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by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Republicans, undemocratic Dems, and media scoundrels criticize Russia for its sovereign independence, its opposition to America’s imperial agenda, its support for multi-world polarity – inventing reasons to vilify the country and its leadership.

The neocon/CIA-connected Washington Post is notoriously Russophobic. It latest tirade irresponsibly claims “Russian submarines are prowling around vital undersea cables…making NATO nervous,” adding:

Activity is “dramatically stepped up,” claiming what’s nonexistent is “part of a more aggressive naval posture…giv(ing) the Kremlin the power to sever or tap into vital data lines…”

Fact: Russia is a preeminent world peace leader, threatening no other nations, at war with none.

Fact: Its geopolitical agenda is polar opposite America’s, waging endless wars of aggression, threatening all nations not subservient to its will, deploring diplomacy, confrontation and belligerence its favored strategies.

Why would Russia want to threaten the “undersea infrastructure of NATO nations? What benefit could it gain?

Like virtually all other Western accusations against the Kremlin, this one is baseless, the latest example of irresponsible Russia bashing.

According to WaPo, NATO intends reestablishing a command post to secure the North Atlantic. It’s increasing anti-submarine warfare capabilities, along with developing advanced submarine detection aircraft.

Why when no threats exist, just invented ones? Claiming them is an old trick to justify unjustifiably greater military spending, diverting more of the nation’s resources for militarism and belligerence, reducing amounts for vital homeland needs, including an excuse to further erode social justice programs.

WaPo: “Britain’s top military commander…warned that Russia could imperil the cables that form the backbone of the modern global economy.”

What utter rubbish! Russia is part of the global economy. Why would it harm its own interests?

Britain’s air chief marshal Stuart Peach warned if cables are cut or disrupted, (it) would immediately and potentially catastrophically affect both our economy and other ways of living…”

They’re in no danger of being disrupted or cut by Russia – maybe jeopardized by Washington and Britain to falsely blame the Kremlin for something it would never do – a possible joint false flag they may be planning, or something as nefarious.

WaPo added more baseless accusations, claiming Moscow threatens NATO aircraft and troops.

US-dominated NATO expanded close to Russia’s borders, breaking then-Secretary of State James Baker’s “iron-clad” pledge to Mikhail Gorbachev not to expand the alliance “one inch eastward.”

Today, US-led NATO forces surround Russia, posing a major threat to its security, not the other way around.

Moscow threatens no other nations, seeks mutual cooperation with them all worldwide, and is committed to global peace and stability. Its record speaks for itself, dispelling Big Lies about its agenda.

America and its rogue allies pursue endless wars of aggression – posing humanity’s greatest threat.

WaPo is a CIA house organ. Its geopolitical reporting lacks credibility. Its Russia bashing goes on endlessly.

Its support for US imperial wars of aggression is longstanding, along with its disdain for world peace and stability.

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Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman
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.