Got a problem? Just blame Russia

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‘At a time when relations between the US and Russia have worsened to levels unseen since the Cold War, the media and Democratic Party have somehow convinced themselves and the American public that Moscow controls the White House.

Anti-Russia hysteria has captivated the US since the election of President Donald Trump, with American officials blaming nearly everything on Russia to distract from their own ineptitude, lack of popularity and an unstoppable rise in anti-establishment sentiment. It’s the Russia distraction.’

It’s unclear what the Trump administration could do short of bombing Russia to convince Democrats and the mainstream press that Russia isn’t calling the shots. Then again, if the US were to initiate a hot war against Russia, American leaders would likely do what they always do: blame Russia.

https://on.rt.com/925j

‘Who poisoned Sergei Skripal? Can only Russia produce A-234 (also known as ‘Novichok’)? Who could do it besides Russia? Watch how the UK explained why Russia is to blame in a short video. Warning: no facts are presented.

London does not hesitate to give a solid answer on who’s behind the poisoning of ex-spy and double agent Sergei Skripal. It is Russia – the UK says. Yet, judging by what London has offered as proof so far, the allegations are not based on evidence, but on what was deemed a ‘highly likely’ assumption. Moscow has denied any involvement.’

READ MORE: ‘100 suspicions don’t make proof’: Moscow quotes Dostoyevsky in reply to Boris Johnson over Skripal

Watch the video to get the nothingburger Skripal case logic:

Polish politician- ‘Ex-spy Skripal, was highly likely poisoned by the CIA:’

https://sptnkne.ws/hghc

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/04/23/skri-a23.html

If countless Russia-bashing pieces don’t help you get the big picture of the lingering Skripal saga, a report by Murad Gazdiev may. He scrutinized the major slipups in the UK government’s (and their pundits’) narrative.  Watch RT’s report in full here:

https://on.rt.com/93ud

Unproven allegations against Trump and Putin are risking nuclear war – Stephen Cohen

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“Russiagate” and the Skirpal affair have escalated dangers inherent in the new Cold War beyond those of the preceding one.

Stephen F. Cohen, professor emeritus of Russian Studies and Politics at NYU and Princeton, continue their weekly discussion of the new US-Russian Cold War. (Previous installments, now in their fourth year, are at TheNation.com.)

Russiagate” and the attempted killing of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in the UK have two aspects in common. Both blame Putin personally. And no actual facts have yet been made public.

https://www.thenation.com/article/unproven-allegations-against-trump-and-putin-are-risking-nuclear-war/

Skripal ‘lies’ from UK government could get us into another Iraq War, warns Neil Clark

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Neil Clark has issued a warning: the UK may be repeating its mistakes from 2003, when the government used bogus intel to stir up a war. Clark added that the UK’s Skripal ‘ theory has “more holes in it than a slab of swiss cheese”.

https://on.rt.com/9254

 

The substance used on Sergei Skripal was an agent called BZ, according to Swiss state Spiez lab, the Russian foreign minister said. The toxin was never produced in Russia, but was in service in the US, UK, and other NATO states:

https://on.rt.com/939x

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/04/23/skri-a23.html

If countless Russia-bashing pieces don’t help you get the big picture of the lingering Skripal saga, a report by Murad Gazdiev may. He scrutinized the major slipups in the UK government’s (and their pundits’) narrative.  Watch RT’s report in full here:

https://on.rt.com/93ud

‘Humanitarian Intervention’

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by Alan Maki – Lakeway, TX

“There is an irony not understood by the youth marching against mass shootings and violence in their schools that they, and most all of us want to end, and that is that the violence through imperialist interventions and wars, promoted in the schools as “humanitarian intervention” requires our own society to be consumed in violence.

I have been accused by Democratic Party hacks of sowing division in the ranks of those opposed to gun violence … this, in my opinion, is extremely hypocritical on the part of those making this accusation towards me because it is these very people who constantly try to silence the voices of peace opposed to U.S. intervention and wars and, quite frankly, they have supported these imperialist interventions and wars as “humanitarian intervention.”

It is not my voice for peace in opposition to these extremely barbaric and violent U.S. interventions and wars in which every conceivable weapon from the AR-15 (the military’s M-16) to drones and “the Mother of All Bombs” to the threat to use the most dreaded weapon of all- nuclear bombs and then the next generation is being trained on violent war video games to be drone controllers with people being encouraged to carry around pistols in bars, churches and now schools… only complete fools could possibly believe that our largest public institutions, our public schools, can remain immune to gun violence.

Why wouldn’t those who can be recruited to carry out wars on other people abroad in which the main victims are #children in their homes, in their places of worship and in their schools are the primary victims of this “humanitarian intervention” not be capable of mass killings in our own public schools?

Once the #human #rights of others are no longer #sacred it is far too much to expect the human rights of our own school children to be free from violence.

These mass killings in our schools, and in #society at large, will continue as long as our Nation remains wedded to Wall Street’s barbaric imperialist agenda.

It is not “sectarian” to enter this struggle for #safe #schools with this message; unless there is a struggle for #peace that is part of the struggle for safe schools there will be no end to this violence.”

Major New Investigation into Trump Real Estate Deals in India Reveals Corruption, Lawsuits, Fraud

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A major new investigation has just been published into Trump’s business partnerships in India and the conflicts of interest these deals pose for the White House. The new cover story for The New Republic is titled “Political Corruption and the Art of the Deal.” In it, journalist Anjali Kamat notes the Trump Organization has entered into more deals in India than in any other foreign country. These deals, she writes, are worth an estimated $1.5 billion and produced royalties of up to $11 million between 2014 and 2017. During her year-long investigation, Kamat traced Trump’s India partners’ long history of facing lawsuits, police inquiries and government investigations that contain evidence of potential bribery, fraud, intimidation, illegal land acquisition, tax evasion and money laundering.

https://www.democracynow.org/2018/3/23/major_new_investigation_into_trump_real