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A senior CIA source tells me ‘with a high level of certainty that Russia’s Vladimir Putin was responsibly for Pearl Harbor, the Korean War, Vietnam and Iraq. This miscreant was also behind 9/11 and ring around the collar.

Not since Dr Fu Manchu have we seen such a wicked genius bent on wrecking the West. Vlad the Bad is so nefarious that he’s managed to rig America’s voting machines and probably the Super Bowl.

Watching the mounting Red Hysteria in the US is bizarre and amusing. But most amusing is the media furor claiming that the Kremlin has ‘meddled’ in US elections. Or even threw the vote to Manchurian Candidate, Donald Trump. If there was any foreign meddling, it came from a Mideast ally, not Russia.

All very childish.

My answer: even if true (and I don’t believe it), so what? Is great power meddling something new? That’s what great powers do.

The US is hardly in a position to play the outraged virgin. Starting in 1946, the US and the Vatican financed Italy’s right-wing Christian Democratic Party, helping it win three national elections against the Left even though it was heavy with former fascists and Sicilian bandits.

Washington organized the overthrow of Syria’s government in 1949. In 1953, the US and Britain colluded to overthrow Iran’s popular democratic government. In 1954, the US overthrew the government of Guatemala. There followed intervention in Lebanon in 1958. Three years later came the infamous Bay of Pigs invasion and over fifty attempts to assassinate Fidel Castro.

In 1965, the US invaded the Dominican Republic and overthrew its regime. 1973 brought the US-backed coup against Chile’s Marxist government. Nicaragua’s leftists were next on Washington’s hit list. There was masked intervention in Haiti, then a bombing and sabotage campaign in Baghdad, Iraq. A failed attempt to overthrow Iran’s elected government and more machinations in Syria and Libya, followed by outright invasions.

There are many more to mention: Bolivia, Brazil, Congo, Turkey, Indonesia, Azerbaijan, Russia under Yeltsin, Ukraine’s ‘Orange’ Revolution, Georgia, and the overthrow of Ukraine’s elected pro-Russian government. And now, of course, Syria.

Regime change has become as American as apple pie.

The US may even have tried to overthrow France’s president, Charles de Gaulle. Lately, the US helped put Egypt’s bloody dictator in power, overthrowing the democratic government in the process and tapped the phone of close ally, German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

In the past, Soviet intelligence was very good at intrigue, professional spycraft and occasional ‘wet affairs.’ But the Soviets never measured up in sheer volume of meddling and regime change to the mighty US – and still don’t.

I was the first western journalist admitted to KGB headquarters in Moscow – the dreaded Lubyanka – to interview its senior leaders. I also was closeted in the remarkable KGB museum with its curator for a review of intelligence operations since the 1917 civil war. I learned much about covert operations, but less than I wanted about the Soviet agents of influence who surrounded President Franklin Roosevelt.

As a seasoned intelligence watcher for the past three decades, I think claims by US Democrats that they lost the election due to Russian machinations are absolute bunk. One suspects all the noise and fake fury over Clinton’s loss may foretoken an attempt to oust the Trump government by underhanded legal means (‘lawfare’) and popular demos. Why not? We run them all the time in the Mideast and Russia.

The Dems lost because they ran a horrible, corrupt woman who was hated, and mistrusted by many. They tried to hide the shameful fact that the Democratic Party rigged the nomination to exclude an honest candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders. This was the scandal, not baloney about voting machine voodoo and red scares.

Claims by senior US intelligence officials that Moscow rigged the US elections show two things: first, if true, they were asleep on guard duty; second, that they have become shockingly politicized. Their job was to inform the White House, not manufacture conspiracy theories.
Some of them were shown to be frighteningly extreme, crazily anti-Russian, and likely agents of our deep government.

We need calm, seasoned professionals to run our intelligence, not wild-eyed ideologues bent on war against Russia. America was headed that way under Obama and Hillary Clinton. If Russia came to this conclusion, it was logical for them to try to sway the outcome of the election – if they really did.

The canard that Hillary Clinton was defeated by the godless Red spymasters are as believable as ‘the dog ate my homework.’ And here I though my fellow Americans were a bit more grown up than this.

(Reprinted from EricMargolis.com by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. This is as good an occasion as any to heap insults on the US as any, so here it comes.

    Eric calls anti-Putin hysteria “childish” as if the American political class was ever “grown up” and have now regressed even further back into an infantile mindset but the better explanation for this kind of political behavior is that they are DUMB, nay even STUPID!

