Lunatic Politics (Part 1) - Russiagate Is A Religion

Authored by Michael Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

As the Snowden documents and David Sanger’s great new book and other books make plain, and as U.S. officials are wont to brag, the U.S. intelligence services break into computers and computer networks abroad at an astounding rate, certainly on a greater scale than any other intelligence service in the world.  Every one of these intrusions in another country violates that country’s criminal laws prohibiting unauthorized computer access and damage, no less than the Russian violations of U.S. laws outlined in Mueller’s indictment...

It is no response to say that the United States doesn’t meddle in foreign elections, because it has in the past - at least as recently as Bill Clinton’s intervention in the Russian presidential election of 1996 and possibly as recently as the Hillary Clinton State Department’s alleged intervention in Russia’s 2011 legislative elections.

And during the Cold War the United States intervened in numerous foreign elections, more than twice as often as the Soviet Union.

Intelligence history expert Loch Johnson told Scott Shane that the 2016 Russia electoral interference is “the cyber-age version of standard United States practice for decades, whenever American officials were worried about a foreign vote.” 

The CIA’s former chief of Russia operations, Steven L. Hall, told Shane: “If you ask an intelligence officer, did the Russians break the rules or do something bizarre, the answer is no, not at all.” Hall added that “the United States ‘absolutely’ has carried out such election influence operations historically, and I hope we keep doing it.”

LawfareUncomfortable Questions in the Wake of Russia Indictment 2.0 and Trump’s Press Conference With Putin

Nothing gets the phony “Resistance,” corporate media and neocons more hysterical than when Trump isn’t belligerent enough while meeting with foreign leaders abroad. While the pearl clutching was intense during the North Korea summit, the reoccurring, systematic outrage spectacle was taken to entirely new levels of stupidity and hyperbole during yesterday’s meeting with Putin in Finland.

The clown parade really got going after compulsive liar and former head of the CIA under Barack Obama, John Brennan, accused Trump of treason on Twitter — which resistance drones dutifully retweeted, liked and permanently enshrined within the gospel of Russiagate.

Some people hate Trump so intensely they’re willing to take the word of a professional liar and manipulator as scripture.

In fact, Brennan is so uniquely skilled at the dark art of deception, Trevor Timm, executive direction of the Freedom of the Press foundation described him in the following manner in a must read 2014 article

“this is the type of spy who apologizes even though he’s not sorry, who lies because he doesn’t like to tell the truth.” The article also refers to him as “the most talented liar in Washington.” 

This is the sort of hero the phony “resistance” is rallying around. No thank you.

It wasn’t just Brennan, of course. The mental disorder colloquially known as Trump Derangement Syndrome is widely distributed throughout society at this point. Baseless accusations of treason were thrown around casually by all sorts of TDS sufferers, including sitting members of Congress. To see the extent of the disease, take a look at the show put on by Democratic Congressman from Washington state, Rep. Adam Smith.

Via The Hill:

“At every turn of his trip to Europe, President Trump has followed a script that parallels Moscow’s plan to weaken and divide America’s allies and partners and undermine democratic values. There is an extensive factual record suggesting that President Trump’s campaign and the Russians conspired to influence our election for President Trump,” Smith, a top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee, said in an official statement.

“Now Trump is trying to cover it up. There is no sugar coating this. It is hard to see President Trump siding with Vladimir Putin over our own intelligence community and our criminal investigators as anything other than treason.”

Those are some serious accusations. He must surely have a strong argument to support such proclamations, right? Wrong. Turns out it was all show, pure politics.

In an interview with The Seattle Times, Smith expanded on his “treason” comment, saying Trump legally did not commit treason but has committed other impeachable offenses. 

“Treason might have been a little bit of hyperbole,” Smith told The Seattle Times. “There is no question in my mind that the United States has the need to begin an impeachment investigation.”

It says a lot that the resistance itself doesn’t even believe its own nonsense. They’re just using hyperbolic and dangerous language to make people crazy and feed more TDS.

