Saturday, February 06, 2016

Wall Street Journal Russia Bashing

Wall Street Journal Russia Bashing

by Stephen Lendman

Journal opinion pages represent US peudo-journalism’s far-right - in the forefront of anti-Russian hostility, relentlessly bashing Putin irresponsibly, supporting US-led Western high crimes.

On February 3, its editors headlined “A NATO Message for Mr. Putin,” repeating the same tired old Big Lies about nonexistent “Russian aggression…little green men invad(ing) Crimea and eastern Ukraine - no corroborating evidence ever offered.

None exists, misinformation and Big Lies substituting. Journal editors duplicitously called US-led NATO’s eastern expansion “peaceful.” 

Balkan wars and endless post-9/11 ones prove otherwise. Increasingly encroaching on Russia’s borders risks direct confrontation.

Journal editors accused Putin of nonexistent “Greater Russia” ambitions. “The Kremlin has invaded Georgia, trampled the 1994 Budapest Memorandum that guaranteed Ukraine’s territorial integrity, and repeatedly violated NATO airspace.”

False on all counts. In August 2008, Georgian forces launched US-orchestrated naked aggression on South Ossetia, a premeditated provocation.

Russian nationals and peacekeepers were killed. Moscow intervened responsibly - to protect its citizens, the obligation of leaders to protect their people.

Putin never violated Ukraine’s territorial integrity. No so-called “little green men” exist, a US invention to vilify him unjustly.

Claims about Russia “repeatedly violat(ing) NATO airspace” are spurious, willful bald-faced lies, evidence supporting accusations never presented because none exists.

Moscow resolutely supports the sovereign rights of all nations, free from outside meddling, longstanding US policy polar opposite, raping one independent country after another, part of its greater aim to rule the world - even at the risk of destroying it.

Journal editors deplore peace and stability, support all US wars of aggression. “(A) significant enough NATO force (is needed) to deter (nonexistent) Russian aggression,” they ranted. 

Putin is the preeminent world peacemaker, polar opposite neocon-infested Washington’s rage for endless wars - naked aggression by any standard, pure evil, the greatest threat humanity ever faced.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 

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