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by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.orgHome – Stephen Lendman)

Media supported fear-mongering equates Muslims and Russians with terrorism – nonexistent threats invented to unjustifiably justify Washington’s imperial agenda, its war on humanity at home and abroad.

The only terrorist threat Americans face is state-sponsored. Washington is the world’s greatest proliferator of mass slaughter, destruction and human misery.

Its global gulag prison system is the world’s largest by far and one of the most brutal, political prisoners especially abused.

Targeted Muslims and Russians in America and abroad risk political arrest, detention, indictment on false charges, and imprisonment longterm – for praying to the wrong God or being a national of the wrong country at the wrong time.

In July, Russian national in America Maria Butina was arrested and detained without bond, falsely charged with operating as an unregistered Russian agent.

Unjustly framed Russian national commercial pilot/businessman Konstantin Yaroshenko languishes in US gulag hell.

So do Russian nationals Viktor Bout and Vadim Mirerin – politically imprisoned by the imperial state.

On Monday, Russia’s New York consulate tweeted the following:

“In a period from August 1 to August 3, 2018, the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation detained four Russian citizens on suspicion of money laundry and collusive fraud.”

“One of them was arrested in Boston and convoyed to New York. Two, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, are in Los Angeles. We are trying to find out whereabouts of the fourth one.”

An unnamed source said a Russian national was detained at Boston’s Logan Airport when boarding a plane to Zurich.

“(T)aken to New York, (t)he FBI has given no reply to the inquiry on this matter, but an investigator said the man had been detained for a serious crime.” 

“A request for permission to visit him has been issued” – so far with no reply. “Three more Russians were detained by the same FBI office.”

Russia’s embassy in Washington “is closely following the situation around the detention of Russian nationals bythe FBI. Consular assistance will be provided if necessary,” it said, adding:

It requested information about their detained nationals, including their whereabouts, demanding their legal rights be observed.

Russia’s ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov earlier accused Washington of “unjustly hunting for Russian citizens not only in the US but in other countries too.”

According to the Trump regime’s Justice Department, Russian nationals Stanislav Lisitsky, Aleksey Livadny, Nikolai Tupikin, and Kirill Dedusev were arrested and detained on charges of money laundering and collective fraud – claiming they earned millions of dollars from illegal schemes.

Unless proved with hard evidence not so far presented, what’s going on appears connected to longstanding Russia bashing, along with the ongoing Russiagate witch-hunt probe.

It uncovered nothing about alleged Trump team collusion with Moscow during the 2016 presidential campaign after many months and millions of dollars spent trying to prove what didn’t happen.

The great Russian US election meddling hoax won’t die. Russophobia is longstanding, worse than ever since Trump took office – wanting him delegitimized, along with waging bipartisan supported political and economic war on Russia.

The end game is all about regime change, wanting pro-Western puppet rule replacing sovereign independent governments worldwide, in Russia and everywhere else.

It’s about dark forces running America wanting to rule the world unchallenged – a nightmare scenario if things turn out this way.

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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.