SOTT FOCUS: The Truth About ‘Russian Influence’ is Simply That Russia is Truthful

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Western governments and media have reached a “magical thinking” stage in their fantasies about alleged Russian propaganda and influence. The magical thinking is such that there is no longer even a need to prove claims. It is simply “fact” by assertion. Take the US Director of National Intelligence, Dan Coats. He testified before the Senate last week that Russian meddling in US politics will be a lot greater and in the near future much more sophisticated than was done allegedly during the 2016 presidential campaign. He warned that the 2020 presidential election will be targeted by Russian malfeasance in a way that won’t be even detectable. In other words what the top intelligence official is saying is: Despite not providing any credible evidence of Russian meddling in 2016, henceforth the Kremlin’s influence campaigns on the American public will be so slick and so devious, we won’t be able to even quantify it. This is subjectivity and Russophobia on steroids. Here, the logic goes…

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