Anti-Trump / Anti-Russia Campaign Fails
16, 2017 "Information
- The U.S. borg is vehemently trying to set up
Russia as an enemy of the "west". Their
anti-Russian propaganda has become part of the
campaign against U.S. President Trump who seeks
détente with Russia. It requires intense efforts
to denigrate the country, its citizens and its
leaders. Here is an example of how such
propaganda is fabricated.
Lecturer on Political Theory at Harvard
University's Government Department, a
Postdoctoral Fellow at the Transatlantic
Academy of the German Marshall Fund, and a
Nonresident Fellow at New America's
Political Reform Program.
He is a
self declared liberal internationalist who has
been published and quoted by
lots of international media.
Yesterday Mounk tweeted
Mounk tweet is a series of lies:
reminder of the human cost of dictatorship?
All these are journalists who criticized
Putin--and died under mysterious
President of the Russian Federation Vladimir
Putin is dully elected and not a dictator. The
Russian Federation may not be a "liberal
democracy", but it is a democracy. The picture
is old. It shows all Russian journalists who
died during their work since 1991. Most of them
died as war- or crime-correspondents and were
not involved in politics at all. The death of
most of those journalists is not mysterious.
Getting blown up by artillery during the wars in
Chechnya, Yugoslavia or Ukraine is no mystery at
all. Most of these journalists never criticize
Putin. They were already dead before Putin had
any significant political role.
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)
lists 82 killed
Russian journalists since 1992, most of them
died due to war or related to civil crimes or
corruption. There are about 80 portraits of
journalists in the picture Mounk tweeted.
Two recognizable portraits and names therein are
of Vlad Listyev, a TV entertainment producer
killed in 1995
over some controversy about lucrative
advertisement on public TV. Another portrait is
of Dmitry Kholodov, killed in 1994 while
investigating mafia connections within the
Russian military. At the time of their death
Putin was a minor bureaucrat in Saint
Petersburg. He did not gain power until he
became acting president at the end of 1999.
to the CPJ
numbers more Russian journalists were killed
during the eight years of Yeltsin's presidency
(1992-2000) than in the 17 years of Putin's
presidencies since. Mounk claims "All these are
journalists who criticized Putin ..." when more
than half of them were already dead before Putin
became known and to power. It was during the
time of the "Harvard
robbed Russia blind that most of these
journalist were killed. The Russian system,
thanks to the Harvard driven "reforms" and
criminal privatization under Yeltsin, is a rough
terrain for investigating oligarchs and mafia
businesses. But there is
none at all, that Putin was ever involved in the
decease of any journalist.
The first original publishing of the Mounk
picture may have been as early
as 2009. A
piece on journalists remembrance in Russia
already includes the pic. The reverse image
shows that the
picture has been has been used by several
aspect of the Mounk tweet is a lie.
But Mounk's lies have by now been re-tweeted
over 22,000 times. Many of those who see it will
believe the claims he makes. They will trust a
widely publish Harvard academic. But the tweet,
as well as nearly all other claims about Russia
one sees in "western" media, is pure propaganda.
It is like the editorial in today's New York
"Russia’s oil-dependent economy [is] in trouble"
while all Russian economic numbers turned
positive and all indicators
point to accelerating growth.
It is fake news.
The anti-Russian propaganda campaign is now part
of the "liberal" campaign against U.S. president
Trump. It is
Trump's support is steady if not increasing
despite daily new revelation about his (non
existent) "collusion with Russia" and the (non
existing) "Russian interference" in the U.S.
purveyors of the propaganda stories are in
despair. Each and every new fire they try to
stoke dies off within a day or two. The
temptation then is to invent and push ever
bigger lies about Trump, Russia and their
fake news Mounk spits out, and which disqualify
him as an academic, is a sign of their
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Moon Of Alabama
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