Here’s yet another example of a wild-eyed Democratic Congressman sounding utterly bloodthirsty and unhinged. Rep. Steve Cohen of Tennessee is openly saying the U.S. is at war with Russia.

From The Hill:

“No question about it,” Cohen told Hill.TV’s Buck Sexton and Krystal Ball on “Rising” when asked whether the Russian hacking and propaganda effort constituted an act of war.

“It was a foreign interference with our basic Democratic values. The underpinnings of Democratic society is elections, and free elections, and they invaded our country,” he continued. 

Cohen went on to say that the U.S. should have countered with a cyber attack on Russia. 

“A cyber attack that made Russian society valueless. They could have gone into Russian banks, Russian government. Our cyber abilities are such that we could have attacked them with a cyber attack that would have crippled Russia,” he said. 

This is a very sick individual.

While the above is incredibly twisted, it’s become increasingly clear that Russiagate has become something akin to a religion. It’s adherents have become so attached to the story that Trump’s “wholly in the pocket of Putin,” they’re increasingly lobbing serious and baseless accusations against people who fail to acquiesce to their dogma.

I was a victim of this back in November 2016 when I was falsely slandered in The Washington Post’s ludicrous and now infamous PropOrNot article.

More recently, we’ve seen MSNBC pundit Malcom Nance (ex-military/intelligence) call Glenn Greenwald a Russian agent (without evidence of course), followed by “journalist” David Corn calling Rand Paul a “traitor” for stating indisputable facts.

Calling someone a traitor for stating obvious facts that threaten the hysteria you’re trying to cultivate is a prime example of how this whole thing has turned into some creepy D.C. establishment religion. If these people have such a solid case and the facts are on their side, there’s no need to resort to such demented craziness. It does nothing other than promote societal insanity and push the unconvinced away.

It’s because of stuff like this that we’re no longer able to have a real conversation about anything in this country (many Trump cheerleaders employ the same tactics) . This is a deadly thing for any society and will be explored in Part 2.

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Stu Elsample chubbar Wed, 07/18/2018 - 08:05 Permalink

Those loons demand that sane Americans who dare to disagree with their lunacy to be silenced, disarmed, and imprisoned. The sore losers' insanity will only worsen.

It's too bad that the Trump team doesn't have the guts to indict HRC. Anything that enrages her adoring idiots is good for the U.S..

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Chupacabra-322 Stu Elsample Wed, 07/18/2018 - 08:23 Permalink

@ Stu,

This could be over with leading six US Marshal Squadron’s, six AH-64 Apache helicopters, Huey’s, Humvee’s, prison buses for the immediate apprehension & arrests of George Bush Senior & Junior, Bill & Hillary Clinton & Barrack H. Obama.


That would put an immediate end to the last 30 plus years of Tyrannical Lawlessness.


I would also have the US Navy Seals immediately surround the Offices & Headquarters of the Pure Evil War Criminal Treasonous Seditious Psychopaths at & in the Operations Division of the CIA, FBI & DOJ.


All Operations would be conducted simultaneously as all Pure Evil War Criminal Treasonous Seditious Psychopaths at Large are armed & extremely dangerous.



Scenario Operation(s) described above are run on the cheap sort to speak. Less would actually be more.  Involving more “Agencies” & Personal could threaten the take down.  As the exact Agencies themselves at the Local, State & Federal Levels have all been, in one way or another Blackmailed, Compromised & Infiltrated by the aforementioned Criminals at Large.


Bush Senior +Bill & Hillary Clinton + Bush Jr. (Cheany Handler) + Obama = CIA


That’s 30 plus years of Infiltration at all Levels of every Intel, Law Enforcement Agencies, DOJ & virtually every Level of Government, NGO & Front Companies by the aforementioned Pure Evil War Criminal Treasonous Seditious Psychopaths at the CIA since they Executed Kenndedy.


