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RAY McGOVERN: The Pitfalls of a Pit Bull Russophobe

Like so many other glib “Russia experts” with access to Establishment media, Fiona Hill, who testified Thursday in the impeachment probe, seems three decades out of date.  By Ray McGovern Special to Consortium News Fiona Hill’s “Russian-expert” testimony Thursday and her deposition on Oct. 14 to the impeachment inquiry showed that her antennae are acutely tuned to what Russian intelligence services may be up to but, sadly, also displayed a striking naiveté about the machinations of U.S. intelligence. 

Hill’s education on Russia came at the knee of the late Professor Richard Pipes, her Harvard mentor and archdeacon of Russophobia. I do not dispute her sincerity in attributing all manner of evil to what President Ronald Reagan called the “Evil Empire.”  But, like so many other glib “Russia experts” with access to Establishment media, she seems three decades out of date. 

I have been studying the U.S.S.R. and Russia for twice as long as Hill, was chief of CIA’s Soviet Foreign Policy Branch during the 1970s, and watched the “Evil Empire” fall apart.  She seems to have missed the falling apart part.

https://consortiumnews.com/2019/11/22/ray-mcgovern-the-pitfalls-of-a-pit-bull-russophobe/

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John Ellis
John Ellis
November 26, 2019

THREE WAYS TO RULE
By competition, with those most intelligent hoarding all the wealth and power.
By socialism, with middle-speed thinkers hoarding all the wealth and power.
By compassion and charity producing a grateful response, allowing indigenous natives to rule themselves.

Yuri
Yuri
Reply to  John Ellis
November 26, 2019

Beautiful. I’ve never heard this before. thanks so much for posting – have passed on to many.

John Ellis
John Ellis
Reply to  Yuri
November 26, 2019

To rule by force, we must hoard wealth as it is the source of all power and force.
To rule by gratitude, we must give away wealth, as charity is the source of gratitude and the end of all force, wars and even global warming.

TDR RUsov
TDR RUsov
Reply to  John Ellis
November 26, 2019

Your list is utter poppycock.

John Ellis
John Ellis
Reply to  TDR RUsov
November 26, 2019

THREE WAYS TO BRAINWASH
The rich ruling-class should own all of corporate media, fund most politicians and own most of the wealth, as they are the most like God.
The middle-class should be the killer-cops and authoritarian supervisors over the laboring-class who are so lazy and criminal.
The laboring-class should be the 50% working-poor, as the 50% most educated deserve to own all land and wealth, as they are most righteous and godly.

oldandjaded
Reply to  TDR RUsov
November 26, 2019

Post-modernism run amuck. The people that are gullible enough to believe the rhetoric go right to the front of the line. Fealty will count for nothing.

John Ellis
John Ellis
November 26, 2019

Ray McGovern belongs to the “intelligence community,” a class of humans that are second only to the genus rich when it comes to intelligence. For intelligence is the speed at which your brain can rationalize a problem and take a corrective action that is in your best interest. Namely, can kill the fastest in combat, compete the most deceitfully in capitalism and fool the public with a fake morality that is pure hypocrisy. Problem is, high speed intelligence makes it impossible for we selfish humans to achieve the humility needed to achieve wisdom. Surely for, “Pride goes before destruction and… Read more »

Platon
Platon
Reply to  John Ellis
December 3, 2019

Sheer zio-nazi shill nonsense.

Tales from the Dark Side
Tales from the Dark Side
November 26, 2019

Well now, according to the Washington Post, half of the US is now officially ‘Putin’s Propagandists’. So, when will the UK follow suit? Time’s a-waistin’.

Oh and BTW: Turns out the OPCW’s head is a classic stooge. Bolton’s purges are SO underappreciated.

John Ellis
John Ellis
Reply to  Tales from the Dark Side
November 26, 2019

Norway funds the OPCW by $0.1 million, Empire USA fund’s it by $7 million. And as the OPCW is pure corruption, this funding ration shows that USA is 70 times more corrupt than Norway.

oldandjaded
Reply to  John Ellis
November 26, 2019

How much is Norways GDP relative to US, and what percentage of that is petro revenue? (rhetorical question)

Scandinavian Meatheads
Scandinavian Meatheads
Reply to  John Ellis
November 26, 2019

Norway can’t afford any more ’cause all its funds go for looking out for Russian subs on skis crossing by land into Norway. Sort of like a Siberian Fitzcaraldo.

March of the Pod People
March of the Pod People
November 26, 2019

Only three decades? I’d speculate she was resurrected from a pod planted in the 1950’s.

John Ellis
John Ellis
Reply to  March of the Pod People
November 26, 2019

Saying that she looks 70, that adds confusion to this place,
your not hired to destroy the place?

oldandjaded
Reply to  John Ellis
November 26, 2019

and theres so much of it already…

Samuel Beckett
Samuel Beckett
Reply to  John Ellis
November 26, 2019

Just killing time while waiting for another Pazzo to show up at the Congressional hearings. I’ve already given up on Godot.

oldandjaded
November 26, 2019

If the devils standing in front of me, why is my back hot?

Congressional AIDS
Congressional AIDS
Reply to  oldandjaded
November 27, 2019

Probably senses Grahamcracker sneaking up behind you to cop a feel.

oldandjaded
Reply to  Congressional AIDS
November 28, 2019

eeeeeeewwww.

Tjoe
Tjoe
November 27, 2019

A note on Consortium News….the claims of “free speech” at Consortium news ring very hollow to those of us on the CN blacklist (commenting)….which I believe is extensive and apparently permanent.

Ray….thanks for keeping us informed.

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