The Russians Get Blamed Again, but Who Is Really Subverting American Democracy?

Lots of conflicting conspiracy theories are afoot, according to Philip Giraldi, with the Trump administration doing its best to blame China and Russia for its own incompetence in getting to grip earlier with coronavirus.

Philip Giraldi
Strategic Culture
April 16, 2020

TRUMP AS PUPPET.
(Picture sourced from Information Clearing House)

It is perhaps inevitable that a major health panic like the coronavirus will have political ramifications based on whether those most affected by the illness will perceive that the government performed well or poorly in the crisis. The government for its part will engage in a blame game which seeks to place responsibility for what did not go well on an outside party.

It should surprise no one to learn, for example, that Hindus in India have been blaming a Muslim group for the proliferation of the virus in their country, an accusation that has led to rioting and other violence directed against Muslims in general and which has produced some deaths.

In the United States blame for the health crisis has been more diversified and has been largely construed along existing political fault lines.

Democrats are reasonably enough blaming President Donald Trump for the delays and failures to supply medical equipment while Republicans are seeking to exonerate the poor performance by the president, chiefly by editing the existing record to expunge Trump’s initial dismissal of the virus as little more than a common cold and even as a “hoax.”

That refusal to recognize the severity of the epidemic cost the country several weeks at a minimum, time that might have been employed to get on top of the disease before it had a chance to gain a foothold.

More interesting perhaps is the apparent desire to find a foreign enemy as the source of the virus.

That the virus originated in Wuhan is the majority view of the “experts,” though it is not clear if its genetics were the result of laboratory manipulation or were a naturally occurring mutation. And for its part, the Chinese government at a minimum was not particularly forthcoming when the virus began to spread in Wuhan and the surrounding province, failing to send an appropriate signal to the international community that a potentially highly contagious and lethal new virus had made an appearance.

In the U.S., Republican politicians and pundits, as well as the president, have exploited the uncertainty by persisting in calling the coronavirus the “Wuhan virus” or the “China virus.” There has also been considerable chatter about how Beijing is “to blame” for it, which, of course, intentionally shifts the narrative away from the actions or lack thereof by the American president. And so as not to ignore the real conspiracy theorists, there are also the stories now circulating about how the U.S. government helped fund research at the Wuhan Institute that involved bats, one of the possible sources of the virus.

Additional theories being promoted by Rush Limbaugh and others promote the belief that the Chinese communists deliberately created and unleashed the virus to destroy western capitalism.

It was perhaps inevitable that somehow Russia would eventually be brought into the preferred narrative to serve as a distraction that would derail the media’s 24/7 focus on the White House and its developing response to the virus.

The Russian government’s shipment of a planeload of badly needed medical supplies to the United States several weeks ago notwithstanding, Moscow and President Vladimir Putin continue to be useful punching bags for both the national media and both parties in congress.

The latest tale from Yahoo news of Kremlin perfidy is also somewhat of a spy story, no doubt intended to enhance its appeal. It has not really caught on with the public yet because the panic over the virus has overwhelmed the news cycle, but there is still plenty of time to seek and find a foreign enemy who is wanting to do harm to the United States of America.

According to the news report, which is based on a paper prepared by analysts at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Russian intelligence officers are analyzing the U.S. response to the coronavirus pandemic to determine vulnerabilities in the American government’s procurement and emergency response system. The April 6th study, prepared by the DHS Counterintelligence Mission Center, states that the Russians are “likely are watching the U.S. response to the COVID-19 pandemic” as “intelligence collection on medical supply chain vulnerabilities could inform future operations aimed at weakening key logistical elements in preparation for a wartime attack, or opportunistically during an emergency.”

In other words, Moscow is looking for vulnerabilities in what amounts to America’s civil defense response capability in case it has to go to war with Washington. Given the lack of evidence confirming any desire on Vladimir Putin’s part to engage in a nuclear conflict with the United States that would likely destroy most of the planet, it is difficult to imagine that Russia is war planning in any serious way. But, according to some sources, a different picture does plausibly emerge from the Kremlin’s activity, which is that Russia is working to portray itself as a competent player in the war against the coronavirus while Donald Trump and his European counterparts are being seen as irresponsible fumblers.

Moscow has indeed been extending a hand to Europeans even as the Germans have been complaining about the White House conniving to steal their medical supplies. Several plane loads of medical equipment and more than 100 personnel  flew to Italy a month ago. According to Italian sources, some of the Russians were intelligence officers making independent assessments of how effectively the Italians have been able to respond to the medical crisis.