    If you listen to most American politicians speak and let lose the inner working of their minds it is clear they are intellectually challenged with a character bordering on the mediocre.
    Their advisors, more clever and educated, but morally bankrupt and malevolent.

    The average American “man in the street” ignorant, gullible, insouciant,with a fondness for dumb politicians with whom he can identify.

    Anti-Putinism in America is a dumb meme which feeds on the American limbic system; it instills a primitive impulse to pick a fight with Russia because that’s the highest cognitive level that Americans collectively are able to attain.

    Pick a fight with Russia or China, that’s dumb because it’s the last fight Americans will ever fight.

    Time to “smartin up” dummies, if that’s even possible,but that’s the point of the insult.

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    • Agree: jacques sheete
    • Replies: @DB Cooper
    Dumb, childish, intellectually challenged…. It really doesn’t matter. What’s matter is that these people have convictions!
    , @Kiza
    When the story of Russia promoting Trump was started by a DNC staffer, I thought that the individual who launched it would get sanctioned for saying something so ridiculous. Instead, this became the catch-cry of the whole Democratic Party establishment. As this meme escalated, it became closer and closer to the movie 'Idiocracy'. But US Idiocracy could really initiate a war against Russia and China, whilst it has not won any war in decades.

    US is Idiocracy, if Russia hacking the election can live.
    , @Eileen Kuch
    I couldn't agree with you more, Diogenes. Eric Margolis' article is right on target. He called all this anti-Russia "hysteria" childish, which it is. In fact, it's further degenerated into infantile behavior. As you said, politicians in general are intellectually challenged, with a character bordering on the mediocre.
    As far as the "average American on the street" is concerned, he's ignorant, gullible insouciant, with a fondness for dumb politicians with whom he can identify.
    As you further said, anti-Putinism in America's a dumb meme which feeds on the American limbic system; it instills a primitive impulse to fight with Russia, because that's the highest cognitive level that Americans collectively are able to attain.
    You're right. Pick a fight with Russia or China, that's dumb because it's the last fight Americans will ever fight. So, "smarten up", dummies, if that's even possible, but as you said, it's the point of the insult.
    The fact that the CIA's deeply involved with this anti-Russia "hysteria", points to the idiocy of that agency's top leaders. The 16 other agencies - including the FBI and the NSA - don't agree with the CIA's primitive, infantile mis-analysis of the non-existent "Russian hacking" of the DNC's and Hillary Clinton Campaign's websites. The NSA knows the most about hacking, and its analysis debunked that of the CIA.
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  2. I have it on a very good authority (a highly credible source inside the CIA) that Putin was, in fact, Watergate’s Deep Throat.

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  3. @Diogenes
    This is as good an occasion as any to heap insults on the US as any, so here it comes.

    Eric calls anti-Putin hysteria "childish" as if the American political class was ever "grown up" and have now regressed even further back into an infantile mindset but the better explanation for this kind of political behavior is that they are DUMB, nay even STUPID!

    If you listen to most American politicians speak and let lose the inner working of their minds it is clear they are intellectually challenged with a character bordering on the mediocre.
    Their advisors, more clever and educated, but morally bankrupt and malevolent.

    The average American "man in the street" ignorant, gullible, insouciant,with a fondness for dumb politicians with whom he can identify.

    Anti-Putinism in America is a dumb meme which feeds on the American limbic system; it instills a primitive impulse to pick a fight with Russia because that's the highest cognitive level that Americans collectively are able to attain.

    Pick a fight with Russia or China, that's dumb because it's the last fight Americans will ever fight.

    Time to "smartin up" dummies, if that's even possible,but that's the point of the insult.

    Dumb, childish, intellectually challenged…. It really doesn’t matter. What’s matter is that these people have convictions!

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  4. Yeah. The lie is transparent. But so is the lie about 9/11. And that lie is still the official truth. The only truth that matters.

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    • Replies: @Anonymous

    The lie is transparent. But so is the lie about 9/11. And that lie is still the official truth. The only truth that matters.
     
    it's a generational thing

    9/11 is the father of lies
    holohoax is the granddaddy
    grampa is still alive & kicking
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    @WorkingClass
    Yeah. The lie is transparent. But so is the lie about 9/11. And that lie is still the official truth. The only truth that matters.

    The lie is transparent. But so is the lie about 9/11. And that lie is still the official truth. The only truth that matters.

    it’s a generational thing

    9/11 is the father of lies
    holohoax is the granddaddy
    grampa is still alive & kicking

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  6. The Denver Broncos lost today because the scoreboard was hacked by Putin…….the game should be played over.

