Russia is in bad shape, writes Victor Davis Hanson in NRO. Innovative American technology to frack gas and oil has crashed world energy prices. The big loser in this is Russia, which has lost nearly half of its oil revenue, and Russian President Vladimir Putin apparently will do anything to see it stopped
(Russia) is economically weak and eager to do anything possible to hurt the U.S. — largely by using a fake-news disinformation campaign, spreading Kremlin cash, and playing a gullible and often unprofessional U.S. media eager to find a scandalous Russian under every American bed.
What foreign government could possibly entangle in truth, lies, half-truths, rumors, and scandals the Trump family, Bill and Hillary Clinton, John Brennan, James Comey, John McCain, John Podesta, Samantha Power, Susan Rice, and a host of other Beltway grandees?
The Russian disinformation program has worked brilliantly, writes Mr. Hanson, and America is the empty-headed plaything dangling from Kremlin strings.
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