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JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: WHAT THE CURRENT SCANDALS IN WASHINGTON MEAN – UGLY HABITS OF BOTH PARTIES IN AMERICAN FOREIGN AFFAIRS HAVE TAKEN HOLD IN THEIR OWN CAPITAL – A DANGEROUS MAN AND HIS DANGEROUS OPPONENTS – MONEY, THE MIDEAST, AND WORLD STABILITY – LAST DAYS OF ROME?   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT ON THE STILL-SWIRLING SCANDALS AROUND AMERICA’S 2016 NATIONAL ELECTION

 

While I am not a political partisan of any party, I believe there can be little doubt that important American agency heads and senior Democratic figures plotted along several lines either to discredit Trump before the election or to deprive him of office after the election.

He was viewed as a political outsider, a maverick, an unwelcome, intrusive figure whose entrance on the national stage might upset a lot of people’s relationships and plans. And it didn’t help that he was a rude and awkward man, given to expressing himself at times in words you might expect to see scratched inside a stall door at a public toilet.

All indications suggest that Obama – the always-smiling but taciturn and secrecy-embracing Obama, his record on whistleblowers and leakers as well as his eight-year record of bombing countless people demonstrating him as being quite ruthless – led this effort, closely allied with Hillary Clinton, the woman, we know from documents, who cheated repeatedly in the Democratic primary campaign to steal the nomination from Bernie Sanders.

These are ruthless people, although most of the public is not used to thinking of American political figures in that way. It is a hard thing perhaps for ordinary Americans to absorb the idea that their own country, “sweet land of liberty” as it’s termed in the national theology, is run along lines, not of respect for democracy and rule of law, but of what is sniggered at in Third-world lands.

The totality of the Democrats’ efforts – consulting with discreditable people abroad, paying an ex-spy to create a false dossier on a political candidate, spying on a political campaign, making outrageous public charges, and still other acts – does seriously flirt with subverting democracy and Constitutional government, and that actually approaches the definition of treason.

However, I cannot find myself entirely outraged by the dark series of events because, for me, Trump’s own behaviors are so outrageous and extremely dangerous that they tend to overshadow what the others did. I don’t exonerate them, but we are now faced with terrifying new dangers both to peace and to the health and stability of the world’s economy.

And it is not to be said that the Democrats understood and anticipated such developments and are at least to be partly excused for that reason. No, indeed, they very much contributed to bringing it all on.

The Democrats’ activity reflects the heightened sense of privilege and exceptionalism we now see in so many – indeed in most – of the words and deeds coming from Washington. America’s establishment has comfortably assumed a belief in its being God’s contemporary chosen people, or, in the outrageously self-serving words of Madeline Albright, the “indispensable nation.” Well, considering yourself as indispensable and chosen by God has always had some terrible consequences for those wielding great power. We have the eloquent testimony of Shakespeare’s tragedies and histories to just that effect.

Trump was targeted because he was something of an outsider, someone who hi-jacked, in effect, one of the two old-line political parties, depriving other establishment figures, old-line Republicans like the Bushes or Romneys, of a nomination that “should” have belonged to one of them.

That sense of things does come with something of a threat to the prevailing system of the American power establishment, a system where both parties, no matter what their campaign words, always end by closely supporting the American plutocracy, its empire, and all of the agencies of government concerned with maintaining and extending the empire, especially the Pentagon and the CIA. Even a suggestion that an outsider might represent a threat to that established order was enough to drive a number of insiders to distraction.

Normally, those who challenge the establishment in any fashion are simply allowed to say their piece while being largely ignored by the press and other politicians, having few of their words reach most Americans, as well as suffering the tremendous impact of a campaign-finance drought, those funds always overwhelmingly being gifts from the wealthy. Tulsi Gabbard is the best contemporary example of that approach. There have been others, people with various points of view, from Ralph Nader to Ron Paul.

But a unique set of circumstances in 2016, enabled an “outsider” to get inside under the edge of the big-top tent and assume a position at center ring under the spotlights. The main contributing circumstance, I believe, was the nature of the Democrat’s own candidate, Hillary Clinton, a woman who inspires a great deal of fear and hostility, both outside and inside her own party. But the Democrats were stuck with her because her husband, Bill, has been the key link for years in a supply chain of large campaign-fund donors. No one ignores money in American politics. Had someone else run, most of these events likely would not have happened, and Trump would not now be President.

