Category: INDECENT SLIMEBALLS

MSNBC resident russophobe and warmonger Rachel Maddow tears up on camera over plight of migrant children

P. GREANVILLE—Since Trump came to power, Maddow has led the choir in seeking his toppling, using, as do all Democrats, the spurious Russiagate scandal as the battering ram. Maddow is obviously capable of shedding tears for Latin babies caught in the insane anti-migrant policies of the US government (which Trump has exacerbated but not created, Obama deported a huge number on his watch) but pays little regard to children in Gaza, or Libya or Syria, where US criminal interventions rage on with no sign of letup.  Not to mention that a nuclear war between the superpowers would cause a helluva lot more suffering than she’s already supposedly decrying

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The Mask It Wears

PANKAJ MISHRA—merican liberals, Samuel Moyn wrote last year in Dissent, have never broken ‘with the exceptionalist outlook that cast the United States as uniquely virtuous’, but having Trump in the ‘cockpit of American power’ will reveal ‘just how terrifyingly normal a nation we are, with our populist jingoism and hawkish foreign policy’. The bipartisan support for the president’s bombing campaigns shows that little has changed in this respect, however. As Trump ordered strikes on Syria in April last year, Fareed Zakaria hailed the ‘big moment’: ‘Donald Trump,’ he said, ‘became president of the United States last night.’

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Antifa or Antiwar: Leftist Exclusionism Against the Quest for Peace

DIANA JOHNSTONE—Historically, Westernizers in Russia have repeatedly gained influence and then lost out, because their overtures to the West were rebuffed on one pretext or another. (The British geopolitical tradition, based on the timeless dictum divide et impera, has traditionally favored policies to keep the continent divided) This merges easily with the Brzezinski doctrine of maintaining separation between Western Europe as a whole and Russia to maintain U.S. global hegemony. Western rejection of Russia naturally favors a rise of the Slavophiles. It also obliges Russia to look to Eurasia rather than Western Europe. This is happening again.

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Iran and Pompeo’s 12-Point Ludicrous Wish List – Empire’s End of the Rope?

PETER KOENIG—What exactly is Washington and its Israeli handlers trying to achieve with Pompeo’s most clumsy approach? – “Regime Change”, perhaps? By activating and mobilizing the Fifth Column in Iran to create an internal revolt, with the objective of putting a new Shah-type puppet in place? – The desperation of creating a strong and oppressive “ally” in the Middle East – as Saudi Arabia and most of the Gulf States are ‘failing’ US trustworthiness – is hidden only by a thin veil.

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Democrats Join Republicans In Bill Criminalizing Speech Critical Of Israel

MJ ROSENBERG—Many years ago, the #2 man at AIPAC, Steve Rosen (later indicted under the Espionage Act of 1917 wrote me the following about AIPAC’s activities: “A lobby is a night flower. It thrives in the dark and dies in the sun.” The same applies to those in Congress who, disregarding their constituents, take their marching orders from AIPAC. It’s time to shine some sunlight on them.

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Russia and the War Party

CARL BOGGS—As they righteously celebrate the virtues of multiculturalism, diversity, and tolerance, liberal Democrats – now more than ever a neocon party of war – have come to embrace just the opposite: fierce hostility against other nations and cultures, smug provincialism, a recycled McCarthyism that spews hatred at even the slightest dissent from super-patriotic orthodoxy.  They pretend victim status when they are the ones targeting, attacking, smearing, and warmongering.

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