Before President Donald Trump called out the fake news, esteemed left-wing academic Noam Chomsky exposed the corporate propaganda model in Western societies.
Now, the controversial anarchist dissident is calling out the Russian collusion hoax as a “joke” that is “so farcical that [he] barely even reads the reports.”
Chomsky sat down with interviewers from independent media organization Primo Nutmeg to discuss FBI spook Robert Mueller’s now concluded probe into Russian collusion where he tore into the deep state and fake news for pushing this insane witch hunt.
A snippet of the interview, which was filmed weeks before the announcement that the probe had come to an end, can be seen here:
“There were careful analyses of what happened in the election. You can see how it changed, how the money poured in, all sorts of things, but there is no sign of any Russian effect,” Chomsky explained.
Chomsky mentioned how other countries other than Russia lobby the United States to directly influence election results in broad daylight, and how the United States meddles in elections all over the world to highlight the mind-numbing hypocrisy of the concocted conspiracy theory.
“In 1996 Clinton took pride in the fact that large scale US interference in the Russian election swung it to his favorite, Boris Yeltsin,” Chomsky said. “The US goes way beyond interfering in elections. It overthrows governments.”
Chomsky mentioned that corporate campaign contributions drive the result of elections far more than foreign interference, and the fake news deliberately focuses on Russian collusion and other hobgoblins to keep Americans from understanding this fact. He explains that lobbyists often write the legislation, and this is the real threat to our democracy.
When asked whether Trump colluded with the Russian government to win the 2016 election, Chomsky responded frankly: “I haven’t the slightest idea, and I don’t care.”
Chomsky believes that Trump’s military actions to provoke the Russians make it very unlikely that a quid pro quo was hatched before the 2016 presidential election.
“He’s increased military action on the Russian border. He’s created a huge… expansion of the military budget aimed at Russia. He’s pulled out of the INF treaty which is a major threat to Russia. So what’s the quid pro quo?” Chomsky asked.
Chomsky’s conclusion drove a stake through the heart of liberal Russia fantasists: “There’s no evidence of any Russian effect on the Presidential election… It’s not a serious charge. There’s lots of things to condemn about Trump, but not that.”
Many other prominent left-wing voices who operate outside of the corporate media have joined Chomsky in calling out the ridiculousness of the phony Russian collusion narrative.
The huge irony is that those of us who expressed skepticism about the Trump/Russia conspiracy theory were accused of being Trump supporters (and, of course, Kremlin agents) when, in reality, literally nobody helped Trump more than those who fixated on this stupid hoax for 3 years https://t.co/7nGmzez5tI
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) March 26, 2019
“Russia hacked the election” and “Russia attacked our democracy” are just as pathetically hyperbolic statements as ever. Facebook memes, Twitter trolls, and spearphished gmail accounts are not existential threats to America. Enough of the ridiculous melodrama already
— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) March 26, 2019
What I found to be most disgusting is that no Russian-American mainstream journalists pushed back against the dangerous xenophobia that underlies so much of this Russian collusion conspiracy theory. In fact, many of them actively helped fuel it — to the benefit of their careers.
— Yasha Levine (@yashalevine) March 24, 2019
To clarify, here’s what I wrote about Russiagate as compared to WMD: pic.twitter.com/lnBddYeEAP
— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) March 24, 2019
Although there are many sick liberal individuals who will continue to deny the obvious reality, the biggest miscarriage of justice in American history has finally come to an end. The damage caused to the rule of law cannot be undone until the people who perpetrated this deception pay mightily for their seditious plot.
Former Mexican Defense Minister is Arrested in Los Angeles for Allegedly Protecting a Drug Cartel
More Proof that Mexico is An Institutional Dumpster Fire
Retired Mexican General Salvador Cienfuegos was arrested on October 15, 2020.
According to allegations from U.S. prosecutors, General Cienfuegos received bribes from a powerful Mexican cartel and allowed to smuggle drugs into the United States.
An indictment that was unsealed on October 17, revealed that from December 2015 to February 2017, while he served as Mexico’s Secretary of National Defense, Cienfuegos allegedly worked on behalf of a drug cartel. In working with this drug cartel, Cienfuegos earned the nickname of “El Padrino” (The Godfather) by helping the H-2 Cartel move drugs from Mexico to the U.S.
“The defendant [Cienfuegos] abused that public position to help the H-2 Cartel, an extremely violent Mexican drug trafficking organization, traffic thousands of kilograms of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana into the United States,” prosecutors contended in a letter sent to a U.S. District Court judge in New York.
“In exchange for bribe payments,” the letter argued, he allowed the cartel “to operate with impunity in Mexico” while it operated distribution networks in cities such as Los Angeles and Las Vegas and in other states such as Ohio, Minnesota, North Carolina and New York.
U.S. agents took the retired general into custody on October 15 at Los Angeles International Airport. Cienfuegos is expected to be transferred to New York.
Cienfuegos served as defense secretary from 2012 to 2018 under the administration of then-President Enrique Peña Nieto.
“The main problem in Mexico is corruption,” López Obrador declared during a news briefing on October 16 regarding the incident.
In López Obrador’s view, it is “regrettable” that someone in such a high position of government has deep connections to drug cartels.
“This is a process of progressive degradation,” López Obrador continued, “and we are trying now to figure out how deep the corruption goes.”
As of now, Cienfuegos is the most prominent Mexican official to have been arrested on drug trafficking charges. In 2019, U.S. authorities arrested Genaro García Luna, the Secretary of Public Security under the administration of former President Felipe Calderón, for allegedly being involved in drug trafficking.
According to the U.S. indictment, Cienfuegos was working with H-2, an alleged branch of the Beltrán-Leyva criminal cartel. On top of that, prosecutors claims that the retired general received bribes to shield the cartel and its leaders. He then proceeded to inform them beforehand of military actions planned against them and even used troops to attack a rival cartel.
Mexico is clearly on the ropes institutionally. With a current president (AMLO) who wants to take a “hugs not bullets” approach to crime, the country will continue to spiral into chaos as drug cartels become even more powerful. President Trump has been right all along in building a wall to protect America from the potential spillover effects of Mexico’s drug war.
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