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Is the Violent Dismemberment of Russia Official US Policy?

Neocons make the case that the West should not only seek to contain “Moscow’s imperial ambitions” but to actively seek the dismemberment of Russia as a whole.

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Authored by Erik D’Amato via The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity:


If there’s one thing everyone in today’s Washington can agree on, it’s that whenever an official or someone being paid by the government says something truly outrageous or dangerous, there should be consequences, if only a fleeting moment of media fury.

With one notable exception: Arguing that the US should be quietly working to promote the violent disintegration and carving up of the largest country on Earth.

Because so much of the discussion around US-Russian affairs is marked by hysteria and hyperbole, you are forgiven for assuming this is an exaggeration. Unfortunately it isn’t. Published in the Hill under the dispassionate title “Managing Russia’s dissolution,” author Janusz Bugajski makes the case that the West should not only seek to contain “Moscow’s imperial ambitions” but to actively seek the dismemberment of Russia as a whole.

Engagement, criticism and limited sanctions have simply reinforced Kremlin perceptions that the West is weak and predictable. To curtail Moscow’s neo-imperialism a new strategy is needed, one that nourishes Russia’s decline and manages the international consequences of its dissolution.

Like many contemporary cold warriors, Bugajski toggles back and forth between overhyping Russia’s might and its weaknesses, notably a lack of economic dynamism and a rise in ethnic and regional fragmentation.But his primary argument is unambiguous: That the West should actively stoke longstanding regional and ethnic tensions with the ultimate aim of a dissolution of the Russian Federation, which Bugajski dismisses as an “imperial construct.”

The rationale for dissolution should be logically framed: In order to survive, Russia needs a federal democracy and a robust economy; with no democratization on the horizon and economic conditions deteriorating, the federal structure will become increasingly ungovernable…

To manage the process of dissolution and lessen the likelihood of conflict that spills over state borders, the West needs to establish links with Russia’s diverse regions and promote their peaceful transition toward statehood.

Even more alarming is Bugajski’s argument that the goal should not be self-determination for breakaway Russian territories, but the annexing of these lands to other countries. “Some regions could join countries such as Finland, Ukraine, China and Japan, from whom Moscow has forcefully appropriated territories in the past.”

It is, needless to say, impossible to imagine anything like this happening without sparking a series of conflicts that could mirror the Yugoslav Wars. Except in this version the US would directly culpable in the ignition of the hostilities, and in range of 6,800 Serbian nuclear warheads.

So who is Janusz Bugajski, and who is he speaking for?

The author bio on the Hill’s piece identifies him as a senior fellow at the Center for European Policy Analysis, a Washington, D.C. think-tank. But CEPA is no ordinary talk shop: Instead of the usual foundations and well-heeled individuals, its financial backers seem to be mostly arms of the US government, including the Department of State, the Department of Defense, the US Mission to NATO, the US-government-sponsored National Endowment for Democracy, as well as as veritable who’s who of defense contractors, including Raytheon, Bell Helicopter, BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin and Textron. Meanwhile, Bugajski chairs the South-Central Europe area studies program at the Foreign Service Institute of the US Department of State.

To put it in perspective, it is akin to a Russian with deep ties to the Kremlin and arms-makers arguing that the Kremlin needed to find ways to break up the United States and, if possible, have these breakaway regions absorbed by Mexico and Canada. (A scenario which alas is not as far-fetched as it might have been a few years ago; many thousands in California now openly talk of a “Calexit,” and many more in Mexico of a reconquista.)

Meanwhile, it’s hard to imagine a quasi-official voice like Bugajski’s coming out in favor of a similar policy vis-a-vis China, which has its own restive regions, and which in geopolitical terms is no more or less of a threat to the US than Russia. One reason may be that China would consider an American call for secession by the Tibetans or Uyghurs to be a serious intrusion into their internal affairs, unlike Russia, which doesn’t appear to have noticed or been ruffled by Bugajski’s immodest proposal.

Indeed, just as the real scandal in Washington is what’s legal rather than illegal, the real outrage in this case is that few or none in DC finds Bugajski’s virtual declaration of war notable.

But it is. It is the sort of provocation that international incidents are made of, and if you are a US taxpayer, it is being made in your name, and it should be among your outrages of the month.

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Would this not be surprising? Hasn’t Washington ‘dismembered’ any government/nation refusing to bow to it? I would say that Washington would be in for a very rude awakening.

