SOTT FOCUS: 1919-2019: UK Has Been Blackening Russia’s Name For at Least 100 years

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The Western powers have Russia in their sights. Propaganda is at fever pitch. Sounds familiar? No, I’m not talking about 2019, but 1919, when Churchill was supporting military intervention against the Russian government. One hundred years ago, World War I may have ended but the world was hardly at peace. Then, as now, Russia was a target. Bolshevik rule, only established in late 1917, was threatened by a Western-backed foreign intervention to help the anti-Bolshevik White Army regain power. Today, the biggest hawk on the scene in Britain is Gavin Williamson, the defense secretary. In 1919, it was one Winston Churchill, secretary of state for war. At least the titles they gave government ministers were more honest in those days. In March 1919, Churchill went over to Paris, where the Versailles Peace Conference was taking place, to push for more war. The great cigar-smoker denounced “the baboonery of Bolshevism” and, as historian AJP Taylor records, persuaded the Supreme Council to…

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