The Democrats Anti-Russia Campaign Falls Apart

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The Democrats Anti-Russia Campaign Falls Apart

© Sputnik/ Vladimir Astapkovich

Originally appeared at MoonOfAlabama

A while ago Matt Tabbi in Rolling Stone warned: Why the Russia Story Is a Minefield for Democrats and the Media:

If we engage in Times-style gilding of every lily the leakers throw our way, and in doing so build up a fever of expectations for a bombshell reveal, but there turns out to be no conspiracy – Trump will be pre-inoculated against all criticism for the foreseeable future.

Sanity is finally winning over. After raising all kinds of shambolic rumors about “Russian interference” the “western” intelligence agencies are walking back their previous outrageous claims:

  • Former DNI James Clapper admits (vid) that he has zero evidence for any Trump-Russia collusion;
  • The British Foreign Secretary now says there is “no evidence” of any Russian interference with British democracy;
  • The German secret services have no proof (in German) for any Russian disinformation campaign.

There is no evidence for any Russian interference in the U.S., or any other, election. No evidence has been show, despite many claims, that Russia or its proxies hacked John Podesta’s emails or the DNC or collaborated with Wikileaks.

Even the Democrats now concede that the whole mountain of bullshit their anti-Trump and anti-Russian campaign created stinks to high heaven:

[S]ome Democrats on the Intelligence Committee now quietly admit, after several briefings and preliminary inquiries, they don’t expect to find evidence of active, informed collusion between the Trump campaign and known Russian intelligence operatives, though investigators have only just begun reviewing raw intelligence. Among the Intelligence Committee’s rank and file, there’s a tangible frustration over what one official called “wildly inflated” expectations surrounding the panel’s fledgling investigation.

Ardent Russia critics like Masha Geesen and former ambassador Michael McFaul now warn of irreparable damage the irrational anti-Russian campaign may cause. A New York Times opinion piece points out that the reignited anti-Russian attitude goes back to the 19th century and was as wrong then as it is now. Claims that meetings between the incoming Trump administration and the Russian ambassador were nefarious are hard to hold up when members of the Clinton campaign also met him. Trump’s National Security Advisor Flynn was accused of colluding with Russia when in fact he was paid by Turkey to lobby for Erdogan.

The disinformation campaign against Russia is falling apart for lack of any evidence. The media who ardently supported it have lost trust. As they obviously lied about Russia how much truth are they telling on other issue?

Tabbi’s warning was late. The damage is done. “Western” relations with Russia have been hurt. But also hurt are the reputations of the media and of the Democratic party. Trump though has been justified with his rejection of that campaign. He now is, as Tabbi predicted, “pre-inoculated” against other accusations – at least with his followers and those sitting on the fence. Trump has now the space to develop his original grand strategic idea of seeking amiable relations with Russia before getting embroiled in any other international dispute. Those relations are now developing on the ground in Syria where cooperation between Russian and U.S. troops intensifies:

Moscow, Pentagon spokesman Jeff Davis added, has “kept us abreast of their operations” in Manbij, ..

Signs are that there is way more of that then the Pentagon admits. There have been several meetings at the highest levels of Russian and U.S. military and whoever commands U.S. forces in Syria will surely have a direct line to the Russian ground commander to coordinate their moves.

The Democrats failed in their anti-Trump, anti-Russia campaign.

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  • FlorianGeyer

    For too long Western diplomacy has been locked in its own fantasy bubble that the US strove to create as ‘reality’. That might be possible where ones opponent is weak and helpless BUT Russia and to some extent China , can reduce the US and EU to ashes.

    Sadly there are few professional Western diplomats now. All we have are place men/women who are given posts as favours or for ‘services rendered’ to the corrupt cabals in power. We even have actors and other narcissistic types who prance around and do very little.

    We live in times of great change not seen for many generations. Exciting times :)

    • Thegr8rambino

      Because the west is now the bad guys and Russia/eastern powers are the good guys, funny how it switched around now since the cold war lol

      • Real Anti-Racist Action

        Before the Cold War, most Jews lived in the East and Russia. Then when they committed the Holodomor and other mass-genocides totaling more then 70-million crimes perpetrated against Goyim.
        The Jews fled their crimes and ran into the west, where the continue to be their old selves, still turning the same tricks of genocide and war and banking racketeering.
        So the West became immoral, and as the East lost 80% of their Jewish population, they naturally became 80% moral.
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWA9CroNIQQ&t=635s

        • Thegr8rambino

          haha yea probably

  • Thegr8rambino

    I have almost no respect for US armed forces anymore, instead I now have the most respect for Russian/Syrian armed forces!

  • Attrition47

    Tell Taibbi to learn about affixes and stop being an illiterate tosser.

  • Ronald

    The US military is not infiltrated by treasonous Wahhabi moles as the CIA is , due to John Brennan . We may well see a real US and Russian military cooperation , without all the political barriers impeding such . Time will tell , after the liberation of Raqqa , will the US forces quit Syria ?

    • Gary Sellars

      US forces will have to quit, as there is ZERO chnace that Damascus will agree to them staying. The US has no respect for international law when its inconvenient to their agenda, but even those whores will have difficulty spinning such an egrarious breach.

      • Ronald

        Whores like Masha Gessen and all the rest of the political “elite” , who have blocked Trump from reaching any accord with Russia have no direct pull in the military . And I believe this gives the opening for military to military cooperation . Looking at 13 years of American occupation in Iraq , and more in Afghanistan , I just fear for the nation involved . But not to forget the inspiration of the Vietnamese , they can be driven out .

  • Valery Grigoryev

    Very stupid and dirty campaign…sad to see it.

  • Gary Sellars

    Masha Gessen… a hideous jew rug-muncher russophobe harridan… Uuugghhh… I’l happily chug a few beers when she’s dead and buried.