"Paranoia and xenophobia in the Kremlin predates communism and has now outlasted it by more than two decades."
Times readers are systematically lied to. Truth and full disclosure are verboten. All propaganda all the time best describes its editorial policy. So is beating up on US enemies, adversaries, and challengers.
Washington denies Russia the respect it deserves. So do media scoundrels. Putin is vilified for speaking truth to power. Times editors support destructive imperial policies.
They embarrass themselves with attack pieces like this one. To borrow an old Mike Royko phrase, no respectable fish would want to be wrapped in the paper it's printed on.
On October 17, Mossad-connected DEBKAfile (DF) had its say. It bashed Russia for supporting Syria. At issue now is deploying advanced S-400 interceptor missiles near Turkey.
It quoted Moscow military spokesman Col. Igor Gorbul saying they're "targeting Turkey" against its involvement in Washington's missile shield.
He said S-400s can destroy all type aircraft, as well as ultra-stratospheric and ballistic missiles. DF added that "Moscow is relaying a double warning to Ankara on two additional scores:"
(1) "(A)ny more interceptions of Syria-bound aircraft coming from Russia".would bring forth a Russian response;" and