Conservatives have had a very hard time getting over President Trump's much-repeated
response to Fox News anchor Bill O'Reilly's calling Russian president Vladimir Putin "a
killer". Replied Trump: "There are a lot of killers. We have a lot of killers. You think
our country is so innocent?" . . .
Senator John McCain on the floor of Congress, referring to Putin, tore into attempts to
draw "moral equivalency between that butcher and thug and KGB colonel and the United
States of America." . . .
Since the end of World War 2, the United States has:
Attempted to overthrow more than 50 foreign governments, most of which were democratically-elected.
Dropped bombs on the people of more than 30 countries.
Attempted to assassinate more than 50 foreign leaders.
Attempted to suppress a populist or nationalist movement in 20 countries.
Grossly interfered in democratic elections in at least 30 countries.
Though not as easy to quantify, has also led the world in torture; not only the torture performed directly by Americans upon foreigners, but providing torture equipment, torture manuals, lists of people to be tortured, and in-person guidance by American instructors.
Where does the United States get the nerve to moralize about Russia? . . .
[Democrats and liberals have climbed into bed with the neocons to push the
'Russia-did-it' conspiracy theory as a way to 'get Trump,'--Robert Parry, "When
'Disinformation' Is Truth," consortiumnews.com, March 13, 2017]
[We need to know who colluded with the Russians, if anyone did. But more critically, we
need to unearth the deep state conspiracy to sabotage a presidency.--Patrick J. Buchanan, "Did
Obama Plot To Sabotage Trump?," antiwar.com, March 24, 2017]
[the open secret of Israeli influence is studiously ignored, even as presidential
candidates prostrate themselves before the annual conference of the American Israel
Public Affairs Committee. . . .
Congress is no different. It has given Israel's controversial Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu a record-tying three invitations to address joint sessions of Congress--Robert Parry, "Why Not
a Probe of 'Israel-gate'?," consortiumnews.com, April 20, 2017]
[no one is more active in interfering in foreign governments and elections than the
United States of America, most notably in Russia for the election of Boris Yeltsin in
1996, which was arranged by Washington, and more recently in Ukraine in 2014.--Philip Giraldi, "Russiagate
Suddenly Becomes Bigger," unz.com, February 20, 2018]
[But meddling in other countries has been a favorite Washington pastime ever since
William McKinley vowed to "Christianize" the Philippines in 1899, despite the fact that
most Filipinos were already Catholic. Today, an alphabet soup of U.S. agencies engage in
political interference virtually around the clock, everyone from USAID to the VOA,
RFE/RL to the DHS -- respectively the U.S. Agency for International Development, Voice of
America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, and the Department of Homeland Security. The
last maintains some 2,000 U.S. employees in 70 countries to ensure that no one even
thinks of doing anything bad to anyone over here.--Daniel Lazare, "The National Endowment for (Meddling in)
Democracy," theamericanconservative.com, March 8, 2018]
[Forensic studies of "Russian hacking" into Democratic National Committee computers
last year reveal that on July 5, 2016, data was leaked (not hacked) by a person with
physical access to DNC computer. After examining metadata from the 'Guccifer 2.0' July
5, 2016 intrusion into the DNC server, independent cyber investigators have concluded
that an insider copied DNC data onto an external storage device.
Key among the findings of the independent forensic investigations is the conclusion that
the DNC data was copied onto a storage device at a speed that far exceeds an Internet
capability for a remote hack.--Ray McGovern and Bill Binney, "Memo to the President Ahead of Monday's Summit,"
consortiumnews.com, July 15, 2018]
[Hillary Clinton did not lose the election due to Russian conniving. She lost it because
so many Americans disliked and mistrusted her. When the truth about her rigging of the
Democratic primary emerged, she deftly diverted attention by claiming the Russians had
rigged the election. . . .
The neocon former US Assistant Secretary of State, Victoria Nuland, admitted her
organization had spent $5 billion to overthrow Ukraine’s pro-Russian government.--Eric
Margolis, "Madness in
Helsinki," ericmargolis.com, July 21, 2018]
[Bianca Lewis, 11, has many hobbies. She likes Barbie, video games, fencing, singing…
and hacking the infrastructure behind the world’s most powerful democracy.--Dave Lee, "Hacking the US mid-terms? It's
child's play," bbc.com, August 11, 2018]