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Those hapless individuals who run the United States are again slipping into a fantasy world where Americans are besieged by imaginary threats coming from both inside and outside the country. Of course, it is particularly convenient to warn of foreign threats, as it makes the people in government seem relevant and needed, but one might recommend that the tune be changed as it is getting a bit boring. After all, there are only so many hours in the day and Russian President Vladimir Putin must pause occasionally to eat or sleep, so the plotting to destroy American democracy must be on hold at least some of the time.

Yes, anonymous sources and the guys and gals who made the Iraq war a reality are now claiming that the Kremlin is at it again! Hints over the past year that Putin might try to replay 2016 in 2020 only do it better this time have now been confirmed! Per one news report the enemy is already at the gates: “U.S. intelligence officials told lawmakers last week that Russia is interfering in the 2020 election campaign by aiming to cast doubt on the integrity of the vote and boost President Donald Trump’s re-election.”

And there’s more! In a New York Times article headlined “Same Goal, Different Playbook: Why Russia Would Support Trump and Sanders: Vladimir Putin is eager both to take the sheen off U.S. democracy and for a counterpart who is less likely to challenge his territorial and nuclear ambitions,” it was revealed that the Kremlin is intending to also help Bernie Sanders, so whichever way the election goes they win.

According to the Times Bernie has been “warn[ed]… of evidence that he is the Russian president’s favorite Democrat.” The article then goes on to explain, relying on its anonymous sources, that “…to the intelligence analysts and outside experts who have spent the past three years dissecting Russian motives in the 2016 election, and who tried to limit the effect of Moscow’s meddling in the 2018 midterms, what is unfolding in 2020 makes perfect sense. Mr. Trump and Mr. Sanders represent the most divergent ends of their respective parties, and both are backed by supporters known more for their passion than their policy rigor, which makes them ripe for exploitation by Russian trolls, disinformation specialists and hackers for hire seeking to widen divisions in American society.”

The Times article was written by David Sanger, the paper’s venerable national security correspondent. He is reliably wedded to Establishment views of the Russian threat, as is his newspaper, and strikes rock bottom in his assessment when he cites none other than “Victoria Nuland, who in a long diplomatic career had served both Republican and Democratic administrations, and had her phone calls intercepted and broadcast by Russian intelligence services.” Nuland, clearly the victim of a nefarious Russian intelligence operation that recorded her saying “fuck the EU,” opined that “Any figures that radicalize politics and do harm to center views and unity in the United States are good for Putin’s Russia.” Nuland is perhaps best known for her role in spending $5 billion in U.S. taxpayer money to overthrow the legitimate government of Ukraine. She is married to leading neoconservative Robert Kagan, which Sanger fails to mention, and is currently a nonresident fellow at the liberal interventionist Brookings Institution. She also works at former Clinton Secretary of State Madeleine Albright’s consultancy, presumably for the Benjamins. Albright, one might recall, thought that killing 500,000 Iraqi children through U.S. sanctions was “worth it.”

Given the fact that Russia will have very limited resources in their effort to corrupt American democracy, which is, by the way, doing a very good job of self-destruction without any outside help, how exactly will they do it? Sanger explains “As they focus on evading more vigilant government agencies and technology companies trying to identify and counter malicious online activity, the Russians are boring into Iranian cyberoffense units, apparently so that they can initiate attacks that look as if they originate in Iran — which itself has shown interest in messing with the American electoral process… And, in one of the most effective twists, they are feeding disinformation to unsuspecting Americans on Facebook and other social media. By seeding conspiracy theories and baseless claims on the platforms, Russians hope everyday Americans will retransmit those falsehoods from their own accounts. That is an attempt to elude Facebook’s efforts to remove disinformation, which it can do more easily when it flags ‘inauthentic activity,’ like Russians posing as Americans. It is much harder to ban the words of real Americans, who may be parroting a Russian story line, even unintentionally.”

So those wily Russians are making themselves look like Iranians and they are planning on “feeding disinformation” to “unsuspecting Americans” consisting of “conspiracy theories” and “baseless claims.” Sounds like a plan to me as the various occupants of the White House and Congress have been doing exactly that for the past twenty years. That we had a national election in 2016 in which a reality television personality ran against an unindicted criminal would seem to indicate that the effort to brainwash the American people has already been successful.

