The Utter Stupidity Of The New Cold War

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Submitted by Gary Leupp via The Strategic Culture Foundation,

It seems so strange, twenty-seven years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, to be living through a new Cold War with (as it happens, capitalist) Russia.

The Russian president is attacked by the U.S. political class and media as they never attacked Soviet leaders; he is personally vilified as a corrupt, venal dictator, who arrests or assassinates political opponents and dissident journalists, and is hell-bent on the restoration of the USSR.

(The latter claim rests largely on Vladimir Putin’s comment that the dissolution of the Soviet Union was a “catastrophe” and “tragedy” — which in many respects it was. The press chooses to ignore his comment that “Anyone who does not miss the Soviet Union has no heart, while anyone who wants to restore it has no brain.” It conflicts with the simple talking-point that Putin misses the imperial Russia of the tsars if not the commissars and, burning with resentment over the west’s triumph in the Cold War, plans to exact revenge through wars of aggression and territorial expansion.)

The U.S. media following its State Department script depicts Russia as an expansionist power. That it can do so, so successfully, such that even rather progressive people—such as those appalled by Trump’s victory who feel inclined to blame it on an external force—believe it, is testimony to the lingering power and utility of the Cold War mindset.

The military brass keep reminding us: We are up against an existential threat! One wants to say that this — obviously — makes no sense! Russia is twice the size of the U.S. with half its population. Its foreign bases can be counted on two hands. The U.S. has 800 or so bases abroad.

Russia’s military budget is 14% of the U.S. figure. It does not claim to be the exceptional nation appointed by God to preserve “security” on its terms anywhere on the globe. Since the dissolution of the USSR in 1991, the U.S. has waged war (sometimes creating new client-states) in Bosnia (1994-5),  Serbia (1999), Afghanistan (2001- ), Iraq (2003- ), Libya (2011), and Syria (2014- ), while raining down drone strikes from Pakistan to Yemen to North Africa. These wars-based-on-lies have produced hundreds of thousands of civilian deaths, millions of refugees, and general ongoing catastrophe throughout the “Greater Middle East.” There is no understating their evil.

The U.S. heads an expanding military alliance formed in 1949 to confront the Soviet Union and global communism in general. Its raison d’être has been dead for many years. Yet it has expanded from 16 to 28 members since 1999, and new members Estonia and Latvia share borders with Russia.

(Imagine the Warsaw Pact expanding to include Mexico. But no, the Warsaw Pact of the USSR and six European allies was dissolved 26 years ago in the idealistic expectation that NATO would follow in a new era of cooperation and peace.)

And this NATO alliance, in theory designed to defend the North Atlantic, was only first deployed after the long (and peaceful) first Cold War, in what had been neutral Yugoslavia (never a member of either the Warsaw Pact nor NATO), Afghanistan (over 3000 miles from the North Atlantic), and the North African country of Libya. Last summer NATO held its most massive military drills since the collapse of the Soviet Union, involving 31,000 troops in Poland, rehearsing war with Russia. (The German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier actually criticized this exercise as “warmongering.”)

Alliance officials expressed outrage when Russia responded to the warmongering by placing a new S-400 surface-to-air missiles and nuclear-capable Iskander systems on its territory of Kaliningrad between Poland and Lithuania on the Baltic coast. But Russia has in fact been comparatively passive in a military sense during this period.

In 1999, as NATO was about to occupy the Serbian province of Kosovo (soon to be proclaimed an independent country, in violation of international law), nearby Russian peacekeepers raced to the airport in Pristina, Kosovo, to secure it an ensure a Russian role in the Serbiam province’s  future. It was a bold move that could have provoked a NATO-Russian clash. But the British officer on the ground wisely refused an order from Gen. Wesley Clark to block the Russian move, declaring he would not start World War III for Gen. Clark.

This, recall, was after Bill Clinton’s secretary of state, Madeleine Albright (remember, the Hillary shill who said there’s a special place in hell reserved for women who don’t vote for women) presented to the Russian and Serbian negotiators at Rambouillet a plan for NATO occupation of not just Kosovo but all Serbia. It was a ridiculous demand, rejected by the Serbs and Russians, but depicted by unofficial State Department spokesperson and warmonger Christiane Amanpour as the “will of the international community.” As though Russia was not a member of the international community!

This Pristina airport operation was largely a symbolic challenge to U.S. hegemony over the former Yugoslavia, a statement of protest that should have been taken seriously at the time.