Olivia Kroth
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Washington will be in for a rude awakening and a rude dismembering of its own limbs: let’s cut off Florida, South Californa, Alaska first. The rest will follow.

Olivia Kroth
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California was divided into two halves by the rapacious USA. Lets reunite North and South California under Mexican rule. California was Mexican property and should be returned. Then let’s give Alaska back to the Russians. Alaska used to be Russian territory, then sold to the USA. Let’s steal it back for Russia, after all, the USA are masters of theft. Let’s imitate them. Finally, cut off Florida and give it to Cuba as a New Year’s gift. Cuba has suffered so much injustice from the USA that it is entitled to some recompensation. Most inhabitants of Florida are exiled Cubans,… Read more »

Olivia Kroth
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The Poles are trouble makers in Russia, always have been, always will be. Let’s look at the Polish whore Matilda, who wormed her way into the last tsar’s bed, disturbing his marriage to his wife, Empress Alexandra Feodorovna (1872 – 1918). She was of German origin, Princess Alix of Hesse and by Rhine. The Polish whore, Mathilda-Marie Feliksovna Kschessinskaya (Polish: Matylda Maria Krzesińska) worked as a dancer in Saint Petersburg. Nicolas II and his whole family were murdered in 1918, during the Russian Revolution, because he exploited the poor people of Russia, and certainly also because of his immoral conduct,… Read more »

Shaun Ramewe
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Shaun Ramewe

Don’t forget to give Hawaii, Western Samoa and Guam back to the native peoples too – and the whole of stolen-land America – and Puerto Rico too.

Olivia Kroth
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Right, Shaun! In fact, none of North America belongs to the white US Americans, they stole all of the land from the Natives, while killing them in masses. Give it all back to their descendents!

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Normski

Where does Washington find these so called experts like Janusz Bugajski – he’s talking from an orifice about six inches below the waist line. Dismemberment of Russia isn’t going to happen – the Russian’s will defend their motherland to the last bullet. Numerous adversaries have made attempts to dismember and conquer Russia and failed!.

Hunter
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Hunter

Normski, You probably remember the recent (last year of the one before) Vladimir Putin’s comments about Russia’s military reaction if the Usurper States of Aggression dared to (greedly and stupidly, as usual) declare war to Russia and go to war against Russia. His warning was: Russia lost 27,000,000 people (civilians and military) during WW2. Since then no other country (referring to Germany I guess…) will be allowed to start a war against Russia. Russia will go nuclear instantly!!! (And Russia has many nuclear vectors to deal once and for all with the Usurper States. Unfortunately, that will be the end… Read more »

Platon
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Platon

I hold out hope that parts of Russian Siberia will survive and lay the cornerstone for a new, beautiful and more intelligent human race than the one we are about to leave behind. Nuclear eugenics, anyone?

igor
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igor

Actually he said war will not be waged on Russian soil

Olivia Kroth
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Not only are the idiotic Polacks against Russia, they are furthermore anti-semitic. They helped the Nazis to round up Jews in Poland and place them in concentration camps. Now the dumb Polacks continue their antisemitic hate. The Times of Israel reports “Poland picks former hate group boss to police internet, says Jewish organization AJC says that Adam Andruszkiewicz, the Polish secretary of state in the Digital Affairs Ministry, leads a group which states ‘Jews are a racist foreign group’ in its ideological doctrine …” The Poles are getting dumb and dumber, because they have been practising incest for centuries, killing… Read more »

Olivia Kroth
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The ugly truth about Polish anti-semitism:

Olivia Kroth
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The Polish antisemites never paid any reparations to the families of those Jewish citizens that they sent to the extermination camps with Nazi help. They paid nothing at all, until this very day, although they stole a lot of Jewish possessions and real estate, after they had helped murdering them.

This is not ‘bigly’, this is ‘poorly”! What else could we expect from a bankrupt, failed state like that of Poland? Nothing good will ever come from there, nothing at all.

Olivia Kroth
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TASS reports that a former Auschwitz prisoner says Poland distorts the truth about World War II and is an occupied country today. It hosts US troops and a CIA prison. Poland is not free.

