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Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire....

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With a new administration in Washington it will be a challenge to get the 'liberals' to hold Biden-Harris to the few 'progressive promises' they made during their campaign. Biden is bringing back many of Bush & Obama's neo-cons to head his foreign policy. I'll be on this case without hesitation.

Friday, September 04, 2020

The Russia thing....consider the source


Why would Russia poison a low-level critic (Alexei Navalny), who when he once ran against Putin for president secured 1% of the vote?  Western media (particularly the US corporate media) call him the 'Russian opposition leader'.  

Navalny has secured money from the US State Department, CIA and other sources that commonly help fund and direct regime change operations around the world.

Alexei Navalny advocates for gun rights in Russia, while comparing immigrants and Muslims from Russia's southern regions to cockroaches and suggests they need to be exterminated.  Not the kind of guy who is attracting lots of support inside Russia.  But, just the kind of guy the US would pick to help stimulate the hate-elements inside Russia.  It's what the USA does everywhere including, as we now see, here at home.

Yesterday I head on BBC radio program that the US is pressuring Germany to end its undersea natural gas pipeline construction deal with Russia.  It's almost finished being built.  The US fracked gas industry wants the German-Russian pipeline deal to be killed.  I hope the reasons are obvious....

Why would Russia kill a small time hack who is being funded by the US?  It runs counter to Moscow's interests, doesn't it?  Who has the most to gain by this daily Russian demonization program?  Call it what it is - cold war propaganda.

My sense of the situation is that the Navalny poisoning was likely done under the auspices of the CIA.  It is a sign of US desperation as Washington's ruling oligarchs vainly attempt to 'restore' their global economic and military empire. Russia, China, Iran, Syria, North Korea, Venezuela are in their immediate target sights.  All are considered 'existential threats' to the US.

Please remember what Secretary of Mis-State Mike Pompeo said in 2019, while addressing a public meeting of CIA personnel to which the audience roared with applause,  “I was the CIA director, we lied, we cheated, we stole. Like we had entire training courses. It reminds you of the glory of the American experiment.”


As the video at the top of this post reveals the US has long been interfering in Russian internal affairs - particularly in 1996 when President Clinton assigned teams to help Russian president Boris Yeltsin win a reelection contest even though he was lagging far behind in polls to the Communists.  US money and expertise brought Yeltsin back to 'victory' in a manipulated election.  We rarely hear arrogant American media or politicians talk about that story.

Folks have to learn that they are being lied to 24-7 here in the US and across the west.  As my mom used to say, "Consider the source."

The Russians don't really need to intervene in US elections.  No matter which of the two corporate parties win - both Repubs and Dems are 100% committed to the resurrection of the US empire.  Neither party likes Russia and the more conflict there is between the two nations the more weapons get sold by domestic warmongers.  

Wall Street is applauding all the way to the bank vault.

Bruce 

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