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CNN’s Zakaria calls on Trump to declare war against Venezuela and Russia (Video)

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss Fareed Zakaria shocking opening statement during his broadcast, where the CNN News commentator openly tries to goad and mock US President Trump into launching an attack on Venezuela, and the Russian presence within the Latin American country, in order to send a message to Putin, that the United States will do as it pleases when it comes to illegal regime change policy.

Zakaria even cited Obama’s Syria “red line” moment, to draw parallels between Syria’s failed regime change operation, and Venezuela’s ongoing, but staling, overthrow of the Maduro elected government.

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“CNN And WaPo Demand That Trump Further Escalate Tensions With Russia”, via Caitlin Johnstone…


CNN has aired a segment in which pundit Fareed Zakaria tells the network’s audience that the US president has “been unwilling to confront Putin in any way on any issue” and asks “will Venezuela be the moment when Trump finally ends his appeasement?”

The segment is a near-verbatim reading of Zakaria’s Washington Post columnfrom a couple of days prior, so that’s two massive prongs through which this false and pernicious narrative is being driven into mainstream consciousness claiming that the Trump administration has been far too dovish toward Moscow, rather than dangerously hawkish as is actually the case.

Zakaria begins his segment by describing the Trump administration’s (completely illegitimate) efforts to oust Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, then describing Russian efforts to counter this agenda as an attempt to “taunt the United States.” He then spends the rest of the segment asking if Trump will be brave and patriotic enough to further escalate tensions against a nuclear superpower. Zakaria concludes by implying that if Trump fails to increase world-threatening nuclear tensions to effect yet another US regime change intervention in yet another oil-rich country, it will be because he is a Kremlin agent.

“The big question for Washington is: Will it allow Moscow to make a mockery of another U.S. red line?” Zakaria said. “The United States and Russia have taken opposing, incompatible stands on this issue. And as with Syria, there is a danger that, if Washington does not back its words with deeds, a year from now, we will be watching the consolidation of the Maduro regime, supported with Russian arms and money.”

Yes Fareed, there is a real “danger” that if the Trump administration you liberal pundits claim to oppose doesn’t act like the reckless madman you claim he is and tempt hot war with a nuclear superpower in order to effect regime change in a sovereign nation, that regime change agenda will fail. Very, very dangerous to not flirt with nuclear war over US resource control agendas.

“The administration has been tough on Russian involvement in Venezuela,” said Zakaria. “Trump himself has even declared, ‘Russia has to get out.’ But that is an unusual statement from Trump, who has almost never criticized Putin and often sided with Russia on matters big and small.”

Zakaria goes on to cite the Obama administration’s ambassador to Moscow Michael McFaul, who claimed in a Washington Post article that, contrary to the Trump administration’s claims of being hawkish toward Russia, “Even on small issues of little relevance to American national interests, Trump sides with Putin.”

“I have never alleged collusion or conspiracy between Russia and Trump, writing merely that we should wait to see what evidence special counsel Robert S. Mueller III presented,” Zakaria concludes, trying to shelter himself from the ridicule that is being directed at the debunked Russiagate conspiracy while simultaneously promoting it. “But the real puzzle remains: Why has Trump been unwilling to confront Putin in any way on any issue? And will Venezuela be the moment when Trump finally ends his appeasement?”

You could not ask for a more perfect illustration of just how dangerous and toxic this years-long Russiagate psyop has been. Even after the Mueller investigation concluded with no mass arrests, no sealed indictments, no further indictments and no evidence of Russian collusion, the mass media war propagandists are attempting to use the Russia hysteria they’ve already manufactured via the collusion narrative to create demand for more escalations against Russia. Fragmenting and undermining Russia and shoving it off the world stage has been an agenda of opaque US government agencies since the fall of the Soviet Union, and steps have been taken into a new cold war to effect this agenda for more than five years now, long before liberals in America spent any part of their day thinking or caring about Vladimir Putin. Mass media outlets like CNN and WaPo have been actively facilitating this agenda by promulgating these false narratives, and they are playing an instrumental role in convincing the US populace to keep their foot off the brake pedal in an accelerating and world-threatening new cold war.

