[ Ed. note – The Duran has published a story saying that during an interview on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Oliver Stone made a remark about Israel having far more influence over US elections than any supposed influence Russia may have exerted. It is of course a truthful statement, but it would be stunning to hear something like that ever spoken on American TV. And indeed, according to The Duran, the remark was censored out. This is particularly ironic, not to mention utterly hypocritical, considering that at one point in the interview Colbert made a sniping comment about Vladimir Putin supposedly suppressing freedom of the press in Russia.
What is it exactly with the leaders of the West and Vladimir Putin? Clearly they view Russia and its president as a threat, but why?
We have heard endless stories of “Russian hacking” and “Russian aggression,” while Putin has been called a “thug,” a “dictator,” and Russian forces have been accused of bombing hospitals in Aleppo–in fact Russia, it seems, bombed the “last hospital” and killed the “last doctor” in Aleppo on at least five different occasions in 2016: on November 18, July 30, July 23, April 27, and sometime either in the last week of January or early February (see here, here, here, here, here, here, and here ).
By Richard Edmondson
Podesta–Pizzagate–Aleppo–Palmyra–Saudi war crimes in Yemen–Israeli settlements–Brexit–Brazillian coup–fake news–dust boy in ambulance–sexist Trump–crooked Hillary–these are just some of the trending terms that made 2016 a year to remember…or maybe better yet one to forget.
[ A friend emailed me this excerpt of Putin’s annual presidential address, delivered two days ago. It’s an interesting excerpt and I wanted to post it because it underscores the importance the Russian leader places upon preservation of wildlife and the environment, and it’s also worth reflecting upon, I suppose, in light of the Dakota Access Pipeline protests currently underway in this country. ]
“…It is important that civil society takes an active part in deciding issues such as improving environmental protection legislation, protecting rare plant and animal species, and establishing a humane system for dealing with stray animals.
[ Ed. note – It’s tempting to write off Clinton’s August 31 speech, in which she promises a military response to alleged Russian hacking attacks, as nothing more than campaign hyperbole, intended to portray herself as tough on national security. But as I’ve said before, Clinton, should she emerge victorious in November, is likely to be the sort of president who would be easily manipulated, and there are those holding powerful positions in Washington who clearly want war. In the article below, Paul Craig Roberts posits that Zionist neocon Paul Wolfowitz could well end up becoming secretary of defense in a Clinton presidency. Roberts makes another important point also–that there’s a distinct possibility the outcome of election could be determined by pre-programmed electronic voting machines. ]
A Penitent Sinner or
a ‘Viper Who Can’t Be Trusted’?
Is Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan really turning his back on the West? Or is what we’re seeing in the media today all just a charade? And if it’s a charade, what is the purpose of it?