Anonymous Sources and the Guys and Gals Who Made the Iraq War a Reality Are Now Claiming That the Kremlin Is at It Again!

Philip Giraldi – Strategic Culture Feb 27, 2020

Putin demonised as the new Hitler in the Western media. Click to enlarge

Those hapless individuals who run the United States are again slipping into a fantasy world where Americans are besieged by imaginary threats coming from both inside and outside the country. Of course, it is particularly convenient to warn of foreign threats, as it makes the people in government seem relevant and needed, but one might recommend that the tune be changed as it is getting a bit boring. After all, there are only so many hours in the day and Russian President Vladimir Putin must pause occasionally to eat or sleep, so the plotting to destroy American democracy must be on hold at least some of the time.

Yes, anonymous sources and the guys and gals who made the Iraq war a reality are now claiming that the Kremlin is at it again! Hints over the past year that Putin might try to replay 2016 in 2020 only do it better this time have now been confirmed! Per one news report the enemy is already at the gates: “U.S. intelligence officials told lawmakers last week that Russia is interfering in the 2020 election campaign by aiming to cast doubt on the integrity of the vote and boost President Donald Trump’s re-election.”

And there’s more! In a New York Times article headlined “Same Goal, Different Playbook: Why Russia Would Support Trump and Sanders: Vladimir Putin is eager both to take the sheen off U.S. democracy and for a counterpart who is less likely to challenge his territorial and nuclear ambitions,” it was revealed that the Kremlin is intending to also help Bernie Sanders, so whichever way the election goes they win.

According to the Times Bernie has been “warn[ed]… of evidence that he is the Russian president’s favorite Democrat.” The article then goes on to explain, relying on its anonymous sources, that “…to the intelligence analysts and outside experts who have spent the past three years dissecting Russian motives in the 2016 election, and who tried to limit the effect of Moscow’s meddling in the 2018 midterms, what is unfolding in 2020 makes perfect sense. Mr. Trump and Mr. Sanders represent the most divergent ends of their respective parties, and both are backed by supporters known more for their passion than their policy rigor, which makes them ripe for exploitation by Russian trolls, disinformation specialists and hackers for hire seeking to widen divisions in American society.”

The Times article was written by David Sanger, the paper’s venerable national security correspondent. He is reliably wedded to Establishment views of the Russian threat, as is his newspaper, and strikes rock bottom in his assessment when he cites none other than “Victoria Nuland, who in a long diplomatic career had served both Republican and Democratic administrations, and had her phone calls intercepted and broadcast by Russian intelligence services.” Nuland, clearly the victim of a nefarious Russian intelligence operation that recorded her saying “fuck the EU,” opined that “Any figures that radicalize politics and do harm to center views and unity in the United States are good for Putin’s Russia.” Nuland is perhaps best known for her role in spending $5 billion in U.S. taxpayer money to overthrow the legitimate government of Ukraine. She is married to leading neoconservative Robert Kagan, which Sanger fails to mention, and is currently a nonresident fellow at the liberal interventionist Brookings Institution. She also works at former Clinton Secretary of State Madeleine Albright’s consultancy, presumably for the Benjamins. Albright, one might recall, thought that killing 500,000 Iraqi children through U.S. sanctions was “worth it.”

Given the fact that Russia will have very limited resources in their effort to corrupt American democracy, which is, by the way, doing a very good job of self-destruction without any outside help, how exactly will they do it? Sanger explains “As they focus on evading more vigilant government agencies and technology companies trying to identify and counter malicious online activity, the Russians are boring into Iranian cyberoffense units, apparently so that they can initiate attacks that look as if they originate in Iran — which itself has shown interest in messing with the American electoral process… And, in one of the most effective twists, they are feeding disinformation to unsuspecting Americans on Facebook and other social media. By seeding conspiracy theories and baseless claims on the platforms, Russians hope everyday Americans will retransmit those falsehoods from their own accounts. That is an attempt to elude Facebook’s efforts to remove disinformation, which it can do more easily when it flags ‘inauthentic activity,’ like Russians posing as Americans. It is much harder to ban the words of real Americans, who may be parroting a Russian story line, even unintentionally.”

So those wily Russians are making themselves look like Iranians and they are planning on “feeding disinformation” to “unsuspecting Americans” consisting of “conspiracy theories” and “baseless claims.” Sounds like a plan to me as the various occupants of the White House and Congress have been doing exactly that for the past twenty years. That we had a national election in 2016 in which a reality television personality ran against an unindicted criminal would seem to indicate that the effort to brainwash the American people has already been successful.

The usual bottom feeders are also piling on to the Russian interference story. Jane Harman, former congresswoman who once colluded with Israeli intelligence to lobby the Department of Justice to drop criminal charges against two employees of AIPAC in exchange for Israel’s support to make her chair of the House Intelligence Committee, warns “How dangerous it would be if we lose the tip of the spear against those who would destroy us.”

