Neocon HR McMaster’s Last Hurrah
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Appointing him national security advisor was bad enough, far worse by replacing him with raging hawk/lunatic fringe extremist John Bolton, effective April 9.
McMaster used his last official public address to assail Russia with a litany of Big Lies.
Addressing the hawkish Russophobic Atlantic Council, an extremist think tank Paul Craig Roberts calls “the marketing arm of the military/security complex,” McMaster blasted Russia and Vladimir Putin, saying:
“For too long, some nations have looked the other way in the face of these threats. Russia brazenly and implausibly denies its actions, and we have failed to impose sufficient costs,” adding:
“Mr. Putin may believe that he is winning in this new form of warfare. Perhaps he believes that our free nations are weak and will not respond to his provocations. He is wrong.”
Ugly falsified remarks! McMaster represents the world’s leading human rights abuser by far – assailing a country and its leader supporting world peace and stability.
The contrast between the agendas of both nations couldn’t be more stark. Russia opposes destructive imperial wars. America wages them endlessly, risking another global conflict able to destroy life on earth if launched.
McMaster and other US administration extremists are serial liars. He lied claiming “Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania have all been targeted by Russia’s so-called hybrid warfare, a pernicious form of aggression that combines political, economic, informational, and cyber assaults against sovereign nations.”
He lied saying “(t)he Kremlin’s confidence is growing as its agents conduct their sustained campaigns to undermine our confidence in ourselves and in one another.”
He lied claiming Russia’s “so-called hybrid warfare (is) a pernicious form of aggression that combines political, economic, informational, and cyber-assaults against sovereign nations,” maliciously adding:
Kremlin tactics are “deliberately designed to achieve objectives while falling below the target state’s threshold for military response (including by) infiltrating social media.”
All of the above accusations and others roared apply to Washington and its rogue partners, not Russia.
No nation in world history more greatly threatens humanity’s welfare, security and survival than America.
Neocon/CIA-connected Washington Post editors praised McMaster’s disgraceful inflammatory address, saying:
“The Kremlin must be deterred from more interfering in this year’s midterm elections, not to mention violations of democracies in Europe” – both accusations bald-faced lies.
WaPo: “The Trump administration should strike at (Russia’s) foundations -imposing asset freezes and visa bans on the network of oligarchs and officials who execute Russia’s aggressive campaigns against the West.”
“US allies, such as Britain, where wealthy Russians have an appetite for expensive real estate, must be enlisted to cooperate.”
“The alternative is further emboldening a foreign power that has made clear its aim of undermining the foundations of the West.”
Media scoundrels like WaPo substitute hate-mongering disinformation for journalism the way it’s supposed to be – abandoned on issues mattering most, especially anything on war and peace or about Russia.
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