It is not startling. Just annoying. I have been back in the homeland now for almost four weeks, and the narrative just keeps running nonstop. You feel like throwing a brick at the TV screen, or calling up CNN, or talking to Chris Matthews, and saying “Hey, get real already buddy.” Is it the SONY ‘Interview’ hackers threatening a new 9/11, the pure evil of V. Putin and his steely blue eyes, an insane self-radicalized ‘terrorist’ in Australia, Taliban killing children in Pakistan, or any number of other spectacular stories that are absorbing the American psyche?
But, larger questions loom and are never addressed. To what extent is SONY culpable for producing a film proposing the assassination of North Korean president, Kim Jong Un? Could you imagine had they proposed the same theme with Obama as target? Betcha that would not have gone over well. The CIA, FBI, NSA, and FEMA would have been all over the SONY execs then. Don’t you think?
But, let’s focus on the bogey man, Vladimir Putin. Putin seems to be the primary punching bag of the USA administration and its media surrogates. The mission seems to be not just finding an enemy who is anyone but US, but rather to turn Russia upside down, destroy its culture, its leadership, and its history, and turn it into just another American vassal state. Much like we have done throughout our short history. When the USA instigated in Georgia, and then in Ukraine, their real objective was a revolution in Russia, and using the spoils to rescue the sad asses of the American elite and our own selfish lifestyle.
But we don’t need SONY to make a movie about this; it is apparently American policy already in the works. I am sure Ms. Nuland would speak to us on this matter, could she just locate her bugged cell phone. The USA is attempting nothing short of the assassination (political or otherwise) of Vladimir Putin, and the annexation of Russia as a new piece of the New American Empire. And, those in charge of this conspiracy do not seem to mind who they harm or what laws they break in the process, whether there is a revolution in Russia, starvation in the streets, lies piled upon lies, just so long as We the People get what we deserve.
One of the talking heads whom I saw on the television today actually had the presence of mind to say on air that Putin does not really wish a return of the Soviet Union, but rather he desires a return to the Russia of Pushkin and Dostoyevsky. OMG! The horror! Just imagine if Russia’s great cultural history was a cornerstone of the “evil one’s” machinations. Wouldn’t that be lovely. Perhaps all our children should read some of those Russian greats. Perhaps then we would be less afraid of that make-believe bogeyman in our closet. But, really folks, who is the player making the big geo-political moves, backed up by military and financial actions? That’s right, the USA. And I would say the real killer right now of the Russian economy is not sanctions, but the precipitous fall of oil. And I would propose that this decline in the price of oil is a direct result of manipulation in the market instigated, planned, and executed by the USA.
I do not recommend any historical leader, present or past, but I feel compelled to defend Vladimir Putin, as I might be compelled to defend other leaders, against the unrestrained arrogance, and self-adulation of the American Political-Information-Military-Imperial-Psychoplex. Siberia is already awash in McDonald’s, Levi’s, Apple Computer, Subway, KFC, Papa John’s, etc, etc. But, just like we did in Iran in the 50’s in support of the Brits, and as we did again and again in Iraq, Libya, et. al., so I believe the US administration is trying to do the same in Russia today. They want to take over the oil and mineral resources, and keep those nasty “commies” from taking what our oligarchs need, want, and deserve. And if anyone gets in our way, foreign or domestic, we will just silence them by sanctions, market manipulation, or by drone, choke hold, or at the end of the barrel of a gun. It is the American way.
Folks, the Chinese are fast taking control of Africa, and that is why the USA is targeting them in the South China Sea. But, there are far too many Chinese to kill. By far, the easier way into the Eurasian landmass, and its vast resources on an increasingly depleted planet, is to destroy Russia and take over the spoils, just like the barbarians from the north did in earlier times.