The new dangers to peace to which I referred can also be at least partly attributed to the work of the Democrats and their senior agency heads. Here is the reason. Trump felt seriously threatened at various points, as we know from reports. One of his ways of dealing with the threat was to approach some powerful and influential people for support and money, people whose primary focus was not the American political establishment but Israel.

The money would provide a war chest for the 2020 election campaign as well as against the threat of a costly impeachment. We’ve only learned recently from an analysis of old tax records that Trump is far less wealthy than anyone had imagined, having been burdened with huge debts for years.

Trump got what he wanted, increasing his sense of security, but the price demanded saw him give away things in the Middle East that were not his to give and begin a seriously threatening campaign against Iran, a country which Israel detests but one which had followed the letter of the law scrupulously in its multi-party nuclear agreement as well as being a country which has started no war in its modern history, despite having had a vicious war launched against it in the 1980s. Its record in wars and strife, despite the rhetoric of Trump or Bolton or Pompeo, compares immensely favorably with those of the United States and Israel.

The new dangers to economic stability are largely Trump’s work, his constant noisy haranguing, his many threats, his arbitrary imposition of large new tariffs, and his creation of an entire new branch of public service, one dedicated to illegally sanctioning people all over the world. I say “illegally” because all of the sanctions represent efforts to enforce American law on other people, ignoring the rule of law in other countries and ignoring virtually all international law and diplomatic protocol.

But while Trump is particularly rude and loud about the way he approaches other countries, the essence of what he tries to do is supported quietly by the American establishment, all of them from both parties. Big matters such as the rise of China and new relationships between Germany and Russia have been establishment concerns for decades. They foreshadow the emergence of a brave new world order, one very much not welcomed by America’s establishment.

The American establishment dreads its relative decline in importance to the world’s economy and its geopolitics. So, they appear, all of them, willing to support, at least for now, Trump’s crude efforts to extract concessions from countries like China by methods which really do reflect traditional mafia methods of gaining footholds in other people’s businesses, with “offers they can’t refuse.”

In the 1950s and 1960s Chicago where I grew up, restaurants and other businesses periodically burnt down for no explained reason. It was widely understood that it was the price of having refused to cooperate with “The Outfit,” to pay the required fees for services such as “protection,” that they offered.

So, we have an extremely complex and devious situation in Washington. Senior members of one major party came close to treason in their opposition to a newcomer. However, at the same time, the newcomer has proved himself so destructive in world affairs, in matters of trade and war, that some might almost be tempted to say that the efforts by Democrats and their senior agency heads was warranted.

But no reasonable person can say that. Rule of law is civilization’s greatest founding principle. Take that away, and you have the rule of the strongest, but it so happens that that is something both parties have long worked towards in America’s foreign affairs. There’s nothing of law or principle involved in any of America’s long string of colonial wars and coups and interventions since the end of WWII. They all involved forcing others to do as they were told. They all involved breaking innumerable laws and conventions and treaties. And they involved a great deal of killing and destruction. Now, that same long-accustomed approach has found a home at the very center of American power in Washington.

We were all treated to the most arrogant display of power and abuse and contempt for law with recent events in Venezuela. It’s never been so plainly on display, almost resembling the free summertime performance of a play in a neighborhood city park, even though it represented immoral and illegal practices America has used many times, perhaps with variations, such as more killing, here or there – in Ukraine, in Cuba, in Chile, in Guatemala, in Iran, in Nicaragua, and in other places. Maybe it is just a reflection of the incompetence of those in charge today that we saw the failed efforts so plainly, but that is just the kind of thing immense and unwarranted arrogance produces, a bizarre belief that if you say something should happen, it must happen.

The center of the American empire is in an unprecedented tangle of downright criminal behavior and fears, on all sides, and represents the greatest possible danger both to the world’s peace and its economic stability. I do not see how it all can end well, even if this or that particular crisis is diffused.

It really does remind one of tales of the last days of Rome, but if you find that an excessive comparison, there’s no escaping the fact that what we are seeing is the close-to-absolute corruption that accompanies close-to-absolute power.

