% of the world’s wealth but only 6.3% of its population. (It makes us) the object of envy and resentment.
“Our real task in the coming period is to devise a pattern of relationships (to let us) maintain this position of disparity without positive detriment to our national society.”
“We need not deceive ourselves that we can afford today the luxury of altruism and world benefaction…”
“We should dispense with the aspiration to ‘be liked’ or to be regarded as the repository of a high-minded international altruism.”
“We should (stop talking about) unreal objectives such as human rights, the raising of the living standards, and democratization.”
“The day is not far off when we are going to have to deal in straight power concepts.”
“The less we are hampered by idealistic slogans (ideas and practices), the better.”
In July 1947, his so-called “X” article on the “Sources of Soviet Conduct urged countering it “effectively.”
The US “can never be on Moscow’s side,” he stressed.