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Thu Mar 9, 2017, 04:08 AM Mar 2017

Russia Today, Glenn Greenwald and Rush Limbaugh Join Forces and Attack...the Deep State?

First, you have Kremlin propaganda outlet, Russia Today, publishing an editorial echoing Donald Trump's attacks on U.S. intelligence, particularly evidence that Russia interfered in the U.S. election.


'Deep State' wins… Trump is being tamed to toe the line

Donald Trump “finally concedes” Russia hacked the election, crowed the US media following his first news conference this week. That seeming turnaround by Trump signals 'the Donald' is being tamed to toe the “official” Washington line.

That line centers on the US pushing a belligerent policy toward Russia.

Notably, too, on the same day, Trump’s pick for the next Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, adopted a remarkably antagonistic view of Russia under pressure from hostile senators during his Congressional confirmation grilling.

Tillerson, who holds a Russian Order of Friendship award bestowed by President Vladimir Putin in 2013, responded to relentless goading from senators by saying that the US should maintain sanctions on “resurgent Russia,” adding that “the taking of Crimea” was against the law.

Together, the shift by Trump and his incoming cabinet toward a more frosty stance on Russia signals that a coercive taming process is underway by the Washington establishment, with sinister implications for supposed US democracy.

Second, frequent Russia Today guest Glenn Greenwald pushes the idea of a secret Deep State shadow government from the "left."


The Deep State Goes to War With President-Elect, Using Unverified Claims, as Democrats Cheer

IN JANUARY 1961, Dwight Eisenhower delivered his farewell address after serving two terms as U.S. president; the five-star general chose to warn Americans of this specific threat to democracy: “In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.” That warning was issued prior to the decadelong escalation of the Vietnam War, three more decades of Cold War mania, and the post-9/11 era, all of which radically expanded that unelected faction’s power even further.

This is the faction that is now engaged in open warfare against the duly elected and already widely disliked president-elect, Donald Trump. They are using classic Cold War dirty tactics and the defining ingredients of what has until recently been denounced as “Fake News.”

Their most valuable instrument is the U.S. media, much of which reflexively reveres, serves, believes, and sides with hidden intelligence officials. And Democrats, still reeling from their unexpected and traumatic election loss, as well as a systemic collapse of their party, seemingly divorced further and further from reason with each passing day, are willing — eager — to embrace any claim, cheer any tactic, align with any villain, regardless of how unsupported, tawdry, and damaging those behaviors might be.

Then, you have Rush Limbaugh echoing Greenwald's argument about a secret Obama shadow government about the deep state:


Limbaugh: 'Deep State' is Obama's 'Shadow Government

On Sunday, Rush Limbaugh described entrenched bureaucratic sabotage of President Donald Trump’s administration as being directed by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

Joining Chris Wallace for an interview with Fox News Sunday, Limbaugh drew on Glenn Greenwald’s depiction of the “deep state” in describing obstruction of Trump’s agenda by federal courts, agencies, and the judiciary.

You have to give credit to Russia's coordinated propaganda efforts. They know how to push a talking point across the ideological spectrum. No wonder you can have Putin sitting with both Flynn and Jill Stein at an event.


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Russia Today, Glenn Greenwald and Rush Limbaugh Join Forces and Attack...the Deep State? (Original Post) TomCADem Mar 2017 OP
Here's an article to go with your pic.. "How Jill Stein and Donald Trump became allies of Vladimir.. Cha Mar 2017 #1
KNR Lucinda Mar 2017 #2
It's the extreme Left and the alt.right.....with the same boogeyman. nt msanthrope Mar 2017 #3
LA Times - Moscow welcomes the (would-be) sovereign nations of California and Texas TomCADem Mar 2017 #6
That's exactly what it's about...destabilization by those with the resources to be protected. nt msanthrope Mar 2017 #7
K&R Progressive dog Mar 2017 #4
From LGM: Blue_Tires Mar 2017 #5


(300,363 posts)
1. Here's an article to go with your pic.. "How Jill Stein and Donald Trump became allies of Vladimir..
Thu Mar 9, 2017, 04:16 AM
Mar 2017


Casey Michel writes: Last December, at a gala honoring the 10th anniversary of the Russian propaganda channel RT, Russian President Vladimir Putin nestled himself between a pair of visitors at the head table. To the president’s right: A former head of the US’s Defense Intelligence Agency, known best for his hard-right views on Islam, which he would later compare to “cancer.” And to Putin’s left: The soon-to-be Green Party nominee for the White House, whose presidential debate would be carried on, of all things, RT.

The two – Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, an adviser to Republican nominee Donald Trump, and Jill Stein, the presidential nominee from the Green Party – chummed with Putin throughout the evening, later joined at the table by RT (formerly Russia Today) head Margarita Simonyan and then-Chief of Staff Sergei Ivanov. Soon, Putin took the dais, running through rote commentary on RT’s accomplishments. When he finished, applause rang. Stein shook his hand. Flynn offered a standing ovation.

Within that gala, leading figures of America’s far-left, in Stein, and hard-right, in Trump’s surrogate, found common cause. The bookends of the American political spectrum had gathered in Moscow, glad-handing with Kremlin officials. The two camps, aligned in post-fact views on American foreign policy, discovered themselves aligned in celebration of the Kremlin’s foremost foreign propaganda vehicle.

Unsurprisingly, the policy prescriptions of Stein and Flynn don’t align on much else. As it pertains to Moscow, though, it’s clear that the distance between the Stein and the Trump campaigns have effectively disappeared.

The rest of the article..

Thank you for this, Tom.. yeah yeah.. "deep state..Obama shadow gov.." Tell us all about it greenwald and rush


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6. LA Times - Moscow welcomes the (would-be) sovereign nations of California and Texas
Thu Mar 9, 2017, 11:50 AM
Mar 2017

It is not about ideology. It is about destablelizing the U.S. with the help of useful idiots from anywhere on the political spectrum. This is why you can have General Flynn and Manafort rubbing shoulders with Jill Stein, Ed Schultz and Glenn Greenwald.


The speaker was calling for California’s independence from the United States.

Alexei Gavrilko nodded approvingly. A burly, bearded, camouflage-wearing separatist from eastern Ukraine, he said he had come to the posh Moscow hotel just outside the Kremlin to “communicate with colleagues” representing separatist and secessionist groups from the United States, Europe, the Middle East and the former Soviet Union.

During a conference dubbed the Dialogue of Nations, Gavrilko listened carefully to Louis Marinelli, head of the Yes California group that is determined to hold the Golden State’s “independence referendum” in 2019.

“For the first time in history, we, the people of California, who were conquered and annexed by the American military about 170 years ago, will have a chance to express our voice to either remain a state in the American union, or instead, to pursue a path toward a nationhood,” Marinelli said solemnly.

Progressive dog

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4. K&R
Thu Mar 9, 2017, 08:26 AM
Mar 2017

Putin has sure accumulated a large number of strange bedfellows, apparently united in their hatred of democracy.

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