U.S. government asserts that Vladimir Putin interfered with the 2016 American presidential election. Okay, let’s hear how. How exactly did Russia or Putin interfere? CNN can’t answer that though their headline promises to. It’s loose and general accusations flying with threats made by the lame duck president. How is that not shameful? “President Barack Obama has vowed the US will retaliate against Russia “at a time and place of our own choosing” for Moscow’s hacking attempts to influence the country’s elections.” Vowed? Don’t you mean threatened?
Stephen Cohen by the way is professor emeritus of Russian studies, history, and politics at New York University and Princeton University. So there’s that.
Many of the people pursuing them [the accusations that Russia intervened] are actually trying to stop President-elect Trump’s vow for establishing a new, cooperative relationship with Russia, which I think is essential for American national security. I’m not pro-Kremlin. I’m pro-American national security. But if you can discredit Putin as a war criminal, as a guy who despoiled our democracy, then how will Trump get the traction to go ahead and begin detente. Detente, cooperation in a time of war, was a Republican policy.
Then he adds this . . .
Can’t remember in my lifetime where when a publication like the NY Times would refer to the man whose been elected of the United States as a lackey of the Kremlin. Where have we gone when a NY Times says that Trump is the Kremlin’s poodle and the Putin’s puppet? We’re libeling our own president. It may be that they are absolutely determined to prevent the kind of cooperation with Russia that will make it safer. Putin is potentially America’s most essential, valuable national security partner. I am referring in particular to the war against terrorism.
So what does it all mean? It means that the deep state is at each other’s throats. It means that all of the military appointments made by Trump will be an attempt by military intelligence to dismantle the CIA. The “Russia Shaped American Elections” is a push-back from the CIA after Trump appoints so many anti-CIA, military men. Great assessment from Target Liberty.