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January 14, 2016 No.
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Anti-American Articles In The Pro-Regime Russian Media On U.S. Foreign Policy, War On Terror

The pro-regime Russian media is filled with hate towards the U.S., comparing it to Nazi Germany,[1] accusing it of fascism, and describing U.S. leaders and their policies in extremely derogatory terms. The message of hate towards the U.S. is often apparent from the article's headlines, such as "Obama's Last State of the Union [Address] Declares Triumph of American Fascism", "Will the World Survive Obama's Last Year?", "Lies, Terror and the Drive to War", "Obama's Shame and the Turkish Pageboy", and "Is Ashton Carter Insane?"

The following are excerpts from articles published recently in the pro-regime Russian media outlets NEO[2] and Pravda.Ru[3]

'Obama's Last State Of The Union Declares Triumph Of American Fascism'

"Many Americans did not understand the remarks that US President Barack Obama made in his last State of the Union address about Ukraine.

"In his annual address to Congress, Obama said that despite the decline in the economy, 'Russia is pouring resources into prop up Ukraine and Syria - client states they see slipping away from their orbit.'

"According to Obama, no other country in the world is even close to the United States.  'The United States of America is the most powerful nation on Earth. Period. It's not even close,' he said. 'When it comes to every important international issue, people of the world do not look to Beijing or Moscow to lead - they call us.'

"Obama also voiced his conviction in the economic strength of the United States.

"'Anyone claiming that America's economy is in decline is peddling fiction,' Obama said. 'So is all the rhetoric you hear about our enemies getting stronger and America getting weaker,' he added.

"Noteworthy, Russian President Putin has recently commented on Obama's similar remark from the past. In an interview with German publication Bild, Putin said that such derogatory remarks about other countries appear as an attempt to prove one's exceptionalism.

"As a matter of fact, Obama's latest speech glorifies fascism. A fascist system is a political system of dictatorship that outlaws any manifestation of dissent and relies on repression. These days, fascism has taken a new form. Modern-day fascism wears a mask of democracy to promote brutal propaganda and endless wars. Since 1945, as many as 69 countries have suffered from the American version of fascism.

"'Original' and revived fascism have one common feature - the cult of exceptionalism. 'I believe in American exceptionalism with every fiber of my being,' Obama once said. The statement evokes national fetishism of Nazi Germany from the 1930s.

"The ideology of exceptionalism is the best brainwashing technique. It is an open secret that many Americans do not know that it was the Red Army that destroyed the Nazi war machine at the cost of 13 million lives.

"'I lead the strongest military that the world has ever known.  And I will never hesitate to protect my country or our allies, unilaterally and by force where necessary,' Obama told the UN General Assembly on September 28, 2015. 

"We occasionally have to twist the arms of countries that wouldn't do what we need them to do if it weren't for the various economic or diplomatic or, in some cases, military leverage that we had - if we didn't have that dose of realism, we wouldn't get anything done, either,' Barack Obama also said in an interview with Vox in early 2015.

"Thus, Obama is convinced that the powerful army is the main tool of the United States. America interferes in internal affairs of other countries, and often does that by military means. Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Ukraine - which country is next?

"Not that long ago, Western journalists wrote that the role of the world order guardian would better fit Russia than the self-absorbed USA. Russia has always been a more righteous nation that other European countries, and an increasing number of countries now seek Russia's protection and help, Politonline wrote."[4]

'Will The World Survive Obama's Last Year?'

"Why does the world have to be concerned about American politics? The answer is simple, if you are going to die in your home with your family torn to pieces around you, chances are it will be America killing you. Americans are quite aware of this and although the majority don't approve of America's insane foreign policy but the right wing Republican Party, the 'opposition' not only does, they don't think Obama is doing enough killing and certainly not in enough places.

"So, the world is stuck living and dying under the shadow of Washington politics, with Obama's frightening policies representing the 'moderate' point of view and, in the wings, a dozen madmen await promising American armies across Africa and the Middle East, American hegemony in the Far East and nuclear annihilation for anyone who objects.

"Is this really how it is? The answer, which is a resounding 'yes,' is only history repeating itself.

Best information out there, leaked detailed investigative reports from the US government indicate that 9/11 was staged by an international cabal. Yes, Saudi Arabia was involved.

"There were no Islamic extremists, no bin Laden, only the secretive and powerful, names like 'Bronfman' or 'Netanyahu.' Nobody was hiding in caves, not the real perpetrators, same as today with ISIS, the terror group run from boardrooms in Zurich and London, not from tunnels under Mosul.

"Now it is called 'ISIS,' the exact same marriage of Israeli and Saudi intelligence, with Erdogan thrown into the mix, working hand in hand with the CIA and Pentagon, caught over and over commanding ISIS units, supplying their weapons and pouring in cash from what is now exposed by Russia to be a massive oil trade that everyone knew about all along.