In any case, the new Russian leader Putin was gracious after the 9/11 attacks in 2001, even offering NATO a military  transport corridor through Russia to Afghanistan (closed in 2015). He was thanked by George W. Bush with the expansion of NATO by seven more members in 2004. (The U.S. press made light of this extraordinary geopolitical development; it saw and continues to see the expansion of NATO as no more problematic than the expansion of the UN or the European Union.) Then in April 2008 NATO announced that Georgia would be among the next members accepted into the alliance.

Soon the crazy Georgian president Mikhail Saakashvili, emboldened by the promise of near-term membership, provoked a war with the breakaway republic of South Ossetia, which had never accepted inclusion of the new Georgian state established upon the dissolution of the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic in 1991. The Ossetians, fearing resurgent Georgian nationalism, had sought union with the Russian Federation. So had the people of Abkhazia.

The two “frozen conflicts,” between the Georgian state and these peoples, had been frozen due to the deployment of Russian and Georgian peacekeepers. Russia had not recognized these regions as independent states nor agreed to their inclusion in the Russian Federation. But when Russian soldiers died in the Georgian attack ion August, Russia responded with a brief punishing invasion. It then recognized of the two new states (six months after the U.S. recognized Kosovo).

(Saakashvili, in case you’re interested, was voted out of power, disgraced, accused of economic crimes, and deprived of his Georgian citizenship. After a brief stint at the Fletcher School of International Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University—of which I as a Tufts faculty member feel deeply ashamed—he was appointed as governor of Odessa in Ukraine by the pro-NATO regime empowered by the U.S.-backed coup of February 22, 2014.)

Sen. John McCain proclaimed in 2008: “We are all Georgians now,” and advocated U.S. military aid to the Georgian regime. An advocate of war as a rule, McCain then became a big proponent of regime change in Ukraine to allow for that country’s entry into NATO. Neocons in the State Department including most importantly McCain buddy Victoria Nuland, boasted of spending $ 5 billion in support of “the Ukrainian people’s European aspirations” (meaning: the desire of many Ukrainians in the western part of the country to join the European Union — risking, although they perhaps do not realize it, a reduction in their standard of living under a Greek-style austerity program — to be followed by NATO membership, tightening the military noose around Russia).

The Ukrainian president opted out in favor of a generous Russian aid package. That decision — to deny these “European aspirations” — was used to justify the coup.

But look at it from a Russian point of view. Just look at this map, of the expanding NATO alliance, and imagine it spreading to include that vast country (the largest in Europe, actually) between Russia to the east and Poland to the west, bordering the Black Sea to the south. The NATO countries at present are shown in dark blue, Ukraine and Georgia in green. Imagine those countries’ inclusion.

And imagine NATO demanding that Russia vacate its Sevastopol naval facilities, which have been Russian since 1783, turning them over to the (to repeat: anti-Russian) alliance. How can anyone understand the situation in Ukraine without grasping this basic history?

The Russians denounced the coup against President Viktor Yanukovych (democratically elected—if it matters—in 2010), which was abetted by neo-fascists and marked from the outset by an ugly Russophobic character encouraged by the U.S. State Department. The majority population in the east of the country, inhabited by Russian-speaking ethnic Russians and not even part of Ukraine until 1917, also denounced the coup and refused to accept the unconstitutional regime that assumed power after Feb. 22.

When such people rejected the new government, and declared their autonomy, the Ukrainian army was sent in to repress them but failed, embarrassingly, when the troops confronted by angry babushkas turned back. The regime since has relied on the neo-fascist Azov Battalion to harass secessionists in what has become a new “frozen conflict.”

Russia has no doubt assisted the secessionists while refusing to annex Ukrainian territory, urging a federal system for the country to be negotiated by the parties. Russian families straddle the Russian-Ukrainian border. There are many Afghan War veterans in both countries. The Soviet munitions industry integrated Russian and Ukrainian elements. One must assume there are more than enough Russians angry about such atrocities as the May 2014 killing of 42 ethnic Russian government opponents in Odessa to bolster the Donbas volunteers.

But there is little evidence (apart from a handful of reports about convoys of dozens of “unmarked military vehicles” from Russia in late 2014) for a Russian “invasion” of Ukraine. And the annexation of Crimea (meaning, its restoration to its 1954 status as Russian territory) following a credible referendum did not require any “invasion” since there were already 38,000 Russian troops stationed there. All they had to do was to secure government buildings, and give Ukrainian soldiers the option of leaving or joining the Russian military. (A lot of Ukrainian soldiers opted to stay and accept Russian citizenship.)

Still, these two incidents — the brief 2008 war in Georgia, and Moscow’s (measured) response to the Ukrainian coup since 2014 — have been presented as evidence of a general project to disrupt the world order by military expansion, requiring a firm U.S. response. The entirety of the cable news anchor class embraces this narrative.