The usual bottom feeders are also piling on to the Russian interference story. Jane Harman, former congresswoman who once colluded with Israeli intelligence to lobby the Department of Justice to drop criminal charges against two employees of AIPAC in exchange for Israel’s support to make her chair of the House Intelligence Committee, warns “How dangerous it would be if we lose the tip of the spear against those who would destroy us.”

Former CIA Director John Brennan also has something to say. He is “very disturbed” by his conviction that Russia is actively meddling in the 2020 campaign in support of President Trump. He said “We are now in a full-blown national security crisis. By trying to prevent the flow of intelligence to Congress, Trump is abetting a Russian covert operation to keep him in office for Moscow’s interests, not America’s.” Brennan is best known for having orchestrated the illegal campaign to vilify Trump and his associates prior to, during and after the 2016 election. He also participated in a weekly meeting with Barack Obama where he and the president would add and remove names from a “kill list” of U.S. citizens residing overseas. He and his boss should both be in prison, but they are instead fêted as American patriots. Go figure.

Time to take a step back from the developing panic. As usual, the U.S. government intelligence agencies have produced no actual evidence that Moscow is up to anything, and there are already reports that the Office of National Intelligence briefer “overstated” her case against the Kremlin in her briefing of the House Intelligence Committee. Sure, the Russians have an interest in an American election and will favor candidates like Trump and Sanders that are not outright hostile to them, but to claim as the NY Times does that Russia has incompatible “territorial and nuclear interests” is a stretch. And yes, Moscow will definitely use its available intelligence resources to monitor the nomination and election process while also clandestinely doing what it can to improve the chances of those individuals they approve of. That is what intelligence agencies do.

In American Establishment groupthink there is one standard for what Washington does and quite a different standard for everyone else. Does it shock any American to know that the United States has interfered in scores of elections all over the world ever since the Second World War, to include those in places like France and Italy well into the 1980s? And in somewhat more kinetic covert actions, actually removing Mohammed Mossadeq in Iran, Salvador Allende in Chile, Jacobo Arbenz in Guatemala and Mohamed Morsi in Egypt just for starters, not even considering the multiple plots to kill Fidel Castro. And it continues to do so today openly in places like Iran and Venezuela while also claiming hypocritically that the U.S. is “exceptional” and also a “force for good.” That anyone should be genuinely worrying about Russian proxies buying and distributing a couple of hundred thousands of dollars’ worth of ads in an election in which many billions of dollars’ worth of propaganda will be on the table is ridiculous. It is time to stop blaming Russia for the failure of America’s ruling class to provide an honest and accountable government and one that does not go around the world looking for trouble. That is what the 2020 election should really be all about.

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  1. El Dato says:

    “Nuclear ambitions” you say.

    US rejected key talks on extending soon-to-expire treaty that limits strategic nuclear arms – Russia

    We offered a meeting between our legal experts to make sure that we’re on the same page and to negotiate a common understanding of the technical side of the extension [of the treaty], but a few days ago the Americans officially declined that offer.

    Convenient hysteria: US is no longer sugar-coating the fact its nuclear drills are aimed at Russia

    We can’t rule out that the point of US military exercises with such scenarios is to revive the threat from the East again and later justify additional expenses on building up the advanced strategic nuclear arsenal.

    According to Defense News, the US plans to develop a completely new warhead, the W93. The Pentagon is now revealing details about the weapon, what it will replace and when it might be deployed.

    Since the introduction of the W88 in the 1980s, all upgrades to warheads have been described as variants. This time, the warhead would be largely a new design.

    Okay. There is either an intention to splurge maximum money on a nuclear revival while there are a lot of more pressing concerns or an intention to go full first-strike capability or use it. You better hope it’s the former, you will only die in a dilapidated hospital with low-wage workers pumping you full of drugs instead in a radioactive backalley.

    I hear the US nuke construction and inspection pipeline is stuffed full (both of work and of incompetence), they can’t even manage the current arsenal anymore. Can’t find the reference though.

  2. Sanger. Nuland (Nudelman). Kagan. Albright. Harman. All Irish people!

    It’s those damned Irish again, subverting our country and destroying our freedoms.

    I blame Sinn Fein. And Russia.

    Who should we nuke first…… ?

    • Agree: Colin Wright
    • LOL: Dannyboy
    • Replies: @mr meener
    , @BDS Always
  3. One of Philip Giraldi’s best.

