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The most corrupt government on earth, a government so utterly corrupt that it allows former executives of a handful of corrupt mega-banks to run the economic policy of the US solely in the interest of their banks, denying tens of millions of American retirees any interest income on their savings for 7 years and denying hard-pressed Social Security recipients any cost-of-living adjustments by falsifying inflation measures, a government so totally corrupt that it has destroyed seven countries and millions of Muslims solely on the basis of lies, this irredeemably corrupt government has accused the most admired political leader on earth of corruption.
http://russia-insider.com/en/putin-corrupt-proclaims-most-corrupt-govt-earth/ri12490

The entire world outside brainwashed America, its EU vassals, and Nazified Ukraine is laughing.

The United States, once admired, then feared, is now the laughing stock of the world. The CIA-controlled German media is being abandoned by the German people who have figured out that their media is nothing but a Washington propaganda operation against Russia. The backlash is so strong that the German media might not survive. http://russia-insider.com/en/germany/germans-abandon-major-news-sites-anger-over-slanted-russia-coverage/ri885

Here is Stephen Lendman’s take on Washington’s latest attempt to demonize Putin:

Phony US Claims About Putin’s Corruption

by Stephen Lendman

Relentless US Putin bashing persists, reckless accusations made – including invading Ukraine and murder, evidence backing up claims absent. None exists.

Putin is vilified for forthrightly defending Russian sovereign independence, supporting a multi-polar world, and challenging Washington’s imperial agenda – at the same time seeking world peace and stability along with mutual cooperation among all nations.

Comments by US officials reflect administration policy. Britain’s BBC is state-owned, controlled and operated. Propaganda substitutes for credible news and information.

Its correspondent Richard Bilton asked US Treasury Department Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) director Adam Szubin “if Putin is corrupt.”

He lied, saying “(i)n our view, yes. . . He supposedly draws a state salary of something like $110,000 a year.”

“That is not an accurate statement of the man’s wealth, and he has long time training and practices in terms of how to mask his actual wealth.”

With no corroborating evidence, Szubin claimed Washington has known for “many, many years he’s been “enriching his friends, his close allies, and marginalizing those who he doesn’t view as friends using state assets.”

“Whether that’s Russia’s energy wealth, whether it’s other state contracts, he directs those to whom he believes will serve him and excludes those who don’t. To me, that is a picture of corruption.”

The reliable Saker justifiably calls Putin “one of the greatest Russian leaders ever.” He “secured his place in history.”

“(I)n a little over a decade, he brought her back as a world power capable of successfully challenging the AngloZionist Empire.”

His overwhelming 90% popularity reflects it, even during current economic hard times because of low oil prices perhaps heading lower.

At the same time, he hasn’t so far been able to change a US-created system established during the Yeltsin years. In the 1990s, so-called Western “advisers” turned post-Soviet Russia “into a US colony.”

Reforming its economy remains Putin’s most pressing internal challenge. He’s part of the solution, not the problem.

Szubin’s accusation is part of Washington’s longstanding campaign to vilify him. It’s had no effect on the vast majority of Russians supporting him – nor on his status as arguably the world’s most preeminent geopolitical leader, a master chess player, making Obama look buffoon-like in comparison.

Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov dismissed Szubin’s accusation, calling it “pure fiction,” Britain is complicit in vilifying him.

A BBC Panorama documentary focused on his “wallet,” his alleged “secret riches,” providing no evidence of his involvement in corruption – accusations without credibility.

Throughout his presidential years, he’s been irresponsibly bashed – Western presstitutes repeating state-sponsored misinformation and Big Lies.

All independent leaders Washington doesn’t control are targeted the same way – especially ones courageous enough to challenge its imperial agenda responsibly.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.

His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com.

(Republished from PaulCraigRoberts.org by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. I don’t worship at the church of Saint Vladimir, and find the near messianic status he has acquired in the West to be more than a little dubious. Russia is a superpower and acts accordingly, just like China and the US. Putin is not the savior of humanity.

    But whatever you think of Putin, it is truly wonderful to see so many people reject the relentless mass media campaign to demonize Putin and Russia and come to their own conclusions, even if those conclusions may be questionable. It is a sign that people are waking up and realizing that they are being lied to by a venal media establishment that serves no one but most corrupt and undemocratic interests in the West. If they are now taking that awareness one step further and boycotting the media, I can think of nothing more powerful people can do as individuals that is as risk and cost free yet strikes so directly at one of the primary means the system has of manipulating the populace.

    I wonder if Mr Roberts would be willing to use the credibility he has established among leftists and conservatives to call for a boycott of the media? Such a boycott campaign doesn’t need to be centered around some major organization, but simply an individual act people can be encouraged to do on their own just as people seem to be doing in Germany. If you starve the beast it will die, and the system will have to bail out its propaganda wing finally eliminating any pretense of a “free press” or find some other means to brainwash us.

