The One Fact Which Disproves Russiagate, But Nobody Wants To Talk About

Authored by Caitlyn Johnstone via Medium.com,

Over the weekend, the people of Hawaii were temporarily terrorized by a notification sent to their mobile phones that a ballistic missile was headed straight for them and they needed to seek shelter immediately. They were not notified that it was a false alarm for 38 minutes, despite its reportedly being a simple human error triggered by an employee who “pushed the wrong button”.

Many who are less trusting of official CNN narratives when it comes to the US power establishment have been voicing skepticism of this explanation, finding the timing highly suspect given that the Trump administration just caused international controversy by giving the okay for a $133 million sale of an anti-ballistic missile system to Japan. A sale which, according to Russia, violates international ballistic missile treaties and will put a strain on Moscow’s relationship with Tokyo.

The general idea is that this deal has a lot less to do with the threat posed by North Korea, its ostensible object, and a lot more to do with the Russia-China tandem that the US power establishment is continually working to undermine. Placing an anti-ballistic missile system in the hands of a US ally right on the east edge of Asia weakens the effectiveness of mutually assured destruction (MAD), the understanding that if any nation launches a nuclear attack on another nuclear-armed country there will be full-scale retaliation and both countries will be destroyed. If some American officials get it into their heads that their country’s rivals can be taken out via nuclear strikes and any retaliatory strikes nullified via missile defense systems, MAD is no longer a deterrent to this and we’re looking at potentially billions of deaths and possible planetary extinction.

Regardless of whether the false alarm was a psyop designed to manufacture support for the anti-ballistic missile sale or a genuine human error, the fact remains that the deal itself is undeniably a move taken by the Trump administration against the will and interests of the Kremlin.

This is just the latest in a string of maneuvers against Russia that have been made by this administration, despite Trump’s continued outward assurances that he wants to improve relations with Moscow. As is so often the case, a US president is saying one thing and doing something very different.

And it completely kills the Russiagate narrative.

 

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Just a few days ago Russiagaters were having yet another “BOOM! We got him!” social media parade about an article from the Clinton-directed Daily Beast, claiming that a senior national security aide within the Trump administration had suggested scaling down the US troop presence along Russia’s border, a dangerous escalation which all peace advocates support eliminating. In the first sentence of the article’s second paragraph, the author Spencer Ackerman acknowledges that “the proposal was ultimately not adopted.”

Huh?

So President Trump, alleged to have been groomed early and at great expense by the Kremlin in anticipation of a presidential victory nobody else imagined possible at that time, was pitched a recommendation to scale down new cold war escalations with Russia... and he refused? That’s how you’re starting your article about the “return on Russia’s election-time investment in President Trump”?

Russiagate is so weird. You need to plug yourself into Louise Mensch and Rachel Maddow ramblings so extensively that you can contort your sense of reason to the point where it looks perfectly rational to believe that Putin was omniscient enough to know that Trump could defeat all primary opponents and take the fight to the heir apparent Hillary Clinton back when virtually no one else imagined such a thing was possible, recruited his team reportedly at the cost of billions of dollars, poured all kinds of intel and resources into ensuring Trump’s election using hackers and bots to influence American opinion, only to get a US president who is, when it comes to facts in evidence, already just a year into his administration demonstrably more hawkish towards Russia than his predecessor was.

Again: huh?

Nobody wants to think about this because it doesn’t fit in with America’s stale partisan models; Democrats would have to admit that their best shot at getting a rival president impeached is pure gibberish, and Trump supporters would have to acknowledge that their swamp-draining populist hero is actually just one more corrupt globalist neocon like his predecessors. But when it comes to actual facts in evidence, that’s exactly what we’re looking at.

Over and over and over again this alleged Russian asset has been choosing to undermine Moscow instead of advancing its interests. He approved the sale of arms to Ukraine, a move loudly encouraged by DC neocons which Obama refused to do because of the dangerous tensions it would inflame with Russia. His administration forced first RT and now Sputnik to register as foreign agents, expanded NATO with the addition of Montenegro, assigning established Russia hawk Kurt Volker as special representative to Ukraine, shutting down a Russian consulate in San Francisco and throwing out Russian diplomats as part of continued back-and-forth hostile diplomatic exchanges, and signing the Russian sanctions bill despite loud protests from Moscow. If he is indeed an expensive Russian asset, then Russia got ripped off.

