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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Sunday Morning Thoughts on Russia and Our Politics

This won't be long as the hour is late/early, and I want to start reading Victor Davis Hanson's The Father of Us All, War and History.

Just a few thoughts on the current Russia obsession of the wacky American left. I have written quite a bit on Russia (here, here, here, herehere, and several others) and will try not to be too repetitive.

We have a situation that grows “curiouser and curiouser!”

The American left is obsessed with Russia and things Russian. This obsession has grown geometrically in the years since Russia stopped being an atheist Communist superpower and an existential threat to America and the West.

As in so much else lefty, Hollywood led the way: Russian gangsters and their Serbian allies popped up all over our big and little screens and video games. Slavs, especially Russians, became the only ethnic group one could malign freely: the men are all ex-convict, tattooed gangsters, and the women all prostitutes waiting for pony-tailed Steven Seagal and his flying fists of fury to rescue them. (An aside: I find odd Putin's fascination with Seagal given how much he has damaged the image of Russians, but then Putin has damaged their image, too, so there is that commonality.)

Reading lefty tweets, comment boards, and "journalistic"pieces these past few days it seems there is almost nothing nefarious that the Russians cannot do successfully. Most notable among their achievements, it seems, is their almost singular ability to correctly call the November 2016 US elections, and to do so several years ahead of time.

Clearly, evil Russian geniuses have developed a crystal ball which can predict US elections with much greater accuracy than our multi-billion dollar pollster business. In addition, the Russians have a diplomatic corps whose members automatically recruit any Republican politician with whom they make contact. The Russians, apparently, knew years ago that Trump would win the 2016 elections and put all of their eggs in that basket.They suborned and blackmailed Trump and his closest associates, bankrolled his campaign through laundered mobster money via Trump Tower, and even, just to nail things down, got the DNC to write horribly incriminating emails protected with clever passwords such as Podesta's email password "Password." The Russians somehow also managed to get many thousands of US labor union members to vote Trump and take down the "Blue Wall" in critical states.

For clever Russky reasons, the Moscovites wanted a US President who vowed to upgrade US military capabilities, revive the US economy, and achieve US energy independence which would severely harm the Russian oil-based economy. They, for indecipherable Russky reasons, did not want another four years of Democrats, the party that had our nation's secrets bouncing around inside an easy-to-hack private server in a bathroom in Colorado, that had allowed Russia to become again a looming threat in Europe, reestablish itself as a major player in the Middle East, become Iran's closest major partner, and freely insult and humiliate the United States around the world.

How to deal with so much cleverness? Maybe Steve Seagal can help out . . .




21 comments:

  1. The wacky American Left is impregnated by neocons. The neocon world peaked under Obama but is now crumbling at record speed.All these toppled governments led to enormous problems for us over here in Europe and , for the neocons, unexpected electoral results. I believe they finally toppled one too much. Putin was caught off guard when sunnying in Sootchi during the Olympic Winter Games while Washington orchestrated the coup in Kiev . He reacted with Crimea and Donbass and was put in the freezer but I believe that Europe is getting tired of Washingtons little games. We have always dealt with Russia and we need to deal with Russia in a way that is good for Europe.This is not good for Europe. Upcoming elections may give Europe leaders with another perspective. So, I believe that neocons are losing their influence in the world but they are obviously still infiltrating Washington and the MSM although they seem to be more and more desperate to sell the crazy narrative that Russia helped Trump win the election. I hope the new revelations about "Obama tapping Trump" will be the biggest story for a long while so we will stop reading that other nonsense.

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  2. Whatever way you cut it, Russia is an important power. They do, after all, occupy a little less than a sixth of the world's land surface, and touch both Atlantic (sort of; via Black Sea and Med or via Baltic and North Sea) and Pacific (Haishenwei, oops, Vladivostok, is a respectable port).

    Still, I share your displeasure with the latest Hollywood narratives, and think that our country depends too much on them and on the half-baked ideas from the MSM. But I fear the rest of the world also has its misleading MSM's and foolish narratives.

    Hey, computer, the election's over! Why are you still telling me to Vott--Tromp--Vott--Tromp--Vott--Tromp?

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    1. Just think what a geopolitical power Russia would be if global warming were real ... and they could get their birth rate back up.

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  3. The media states that the Russians hacked and leaked all the produced Wikileaks info. Fine, so where is the Wikileaks and Russian cooperation linkage evidence.
    I don't doubt that Obama's people wiretapped the Trump campaign since Obama went after AP journalists, James Rosen, a FOX reporter, and the Obama DoJ lied to the court following the court injunction on Obama's Immigration EO. http://lawnewz.com/high-profile/federal-judge-absolutely-skewers-doj-lawyers-for-lying-about-obamas-immigration-directive/ I was for Nixon's impeachment and IMO, Obama's actions exceeded Nixon's. The second article in the draft for Nixon's impeachment was the act of TRYING to use the IRS against his enemies; Obama DID use the IRS against his.

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  4. Sorry, Dip, but I don't see the American left as being obsessed with Russia. I see them as searching frantically for some scandal, ANY scandal, they can pin on Trump to delegitimatize this administration. Russia is a convenient hook at the moment. Tomorrow it might be something else -- Bannon investing in Israeli pork futures, or Kelly Anne Conway sitting cross-legged on the desk in the Oval Office.

    They are frantic in their effort to nullify the November 8 election, as you have written elsewhere. The Russian gambit will pass, especially since their ambassador is now known to have visited elected officials from both major parties.

    My very real hope at this time is that Trump can scare Obama and his minions into silence with threats of investigating their bugging of Trump Tower. Better yet, that he decides to follow through with that investigation. It would be good to air out the weaponization of the NSA and FBI, both to put Obama in proper historical perspective and to force the Intelligence community to back off.

