Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Latest NYT Fake News on Russia

The Latest NYT Fake News on Russia

by Stephen Lendman

An easy way to be misinformed and stay that way is by following Times reports - all fake news all the time on issues mattering most, especially geopolitical ones.

Many of its reports read like Pentagon handouts, especially ones related to US imperial wars and Russia bashing.

According to The Times, “(t)he Kremlin (believing Trump won’t change US policy toward Russia) seek(s) to bolster its global influence by exploiting what it considers weakness in Washington…”

The Times called Putin “a champion of an alternative, illiberal model,” whatever that means. Claiming he aided Trump’s election is utter rubbish - a Big Lie refusing to go away, despite no evidence proving Russian US election hacking.

Saying hoped for better bilateral relations dimmed since the afterglow of Trump’s ascension to power faded, Moscow “returned to its tried-and-true formula of creating turmoil and exploiting the resulting opportunities” turned truth on its head - a Times specialty.

Russia aims to resolve conflicts and turmoil in Syria and Ukraine, not exploit them. It seeks peace and stability, not endless wars of aggression waged by America and its imperial partners.

It fosters cooperative relations with all countries. It’s involved in trying to end conflicts and chaos caused by US-orchestrated wars on Libya and Yemen.

Weeks into his tenure, Trump was co-opted by Washington’s political establishment, dark forces wanting continuity, not responsible change from longstanding policy.

Still, Russia hopes to make the best out of a deplorable situation while strengthening its ability to defend the homeland effectively.

Its problem is partly Trump, mostly administration and congressional anti-Russia, anti-China, anti-Iran hawks, influencing his agenda, wanting endless wars continued, new ones waged.

Their aggressiveness risks the unthinkable, maybe the madness of nuclear war by design or accident.

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. 


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