The one area Russiagaters can claim Trump hasn’t gone against Russian interests is in Syria, where the administration has cooperated with Putin in fighting terrorist forces. Or at least, they would have been able to make that argument had Obama not been in favor of it as well. If Syria proves Trump is a Putin puppet, then the White House must have been offering a two-for-one deal, because they bought Obama as well.

Russiagaters can claim “Well, Trump colluded with Russia, but because we’re putting political pressure on him not to align with Putin he isn’t able to do anything to advance Moscow’s interests.” Okay, but what’s the charge, then? That Russia bought Trump, and accomplished absolutely nothing other than bringing new sanctions and cold war escalations down upon itself? Again, the Steele dossier upon which the collusion narrative is based alleges that Trump was recruited at great expense long before anyone in the US thought of him as a serious presidential contender. We’re expected to believe that Putin was psychic enough to know Trump could win with enough confidence to invest accordingly, but not psychic enough to know that collusion and election meddling could be detected by America’s sprawling surveillance networks and cause backlash, sanctions and escalations?

No part of any of this makes any sense at all. If you can see past the stupid corporate media-fed filters of Trumpism and anti-Trumpism enough to look at what’s actually happening, the collusion narrative is nonsense on its face.

Maybe the false missile alarm wasn’t a psyop, but Russiagate definitely is. America’s unelected power establishment had a plan to manufacture support for new escalations to hobble the Russia-China tandem regardless of who won the 2016 presidential election, and since their prefered candidate didn’t win they’ve been employing what is surely the most extensive single psychological operation ever performed in human history.

And it’s working so far. Sure will cause a lot of problems for them if people start waking up to it, though.

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Comments

itstippy Buckaroo Banzai Tue, 01/16/2018 - 19:18 Permalink

You didn't read or comprehend the article at all, did you?  You just jumped right in with yet another "Libtard Democrats are scum" comment.  

The author points out that the unending Russiagate fracas is a tool of the Democratic party to discredit Trump, and any thinking person will agree that the whole premise of Russiagate makes no sense.  On that I'm guessing you agree.

The author also points out that Trump isn't "draining the swamp" at all, and is just one more politician who promises to do one thing during an election, then does the opposite once in office.  This too is true, but you can't stand it.  You've lost your ability to reason because you refuse to believe that Trump isn't what he claimed to be, and you were duped.

Either that or you're a Fox News junkie, which is just as bad as a Rachael Maddow junkie.  Zero critical thinking skills, just emotional outrage at "the other side".

When Trump made up his economic team entirely of Goldman Sachs alumni you should have understood where he stands.

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Wannabe_Oracle itstippy Tue, 01/16/2018 - 19:43 Permalink

I disagree with your idea that DJT is not draining the swamp. This is something that takes a great deal of time and careful maneuvering -- it's not going to happen quickly. And, as far as the GS team statement goes, talk to me in four months when the stock market has made one helluva correction (75% minimum correction)... ./

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crazzziecanuck itstippy Tue, 01/16/2018 - 19:46 Permalink

Trumpbots are like Obamabots.  They cannot see their own reflection in a mirror, as they saying goes.

In 2009, Obamabots couldn't be talked sense too.  They still believed that Obama was actually a Democrat, forgetting his position on the death penalty, gay marriage, pro-hawk stance, inability to say a bad word about Wall Street.  Obama made all sorts of promises and broke them.  Obama expanded the wars, bailed out the banks, made Bush's tax cuts for the rich PERMANENT, didn't reset relations with Russia, didn't close Guantanamo.  He had full control of Congress and a filibuster-proof Senate yet we still got RomneyCare.   I can go on, but the point is that his supporters still view him as a Democrat.  Not only a Democrat, but they believe that a black man in the Democratic party could be nothing but a liberal.  Their belief system blinded them to reality or they just couldn't admit error or that they were duped.  Vanity on parade.

In 2017, Trump did the exact same thing and, just like the Obamabots, they are emotionally invested in this charade.  They cannot admit error so they continually will believe, to their last breath, that what they believe is true no matter what reality tells them.