 

Posted May 25, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: TRUMP AND IRAN AND INDICATIONS “TRUMP’S PEOPLE” DO NOT WANT WAR WITH IRAN – TRUMP PUT HIMSELF INTO DEBT TO PEOPLE WHO VERY MUCH WANT TO SEE IRAN HARMED – HE HAS NO ROOM FOR MANOEUVRE BESIDES BEING AS WEAK AS A PATHETIC WHINING CHILD   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY TED GALEN CARPENTER IN RUSSIA INSIDER

 

“Guess Who Doesn’t Want War with Iran? Trump Supporters

“Also known as: normal white people”

 

I am not sure that Trump wants war with Iran, but the truth is that it almost does not matter what he wants.

The people to whom he is beholden, greatly beholden, very much do want war with Iran. They are people he turned to for support and truckloads of campaign funds when he was at his lowest ebb over the possibility of being driven from office.

They gave him what he wanted, but, of course, at a price. Giving away what is not even legal for him to give away – Jerusalem and the Golan – plus all the unjustified, intense public hostility towards Iran are part of that price.

And do we have any evidence, ever, of Trump’s weak character overriding those who have some hold over him? None. He is a remarkable psychological case study in pretending to be just what he is not, a tough, independent-minded man. He’s a pushover with a rude, loud mouth and many transparent prejudices.

He is remarkably ineffectual, but keeps making loud noises about things being otherwise.

A silly man, in addition to all his other shortcomings.

See:

https://chuckmanwordsincomments.wordpress.com/2019/05/11/john-chuckman-comment-why-trump-doesnt-rein-in-bolton-dismal-bolton-pompeo-and-abrams-are-part-of-the-price-trump-paid-for-political-support-against-threats-he-felt-and-getting-a-big-pile-of-ca/

Writer Ted Galen Carpenter borders on the ridiculous, again and again, but especially here.

You’d almost think he knows nothing about his own country, the United States.

But then, he has worked for years for one of those privately-subsidized American propaganda mills nicely styling itself as a “think-tank.”

America’s belly-over-the-belt types, the inhabitants of America’s vast gulag of trailer parks, and the main patrons of Wal-Mart, perhaps less than anyone question what they hear on television.

And what do they hear there, 24-hours a day?

Iran bad, America good, America need fix Iran.

Please.

Posted May 25, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: UKRAINE’S HUGE ECONOMIC PROBLEMS CANNOT BE SOLVED WITHOUT RUSSIA – AMERICA CARES ABOUT AS MUCH FOR UKRAINE’S PEOPLE AS IT DOES FOR THE WOMEN AND CHILDREN OF YEMEN OR SYRIA OR VENEZUELA   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY OLGA SAMOFALOVA IN RUSSIA INSIDER

 

“Ukraine Will Be Able to Restore Its Economy Only by Cooperating with Russia”

 

A fundamental truth.

The coup-installed government wrecked many important economic underpinnings simply because they involved Russia.

Anti-Russian bias was stoked into a national obsession.

And all that was associated with Russia, including economic rationality, was ignored or insulted.

The relationship between the two countries is profound and goes back many centuries.

Absolutely absurd and self-destructive to think you can just toss a millenium of history overboard, overnight, but that is just exactly what the United States wanted when it invested five billion dollars into creating the coup in Ukraine.

The United States has never cared the tiniest bit about Ukraine or its welfare, and certain groups in Ukraine have been extremely foolish to believe otherwise.

The United States cares about hurting Russia, let the chips fall the chips fall where they may, including the health and growth of Ukraine. “Collateral damage” is what they call it in all of their many bombing campaigns.

Ukraine means no more to America than do the women and children of Yemen or Syria or Venezuela.

Posted May 25, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: THE TRUDEAU GOVERNMENT’S INITIATIVE TO HAND OUT MONEY TO A HARD-SHIPPED PRESS IS POORLY CONSIDERED AND IS BEING HANDLED BADLY – FUNDAMENTAL TRUTHS ABOUT THE ROLES OF THE PRESS AND GOVERNMENT   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

SERIES OF COMMENTS POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY ANDREW PORTER ON CBC NEWS

 

“The government just made its toxic media bailout plan even worse

“People in line for media bailout dollars shouldn’t be the ones deciding who gets media dollars”

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Response to a comment:

Those assumptions about state-owned media sound good, but the reality, always, is more complicated and slippery than what is advertised.