Former Auschwitz inmate blasts Poland’s distortion of history for political gain
January 24, 12:14
Former prisoner of the Auschwitz concentration camp Bogdan Bartnikowski said that in Poland, the history of World War II and its consequences are distorted according to the political climate
More:
http://tass.com/society/1041558

Olivia Kroth
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WARSAW, January 24. /TASS/. Warsaw’s crusade to tear down Red Army monuments is a disgrace to the country, said former prisoner of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Oswiecim, Poland, Bogdan Bartnikowski. On January 27, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the whole world will remember the tragic death of millions of innocent people at the hands of the Nazi oppressors. The largest extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau was freed by the Red Army 74 years ago. Bartnikowski was placed in the extermination camp in August 1944 at the age of 12. In January 1945, he and his mother were taken to Berlin to clear… Read more »

Olivia Kroth
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Regarding “violent dismemberment”: In 1941 the antisemitic, primitive Poles “dismembered” a whole Jewish community of 1.600 people in Poland. The narrow-minded Polacks are great “dismemberers” until this very day. Neighbors: The Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne, Poland, is a 2001 book by historian Jan T. Gross, exploring the July 1941 Jedwabne massacre committed against Polish Jews by their non-Jewish neighbors in the village of Jedwabne in Nazi-occupied Poland. The book describes how the massacre was perpetrated by non-Jewish Poles, and not by the German invaders. Today, the Polish authorities still deny that this atrocity and others were committed.… Read more »

Olivia Kroth
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This week, there is a remembrance action going on in Moscow, commemorating the Auschwitz genocide in Poland.
#НеделяПамяти.
#МыПомним.
What are the Poles doing in Warsaw to commemorate this atrocitiy going on in their own territory, with the help of many Polish Nazi collaborators?
“Remember Auschwitz” – “Remember Polish collaboration in Jewish genocide” – “Remember dismemberment of Jews by Polish murderers”

Olivia Kroth
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Normski asks: Where does Washington find these so called experts like Janusz Bugajski? Washington finds them in the Polish homelands, where there is a plentiful reservoir of feeble-minded idiots. Bloomberg reports: “European Union President Donald Tusk joined mourners in paying tribute to assassinated Gdansk Mayor Pawel Adamowicz, whose murder has shaken a country marred by political divisions in an election year. Thousands of citizens — some of whom traveled long distances — along with Polish President Andrzej Duda, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, former presidents, prime ministers and other members of the country’s elite participated in the solemn mass at St.… Read more »

Olivia Kroth
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Anti-Polish sentiment has a long tradition, and it is still very strong all over Europe and in Russia. Maybe the USA do not understand much about this part of European history, as they keep hiring emigrant Poles to work for them as “useful idiots” at the UN? Organized persecution of Poles happened in the Russian Empire, mainly under Tsar Nicholas II. In the Russian language, the term mazurik (мазурик) is a synonym for “pickpocket” or “petty thief”. Literally it means “little Masovian”, Masovia being a part of Poland. In Europe, the expression “Polish plumber” symbolizes the threat of cheap labor… Read more »

Olivia Kroth
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To make you laugh and brighten your day, here is a little parody about the Poles:

Olivia Kroth
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Furthermore, the Poles are too dumb to fly! If you want to fly safely, never fly with a Polish airline. The Katyn plane crash (plenty of Poles on board): On 10 April 2010, a Tupolev Tu-154 aircraft of the Polish Air Force crashed near the city of Smolensk, Russia, killing all 96 people on board. Among the victims were the President of Poland Lech Kaczyński and his wife Maria, the former President of Poland in exile Ryszard Kaczorowski, the chief of the Polish General Staff and other senior Polish military officers, the president of the National Bank of Poland, Polish… Read more »

Olivia Kroth
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Polish plane crash in Russia:

Olivia Kroth
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Thankfully, after that crash in 2010, Polish tourism to the Russian Federation has diminished drastically. I can’t say that I am sorry about that. The less Poles in Russia, the better. Chinese tourists come in great numbers and they bring along a ot more cash than the poor Poles do.

Olivia Kroth
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Following the shootdown of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine in July 2014, the Polish government on 24 July cancelled the “Polish Year in Russia” and “Russian Year in Poland” that were planned for 2015.

Well, I am glad they cancelled it. Who needs dumb Poles in Russia? Stay out of Russia, you Polack idiots, and keep complaining to the UN.