"There is no question that Russia has been pushed into drawing a line in Syria against American aggression. Whatever anyone says, particularly how Obama is failing to fight ISIS, those who voice the most concerns about ISIS are those who helped found ISIS and continue to support that terrorist group. We are talking not only Israel, Saudi Arabia and Turkey but America's right, the same people who helped stage 9/11 in order to create an atmosphere of fear."[5]

'Obama Shame And The Turkish Pageboy'

"It was said that Erdogan had asked permission from his US counterpart Barack Obama for the impending attack against a Russian warplane. Having received the permission, Erdogan orders his 'brave pilots' to ambush Russian pilots from behind. Does it sound like a great decision? Jackal manners do not make anyone great.

"Having committed a war crime, Turkish President Erdogan did not address the president of the country, whose warplane Turkey shot down - he addressed Washington and NATO instead.

"The Nobel Peace Prize laureate is a cool guy, of course. Yet, he is doing his best to be included on the list of America's most ridiculed presidents, starting with the Nobel Peace Prize title and continuing with the list of wars that he flamed.

"Closing the subject of 'Erdogan's greatness,' we can only say that pageboys who carry someone else's mantle can never be called great people. Now is the time to proceed to another figure, who does consider himself a great person - we are talking about Obama, of course.

"Having winked in approval for the planned provocation, Obama could not but understand the consequences of such a move for Turkey. This is where the Nobel Peace Prize laureate found a revelation: it goes about Russia stepping in in the struggle against the Islamic State terrorist organization. What Russia has done in two or three months of its anti-terrorist operation in Syria is a lot more than what the huge Obama-led coalition has been able to do. After all, against the background of Putin's actions, Mr. Obama looks like a brat, sorry about that.

"The West imposed the sanctions on Russia with fanfare. However, the sanctions did not remove Putin from power, but quite on the contrary - they increased Putin's rating to the level that seems unimaginable to any Western leader. Yet, the stubborn Obama, like a naughty child, keeps on saying that his wish is about to come true: the alpha-male from Moscow will be defeated by a slender boy with gay past.

"Here is a forecast. If Russia introduces the above-mentioned measures, then in less than a year, the great Erdogan will find himself on the historical list of Turkish drunkards who replaced Sultan Suleiman.

"Barack Obama can enjoy all the consequences of Erdogan's stab in Russia's back. This is a lesson that he can learn from Vladimir Putin on how to effectively arrange sanctions against a foreign state without spending millions and millions of dollars on various projects, including Navalny and other NGOs. Obama can see how to prepare the imposition of sanctions, how to foresee results and how to put selective influence on social layers of a single state.

"Due to the quality of his education, Obama is not likely to understand that all. Today, his main goal is to minimize the appearance of information about Russia's sanctions against Turkey in US media. Afterwards, he will have to do the same in relation to the information about the results of those sanctions. The US propaganda empire will come in handy at this point.

"Against the backdrop of the pre-election campaign in the USA, Obama will not be able to hide his inefficiency of a thinker and statesman. He is not likely to conceal his shame for blessing the Turkish pageboy for the destruction of the Russian plane. A new set expression may appear in the United States as a result of Obama's presidency - 'Obama shame.'"[6]

'Lies, Terror And The Drive To War'

"US General Wesley Clarke declared that, back in 2001 he was informed that the Washington war hawks were planning to attack ('take out' was the expression) seven countries in the Middle East and Africa. The purpose being to replace the local governments with pliant puppet regimes.

"Apart from Iran, where the 'Green Revolution' of 2009 failed to produce the desired result, Syria is proving the hardest nut to crack. Apparently the neocon war mongers did not count on the tenacity of the Assad government, nor on the vital support it has been receiving from Russia and Iran. After Libya had been 'taken out' in 2011, the US moved its 'islamist' mercenaries to the Syrian desert so as to start a civil war with the aim of unseating President Assad. The turning point was 2013, when Russia prevented a US missile attack on the country.

"From that moment on, a massive worldwide propaganda campaign was staged to instill fear of 'ISIS' (or ISIL, IS, Daesh, or whatever name this mercenary band goes by). The central message was that ISIS were absolutely ruthless killers with no mercy for Muslims refusing to follow Islamic rules to the letter. Ruthless barbarians that would happily destroy age old cultural treasures.Still, Assad was not dislodged. Thus in 2014 President Obama ordered direct intervention in Syria. Allegedly bombing ISIS but in reality destroying Syrian infrastructure so as to increase chaos and confusion. Than after a year of fake US bombing of ISIS, and with ISIS closing in on Damascus, Russia stepped in. That was at the end of September 2015.

"Now the heat was finally on for ISIS. And for their secret and open supporters, a broad alliance made up of the US, NATO, Turkey, the Gulf States, Saudi Arabia and...Israel. In essence, the US together with its European and Middle Eastern vassals. Russian successes in bombing ISIS positions have become a source of daily embarrassment to this alliance of terror, ignominy and deceit. And just at the moment doubts about the relationship of the 'West' and ISIS and about the true identity and purpose of ISIS were growing, bingo: the November 13 terror show in Paris. One has to admit it was a great performance, and very convincing. At first sight. Therefore, suddenly, belief in the evil of ISIS was restored.

Then the Turks shot down a Russian fighter-bomber that was giving ISIS a hard time. Surely the Turks would never do such a thing without first checking with their bosses in Washington.

