DNI Disgracefully Coats Calls Russia a Serial Election Hacker

DNI Coats Disgracefully Calls Russia a Serial Election Hacker
by Stephen Lendman
Everyone in Washington knows Russia didn’t interfere in America’s 2016 presidential election or any others. 
Yet the Big Lie persists, along with continued witch-hunt investigations to prove a negative, what didn’t happen, one of numerous examples of how America wastes time, effort and money on the wrong things – governing responsibly off-the-table.
Along with imperial wars and enriching the nation’s privileged class at the expense of most others, the national pastime is Russia bashing, pursued ferociously for fabricated reasons because legitimate ones don’t exist.
In its annual Worldwide Threat Assessment, DNI Dan Coats lied – like all other bipartisan members of Washington’s political establishment, claiming state-sponsored Russian hackers are a “major threat” to America.
On Thursday, he repeated the Big Lie before Senate Intelligence Committee members, willfully deceiving them, saying Russian officials at the highest level authorized hacking of America’s 2016 presidential election, adding, it’ll continue here, in Europe and elsewhere.
No corroborating evidence was cited. None exists. Senate committee members asked for none, accepting the ruse unquestionably.
Coats: “In 2017, Russia is likely to be more assertive in global affairs, more unpredictable in its approach to the United States, and more authoritarian in its approach to domestic policies.”
Fact: Russian democracy shames America’s sham version. Geopolitical assertiveness is a US attribute, not a Moscow one, respecting the sovereignty of all nations – polar opposite Washington’s aim to topple all independent governments it doesn’t control.
Fact: Instead of wasting time and money investigating non-Russian US election hacking, Congress should focus on longstanding American efforts to assert hegemony over planet earth, its resources and people – color revolutions and aggressive wars its strategies of choice, trillions of dollars spent on raping and destroying one country after another. 
Washington’s agenda is humanity’s greatest threat, using NATO’s killing machine to assert its dominance.
Endless global conflicts continue because of its madness, eventual nuclear war virtually inevitable if not stopped.
Russia threatens no one. Nor does China, North Korea, Iran, or other sovereign independent nations targeted for regime change by ruthless neocon Washington policymakers, infesting Republican and Democrat administrations alike, along with both sides of the isle in Congress.
The price of imperial madness may be humanity’s demise. Nothing in prospect suggests positive change. 
Most Americans have no idea how gravely they’re endangered. By the time they know, it may be too late.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 
His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”
Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 

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