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  2. From a US Deep State PR center, all these Putin accusations are fed into a network on talking heads worldwide, the talking heads of presstitute media of countries whose leaders are the puppets of the US, and ultimately of Israel. So, all these good looking and empty headed parrots will read the sewage news as God-given truths about Putin to the brainwashed messes. Idiocracy at its best.

    But will they be able to deflect the populations’ boiling frustration against own greedy and corrupt elites towards Putin and Russia? Can they start a big war to save themselves? Or are at least the Germans truly waking up to their “own” media (run by US and Israel)?

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  3. Putin’s and Obama’s approval ratings, side-by-side.

    http://www.thepeoplesvoice.org/TPV3/Voices.php/2014/12/30/putin-s-approval-rating-v-obama-s

    In Oct 2015, Putin’s approval rating reached 89.9%.

    The more venom lying Neocon MSM scum spews against Putin, the more Russian people – who are the only ones that matter – approve of Putin.

    Meanwhile, here in America, our corrupt and corrupted institutions are subjects of well deserved contempt by the American people.
    [Public Faith in Congress Falls Again, Hits Historic Low]

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/171710/public-faith-congress-falls-again-hits-historic-low.aspx

    {WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans’ confidence in Congress has sunk to a new low. Seven percent of Americans say they have “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in Congress as an American institution, down from the previous low of 10% in 2013. This confidence is starkly different from the 42% in 1973, the first year Gallup began asking the question.}

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  4. For the West, the demonization of Vladimir Putin is not a policy; it is an alibi for the absence of one. — Henry Kissinger.

    The Great Satan himself agrees!

    http://tinyurl.com/ntgjl94

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  5. Roberts challenges the claim that Putin is financially corrupt by pointing out that he is popular.

    Popular leaders can’t be financially corrupt? You want a list?

    One of the greatest Russian leaders ever? True, but not a high bar.

    My previous statement remains. Most Russian leaders of the last 100 year left office in a state of total mental collapse. Nicholas, Lenin, Stalin, Brezhnev, Chernenko, Yeltsin.

    Putin? We’ll see.

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    • Replies: @Avery
    {Most Russian leaders of the last 100 year left office in a state of total mental collapse.}

    Tsar Nicholas (and his entire family) was murdered by Bolsheviks.
    He did not "leave" office in a so-called "total mental collapse".

    Lenin was a foreign virus - Bolshevik/Bolshevism - injected into Orthodox Christian Russia to destroy it.
    He was part Jewish, part Tatar, part Russian.
    He died in office.
    He did not "leave" office in a so-called "total mental collapse".

    No need to go over the rest of the nonsense you assert.
    You clearly know nothing about USSR, Russia, or Russian history.

    {One of the greatest Russian leaders ever? True, but not a high bar.}

    When a leader of a country inherits a state in near total collapse, on her knees, looted by Western Neocon criminals of $100s of billions, its military in shambles.....and in a few short years confronts the combined forces of Neocons (US, UK, France, Turkey, NATO,.....Saudi Arabia, Wahhabists,...) in distant Syria and checkmates them there - he is a great leader.
    No matter what bar you use.
  6. Putin is corrupt. The Russian mafia and the Russian state are one. There is, however, irony in the US FedGov calling Putin corrupt.

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    • Replies: @Avery
    Putin is not corrupt: he is an honest Russian patriot.
    Unlike many US politicians and Presidents whose loyalty is to foreign interests and multinational corporations.

    The Russian state is the Russian state.
    There is no so-called Russian mafia.
    Russian criminals and gangsters are Russian criminals and gangsters.
  7. @Quartermaster
    Putin is corrupt. The Russian mafia and the Russian state are one. There is, however, irony in the US FedGov calling Putin corrupt.

    Putin is not corrupt: he is an honest Russian patriot.
    Unlike many US politicians and Presidents whose loyalty is to foreign interests and multinational corporations.

    The Russian state is the Russian state.
    There is no so-called Russian mafia.
    Russian criminals and gangsters are Russian criminals and gangsters.

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  8. @anony-mouse
    Roberts challenges the claim that Putin is financially corrupt by pointing out that he is popular.

    Popular leaders can't be financially corrupt? You want a list?

    One of the greatest Russian leaders ever? True, but not a high bar.

    My previous statement remains. Most Russian leaders of the last 100 year left office in a state of total mental collapse. Nicholas, Lenin, Stalin, Brezhnev, Chernenko, Yeltsin.

    Putin? We'll see.