Former CIA Director John Brennan also has something to say. He is very disturbed by his conviction that Russia is actively meddling in the 2020 campaign in support of President Trump. He said “We are now in a full-blown national security crisis. By trying to prevent the flow of intelligence to Congress, Trump is abetting a Russian covert operation to keep him in office for Moscow’s interests, not America’s.” Brennan is best known for having orchestrated the illegal campaign to vilify Trump and his associates prior to, during and after the 2016 election. He also participated in a weekly meeting with Barack Obama where he and the president would add and remove names from a “kill list” of U.S. citizens residing overseas. He and his boss should both be in prison, but they are instead fêted as American patriots. Go figure.

Time to take a step back from the developing panic. As usual, the U.S. government intelligence agencies have produced no actual evidence that Moscow is up to anything, and there are already reports that the Office of National Intelligence briefer overstated” her case against the Kremlin in her briefing of the House Intelligence Committee. Sure, the Russians have an interest in an American election and will favor candidates like Trump and Sanders that are not outright hostile to them, but to claim as the NY Times does that Russia has incompatible “territorial and nuclear interests” is a stretch. And yes, Moscow will definitely use its available intelligence resources to monitor the nomination and election process while also clandestinely doing what it can to improve the chances of those individuals they approve of. That is what intelligence agencies do.

In American Establishment groupthink there is one standard for what Washington does and quite a different standard for everyone else. Does it shock any American to know that the United States has interfered in scores of elections all over the world ever since the Second World War, to include those in places like France and Italy well into the 1980s? And in somewhat more kinetic covert actions, actually removing Mohammed Mossadeq in Iran, Salvador Allende in Chile, Jacobo Arbenz in Guatemala and Mohamed Morsi in Egypt just for starters, not even considering the multiple plots to kill Fidel Castro. And it continues to do so today openly in places like Iran and Venezuela while also claiming hypocritically that the U.S. is “exceptional” and also a “force for good.” That anyone should be genuinely worrying about Russian proxies buying and distributing a couple of hundred thousands of dollars’ worth of ads in an election in which many billions of dollars’ worth of propaganda will be on the table is ridiculous. It is time to stop blaming Russia for the failure of America’s ruling class to provide an honest and accountable government and one that does not go around the world looking for trouble. That is what the 2020 election should really be all about.


Philip Giraldi is a former counter-terrorism specialist and military intelligence officer of the United States Central Intelligence Agency.

8 responses to “Anonymous Sources and the Guys and Gals Who Made the Iraq War a Reality Are Now Claiming That the Kremlin Is at It Again!”

  1. “U.S. intelligence officials told lawmakers last week that Russia is interfering in the 2020 election campaign by aiming to cast doubt on the integrity of the vote and boost President Donald Trump’s re-election.”

    …”aiming to cast doubt on the integrity of the vote…”

    Let that sink in!

    This is accidental satire put out by a bunch of disingenuous and moronic shithead zewz that are dumber than a box of autistic rocks. These demonic idiots in shitstream media don’t seem to mind that they are seen by intelligent and knowledgeable people as brainless automatons and/or infinitely hypocritical assholes or both: my choice!

    Maybe these infinitely conceited liars in Shitstream Intelligence Networks (SIN), are so insane that they can’t even IMAGINE that other people could be smarter/better than they are…

    They call them “intelligence officials”…? They are anything but.

    “…intelligence analysts and outside experts who have spent the past three years dissecting Russian motives in the 2016 election…”

    Hey! All you geniuses in “Intelligence”, how many hours have you spent during the past nineteen years dissecting jewish motives in the 9/11 terrorist attack by the US government, its masters in Tel Aviv, London and the Bank for International Settlements in The Tower of Basel Switzerland (Fortress Europa).

    This planet is definitely Hooligan’s Island… no kingdom of a loving God, except in your mind.

    In a sane world, all the jewish press throughout Europe, North America and the rest of the world would have been rounded up and sent way on down to Concentration Camp right after 9/11 so they can concentrate REAL HARD on The Truth, the Whole Truth, and nothing BUT THE TRUTH.

    Who and what are Shitstream Media?

  2. Rock Putin
    ( Music: Rasputin by Boney M.)

    There lives a certain man in Russia and you know
    He is big and strong, in his eyes a flaming glow
    The Fake News look at him with terror and despair
    But to Moscow chicks he is such a lovely bear

    He could reach the people like a teacher
    Set his enemy on fire
    But he also had the kind of feature
    Smart men would admire

    Russia’s greatest man of state
    Now there’s a cat who really caught on
    Stopped his country’s mass lootin’
    Under attack, he just carried on

    He ruled the Russian land and soon became a star
    But in Washington, they all said he went too far
    In all affairs of state he was the man at ease
    But he was real great when he had a girl to squeeze

    For Assad he was no wheeler dealer
    He was glad to see him lend a helping hand
    So relieved were they to see the savior
    Who would free their Land

    Lover of the Russian Dream
    They put some poison into his wine
    Russia’s greatest love machine
    He drank it all and said “I feel fine”