Olivia Kroth
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Polack idyll:

igor
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igor

pszeks

igor
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igor

Couldn’t agree more.

igor
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igor

Lot of losers died. Good riddance

peter mcloughlin
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The ‘dismemberment of Russia’ as an objective will lead to nuclear war. Power, (manifested as interest) was present in very conflict in history – no exception. It is the underlying motivation for war. History shows that every civilization/nation eventually gets the war it is trying to avoid: utter defeat. This applies as much today as any other time in history. Leaders and decision-makers delude themselves, thinking they can avoid their fate, convincing themselves they can win when they can’t. https://www.ghostsofhistory.wordpress.com/

Hunter
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Hunter

The oligarchs who drive/order governments for their own never enough need$$$$$$$$$ have been convinced that their super bunkers will save them from a nuclear winter. Totally wrong! Nuclear radiation lasts longer and longer as it diminishes. For instance, plutonium bombs’ radiation last about a maximum of 7 to 10 years, but depleted uranium, just like the one used in Iraq by the US to make bullets, bombs, grenades, etc. can last millions of years. Talk about another stupid USA wrongdoing! Go check photos of difformed Iraqis, but I also suggest difformed Vietnamese babies (in this case it’s still the consequences… Read more »

Tom Welsh
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Tom Welsh

“Janusz Bugajski…” One of the best things about Poles is that they have such distinctive names. That makes it easy to pick them out in a crowd – or in Washington DC. So a Pole wants Russia to be dismembered – what an astonishing surprise. Just imagine the furore if a Russian were to propose the dismemberment of Poland – which, after WW2, immediately grew to enormous proportions, mainly at the expense of Germany. Come to think of it, during the 18th and 19th centuries Poland itself came very close to disappearing completely, as it was partitioned between Prussia, Russia… Read more »

Olivia Kroth
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The name reminds me of Polish-US blabbermouth Zbigniew Kazimierz “Zbig” Brzezinski and his blabbermouth offspring, Mika Brzezinski, blabbering away in a popular US talk show. Blabbering seems to be a favourite Polish (and US-Polish) pastime. The Poles never achieved anything worthwhile because they are preoccupied with blabbering. If only Russia, Prussia and Austria had dismembered that blabbermouth nation of Poland permanently. But no! The Soviet Union even helped Poland during World War II and freed Auschwitz from the Nazis. Today another Polish blabbermouth (forgot his name) is even chief of the EU. Polish blabbering never dies out! It’s in their… Read more »

TravelAbout
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TravelAbout

You mean the yammering Tusk?

Olivia Kroth
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Yes, right, just looked him up in wikipedia, yammering Tusk: Donald Franciszek Tusk (half German, half Kashubian, nationality Polish).

Olivia Kroth
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Another dumb pretentious Pole in Russian history was “the false Dmitry” who had pretentions to ascend the tsarist throne:

Dmitry I ( Димитрий Первый), there were rumors that Dmitry was an illegitimate son of the Polish king, Stefan Batory, who had reigned from 1575 to 1586; according to a later tale, Dmitry blurted out that identity when once slapped by a violent master.

Blurting out and pretending, that has a long history in Poland. It is in their DNA, passed down from one generation to the next.

No wonder that most Russians despise Poland.

Platon
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Platon

Dimitri was not a Pole. Though Poles supported him for their own ends.
The devil is always in the details.

Here is a link to a ‘False Dimitri’ however who WIKI says was probably a Jew. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/False_Dmitry_II

tzz
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Yammering loudmouth Donald Tusk, so-called “President” of the dictatorial EU, not only wants to meddle in Russian affairs but also in Venezuelan affairs. Now he is declaring Venezuela’s democratically elected President Nicolas Maduro as “illegal”. The loudmouthed Polack cretin Tusk should sweep out his own pigsty, the failed bankrupt Polish dump, instead of playing “world arbiter”. That Polack idiot!

TASS reports:
… Western politicians claim to serve as the voice of the Venezuelan people. For instance, (…) Donald Tusk said that ‘unlike Maduro, the parliamentary assembly, including Juan Guaido, have a democratic mandate from Venezuelan citizens’.

More:
http://tass.com/politics/1041552

Platon
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Platon

Is it not official Jewish policy now to attack the Poles? You are a putative expert on the subject so I ask.
I believe there is talk of reparations among your tribe against… well everyone, but Poles in particular an this point in time.

Platon
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Platon

Poles are the Smeagles of Slavic ethnicity.

Guy
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Guy

What an air head this Janusz Bugajski. More brazen rhetoric would be hard to find .I have to wonder if they actually believe their bull$hit or are they just playing for the eyes and ears of the MIC / deep state who pay his salary .