But they are blind fools. Who has in this young century disrupted world order more than the U.S., wrecking whole countries, slaughtering hundreds of thousands of innocents, provoking more outrage through grotesquely documented torture, generating new terror groups, and flooding Europe with refugees who include some determined to sow chaos and terror in European cities? How can any rational person with any awareness of history since 1991 conclude that Russia is the aggressive party?

And yet, this is the conventional wisdom. I doubt you can get a TV anchor job if you question it. The teleprompter will refer routinely to Putin’s aggression and Russian expansion and the need for any mature presidential candidate to respect the time-honored tradition of supporting NATO no matter what. And now the anchor is expected to repeat that all 17 U.S. intelligence services have concluded that Vladimir Putin interfered in the U.S. presidential election.

Since there is zero evidence for this, one must conclude that the Democratic losers dipped into the reliable grab bag of scapegoats and posited that Russia and Putin in particular must have hacked the DNC in order to — through the revelation of primary sources of unquestionable validity, revealing the DNC’s determination to make Clinton president, while sabotaging Sanders and promoting (through their media surrogates)  Donald Trump as the Republican candidate — undermine Clinton’s legitimacy.

All kinds of liberals, including Sanders’ best surrogates like Nina Turner, are totally on board the Putin vilification campaign. It is sad and disturbing that so many progressive people are so willing to jump on the new Cold War bandwagon. It is as though they have learned nothing from history but are positively eager, in their fear and rage, to relive the McCarthy era.

But the bottom line is: U.S. Russophobia does not rest on reason, judgment, knowledge of recent history and the ability to make rational comparisons. It rests on religious-like assumptions of “American exceptionalism” and in particular the right of the U.S. to expand militarily at Russia’s expense — as an obvious good in itself, rather than a distinct, obvious evil threatening World War III.

The hawks in Congress — bipartisan, amoral, ignorant, knee-jerk Israel apologists, opportunist scum — are determined to dissuade the president-elect (bile rises in my throat as I use that term, but it’s true that he’s that, technically) from any significant rapprochement with Russia. (Heavens, they must be horrified at the possibility that Trump follows Kissinger’s reported advice and recognizes the Russian annexation of Crimea!) They want to so embarrass him with the charge of being (as Hillary accused him of being during the campaign) Putin’s “puppet” that he backs of from his vague promise to “get along” with Russia.

They don’t want to get along with Russia. They want more NATO expansion, more confrontation. They are furious with Russian-Syrian victories over U.S-backed, al-Qaeda-led forces in Syria, especially the liberation of Aleppo that the U.S. media (1) does not cover having no reporters on the ground, and little interest since events in Syria so powerfully challenge the State Department’s talking points that shape U.S. reporting, (2) misreports systematically, as the tragic triumph of the evil, Assad’s victory over an imaginary heroic opposition, and (3) sees the strengthening of the position of the Syrian stats as an indication of Russia’s reemergence as a superpower. (This they they cannot accept, as virtually a matter of religious conviction; the U.S. in official doctrine must maintain “full spectrum dominance” over the world and prohibit the emergence of any possible competitor, forever.)

* * *

The first Cold War was based on the western capitalists’ fear of socialist expansion. It was based on the understanding that the USSR had defeated the Nazis, had extraordinary prestige in the world, and was the center for a time of the expanding global communist movement. It was based on the fear that more and more countries would achieve independence from western imperialism, denying investors their rights to dominate world markets. It had an ideological content. This one does not. Russia and the U.S. are equally committed to capitalism and neoliberal ideology. Their conflict is of the same nature as the U.S. conflict with Germany in the early 20th century. The Kaiser’s Germany was at least as “democratic” as the U.S.; the system was not the issue. It was just jockeying for power, and as it happened, the U.S. intervening in World War I belatedly, after everybody else was exhausted, cleaned up. In World War II in Europe, the U.S. having hesitated to invade the continent despite repeated Soviet appeals to do so, responded to the fall of Berlin to Soviet forces by rushing token forces to the city to claim joint credit.

And then it wound up, after the war, establishing its hegemony over most of Europe — much, much more of Europe than became the Soviet-dominated zone, which has since with the Warsaw Pact evaporated.  Russia is a truncated, weakened version of its former self. It is not threatening the U.S. in any of the ways the U.S. is threatening itself. It is not expanding a military alliance. It is not holding huge military exercises on the U.S. border. It is not destroying the Middle East through regime-change efforts justified to the American people by sheer misinformation. In September 2015 Putin asked the U.S., at the United Nations: “Do you realize what you’ve done?”

