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Endless Russia Bashing
by Stephen Lendman
Most Americans know little or nothing about modern-day Russia, how its governed, its geopolitical policies and most everything else.
They’re brainwashed to believe the opposite of what’s true. If all nations were run like Russia, they’d get along with each other cooperatively. They’d be global peace and stability, not endless imperial wars.
Yet media scoundrels proliferate opposite claims, portraying the Cold War “evil empire” notion, a colossal canard. It’s in Washington, not Moscow. Western fake news pretends otherwise.
The Washington Post is a CIA house organ, controlling its editorial content. On May 14, it headlined “Political chaos in Washington is a return on investment for Moscow,” saying:
It “extend(s) and amplifie(s) the effect Russia sought to achieve with its unprecedented campaign to undermine the 2016 presidential race.”
Fact: America’s intelligence and political communities know it’s not so. No Russian interference occurred. No evidence suggests it. 
Fact: Yet the Big Lie persists, bashing the Kremlin, vilifying Putin, wanting Trump weakened and delegitimized, a likely scheme to replace him with reliable puppet leadership under Pence.
A fabricated declassified US intelligence community report titled “Background to ‘Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections:’ The Analytic Process and Cyber Incident Attribution” claimed:
“The Kremlin sought to advance its longstanding desire to undermine the US-led liberal democratic order.”
Fact: FALSE! No Russian interference occurred. The report cites no evidence suggesting it, just baseless claims without corroboration.
Fact: No “US-led liberal democratic order” exists – not in America, the EU or NATO, just the opposite, a tyrannical rage to dominate, enforced by police state harshness.
Fact: Russia seeks global peace and stability, not destabilization of any country.
WaPo: “…Comey’s firing (last week) triggered a new wave of Russia-related turbulence.”
Fact: Suggesting Moscow benefits from his sacking is utter nonsense. No responsible editors would permit the claim.
WaPo: “His removal was perceived as a blow to the independence of the bureau’s ongoing investigation of possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.” 
“Current and former US officials said that even if that probe remains on track, Comey’s ouster serves broader Russian interests.”
Fact: More rubbish! His sacking is unrelated to Russian interests. Witch-hunt investigations going nowhere persist, aiming to prove negatives, including alleged Trump connections to Moscow.
Fact: Before becoming president, he operated like other US businessmen and women, focusing on profit-making, not geopolitics. Nothing indicates Moscow interfered to help him.
Post-Comey firing, former DNI Clapper told congressional subcommittee members no evidence of collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia was found.
Separately, he said “(t)he Russians have to be celebrating” Comey’s sacking. “Their first objective was to sow discord and dissension, which they certainly did.” Russia must see Comey’s firing as “another victory on the scoreboard for them.”
Last week, Trump tweeted “Russia must be laughing up their sleeves watching as the US tears itself apart over a Democrat EXCUSE for losing the election.”
Blasting Trump, WaPo claimed he’s “unconvinced that Russia was” involved in US election hacking, adding he’s “provid(ing) a steady stream of material for Russian propaganda platforms.”
He was right tweeting “(t)he Russia-Trump collusion story is a total hoax, when will this taxpayer funded charade end?”
Sadly, it’ll continue, perhaps ending with his removal from office by resignation, impeachment or more sinister means.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net
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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.