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swmnguy crazzziecanuck Tue, 01/16/2018 - 21:25 Permalink

Bravo! Partisanship is the enemy of and is exclusive of rational observation and thought.  We're in Reagan's 10th term, pretty much.

The Russiagate thing is obvious bullshit and always has been.  The Dems are still, somehow, in shock that their manufactured candidate lost to the second-worst candidate ever put forward by a major US party; a guy who was mostly running as a publicity stunt.

Of course Putin and Russia preferred that Trump win. He has a lot of financial ties to organized crime figures, including Russians.  Felix Sater, anyone?  Trump Tower Toronto?

And that's what Mueller is really investigating.  His team is mostly made up of money-laundering prosecutors.

This election meddling BS is just fodder for the kind of people who think since we elected one TV character, the best possible option is Oprah since Michelle Obama obviously laughed in their faces.

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D503 itstippy Tue, 01/16/2018 - 23:40 Permalink

Isn't it possible that the vast majority of people are so stupid that they want to believe either side of this fabricated bullshit and if people actually unplugged from all this trash entertainment and spin they'd be forced to notice to real news like unfunded liabilities, crumbling infrastructure, endless war, declining quality of life, an unable millenial generation, devastated home lives, massive drug addiction, etc, etc.

Isn't it equally as possible that there is no solution to our problems that doesn't result in open rebellion, societal collapse, or massive wars because people lied to each other for decades and now we're in an unsolvable predicament; thus everyone who finally sees all the data understands this course of action is invariable and outside of the RED:BLUE soap opera everyone is just trying to hold up the facade?

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Battlefield USA Buckaroo Banzai Tue, 01/16/2018 - 23:45 Permalink

Re: Buckaroo Banzai

 

"No part of this makes any sense"...author is a fucking retard. It makes perfect sense when you realize that the Democrats AND REPUBLICANS are traitorous greedy deranged lunatics who have disconnected from reality.

 

Fixed it for you, because you are a retard.

 

P.S.

 

Congress Plotting To Cut A Hole In The 4th Amendment…Again

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In other news:

Anyhow, you have to remember, Trump, to his supporters, is like their Big Daddy. What better way to put on a show, than mesmerize the sheeple with their entertainment guru of You're Fired, and the WWE? Make him look like the sheeples vox populi.

I love how I get skewered every time I tell people Trump is not their savior, but their judgement. It's like a cult.

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Withdrawn Sanction Oliver Klozoff Tue, 01/16/2018 - 19:36 Permalink

Hillary had to have a sinking feeling in the pit of her stomach on election night.  She knew her and her husband's unbridled corruption greed was going to be uncovered (taking campaign funds from foreign govts like KSA, Uranium One, money laundering through the Clinton Fdn, child trafficking, murder of Seth Rich, Libya, and on and on).  It's not for nothing she shrieked they'd all hang as she cursed her staff that night.

So they hastily concocted the Russia-gate narrative to feed the sycophantic media and deflect the dimwitted media.  

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hardmedicine Tue, 01/16/2018 - 18:57 Permalink

article is bullshit.... If Trump even thinks about cooperating with RUSSIA he is "completely a russian agent"  if he tries to sabotage Russia then he is "totally being played and is a deep state play-along" 

he can't win.  like in 90% of all the press............. Trump is hated because he is against the Deep STate. 

I always go with the exact opposite of what the mainstream says.  That is , more often than not, the closest thing to the truth.

NuYawkFrankie Tue, 01/16/2018 - 19:04 Permalink

re "...Trump’s continued outward assurances that he wants to improve relations with Moscow"

...while continually taking actions to provoke it, is like the wife-beater that says "Geee... don't you know that giving you a smack in the mouth shows how much I love you Honey?"

Neochrome Tue, 01/16/2018 - 19:07 Permalink

Lol, Democrats tried to ram an universally despised candidate rather than the one that their base wanted, mind blown they lost. Tearing down country and democracy ever since...

WTFUD Tue, 01/16/2018 - 19:19 Permalink

Sanctions must be placed on the US immediately. Put all US Nationals on Foreign Soil under House/Base-Arrest, in particular, the Real Psychotic Banker/MIC/Neocon Types. Then Close their Internment/Training Camps, cutting off their WMD Supply Routes and hence, their ability to form Militias for Regime Change purposes.