“In the first place God made idiots. He did this for practice. Then he made politicians. This was a mistake. Then he tried to correct His mistake by having the people elect the politicians of their own choosing. He then realized that he had made idiots twice and he pondered his miscalculation for seven days. Next he made dogs and finally being satisfied that he had done something correctly he went off on holiday. One day he may come back and finish the exercise.” The Wizard of Oz
They lied to you about Iraq, Syria and Libya. Do you think maybe they’re lying to you about Russia? The Empire’s military intervention to ‘protect’ civilians in Benghazi was a cover for another ‘regime change’ operation. Today, we’re seeing a dangerous repetition of this pattern: demonizing Russian President Putin, destabilizing the Russian economy and pressing for ‘regime change’ in Moscow. Recently a Russian colonel was found with billions of dollars still shrink wrapped from America’s treasury: Its how the CIA pays for its ‘revolutions’. Just as Bush the second sold Iraq’s imaginary WMD as a danger to Americans and Secretary of State Clinton dishonestly called Gaddafi ‘genocidal’, American officials and pundits are depicting Putin as some new Hitler: Its ‘our government’ maintaining its job security.
What’s going on in Syria is a proxy war that has been arranged by the Empire/Israel. American bombed Syrian government soldiers during ‘our’ recently arranged ceasefire. ‘Our’ military claims it thought it was striking ISIS. Think about that. The Empire claims to be the military superpower. It spies on the entire world, including the personal communications of its European vassals, yet, somehow all this spy power decided a known Syrian Army position was ISIS. If we believe that, we must decide that America is militarily incompetent.
Gaddafi was telling the truth when he said the rebels around Benghazi were Islamic terrorists. The Empire, including America’s ‘news’ media, took Gaddafi’s vow to remove them and distorted it into a claim that he intended to slaughter Libyan civilians, rushing the UN into approving an operation to ‘protect’ them. That authorization was then twisted into an excuse to destroy Libya’s army and clear the way for anti-Gaddafi rebels to seize Libya’s capital and hunt down, torture and murder Gaddafi. This was for the Empire’s profit.
The Ukrainian military, not ethnic Russian rebels shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014.
“Why, of course, the people don’t want war. Why would some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? Naturally the common people don’t want war: neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood.
But after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship or a parliament or a communist dictatorship.
The people can always be brought to the bidding of their leaders. All you have to do is tell them that they are in danger of being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger.” Hermann Goering
‘Our free press’ sold government provided propaganda about Syria, Iraq and Libyan to ‘consumers’, rather than questioning or challenging it. When ‘our free press’ fails to report on the other side of Gaza/Israel, Syria, Ukraine, Iraq or Libya, half-truths and propaganda are also about what isn’t said. These alleged journalistic creatures are doing the same deed with Russia: Its how they enabled our Vietnam adventure.
Putin supported the Empire in Afghanistan, and agreed to the Empire’s plan for a cease-fire in Syria. Considering America’s history why would Russia’s government believe America and Russia have any common interest in the outcome in Syria, Libya or anywhere? America has been working to remove Assad and destroy Syria, creating chaos the same as they did in Libya and Iraq. Russia’s interest is to stabilize Syria against the spread of jihadism. It’s bizarre that Russia thinks they have a common interest in fighting terrorism, when terrorism is the Empire’s weapon for destabilizing the Middle East.
Russian memory must be short. America promised Gorbachev that if he accepted German reunification, NATO would remain in place and then the Clinton regime moved NATO to Russia’s border. The second Bush regime cancelled the ABM Treaty, and Obama is putting missiles on Russia’s border, and abandoned the no first use of nuclear weapons policy, advocating the idea of pre-emptive first strike in American war dogma.
The Obama regime overthrew the democratically elected Ukrainian government and installed a puppet government in a historic part of Russia. The resulting puppet regime launched a war against the Russian populations in Ukraine; causing secession movements that Washington has lied about saying it’s a “Russian invasion and annexation.” We’re told that Putin committed ‘aggression’ in Ukraine when it was understandable strategic reaction. Putin acted, after popular voting, to secure his Black Sea naval base by re-annexing Crimea, a peninsula that has belonged to Russia for hundreds of years. Why would Russians think America is a “partner” with whom it has common interests.
When Castro pulled Cuba out of America’s Empire, we kept Guantanamo Bay ignoring Cuban protests. The relationship between Russia and Ukraine goes back a thousand years. Before Bush II and Obama, no president thought Moscow/Kiev quarrels were any of our business. How and when did they become so? Moscow did support secessionist pro-Russia rebels in East Ukraine and the Empire launched an 80-day bombing campaign against Serbia to separate its Kosovo state, after acting to cause Yugoslavia to collapse as its interfered similarly in many other countries?
Russia is accused of hacking into our political ‘process’ but hasn’t our CIA, National Endowment for Democracy, and NGOs meddled in Russia’s internal affairs for years? Putin looks out for Russia when we interfere and then ‘our free press’ slander him and Russia. There are words for our double-dealing.
Is Putin more dictatorial than Turkey’s Erdogan, or Egypt’s General el-Sissi; Putin isn’t as repressive as China yet, ‘our’ politicians don’t call China’ leaders thugs. During the Cold War, we installed tyrants like the Shah of Iran, Pinochet in Chile, and many others saying Cold War necessity required it: Its how the Empire expands.
We’ve been told by ‘our’ politicians that there must be “no daylight” between the Empire and Israel. Israel doesn’t view Putin as a thug. When Putin visited Israel he was called a “friend of Israel”: they said he was “among brothers”. In recent months Netanyahu has gone to Moscow three times. Israel abstained on the U.N. resolution that declared the ‘territorial integrity’ of Ukraine, and refused to join in sanctions against Russia. Russian-Israeli trade is booming in contrast to Europe’s adoption of sanctions on Russia that America insisted upon.
Israel has nukes and a crazy leader. Netanyahu might have attacked Iran if not for Putin. Because of Putin, Americans had to admit its Syrian rebels and not Assad’s military used sarin gas outside Damascus in 2013. The propaganda themes blaming Syria and Russia are sold heavily by ‘our free press’. Polls show you don’t trust the media yet, somehow, you treat their lies as truth. The Western-backed/created regime change project in Syria and the new Cold War against Russia are all part of their publicly announced aim for global control. Did you ever vote for expanding empire?
There’s no crime America won’t commit to maintain political, economic, and military domination wherever possible. It exploits the world’s people using large-scale propaganda campaigns. The Empire wants to break Russia back to its 1990s subordination, or a start a hot war which would destroy both countries. ‘Consumers’ should know this, but they don’t because our media is ‘Pravda’ like in support of ‘our’ highly aggressive government.
The Empire acts as if it’s their right to limit the freedom of others when it doesn’t approve of their choices. Americans evidently believe that the state ought to enforce its ‘truth’ on everyone. Americans are like those good Germans who bought Hitler’s propaganda and enjoyed a better life for a while as German armies invaded their neighbors with whom they were officially at peace. History does give lessons but we haven’t learned them.