Russia and Putin, the Nonexistent Threat
By Joe Clifford
September 27, 2015 "Information
Clearing House" -
Russia is fast becoming our latest bogyman
with neocons, war hawks, and a complicit corporate media, all
beating the preliminary war drums, rapidly convincing a duped public
that the Russian threat is real. The record shows the Russian threat
is nonsense, but the record also shows there is a threat, not from
Russia, but from the US.
A couple of years ago the US was foaming at the mouth anticipating
being able to bomb Syria into oblivion, claiming as pretext Assad
was using chemical weapons. Once again the US was using the tired
argument that it was necessary to save the people by bombing them.
Ask the “people” of Libya, and Iraq, and Yemen, if they felt saved
by being bombed? We laid waste to Libya with 77 days of bombing and
devastated that country, along with the complete destruction of
Iraq, and now, with our invaluable assistance and weapons, we are
doing likewise to “save” the people of Yemen.
Our thirst to bomb Syria a few years ago was foiled by those evil
Russians, who stepped in diplomatically and got Assad to get rid of
all Syria’s chemical weapons. Those nasty Russians would not let us
have our bombing and prevented it by using diplomacy. Is that why
they now are our enemy?
Naturally we would not be stopped, and found the pretext to bomb
Syria anyway. Using ISIS as an excuse, we are currently bombing
Syria trying to usher in the same kind of anarchy we brought to Iraq
and Libya. Corporate media, shill mouthpiece of the US government,
would have you believe that the US is part of a world coalition that
is bombing Syria, when the fact is 99% of the bombing is done by the
US alone. In any case the end game is to reduce Syria to chaos,
death, destruction, and violence, which is well under way. Those
nasty Russians are again interfering by sending weapons to support
the Assad regime. It appears that our thirst to bomb, has forced the
nasty Russians to draw a line in the sand. They will support Assad
and not tolerate his overthrow by the US.
We now know, thanks to the Guardian and other UK news outlets, but
relatively unreported in the US, that apparently the Russians had
negotiated a deal in 2012, in which Assad would either share power
or would step down, but the deal was ignored and brushed aside by
the US. Why? Because we wanted to reign down anarchy on Syria by
bombing it to oblivion. We did not want a diplomatic solution, we
wanted to bomb and cause pure anarchy, which is what we are
currently doing. Those nasty Russians were diplomatically trying to
prevent this from happening for the second time. They could not stop
our desire to bomb.
The US orchestrated a coup of a democratically
elected leader of the Ukraine and installed a US puppet, but blamed
the next door neighbor Russia for the troubles in the Ukraine. We
also inflamed the US public by accusing Russia of expanding by
taking the Crimea by force, even though 99% of Crimeans wanted to
belong to Russia, and this was achieved not by invasion, and not one
single death in the Crimea. Corporate media convinced the US public
that Russia had invaded militarily, and taken over the Crimea. Not
so; there was no invasion and not one person died in a popular turn
to Russia by the people of Crimea.
There are now various news reports that have the US planning to
place nuclear weapons to Germany. That’s right, nuclear weapons on
Russia’s front doorstep! First, how would you like it as a German
citizen, and then how you like it as a Russian living next door?
This is a provocative, foolish, dangerous, militarily aggressive act
by the US, but the media shills will depict the Russians as the bad
So who is the aggressor nation? How many nations has Russia bombed
in the past 25 years? How many nations has the US bombed in the past
25 years? Russia has 2 military bases outside its borders, while the
US has over 700. So which nation is the most aggressive? The US has
killed approximately 4-5 million people since 1963. How many
innocents has Russia killed during that time? The annual US military
budget is 10 times higher than Russia’s, so who is the aggressor
nation? There are US Special Forces operating in 81 foreign nations.
Special Forces budget has increased fivefold since 2001 and their
numbers have doubled. So who is the aggressor nation? The US is
planning to deploy nuclear weapons to Germany, and since 1776 the US
has been at war for 93% of its history. The US with its bombings of
14 nations in the Middle East, has unleashed one of the biggest
refugee crises in human history as people flee from US bombs and
destruction. So who is the aggressor; the US or Russia? Pay no
attention to corporate media, get your own facts.
Joe Clifford lives in