Platon
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Platon

This incarnation of Zbigniew Brszeszinski (what did someone mean by ‘ you can always spot a Pole by their name!?) better watch his back. Mika Brszeszinska-Bathory will be looking to breed him in order to bring back ‘daddy’.

Platon
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Platon

Ninety percent of ‘NeoCons’ are inheritors of the Bolshevik Jews, and often, as is the case with Adam Schiff, direct descendants of the Jews who funded the murder of the Czar and the Holocaust of Christian Slavs in the Russian Empire 1917 – 1975 (they call it ‘The Russian Revolution’). Russia is, for them, the scene of the crime. Like the wreckage of that more recent ‘scene of the crime’ which was hastily removed without forensic investigation, the WTC, the return of Russia endangers the global conspiracy of the Neo-Bolsheviks with exposure. That is part of the criminal logic of… Read more »

Platon
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Platon

All the Evil of the West gathered in one building, like an ISIS wedding! Just one nuke now, Mr Putin, would save a powerful lot of headaches in the future. It is not even certain that anyone would bother retaliating.

Platon
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Platon

The mere reading of the ravings of this Golem Bugajski is like taking a dirty bath in Neo-Bolshevik bathwater! Very modest of psychopath Bugajski to not mention Poland as an inheritor of chunks of ‘dismembered’ Russia. The lack of alarm at the evidence of Talmudo-Satanists in high places in the USA is a very dangerous phenomenon. The good news is, those who are aware of it’s prevalence and the tolerance which people like Bugajski enjoy, will be far more muscular and eager, when the time comes, to cleanse the entire West with fire and radiation. The various psychoses of the… Read more »

cheryl sanchez
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cheryl sanchez

Richard Gage Latest News – Architects & Engineers for 9 11 Truth https://youtu.be/0AIaHuLrOqA via @YouTube

cheryl sanchez
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cheryl sanchez

the Violent Dismemberment of USSR has been on the tables in USA Military minds since 1948

Olivia Kroth
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The violent dismemberment of Russia and the USSR has been in the minds of the US military for a long time. How about dismembering the US for a change? Let’s sturt cutting off Alaska in the North, South California in the Southwest and Florida in the Southeast. If it cannot be done by military means, a nice and strong tsunami would do …

Olivia Kroth
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And finally, to round up this interesting topic: Polack jokes! Why wasn’t Christ born in Poland? – Because they could not find three wise men and a virgin. —————- How did the Germans conquer Poland so fast at the beginning of World War II? – They marched in backwards and the Polacks thought they were leaving. —————- How do you stop a Polack army on horseback? – Turn off the carousel. ————— Did you hear in the news that a 747 recently crashed in a cemetery in Poland? – The Polack officials have so far retrieved 2.000 bodies. ————– Did… Read more »

igor
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igor

pszek firing squad they stand in a circle

Olivia Kroth
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Yeah, right! I wish all Polacks would stand in their own firing squad circles. Good riddance to bad rubbish!

Jean Lasson
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Jean Lasson

Janusz Bugajski : just another russophobic Pole. Is he smart enough and filled with hatred to be the Zbignew Brezinski’s successor ?

Olivia Kroth
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That dumb idiot Janusz Bugajaski is filled with hatred but not smart enough. Have you ever heard of an intelligent Polack? I have not!

Shaun Ramewe
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Shaun Ramewe

Dream on you Zio-Western coward perverts.

Olivia Kroth
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Well, they would try dismembering Russia, if they could. But they cannot. The Russian defence is strong.

Olivia Kroth
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Another Polish wiseguy needs to have his say on Russian affairs that do not concern Poland: Obstructionist Mateusz Morawiecki would like to stop the gas pipeline Nordstream but admits that this is difficult, because Poland is a zero. That shitty, backward little country has got nothing to say at all, thank goodness. The dumb Polacks should keep their mouths shut. They are making a laughing-stock of themselves. TASS reports: Obstructing implementation of Nord Stream 2 is difficult, Poland’s PM admits Business & Economy January 27 WARSAW, January 27. /TASS/. Halting construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is not… Read more »

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Mueller report takes ‘Russian meddling’ for granted, offers no actual evidence

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Special counsel Robert Mueller’s ‘Russiagate’ report has cleared Donald Trump of ‘collusion’ charges but maintains that Russia meddled in the 2016 US presidential election. Yet concrete evidence of that is nowhere to be seen.

