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Demonizing Putin Endangers America's Security

by Stephen F. Cohen

(The Nation) Sept. 16, 2013 - Nonetheless, Putin-bashing on the right and the left, featuring mostly irrelevant, baseless or hyperbolic allegations about his political record, continues unabated with scarcely any countervailing voices in the mainstream media. It ranges from characterizing Putin as a "KGB thug" whose policies at home are akin to those of Saddam, Stalin and Hitler to claiming that his entire foreign policy, past and present, consists of the "restoration of the Russian empire" and "Poking America in the Eye"

Do these commentators know that Putin did more to assist the US ground war in Afghanistan after 9/11 than did any other head of state and continues to facilitate the supplying of American and NATO forces still fighting there? That he backed harsher sanctions against Iran's nuclear ambitions and refused to sell Teheran a highly effective air-defense system? Or that his agencies shared with Washington counter-terrorism information that might have prevented the Boston bombings in April.

An earlier article - two years ahead of the Maidan "Revolt" ...

Stop the Pointless Demonization of Putin | The Nation - May 7, 2012 |

The vilifying charges levelled at Russia's president by the American media could undermine rational U.S. policy-making.

RussiaGate initiated by Clinton/Biden Democrats was actually IntelGate. Don't tell.

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Sat Jul 2nd, 2022 at 11:56:04 AM EST
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