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  7. Can Margolis write an article about CIA sponsored coups around the world and not once mention his paymaster’s acronym? Of course he can. It is not the US who did all this, Margolis, then your paymaster, the CIA, or criminal US within US.

    The only thing we agree on is that, if the Russian hacking of the US election were true, then the CIA which is throwing the accusations was caught napping again (911) and is responsible for it. How many billions or trillions does US spend on cyber security? Someone has to be responsible for the “Russian hack”, CIA cannot both have its lunch (statements that Russia hacked the election) and eat it (nobody at CIA is responsible for Russia deciding the US election).

    Perhaps, Mr Trump could use these failures as a reason to dismantle CIA. Who would you work for then, Mr Margolis? Maybe for the Russian FSB?

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  8. @Diogenes
    This is as good an occasion as any to heap insults on the US as any, so here it comes.

    Eric calls anti-Putin hysteria "childish" as if the American political class was ever "grown up" and have now regressed even further back into an infantile mindset but the better explanation for this kind of political behavior is that they are DUMB, nay even STUPID!

    If you listen to most American politicians speak and let lose the inner working of their minds it is clear they are intellectually challenged with a character bordering on the mediocre.
    Their advisors, more clever and educated, but morally bankrupt and malevolent.

    The average American "man in the street" ignorant, gullible, insouciant,with a fondness for dumb politicians with whom he can identify.

    Anti-Putinism in America is a dumb meme which feeds on the American limbic system; it instills a primitive impulse to pick a fight with Russia because that's the highest cognitive level that Americans collectively are able to attain.

    Pick a fight with Russia or China, that's dumb because it's the last fight Americans will ever fight.

    Time to "smartin up" dummies, if that's even possible,but that's the point of the insult.

    When the story of Russia promoting Trump was started by a DNC staffer, I thought that the individual who launched it would get sanctioned for saying something so ridiculous. Instead, this became the catch-cry of the whole Democratic Party establishment. As this meme escalated, it became closer and closer to the movie ‘Idiocracy’. But US Idiocracy could really initiate a war against Russia and China, whilst it has not won any war in decades.

    US is Idiocracy, if Russia hacking the election can live.

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  9. Great job, Eric, as usual.
    Unfortunately, as Dr. Goebbels once infamously said, repeat a lie often enough, and [enough] people will believe it.
    Case in point:
    How many U.S. soldiers went to Iraq with a picture of the Twin Towers in their pocket, and the notion that what they were doing was “payback for 9/11?”
    Quite a few, or so I’ve heard, even though the U.S government knew full well the Iraqi government had absolutely no connection to the hijackers.

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  10. Why is it that an imaginary cyber attack supported by no evidence is accepted as fact, while a false-flag attack like 9/11, supported by volumes of evidence, is dismissed as a wild conspiracy theory?

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    • Replies: @Quartermaster
    Perhaps because the accusation that 911 wasn't a false flag. It was ridiculous to go after Iraq when they had nothing to do with an attack staged by Saudi nationals. There is no evidence that 911 was a false flag except in the minds of the credulous and gullible.
    , @NoseytheDuke
    Good point Carroll and succinctly put. Quartermaster however might require some trepanning to open his mind enough to absorb it.
  11. Both America’s Elections and its Super Bowls have been rigged for longer that Mr. Putin has been in power.

    Seriously, does anyone thing that Chicago has had an honest election in generations? Ask Richard Milhouse Nixon what he thinks about that if you get a chance.

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  12. bravo 2 Eric.
    he sure has scored big this time. 911 Pearl Harbor like event and Fake news generated from Israel

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  13. “Starting in 1946, the US and the Vatican financed Italy’s right-wing Christian Democratic Party, helping it win three national elections against the Left even though it was heavy with former fascists and Sicilian bandits.”

    That was the fictional but now-forgotten Little World of Don Camillo, a series of books which were heavily promoted outside Italy.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Camillo

    “Don Camillo is the hotheaded priest of a small town in the Po valley in northern Italy. Don Camillo is a big man, tall and strong with hard fists … constantly at odds with the communist mayor, Giuseppe Bottazzi, better known as Peppone (meaning, roughly, Big Joe).

    What Peppone and Camillo have in common is an interest in the well-being of the town. They also appear to have both been partisan fighters during World War II; and while Peppone makes public speeches about how “the reactionaries” ought to be shot, and Don Camillo preaches fire and brimstone against “godless Communists”, they actually grudgingly admire each other.

