Deep State Rage Over Putin/Trump Summit Talks

Deep State Rage Over Putin/Trump Summit Talks

by Stephen Lendman ( – Home – Stephen Lendman)

An earlier article stressed that foreign governments trust America at their peril – a nation notoriously saying one thing and doing something entirely different.

Ruling US regimes have interests, not allies, wanting other countries used to further their hegemonic aims.

Duplicity and betrayal are defining features of US foreign policy. Iran knows it. So does North Korea.

After over a century of US hostility toward Russia, Vladimir Putin knows it – or should.

Trump serves powerful interests controlling his agenda. He’s got Congress to deal with, nearly all 535 members hostile to Russia, along with virtually the entire Western media establishment. 

Chances for improved US/Russian relations following Putin/Trump summit talks are virtually nil – regardless of likely encouraging remarks post-summit by both leaders.

Media scoundrels are unloading on them in advance. A NYT op-ed absurdly accused Trump of “retreat(ing) from the West…in deference to Russia and China.”

No responsible editor would touch this rubbish. Trump’s rage for endless wars needs NATO support, wanting greater use of the alliance as a US imperial tool.

While focusing on America first, no nation is an island – no matter how politically, economically or militarily strong. Without partners aiding its agenda, achieving its aims would be unattainable.

A neocon/CIA house organ Washington Post op-ed said “Putin is about to con Trump in Helsinki, reciting a laundry list of utter nonsense.

If any conning is accomplished in Helsinki, Putin will be the loser for foolishly thinking smiles, handshakes and conciliatory interfacing with Trump can improve bilateral relations.

Hopefully he’s too savvy a chess player to believe he can achieve what’s been out of reach since Russia’s 1917 revolution – with few interregnum softening periods during WW II, the Kennedy years, and Reagan/Gorbachev era.

The late Wall Street investment banker Bruce Wasserstein owned and operated New York magazine, his daughter Pamela in charge after his passing. The acorn doesn’t fall far from the tree.

A NYMag article about the Putin/Trump summit sounded like a Russophobic NYT or WaPo editorial, asking “(w)ill Trump be meeting with his counterpart or his handler,” suggesting what it called possible “mind-boggling collusion.”

It repeated the Big Lie about Russian US election meddling, falsely adding the Kremlin “broadcast(ed) its strong preference for Trump through the media” – another bald-faced lie.

The “Russia scandal” it hyped doesn’t exist. NYMag asked are things “much worse than we suspect,” is a Trump/Russia connection largely hidden out of sight, yet to be revealed?

The CIA under John Brennan, during Obama’s tenure, bears full responsible for inventing the Russiagate scam – fabricated accusations of Russian meddling and false claims of Trump team’s improper or illegal dealings with the Kremlin, a scheme to delegitimize him and bash Russia unjustifiably.

When accusations lack credible evidence, they’re baseless. Lots of Russophobic firepower rubbish is aimed at undermining anything positive from the first formal interaction between Putin and Trump.

Media scoundrels oppose the July 16 talks, despite virtually no chance for meaningful improvement in dismal bilateral relations – at most the illusion of positive change, not the real thing.

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