Lies, Damn lies, and McFaul
The Information war on Putin comes to a screeching halt - a McFault
I haven’t written anything in a while as I’ve been wanting to focus on the Pfizer documents as more became available..
Sadly, Vladimir Putin *shaking fist* decided to start a war and the US, NATO and WEF have decided to wage both an economic and information war on Russia - under the perfect pretext of “sticking it to Putin”. Putting aside how stupid, short sighted and likely to end in mutually assured stupidity that is, neoconservative and very blood thirsty warmongers - salesmen of the war industrial complex really - have taken it upon themselves to call for no fly zones, military hardware and volunteer militiamen to “fight the Russia invaders”, language one might hear in Nazi Germany wartime.
But wait, there’s more!
Much worse than that, as well. As written by Glenn Greenwald in his February 27th piece “War Propaganda About Ukraine Becoming More Militaristic, Authoritarian, and Reckless” it’s clear America has been arming neonazi Bandera supporting fascists and they had been bombing the eastern ethnic Russian regions for more than 8 years while strong-arming the Jewish liberal vassal we had installed, Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
This has largely been swept under the rug by corporate media, described as “Putin propaganda” and dismissed immediately, even after several missteps - including a NATO tweet on “International Women’s day” of a female Ukrainian soldier wearing a sonnenrad (black sun) patch on her front plate carrier apparatus. The tweet garnered much attention and was subsequently deleted - though copies do exist. See the below photo.
So that was bad enough, right? This is “NATO is on the side of the baddies” (hat tip to Caitlin Johnstone for her piece published yesterday, “Umm… Are we the baddies?”) tier stuff, and we’re already sleepwalking into a war with Putin while sanctioning the fuck out of Russia.
But wait, there’s more neonazism!
So tonight, on Rachel Maddow, Michael McFaul decided to engage in some extremely casual antisemitism, Holocaust revisionism or denial, and straight up neonazism.
Here’s the tweet, click to go to it - if it is gone, I will upload the video in its place. I have saved a full copy from the tweet (3/12/22: Post deleted, now links to backup copy video)
Now I’m not sure about you but I’m not comfortable with any of this. Not the escalations with Russia, not the neonazism, not NATO, none of it. I’m not excited that Putin engaged in this large scale military intervention and extreme escalation but I recognize the history that leads up to it; the Euromaidan coup and the failure of NATO and Ukraine to recognize and follow the Minsk agreements primarily, as described in painstakingly detailed fashion (as always) by Aaron Maté in his March 5th substack piece “By using Ukraine to fight Russia, the US provoked Putin's war”.
As an American taxpayer, committed anti-fascist and anti-Nazi skinhead can I just say that I’m ashamed as usual and I’m really concerned that a vulnerable public just lurched from one mass formation at the behest and total control of American corporate interests straight into another, this time with a nuclear superpower that we appear to be chasing straight into the open and loving arms of China and a new multipolar world order?
I’m not a geopolitical or nuclear expert but none of this is going to end well if America keeps inserting itself into Russia’s affairs, and drags the Eurozone down with it. It would be the biggest most hubristic mistake of our American experiment.
Update, 3/12/22: MaddowBlog pulled the post and published this apologia:
Also, Mr. McFaul posted several tweet threads where he made himself out to be a victim who is moving on with his life.
How nice. If anyone else had said anything even close to this this it would have been wall to wall news on every station with admonitions from the Auschwitz Museum and the ADL, but because it’s Michael McFaul there isn’t any actual accountability. Michael McFaul should not be taken seriously as a pundit, a geopolitical analyst or an expert or anything. The guy is a bloodthirsty scumbag.
Update 3/28/22: This has come to my attention via Twitter. In a piece written by the ADL interviewing David Fishman of the Jewish Theological Seminary they have arrived at the conclusion of: Bandera Nazis are good because they don’t attack Israelis. Ultranationalist white supremacist real recognizes ultranationalist white supremacist real I guess.