Friday, August 12, 2016

NYT Anti-Russia Venom

NYT Anti-Russia Venom

by Stephen Lendman

The Times is more an instrument for justifying, supporting and facilitating America’s imperial project than a legitimate source of news, information and analysis.

It reached new lows in one-sided support for Hillary, the most ruthlessly dangerous presidential aspirant in US history, while disgracefully carpet-bombing Trump with daily fabrications, exaggerations and hate-mongering.

It’s one thing to attack a presidential aspirant irresponsibly, quite another to serve as a virtual Pentagon press agent for war - practically promoting conflict with Russia, pushing Cold War II politics to turn hot.

Despite no evidence suggesting it, The Times baselessly blames Russia for hacking DNC emails, showing primary season was rigged for Hillary.

That’s the issue, not irresponsible finger-pointing. Nothing suggests Russian meddling in US politics or anywhere else - in contrast to America doing it virtually everywhere to assure regimes it supports are in power and keep it.

On August 10, The Times went further. Citing unnamed US officials, the customary tactic for proliferating misinformation, it said “(a) Russian cyberattack that targeted Democratic (sic) politicians was bigger than it first appeared and breached the private email accounts of more than 100 party officials and groups.”

Maybe so but no evidence points to Russian involvement. Governments spy on each other for national security and other reasons, none more aggressively than America and likely Israel.

When US officials claim “high confidence” about anything of significance relating to Russia, China, Iran and other nations it targets for regime change, rest assured it’s patently false or greatly exaggerated - propaganda to attack an adversary.

WikiLeaks released thousands of damning DNC emails proving election rigging for Hillary, stealing the nomination from Sanders, she without question approving or being directly involved in what happened. That’s a serious criminal offense.

Headlines should demand she be held accountable and disqualified as Democrat party nominee, becoming standard bearer by foul means - suggesting a greater issue.

Given overwhelming establishment and scoundrel media anti-Trumpism, he’s right about possible election rigging to anoint her next US president - a terrifying prospect given her rage for war and willingness to use nuclear weapons against Iran if it attacked Israel, based on her earlier comments.

If willing to use WMDs against Iran, perhaps against Russia, China or any other nation she wants attacked.

The core issue of this year’s political season is preventing the most belligerent presidential aspirant in US history from becoming commander-in-chief of its military - able to launch WW III on her say.

Trump is an unknown with no political background. I’ve said before he’s more interested in profiting from planet earth than destroying it.

Clinton’s deplorable record speaks for itself, her rage for endless wars well known.

The threat of her starting a global conflict with nuclear weapons able to kill us all is too great a risk to take.

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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