Unfortunately the people of this country are not educated, by their schools, press or even their favorite websites to realize what has been done, how truly horrible it is, and how based it all is on lies. Fake news is the order of the day.

Up is down, black is white, Russia is the aggressor, the U.S. is the victim. The new president must be a team-player, and for God’s sake, understand that Putin is today’s Hitler, and if Trump wants to get along with him, he will have to become a team-player embracing this most basic of political truths in this particular imperialist country: Russia (with its nukes, which are equally matched with the U.S. stockpile) is the enemy, whose every action must be skewed to inflame anti-Russian feeling, as the normative default sentiment towards this NATO-encircled, sanction-ridden, non-threatening nation, under what seems by comparison a cautious, rational leadership?

* * *

CNN’s horrible “chief national correspondent” John King (former husband of equally horrid Dana Bash, CNN’s “chief political correspondent”) just posed the question, with an air of aggressive irritation: “Who does Donald Trump respect more, the U.S. intelligence agencies, or the guy who started Wikileaks [Assange]?”

It’s a demand for the Trump camp to buy the Russian blame game, or get smeared as a fellow-traveler with international whistle-blowers keen on exposing the multiple crimes of U.S. imperialism.

So the real question is: Will Trump play ball, and credit the “intelligence community” that generates “intelligence products” on demand, or brush aside the war hawks’ drive for a showdown with Putin’s Russia? Will the second Cold War peter out coolly, or culminate in the conflagration that “Mutually Assured Destruction” (MAD) was supposed to render impossible?

The latter would be utterly stupid. But stupid people — or wise people, cynically exploiting others’ stupidity — are shaping opinion every day, and have been since the first Cold War, based like this one on innumerable lies.

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Yen Cross's picture

   Wars aren't about intelligence.

williambanzai7's picture

And there certainly is a lack thereof in the hallowed halls of statist assholery

xythras's picture

Looks like the DEEP STATE might have won over TRUMP & Co.

Trump conceded that "Russian hacking" was involved, Tillerson is becoming a warmonger and anti-Russian, WTF ?

http://dailywesterner.com/news/2017-01-13/is-trump-being-tamed-by-the-de...

WTF? WTF ?

max_leering's picture

from head pubbah of the boy scouts, to ceo of Esso Mobile, to chief anti Russian warmonger in less time than it takes to shake the last drop of piss off your junk... people, I present T-Rex "I Can Out Warmonger Hillary" Tillerson 

max_leering's picture

folks, only the names have changed, the game is still the same

Mango327's picture

TRUMP VS. THE CIA - THE GRAND CONSPIRACY
https://youtu.be/LkzArwwj4ms

IF RUSSIA ACTED LIKE THE USA
https://youtu.be/uhqZFWDeaB4

J S Bach's picture

The people of the respective nations do not want any war - cold nor hot.  It is the string-pulling usurers who use war to maintain the grip on their nippled sheep.   Get rid of them and their nefarious con-game... and war will become a rare thing around the globe.

y3maxx's picture

OT:

-Nicole Kidman, Marie Osmond and myself, have all come out today in public support of President elect, Donald Trump.
Everyone needs to put their differences aside and begin supporting the new elected President.

-Of course i did it to be along side two hollywood babes.

Manthong's picture

JHC..

The utter ignorance about Crimea and the con job the neo lib/cons have pulled on the world makes me almost feel I want to go all 1775.

 

CRIMEANS ARE RUSSIANS.

THEY HAVE BEEN SINCE 1789 WHEN CATHERINE THE GREAT GLOMMED IT FROM THE TARTARS AND OTHER TRIBES.

THAT WAS EVEN BEFORE THE USA GLOMMED ALL OF THE TRIBAL LANDS FROM THE AMERICAN INDIANS.

THEY WERE NOT UKRAINIAN UNTIL 1956 WHEN THE SOVIET LEADER KRUSCHEV (A F’NG UKRAINIAN) GAVE ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES OF CRIMEA TO THE USSR REPUBLIC OF UKRAINE.

HE HAD NO IDEA THAT THE USSR WOULD EVER BUST UP.

WHEN IT DID, YELTSIN WAS TOO DRUNK TO PROTECT THE RUSSIANS THERE AND SEE A FEW YEARS AHEAD.

 

So the good news is that Crimea is back with Russia because Obama, Clinton, Nuland and McCain et al  forced a violent overthrow of the democratically elected government in hopes to get the whole country for Monsanto, Cargill, Syngenta and the oil and mineral industries. Also they were salivating at the prospect of stealing the Black Sea Navy base of Sevastopol from Russia and to deny them a warm water port.