There’s little sense of genuine independence from state-owned media anywhere I that know of in Western countries, if you study carefully what they are say.

The most glaring example of all, perhaps, is the BBC, which, at least from Tony Blair’s time of invading Iraq illegally and events around the death of Doctor Kelly, has been a mush when it comes to any matter concerning government policy. Literally a mush.

I feel certain in saying that all the journalists and editors on their own initiative did not decide to work that way.

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Response to a comment about these events removing our freedom of speech:

Oh, I do think that’s going a bit far.

Our freedom of speech has never depended on the press, and a good thing, too.

What the press controls is the amplification of the individual’s free speech so that many can hear it.

It tends universally to abuse that function.

Just one current example in the United States is the Democrats’ contest for leadership. All of the contestants are free to say what they wish.

However, there is really only one of them saying some of the tough things that really need saying, Tulsi Gabbard.

And guess which contestant is quoted the very least by the press and is frequently left completely out of articles analyzing the contest? You’d be right if you said, Tulsi Gabbard.

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“Holding power to account” has long been a fine-sounding phrase, but it is one pretty much devoid of meaning when it comes to the mainline press and broadcasting.

Instead, the press generally tends to support power, remembering corporations need to keep on the good side of government as well as on the good side of other powerful private establishment interests, and they have often misrepresented the reality of events to people.

Just as in wartime, when we know press organizations typically become propaganda outlets for the cause. It’s only somewhat less the case in peaceful times.

CBC has done a good job recently on domestic government events, however, that level of performance has not been the historical norm.

It is also not the norm even today for the country’s international affairs.

I find CBC’s reporting in international affairs just as lagging as that of any corporate news outlet.

And CBC, just like the corporate press, echoes our government’s echoes of Washington’s statements about what it is doing abroad. It investigates or contradicts nothing.

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Response to a comment about informed voters:

Informed voters can make little difference to the quality of government or democracy where choices offered by parties are limited, as they very much are in our upcoming election.

Not one of our parties is offering an inspiring, or even an interesting, candidate.

It is actually through the political parties in, for example, the US that the establishment rather closely controls affairs.

Money, really big money, completely controls both parties there, making it almost impossible for any newcomer to be heard, always being drowned out, and so when it comes to war and ugly international affairs of empire, they both function as just two wings of one party, the American Imperial Party.

They differ only on social rhetoric, but with all the wars and imperial events, there are no resources left for any of that anyway, so it remains just rhetoric.

Things aren’t quite that bad in Canada, but I very much sense our momentum is in the same direction.

Justin Trudeau’s foreign policy is virtually indistinguishable from what Harper’s would have been. And I find that very distressing and difficult to accept, especially coming from a party that gave us Lester Pearson and Pierre Trudeau.

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Response to a comment saying, “If you think for one minute that this is not a political exercise as opposed to an exercise in saving the print media – notice that 4 of the 8 groups listed are from Quebec”:

I very much agree that this initiative is political. It really could not be otherwise.

Seems naive in the extreme to even suggest anything else.

However, I do not like the pointing of fingers at Quebec.

That is a highly destructive thing to do.

Highly destructive.

 

Posted May 25, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: HAS NATIONALISM’S DAY COME? AS ONE WHO DISLIKES AMERICAN-THROWBACK THINKING, I SINCERELY HOPE NOT – PATRIOTISM IS JUST A FORM OF SECULAR RELIGION – FANATICISM IN SUPPORT OF EMPIRE MUCH AS WITH ISRAEL’S ULTRA-ORTHODOX “SETTLERS”   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENTS POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY PAT BUCHANAN IN UNZ REVIEW

 

“Has the Day of the Nationalists Come?”

 

Let’s hope not.

It would simply represent a giant step backward of over a century and a half.

Nothing good can come of smaller, narrower interests taking on new importance.

Indeed, it would only increase the opportunity for disagreement and conflict. It would make large-scale trade more difficult and less secure too.

Our world has become immeasurably richer through the effects of globalization and with degrees of free trade and with large economic groupings, like the EU, somewhat replacing the narrowness of 19th century nationalism.