The report by Mueller and his team, made public on Thursday by the US Department of Justice, exonerates not just Trump but all Americans of any “collusion” with Russia, “obliterating” the Russiagate conspiracy theory, as journalist Glenn Greenwald put it.

However, it asserts that Russian “interference” in the election did happen, and says it consisted of a campaign on social media as well as Russian military intelligence (repeatedly referred to by its old, Soviet-era name, GRU) “hacking” the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), the DNC, and the private email account of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair, John Podesta.

As evidence of this, the report basically offers nothing but Mueller’s indictment of “GRU agents,” delivered on the eve of the Helsinki Summit between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in what was surely a cosmic coincidence.

Indictments are not evidence, however, but allegations. Any time it looks like the report might be bringing up proof, it ends up being redacted, ostensibly to protect sources and methods, and out of concern it might cause “harm to an ongoing matter.”

‘Active measures’ on social media

Mueller’s report leads with the claim that the Internet Research Agency (IRA) ran an “active measures” campaign of social media influence. Citing Facebook and Twitter estimates, the report says this consisted of 470 Facebook accounts that made 80,000 posts that may have been seen by up to 126 million people, between January 2015 and August 2017 (almost a year after the election), and 3,814 Twitter accounts that “may have been” in contact with about 1.4 million people.

Those numbers may seem substantial but, as investigative journalist Gareth Porter pointed out in November 2018, they should be regarded against the background of 33 trillion Facebook posts made during the same period.

According to Mueller, the IRA mind-controlled the American electorate by spending “approximately $100,000” on Facebook ads, hiring someone to walk around New York City “dressed up as Santa Claus with a Trump mask,” and getting Trump campaign affiliates to promote “dozens of tweets, posts, and other political content created by the IRA.” Dozens!

Meanwhile, the key evidence against IRA’s alleged boss Evgeny Prigozhin is that he “appeared together in public photographs” with Putin.

Alleged hacking & release

The report claims that the GRU hacked their way into 29 DCCC computers and another 30 DNC computers, and downloaded data using software called “X-Tunnel.” It is unclear how Mueller’s investigators claim to know this, as the report makes no mention of them or FBI actually examining DNC or DCCC computers. Presumably they took the word of CrowdStrike, the Democrats’ private contractor, for it.

However obtained, the documents were published first through DCLeaks and Guccifer 2.0 – which the report claims are “fictitious online personas” created by the GRU – and later through WikiLeaks. What is Mueller’s proof that these two entities were “GRU” cutouts? In a word, this:

That the Guccifer 2.0 persona provided reporters access to a restricted portion of the DCLeaks website tends to indicate that both personas were operated by the same or a closely-related group of people.(p. 43)

However, the report acknowledges that the “first known contact” between Guccifer 2.0 and WikiLeaks was on September 15, 2016 – months after the DNC and DCCC documents were published! Here we do get actual evidence: direct messages on Twitter obtained by investigators. Behold, these “spies” are so good, they don’t even talk – and when they do, they use unsecured channels.

Mueller notably claims “it is clear that the stolen DNC and Podesta documents were transferred from the GRU to WikiLeaks” (the rest of that sentence is redacted), but the report clearly implies the investigators do not actually know how. On page 47, the report says Mueller “cannot rule out that stolen documents were transferred to WikiLeaks through intermediaries who visited during the summer of 2016.”

Strangely, the report accuses WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange of making “public statements apparently designed to obscure the source” of the materials (p.48), notably the offer of a reward for finding the murderer of DNC staffer Seth Rich – even though this can be read as corroborating the intermediaries theory, and Assange never actually said Rich was his source.

The rest of Mueller’s report goes on to discuss the Trump campaign’s contacts with anyone even remotely Russian and to create torturous constructions that the president had “obstructed” justice by basically defending himself from charges of being a Russian agent – neither of which resulted in any indictments, however. But the central premise that the 22-month investigation, breathless media coverage, and the 448-page report are based on – that Russia somehow meddled in the 2016 election – remains unproven.

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Rumors of War: Washington Is Looking for a Fight

The bill stands up for NATO and prevents the President from pulling the US out of the Alliance without a Senate vote.

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It is depressing to observe how the United States of America has become the evil empire. Having served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and in the Central Intelligence Agency for the second half of the Cold War, I had an insider’s viewpoint of how an essentially pragmatic national security policy was being transformed bit by bit into a bipartisan doctrine that featured as a sine qua non global dominance for Washington. Unfortunately, when the Soviet Union collapsed the opportunity to end once and for all the bipolar nuclear confrontation that threatened global annihilation was squandered as President Bill Clinton chose instead to humiliate and use NATO to contain an already demoralized and effectively leaderless Russia.