Not just that, but the neo lib/cons in the US wanted to control Russian gas that passed through Ukraine to Europe and ultimately bypass it in favor of a Qatari pipeline through Syria after they got rid of Assad.

There was already about a billion dollars of Ukraine investment/ acquisition / trade deals pending with Monsanto, Cargill, Chevron and others and the west got worried that was in jeopardy.  

The inflection point was when the elected government of Ukraine decided to join the Russia/eastern trade group as opposed to going with the EU.

The trigger was pulled by the USA to topple the Ukraine government.

McCain and Nuland were on the street with their NGO stooges during the uprising.

This was not a clash of ideologiy revolution... it was granularly partisan political with a sponsor/protaginist

Nuland acknowledged it only cost us a meager $5 Billion to buy the NGOs in Ukraine.

It blew up in their faces and Russia acted quickly to get the Crimeans to bail to Russia where they belong.

The bad news is that upwards of 4,000 Ukrainians have been killed and the country is a basket case.

Obama, Clinton, Nuland and McCain et al  did this to Libya, Syria, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, Congo and other places as well….

Oh.. I do not and to leave Lindsey “Breck Girl” Graham out of the festivities.

 

At least the cocaine tested Navy reject, Hunter Biden (son of Obama’s Medal of Freedom recipient   “TWO BLAST”   vice president Joe Biden) got a posh gig as a director of a large Ukrainian Gas Company.

 

..and oh.. oh.. I should not neglect to add that the USA promoted discord in Ukraine has given rise to a not insignificant honest-to-god, real life, card carrying NAZI PARTY.

..the same nature of Ukrainian schmucks that handed innocents over to Nazis for slaughter in WWII.

..and these guys are not playing games like USA Nazi’s … they are serious… and a threat as great to their area as is ISIS is anywhere else.

 

disclaimer: I am a born American of German/Irish descent, two tour military vet, electronics engineer, board certified pyysical security and management expert  and outside of a good world to grow and prosper in, I have no favor or allegiance to any country other than the USA

..and I am really into geopolitics and economics nowadays.

 

 

 

Manthong's picture

Oh.. Oh.. Oh.. The Germans will likely never get their few thousand tonnes of gold back from the Fed but it is interesting to note that the Dutch got their 300 tonnes back not too long before the MH-17 shoot down report was issued.

This is not happenstance and the Dutch report is bogus.

Urban Redneck's picture

That's not the way international law works.  If you want to beat the machine (without starting WW3) you have to use its own mechanisms and contradictions against it.  Otherwise, the cycle of idiotic repetitions will continue unabated.  The conflict to exploit in regards to Crimea is the contradiction between the internationally recognized territorial integrity of the nation state and the codified human right to collective self determination.  I object to the author's characterization of "utter stupidity" - a more accurate characterization would be "utterly predictable"  but then actual foreign policy theory and practice is apparently an esoteric dark art among the masses, even those who write lengthy articles on the interwebz.  

bowie28's picture

Let's hope Trump is advising his nominees to say whatever needs to be said to get Senate confirmation so he can take office and get to work.  Keep in mind he said just this week that getting along with Russia would be a good thing and he said that throughout the campaign. He won his election but still needs to get his nominees seated.

They had to know the line of questioning that would be coming from the likes of McShitstain, Rubio etc and need to get thru this kabuki with minimal conflict.  If he lives long enough to take office he can set the right tone and have his revenge on the traitorous neocons in the House and Senate.

whatsupdoc's picture

I agree with your statement. Lets all hope the recent comments are for show.

07564111's picture

Zionists disagree and have intelligently planned WW3 for us, the only question you can now ask is when it will begin. Trump cannot stop the train.

Nobodys Home's picture

Military Intelligence....Have an oxy you morons!

Nexus789's picture

Given that the next global conflagration is due to start shortly.  The Russians are apparently moving their updated S300 systems and positioning them around Moscow. Interesting that. 

ItsSnowingInColorado's picture

The first victim of war is the truth. 

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

The 2nd one will be Mecca, J''lem and Rome.

After that, various political capitals.

See how Usury works out for you then, damn sociopaths and psychos!

dogsandhoney2's picture

good article.
did someone throw a ball?

peddling-fiction's picture

Yep, and you caught it. It cannot be undone.

shovelhead's picture

Stopped reading after "Even rather progressive people".

 

Like Hillary?

GRDguy's picture

Old financial sociopaths (like Soros) finance wars which leads to young men dying.

They then get title to property cheap.

