Hillary Clinton was actively trying to start a hot war with Russia. Anyone who says she wasn’t is either delusional or lying. She was promising to set up a no-fly zone in Syria, knowing (as testified by top military officials) that this would necessarily entail shooting down Russian military planes and starting a war with Russia. She also openly pledged “military responses” to the alleged (and still unproven) Russian “cyber attacks”, another act of war. This woman, who already had an extensive history of actively pushing for disastrous acts of military intervention seemingly at every opportunity, campaigned on this language. I’m no Trump supporter, but I must admit I breathed a sigh of relief when she failed to win the election, saying, “Ahh, well at least that Russia nonsense is over and done with.”
I was horrifyingly wrong. The corporate media and the US intelligence community, both of which are considered major components of the deep state power institution, began working together to keep cranking up the heat on the Russia hysteria higher and higher through “anonymous sources” providing information to deeply pro-establishment outlets like the CIA-fundedWashington Post. If anyone in the Trump transition team did anything that looked even remotely friendly toward Russia, the corporate media would squeal and ring alarm bells for days. When they started keeping their acts of Russian diplomacy a secret, the intelligence community leaked it to the corporate media, who then started babbling about treason charges under something called the Logan Act, an obscure piece of legislation that has literally never once been used to prosecute anyone despite having existed for hundreds of years.
They babbled about “election hacking,” a blatant psy-op which as of December had deceived half of all Hillary voters into believing that Russia had actually tampered with election machines. They babbled about Crimea, despite its annexation (which the Crimean people overwhelmingly favored) having happened in 2014. They babble about Trump “selling America out” to Putin, without ever explaining what that means or what it would look like. They advanced thousands of troops toward Russia’s border and then started babbling about blackmail and urinating Russian prostitutes, saying that if Trump withdraws the troops after inauguration then it proves he’s being blackmailed. They don’t explain what amassing troops at Russia’s border has to do with “election hacking,” but Americans are so twisted up, down and all around with the constant psychological pummeling of McCarthyism and Russia fearmongering that they don’t even bother to ask what’s up with that.
The push toward war never even lost momentum after Clinton’s loss. For whatever reason (theories abound), the deep state is clearly trying to escalate tensions with Russia, and the Democratic establishment (along with their neocon buddy John McCain and his sidekick Lindsey) is helping them do it. They’re either working with the deep state to try and force the President’s hand or trying to keep things as tense and escalated as possible until they can regain power and do it themselves, but they’re definitely pushing for escalations into either a cold war or a hot one. …