    Don Camillo also never condemns Peppone himself, but the ideology of communism which is in direct opposition to the church.

    As depicted in the stories, the Communists are the only political party with a mass grassroots organization in the town. The Italian Christian Democratic Party, the main force in Italian politics at the time, does not have a local political organization (at least, none is ever mentioned); rather, it is the Catholic Church which unofficially but very obviously plays that role. Don Camillo thus plays an explicitly political as well as religious role. For example, when the Communists organize a local campaign to sign the Stockholm Peace Appeal, it is Don Camillo who organizes a counter-campaign, and townspeople take for granted that such a political campaign is part of his work as priest.”

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  14. @Carroll Price
    Why is it that an imaginary cyber attack supported by no evidence is accepted as fact, while a false-flag attack like 9/11, supported by volumes of evidence, is dismissed as a wild conspiracy theory?

    Perhaps because the accusation that 911 wasn’t a false flag. It was ridiculous to go after Iraq when they had nothing to do with an attack staged by Saudi nationals. There is no evidence that 911 was a false flag except in the minds of the credulous and gullible.

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    • Replies: @Carroll Price
    You're in good company. George Bush, Dick Cheney, and Donald Rumsfeld
    would agree.
    , @jacques sheete

    There is no evidence that 911 was a false flag except in the minds of the credulous and gullible.
     
    Who's credulous and gullible? Tsk, tsk.
  15. It isn’t a big jump to the idea that Putin is a threat. He isn’t an existential threat as the Soviet Union was, but he is a threat to a peaceful world order, as is China.

    The idea that we had much to do with Yanukovich’s ouster in 2014 is utterly ridiculous and is accepted only by the credulous and gullible. Nuland’s visit to Maidan was stupid on her, and the Obama maladminstration’s part, but we had no input. The Ukrainians were tired of Yanukovich and his betrayal and they rose up to protest. Yanukovich could have stuck around, if he had not already sold his soul to Putin. Instead, the Berkut stared killing protesters and Yanukovish, and the Berkut, became fugitives from justice when they ran for the territory of their real boss. As a result of running, the Ukrainian parliament removed him from the office he abandoned.

    Yanukovich is still a fugitive.

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    • Replies: @Randal

    The idea that we had much to do with Yanukovich’s ouster in 2014 is utterly ridiculous and is accepted only by the credulous and gullible.
     
    Oh, come on! Are you still trying to push that insupportable nonsense? Have you no sense of personal dignity?

    Nuland’s visit to Maidan was stupid on her, and the Obama maladminstration’s part, but we had no input.
     
    Just a foolish little visit, eh? She seemed remarkably closely invested in pushing forward her boy "Yats", though, don't you think? Just sheer luck he just happened to get the job in the end, eh?

    And those US Senators, McCain and Murphy, just hanging out in Kiev. I don't suppose their open rabble rousing and encouraging the mob to "stay the course" had any impact whatsoever on events. I really don't know why they wasted their time with it, eh?

    It's as stupid to try to pretend the US had nothing to do with the mob overthrow of Yanukovich as it is to try to push the straw man argument that the US can't have interfered because there was already political unrest there.

    The most insulting part of it is that if the Russians were to do a tiny fraction of the "democracy promotion" stuff the US did in Ukraine, in Mexico or in Canada, you and your fellow US-uber-alles types would be jumping up and down, crying hysterically and demanding war. Heck, even the remote possibility they might have helped reveal how degenerate your political elite are in the runup to the Trump election has got most of you wetting your beds.
  16. only reason the demoncrats don’t like Russia is because they are not communist anymore

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  17. @Quartermaster
    It isn't a big jump to the idea that Putin is a threat. He isn't an existential threat as the Soviet Union was, but he is a threat to a peaceful world order, as is China.

    The idea that we had much to do with Yanukovich's ouster in 2014 is utterly ridiculous and is accepted only by the credulous and gullible. Nuland's visit to Maidan was stupid on her, and the Obama maladminstration's part, but we had no input. The Ukrainians were tired of Yanukovich and his betrayal and they rose up to protest. Yanukovich could have stuck around, if he had not already sold his soul to Putin. Instead, the Berkut stared killing protesters and Yanukovish, and the Berkut, became fugitives from justice when they ran for the territory of their real boss. As a result of running, the Ukrainian parliament removed him from the office he abandoned.

