"We Are Inches From A New World War,
And Clintonists Are To Blame"
by Caitlin Johnstone
"This is your fault, Clinton Democrats. You created this, and if our species is plunged into a new world war or extinction via nuclear holocaust, it will be your fault. You knuckle-dragging, vagina hat-wearing McCarthyite morons made this happen.
It wasn’t enough for these Democratic neocons to try and elect a woman who had been pushing for dangerous escalations with Russia since long before any hacking allegations and who campaigned on a promise to invade Syria and seize control of an airspace wherein Russian military planes were conducting operations. No, once their initial bid to start World War 3 failed, these deranged death cultists began attacking Trump for any movement away from escalations with Russia or regime change in Syria and showering him with praise when he launched a missile strike against a Syrian airbase. The current administration is culpable for its own actions and should be unequivocally condemned for bowing to these pressures instead of honoring Trump’s campaign promises of pursuing detente with Russia and avoiding regime change in Syria, but if Clintonists had been pushing for peace instead of war this entire time the situation would doubtless look very, very different.
American military provocations against the pro-Assad coalition in Syria are fast becoming a daily occurrence. In response to the US air force’s gunning down of a Syrian military plane on Sunday, Russia has cut off its hotline with which it was coordinating operations with America to avoid aerial collisions, and has warned that all US aircraft west of the Euphrates river will now be tracked and treated as potential targets. Today, 25 miles northwest of the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad, a US reconnaissance plane was intercepted by an armed Russian aircraft which came within five feet of the plane’s wingtip. This on the same day that the US shot down yet another Iranian military dronein Syria.
Clintonists have been working tirelessly since the election to manufacture these new Cold War tensions. Stephen Cohen, easily America’s foremost authority on US-Russia relations, has warned again and again that the political pressures being placed on the Trump administration to maintain escalations with Russia without conceding an inch has placed our species in a situation that is in some ways even more dangerous than those we faced at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis. If Kennedy had had to negotiate that crisis while being pressured by his entire country to keep escalating tensions with the USSR without yielding an inch, there is no way any terrestrial life would have existed beyond 1962. The Clintonists (along with their neocon buddies on the other side of the aisle) are responsible for creating those pressures.
“You know it’s easy to joke about this, except that we’re at maybe the most dangerous moment in US-Russian relations in my lifetime, and maybe ever. And the reason is that we’re in a new cold war, by whatever name. We have three cold war fronts that are fraught with the possibility of hot war, in the Baltic region where NATO is carrying out an unprecedented military buildup on Russia’s border, in Ukraine where there is a civil and proxy war between Russia and the west, and of course in Syria, where Russian aircraft and American warplanes are flying in the same territory. Anything could happen.” ~ Stephen Cohen
War cannot happen without the consent of the governed, which is why the corporate media works so very hard to manufacture that consent. The brazen Russophobia and relentless lies about the Syrian government which have been saturating establishment media airwaves have gone a long way toward accomplishing this, but it wouldn’t have worked without the direct cooperation of these idiotic vagina hat-wearing McResistance Maddow muppets. If these idiots had learned the lesson of Iraq instead of picking up the establishment narrative and not just running with it but holding actual parades for it, the warmongering would have fallen flat and we’d be seeing an intensely critical response toward any aggressive moves the Trump administration makes against Russia, Syria and Iran. Instead, these psychotic death cultists are still babbling about Russia collusion and attacking Jill Stein.
Meanwhile we’re on the brink of World War Three (suggested slogan: “Just like the first two but this time with nukes!”) and any dissent for these insane, immoral, illegal escalations has been shamed into silence as Trump lovin’, Putin kissin’, Russian propaganda. The anti-war movement was effectively choked off through media psy-ops, but now that the neocons have gotten their way, the McResistance will be permitted to have some vague semblance of anti-war sentiment as long as it doesn’t interrupt proceedings in any real or ongoing way. Expect the vagina hats to make some state-approved anti-war noises through their permanently pursed-lips which will effectively buffer them against the charge that they have been cheering for this the whole time when they totally have. But when even Neera Tanden can’t work out who the best person to blame is as evidenced by the collapse and eventual quiet deletion of her instinctually sub-optimal “Good job Jill Stein” tweet, this promises to be a confusing time for the artificially outraged. We will need at least eleven Steve Colberts to tell us how to think and who to hate because the news churn is about to flip us on our heads again.
It doesn’t matter though. They got their way anyway, they Iraq’d us while Iraq is not even a generation ago. Exact same methods, exact same bullshit psy-ops, but it all worked as planned. Golf clap to the bastards behind the curtain; I have to give it to you, you assholes really know how to put on a show. The xenophobic demagoguery against Russia reaches fever-pitch, and in the same week that one of Rachel Maddow’s biggest fans shot some politicians for some conspiracy-theory-fuelled vigilante justice, the completely fact-free, faith-based, fake-news conspiracy theory is about to get its biggest scalp ever- world war. And right now, Mother Earth is trembling with rage.”