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by Stephen Lendman
An easy way to be misinformed and stay that way is by following Times reports – all fake news all the time on issues mattering most, especially geopolitical ones.
Many of its reports read like Pentagon handouts, especially ones related to US imperial wars and Russia bashing.
According to The Times, “(t)he Kremlin (believing Trump won’t change US policy toward Russia) seek(s) to bolster its global influence by exploiting what it considers weakness in Washington…”
The Times called Putin “a champion of an alternative, illiberal model,” whatever that means. Claiming he aided Trump’s election is utter rubbish – a Big Lie refusing to go away, despite no evidence proving Russian US election hacking.
Saying hoped for better bilateral relations dimmed since the afterglow of Trump’s ascension to power faded, Moscow “returned to its tried-and-true formula of creating turmoil and exploiting the resulting opportunities” turned truth on its head – a Times specialty.
Russia aims to resolve conflicts and turmoil in Syria and Ukraine, not exploit them. It seeks peace and stability, not endless wars of aggression waged by America and its imperial partners.
It fosters cooperative relations with all countries. It’s involved in trying to end conflicts and chaos caused by US-orchestrated wars on Libya and Yemen.
Weeks into his tenure, Trump was co-opted by Washington’s political establishment, dark forces wanting continuity, not responsible change from longstanding policy.
Still, Russia hopes to make the best out of a deplorable situation while strengthening its ability to defend the homeland effectively.
Its problem is partly Trump, mostly administration and congressional anti-Russia, anti-China, anti-Iran hawks, influencing his agenda, wanting endless wars continued, new ones waged.
Their aggressiveness risks the unthinkable, maybe the madness of nuclear war by design or accident.
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Stephen Lendman
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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.