    Yanukovich is still a fugitive.

    The idea that we had much to do with Yanukovich’s ouster in 2014 is utterly ridiculous and is accepted only by the credulous and gullible.

    Oh, come on! Are you still trying to push that insupportable nonsense? Have you no sense of personal dignity?

    Nuland’s visit to Maidan was stupid on her, and the Obama maladminstration’s part, but we had no input.

    Just a foolish little visit, eh? She seemed remarkably closely invested in pushing forward her boy “Yats”, though, don’t you think? Just sheer luck he just happened to get the job in the end, eh?

    And those US Senators, McCain and Murphy, just hanging out in Kiev. I don’t suppose their open rabble rousing and encouraging the mob to “stay the course” had any impact whatsoever on events. I really don’t know why they wasted their time with it, eh?

    It’s as stupid to try to pretend the US had nothing to do with the mob overthrow of Yanukovich as it is to try to push the straw man argument that the US can’t have interfered because there was already political unrest there.

    The most insulting part of it is that if the Russians were to do a tiny fraction of the “democracy promotion” stuff the US did in Ukraine, in Mexico or in Canada, you and your fellow US-uber-alles types would be jumping up and down, crying hysterically and demanding war. Heck, even the remote possibility they might have helped reveal how degenerate your political elite are in the runup to the Trump election has got most of you wetting your beds.

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  18. @Quartermaster
    Perhaps because the accusation that 911 wasn't a false flag. It was ridiculous to go after Iraq when they had nothing to do with an attack staged by Saudi nationals. There is no evidence that 911 was a false flag except in the minds of the credulous and gullible.

    You’re in good company. George Bush, Dick Cheney, and Donald Rumsfeld
    would agree.

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  19. We need calm, seasoned professionals to run our intelligence, not wild-eyed ideologues bent on war against Russia. America was headed that way under Obama and Hillary Clinton.

    And he was doing so well …

    Russia is the ultimate affront to the social democratic Left: Christian, white, and nationalistic. Obama’s stance toward Russia has been paranoid and embittered, conforming completely with the ideologues that have infested the State Department and think tank-archipelago since Bill Clinton’s administration. Hillary Clinton in particular used bellicose language toward Russia in her campaign. What are you talking about, Eric?

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  20. A new development: the Russian ambassador to Turkey has been assassinated while opening a photo exhibition in Ankara. Assassin is also dead. He shouted Allahu Akbar (in Arabic) and said that the assassination was in retaliation for Russian actions in Syria. Genuine Arab terrorist or false flag? Putin is in an emergency meeting.

    Somehow I think that there’ll be ramifications!

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    • Replies: @Avery
    {He shouted Allahu Akbar (in Arabic) and said that the assassination was in retaliation for Russian actions in Syria. Genuine Arab terrorist or false flag?}

    Not Arabic: Turkish.
    Not Arab terrorist: Turk terrorist.
    The attacker has been identified as a 22 year old Turk.
    Member of Police special squad.

    And yeah, there will be ramifications.
    Turkish government not providing security for the ambassador.
    A Turk police officer, active member of a special police squad, in effect an employee of the Turkish Gov, being the murderer.

  21. The establishment is furious because Trump isn’t going along with its campaign for war (hot or cold) with Iran, Russia and China. I am a Bernie supporter, except on foreign policy.

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  22. @Diversity Heretic
    A new development: the Russian ambassador to Turkey has been assassinated while opening a photo exhibition in Ankara. Assassin is also dead. He shouted Allahu Akbar (in Arabic) and said that the assassination was in retaliation for Russian actions in Syria. Genuine Arab terrorist or false flag? Putin is in an emergency meeting.

    Somehow I think that there'll be ramifications!

    {He shouted Allahu Akbar (in Arabic) and said that the assassination was in retaliation for Russian actions in Syria. Genuine Arab terrorist or false flag?}

    Not Arabic: Turkish.
    Not Arab terrorist: Turk terrorist.
    The attacker has been identified as a 22 year old Turk.
    Member of Police special squad.

    And yeah, there will be ramifications.
    Turkish government not providing security for the ambassador.
    A Turk police officer, active member of a special police squad, in effect an employee of the Turkish Gov, being the murderer.

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    • Replies: @Diversity Heretic
    Thank you for the corrections--my information came from early TV reports.