Globalization is just what happens when advances in technology shrink the world and enlarge everyone’s potential markets. It is just one of the real economic effects of rapidly advancing technology in travel and communications.

Saying anything else is just economic illiteracy.

But people who cheer for narrow causes have rarely been renowned for their learning.

After all, we still have millions who believe the exact words some hermits, holed up in caves, scribbled on scrolls a few thousand years ago, are eternal truths. That is the basis for religions embraced with the same intensity and, yes, blindness, as nationalism, but even also for some nationalism too.

Words which reflect nothing of what the world has become, nothing of its complexity, nothing of its science, yet are embraced as though they were all-seeing and wise beyond reckoning. Just meaningless superstition.

Indeed, not just hermits, but in a good number of cases, genuine mentally-ill people – eg, the authors of texts like The Book of Revelations or Genesis or Leviticus.

There really seems to be no limit on the kind or amount of nonsense many humans are capable of embracing for some emotional satisfaction.

And it’s just the same with fixating on a 19th century phenomenon like nationalism.

The coming of nationalism provided historical transition away from the empires, dukedoms, and kingdoms of the previous many centuries – not a final and definitive state for human political arrangements.

And, of course, many aspects of nationalism represent accidents of history, not rational arrangements, as, for example, the areal extent and resource endowment of the various nation states.

The original nationalisms found their generating force in narrow concepts like ethnicity or language spoken and frequently religion – hardly a rational basis for long-term arrangements. That kind of nationalism is just a few steps from tribalism. I trust no one is advocating a return to tribalism, although that, too, is something we do see here and there, as with the ultra-Orthodox in Israel.

Globalization – not so-called globalism – is a natural economic result of technology shrinking distances and enlarging markets. It’s been a steady process for centuries since people first travelled outside the confines of their native little villages on new roads with the new technology of wagons and horses’ bits and saddles, right on through the sailing technology which opened the New World.

The huge modern increases in trade and commerce engendered by globalization require increased international arrangements – protocols, regulations, financial arrangements, and treaties of every description.

Everyone wants to be able to sell their goods and services to the rest of the world in a well-regulated environment, just as they expect to do at home. So that requires all kinds of organizations and arrangements. Those comprise the “globalism” arrangements needed owing to the inevitable birth of globalization.

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Response to a comment:

Patriotism is just what the brilliant Dr Johnson called it when he said “Patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels.”

He was referring to rebelling American aristocrats like Thomas Jefferson.

“People,” he also said rightly, “who speak of liberty while being drivers of negroes.”

Here’s some interesting analysis of patriotism, that secular religion:

https://chuckmanwordsincomments.wordpress.com/2018/11/21/john-chuckman-comment-patriotism-and-nationalism-much-like-religion-in-blindly-praising-the-insupportable-nations-like-people-come-in-all-types-and-many-hardly-deserve-praise-patriotism-is-a-to/

An American Patriot-type should find this interesting too:

https://chuckmanwordsincomments.wordpress.com/2019/04/03/john-chuckman-comment-the-remarkable-case-of-thomas-jefferson-he-wasnt-at-all-what-so-many-think-he-was-how-the-needs-of-politics-can-twist-and-exploit-historical-figures-and-myth-making-as-a/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted May 23, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: USING THE TERM “REGIME” FOR A GOVERNMENT – ON THE IDEA THAT ISRAEL DOES NOT WANT WAR WITH IRAN – NO, NOT A WAR ON ITS OWN BUT ITS GOVERNMENT RELISHES THE IDEA A PROXY WAR USING AMERICANS AS THEIR PROXIES   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENTS POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY ASS’AD ABUKHALIL IN CONSORTIUM NEWS

 

“THE ANGRY ARAB: Iran’s Military Options

“As’ad AbuKhalil weighs Iran’s position at a dangerous point in U.S. relations, but says the prospects of war are not as high as Gulf regimes and Israel want them to be”

 

Why does the author use the term “regime” right from the beginning, repeating it several times?

It is the government of Iran.

Using the word “regime” in that fashion represents classic American propaganda mode and is off-putting for continuing with the article.

Poor choice or hidden agenda?

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Response to a comment saying, “Any analysis that is based on the notion that Israel wants war lacks credibility, because it defies logic”:

Then how do you explain almost continuous war for seventy years?

