Susan Rice Floats Nutty Russia Conspiracy Theory Regarding Nationwide Riots
Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice declared on May 31, 2020 that the Russian government could be funding violent protests all over the country in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd at the hands of the police.
As the Daily Caller noted, however, these claims were made “without evidence.”
“I would bet based on my experience, I’m not reading the intelligence these days but based on my experience,” Rice asserted, “this is right out of the Russian playbook as well.”
“I would not be surprised to learn that they have fomented some of these extremists on both sides using social media,” Rice said to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer.
“I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that they are funding it in some way, shape or form.”
Rice responded to President Donald Trump’s announcement regarding his plan to designate Antifa a domestic terror organization. Antifa is a radical left-wing group that is exploiting the protests to unleash chaos across the country.
Floyd’s death has spurred violent protests and looting throughout the country. According to video footage, Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck for about 10 minutes before his death. Chauvin was arrested May 29, 2020 and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.
Looting and rioting have kicked off across the nation in the wake of Floyd’s tragic death. At least three people were killed during protests in Oakland, Indianapolis and Detroit.
Rice also floated the baseless theory that white supremacists and right-wing groups are responsible for some of the social unrest.
“To designate antifa a terrorist organization, fine, but let’s also focus on the right-wing terrorists supremacists he called in the past very fine people. We have a problem here, Wolf,” she said.
That idea started gaining traction on May 30, when government officials in Minnesota claimed that right-wing groups were behind most of the violence in Minneapolis.
“We are now confronting white supremacists, members of organized crime, out of state instigators, and possibly even foreign actors to destroy and destabilize our city and our region,” Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey stated on May 30.
Blitzer did not even bother to push back on Rice’s theories and instead agreed with the dubious premise that Russia was behind the riots.
“You’re absolutely right on the foreign interference,” said Blitzer, “because we know for decades the Russians, when it was the Soviet Union, the communists, they’ve oftentimes tried to embarrass the United States by promoting the racial divide in our country.”
“But what you’re suggesting, ambassador, is that they’re still trying to do that? Is that what you’re saying?”
“Well, we see it all the time,” Rice remarked.
“We’ve seen it for years, and, frankly, every day on social media, where they take any divisive painful issue whether it’s immigration, whether it’s gay rights, whether it’s gun violence, and always racism, and they play on both sides.”
The Russia obsession is a paranoid fixation of the modern-day Deep State.
The establishment is trying to spin this unrest as much as possible to suit their agenda.
From the defense industry to seasoned multiculturalists, there is a strong incentive to deflect from the country’s growing social dysfunction and scapegoat a foreign entity.
Unless Rice can provide overwhelming evidence for these claims, we should completely dismiss them.