    Rock that rotten Pentagon
    If you do that, you’ll really catch on
    Rock that House in Washington
    They spin their wheels while you carry on


    Rasputin Lyrics

    Boney M. – Rasputin (Sopot Festival 1979)

  3. Dear Mr. Putin,

    I have heard that you will have two nice military ports in Iran in the Persian Gulf! That is excellent news for those of us who are passionately involved in the War on Terror. As you know, Iran is completely surrounded by Terrorists of all Stripes and Stars. Not too long ago, these errorists invited one of Iran’s most honored ambassadors and a military hero, General Qassem Soleimani, to peace negotiations involving Saudi Arabia and the US, in Baghdad. You know the rest of the story…

    Mr. Putin, we, in Canada, have been under the attack of the chemtrail sprayers for over 20 years. Please feel free to fly over the North Pole and, like Santa Claus, bring us the toys that will bring us joy.

    We declare our skies a no-fly zone for the sprayers of the sky. We need an enforcer since our present forces haven’t yet properly identified the enemy of mankind. Apparently, their salary depends on their ability to pretend to be stupid. They have become too good at it…

    Please feel free to invade the un-exceptional northern backwater of Queen Elizabeth’s commonwealth wasteland; it wouldn’t be enough to meddle in our farcical elections. We are stuck with a traitorous, felonious and erroneous punk of a Prime Sinister called Justin Trudope. This little puppet clown is way over his head in the deep swamp. His masters are slimy money monsters like Ventriloquist George Sorass & His Mass Morass Dumbass Ensemble who are incessantly replacing Canadians with unnecessary and incompatible freeloaders they call immigrants, migrants, refugees, diverse, whatever…

    We the neglected, the soon to be replaced and the soon to be zapped, offer you and your country a port in Vancouver (military and commercial), a port in Kingston Ontario (military) and a port in Halifax (military and commercial). You are granted access to the St-Lawrence, the Great Lakes and Hudson’s Bay.

    Canada recognizes your prowess and success in Syria, in the context of the war on terror. You are invited to help Canada in the war on terror as well.

    As you undoubtedly know, the country south of our borders harbors the Biggest Terrorist Organization in the world: the US government and its agencies.

    The Terrorist and Criminal Supporters known as the American Voters will be voting later this year, for the President of the biggest terrorist organization in the world: the US government.

    Now that their Chinese drugs and antibiotics are being rationed, the Americans will be going crazier than ever. (if you can imagine that!).

    We need you to help Canada build a proper electronic wall on our southern border. We have lots of workers, lots of immigrants too, some are even looking for work.

    We would gladly benefit from doing business with someone who hasn’t completely lost his mind.

    Thank you,

    Captain O’Kanabec

  4. America blaming Russia is becoming so regular, so clearly false and unhinged that it is taking on Nazi undertones. Russia has better to do than soil itself with American politics, and it was good to see people counter this absurdity with absurdities of their own.

    Putin ate my homework. He’d already eaten the dog.
    Putin killed the dinosaurs.
    Putin shot JR.

    This is how ridiculous America’s elite have become but they’re just too dumb to see it.

  5. I enjoy these comments, but to be serious only one man had the courage to tackle the criminal cabal.
    He stopped perversion being spread in magazines and newspapers
    he put child molesters in prison, he gave everyone in the country a job
    and he took on the jews and beat them.
    This man Adolf Hitler offered to help the people of UK to shed the jewish yoke
    and we went and committed terrible crimes on his people and his country.
    Many people now say if only we had refused to fight him, and instead stood alongside as he asked and fought the common enemy, the jew

  6. Gee.. if you just touched down here from Pluto….

    you’d swear – if you perused the NY Times – that American “Democracy” was the equivalent of that shy, spotless, blushing Virginal Maiden who’d faint at the mere thought of some scoundrel trying to catch a peek up her skirts….

    when, in REALITY, American “Democracy” has devolved into that haggard hooker, stuck under a street lamp… legs spread-eagled for the (((Highest Bidder))).. with the likes of the NY TIMES as THE PIMP

  7. Mr. Giraldi absolutely nails it in this piece, as usual. Giraldi lists names involved deserving only of a place on the Wall of Shame of propagandizing bullshit spewers and subversives. Well, they’re also deserving of a sound public horse-whipping and imprisonment, of course. Victoria Nuland, David Sanger, John Brennan, Robert Kagan, et al., could only be considered a clown car of bloviating buffoons, a veritable ship of fools, if they weren’t so dangerously duplicitous and subversive.

    “He (John Brennan) and his boss (Barack Obunghole) should both be in prison, but they are instead fêted as American patriots. Go figure.” Same could be said about Georgie Bush and his crew of satanic demons, Clinton and his criminal cabal, George Boy-Banger Bush the First and his degenerate posse, certainly about Trump the Buffoon and his giant Jew-Canoe of misguided psychopaths, and so on and so on.

    I really enjoyed all the great comments above as well. Voltman made my day thus far!

  8. Well thank you very much Sir Umbra Bellator, Honorable Minister of Justice & Punishment.