Paul Craig Roberts: The View Of Russia From The West

Authored by Paul Craig Roberts,

The upcoming Trump/Putin summit is hampered by the crazed portrait of Russia painted by presstitutes.

Jonathan Chait, Amy Knight, Max Bergmann, Yaroslav Trofimov, Roger Cohen, and the rest of the conscious or de facto CIA assets that comprise the Western presstitute media have turned Putin into a superhuman who controls election outcomes throughout the West, murders people without rhyme or reason, and has President Trump under his thumb doing Putin’s bidding. Who could imagine a more extreme conspiracy theory?

Jonathan Chait in New York magazine writes that “the dark crevices of the Russia scandal run deep,” so deep that “it would be dangerous not to consider the possibility that the summit is less a negotiation between two heads of state than a meeting between a Russian-intelligence asset and his handler.”

So here is Chait, who brands truth-tellers “conspiracy theorists” coming up with the greatest conspiracy theory of our time that President Trump has been a Kremlim asset since 1987. Chait provides a ”crazy quilt of connections” to illustrate his absurd conspiracy theory that

“it’s not necessary to believe that Putin always knew he might install Trump in the Oval Office to find the following situation highly plausible: Sometime in 2015, the Russian president recognized that he had, in one of his unknown number of intelligence files, an inroad into American presidential politics.”

Chait believes that Russia is also behind the UK’s exit from the European Union.

“Driving Britain out of the European Union advanced the decades-long Russian goal of splitting Western nations apart, and Russia found willing allies on the British far right.”

Chait gets even more conspiratorial. He admits that Paul Manafort’s indictments for alleged white collar crimes are not related to Trump’s election, having occurred years previously in Ukraine. Nevertheless, Chait is certain that Manafort is shielding Trump even though according to Chait Manafort is facing many years in prison. Why would Manafort shield Trump? Chait’s answer:

“One way to make sense of his behavior is the possibility that Manafort is keeping his mouth shut because he’s afraid of being killed. That speculation might sound hyperbolic, but there is plenty of evidence to support it. In February, a video appeared on YouTube showing Manafort’s patron Deripaska on his yacht with a Belarusian escort named Anastasia Vashukevich.”

Chait’s article is long and heavily weighted with innuendo. Chait, or whoever wrote the article, possibly the person who wrote the Steele Dossier, collects every disparaging fact and fantasy about Trump and assembles them in a way to paint a portrait of a person who must also, without much doubt, be a Russian agent. If the public can be convinced of this, the military/security complex can assassinate Trump and blame Putin for getting rid of an asset who was exposed by the Russiagate investigation, no longer useful, and perhaps prepared to spill the beans.

Another conspiracy theorist, Amy Knight, writes that “The real question is where does the Russian criminal state end and the criminal underworld begin, and how do they work together in what amounts to a new murder incorporated?”

Yaroslav Trofimov tells us in the Wall Street Journal (July 7) that:

“Putin maps out his own empire” to replace the lost Soviet one.

In the Washington Post Max Bergmann tells us that Trump is going to sell out NATO in Helsinki.

This line leads to the supposition that Putin is using Trump to unleash the Russian military on Europe.

Many conspiracy theorists have come together on the view that first the Baltic States will be invaded and then Putin will move on to Germany and the rest of Europe.

The New York Times’ Roger Cohen even pulls Marine Le Pen into the plot which widens to include ethnically cleansing the West of the refugees from Washington’s wars.

This is the level of absurdity that the American media delivers to the public’s understanding of foreign affairs.


Lordflin Billy the Poet Fri, 07/13/2018 - 06:24 Permalink

This restructured comment section is for the birds... makes it almost impossible to carry on a dialogue. So far as taking your place in line, on a heavily trafficked article you can be third in line and rapidly find your comment sinks to oblivion, so in that sense there is no line.

Seems to me the new owners of this site do nothing to monitor... they are content to make whatever profit they can before the site completely runs into the ground. Looking for a new home myself. Someone suggested voat, if anyone else has ideas I am open.

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lazarusturtle agNau Fri, 07/13/2018 - 00:16 Permalink

"There are strange Israeli footprints all over the Trump-Russia story. Quite a few of the shady figures close to the president and his business affairs are American Jews of Soviet heritage who possess connections to Israel. Felix Sater and Michael Cohen are only the best-known of this dubious crew... What if the real secret of the Trump campaign isn’t that it’s a Kremlin operation, rather an Israeli operation masquerading as a Russian one?”…

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Bear Fri, 07/13/2018 - 00:20 Permalink

Can you imagine Putin doing something just because Trumps asks?