All of that should surprise no one, as that is what intelligence officers do, though it does not necessarily mean that anyone is necessarily preparing for war. And the DHS report speculates wildly when it suggests that the coronavirus operation is part and parcel of “Russia’s ongoing 2020 election interference,” a largely undemonstrated hot button designed to make the hawks in congress swoon with pleasure.

If anyone is looking for Russiagate 2, this is exactly how it begins.

Blame China, and if that does not seem to be working, look for the perfidious hand of Vladimir Putin, who clearly spends all day in his office dreaming up schemes whereby providing medical supplies to the U.S. and Europe is all part of some master plan to subvert the 2020 presidential election.

But wait a minute, the ballot will feature Trump against Joe Biden. Putin is too late. The election has already been subverted.

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14 thoughts to “The Russians Get Blamed Again, but Who Is Really Subverting American Democracy?”

  1. If anyone is looking for Russiagate 2, this is exactly how it begins.

    Blame China, and if that does not seem to be working, look for the perfidious hand of Vladimir Putin, who clearly spends all day in his office dreaming up schemes whereby providing medical supplies to the U.S. and Europe is all part of some master plan to subvert the 2020 presidential election.

    But wait a minute, the ballot will feature Trump against Joe Biden. Putin is too late. The election has already been subverted.

    Those who back Trump as president and want to see him reelected in November for the second time may rest easy. They will get what they want, but at the expense of trampling on democracy.

    Trump only got in the first time by making Hillary unelectable. She was so bad people voted for Trump as the lesser of two evils. During that election campaign, Trump said Hillary “ought be in jail”. He threatened to put her behind bars. This increased his popularity.

    So what happened to Trump’s promise to punish Hillary for her crimes? NOTHING!!! Not a damn thing! She was let off the hook completely. It was clear that Trump and Hillary had been playing their parts in a pre-arranged charade.

    Trump’s at it again now with Biden. Trump’s the pre-arranged winner because Biden doesn’t have the ghost of a chance, any more than Hillary did.

    This is American democracy. A sick joke. America is no longer the country of its founding fathers. It’s a country run by Jews and their goyim bootlickers.

    It follows that anyone who votes for Trump in the forthcoming election is a Useful Idiot of the Jews. You might as well vote for AIPAC, the ADL, and Benjamin Netanyahu.

    My advice: DON’T VOTE AT ALL! Becomes a conscientious non-voter.

    1. May you get the president you deserve, you sad little Americans who put on big macho airs with your obsessive buying of guns and stocking up on ammo.

      All your guns and ammo will do you no good at all when the big crunch comes. You’ll be wiped out by your own police force and army, the paid assassins of the Deep State.

      The only good your trusty gun will do you is when you decide to shoot your own brains out. That will be your last act of heroism.

    2. Between, Trump, Putin and Xi I find the narcissistic bully in the White House the least suitable as head of state

      1. Interesting, John!

        Trump will be gone in a maximum of 8 years. That is NOT the case with the other TWO narcissists.

        The other two are actually narcissistic dictators NOW!! 🙂

        China’s Xi allowed to remain ‘president for life’ as term limits removed
        https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-43361276

        Putin backs proposal allowing him to remain in power in Russia beyond 2024
        **Current term limit for Putin, who has ruled for 20 years, expires in 2024.
        https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/10/vladimir-putin-amendment-power-russia-2024

    1. Another high-quality article from Philip Giraldi whose reputation as a political dissident and anti-Zionist critic of Israel needs no defense. His articles are featured on the best AltNews media, including the Unz Review, Information Clearing House, Al Jazeera, American Conservative, Consortium News, and Truthseeker.

      Philip Giraldi Ph.D., Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest. A former CIA Case Officer and Army Intelligence Officer who spent twenty years overseas in Europe and the Middle East working terrorism cases. He holds a BA with honors from the University of Chicago and an MA and PhD in Modern History from the University of London.

      http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/55068.htm

      Thank you, Admin, for bringing to our attention so many articles by this first class political analyst.

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      I can find nothing in this particular article I can disagree with.

  2. “That the virus originated in Wuhan is the majority view of the ‘experts,’ though it is not clear if its genetics were the result of laboratory manipulation or were a naturally occurring mutation.”

    Whether the subject is the collapse of WTC7, the anthrax attack narrative or the origin of SARS-CoV-2, it’s funny how most of the “experts” always seem to agree with the politicians, and the politicians never seem to need or want any semblance of a real investigation in order to arrive at their conclusions.

