Russiagate Is Finally Dying, But For The Wrong Reason

I’ve wanted to see the idiotic Russiagate conspiracy theory die a miserable death as much as anybody, but not like this.

Back in January I wrote a piece titled “Rachel Maddow Accidentally Reveals Establishment Plot To Force Russian Confrontation” about a segment Maddow did explaining how, if Trump de-escalates military tensions with Russia, it will be proof that the highly suspect, uncorroborated, and error-riddled Pissgate dossier is real and the Russian government really does have video footage of Trump involved in watersports with prostitutes on a bed the Obamas once slept on. I argued that her remarks illustrated a neocon/Democrat plot to keep ratcheting up accusations of treason, blackmail and golden showers unless Trump agreed to keep escalating tensions in accordance with the wishes of the US political establishment.

This was actually well before Russiagate hit peak hysteria; last month in what was arguably the pinnacle of the madness, Representative Adam Schiff read an extensive statement on the floor of the United States Congress citing Christopher Steele’s Pissgate dossier as evidence that Trump and the Russian government colluded to win the 2016 election. The hysteria built and built and built and built until you had a member of the United States House of Representatives suggesting on the House floor that it’s entirely possible that the President of the United States had been videotaped paying Russian prostitutes to urinate on him and that the video was being used to blackmail him into getting along with a nuclear superpower. Flash forward to today and now you’ve got the United States launching cruise missiles at a Syrian airbase from which Russia has been conducting military operations and the leaders of both the United States and Russia saying that relations between the two countries are at an all-time low.

And, lo and behold, the Russiagate hysteria has been dying down. In an article for Consortium News titled “What Russia-gate Has Wrought,” investigative journalist Robert Parry writes that “Democrats, liberals and some progressives might be feeling a little perplexed over what has happened to Russia-gate, the story that pounded Donald Trump every day since his election last November — until April 4, that is.”

“On April 4,” Parry writes, “Trump fully capitulated to the neoconservative bash-Russia narrative amid dubious claims about a chemical attack in Syria. On April 6, Trump fired off 59 Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian airbase; he also restored the neocon demand for “regime change” in Syria; and he alleged that Russia was possibly complicit in the supposed chemical attack.

“Since Trump took those actions — in accordance with the neocon desires for more “regime change” in the Middle East and a costly New Cold War with Russia — Russia-gate has almost vanished from the news.”

It worked. Their strategy worked. And, true to their word, the neocons have called off the dogs now that the military industrial complex has learned, as Julian Assange so eloquently puts it, how many days it takes to digest a president.

The above tweet is from one of the most virulently pro-establishment Clintonians on social media. He reminds me of what we here in Australia would call a royalist, someone with a bizarre fascination with the British royal family. We had a Prime Minister back in the sixties whose fetishistic obsession with the Queen had him spouting seventeenth-century poetry in an awkward attempt to describe the effect her visit had on him, and the embarrassing video clip of this low point in my country’s history reminds me a lot of Daou’s worshipful disposition toward Hillary Clinton. My point being that when Daou makes a proclamation, he is stating Blue Church doctrine ex cathedra and with full papal infallibility. He is speaking straight from the think tank, and he’s deliberately killing his following’s hard-on for impeachment. This is the same man who three weeks ago was saying that Trump’s conspiracy with Russia should get him removed from office and replaced by Hillary Clinton.

Indeed, when I first published the Maddow piece I was mobbed by McResistance McWarriors telling me I was a paranoid conspiracy theorist, that the Democrats don’t want to reignite Cold War tensions or provoke a military conflict, but now I’m having daily arguments with these same vagina hat-wearing neocons who think I’m a monster for not wanting Trump to depose Assad in Syria. The wind has unquestionably gone out of Russiagate’s sails, and though there will doubtless be some attempts to give it CPR here and there, its death is in the mail.

But the damage is done. The hate for Russia remains and the consent it manufactured for a war with its ally Syria has been capitalized on. Even the most pro-America member of the Putin administration is now saying that we are on the brink of war and that US-Russia relations have been utterly ruined by the same Tomahawk missile strikes that had America’s corporate media stooges “ooh”ing and “ahh”ing like the Toy Story claw machine aliens.

So, high five everyone. We were right. Here we are, on the brink of war with Russia, just like we knew we would be when the McResistance started this up months ago. Oh yay. Oh joy. Oh how I love to be right.

I really don’t. I would really love for everyone, not just us, but everyone to see the very obvious manipulations from the deep state as they goose-step us to wherever the hell they need us to be at any given moment. Their manipulations are so obvious to us, and their endgame is always so clear, they even telegraph their intentions like they did through Maddow, and still, the greater majority inexorably march us as one into the apocalypse.

We still need to go out there and say “I told you so.” That’s going to annoy our friends and family but at the same time, the wise ones are being ignored over and over and over to humanity’s detriment. To the ones we said “Stop! Your red-baiting is pushing us into a war with Russia,” and they said at the time “Oh we don’t want war, we just want impeachment,” well — we told you so.

Will you listen now?

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