    • Agree: trelane
    • Thanks: Hail
  4. melpol says:

    Standard of living in the US is based on the profits of its corporations. Products that are made overseas has its profits distributed among US citizens. Influencing foreign governments to let US corporations compete in their nation results in a better standard of living at home. Americans should attend to their jobs and let the corporations do their work.

    • Replies: @Fidelios Automata
  5. Antiwar7 says:

    It is time to stop blaming Russia for the failure of America’s ruling class to provide an honest and accountable government and one that does not go around the world looking for trouble. That is what the 2020 election should really be all about.

    So well said, Philip.

  6. Anonymous[352] • Disclaimer says:

    Sure, the Russians have an interest in an American election and will favor candidates like Trump and Sanders that are not outright hostile to them…

    What? Sanders can’t stop blabbing about Kremlin’s “interference” and even suggested that his own online supporters might be Russian bots. Trump is even worse. The US-Russia relations have never been this bad and the INF treaty is lying in ruins.

  7. barr says:

    “The usual bottom feeders are also piling on to the Russian interference story. Jane Harman, former congresswoman who once colluded with Israeli intelligence to lobby the Department of Justice to drop criminal charges against two employees of AIPAC in exchange for Israel’s support to make her chair of the House Intelligence Committee”

    This was worse than the crimes committed by Blagoviech ( Gov of IL) . Was it not (Harman) followed because of AIPAC JINSA FDD group’s choke-hold ?

  8. mr meener says:
    @Mustapha Mond

    jews control the media so any thing that gets 24/7 is good for the jews . there are tons more important real events that get no coverage cause it doent advance jews interests. of course the same jews that caused the iraq war are against Russia cause they declared war on Russia 100 years ago

    • Agree: Carroll Price
    • Replies: @Mustapha Mond
  9. @Mustapha Mond

    Bloody Irish causing all those problems in the world. Sanctions needed.
    American intelligence is really Israeli Intel.

    • Agree: Dannyboy, Mustapha Mond
  10. Surtr says:

    Philip Giraldi is wonderful. I wish I had heard of him long ago. His articles are so great.

  11. “stop blaming Russia for the failure of America’s ruling class to provide an honest and accountable government and one that does not go around the world looking for trouble.”

    Now we’re talkin. No more pick a side and sit in the stands waving the big foam finger for Dem or GOP puppets. The problem is the government. M. Giraldi blames the ruling class – that shows he understands that the US is a kleptocracy (or “oligarchy” in the current euphemism.) The US kleptocracy’s failure to provide accountable government has made the US a failed state, for it has manifestly failed to protect populations under its control from crimes against humanity and peace. R2P applies. The international community has obligations erga omnes to stop serious US crimes. They will apply pressure under R2P pillars 2 and 3 short of armed attack (except where Article 51 is involved, as in the case of Iran.)

    But the 2020 election isn’t about anything. The 2020 election doesn’t matter. Remember the climactic election that dissolved the DDR? Nope? Remember the triumphant landslide vote to end the USSR? Um, Nope? There wasn’t one! Remember the resounding electoral defeat of Nicolae Ceaușescu? There wasn’t one, they shot the fucker.

    You can’t vote your way out of this. You’re stuck in a failed state. Forcible or not, the solution will be extra-constitutional. The honest Giraldis who remain will have to demolish this bullshit regime. Just make sure when we decapitate this state you get world standard protections.

    https://ohchr.org/EN/ProfessionalInterest/Pages/UniversalHumanRightsInstruments.aspx

    • Disagree: Dannyboy
    • Replies: @Dannyboy
    , @animalogic
  12. Anon[140] • Disclaimer says:

    Its become obvious to me that the Deep State will start blaming Russia everytime an election doesn’t go its way. Its like the Soviets used to blame “the wreckers” when their various plans did not have their intended effects.

    Bernie vs. Donald is the election I want to see because its what the Deep State doesn’t want.
    Watching and reading our lying MSM makes you resent them so much. I dont think they even realize just how badly they dont disguise their contempt for us normals.

  13. @mr meener

    “….the same jews that caused the iraq war are against Russia cause they declared war on Russia 100 years ago”

    Goes back even longer than that (1000 years) for those Rus-hating Khazarians. The Bolshies were just their proxies back 100 years ago. Now they’re using us, the USA, for their designs on the wealth of Russia (ours is firmly in their grasp already.) They nabbed a third of a trillion dollars in the 1990s from Russia, nearly destroying the country in the process. They won’t be happy until they get it all. Or have us die trying for them.

