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Demonizing Russia and Doing Our Best to Start World War III

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Everywhere, on the mainstream media, and articles from websites on every side of the political spectrum, and even from friends, I hear of how the Russians are influencing our elections and launching cyber-attacks everywhere against our computer systems while simultaneously threatening nations from the Baltic's to Sweden to the Middle East. Throughout all this" there hasn't been a single shred of evidence.

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Everything I hear about Russia is bad, and yet, no intelligence agency that we have spend billions of dollars on, can prove that the Russians have done anything against the United States. I hear pundits and politicians speak of the nefarious things that Russia does to us as, if they had a clue as to what the real facts are.

Take my word for it, I have been looking for one solid facts coming out of these accusations. Every time I hear of the terrible things that Russia supposedly does, I'm always looking to see what facts back up the rhetoric. I have failed to find anything from the government, the mainstream media, the military or from anywhere else, that proves Russia had anything to do with tampering with our elections.

It's not like America hasn't tampered with other nations and their elections. We have done this countless times throughout our history, and to many different nations. Don't get me wrong, I'm not giving Russia a free pass on tampering with our elections, I just haven't seen any proof.

When I do see proof of however, is United States casting Russia as our enemy at least since 2008. Starting with the war between Georgia and Russia, in which it is well been proven that Georgia started the war by invading pro-Russian South Ossetia, and our government claimed exactly the opposite, we have been steadily impugning everything Russia and especially Vladimir Putin, does.

When Putin defused the crisis in Syria, when we were accusing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of using chemical weapons against his own people, and were about to ask Congress for authorization of force against Syria, Vladimir Putin offered to take all the chemical weapons out of Syria. This took the wind out of the sails of the war hawks that wanted to send cruise missiles to Damascus. When the British House of Commons refused to authorize the use of force, and thousands of emails, phone calls and letters went out to American Congressman, Obama saw the writing on the wall and accepted Vladimir Putin's gracious offer.

Instead of thanking Vladimir Putin and the Russian government for defusing what could've led the United States into another Mideast war, we vilified Russia and found fault in just about everything they said and did. They helped us negotiate with Iran to stop their nuclear program, but the American political establishment gave to Russia no credit, instead charging Russia was an ally of Iran.

When the problems in Ukraine erupted after years of turmoil inside that country, we did our level best to make sure that the elected president, who was pro-Russian was deposed. It's not like he was a good President" from all accounts he was corrupt and ineffectual, but we still had no right to interfere with the internal affairs of another sovereign nation. That didn't stop Hillary Clinton's State Department from funneling $5 billion into the rebellion against that elected government. What we got out of that deal was a pro-Nazi government in western Ukraine that tried to prohibit the Russian language from being used in the country, even though the eastern half of Ukraine spoke Russian and had deep ties to Russia.

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Tim Gatto is Ret. US Army and has been writing against the Duopoly for the last decade. He has two books on Amazon, Kimchee Days or Stoned Colds Warriors and Complicity to Contempt.

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