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Foreign Affairs is the publication of the elitist Council on Foreign Relations, a collection of former and current government officials, academics, and corporate and financial executives who regard themselves as the custodian and formulator of US foreign policy. The publication of the council carries the heavy weight of authority. One doesn’t expect to find humor in it, but I found myself roaring with laughter while reading an article in the February 5 online issue by Alexander J. Motyl, “Goodbye, Putin: Why the President’s Days Are Numbered.”

I assumed I was reading a clever parody of Washington’s anti-Putin propaganda. Absurd statement followed absurd statement. It was better than Colbert. I couldn’t stop laughing.

To my dismay I discovered that the absolute gibberish wasn’t a parody of Washington’s propaganda. Motyl, an ardent Ukrainian nationalist, is a professor at Rutgers University and was not joking when he wrote that Putin had stolen $45 billion, that Putin was resurrecting the Soviet Empire, that Putin had troops and tanks in Ukraine and had started the war in Ukraine, that Putin is an authoritarian whose regime is “exceedingly brittle” and subject to being overthrown at any time by the people Putin has bought off with revenues from the former high oil price, or by “an Orange Revolution in Moscow” in which Putin is overthrown by Washington orchestrated demonstrations by US financed NGOs as in Ukraine, or by a coup d’etat by Putin’s Praetorial guards. And if none of this sends Putin goodbye, the North Caucasus, Chechnya, Ingushetia, Dagestan, and the Crimean Tarters are spinning out of control and will do Washington’s will by unseating Putin. Only the West’s friendly relationship with Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakstan can shield “the rest of the world from Putin’s disastrous legacy of ruin.”

When confronted with this level of ignorant nonsense in what is alleged to be a respectable publication, we experience the degradation of the Western political and media elite. To argue with nonsense is pointless.

What we see here with Motyl is the purest expression of the blatant propagandistic lies that flow continually from the likes of Fox “News,” Sean Hannity, the neocon warmongers, the White House, and executive branch and congressional personnel beholden to the military/security complex.

The lies are too much even for Henry Kissinger.

As Stephen Lendman, who documents the ever growing anti-Russian propaganda, honestly states: “America’s war on the world rages. Humanity’s greatest challenge is stopping this monster before it destroys everyone.”

The absurdity of it all! Even a moron knows that if Russia is going to put tanks and troops into Ukraine, Russia will put in enough to do the job. The war would be over in a few days if not in a few hours. As Putin himself said some months ago, if the Russian military enters Ukraine, the news will not be the fate of Donetsk or Mauriupol, but the fall of Kiev and Lviv.

ORDER IT NOW

Former US Ambassador to the Soviet Union (1987-91) Jack Matlock cautioned against the crazed propagandistic attack against Russia in his speech at the National Press Club on February 11. Matlock is astonished by the dismissal of Russia as merely “a regional power” of little consequence to the powerful US military. No country, Matlock says, armed with numerous, accurate, and mobile ICBMs is limited to regional power. This is the kind of hubristic miscalculation that ends in world destruction.

Matlock also notes that the entirely of Ukraine, like Crimea, has been part of Russia for centuries and that Washington and NATO have no business being in Ukraine.

He also points out the violations of promises made to Russia not to expand NATO eastward and how this and other acts of US aggression toward Russia have recreated the lack of trust between the two powers that Reagan worked successfully to overcome.

Reagan’s politeness toward the Soviet leadership and refusal to personalize differences created an era of cooperation that the morons who are Reagan’s successors have thrown away, thus renewing the threat of nuclear war that Reagan and Gorbachev had ended.

Washington’s foreign policy, Matlock says, is autistic, which he defines as impaired social interaction, failed communication, and restricted and repetitive behavior.

Read Matlock: http://www.larouchepub.com/eiw/public/2015/2015_1-9/2015-08/pdf/10-14_4208.pdf

Don’t bother with the utter fool Motyl: http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/142840/alexander-j-motyl/goodbye-putin

(Republished from PaulCraigRoberts.org by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. War for Blair Mountain [AKA "Bill Blizzard and his Men"] says:

    There are only three options:

    1)nuclear annihilation of the Human Species

    2)the Human Species comes to within 60 seconds of nuclear annihilation…only dum luck prevents the permanent extinction of The Human Species…then China intervenes and talks sense to the Obama Administration…there are dubious assumptions that I am making about this scenario…

    3)If 2 happens…then the issue is resolved with the Balkan Conflict Frozen Model.

    However……..Victoria Nuland….Susan Rice…and the very repellant ugly Irish Skank Samantha Powers…are all violent psychopathic Serial Killers….which means:the three of them will exterminate as many Conservative Orthodox Christian Russian Speaking Ukranians as is necessary to provoke Vladimir Putin into a full-scale invasion of Eastern Ukraine….this will trigger a direct Military confrontation with NATO and the US Military:10…9…8…7…6…5…4…3…2…1…HERE’S F……g MIRV

    Are there any Human Beings left in the US Military Officer Corp at the Colonel level?,.,Very unlikely…they have been screened out, and driven out by homo marriage enthusiasts-toadies who want impose homo filth marriage on the Conservative Orthodox Christian Russian People….and this includes Pussy Riots right to urinate on Conservative Orthodox Christian Russian Church Altars.

    There is no antiwar movement in the US….Fantasy football is the NEW “Christian” Religion in the US!!! and don’t forget that JAYSUS IS A ROLL TIDE FAN!!!!!!

  2. As always, a very insightful and truthful column from Paul Craig Roberts. The Neocons that crawled into the government during the Reagan years have certainly managed to gain control of the whole country. I’m hoping that the rest of the world will drive us back to our shores and force us to stay here. Putin may be the leader to do it.

  3. hbm says:

    Putin’s haters are ethnoreligious fanatics, and in their fevered collective psyche he is the latest manifestation of Haman.

    Recently on the internet someplace there was a bit of hasbara (from a hgedge-fund manager, no less) claiming Putin had stolen so much from the Russian people that he was possibly the world’s wealthiest man.

    I remembered that, recently, the same exact claim had been leveled at Ghadaffi– that he was the world’s wealthiest man. Google revealed that this was also a claim these usual suspects had also made against Saddam– and even old Hitler himself.

    How are we so stupid that these people can convince us so easily that their ethno-enemy is the one doing to us what they themselves have done and are doing? How can we not see how sick and evil these creatures are?

  4. JP says:

    – “Matlock also notes that the entirely of Ukraine, like Crimea, has been part of Russia for centuries and that Washington and NATO have no business being in Ukraine.”
    So what, Crimea has been a part of Ukraine for at least the last 50 years, until it was taken by the russians. Are we going to re draw borders based on the distant past? .People may not like it, but Ukraine is recognized as an independent country by the international comunity.
    Yes, Nato and the USA have no business being in Ukraine.

    – “He also points out the violations of promises made to Russia not to expand NATO eastward and how this and other acts of US aggression toward Russia have recreated the lack of trust between the two powers that Reagan worked successfully to overcome.”
    True

    – “The absurdity of it all! Even a moron knows that if Russia is going to put tanks and troops into Ukraine, Russia will put in enough to do the job. The war would be over in a few days if not in a few hours. As Putin himself said some months ago, if the Russian military enters Ukraine, the news will not be the fate of Donetsk or Mauriupol, but the fall of Kiev and Lviv.”
    So I´d rather be called a moron, obviously there are Rusian military involved in the conflicts in Eastern Ukrania.Putin is not interested in openly invade and anex Ukraine, his objectives lie in Crimea/Eastern Ukraine”

    Yes, Putin resents the fall of the Soviet Union.

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