    Their motto: never forgive, never forget, and never, ever give up. And always, ALWAYS use other people’s blood and treasure for the purpose.

    Amazing what they get away with. Truly amazing……

  14. SND says:

    And yes, Moscow will definitely use its available intelligence resources to monitor the nomination and election process while also clandestinely doing what it can to improve the chances of those individuals they approve of. That is what intelligence agencies do.

    I thought this was a reasonable view so I was interested in what the absurdly intensive & drawn out Mueller investigation would reveal. There was bound to be something, right? When we got the quarter pounder nothing-burger with cheese, I began to wonder, Geeze, are the Russian intelligence agencies falling down on the job? True, Putin seems rational enough so the US ptb want to demonize any possibility that their grift might have to be modified by the acceptance of any partnership with him, but the question remains; do the Russian intelligence agencies do anything? They’ve got me confused.

  15. @melpol

    A brilliant piece of satire, sir!

  16. ‘The Times article was written by David Sanger…’

    …who is Jewish.

    Go figure. What’s truly maddening about this ‘Russian threat’ crap is that whatever Russian influence there is would be dwarfed by several orders of magnitude by the influence of the Israel lobby — but that is never, ever mentioned in these articles.

    It really is like a prostitute emerging from a motel room after turning her latest trick and pretending to feel violated because that nasty-looking man in the parking lot glanced at her ankles.

    How much longer is this farce going to go on? It’s not frigging Russia that’s subverting our political process.

  17. @Colin Wright

    This is similar to what the purveyors of the Jewish Holocaust Legend do, one guy or group makes something up and then the entire cabal start citing eachother and soon it becomes an undisputed ‘fact’ because if so many respected and prestigious people are saying it, it must be true right?

    They don’t even get together in a little room and conspire, after decades of being brought up on Jewish supremacist and anti-goyim propaganda, they just know instinctively what to do.

    Jews have a very clear idea of what Jewish interests constitute, which is why they don’t need to physically be in the same room or place to conspire. The control of the media also helps greatly and is similar to one of those ‘numbers stations’ that operate to guide espionage agents. They don’t actually give individuals instructions, but simply provide an overview of the situation at large, using this information, the espionage agents can use their own initiative to further the interests of their masters. Much like espionage agents, the Jews have been trained for a very long time on what to do and gave developed a superb instinct at actions to be taken that further Jewish group interests.

  18. @National Salvation Front

    “No more pick a side and sit in the stands waving the big foam finger for Dem or GOP puppets.”
    Not being a US citizen i wonder whether average D supporters are more inclined to suck up this “Russia-Russia-Russia” fecal matter than average R’s ? This Russia crap seems to more associated with Trump (& now Bernie, admittedly) derangement syndrome….

  19. melpol says:
    @Colin Wright

    Foreign policy of the US is not influenced by any other nation. Lobbyists that help create profits for American corporations are at the helm. If a corporation needs the Haiti government for permission to do business lobbyists go to work moving the ambassador to exert pressure. That s how US foreign policy works.

    • LOL: Colin Wright
    • Replies: @NoseytheDuke
  20. animalogic, you’d be amazed at the crudity of the propaganda and the way Dem brainstems soak it up. It’s the Two Minutes Hate straight out of Orwell, with EZ epithets and slogans attached, which they reflexively blurt at the first hint of cognitive dissidence. Putin Killer! Putin Dictator! It’s all personal animosity for people you never met in countries you’ve never been to. The personal fixation of the propaganda helps preempt reasoned consideration of the Russian government – maybe because it’s the government that has the nukes and overwhelming missile gap on us, and it’s the government that has committed to fulfill Russians’ economic rights, unlike here in the US.

    It’s a natural experiment confirming the study showing polarization short-circuits your cognition and makes you adopt your side’s beliefs just like a religion. The more “educated” and “engaged” the party dupe, the more rigid and aggressive they are in imposing their creed. It’s pathetic.

  21. RVBlake says:

    A professional journalist for the NY Times actually published an article discussing a foreign govt’s interest in “messing” with the American electoral process? Dang, he don’t talk too good.

