How The US Establishment Lies Through Its Teeth, For War Against Russia

Authored by Eric Zuesse via,

The same people, Republicans and Democrats, who lied through their teeth for an invasion of Iraq in 2003, are doing it again for an invasion of Russia, sometime soon, so as to ‘defend’ ‘democracy’.

The US has by now swallowed up virtually all lands surrounding Russia, at least in Europe, the latest being Ukraine, and is placing its missiles now on and near Russia’s borders, which is to Russians like would be to Americans if Russia had swallowed up Canada and were placing its missiles there.

But the lying holier-than-thou US Establishment accuses Russia of being ‘aggressive’ when Russia holds war-games on and near its borders in order to prepare for a US-NATO invasion, which actually looks increasingly likely to them every day — and not because of ‘Russian propaganda’, but because of the US Government’s actions.

Hillary Clinton clearly hated Russians and wanted to start a war against Russia by establishing a no-fly zone in Russia’s ally Syria (which Russia defends while the US invades and occupies Syria) so as to shoot down Russia’s planes there, and then, when Russia shoots down US planes in retaliation, America would have its pretext for invading Russia itself ‘so as to defend democracy against Russian aggression’ — but instead, Donald Trump became elected, and he has now turned out to be almost as much of a neoconservative as she was. This displays how extreme the grip is that the neocons, the Establishment and its many minions who dominate both of the two Parties and the press, now have.

An example of the Establishment’s holier-than-thou lies, is an article that appeared on February 22nd at the magazine, The National Interest, whose article-title is itself a marvelous deception, “Averting the US-Russia Warpath” (while the subliminal message there is: reasons why we’ll probably have to invade Russia), and whose authors are three ‘defense’ hawks, including James Northey Miller, of Harvard.

He had been an Under Secretary of Defense during the Administration of the merely moderately neoconservative President Barack Obama — the President who in 2014 grabbed Ukraine, and who used Al Qaeda in Syria to lead ’the rebels’ there in order to try to grab Syria. (Ukraine had been friendly toward Russia and is now rabid against Russia; and Syria was and is allied with Russia; so, both of these two lands were American grabs, and the neocon Trump continues both.)

Anyone who trusts the US Government to represent in international affairs the interests of America’s public, instead of the interests of America’s billionaires, has been deceived by the Establishment’s (the billionaires’ and their agents’) virtually all-pervasive propaganda in America, and therefore needs a lot of re-learning about US history before understanding anything about US foreign policies.

There is very good and sound reason why around the world the United States is considered, by far, to be “the biggest threat to peace” — because it is. (The Peter Kuznick book and Oliver Stone documentary Untold History of the United States, are the best cleaner-away of ‘historical’ lies about US history from 1912 to 2012 that I know of — and the seeing or reading of that, will expose to anyone the mockery of historical truth which is represented in articles such as “Averting the US-Russia Warpath.”)

This ordinary, and profoundly deceptive, article starts:

FOR NEARLY twenty years following the end of the Cold War, military confrontation between the United States and the Russian Federation seemed implausible. Even during periods of tension, as during the Kosovo crisis in the late 1990s, few believed that disagreement between Washington and Moscow could lead to a serious crisis, no less war.

Before the first decade of the new century had passed, however, Russian officials were accusing the United States of working to isolate Russia. Such apprehensions have mounted steadily in Russia in the years since. At the same time, Russian behavior, including interventions in Ukraine and Syria, military posturing and harassment in Europe, and interference in Western elections, has led many in the United States to conclude that, while a US-Russian conflict is by no means inevitable, the risk of such a confrontation is growing.

The “Russian officials were accusing the United States,” while there was supposedly actual “Russian behavior, including interventions in Ukraine and Syria, military posturing and harassment in Europe, and interference in Western elections,” which pretexts the Establishment is now debating with itself whether that will be sufficient to ‘justify’ an American and NATO invasion, as response.

This holier-than-thou and upside-down presumption, of Russian-government guilt and American-government innocence, is reeking throughout that pompous article; but what’s even worse is that the reality is exactly the opposite of the story-line that’s portrayed in it.

The actual reality is: Ever since 24 February 1990, the US and its NATO allies have been pursuing secretly a continuation of the Cold War after the termination in 1991 of the Soviet Union, and of its communism, and of its counter-NATO military alliance, the Warsaw Pact; and the US plan has been to swallow up, first the former Warsaw Pact nations, and then the former nations (such as Ukraine itself) that were inside the Soviet Union itself, and then, any other foreign allies that Russia might still have (such as Syria); and, then, finally, to invade and conquer Russia itself.

And, instead of helping those countries, the US Government has been destroying them.

Neoconservative, holier-than-thou, lying is so widespread in America’s ‘news’media, there’s practically nothing else than such deceptions about Russia, that’s “Fit to Print” (or broadcast) in today’s United States, and this is true in the media of both Parties, not merely the Republican media, or the Democratic media. This neoconservative consensus — the bipartisan ceaseless warmongering — is driven by the military-industrial complex (MIC) profiteers, whose companies’ main market is the American and allied governments (so that in order to increase their sales, more and costlier weapons must be purchased by those governments).

It’s the MIC-sick current style of capitalism: capitalism that’s of, by, and for, the billionaires: a fascism that’s merely called ‘democracy’. (By contrast, one area of commerce that Russia refused to privatize was its weapons-manufacturers — there aren’t any stockholders who pay politicians to increase the ‘defense’ budget: instead, the Government itself is in control over that.)

America’s billionaires, and their many agents, are giving hypocrisy a bad name.