They then finance reconstruction, using cheap labor who are glad to just be working, at whatever wage.

Then when they're done, they repeat the process. That's why the continuous war.

It's the people's problem that they get away with it. After all, they admire the rich.

swampmanlives's picture

So wait, is this Trump's fault or is it the Dem's fault and Trump will fix it?

bh2's picture

Re-entering the cold war is a decision no sane nation would elect. The only explanation is that insanity is on the rise. Can we not prosper without nominated enemies?

tbone654's picture

Contact email : xlermanov@swissmail.org
Obama's Soviet Mistake
19.11.2012 15:23

By Xavier Lerma

Putin in 2009 outlined his strategy for economic success. Alas, poor Obama did the opposite but nevertheless was re-elected. Bye, bye Miss American Pie. The Communists have won in America with Obama but failed miserably in Russia with Zyuganov who only received 17% of the vote. Vladimir Putin was re-elected as President keeping the NWO order out of Russia while America continues to repeat the Soviet mistake.

After Obama was elected in his first term as president the then Prime Minister of Russia, Vladimir Putin gave a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in January of 2009. Ignored by the West as usual, Putin gave insightful and helpful advice to help the world economy and saying the world should avoid the Soviet mistake.

Recently, Obama has been re-elected for a 2nd term by an illiterate society and he is ready to continue his lies of less taxes while he raises them. He gives speeches of peace and love in the world while he promotes wars as he did in Egypt, Libya and Syria. He plans his next war is with Iran as he fires or demotes his generals who get in the way.

Putin said regarding the military,

"...instead of solving the problem, militarization pushes it to a deeper level. It draws away from the economy immense financial and material resources, which could have been used much more efficiently elsewhere."

Well, any normal individual understands that as true but liberalism is a psychosis . O'bomber even keeps the war going along the Mexican border with projects like "fast and furious" and there is still no sign of ending it. He is a Communist without question promoting the Communist Manifesto without calling it so. How shrewd he is in America. His cult of personality mesmerizes those who cannot go beyond their ignorance. They will continue to follow him like those fools who still praise Lenin and Stalin in Russia. Obama's fools and Stalin's fools share the same drink of illusion.

Reading Putin's speech without knowing the author, one would think it was written by Reagan or another conservative in America. The speech promotes smaller government and less taxes. It comes as no surprise to those who know Putin as a conservative. Vladimir Putin went on to say:

"...we are reducing taxes on production, investing money in the economy. We are optimizing state expenses.

The second possible mistake would be excessive interference into the economic life of the country and the absolute faith into the all-mightiness of the state.

There are no grounds to suggest that by putting the responsibility over to the state, one can achieve better results.

Unreasonable expansion of the budget deficit, accumulation of the national debt - are as destructive as an adventurous stock market game.

During the time of the Soviet Union the role of the state in economy was made absolute, which eventually lead to the total non-competitiveness of the economy. That lesson cost us very dearly. I am sure no one would want history to repeat itself."

President Vladimir Putin could never have imagined anyone so ignorant or so willing to destroy their people like Obama much less seeing millions vote for someone like Obama. They read history in America don't they? Alas, the schools in the U.S. were conquered by the Communists long ago and history was revised thus paving the way for their Communist presidents. Obama has bailed out those businesses that voted for him and increased the debt to over 16 trillion with an ever increasing unemployment rate especially among blacks and other minorities. All the while promoting his agenda.

"We must seek support in the moral values that have ensured the progress of our civilization. Honesty and hard work, responsibility and faith in our strength are bound to bring us success."- Vladimir Putin

The red, white and blue still flies happily but only in Russia. Russia still has St George defeating the Dragon with the symbol of the cross on its' flag. The ACLU and other atheist groups in America would never allow the US flag with such religious symbols. Lawsuits a plenty against religious freedom and expression in the land of the free. Christianity in the U.S. is under attack as it was during the early period of the Soviet Union when religious symbols were against the law.

Let's give American voters the benefit of the doubt and say it was all voter fraud and not ignorance or stupidity in electing a man who does not even know what to do and refuses help from Russia when there was an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Instead we'll say it's true that the Communists usage of electronic voting was just a plan to manipulate the vote. Soros and his ownership of the company that counts the US votes in Spain helped put their puppet in power in the White House. According to the Huffington Post, residents in all 50 states have filed petitions to secede from the Unites States. We'll say that these Americans are hostages to the Communists in power. How long will their government reign tyranny upon them?

