The non-stop demonization of Russia has achieved its desired outcome–a new cold war with Russia. This comes as the US empire enters post-primacy and desperately seeks a major new conflict to maintain its dominance and forestall the rise of a multipolar world.
Unfortunately, this is a very dangerous gambit.
Foremost Russian scholar, Professor Stephan Cohen says that in this climate there is no one to halt the dangerous slide towards nuclear war.
“There is no one today. Only the Schumers and the Pelosis. And they have become with this Russia gate stuff, claiming that Putin attacked America and it was like Pearl Harbor or 9/11. I mean I never call people names, but this is warmongering. That’s exactly what it is. If you claim Russia attacked America, the assumption is we have to attack Russia. And we’re talking about nuclear war potentially. So what kind of political leadership is, we have descended into a morass of degraded commentary on Russia that has never even when the Soviet Union existed, even during the worst days of the Cold War, we didn’t have this kind of discourse.”
Russia-gate also canceled out Trump’s call for a less belligerent foreign policy and a new détente with Moscow. Indeed, the chaos in in White House since Trump’s inauguration can be seen as a struggle for control over US foreign policy. The deep state, led by the CIA, has successfully brought Trump to heel, forcing him to nominate one crazy neocon after the other in a desperate attempt to prove that he’s not Putin’s bitch.
First Trump fired Rex Tillerson, and nominated Tea-bagger Mike Pompeo to replace him as Secretary of State. Then Trump advanced torture advocate Gina Haspel to replace Pompeo as CIA director. And now Trump has named psychopath John Bolton as his new National Security Advisor.
Democrats rather than decrying Bolton for his bat-shit crazy views instead accused him of being a Kremlin agent.“John Bolton once suggested Russian hack of DNC may have been a false flag operation by Obama Administration,” fretted lead Democratic Russia-gater Adam Schiff.
You can’t make this shit up.
The addition of Bolton is hardly surprising in this climate. Liberals have been mainstreaming neocons since Trump’s election, welcoming crazies like Bill Kristol, David Frum and Max Boot into their McResistance fold.
“One of the most amazing outcomes of the Trump administration is the number of neo-conservatives that are now my friends and I am aligned with,” MSNBC pundit Joy Reid openly admitted in an interview last year. “I found myself agreeing on a panel with Bill Kristol. I agree more with Jennifer Rubin, David Frum, and Max Boot than I do with some people on the far left. I am shocked at the way that Donald Trump has brought people together.”
If anyone wants to know why I have come to loath liberals, this is a good place to start.
One might reasonably assume that Russia-gate proponents are actually angry because Trump has had the temerity to try to improve relations with Russia. In fact, it’s more than a little suspicious that when Trump attempts a sensible policy–like a less belligerent foreign policy–he gets assailed by the same actors that castigate him when he does something stupid. This leads one to the conclusion that unless Trump is launching cruise missiles he cannot please the pro-war Beltway insiders.
The actors behind Russia-gate are playing with fire. Lies about the Russian government and Putin should be taken very seriously. They are war propaganda and they are meant to get public support for military action against a nuclear-armed Russia.
Furthermore the campaign against Russia appears to be a case of projection. It’s extremely hypocritical to blame Russia for meddling when the US, since WWII, has carried out invasions, bombings, overthrowing governments, occupations, assassinations of political leaders, and rigging elections in numerous countries around the world.
The appointment of John Bolton to be National Security Advisor makes abundantly clear that we’re not close to being done.
I am the walrus.
Goo goo g’joob.