The Dems are doing a McCarthy regarding the Russians, due primarily to the fact the dems chose a really bad candidate over Bernie to run against Trump, which allowed the orange yam to take power. Because of this humiliating and stupid defeat, due in large part, to gaming the system for Hillary, the dems, along with the NYTimes, the Washington Post and mainline nooze, bloviate about this horrible circumstance while generating a witch hunt along the lines of Tail-Gunner Joe as to just who is talking to the Russians. To add fuel to the fire is the US version of Minitrue, courtesy Barack Obama, under the rubric of the National Defense Authorization Act, to counteract Russian propaganda (this is just a start) according to State Department guidelines.
The problem with all of this is, the Russians are not a threat unless, of course you threaten them, which the Deep State is doing in order to keep the money flowing into Boeing, General Dynamics and McDonnell Douglas, among significant others, as never ending war is good for business while peace never is.
He has threatened to cut the F-35, a huge blow to Lockheed-Martin and hundreds of subcontractors; to pull US troops out of South Korea, a blow to the Empire; to end the wars, a blow both to the Empire and the military industry getting rich from them; to pull troops out of Okinawa, crippling the Empire in the Pacific; to start a trade war with China with a forty-five percent tariff on Chinese goods, threatening American corporations with factories there; and to chase out illegal immigrants, an important source of cheap labor to businesses. He has called NATO “obsolete,” when leaving it would be the death knell of the Empire; and threatened to establish good relations with Russia, when the lack of a European enemy would leave NATO even more obviously unnecessary.
Thus New York and its branch operation in Washington resuscitate Russia as a bugbear to terrify the rubes, meaning most of the public. Money. Power. Empire.
What sense does this make–apart from money and power? Russia is an economically challenged nation of 145 million, less than half of Europe’s population and much less than half of America’s. Its economy is a small fraction of the combined economies of Europe and America. It is not on a war footing. It is not moving forces into position for an invasion. It is not mobilizing. To satellite photography, to NSA these things would be as obvious as leprosy on a prom queen. The Establishment would be screaming to high heaven if there were the slightest trace of preparation for war. The whole business is manufactured.
Click here to see BRT's take on the Military/Industrial.Complex, AKA the Deep State. Interesting without question.
The primary aim of modern warfare (in accordance with the principles of doublethink, this aim is simultaneously recognized and not recognized by the directing brains of the Inner Party) is to use up the products of the machine without raising the general standard of living. - George Orwell/1984