Trump has already greatly escalated tensions with Russia by implementing a Nuclear Posture Review with a much more aggressive stance against Russia, withdrawing from the INF treaty, bombing and illegally occupying Syria, arming Ukraine, staging a coup in Venezuela, and many, many other hawkish actions taken against the interests of Russia’s geostrategic and economic interests. It is an indisputable fact that Trump has been more aggressive toward Russia than any other president since the fall of the Berlin wall. But the Russiagate narrative enables the war propagandists to not only ignore these escalations and the danger they pose to all life on earth, but to demand more and more of them.

Stephen Cohen, one of the foremost experts on US-Russia relations in America, made the following observation way back in April of 2017 in an interview with Democracy Now:

I think this is the most dangerous moment in American-Russian relations, at least since the Cuban missile crisis. And arguably, it’s more dangerous, because it’s more complex. Therefore, we — and then, meanwhile, we have in Washington these — and, in my judgment, factless accusations that Trump has somehow been compromised by the Kremlin. So, at this worst moment in American-Russian relations, we have an American president who’s being politically crippled by the worst imaginable — it’s unprecedented. Let’s stop and think. No American president has ever been accused, essentially, of treason. This is what we’re talking about here, or that his associates have committed treason.

Imagine, for example, John Kennedy during the Cuban missile crisis. And for the viewers who are not of a certain age, the Kennedy administration was presented — and the evidence, by the way, was presented to us; they showed us the surveillance photos. There was no doubt what the Soviets had done, putting missile silos in Cuba. No evidence has been presented today of anything. Imagine if Kennedy had been accused of being a secret Soviet Kremlin agent. He would have been crippled. And the only way he could have proved he wasn’t was to have launched a war against the Soviet Union. And at that time, the option was nuclear war.

To be clear, we came within a hair’s breadth of total nuclear annihilation during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Nobody likes to think about how close we all came to losing literally everything, and we didn’t find out exactly how close we came until years later, but armageddon came *this* close to happening. The primary risk of nuclear war isn’t that one will be planned and carried out in the hope of one side emerging victorious, it’s that something can go cataclysmically wrong as a result of miscommunication or misunderstanding in the midst of complex and confusing escalating tensions. This almost happened during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Due to his extensive knowledge of the dynamics in play, Cohen saw all this coming long before anyone else, and accurately predicted the waves of cold war escalations we’ve seen since. Democratic congresswoman and presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard recently confirmed his prediction, tweeting, “Short-sighted politicians and media pundits who’ve spent last two years accusing Trump as a Putin puppet have brought us the expensive new Cold War and arms race. How? Because Trump now does everything he can to prove he’s not Putin’s puppet — even if it brings us closer to nuclear war.”

This is how depraved the mass media are. They’re willing to lull the populace into complacency with the formation of a new cold war that threatens everyone they love, even get them demanding direct confrontation, all to please their plutocratic owners, their military-industrial complex sponsors, and the intelligence agencies with which they are aligned. They’re willing to risk getting us all killed for money and crude oil.

If we’re going to begin bringing our society and ecosystem into health, we’re going to have to find a way to extricate the influence of these toxic manipulators from the minds of the greater populace. As long as they’re able to propagandize the majority into consenting to even the most insane omnicidal agendas, we’ll never be able to use our superior numbers against the malignant manipulations of the few who would rule us. Whoever controls the narrative controls the world, and right now it’s the evil fingers that are pulling the strings of empire lackeys like Fareed Zakaria.


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Sally Snyder

Here is an article that looks at the close connection between Russia and Venezuela:

https://viableopposition.blogspot.com/2019/04/the-close-connection-between-russia-and.html

In the current global geopolitical environment where two nations are poised to impact the current unipolar reality, the situation in Venezuela will prove to be a testing ground with Washington battling for control of Venezuela with two very determined world powers that stand in their way.

warmingmyth
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warmingmyth

Knowing the quality of Russian Forces are not the 100 Russian troops in Venezuela a direct threat to US Homeland?

Vera Gottlieb
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Vera Gottlieb

And all the NATO troops stationed at the borders with Russia…no direct threat to Russia? Good for the goose but not for the gander?

Hmph
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Hmph

I think he might have been multitasking with a compliment and a sarcasm tied into one. A two for one sale.