Russia lost its' civil war with the Reds and millions suffered torture and death for almost 75 years under the tyranny of the United Soviet Socialist Republic. Russians survived with a new and stronger faith in God and ever growing Christian Church. The question is how long will the once "Land of the Free" remain the United Socialist States of America? Their suffering has only begun. Bye bye Miss American Pie! You know the song you hippies. Sing it! Don't you remember? The 1971 hit song by American song writer Don McLean:

"And, as I watched him on the stage my hands were clenched in fists of rage.

No angel born in Hell could break that Satan's spell

And, as the flames climbed high into the night to light the sacrificial rite, I saw...
Satan laughing with delight the day the music died

He was singing, bye bye Miss American Pie

Drove my Chevy to the levee, but the levee was dry

Them good ol' boys were drinking whiskey and rye, singing...

This'll be the day that I die

This'll be the day that I die

So, the question remains:

How long will America suffer and to what depths?

Xavier Lerma

Contact Xavier Lerma at xlermanov@swissmail.org

Duc888's picture

 

 

WTF does a song about the death of Buddy Holly have to do with anything here?

  Just curious.  I'm not seeing the connection.  help me out.

dorane's picture

Duc, there are those who claim the song works on another, political level and is only superficially about three iconic singers who perished. 

Twatter's picture

John McCain and Lindsey Graham are Defence Contractor Whores who need a new war. 2+2=4

MASTER OF UNIVERSE's picture

The United States of America can no longer afford military incursions anywhere in the world due to the fact that the United States of America is bankrupt with $20 trillion in deficit that it can never pay off. Every investor in the world knows that America will never pay the outstanding debts it has with creditor countries. The Russian Federation & China regularly dump US Securities knowing that they will eventually be worthless. America is a third world Banana Republic without a manufacturing base that they would be dependent upon if they opted to engage any of the superpowers that have them in their gun sights. The Military Industrial Complex, and NATO, are outflanked, outsmarted, and outclassed, from all vantage points from a global village that is increasingly de-Americanizing their national portfolios, and making alliances with alternative trading nations to effectively short-the-fuck out of American commerce & trade. With the advent of a protectionist administration assuming control over trade deals with these superpowers we are certain to find an atmosphere of increasing de-Americanization, and ultimately, Thermonuclear Hot World War Three. NATO is already positioned for a ground invasion and directed by the most exceptional incompetence the Western world has ever evidenced to date in the very short historiography of the Corporation of the United States of America.

 

Bottom line is that the new POTUS is most assuredly the wrong leadership to usher in at this juncture in the evolution of the world affairs. The CIA killed Kennedy who was a thoughtful leader whilst they likely have pinned their hopes & dreams on a Chronic Cocaine addict that intends on governing America from his living room every night at 3:00am in the morning during his nightly Cocaine fueled rants on the twittersphere. Frankly, it is doubtful that world leaders are overly impressed.

 

NobodyNowhere's picture

The NWO elite will not rest until the US becomes a has-been power.

The descendents of those who pulled "6 million" out of the ovens are being called racists by the descendents of those who were saved and given shelter.

Aquarius's picture

You Americans, and the whole World have to understand the USA's current position, IMO, as follows:

1. The USA began as a Constitutional Republic for Liberty and Justice for all.

2. The people of the USA were NOT happy with such a limiting arrangment.

3. So the People of the USA decided they would have a Democracy, which they now have.

4. A Democracy is where everybody rules and with the Lowest Common Denominator (LCD) of Intelligence, explicitly saying that No Intellect in involved, present, future or applied.

5. Democracy is Anarchy without any brains, whatsoever. Anarchy is Democracy with Intelligence, Integrity and Intellect.

6. Now comes the Grifter Wars competing for what is left of the USA destroyed by "democracy". You can call this "bottom-dredging" as all the serious investorrs have shifted to Russia and China (and Gold hard).

7. The ambitious feral and vermin Right, the Democratic Global Looters and Genocidists (The Trotsskyites), are in the next 7 days, preparing Global World Nuclear War with Russia, as a Gift to Trump. (Long Live Victoria Nuland)

8. Israel is aiding and abetting by beginning with missle attacks on Damascus and Russian Aircraft

9. Obama has empowered the release of ManPads into the CIA's mercenary forces throughout the ME and in particular, in Syria. The whole US Cariier fleet is in Home Dock to be clear of the Nuclear Fallout, arising.

10. This type of phenomenal Chaos ensues, when you empower illiterate morons and idiots to operate your affairs through a "democracy".

But you Americans wanted a Democracy, and you elected all those nice people that don't give a shit about you. Well, enjoy what comes to you and don't forget to write Santa. But, be careful this time what you wish for.

