Saturday, December 31, 2016

WaPo Bashes Trump on Russia

WaPo Bashes Trump on Russia

by Stephen Lendman

The neocon/CIA-connected Washington Post is frantic over Trump wanting normalized relations with Russia, including cooperating with Putin in combating terrorism.

Its editors blasted him for saying “it’s time for our country to move on to bigger and better things,” days earlier claiming the “whole age of computer(s) has made it where nobody knows exactly what is going on.”

WaPo: “No, Mr. Trump, it is not time to move on. US intelligence agencies are in agreement about ‘what is going on’: a brazen and unprecedented attempt by a hostile power to covertly sway the outcome of a US presidential election through the theft and release of material damaging to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.” 

“The president-elect’s dismissive response only deepens unanswered questions about his ties to Russia in the past and his plans for cooperation with Vladimir Putin.”

Fact: The CIA, NSA, DNI, DHS and FBI blatantly lied - knowing no Russian US electoral hacking occurred. No evidence suggests it, no Russian attempt to “sway” the election’s outcome.

Fact: Information on Hillary, the DNC and John Podesta was leaked by one or more Democrat insiders, upset over her stealing her party’s nomination, not winning it fairly.

Fact: Trump wanting better relations with Russia should be universally praised, not denounced - perhaps the only way to avoid confrontation between the world’s dominant nuclear powers.

Fact: WaPo and likeminded editors should be condemned for supporting continued Russia/US adversarial relations - a path to eventual disaster if not reversed.

WaPo editors outrageously called nonexistent Russian US election hacking a “cyber-Pearl Harbor” - incendiary hyperbole blocking out hard truths. 

They support tougher anti-Russia measures. Maybe nothing short of war will satisfy them. “Why is Mr. Trump so dismissive of Russia’s dangerous behavior,” they asked?

Why does WaPo report malicious fake news about Russia and most everything else of importance? Why does it consistently lie to readers? Why does it ban truth-telling?

Why does it support America’s imperial agenda, its killing machine, waging war on humanity at home and abroad? Why does anyone waste time reading its rubbish?

I have to - to critique and debunk it, to expose its misinformation and Big Lies, to set the record straight, to represent what journalism is supposed to be.

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: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

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

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 


Listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network.