  22. Has anyone forgotten the Macedonian cottage clickbait industry?

  23. So basically the Times is admitting the truth about the system… Most Americans are too foolish or too distracted to look up facts and wade through fake news. So its Russia at fault. How about properly educating the populace instead…??? Nope – cant do that. Then they will see through all political folly.

  24. The whole Russian interference in elections is the usual Zionist tactic of deflecting what they are doing on to others.
    An example is the percieved take over of America by Sharia whilst in reality America is been taken over by Zionists.

  25. Paul says:

    Israel — via its Zionist proxies in the United States — has American politicians in its pocket. Talk about foreign interference! Follow the money.

    • Agree: Orville H. Larson
  26. Franz says:

    Jacobo Arbenz in Guatemala

    There’s an oldie but goodie. All of Latin America hasn’t forgotten him yet.

    Guys like him remind us it was “The Great Victory” of 1945 that ended it for free humans wherever they are. In the US, especially, it reminds us how American life was totally subverted.

    Let’s see. William F. Buckley first snitched for the FBI, then at Yale for the CIA where he also (1950) became a Skull & Bonesman and inflicted a type of “conservatism” on the States that conserves nothing and infiltrates everything.

    Buckley’s vomit-inducing career has not been fully appreciated yet. That he was a kneejerk anti-Russian goes without saying. But all through the Fifties while the CIA was infiltrating the American Union movement, Buckley was calling them “communist”. Was it a clever tactic to fool everyone, or was Buckley really unaware his pals were playing the same game he was?

    Now we have conservatives not conserving and unions totally run by neocons. Next I expect Catholics to start reciting Satanic rituals on Sunday. Buckley said he was that, too.

    Giraldi’s time line indicates that he too knows: 1945 was the year the pigs took over the animal farm called the United States, and they never tried to hide it. And some pigs are more equal than others. Lots more.

  27. fred777 says:

    Jane Harman, former congresswoman who once colluded with Israeli intelligence to lobby the Department of Justice to drop criminal charges against two employees of AIPAC in exchange for Israel’s support to make her chair of the House Intelligence Committee, warns “How dangerous it would be if we lose the tip of the spear against those who would destroy us.”

    And nary a peep in Washington or the MSM about that.

    You see Vlad? That’s what real power to influence looks like.

  28. Piss on Nuland, Brennan, and the rest of those cretins.

    God, I wish we could stuff them inside a rocket and send them on a one-way trip to Uranus, if not further. . . .

  29. See Adam Green’s tweet below. Here is another Globzi named Weinstein claiming that “the Kremlin is at it again.” Apparently Eric believes that Epstein’s degenerate behavior was concocted by Russia and not Israel’s Mossad.

  30. @Franz

    Next I expect Catholics to start reciting Satanic rituals on Sunday.

    It’s already happening….
    German Bishops Pronounce Homosexuality ‘Normal’ and ‘Unchangeable’
    https://www.dbk.de/nc/presse/aktuelles/meldung/fachkonsultation-die-sexualitaet-des-menschen/detail/

    • Replies: @Franz
  31. @melpol

    That s how US foreign policy works.

    From reading a large selection of your comment output here I am inclined to think that the only thing that you know how it works is an asshole. Please don’t take that wrong.

    • Replies: @anonymous
  32. When life imitates art, it’s time to ditch the Intel-17 and call Bullwinkle and Rocky.

  33. anonymous[245] • Disclaimer says:
    @NoseytheDuke

    “melpol” is like “Corvinus,” a caricature posting to elicit hostile or exasperated replies. While Corvinus plays Tom Parsons (1984) in defending the Establishment, melpol acts the bigoted, arrogant Jew, pretty tasty chum in these waters.

    It’s becoming less subtle by the week, so maybe this person is growing bored of the game and will soon move along.

  34. Franz says:
    @Jon Baptist

    German Bishops Pronounce Homosexuality ‘Normal’ and ‘Unchangeable’

    So they are even worse than ours? Didn’t think it was possible.

  35. @Franz

    …legitimate point, but a bit off with the date. The pigs took over the farm in 1913, following passage of the Federal Reserve Act.

  36. Toc says:
    @Colin Wright

    Let’s not leave out the influence of the British and the Fabians, anyone from CFR or any other org funded by the Rhodes trust needs to just be tarred and feathered ..

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