And Israel is the cause of far more war than just the many it has been at the center of.

The horrible American Neocon Wars, killing a couple of million people and creating millions of refugees, are Israeli-inspired.

Ariel Sharon and others were pitching for them, behind the scenes, many years ago.

And it is very important to recognize that while some Israelis might not want war with Iran, that clearly is not the case for their dreadful government, especially if it can manage to arrange it so America and its allies do all the fighting while Netanyahu sits back, with his feet up, watching the show on television with a big bowl of popcorn.

“These Arab nations are armed to the teeth by China, Russia, and the US. Note that it is Iraq, not Israel, that gets the lion’s share of US aid. In spite of impossible odds, Israel persists in surviving.”

Quite inaccurate. The Arab states are not armed at all on the same level with Israel. Just to start with, none have nuclear arsenals.

And it is important to recognize Israel is the most subsidized entity on earth. The total of all its public and private subsidies, coming in many shapes and forms, are like nothing ever seen before.

 “US involvement in the Mideast is about protecting US oil interests in the region. Period. Israel is a separate issue”

No, it is not. Israel is de facto a colony of the United States in the region, a rather peculiar colony and one covered in religious myths and legends, but still a colony serving most of the purposes colonies have always served.

That is precisely why it so subsidized and privileged with many special arrangements from free trade to being given all kinds of large contracts.

Israel has been a tremendously hostile force from the start because it adopted the “iron wall” notion of dealing with its neighbors instead of trying to establish good relationships.

The only nations in the region Israel has good relations with are those ruled by absolute kings and tyrants, ones loyal to American policy. Israel pretty much hates and fears democracy in the Arab world and is a major factor in working against it on many fronts.

Israel played a large secret role in the overthrow of Egypt’s first elected leader, Mohamed Morsi, and it despises Hamas in part because it has worked as a democratic party. Israel is much more comfortable with an unelected figure like Mahmoud Abbas, even though, as is its way with all Palestinians, it often treats him with contempt.

That’s because Israel has so little in common with its neighbors. It is populated largely by people of European origin – the Ashkenazi Jews – and will always feel rather alien in the region. Holding several million Arabic people as seemingly-perpetual prisoners also certainly does not work towards any kind of relationship with neighbors.

 

Posted May 23, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: A WORD ON “RUSSIA-GATE AS COUNT DRACULA” – SOMEONE CITES A NEWSPAPER, THE GUARDIAN, WHICH WEARS ITS HEAVY BIAS LIKE A BIG UGLY FUR COAT   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT ON A REVIEW OF A STEPHEN F COHEN BOOK IN CONSORTIUM NEWS

 

‘Russia-gate as Count Dracula

‘Ann Garrison reviews Stephen F. Cohen’s book, “War with Russia? From Putin & Ukraine to Trump & Russiagate.”’

 

America’s establishment, with all this Russia-gate nonsense, has achieved still another end.

It has lost the confidence of tens of millions of people and a number of leaders because the deceit here is just so clear to unbiased people.

Really, when something smells as bad as this has smelled, and you still push it as truth, you not only lose credibility with thinking people, you truly do begin to look asinine.

The following contains a couple of interesting references to former NSA technical expert Bill Binney and the flimsy notion, still maintained by many Democrats, of Russian hacking for WikiLeaks:

https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/05/21/roger-stone-shines-new-light-on-russia-gate-hoax/

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Response to a comment citing The Guardian:

The Guardian has become a pathetic newspaper.

It wears its heavy bias like a big ugly cheap fur coat.

In its hard news and views, The Guardian, despite its insistence on being regarded as progressive, is about as Tory as Theresa May. It is a constant defender of all the interests of American empire. Russophobia has been one of its staples for years.

I could cite many instances, but my favorite is found below, where I have critiqued a ridiculous set of Russia-hating articles some time ago.

See:

https://chuckmanwordsincomments.wordpress.com/2018/05/21/john-chuckman-comment-absurd-lengths-to-which-our-press-goes-to-attack-russia-britains-guardian-holds-hate-russia-day-today-some-of-its-stuff-is-so-ham-fisted-it-reads-like-1959-pravda-atta/

 

Posted May 23, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized