There is still no evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 election. What substitutes for proof is nothing but an endless loop of corporate media repetition. The Democratic Party has plenty of reason to whip up hysteria in an effort to divert attention from its endless electoral debacles.
no one mentions is that the United States government has a very long
history of interfering in elections around the world. Since World War
II American presidents have used electoral dirty tricks, fraud and
violence to upend the will of people in Italy, Iran, Guatemala,
Vietnam and Honduras to name but a few nations. If possible brute
force and murder are used to depose elected leaders as in Haiti and
all the hoopla about Russia’s supposed influence in the election or
with Donald Trump directly, there is little mention of a successful
American effort to intervene in that country. In 1996 American
political consultants and the Bill Clinton administration made
certain that Boris Yeltsin remained in the Russian presidency.
is no need for conjecture in this case. The story was discussed quite
openly at the time and included a Time magazine cover
story with the guilty parties going on record about their role in
1996 American political consultants and the Bill Clinton
administration made certain that Boris Yeltsin remained in the
showed that Yeltsin was in danger of losing to the Communist Party
candidate Gennadi Zhuganov. The collapse of the Soviet Union had
created an economic and political catastrophe for the Russian people.
Oligarchs openly stole public funds while government workers went
without pay. Russians lost the safety net they had enjoyed and the
disaster resulted in a precipitous decline in life expectancy and
United States didn’t care about the suffering of ordinary Russians.
Its only concern was making sure that the once socialist country
never turned in that direction again. When Yeltsin looked like a
loser the Clinton administration pressed the International Monetary
Fund to send quick cash and bolster Yeltsin’s government with a $10
had an even more direct involvement. Led by a team connected to his
adviser Dick Morris, a group of political consultants went to work in
Moscow, but kept their existence a secret. One of the conspirators
put the case succinctly. "Everyone realized that if the
Communists knew about this before the election, they would attack
Yeltsin as an American tool.” Of course Yeltsin was an American
tool, and that was precisely the desired outcome.
The Time magazine
article wasn’t the only corporate media expose of the American
power grab. The story was also made into a film called “Spinning
Boris.” One would think that this well known and documented account
would be brought to attention now, but just the opposite has
happened. The tale of Clinton administration conniving has instead
been disappeared down the memory hole as if it never took place.
Yeltsin looked like a loser the Clinton administration pressed the
International Monetary Fund to send quick cash and bolster Yeltsin’s
government with a $10 billion loan.”
supposedly free media in this country march in lock step with
presidents. After Obama and his secretary of state Hillary Clinton
made Russia bashing a national pastime the media followed suit. The
reason for the hostility is very simple. Russia is an enormous
country spanning Europe and Asia and has huge amounts of energy
resources which European countries depend on. Its gas and
oil reserves make it a player and therefore a target for sanctions
and war by other means.
American impulse to control or crush the rest of the world is
thwarted by an independent Russia. While Americans are fed an endless
diet of xenophobia Russia and China continue their New Silk Road
economic partnership. Of course this alliance is born of the
necessity to protect against American threats but no one reading
York Times or Washington
anything about it. Nor do they know that Vladimir Putin’s mentor
stayed in power because of Bill Clinton’s meddling.
of the news is fake when corporate media connive with the powerful to
produce their desired ends. If they want to make Yeltsin a hero, they
make him a hero. If they want his successor to be cast as the villain
then he becomes the villain. If the United States wants to play the
victim it is turned into the hapless target of Russian espionage. If
its history of thwarting the sovereignty of other countries becomes
an inconvenient truth, then the truth is disappeared.
is difficult to know what is true and what is not. But it usually a
safe bet to assume that this government and its media hand maidens
are covering up criminality of various kinds. The story of the 1996
manipulation of Russian voters is but one example.
>> The article above was written by Margaret Kimberley and is reprinted from the Black Agenda Report.