    {Most Russian leaders of the last 100 year left office in a state of total mental collapse.}

    Tsar Nicholas (and his entire family) was murdered by Bolsheviks.
    He did not “leave” office in a so-called “total mental collapse”.

    Lenin was a foreign virus – Bolshevik/Bolshevism – injected into Orthodox Christian Russia to destroy it.
    He was part Jewish, part Tatar, part Russian.
    He died in office.
    He did not “leave” office in a so-called “total mental collapse”.

    No need to go over the rest of the nonsense you assert.
    You clearly know nothing about USSR, Russia, or Russian history.

    {One of the greatest Russian leaders ever? True, but not a high bar.}

    When a leader of a country inherits a state in near total collapse, on her knees, looted by Western Neocon criminals of $100s of billions, its military in shambles…..and in a few short years confronts the combined forces of Neocons (US, UK, France, Turkey, NATO,…..Saudi Arabia, Wahhabists,…) in distant Syria and checkmates them there – he is a great leader.
    No matter what bar you use.

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    • Replies: @Orville H. Larson
    "When a leader of a country inherits a state in near total collapse, on her knees, looted by Western Neocon criminals of $100s of billions, its military in shambles. . . .and in a few short years confronts the combined forces of Neocons (US, UK, France, Turkey, NATO,. . . .Saudi Arabia, Wahhabists, . . . .) in distant Syria and checkmates them there--he is a great leader. No matter what bar you use."

    That's for damn sure. And Vlad Putin isn't attacking countries thousands of miles from his own, he's not dropping drones on other countries. . . .
    , @anony-mouse
    1/Here is a photo of Lenin who supposedly wasn't in a state of mental collapse: http://rarehistoricalphotos.com/vladimir-lenins-last-photo-he-had-had-three-strokes-at-this-point-and-was-completely-mute-1923/

    2/ The Tsar left office by abdicating not by being murdered. Do people abdicate normally in a state of mental wellness?

    3/ If Lenin wasn't a real Russian by ancestry how was the half-Danish- (almost) half-German Nicholas a real Russian.

    Lenin had far more Russian ancestry than Nicholas.

    And Nicholas had almost as much German ancestry as the Kaiser.

    4/ 'Lenin was a foreign virus – Bolshevik/Bolshevism – injected into Orthodox Christian Russia to destroy it.'

    That would have been by his Lutheran cousin. Nice fellow BTW.
  9. @Avery
    {Most Russian leaders of the last 100 year left office in a state of total mental collapse.}

    Tsar Nicholas (and his entire family) was murdered by Bolsheviks.
    He did not "leave" office in a so-called "total mental collapse".

    Lenin was a foreign virus - Bolshevik/Bolshevism - injected into Orthodox Christian Russia to destroy it.
    He was part Jewish, part Tatar, part Russian.
    He died in office.
    He did not "leave" office in a so-called "total mental collapse".

    No need to go over the rest of the nonsense you assert.
    You clearly know nothing about USSR, Russia, or Russian history.

    {One of the greatest Russian leaders ever? True, but not a high bar.}

    When a leader of a country inherits a state in near total collapse, on her knees, looted by Western Neocon criminals of $100s of billions, its military in shambles.....and in a few short years confronts the combined forces of Neocons (US, UK, France, Turkey, NATO,.....Saudi Arabia, Wahhabists,...) in distant Syria and checkmates them there - he is a great leader.
    No matter what bar you use.

    “When a leader of a country inherits a state in near total collapse, on her knees, looted by Western Neocon criminals of $100s of billions, its military in shambles. . . .and in a few short years confronts the combined forces of Neocons (US, UK, France, Turkey, NATO,. . . .Saudi Arabia, Wahhabists, . . . .) in distant Syria and checkmates them there–he is a great leader. No matter what bar you use.”

    That’s for damn sure. And Vlad Putin isn’t attacking countries thousands of miles from his own, he’s not dropping drones on other countries. . . .

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  10. Another great article by Dr.Roberts, a man who tells it like it is.

    ZUSA is certainly one of if not the most corrupt country in the world.

    From the obscene “defense” budgets and all the war profiteers in the industrial military complex, to the banksters to the ridiculously rigged political system and so on… the cute thing is that quite a bit of the corruption is done quite within the ‘law’. That is nice, ain’t it?

    Last but not least the ‘empire of chaos’ largely controls the msm media & these ‘transparency’ organizations and its network of ‘repeaters’ throughout the globe, so it makes it easy for it to publicize which countries r the alleged most corrupt ones.
    Interestingly, all major US competitors on the international arena, are deemed to be very corrupt, much more so than ZUSA. No surprises there…

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  11. @Avery
    {Most Russian leaders of the last 100 year left office in a state of total mental collapse.}

    Tsar Nicholas (and his entire family) was murdered by Bolsheviks.
    He did not "leave" office in a so-called "total mental collapse".