Ewiak Ryszard
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Ewiak Ryszard

This man is calling for war. People like this are dangerous. However, the Bible warns us against this war. This will be a terrible war. This time it will be a world war not only by name. The “great sword” will also be used. (Revelation 6:4) Jesus characterized him in this way: “Terrors [φοβητρα] both [τε] and [και] unusual phenomena [σημεια – unusual occurrences, transcending the common course of nature] from [απ] sky [ουρανου] powerful [μεγαλα] will be [εσται].” (Luke 21:11) Some ancient manuscripts contain the words “and frosts” [και χειμωνες]. The Aramaic Peshitta: “and will be great frosts” [וסתוא… Read more »

Smoking Eagle
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Smoking Eagle

Fareed Zakaria is probably still smarting from President Putin’s having put him in his place:

JPH
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JPH

Thanks for digging that up.

EPA
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EPA

Anything coming out of mainstream media these days needs to be dug up to access, then immediately reburied before the stench overwhelms innocent bystanders.

Vera Gottlieb
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Vera Gottlieb

How much lower can anyone sink? Contemptible.

Smoking Eagle
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Smoking Eagle

Seeing as Zakaria is asking if Trump will be “brave and patriotic enough to further escalate tensions against a nuclear superpower”, I’m sure he would be brave and patriotic enough to volunteer to join the troops in the first ground attack against Russia and China in Venezuela. Not likely! The mouthing-off warmongering cowards ALWAYS hide safely at home.

In any case, why does Zakaria use the word “patriotic”? “Patria” means “one’s native country or homeland”, and Venezuela isn’t either to U$americans. Venezuela is Venezuela’s business, as is Russia’s and China’s presence there.

Ruca
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Ruca

He’s welcome to send his kids to the front. At least that way they won’t grow up to be like him.

Hmph
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Hmph

Zakaria’s like Nikki Haley…..both trying to be more gung ho American than gunga din Asian. A grand lesson in fake, the two of them.

The Honorable DowJones Drump
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The Honorable DowJones Drump

You ain’t seen nothin’ yet, honey.

David Bowlas
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David Bowlas

We all know that the American media mouth pieces are a bunch of gutless loony tunes, but this guy Zakaria looks deranged.

Jets
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Jets

The problem with Fareed is that he IS DERANGED.

Aidsbo Mercury
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Aidsbo Mercury

This HIV ravaged talking skull Zakaria needs to fucking die.

Platon
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Platon

Seldom are truer words spoken, so justifiably, in anger.

Platon
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Platon

Correction; CIANN.
What a good little monkey Fareed makes. But he should be on a chain and wearing one of those funny bell-hop hats otherwise he can really put the population off its breakfast.
You can take the vassals out of the colonies but you cannot take the colonist out of the vassal.

Phori
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Phori

Well, the only thing that he didn’t present was an image of some USian foe who had been lynched and ravaged by other interventionists. Of course, the Marionette Media will stop at nothing in order to goad The Donald into doing things that are ill-advised, FZ just another puppet with the See ‘N Say(R) string pulled at various times. And, as AC pointed out, he needs to get into his combat gear and get ready to storm the beaches, a knife between his teeth, bandoleers strung across his chest, firing that 50-calibre with one hand and his sidearm with the… Read more »

Spoff
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Spoff

Watch how Vanessa Beeley and colleagues discovered a repository of raw film made by regime-change activists that clearly shows the staging of false-flag incidents that are then knowingly edited and manipulated by CNN and others in order to manufacture consent for intervention in Syria. Anderson Cooper gets caught bang dead to rights:

THE VETO: Film exposing CNN, Al Jazeera, Channel 4 and the western media propaganda war against Syria.
https://21stcenturywire.com/2019/03/30/the-veto-film-exposing-cnn-al-jazeera-channel-4-and-the-western-media-propaganda-war-against-syria/

Hmph
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Hmph

For those in the know, it’s been going on for decades. 60 Minutes even did a program once in early ’99 about a German freelancer faking Kosovar massacres in a Munich suburb and selling the video footage to news outlets worldwide. Saw it with my own eyes one Sunday evening, I did. Of course, 60 Minutes deleted it from its archives, far as I can tell anyway. May have very well been 60 Minutes’ last gasp of journalistic free air. So you see, those in the know have long ago been trained to recognize that if it walks like bullshit… Read more »

Vera Gottlieb
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Vera Gottlieb

What a hate-filled Western society we are becoming.

Hmph
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Hmph

Zakaria’s ghoulish puss belongs in the rogues gallery at the Ripley’s Believe it’s not Snot Museum

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