This approach would also mentally subdue an already Divided Republic.  By arresting both sides of the False Right / Left Paradigm would effectively neutralize any Political or Social uprising by either side.

Clean Slate, again sort of speak.  


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jus_lite_reading Chupacabra-322 Wed, 07/18/2018 - 08:28 Permalink

Agreed. And don't forget the corrupt media's role in this as well. 


I'm afraid that I was right years ago, when I said that "a civil war is inevitable and it is 100% of the fault of libtards and progressives."

And my conclusion is that the Democrats have morphed into a sort of cult. They have NO arguments nor any rebuttal worth repeating. Like good cult members, they follow the party line and chant the slogan du jour.


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Cloud9.5 Stu Elsample Wed, 07/18/2018 - 09:06 Permalink

CW II was initiated when the plutocrats ran two ineligible candidates, neither of which was a natural born citizen.  That was the initial coup.  Race politics worked so well to silence all opposition in the first round, gender politics was slated for the second round.  By the grace of God and the actual functioning of the Electoral College, the second leg of the coup was cut off at the knees.

The master manipulators cannot grasp how their central plan failed.  The election of Trump denied them the air of legitimacy they so desperately needed to flood the country with illegals and disarm Middle America.  That is why the Russian Meddling Meme has captured their narrative.   They still intend to take us down.   They will attempt to assassinate Trump or they will attempt to impeach him.

Should the left steal the midterms with illegal voters, their call for impeachment will have no legitimacy.  Middle America will sit on the sidelines as the circus unfolds.  The trigger will be pulled when the gun confiscations begin.

Sic Semper Tyrannis

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Nunyadambizness Stu Elsample Wed, 07/18/2018 - 08:58 Permalink

Silencing people who disagree with you is what LEFTISTS do.  They silence their enemies, disarm the populace, send those liberty-loving individualists to "re-education" camps, and typically murder millions to get their way.  Communists/fascists/globalists, they're all the same, cut from the same cloth.  

As to HRC, here's hoping she is either indicted soon and put away in prison, or dies painfully in the next few weeks.  Preferably both.

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skbull44 Free This Wed, 07/18/2018 - 08:17 Permalink

I am amazed at how many otherwise intelligent people are buying into the Russiagate narrative (especially so close in time to the invasion of Iraq because of WMDs). It just emphasizes for me how powerful the propaganda machines truly are and the fact that the human mind, in its penchant for reducing cognitive dissonance, filters information in order to fit into preconceived notions.

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jus_lite_reading skbull44 Wed, 07/18/2018 - 08:38 Permalink

I'm not amazed but instead frightened. The modern left has morphed into a cult - a dangerous cult that would have no problem killing you and I if they had the chance. 

The irony is that I'm now a classical liberal by last decades standards as are most of the younger Republicans like myself who believe in freedom, equality and our constitution. I hate RINOS and war mongering crony capitalists. Yet, the modern left has embraced that and then some if it pushed their agenda. 

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Pollygotacracker algol_dog Wed, 07/18/2018 - 09:10 Permalink

Having dealt with Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses, (among others), there are two traits that all cults have in common. 

1.) An infallible leader or organizational structure.

2.) The inability to think in a straight line. Circular reasoning (negative feedback loop) becomes the norm.

The far left is becoming a cult. There is the belief in their omnipotence (Hillary couldn't lose unless some external force was in play). And, they can no longer even remotely consider divergent views or opinions. In fact, they employ the shunning routine with statements like "If you vote for Republicans, you are a traitor". These are not people in the normal sense. You are either a born again child of God, or a child of the Devil. Pick your side carefully. Be warned.

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buzzsaw99 Wed, 07/18/2018 - 08:10 Permalink

ironic that we all have to die because hitlary sold the nuke plans to china for a million bucks, or because some ukrainian kleptocrat donated a million to the clinton foundation to fuck with russia.

venturen Wed, 07/18/2018 - 08:11 Permalink

and yet the Democrats continue to lose power....GOP(I know lots of swampers)  controls all branches of government in 27 states and all branches of federal, Demos 7 states....3 of which are bankrupt.