    Apparently Russia isn’t convinced that the virus originated in China.

    https://indianpunchline.com/russia-quizzes-us-on-coronavirus-parentage/

    “And for its part, the Chinese government at a minimum was not particularly forthcoming when the virus began to spread in Wuhan and the surrounding province, failing to send an appropriate signal to the international community that a potentially highly contagious and lethal new virus had made an appearance.”

    I have to disagree with this. First of all, China was blindsided by a mysterious disease that had the government scrambling to figure out what was going on. They were more concerned with building hospitals, treating patients and trying to stop the spread of the disease than they were about writing essays for corrupt Western politicians.

    Anyway, Chinese authors were submitting papers in scientific journals and there were informal communications available on the internet. But even if the Chinese government did “withhold information,” no politician in the U.S. has any right to complain because they not only ignored what information was available but took actions that went against what the information was suggesting e.g., putting the focus on “ventilators” when it should’ve been on testing and drug therapy.

    Let’s face it, enemy du jour China would get the blame no matter what they did or allegedly failed to do.

    1. @ Harold Smith

      A well-reasoned comment. Blaming China is all too easy. Trump hopes to get reelected by appealing to the basest racist instincts of his White Nationalist supporters. Hence his provocative description of the coronavirus virus as “the Chinese virus” and “the Wuhan virus”. Not content with attacking China, Trump is now also picking a quarrel with Putin.

      All this needless aggression is to deflect attention for the fact that it is due entirely to the incompetence and unpreparedness of his own administration that America is now the epicenter of the crisis, with New York particularly hard hit. Only a few weeks ago he was dismissing coronavirus as “fake news”. Now aparently it’s dead serious! And he lies to the public by telling them he’d always thought it serious!

    2. Experts who get airtime are controlled opposition. The media is a very well sharpened, exquisitely refined instrument to “brain”-wash the asses. The refining procedure is at least as old as the french revolution; and the brain is by far the most studied part of the human body. That underpins the efficiency of the mainstream media. So efficient that I stand baffled at how easy it is to manipulate the tide of people’s opinions. But given the studies and experimentation performed over centuries and the sublime process of intelligence and data gathering of TPTB and koshermites over the centuries, all we can see is that “they” have reached their aim.
      Probably the Palestinians / arabs as drunken cockroaches were just an instance of this experimentation, as in the Stanford prison experiment, waterboarding and countless others that we will never know of.
      To me, it is obvious that the whole Coronacircus played out by the media, government, CDC’s of nations is a well orchestrated plandemic with the WHO calling the shots. The sheepish so-called governments are but part of a transition well underway to global government administrated by the UN.

  3. While finger pointing and the blaming of others takes much pressure of ones “innocent” human mind, man lovingly embraces force fed psyops of similar Hollowood fiction that brought us (or others): The fall of 3 American towers, Muslim terrorism and jihad, invisible weapons of mass destruction, gassing of ones own populace, mass deaths and “FREELY LIBERATED OIL and abroad treasures” of foreign shores of ex allied nations or partners. In the meantime a new form of world terrorism, deadlier than any previous before, has reached democratic and politically correct nations of Oligarchic constitutions and regime – the CoronaVirus denier conspiracy terrorist. A surely “Russian funded” new breed of terrorism that “are not only nasty callous insane bastards who enjoy torturing victims and survivors” before they loot their own hard acquired finances for their own survival – they are also a menace to public health and the clean-handed health system of the kosher West that saves human lives from natural instant death, illusions, pain and invented nasty, new chronic diseases but has also put (too) much butter on the oligarchs noble corporations bread. As truth has become the only worldly rulers threat, truth was rewritten and made too bitter to swallow by many human gourmets mouths. Fiction combined with fear of loosing ones existence is a far smoother and lighter nutrient for man to ingest. Great for a nervous stomach and a numbed brain that only can adopt thoughts that are not ones own. “The enemy of mankind and the USA” – Russia has done it again! If China is too stubborn and will not take American blame – one can always count that Mother Russia is always there to help!

      1. And as per Churchill’s raw quip as to the best argument against democracy being a five-minute conversation with the average voter, I’d suggest in 2020 it’s now down to two minutes, or even more likely, a one minute conversation.

      2. That, too Homer!

        “The state is really nothing more than that group of people who have been given the right to have a monopoly on the initiation of force to achieve their goals.” – Murray Rothbard

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