Bipartisan Neocons Infesting Washington Want War on Russia

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Bipartisan Neocons Infesting Washington Want War on Russia
by Stephen Lendman
Hillary is their choice to succeed Obama for good reason. They want WW III. She’s lunatic enough to launch it, given her rage for US dominion over planet earth – even at the risk of destroying it.
Chances for a preemptive US nuclear first-strike on Russia is too great a threat to tolerate – putting humanity’s fate up for grabs like never before.
Letting her become commander-in-chief of America’s military with her finger on the nuclear trigger is madness. 
Yet that’s where things seem headed, given her scandalously one-sided scoundrel media support while relentlessly bashing Trump no matter what he says or doesn’t say, at times inventing stuff to vilify him.
He’s no paragon of virtue. He didn’t become a billionaire by being a good guy. Some of his campaign pledges are way over-the-top, others sensible. All politicians and wanna-be ones lie, so there’s no telling what he’d do as president other than at least largely continue dirty business as usual.
Yet what other Republican or Democrat would dare say US foreign policy “produced only turmoil and suffering and death…The price of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will total approximately $6 trillion.” He did.
“We could have rebuilt our country over and over and over again,” he added. “Yet after all this money was spend and lives lost, Clinton’s policies as secretary of state left the Middle East in more disarray than ever before, not even close” – meaning her involvement in and responsibility for raping and destroying Libya and Syria, along with toppling foreign leaders and supporting Israeli slow-motion genocide against millions of defenseless Palestinians.
“Had we done nothing, we would have been in a far better position,” said Trump. “Sometimes it seemed like there wasn’t a country in the Middle East that Hillary Clinton didn’t want to invade, intervene in, or topple.”
“She is trigger-happy and very unstable, whether we like it or not. That’s what’s going on.” The cold, hard truth is Trump’s right. 
It takes a giant leap of faith to believe he’d govern responsibly, but at least, as president, he’ll likely save humanity from the scourge of WW III, nuclear war – more than enough reason to hope he, not she, succeeds Obama.
He’s been laying the groundwork for Hillary to escalate his reckless policies against Russia, China and Iran – planting America’s military footprint near their territory where it doesn’t belong, provocatively risking belligerent confrontation sure to come the way things are heading.
Intentionally or otherwise, events can unfold ahead leading to unthinkable nuclear war – America fully responsible for what the rest of the world dreads.
Post-9/11 US provocations against Russia (China, Iran and other sovereign independent countries) are too numerous to recount or remember.
They pile on with disturbing regularity, the latest incident involving US spy planes approaching Russian territory with their transponders off, trying to avoid detection, clearly a hostile act.
According to Russian Defense Ministry spokesman General Igor Konashenkov, “(o)n September 7, the US P-8 Poseidon surveillance airplanes tried to approach the Russian border twice…with their transponders off.”
Russian SU-27 warplanes intercepted them, acting “in strict accordance with international flight rules.” Unnamed US War Department officials lied, claiming Pentagon aircraft were on a “regular (Black Sea) patrol – wrongfully accusing Russia of acting in an “unsafe and unprofessional” manner.
What right has America to provocatively fly spy planes or any other military ones close to Russian territory where they don’t belong – or provocatively deploy US warships the same way.
Imagine Washington’s response if Russia did the same thing close to or in US waters or airspace. Screaming accusations and scoundrel media headlines would follow.
One day, a reckless US provocation or other lunatic act looks certain to instigate war, neocons in Washington fully responsible for belligerence gone mad – risking the end of life on earth, attempting to achieve unattainable goals.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at
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Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.