"Since the Fall of the Wall, Washington has succumbed to absolute hubris. The arrogance of all the Washington regimes over the past three decades has been so enormous as to make them believe in 'the end of history' and the inevitability of a US-dominated world.

So sure of themselves did the Washington regimes feel that they began to base their diplomacy on lies. And as any pathological liar knows, once you start lying you have to continue lying, because the moment you stop lying, you are done for.

"ISIS receives its weapons from the US (directly and indirectly), gets its money from Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States, sells its stolen oil to and through Turkey, gets its logistical support from Turkey, its intelligence from the US and its wounded are treated in Israeli hospitals.

"The only language Washington has known is the language of power. The only logic that of intimidation, terror, blackmail, power and sheer violence. That sort of logic has nothing to do with formal logic based on language and reason. The current US and 'Western' kind of logic is no logic and therefore in the end untenable, because it is built on fallacies and lies. We are now witnessing what it leads to: death and disaster.

"What the Russian government has been doing lately is to allow the inherent contradictions and lies of the 'Western' narrative to become ever more glaring. With the result that the 'West' is becoming ever more caught up in its own lies. President Putin can sit back and reflect, without having to lie and cheat, while the 'West' no longer has a choice but to continue lying and cheating.

"Let us hope President Obama, his handlers and vassals, will come to their senses and find the same sense of responsibility as the Russian government."[7]

'Is Ashton Carter Insane?'

"US Secretary of Defense says Russia and China 'Potentially More Damaging' than ISIS. 'Terror elements like ISIL, of course, stand entirely opposed to our values. But other challenges are more complicated, and given their size and capabilities, potentially more damaging Some actors appear intent on eroding these principles and undercutting the international order that helps enforce them Of course, neither Russia nor China can overturn that order. But both present different challenges for it.' These are the words of US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter. The world should be, and largely is, baffled by the stupidity and arrogance of such statements.

"Russia has not invaded any country. Neither has China. Russia and China have not kidnapped anyone. They are not abducting and torturing people. Even if the most extreme allegations from anti-China and anti-Russia fanatics are to be believed, in no way can these two major countries be compared with ISIS.

"In no rational way can the terrorism of ISIS be equated with the geopolitical maneuvers and economic re-alignment led by the governments of China and Russia. What's behind Ashton Carter's crazed statement?

"The reality is that ISIS is very convenient for his friends in the Pentagon and on Wall Street. Who is ISIS targeting with its terrorism? ISIS has attacked the Syrian Arab Republic, the Shia community in Iraq, and the revolutionary forces of Yemen. Recently, ISIS has begun to clash with Russian forces.

"Ashton Carter speaks as a representative of the rich and powerful forces that control the United States. The Wall Street monopolists are far more threatened by the stability and economic prosperity emerging in the rising anti-imperialist bloc of countries than by the terrorism of ISIS.

"Ashton Carter is not insane. His words reflect rational honesty. The plan of the billionaire financial elite is for global chaos to ensure that Wall Street, London, and Tel Aviv can remain unrivaled as centers of economic power. Russia and China, not the bloodthirsty, US-spawned terrorists in ISIS, present a real threat to these plans."[8]

 

Endnotes:

[2] NEO (New Eastern Outlook) is the journal of the Russian Academy of Science's Institute of Oriental Studies, a leading research institution dealing with Asian and African countries and cultures. NEO presents itself as follows: "We cover political and religious issues, economic and ideological trends, regional security topics and social problems. We are committed to develop NEO into a notable international networking platform offering unbiased expert opinions and open dialogue among all thinking people worldwide regardless of their nationality, race or religion We are focused on creating a new culture of partnership where opinions influence decisions." (Journal-neo.org, "About" section, accessed January 12, 2016).

[3] Pravda is a pro-government news and opinion website. According to its former Director General, Vadim Gorshenin, it is the successor of Pravda, the official mouthpiece of the Soviet Union's Communist Party. It was founded by prominent members of Pravda's editorial staff who left it in 1999, and today it is privately owned by Pravda.ru Holding, of which Gorshenin is the head.  Its current Director General, Inna Novikova, is Gorshenin's wife.

The Pravda website publishes in four languages: Russian, English, Italian, Portuguese, and has more than 200,000 visitors daily. According Gorshenin, the English version is the second most popular English-language Russian website, after Russia Today (Pravda.ru, September 16, 2013).

[4] Pravdareport.com, January 13, 2016

[5] Journal-neo.org, December 27, 2015. The author, Gordon Duff, is described by NEO as a U.S. Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War and a senior editor and board chairman of the website Veterans Today (Journal-neo.org, December 27, 2015).

[6] Pravdareport.com, November 27, 2015. The author, Vadim Gorshenin, is the founder and chairman of the board of directors of "Pravda.ru".

[7] Pravdareport.com, November 27, 2015. The author, Hans Vogel,  is described by Pravda.Ru as a German politician and public figure (Pravda.ru, March 19, 2015)

[8] Journal-neo.org, November 11,2015. The author, Caleb Maupin, is described by NEO as a political analyst and activist based in New York, who inspired and was  involved in the Occupy Wall Street movement (Journal-neo.org, November 11,2015).