Other analysts reach the same conclusion. Carter's maniacal resolve to bring war, again, onto the European continent by sicking NATO on Russia is well encapsulated in my colleague Stephen Lendman's assessment:
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is a convenient US stooge -- taking orders from Washington. He supports its likely intention to deploy nuclear weapons targeting Russia on the phony pretext of its nonexistent Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) violations -- a policy only lunatics would endorse.
On Monday, he said NATO defense ministers will meet on June 24 and 25 -- discussing how Alliance members will adapt "to a new and more challenging security environment" at a time no threats exist except ones Washington and rogue partners invent.
Now you see why I dislike this Carter character. Ashton Carter is a corrupt, warmongering, imperialist Neocon, for everything he does is what distinguishes Neocons from saner and less bankrupt human beings.
Yet none of this seems to matter much to Maggie Brennan or CBS, assuming of course that Brennan even knows who Carter is or what he represents, which I doubt since most big American television reporters are appalling ignoramuses, cardboard figures following narrow scripts, far more focused on their careers than in serving the public good. So there she is, filling her mission as a "professional" journo, doing what her bosses asked her to do, and dutifully sticking a mike in Carter's face and serving as a prop, so he can hold forth at will, unimpeded, with a cascade of lies disgustingly wrapped in the most self-serving sanctimony that money can buy. (I gotta hand it to him, he does that pretty well. As for Brennan, well, we already defined her role: she's one more of those stenographers to power that mindlessly crawl all over the body of American mass communications spreading the lies that suit the empire.)
This media log would be incomplete without mentioning what the big lie is in this case, and it's simple: The US accuses Russia of sowing discord and plotting and practicing military aggression all over the place; of "invading" the Ukraine, of "taking over" the Crimea, of "threatening other nations (read the conveniently nervous nations already mentioned earlier, clamoring on cue for American help, all in Russia's sphere of influence); of downing a commercial jet in cold blood, and similar idiotic but inflammatory things, none of which have been proved, and all of which, by the way, have been refuted with proof, or by a clear and impartial examination of recent history, except that no American ever heard of such proofs because no American "news" medium or politician will ever come close to bringing central truths to the captive American public.
Thus, to this day, despite the tireless efforts of alternative media like this blog, precious few Americans know that it was us, Washington through its well-trained proxies, that cynically overthrew the legally constituted government of Ukraine in a color revolution mixed with fascist putsch elements, all to install a fascist regime ready to follow American orders literally on the doorstep of the Russian Federation. Yes, the Ukraine, by now a Frankenstein state, is indeed the ultimate "Lily Pad", an advanced projection of reckless American power pointed to the underbelly of Russia. Would we allow a well-known aggressive superpower with a bunch of allied nations flexing their military muscle on the Canadian or Mexican border, while making threatening noises in our direction? Viewed with an elementary sense of fairness, Putin and Russia's displeasure is not so hard to understand. As one of the readers quoted in the comments addendum puts it,
"Finance, and help plan a 'rebellion', then, when Russia reacts unfavorably, pretend to be the 'good' guys."
Frankly I can't improve on that.
Founding editor Patrice Greanville has been tracking the US media complicity in great international crimes for more than five decades. He's still shocked by what they get away with every single day.
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