Oh, the Joy

 

Ho hum

Duc888's picture

 

 

"3. So the People of the USA decided they would have a Democracy, which they now have"

Ummmmmm,

No.

Jeez, I guess you missed the whole Electoral College vote thing a few weeks back hugh?  Remember to set your alarm clock next time.

kommissar's picture

the russians deserve all of it: their communists subverted our education, media, and entertainment pillars of decency.  now they get very delayed blowback, and we are suffering for it, especially our young people who don't have the resources to understand how impovererished they really are.  

Kobe Beef's picture

Call them Jews and you're closer to the truth. 

Remember that the Bolsheviks weren't Russian.

And on these shores, nor were the Frankfurt School, the owners of The Federal Reserve System, & the owners of the MSM. 

quax's picture

What utter BS. Putin is no Hitler, the USA were just inconvenient and the sanctions bit. So he did what he considered best for his country.

This is not a black and white story. There are no heroes and good guys here.

Reaper's picture

Exceptional, chosen, master race or NWO elitism delusions are degeneracies of psychotic mania. http://www.healthyplace.com/bipolar-disorder/psychosis/what-is-the-diffe... Their manias prevents them from understanding the likely self-destructive consequences of their acts.

McCain is the critical link to break these intelligence/neo-con viper nests. Indict McCain for Treason with ISIS. http://www.inquisitr.com/1326127/john-mccain-isis-photo/

Ban from their buildings all known enemies in intelligence bureaucracy. Revoke their security clearances.

RightLineBacker's picture

Kind of like, "drain the swamp".

nah's picture

The long view
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What is good for the USA and its allies
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in the long run people want to push their fences around "peoples property and ideas"
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age old bullshit
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US magic has a serious president to deal with I sure hope.

Taras Bulba's picture

Some of the quotes coming out of the hearings regarding china and russia have been disconcerting to say the least as if it is all the same neo con warmongering plan.  If that is the case, the deep state has won.

However, trump "may" be playing rope a dope with the clowns, knowing that they are going to come out smoking, posturing, righteous indignation, blah, blau-all of the usual suspects: rubio, ms lindsey, mccain, menendez, cardin;

If this is the case, then with some gamesmanship in telling the clowns what they want to hear, then approval would be forthcoming and trump is off to fight another day.  If not, and the positions being quotes, we have not changed m-f-ing thing and we are wondering what the hell is next.

Taras Bulba's picture

The other idea may be to put in play after the inaug is to assemble a team and a campaign to go after these m-f-ers, full scale op research, pursuits for trials, etc-I think mccain has enough himself with his dodgy activities in ukraine, georgia a few years back and his most recent visit to make him highly vulnerable-it would take a junk yard dog of an investigator, prosecutor, etc but it is a "possibility."

I think someone else earlier made the same comment in a comment below.

Here is a link on mccain's travels to georgia and ukraine:

http://journal-neo.org/2017/01/07/john-mccain-caught-red-handed-planting...

DirtySanchez's picture

Neocon and neoliberal mental detectives may very well get their way and start WW III.

Watch out for meteors......

beijing expat's picture

A neo Cold War makes perfect sense from the point of view of the Oligarchy, and that's why they are paying for it.

agNau's picture

Mind controlled much?

False news much?

Got a broom stick for ya Soros!....

Boygoy's picture

This article would be OK but for "...are determined to dissuade the president-elect (bile rises in my throat as I use that term, but it’s true that he’s that, technically) from any significant rapprochement with Russia."

That's the smelly secretion of a virtue-signalling faggot. Guess it came out of his Tufted slit. I'm sure he thinks he's being very brave. I guess maybe he sort of is, elliptically, by daring to challenge in the least degree the (((narrative))) that bends toward the extermination of Russia.

Here's a dream. It's the year 2020. Trump and Putin, Grand Marshals of the Northern Alliance, hold a presser in the smoking ruins of what is now again Constantinople. They declare that henceforth Israel must find a new host to parasitize.

NuYawkFrankie's picture

re "The Utter Stupidity Of The New Cold War"

"The utter EVIL & DEPRAVITY - fomented by the USSA NeoConScum - of the new Cold War" - FIXED!

Last of the Middle Class's picture

Really sad when you consider what the MSM media has done to control the population. Really not that much difference in North Korean zealots who are nothing more than propaganda tools and Liberals for social change. Reality is certainly not a thing either group has a good grip on, by design of course. Sad, really.

JailBanksters's picture

The stupidity is these morons with their fingers on the Button 1 mile underground believe

the next war is survivable, well for them 1 Mile underground, not for you, your going to be Powdered Toast Man.