That US/Russian thing

Caitlin Johnstone has an excellent piece in Medium, complete with backing references, that brings some sanity to the gum flapping that is the Russian Election Meddling Boogieman.

This sanity comes in the form of the often left in the trunk concept of: Critical Thinking.

The article is a well rounded list of solid questions that MUST be answered, but she also makes a few points that warrant a specific shout out:

Caitlin Johnstone said

The US government, by a very wide margin, interferes in the elections of other countries far, far more than any other government on earth does. The US government’s own data shows that it has deliberately meddled in the elections of 81 foreign governments between 1946 and 2000, including Russia in the nineties. This is public knowledge. A former CIA Director cracked jokes about it on Fox News earlier this year.

Caitlin Johnstone said

Rallying the world to cut off Russia from the world stage and cripple its economy has been been a goal of the US power establishment since the collapse of the Soviet Union, so there’s no reason to believe that even the people who are making the claims against Russia actually believe them. The goal is crippling Russia to handicap China, and ultimately to shore up global hegemony for the US-centralized empire by preventing the rise of any rival superpowers. The sociopathic alliance of plutocrats and intelligence/defense agencies who control that empire are willing to threaten nuclear confrontation in order to ensure their continued dominance. All of their actions against Russia since 2016 have had everything to do with establishing long-term planetary dominance and nothing whatsoever to do with election meddling.

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