    Didn't World War I start with an assassination?
    , @NoseytheDuke
    I would imagine this act will serve to completely nip in the bud the resurgent tourism of Russians visiting Turkey. I wonder if, had Greece gone for Grexit, the Russians would now be getting their vacation bargains in Greece instead?
  23. Spot on Eric like your collegue William Blum. By the way if they can kill a President insert 9/11 with Isreals help why not playing these shameless endless Putin bashing games nowadays …….

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  24. @Diogenes
    This is as good an occasion as any to heap insults on the US as any, so here it comes.

    Eric calls anti-Putin hysteria "childish" as if the American political class was ever "grown up" and have now regressed even further back into an infantile mindset but the better explanation for this kind of political behavior is that they are DUMB, nay even STUPID!

    If you listen to most American politicians speak and let lose the inner working of their minds it is clear they are intellectually challenged with a character bordering on the mediocre.
    Their advisors, more clever and educated, but morally bankrupt and malevolent.

    The average American "man in the street" ignorant, gullible, insouciant,with a fondness for dumb politicians with whom he can identify.

    Anti-Putinism in America is a dumb meme which feeds on the American limbic system; it instills a primitive impulse to pick a fight with Russia because that's the highest cognitive level that Americans collectively are able to attain.

    Pick a fight with Russia or China, that's dumb because it's the last fight Americans will ever fight.

    Time to "smartin up" dummies, if that's even possible,but that's the point of the insult.

    I couldn’t agree with you more, Diogenes. Eric Margolis’ article is right on target. He called all this anti-Russia “hysteria” childish, which it is. In fact, it’s further degenerated into infantile behavior. As you said, politicians in general are intellectually challenged, with a character bordering on the mediocre.
    As far as the “average American on the street” is concerned, he’s ignorant, gullible insouciant, with a fondness for dumb politicians with whom he can identify.
    As you further said, anti-Putinism in America’s a dumb meme which feeds on the American limbic system; it instills a primitive impulse to fight with Russia, because that’s the highest cognitive level that Americans collectively are able to attain.
    You’re right. Pick a fight with Russia or China, that’s dumb because it’s the last fight Americans will ever fight. So, “smarten up”, dummies, if that’s even possible, but as you said, it’s the point of the insult.
    The fact that the CIA’s deeply involved with this anti-Russia “hysteria”, points to the idiocy of that agency’s top leaders. The 16 other agencies – including the FBI and the NSA – don’t agree with the CIA’s primitive, infantile mis-analysis of the non-existent “Russian hacking” of the DNC’s and Hillary Clinton Campaign’s websites. The NSA knows the most about hacking, and its analysis debunked that of the CIA.

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  25. Vlad the Bad

    We’ve seen this nefarious Russian-Iranian alliance before!!!

    Only in chuddies and boots!!!

    Peace.

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    former fascists

    ¡Ay, qué asco!

    And here I though my fellow Americans were a bit more grown up than this.

    We are. The mass media are unfortunately our public face; an intolerable situation. They must change, or die the death of irrelevance which already draws daily nearer. In the meantime, the average man on the street will never be heard from; whether he is aware of any history or not (very likely not), though, he is not quite so stupid as to buy into this most farcical of Big Lies, whether or not he was successfully tricked by the Iraq theatrics. I offer in support of this optimistic-sounding statement the complete failure of the Syria theatrical (media) campaign.

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  27. The claims by various government entities that Russia has influenced the American election is so ludicrous that it is a farce, and will further contribute to the widespreat distust of the mainstream media. I think that a major reason for Hillary Clinton’s loss was the outlandish, blatant bias of the media in favor of Clinton. But the increasing anger and disgust of the electorate at such a dishonest media increased the opposition to Clinton in exact proportion to the daily lies.
    The U.S. media is completely and thoroughly disgraced and discredited. It has increased its own decline; it is suicide actually.
    In fact, there is no U.S. media. There is only a corrupt, subversive propaganda arm of the thousands of Israeli supporters in the govt. As Lucinda Williams so aptly says in a recent song, that’s the truth my friend, the ugly truth my friend.
    Every empire in history has collapsed, most often from within. Will the U.S. be the next empire to collapse. I hope not, but the unrelenting fifth column within is working unceasingly while most Americans have no idea. Most can’t find Spain on a map.
    Not to grieve though. This is the way of all flesh.