Can you imagine Trump doing something just because Putin asks?

Two of the most interesting characters on the world stage.

I think in a few years we'll see a reality show staring Putin and Trump ... new version of 'Let's make a Deal', 'Wheeler Meets Dealer'

or the 'Putrumpin Show'

I'm ready

LiberateUS Fri, 07/13/2018 - 00:30 Permalink

PCR is right in concept, but vast majority of Americans no longer pay attention to MSM. MSM is now really just a radical fringe element of American society. They have caused their own destruction, handsomely enabled by the internet.

not dead yet LiberateUS Fri, 07/13/2018 - 01:19 Permalink

Liberal media such as Wapo and the NY Slime were on the slippery slope to their eventual death until Trump got elected. Since then they have seen a revival. Don't equate comments on ZH or other sites that no one pays attention to those clowns. You have over 100 million Hillary voters, Antifa, pussy hats galore, neocons, military, and others who lap up this crap and can't wait to see the last of Trump whether it be impeachment or death. Trump has put himself in a corner by his recent actions and words to stomp on Russia and Putin. If he doesn't crush Putin at Helsinki, won't happen, the shits going to hit the fan big time from the left and their presstitute media. Especially if he gives ground on anything no matter how minor. He could agree with Putin that the wallpaper in the bathroom was nice and the opposition would go wild with the sellout and agent of Russia crap.

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BabaLooey not dead yet Fri, 07/13/2018 - 06:35 Permalink




1% of the overall populace watches/reads/sees most ALLLLL MSM "shows".....fewer daily..

RE-HASH AND REGURGITATION is now the norm (Huffypoo to YeahHOO)...and that spreads....

UTube - Fecesbook - Twatter......get to maybe 15% let's say that with the Super Bowl.......

It's also why Roseanne HAD to go....

When you yank 22-25 MILLION to watch.....that's "too many"...

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MuffDiver69 Fri, 07/13/2018 - 01:04 Permalink

If you think your life sucks, just imagine being a Democrat - your spokesperson rotates between a 28 year old socialist, a low IQ con artist, a Marxist who honeymooned in the Soviet Union, a criminal who lost the most winnable election of our lifetime, and a fake Native American

I am Groot MuffDiver69 Fri, 07/13/2018 - 05:07 Permalink

That sounds like a lot of fucking ammo that might need to be expended in that general direction......

Democrats here in the US should just all move to Venezuela where they can Saul Alinsky themselves until the cows come home with that little cab driver Maduro. It would be a much healthier option for them than totally pissing off and facing down 270 million gun owners with over a trillions rounds of ammo.

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Mustahattu Fri, 07/13/2018 - 01:41 Permalink

"Chait believes that Russia is also behind the UK’s exit from the European Union" this is the moronic and robotic marxist joo run media corps that have programmed their presstitutes to repeat the same lies over and over again. There's also a CIA asset in every media company to make sure the message is anti-Putin.

BetterRalph Fri, 07/13/2018 - 03:50 Permalink

These are "Wasted Years"  , cue the Iron Maiden song.

If I know Russians, Time will build things up again with them. They are Justified Angry atm.  Back at home though in California like a pack of firecrackers going off in your hair. This new DSA replacing the DNC doesn't want to stop digging the hole, or is it holes, so maybe focus on rule of law vs the DSA and their holes, and get our own country in order and stop allowing these dishonorable traitors to drive perception, policy and talk smack about how good of leaders they are when they have no ideas at all. They are all frauds without honor or loyalty.

I Have more Ideas then they ever will.

Is-Be Fri, 07/13/2018 - 09:13 Permalink

Lift yer game, JPR!

Picking on the MSM is shooting fish in a barrel.

Prognosis: Sophia for President. That's why them Aliens have given AI to us. We couldn't organize a pissup in a brewery without whinging and rioting.

Stupid Ape! Why can't you just relax and drink beer? (Not that slop they sell in the USA. Real beer, made from hops and barley.)

GoldmanSax Fri, 07/13/2018 - 09:16 Permalink

PCR, please gargle that stuff out of your mouth. It is very gross. Stop laughing at the people you helped deceive. You had the WSJ and said what all these years? Now you are a truther? 

surf@jm Fri, 07/13/2018 - 09:43 Permalink


Hell, these days the weatherman has more credibility about anything, than the bubble headed bleach blonde telling about the plane crash with a gleam in her eye.......

You would have to be a total brain dead moron, to switch to a TV channel, that switches back and forth between a prestitute lying to you and a commercial lying to you........