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Commemorate 11-9 as a Day of Peace

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Commemorate 11-9 as a Day of Peace

The informed shall celebrate 11-9 as a day of peace to commemorate the day we almost went to war with Russia [but didn't]. Coincidentally, it is the inverse of 9-11. It was the day after Election Day, 2016, a day of contention for some, but a day of relief for others. Obviously the Trump supporters rejoiced, but even some members of the Trump opposition were relieved. Regardless of political opinions, it was a day of de-escalation between the United States and Russia. The conflict most Americans never even knew about almost caused WWIII.

My fellow Americans seem to be oblivious to the super-power dick measuring contest and how close we recently came to having an armed conflict with Russia. Some knew but buried their heads in the sand like ostriches in denial. The few people who were paying attention and didn't hide from the truth were detested and ridiculed as mad men. These Gnostics may very well be crazy, crazy like a fox on acid. Let us be attentive. Personally, I pay attention to many sources of information. But to remain credible to a larger audience, I try to focus on citing news that was reported by the MSM (mainstream media). That being said, the MSM might report on 'the big story,' but they often bury it under the hype or use misdirection to spin their own narrative. In this article, I cited former CIA analyst, Ray McGovern ( Consortiumnews may not be MSM, but McGovern's credentials give the article clout. Regardless of the source, I encourage others to take all information with a grain of salt. It is up to all of us to interpret the evidence using cross examination and logic.

Some deductive reasoning is necessary for us to scrutinize the actions of the United States government. The U.S. has a scorched-earth policy with Russia. This is not only a breach of the Geneva Convention, but it's also a high stakes game of Nuclear Roulette. The United States has been putting sanctions on Russia (and its trading partners) left and right, claiming that we're suppressing Russian expansion. The problem is not with Russian expansion, but with American expansion. At the Malta Summit, George H. W. Bush promised Mikhail Gorbachev that the United States would not take advantage of the Soviet withdrawal, and there would be no expansion of NATO into Eastern Europe [1]. We broke that promise, and Russia is now almost entirely surrounded by NATO countries. We currently support (and most likely, we also set up) the fascist coup d'e'tat government in Ukraine, which was founded after the Euromaidan Revolution overthrew a democratically elected government in 2014 [2]. Unlike Yanukovych, the former president of Ukraine, the Yatsenyuk coup favors globalization. This is beneficial to the American aristocracy, but it's detrimental to Russia, not to mention the vast majority of Americans (Ukrainians are deeply divided on the issue). Our regime change policies and the backing of fascists in the name of 'democracy' are not limited to Ukraine, nor are they anything new (Cambodia; Guatemala; Nicaragua; Afghanistan-Mujahadin; Taliban; Iraq; Libya). These policies often have a much greater negative impact than the dictators themselves did. In 2012, Hillary Clinton challenged the legitimacy of Putin's leadership. Putin is no angel, but he's better than GIGADEATH.

Had she won the election, Clinton planned on creating a no-fly zone in Syria. If Russian planes were to continue to occupy that air space, it would have been considered a declaration of war. There are people in our government who no longer believe in MAD (Mutually Assured Destruction). These fools subscribe to the notion of NUCLEAR PRIMACY [3]. Basically, it means that [they think] we can start a nuclear war with minimal collateral damage. Take a minute to let that sink in, MINIMAL COLLATERAL DAMAGE. When he first took office, President Obama claimed that he wanted to see a world without nuclear weapons, and he was given a Nobel Peace Prize. Now that it's Obama's last year in office, he wants to invest a TRILLION DOLLARS to modernize our nuclear arsenal over the next thirty years [4]. If we were not already heading towards another Cold War (or worse), we most definitely are now. Also, take the MSM narrative that our European allies aren't pulling their weight with NATO. In other words, our European allies are not being aggressive enough.

Meanwhile, shortly before the election, Russia left a nuclear security pact, citing US aggression [5]. Then, they moved missiles capable of carrying a nuclear payload to the edge of NATO territory (opposite of our missiles) [6], and Putin called for all Russian officials to return home [7]. Joe Biden was interviewed by Chuck Todd on Meet the Press just before the election. There, Biden propagated the narrative that Russia hacked the DNC to influence our election. He said that we can match anything the Russians can throw at us and that we were sending a message to Putin. Chuck Todd asked if the public would know about the contents of this message, and Biden dismally replied, "Hope not." The day after Hillary lost the election, the tensions between the U.S. and Russia deescalated. The day should go down in history and be celebrated as a day of peace.

The MSM claims Russia was meddling with our election, and that they were behind Guccifer2.0 hacking into the DNC. They very well could be behind it (Russia did bug us with 'the thing'), but a child could hack into the DNC. Hell, Team Bernie got past the firewall by accident (or at least it was contained to four staff members who were subsequently fired). The Sanders campaign came forward without getting caught, but they were still severely punished when the DNC withheld voter data at a crucial point in the primaries [8]. Regardless of whether or not Russia was involved with the DNC hack, there was obvious misdirection perpetrated by the MSM. This was done to conceal the evidence of collusion between the MSM and the DNC to perpetuate the status quo (elitism), WHICH WAS NEVER DENIED. The same thing probably happens with the GOP, but there is no evidence to support this theory (yet).

Perhaps Russia did meddle with our election. And maybe it was for the better. If you're reading this and feeling like, "Where was I during all of this?" you are not alone. But let us not repeat the mistakes of the Holocaust. Now is not the time to be complacent, silent, or even polite. WAKE UP AMERICA! And keep your damn head out of the sand. 11-9, NEVER FORGET!

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