American Exceptionalism became the battle cry for an increasingly clueless federal government as well as for a media-deluded public. When 9/11 arrived, the country was ready to lash out at the rest of the world. President George W. Bush growled that “There’s a new sheriff in town and you are either with us or against us.” Afghanistan followed, then Iraq, and, in a spirit of bipartisanship, the Democrats came up with Libya and the first serious engagement in Syria. In its current manifestation, one finds a United States that threatens Iran on a nearly weekly basis and tears up arms control agreements with Russia while also maintaining deployments of US forces in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia and places like Mali. Scattered across the globe are 800 American military bases while Washington’s principal enemies du jour Russia and China have, respectively, only one and none.

Never before in my lifetime has the United States been so belligerent, and that in spite of the fact that there is no single enemy or combination of enemies that actually threaten either the geographical United States or a vital interest. Venezuela is being threatened with invasion primarily because it is in the western hemisphere and therefore subject to Washington’s claimed proconsular authority. Last Wednesday Vice President Mike Pence told the United Nations Security Council that the White House will remove Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro from power, preferably using diplomacy and sanctions, but “all options are on the table.” Pence warned that Russia and other friends of Maduro need to leave now or face the consequences.

The development of the United States as a hostile and somewhat unpredictable force has not gone unnoticed. Russia has accepted that war is coming no matter what it does in dealing with Trump and is upgrading its forces. By some estimates, its army is better equipped and more combat ready than is that of the United States, which spends nearly ten times as much on “defense.”

Iran is also upgrading its defensive capabilities, which are formidable. Now that Washington has withdrawn from the nuclear agreement with Iran, has placed a series of increasingly punitive sanctions on the country, and, most recently, has declared a part of the Iranian military to be a “foreign terrorist organization” and therefore subject to attack by US forces at any time, it is clear that war will be the next step. In three weeks, the United States will seek to enforce a global ban on any purchases of Iranian oil. A number of countries, including US nominal ally Turkey, have said they will ignore the ban and it will be interesting to see what the US Navy intends to do to enforce it. Or what Iran will do to break the blockade.

But even given all of the horrific decisions being made in the White House, there is one organization that is far crazier and possibly even more dangerous. That is the United States Congress, which is, not surprisingly, a legislative body that is viewed positively by only 18 per cent of the American people.

A current bill originally entitled the “Defending American Security from Kremlin Aggression Act (DASKA) of 2019,” is numbered S-1189. It has been introduced in the Senate which will “…require the Secretary of State to determine whether the Russian Federation should be designated as a state sponsor of terrorism and whether Russian-sponsored armed entities in Ukraine should be designated as foreign terrorist organizations.” The bill is sponsored by Republican Senator Cory Gardner of Colorado and is co-sponsored by Democrat Robert Menendez of New Jersey.

The current version of the bill was introduced on April 11th and it is by no means clear what kind of support it might actually have, but the fact that it actually has surfaced at all should be disturbing to anyone who believes it is in the world’s best interest to avoid direct military confrontation between the United States and Russia.

In a a press release by Gardner, who has long been pushing to have Russia listed as a state sponsor of terrorism, a February version of the bill is described as “…comprehensive legislation [that] seeks to increase economic, political, and diplomatic pressure on the Russian Federation in response to Russia’s interference in democratic processes abroad, malign influence in Syria, and aggression against Ukraine, including in the Kerch Strait. The legislation establishes a comprehensive policy response to better position the US government to address Kremlin aggression by creating new policy offices on cyber defenses and sanctions coordination. The bill stands up for NATO and prevents the President from pulling the US out of the Alliance without a Senate vote. It also increases sanctions pressure on Moscow for its interference in democratic processes abroad and continued aggression against Ukraine.”

The February version of the bill included Menendez, Democrat Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, Democrat Ben Cardin of Maryland and Republican Lindsey Graham of South Carolina as co-sponsors, suggesting that provoking war is truly bipartisan in today’s Washington.