    Lenin was a foreign virus - Bolshevik/Bolshevism - injected into Orthodox Christian Russia to destroy it.
    He was part Jewish, part Tatar, part Russian.
    He died in office.
    He did not "leave" office in a so-called "total mental collapse".

    No need to go over the rest of the nonsense you assert.
    You clearly know nothing about USSR, Russia, or Russian history.

    {One of the greatest Russian leaders ever? True, but not a high bar.}

    When a leader of a country inherits a state in near total collapse, on her knees, looted by Western Neocon criminals of $100s of billions, its military in shambles.....and in a few short years confronts the combined forces of Neocons (US, UK, France, Turkey, NATO,.....Saudi Arabia, Wahhabists,...) in distant Syria and checkmates them there - he is a great leader.
    No matter what bar you use.

    1/Here is a photo of Lenin who supposedly wasn’t in a state of mental collapse: http://rarehistoricalphotos.com/vladimir-lenins-last-photo-he-had-had-three-strokes-at-this-point-and-was-completely-mute-1923/

    2/ The Tsar left office by abdicating not by being murdered. Do people abdicate normally in a state of mental wellness?

    3/ If Lenin wasn’t a real Russian by ancestry how was the half-Danish- (almost) half-German Nicholas a real Russian.

    Lenin had far more Russian ancestry than Nicholas.

    And Nicholas had almost as much German ancestry as the Kaiser.

    4/ ‘Lenin was a foreign virus – Bolshevik/Bolshevism – injected into Orthodox Christian Russia to destroy it.’

    That would have been by his Lutheran cousin. Nice fellow BTW.

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    • Replies: @Avery
    Is abdicating the same as being in a state of mental collapse in your mind?
    Is having a stroke the same as being in a state of mental collapse in your mind?

    Did Lincoln have a mental collapse when he was assassinated ?
    How about Kennedy.
    Did Nixon have a mental collapse when he was forced to resign?
    Reagan claimed he didn't remember very important things: not a mental collapse?

    You know nothing about Russia.
    , @Avery
    [List of United States presidential assassination attempts and plots]
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_presidential_assassination_attempts_and_plots

    4 US Presidents assassinated in office.
    2 POTUS deaths in office rumoured to be assassinations.
    A dozen assassination attempts.

    What low bar were you talking about again?

  12. @anony-mouse
    1/Here is a photo of Lenin who supposedly wasn't in a state of mental collapse: http://rarehistoricalphotos.com/vladimir-lenins-last-photo-he-had-had-three-strokes-at-this-point-and-was-completely-mute-1923/

    2/ The Tsar left office by abdicating not by being murdered. Do people abdicate normally in a state of mental wellness?

    3/ If Lenin wasn't a real Russian by ancestry how was the half-Danish- (almost) half-German Nicholas a real Russian.

    Lenin had far more Russian ancestry than Nicholas.

    And Nicholas had almost as much German ancestry as the Kaiser.

    4/ 'Lenin was a foreign virus – Bolshevik/Bolshevism – injected into Orthodox Christian Russia to destroy it.'

    That would have been by his Lutheran cousin. Nice fellow BTW.

    Is abdicating the same as being in a state of mental collapse in your mind?
    Is having a stroke the same as being in a state of mental collapse in your mind?

    Did Lincoln have a mental collapse when he was assassinated ?
    How about Kennedy.
    Did Nixon have a mental collapse when he was forced to resign?
    Reagan claimed he didn’t remember very important things: not a mental collapse?

    You know nothing about Russia.

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  13. @anony-mouse
    1/Here is a photo of Lenin who supposedly wasn't in a state of mental collapse: http://rarehistoricalphotos.com/vladimir-lenins-last-photo-he-had-had-three-strokes-at-this-point-and-was-completely-mute-1923/

    2/ The Tsar left office by abdicating not by being murdered. Do people abdicate normally in a state of mental wellness?

    3/ If Lenin wasn't a real Russian by ancestry how was the half-Danish- (almost) half-German Nicholas a real Russian.

    Lenin had far more Russian ancestry than Nicholas.

    And Nicholas had almost as much German ancestry as the Kaiser.

    4/ 'Lenin was a foreign virus – Bolshevik/Bolshevism – injected into Orthodox Christian Russia to destroy it.'

    That would have been by his Lutheran cousin. Nice fellow BTW.

    [List of United States presidential assassination attempts and plots]

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

    4 US Presidents assassinated in office.
    2 POTUS deaths in office rumoured to be assassinations.
    A dozen assassination attempts.

    What low bar were you talking about again?

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