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    1. Since we know Obama put his insurrectionists inside the intelligence agencies to leak to the media, it would not be surprising for American patriots within these agencies to do some leaking as well as a counter to Obama's people.

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    2. Is it possible to impeach and convict Obama even after he is out of office?

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  5. The Democrats seem to think they have got Watergate II if only they can get things to go their way. They are foolish. They do not have a majority in Congress, as they did in 1974. Ken Starr began with Whitewater and then they kept adding new topics to his investigation. The Clinton Foundation has had some relationships with Russia. What not add that ? I can think of multiple ways this can come back and bite them

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  6. ed in texas

    There are moments when listening to the Left go off on the Right for having friendly relations with the Russians begins to sound like "Teacher likes you best! No fair!".
    Maybe it's just me...

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  7. Here is (another) legacy of the Obama administration:

    http://www.doingbusiness.org/rankings

    Ease of starting a business (second column):

    United States - 51 (thanks, Obama)
    Russian Federation - 26

    Yeah, the U.S. still ranks better overall (8th versus 40th), but it has clearly been going in the wrong direction.

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  8. "As in so much else lefty, Hollywood led the way: Russian gangsters and their Serbian allies popped up all over our big and little screens and video games.

    There's nothing really nefarious in this. The Italian Mob had been done to death, the cartels were starting to become old hat, and groups like MS-13 hadn't shown up yet. The Mafiya was new and had all sorts of interesting customs--and, if you wanted, you could bring in old KGB types going after Our Hero based on a grudge from the Cold War days.

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  9. ... "There's nothing really nefarious in this."

    Sure Anon! At least no more "nefarious" than how the Hollywood Progs portray American Dads as hapless bumbling fools deserving of being treated as Jerks by their families and lefty society at large -- while the Moms are anointed as super-women, responsible for all good that the USA and her S-P-E-C-I-A-L undocumented minorities are able to accomplish, despite the Pigs, Old white men, Christians, Capitalists, and other selected white trash!

    On Watch~~~

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  10. The 'obsession' with Russia is the Pro-Iran clique in the Democrat party and State Dept attempting to protect Iran. I believe this all goes back to Obama's status as an Iranian agent (does anything else explain his behavior as POTUS?). He probably has been working for the Iranians since his visit to Pakistan in the early '80s. China, N. Korea, Russia and Iran are the chief revisionist powers of the world and have a de facto 'alliance' (which is too strong a word to describe the relationship) as a result. The weakest, and most aggressive, of these powers is Iran. Iran's greatest asset is its close association with Russia, which allows the Ayatollahs to leverage its relative weak position into a dominant force in Iraq, Syria and Yemen, thus threatening Israel, KSA and UAE. My guess is that DJT wishes to improve relations with Russia to drive a wedge between Moscow and Tehran, thus isolating Iran and allowing the US to deal with it once and for all. Obama's clique is determined to keep relations with Russia hostile in order to protect Iran. Obama is trying to buy time so Iran can complete it's A-Bomb and missile programs in N. Korea and thus be invulnerable to American threats.

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    1. You address an important question I've never seen answered anywhere. Why was/is the Obama administration doing everything to favor Iran? What positive, in their minds, outcome do they envision?

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    2. That would make sense - but how does it fit in when almost everything else Obama did in the ME was a hand-delivered gift to Sunni Islamists? At the time, the only theory I could come up with was that empowering Iran greatly increases the chance of a debilitating regional confrontation that could cripple all of the major powers in the area, leaving the leaderless chaos that was instrumental to Sunni Islamists gaining the foothold they have now.

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  11. "Obama's ...an Iranian agent (does anything else explain his behavior as POTUS?)"

    Yes, and when we see BO's Chief advisor and Mother Confessor Valerie Jarret check-in to Hotel Barak Hussein Obama, in the heart of DC last week, many more of his diseased historic roots and grafts to Shite and Communist brands of anti-Americanism become, once again, exposed. Now what will the GOP do about it? This time? Thankfully we see Donald wield his Broad-axe, just maybe additional Political Patriots and warriors will jump into the fray and begin slicing and dicing the enemy agenda!?

    http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2015/06/communism-in-jarretts-family/

    On Watch~~~
    "Let's Roll"

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  12. You know that feeling you get when things don't seem right? Call it premonition or simply awareness that something just isn't right. The Democrats are in full and open Saul Alinsky mode and seemingly unafraid that it is obvious to everyone. The media are running interference for them and no longer even try to appear unbiased. The usual suspect in the Republican party are doing what they can to help the Democrats against all logic and common sense. Why? Trump is the fly in the soup, the shit in the fan, the unexpected derailment of something big. Something was supposed to happen or continue to happen and along came Trump and 60,000,000 votes that no one predicted. The left is unwilling to retrench and wait four more years their timetable demands something now. Don't underestimate the opposition in this and the exigency of their agenda. I don't think they are going to wait four years. I think we are all going to see plan B and I don't think it will be pretty. Feel free to be skeptical but it just doesn't feel right to me.

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    1. they know they don't have the guts to fight an actual civil war... but if they could manipulate others into fighting it for them....

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  13. The US didn't need Russia to be humiliated. Our greasy support of al-Qaida and ISIS, our pretend war against ISIS, and our killing of over 400,000 civilians in Syria did that very nice nicely.

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  14. Russia is Christian. Lefties hate Christianity. As long as Russia was Communist, fine, love Uncle Joe. After 1991, Russia is "a problem" for lefties, now an obsession because POTUS is a Christian.

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  15. FWIW, I have proposed a Three Brothers approach to realigning world affairs, resting on Russia, USA and India: http://theological-geography.net/?s=three+brothers

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