Secretary of State John Kerry, fresh off of his whirlwind tour of the Sunday morning lie factories is heading to Kiev to bolster the illegitimate western backed government that just toppled democratically elected President Viktor Yanukovych. Kerry has been dispatched with a mandate from the narcissist in chief Barack Obama to ensure that the loathed Russian leader Vladimir Putin is made to lick the star-spangled jackboots of Uncle Sam for his recalcitrance in saving Snowden from one of Obama’s torture black sites and then intervening to stop the war on Syria. The Skull and Bones pedigreed Kerry, with his phony Vietnam war hero mystique and his great wealth from marrying into the Heinz Ketchup family fortune has a full head of steam and the wind in his sails as he will slither into the Kiev HQ of the chosen new boss whose reign is as bogus as those “freedom fighters” that the U.S. state media likes to tout as heroes of democracy while conveniently ignoring that they are chock a block with right-wing extremists, fascists and full blown neo-Nazis.
The entire corrupt domestic media has Kerry’s back – at least as long as his extended stammering about such horseshit as “democracy” and accusing Putin of being the second coming of Satan doesn’t cut into their 24/7 gavel to gavel coverage of the Oscar Pistorious trial. Nowhere is the propaganda of a long ago discredited media spewed forth like so much electronic manure as it is at the Neocon beacon of lies and jingoism that is The Washington Post. Whatever hope that the acquisition of the one-time crown jewel of Operation Mockingbird by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos would result in a giant enema nozzle being inserted into the building – preferably at the foot of the desk of the as prolific as she is insipid Jennifer Rubin and the bulb being given a good hard squeeze was a false one. But in the age of Obama one is by now used to false hope as well as chump change. The WaPo was in rare form today as it published a call to arms for WW III against the much demonized Putin by its editorial board.
The piece, entitled “President Obama’s foreign policy is based on fantasy” is such an incredible piece of bullshit that any decent managing editor would have fed it directly into the shredder – I only excerpt the lead in as an example of its complete and abject dishonesty:
FOR FIVE YEARS, President Obama has led a foreign policy based more on how he thinks the world should operate than on reality. It was a world in which “the tide of war is receding” and the United States could, without much risk, radically reduce the size of its armed forces. Other leaders, in this vision, would behave rationally and in the interest of their people and the world. Invasions, brute force, great-power games and shifting alliances — these were things of the past. Secretary of State John F. Kerry displayed this mindset on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday when he said, of Russia’s invasion of neighboring Ukraine, “It’s a 19th century act in the 21st century.”
The reference to Kerry’s comparison to the invasion of Ukraine along with the stunning omission that the United States of America and the George W. Bush administration did EXACTLY this by attacking, invading and occupying Iraq back in 2003. Granted Americans in general really don’t bother reading anything other than the sports sections or the funnies and have the attention span of attention deficit-disorder afflicted gnats but Jesus Christ – that is in and of itself not only a national embarrassment but exhibit A in why the blogosphere and alternative media has been kicking the shit out of consolidated, corporate and state megaphones like the Post.
Also in the WaPo was a vomit inducing manifesto by career lickspittle David Ignatius very imaginatively entitled “Putin’s error in Ukraine is the kind that leads to catastrophe” which if you can manage to get through the first paragraph of this substitute for toilet tissue it is obvious that it is cribbed from centrally distributed talking points notably for the term “revanchist” which is not exactly one that is commonly used. The think tanks have been working overtime to provide scripts for warfare state parrots like Ignatius and his ilk:
Napoleon is said to have cautioned during an 1805 battle: “When the enemy is making a false movement we must take good care not to interrupt him.” The citation is also sometimes rendered as “Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.” Whatever the precise wording, the admonition is a useful starting point for thinking about the Ukraine situation.
Vladimir Putin has made a mistake invading Crimea, escalating a crisis for Russia that has been brewing for many months. It might have been beneficial if President Obama could have dissuaded him from this error. But Putin’s move into Crimea appeared to spring from a deeper misjudgment about the reversibility of the process that led to the breakup of Soviet Union in 1991. The further Russia wades into this revanchist strategy, the worse its troubles will become.
