Justin Raimondo, writing at Antiwar.com, tells readers that the convenient timing of Robert Mueller’s indictment of twelve GRU agents is evidence that the War Party is trying to distract Americans from President Trump’s “ambitious foreign policy initiatives, the twin diplomatic outreach campaigns to two of our old cold war enemies.”
Americans don’t want another war, especially one with a nuclear armed power. The War Party’s incessant push for nation building and “containment” of near-peer countries wastes trillions of American tax dollars, and makes enemies of those countries that could be partners. Raimondo writes (abridged):
If there was ever any doubt that the Russia-gate hoax is a scheme by the War Party to salvage their bankrupt foreign policy, and depose a democratically-elected President, then Robert Mueller’s indictment of twelve alleged GRU agents for “interfering” in the 2016 election settles the matter once and for all. Are we supposed to believe it was just a coincidence that the indictment was made public just as Trump was about to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki?
Yet the brazenness of this borderline treason is what makes it so ineffective. The American people aren’t stupid.
The whole shoddy affair is meant to distract attention away from the President’s ambitious foreign policy initiatives, the twin diplomatic outreach campaigns to two of our old cold war enemies. These efforts demonstrate the overarching significance of the President’s “America First” foreign policy: Trump means to abandon the old cold war structures. In their place he means to build a new so-called international order, one that is not overseen by any one “superpower” but that is self-regulating, like the market order that has brought unparalleled prosperity to this country and to the world.
The American people are not blaming Russia for their problems. They don’t want conflict with the Kremlin, they don’t care about Ukraine.
This latest effort to discredit the President’s peace project and sabotage a summit with a foreign leader underscores the battle lines in this country.
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