Trump needs to depower them....and removing SALT deductions is a good first step....remove federal centers in CA, NY, DC, CT, MD,

J Mahoney Wed, 07/18/2018 - 08:12 Permalink

Peace through STRENGTH. like Reagan -- Dems are just anti anything when they are not in control and are too ignorant to see people are waking up to the fact

Last of the Mi… Wed, 07/18/2018 - 08:13 Permalink

Not a religion, we're through the looking glass now, this is a prolonged sustained attempt at a coup. 

Liberals are always about the misuse of terminology. Cankles and her "resistance" is a prime example. What she is referring to is an attempt at a break-away republic, nothing less than what occurred during the civil war. 

The treason comments about Trump are just more of the same. Nothing more than an attempt to take the upper hand and determine the "terminology" no matter how inappropriate for their own demented use. 

Charges of treason against Trump hide their own treason in the long running Muller investigation and it's attempt at replacing a duly elected president. Nothing more, nothing less. 

otschelnik Wed, 07/18/2018 - 08:15 Permalink

Political parties are a high priority target for any intelligence service.  If the DNC didn't have firewalls, and conduct professional business from their private servers (it was Podesta's personal email that Wikileaks published), or Hillary's Chappaqua basement server as sec. of state, then they're a bunch of idiots!

Hell, Eric "the shit" Schmidt of GOOG was their top technical advisor!   What did the dem's expect???

J J Pettigrew Wed, 07/18/2018 - 08:17 Permalink

Last week Trump was an over the top fascist, jingoistic make America Great overly patriotic President..


Now he is accused of Treason....

Which is it? (a question for the LEFT media)

BetterRalph J J Pettigrew Wed, 07/18/2018 - 09:57 Permalink

Never ask a question that you don't provide the answer for, otherwise they will fill the blank in with garbage you don't want to hear. The left will say Treason. You know this, I know this. So don't give them opportunity, turn their damn channels off, speak in facts that make them want to commit suicide. Don't leave questions open for their biased judgement, they will find some nonsense and always play devils advocate, no matter if the truth is plain.

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vladiki Wed, 07/18/2018 - 08:17 Permalink

The hysteria about Russian 'interference' is beyond a joke. The US is losing its mind, and armed to the teeth, and that's a big worry to the other 6.5 billion on the planet.  The risk is not from Putin or China - they're adult, sane and predictable. It's from infantile geriatrics like McCain and Brennan. They've watched too many movies and see the world as made up of "good" and "bad". They know the US is "good" (because they just do, that's why) and feel entitled/obligated to take on the "bad".  Their lack of insight is astonishing.

They know that the CIA exists to secretly advance its notion of America's interests by INTERFERING overseas constantly; that for a century the US has recurrently sent soldiers into other countries to KILL PEOPLE our leaders didn't like, and to "give them democracy" (a fatuous impossible aim). Our blundering into "regime change" has created mayhem and misery for millions.  They've have learned nothing from Vietnam. Afghanistan's a mess again; Syria a wasteland.  Hillary's Girl Scout intereference in Libya has resulted in that country regressing, and mass migration of Africans into Europe, creating a problem for Europe that it may never solve. It was a disgrace. She didn't "deserve the presidency", she deserved to be flogged.

Trump's foregin policy is the most sensible we've seen since Eisenhower ("we don't have to like them, but they're not all bad, LIKE WE"RE NOT ALL GOOD and it's much smarter to get on, and aim for incremental change)". Those crazy old bastards are out to stop him, and we can't let them.

shovelhead Wed, 07/18/2018 - 08:23 Permalink

Each shovel load of shit they toss is burying their own coffin.

I had to stop with the popcorn. It was making me fart.

I'll give pork rinds and Tabasco a go. If I'm gonna fart, it might as well be worth it.