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    • Replies: @Carroll Price
    Spot on. My own thoughts are that when it comes to the MSM and the average American, a tipping point has been reached and passed. With results being that the more shrill and desperate the MSM becomes in attempting to regain lost credibility, the more obvious and transparent their propaganda becomes.
  28. @Avery
    {He shouted Allahu Akbar (in Arabic) and said that the assassination was in retaliation for Russian actions in Syria. Genuine Arab terrorist or false flag?}

    Not Arabic: Turkish.
    Not Arab terrorist: Turk terrorist.
    The attacker has been identified as a 22 year old Turk.
    Member of Police special squad.

    And yeah, there will be ramifications.
    Turkish government not providing security for the ambassador.
    A Turk police officer, active member of a special police squad, in effect an employee of the Turkish Gov, being the murderer.

    Thank you for the corrections–my information came from early TV reports.

    Didn’t World War I start with an assassination?

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    • Replies: @Avery
    {Didn’t World War I start with an assassination?}

    Yes: assassination of an Archduke.

    I don' t think Russia will start a war over this, but am pretty sure they'll do something. Killing an ambassador is a pretty big deal. They don't forget.
    Years after Chechen terrorist leaders had escaped and settled in Turkey and felt safe, Moscow sent FSB hit-teams to take out a bunch of them. And all the hit-teams got away clean.

    So payback to Turks may be delayed, but there will be retribution, since it was the responsibility of Turkish government to provide security for such an obvious Russia target.
    , @jacques sheete

    Didn’t World War I start with an assassination?

     

    Good grief.

    How can anyone still believe that nonsense?

    First task: Define "start."
  29. Do you ever wonder why the CIA, a supposedly outward looking agency, has so much insight into domestic US matters?

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  30. @Diversity Heretic
    Thank you for the corrections--my information came from early TV reports.

    Didn't World War I start with an assassination?

    {Didn’t World War I start with an assassination?}

    Yes: assassination of an Archduke.

    I don’ t think Russia will start a war over this, but am pretty sure they’ll do something. Killing an ambassador is a pretty big deal. They don’t forget.
    Years after Chechen terrorist leaders had escaped and settled in Turkey and felt safe, Moscow sent FSB hit-teams to take out a bunch of them. And all the hit-teams got away clean.

    So payback to Turks may be delayed, but there will be retribution, since it was the responsibility of Turkish government to provide security for such an obvious Russia target.

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  31. @Carroll Price
    Why is it that an imaginary cyber attack supported by no evidence is accepted as fact, while a false-flag attack like 9/11, supported by volumes of evidence, is dismissed as a wild conspiracy theory?

    Good point Carroll and succinctly put. Quartermaster however might require some trepanning to open his mind enough to absorb it.

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  32. @Avery
    {He shouted Allahu Akbar (in Arabic) and said that the assassination was in retaliation for Russian actions in Syria. Genuine Arab terrorist or false flag?}

    Not Arabic: Turkish.
    Not Arab terrorist: Turk terrorist.
    The attacker has been identified as a 22 year old Turk.
    Member of Police special squad.

    And yeah, there will be ramifications.
    Turkish government not providing security for the ambassador.
    A Turk police officer, active member of a special police squad, in effect an employee of the Turkish Gov, being the murderer.

    I would imagine this act will serve to completely nip in the bud the resurgent tourism of Russians visiting Turkey. I wonder if, had Greece gone for Grexit, the Russians would now be getting their vacation bargains in Greece instead?

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    Russians shouldn't have enriched Turkey with their tourism before this. And they shouldn't now.

    Love to see Europe and Russia reach a rapprochement, including an end to European sanctions against Russia, an end to Europeans interfering in eastern Ukraine, and an end to European troops doing exercises outside their own countries near the borders of Russia. Know it is unlikely in near future, but things have to change. Russians could then wisely spend their vacations and money in Germany, France, etc. instead of turkey.

    Then again, if Germany and France don't wake up and expel their invaders soon, they'll be as Muslim as turkey within decades, and no longer good vacation destinations or cultural allies for Russians either.

    USA, Europe, and Russia need to get together and defend their cultures, lands, and interests against Turkey, China, and other untrustworthy anti white anti Christian powers. The western countries and Russia need each other for much more than tourism and trade, although these too need to be bolstered in both directions.
  33. @William
    The claims by various government entities that Russia has influenced the American election is so ludicrous that it is a farce, and will further contribute to the widespreat distust of the mainstream media. I think that a major reason for Hillary Clinton's loss was the outlandish, blatant bias of the media in favor of Clinton. But the increasing anger and disgust of the electorate at such a dishonest media increased the opposition to Clinton in exact proportion to the daily lies.
    The U.S. media is completely and thoroughly disgraced and discredited. It has increased its own decline; it is suicide actually.
    In fact, there is no U.S. media. There is only a corrupt, subversive propaganda arm of the thousands of Israeli supporters in the govt. As Lucinda Williams so aptly says in a recent song, that's the truth my friend, the ugly truth my friend.
    Every empire in history has collapsed, most often from within. Will the U.S. be the next empire to collapse. I hope not, but the unrelenting fifth column within is working unceasingly while most Americans have no idea. Most can't find Spain on a map.
    Not to grieve though. This is the way of all flesh.