Bes markmotive Tue, 03/06/2018 - 22:39 Permalink

now Tylers,

is ZH

strictly a 



porn site?

just checking because it's looking kind of pathetic as if we are supposed to believe that

the former commie

now dictatorship


crony capitalist

kleptocracy that Russia has become

is a paradise and is anything we should strive for....


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uhland62 Bes Wed, 03/07/2018 - 20:59 Permalink

If the MSM do one-sided propaganda, the balance has to come from somewhere. If the editors of the MSM wouldn't always select the anti-Russia aspects and bin the bits of positive news, there would be no need for ZH (and others) to do what they do. Kleptocracy is not unique to Russia, I experienced it in the newly re-unified Germany under the Kohl-Regime. Kleptocracy exists in German Western democracy just the same, maybe in others that I have not studied. 

The animosities between Russia and the US developed when US corporations could not bag the Russian resources sector, Yukos being the best known. The oil, gas, and mineral resources did not come under US dominance, so Russia is undemocratic, of course. When Russia looked like coming under Full Spectrum Dominance under Yeltsin, many old people died because pensions could not be paid.

America under corporate dominance is not a picture of good health.  

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Freddie Tue, 03/06/2018 - 22:08 Permalink

Here is Putin after the US election talking about how the Obama administration is hanging around and a Second Maidan by the same coup plotters in Ukraine were working to overthrow Trump.

Putin also says the whole Russian thing is an endless hysteria by these coup plotters.  Putin never ceases to amaze me how he clearly and logically spells things out on the fly.

This shit will keep going on and on until the midterms or 2020.   Beware Pence is Roth$child deep state stooge.

The Ukraine coup had a lot of Soros fingerprints all over it and Soros is doing all this SJW BLM crap.

When will Donald push his Soros friendly daughter and 666 Fifth Ave. so in Satanic la out of the white house?  Jared and Ivanka are pals with Soros and the Clintons.


Katos BarkingCat Tue, 03/06/2018 - 23:36 Permalink

There's a couple clear things about PUTIN!the loves his country, AND his countrymen! HE HAS built nuclear bomb shelters for all Russian citizens! Have you asked your representative WHAT to do in case of nuclear ATTACK?? "PUT your head between your legs and kiss your ASS goodbye " Will be HIS answer! Putin is also, by far the most intelligent leader on the planet today! HE make our childish, SOPHOMORIC IMBICILES in washington LOOK LIKE kindergartners in comparison!

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WTFUD Tue, 03/06/2018 - 22:20 Permalink

Good luck with invading Russia, assholes.

Blackwater ( paid for by Exxon, Chevron, BP & other Lepers ) and the gang ran for their miserable lives in the swamps of the Niger Delta, lol; to the best of my knowledge the Niger Delta Avengers are not in possession of hypersonic weapons of mass elimination.

Yes with the blessings of the Nigerian Muslim Government ( who can switch Boko Haram on and off like tap water ) they allowed the US/UK to send in similar scum as they did in Iraq, Syria, Libya, however, those marshes were a right fucking leveler, much like Vichy DC found out in Nam.

Jethro Tue, 03/06/2018 - 22:24 Permalink

Dear Russian intel agencies,


I suspect that you love your country, as we American citizens love ours.  I also suspect that you don't want to see your fellow countrymen drawn in to a senseless war, and likewise, we don't wish to lose our fathers, brothers, husbands, daughters and wives to said senseless war.  We both know that certain ((((actors)))) wish to instigate war between us, and ultimately destroy western civilization.  So, if certain news broadcasters suddenly ingested some substance that might not be beneficial to thier health.....we, the American people, would hold you harmless (by pure speculation of course.....since professionalism would dictate a total lack of evidence otherwise).  



The American people

MrBoompi Tue, 03/06/2018 - 22:37 Permalink

The US war machine has had the country by the balls for over 100 years.  Anyone, politicians or regular civilians, who gets in the way of their plans for non-stop war until total world domination is achieved will be targeted.  This is the real purpose of the CIA, FBI, and NSA.  

Drop-Hammer Tue, 03/06/2018 - 23:16 Permalink

"(((America’s billionaires, and their many agents))), are giving hypocrisy a bad name...".  It is jews in America and Israel who have worked to keep America and Russia at each others throats.  For one, it was Russia's 'persecution' of jews that started their great migration to Caucasian Europe and America (to our everlasting detriment).  Second, jews hate and fear Caucasian Christian Gentiles more than anything and consider us their enemy.  The Christ-killers do not want white America and white Russia becoming friendly.  The jew influence/subversion in America is very powerful and treacherous.  We need Russia's Caucasian population to help us control the rest of the non-Caucasian world to include China.  The kikes want us at eternal loggerheads with Russia to prevent that from happening.  Jews envision themselves as the world's apex predators.  Little do they know. 

Ink Pusher Wed, 03/07/2018 - 01:35 Permalink

Russia is just the flavor of the week, It doesn't even matter who the good guys or bad guys are as long as the guns,tanks bombs ,missiles,ships,cannons and drones are selling like hotcakes.

Next week Syria, the week after North Korea,the next week it's Iran and so on and so on and so on...

It's all just a beautifully scripted unending,drama filled infomercial series designed to mystify the mindless masses and suck them into believing the hard sell 24/7 justification for ongoing hostilities.

oncemore1 Wed, 03/07/2018 - 01:46 Permalink


A jewess.

Jews planned, financed delivered and executed the 1917 communism terror in Russia. Jews killed directly 20 million Russians. USA hosts those jews. no wonder, what are our feelings about jews and about USA.

Just think about their names, like Bronstein, like Yehuda, Kagan, Frenkel, the grandson of Israel Blank the Lenin, or their ideological fuehrer Mordechai Mose Levi (he wrote under the pseudonym Karl Marx).