I will give Ignatius some credit though in that he did not compare Putin to “The New Hitler” but“revanchist” is a dead giveaway just as the references to “jitters” in reports on our dismal and doomed economy are.
The WaPo also trotted out the borderline cadaver that is the insane career anti-Russian bigot Zbigniew Brzezinski (Z-BIG) – author of “The Grand Chessboard” as well as the man whose brilliant idea to sucker the hated Russians into Afghanistan as their “Vietnam” during the 1980’s led to the arming of Islamic fanatics including one Osama bin Laden and we all know how that turned out. Why the fuck that these people are given any credibility as “experts” at anything but destroying America is illustrative of how every single institution in this once great country has been polluted over the past forty or fifty years. I excerpt the following from Z-BIG’s asininely over the top “What is to be done? Putin’s aggression in Ukraine needs a response”:
Regarding the Russian aggression against Ukraine, much depends on what Vladimir Putin does next. But what Putin does depends on not only his calculation of the likely NATO (and especially the U.S.) response but also his estimate of how fiercely the Ukrainian people would respond to any further escalation by Russia. And, to complete the circle, the Ukrainian response would be influenced by citizens’ reaction to any further repetition of Putin’s Crimean aggression and by whether the nation believes that the United States and NATO are truly supportive.
Putin’s thuggish tactics in seizing Crimea offer some hints regarding his planning. He knew in advance that his thinly camouflaged invasion would meet with popular support from the Russian majority in Crimea. He was not sure how the thin and light Ukrainian military units stationed there would react, so he went in masked like a Mafia gangster. In the event of serious Ukrainian resistance, he could disown the initiative and pull back.
His initial success may tempt him to repeat that performance more directly in the far eastern provinces of Ukraine proper. If successful, the conclusive third phase could then be directed, through a combination of political unrest and increasingly overt use of Russian forces, to overthrow the government in Kiev. The result would thus be similar to the two phases of Hitler’s seizure of the Sudetenland after Munich in 1938 and the final occupation of Prague and Czechoslovakia in early 1939.
Why is it that these Goebbels wannabes never apply their sick and dishonest Hitler and Nazi analogies to themselves?
That was a jeremiad befitting of Mein Kampf as a rallying cry to destroy an enemy that only truly exists within the deranged psyches of those most likely to lead the planet into a nuclear cataclysm and what the Christian Zionist zealots who buy into all of the insanity call the “end times” which they covet. Not that it matters to them that Jesus is NOT coming back and all of us – saints and sinners, believers and non-believers, liberals and conservatives and us and them are going to be incinerated. The unlucky ones will be left wander the nuclear wasteland like the walkers in “The Walking Dead” or any of those other very popular zombie-apocalypse flicks but it will really be like “The Road” only with iPads that no longer function due to the busting back to the stone age punishment inflicted upon us all by those choked with hubris, megalomania and the presstitutes and propaganda mills that keep them in power.
Like his buddy Henry Kissinger, Brzezinski should have long ago been euthanized or parked in an insane asylum where he could deliver his diatribes to the fellow lunatics or the rubber walls of the padded room in which he belongs but as such practices are not tolerated in a ‘civilized’ society the very least that could be expected is that he be exiled to a place likeStormfront I know that the Pox on the Potomac was hit by a winter snowstorm again today giving the sucklers and chiselers of our bloated authoritarian government yet another day off to sit around in their jammies and deliver their silly but dangerous babble on the internet but Bezos semi-officially became our own version of Julius Steicher today.
My God, if the man has any principles whatsoever he would brave the weather and fire the entire sordid lot tomorrow morning just as the wretched Obama should do in giving Kerry his pink slip – what a national embarrassment this stammering buffoon has become – it becomes increasingly evident why he got his ass kicked by Bush in 2004.