Each Senator co-sponsor contributed a personal comment to the press release. Gardner observed that “Putin’s Russia is an outlaw regime that is hell-bent on undermining international law and destroying the US-led liberal global order.” Menendez noted that “President Trump’s willful paralysis in the face of Kremlin aggression has reached a boiling point in Congress” while Graham added that “Our goal is to change the status quo and impose meaningful sanctions and measures against Putin’s Russia. He should cease and desist meddling in the US electoral process, halt cyberattacks on American infrastructure, remove Russia from Ukraine, and stop efforts to create chaos in Syria.” Cardin contributed “Congress continues to take the lead in defending US national security against continuing Russian aggression against democratic institutions at home and abroad” and Shaheen observed that “This legislation builds on previous efforts in Congress to hold Russia accountable for its bellicose behavior against the United States and its determination to destabilize our global world order.”

The Senatorial commentary is, of course, greatly exaggerated and sometimes completely false regarding what is going on in the world, but it is revealing of how ignorant American legislators can be and often are. The Senators also ignore the fact that the designation of presumed Kremlin surrogate forces as “foreign terrorist organizations” is equivalent to a declaration of war against them by the US military, while hypocritically calling Russia a state sponsor of terrorism is bad enough, as it is demonstrably untrue. But the real damage comes from the existence of the bill itself. It will solidify support for hardliners on both sides, guaranteeing that there will be no rapprochement between Washington and Moscow for the foreseeable future, a development that is bad for everyone involved. Whether it can be characterized as an unintended consequence of unwise decision making or perhaps something more sinister involving a deeply corrupted congress and administration remains to be determined.

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Americans: Are you represented in Congress by a stooge of Saudi Crown Prince Salman?

The Sauds’ plan is to saturation-bomb the narrow access-route that supplies all food into the Houthis’ region of Yemen so as to starve the Houthis to death and thereby enable Prince Salman’s stooge to run Yemen.

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You can find out here by clicking there to see how your Representative and your two Senators voted on the resolution to stop U.S. arming and aid to Prince Salman’s war to starve millions of Houthis to death. In neither house did the resolution pass with enough votes to be able to override Salman’s stooge Trump’s veto of it, and so our Government will continue to support this extermination.

The Sauds’ plan is to saturation-bomb the narrow access-route that supplies all food into the Houthis’ region of Yemen so as to starve the Houthis to death and thereby enable Prince Salman’s stooge to run Yemen.

This plan would have no chance to succeed if the U.S. withdrew its backing of and participation in it.

“If we suspend providing spare parts for their F-15s, their air force would be grounded in two weeks” — Robert Jordan, former US ambassador to Saudi Arabia

In other words: this slaughter-campaign isn’t only Prince Salman’s, it is Trump’s, too. In fact, you can see the entire Saudi-led coalition that’s backing this extermination-campaign, by clicking here.

So: if your vote means anything at all, and if you voted for a Representative and/or for one or both of the Senators who backs stooge Trump on this extermination-campaign, then you, too, are actually supporting this exterminationist government — today’s U.S. Government — and not only supporting Crown Prince Salman’s effort to take over Yemen.

Back when Barack Obama was the U.S. President, there was bipartisan support in both houses of Congress for Prince Salman’s extermination-campaign in Yemen and therefore no such possibility for stopping it; but, now, as the 2020 U.S. Presidential campaign is getting under way, Democrats especially have come out publicly against it, because the Republican President, Trump, is so strongly in favor of it, and so the Yemen-issue can help win the voters who want “Change.” Nonetheless, for example in the Senate, Republicans Lisa Murkowski, Todd Young, Jerry Moran, Rand Paul, Susan Collins, Steve Daines, and Mike Lee, joined all Democratic Senators and both Independent Senators, in supporting this resolution, which the current, Republican, President, Trump, then vetoed, thus continuing the U.S. Government’s decades-long service as a vassal-nation to the Saud family — even if not also to Israel’s Government, as well. (Israel, of course, being far more favored by America’s voters than is Saudi Arabia, presents far more danger for members of Congress to oppose than Saudi Arabia does; and, so, there are no resolutions in Congress that challenge Israel as the current resolutions have been challenging Saudi Arabia. And even the congressional challenges to the Sauds might be basically for political show, rather than serious policy-positions.)

The present news-report, including its links that enable any reader to know where each of his/her supposed representatives (or else Saud-stooges) stand on this extermination-campaign, is being submitted simultaneously to all U.S. national news-media, so that Americans (or at least ones who are receiving honest news that’s linked to all its sources so that you can decide for yourself what the facts are) can become easily informed regarding the true character of the given citizen’s federal representatives. To vote in ignorance is slavery.


Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of  They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of  CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.

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