Saturday, July 1, 2017
This explains a hell of a lot.
Rick Sterling at ConsortiumNews
Behind the ‘Scapegoating’ of Russia
Attorney Dan Kovalik has written an extremely important book that challenges the current media/political focus on “Russia-gate” and warns that dark forces of war are taking us in an ever more dangerous direction.
In the foreword to the book, The Plot to Scapegoat Russia: How the CIA and Deep State Have Conspired to Vilify Russia, author David Talbot writes: “The US war machine has revived the tried-and-true Red Scare…. This massive anti-Russian propaganda campaign is one of the biggest fake news operations in U.S. history….
“Unlike our war-obsessed media, human rights lawyer Dan Kovalik does understand that peace and diplomacy are in the best interests of the American and Russian peoples. His book is an urgently needed counterassault against the propaganda forces that are trying to push us over a precipice that it too terrifying to even contemplate. It’s time for all of us to speak truth to power before it’s too late.”
Talbot’s warning is not hyperbole. As I write this review, the U.S. military is pushing ever closer to direct military confrontation with Syria, Iran and Russia inside Syria.......
.......Relevant but not widely known historical facts are reviewed:
–the role of American advisers in the collapse of the Russian economy during the 1990s.
–the broken promises to Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev about restraining the growth of NATO.
–the expansion of NATO right up to the Russian border.
–the NATO wars on Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya.
–the increasing discrepancy between rich and poor both within the U.S. and internationally
The author presents the case that the real threat to democracy is not coming from Russia, it is coming from our own political system and the forces which benefit from and which promote war and aggression. Former President Jimmy Carter has said the U.S. is an “oligarchy with unlimited political bribery.”........