Today, CCN writer Frida Ghitis repeats McCain’s claim with Putin’s ‘act of war’ against American democracy.
“Moscow’s influence campaign,” as the intelligence report calls it, blended a variety of means, including covert cyberactivity by Russian intelligence operatives, along with “with overt state-funded media, third-party intermediaries, and paid social media users or ‘trolls’.”
It would behoove fools like Ghitis to stop and think. Anyone who takes CIA allegations as facts has mush for brains.
Republican Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham want tougher sanctions against Russia following the hacking scandal.
In a show of solidarity, McCain Visited Frontline Ukraine Troops in Anti-Putin Gesture on New Year’s Eve.
“We stand w/them in their fight against #Putin’s aggression,” McCain wrote in one tweet.
The irony is staggering. Ukraine is a mess because of US meddling. It’s not Russia that started or was responsible for Crimea and the war in Ukraine that ensued, it was the US.
Whether or not one believes the CIA had a hand in the overthrow of a democratically elected president (I do), the US has blood on its hands.
A flashback shows warmonger in chief, Senator John McCain was personally involved then too.
“America is with you,” Senator John McCain told demonstrators then, standing shoulder to shoulder with the leader of the far-right Svoboda partyas the US ambassador haggled with the state department over who would make up the new Ukrainian government.
When the Ukrainian president was replaced by a US-selected administration, in an entirely unconstitutional takeover, politicians such as William Hague brazenly misled parliament about the legality of what had taken place: the imposition of a pro-western government on Russia’s most neuralgic and politically divided neighbour.
Putin bit back, taking a leaf out of the US street-protest playbook – even though, as in Kiev, the protests that spread from Crimea to eastern Ukraine evidently have mass support. But what had been a glorious cry for freedom in Kiev became infiltration and insatiable aggression in Sevastopol and Luhansk.
After Crimeans voted overwhelmingly to join Russia, the bulk of the western media abandoned any hint of even-handed coverage. So Putin is now routinely compared to Hitler, while the role of the fascistic right on the streets and in the new Ukrainian regime has been airbrushed out of most reporting as Putinist propaganda.
Acts of War
Dear Senator McCain: If meddling in foreign governments is an act of war, you are personally involved, with tremendous blood on your hands.
As reported by Reason, The U.S. Dropped More Than 26,000 Bombs Last Year in at least seven countries.
Both the number of bombs and the number of countries being bombed was higher in 2016 than in 2015.
So here we are bombing the hell out of countries in undeclared wars, killing and injuring scores of innocent men, women, and children, interfering in foreign politics, starting the war in Ukraine, destroying Libya and Iraq, and creating ISIS, and these jackasses complain that Russia is guilty of war on the US when all Wikileaks did was disclose the truth.
Clearly, the US media and the US warmongers cannot stand the truth.
Mike “Mish” Shedlock