    Spot on. My own thoughts are that when it comes to the MSM and the average American, a tipping point has been reached and passed. With results being that the more shrill and desperate the MSM becomes in attempting to regain lost credibility, the more obvious and transparent their propaganda becomes.

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  34. @Quartermaster
    Perhaps because the accusation that 911 wasn't a false flag. It was ridiculous to go after Iraq when they had nothing to do with an attack staged by Saudi nationals. There is no evidence that 911 was a false flag except in the minds of the credulous and gullible.

    There is no evidence that 911 was a false flag except in the minds of the credulous and gullible.

    Who’s credulous and gullible? Tsk, tsk.

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  35. @Diversity Heretic
    Thank you for the corrections--my information came from early TV reports.

    Didn't World War I start with an assassination?

    Didn’t World War I start with an assassination?

    Good grief.

    How can anyone still believe that nonsense?

    First task: Define “start.”

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    It was the spark that ignited the tinder. I think it's known that the assassins were Serbian intelligence assets.
  36. @NoseytheDuke
    I would imagine this act will serve to completely nip in the bud the resurgent tourism of Russians visiting Turkey. I wonder if, had Greece gone for Grexit, the Russians would now be getting their vacation bargains in Greece instead?

    Russians shouldn’t have enriched Turkey with their tourism before this. And they shouldn’t now.

    Love to see Europe and Russia reach a rapprochement, including an end to European sanctions against Russia, an end to Europeans interfering in eastern Ukraine, and an end to European troops doing exercises outside their own countries near the borders of Russia. Know it is unlikely in near future, but things have to change. Russians could then wisely spend their vacations and money in Germany, France, etc. instead of turkey.

    Then again, if Germany and France don’t wake up and expel their invaders soon, they’ll be as Muslim as turkey within decades, and no longer good vacation destinations or cultural allies for Russians either.

    USA, Europe, and Russia need to get together and defend their cultures, lands, and interests against Turkey, China, and other untrustworthy anti white anti Christian powers. The western countries and Russia need each other for much more than tourism and trade, although these too need to be bolstered in both directions.

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  37. the overthrow of Ukraine’s elected pro-Russian government

    Yanukovich was never pro-Russian, stop repeating that utter nonsense, please. Yanukovich has always been pro-Ukrainian. Yanukovich was the very man who backed and pushed the “EU assossiation” strongly, and this is just one example of him. Moderate Ukrainian nationalists have been overthrown by radical Ukrainian nationalists, to call the things by their names.

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  38. @jacques sheete

    Didn’t World War I start with an assassination?

     

    Good grief.

    How can anyone still believe that nonsense?

    First task: Define "start."

    It was the spark that ignited the tinder. I think it’s known that the assassins were Serbian intelligence assets.

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  40. I see where Mr. O has sanctioned Russia for hacking HRCs election. Wow. No evidence, none provided but when did this war criminal, sociopath need evidence? The FBI denied hacking charges until rogue agents came out of the closet and provided no proof. CIA rogue agents (no names and no evidence) swore Russia and Putin were responsible. A UK professional stated he was given the data by a DP disenchanted insider, and that was ignored. Snowden stated Russia was not involved. Assange stated the same thing.

    But O is to be trusted. Like Bush 2 and WMDs in Iraq. Sure.

    This Russian fear tactic has been going on for decades and is no different now. HRC swore on regime change in Russia, Iran, and Syria. She also promised to use use nukes to bring that about. The US has hacked, bribed, blackmailed, assassinated, kidnapped, removed in countless countries over the decades since WW2. Even if this were true (which I don’t believe for one second), then turn about would be fair play. Much deserved. Putin has been threatened. His country and his people have been threatened. His allies have been threatened.

    The upside to all of this. Trump will toss out the sanctions when he takes office. O has shown his true colors at this end game. He will not be missed. He never should have embraced HRC. Doing so really destroyed whatever his legacy (horrible) might have been. She lost the election because of who and what she was/is.

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