RT | June 30, 2020 The New York Times is doubling down on claims that Russia offered bounties for the killing of US troops in Afghanistan, but now …‘Russian bounty’ story shifts: NYT now claims Afghan CRIMINALS & not Taliban were paid, cites anonymous sources again
An appeal to the average European Good day, neighbour on the continent! On June 24th I watched a military parade on Red Square dedicated to the 75th …Do Not Force the Russians to Give a Harsh Response: Advice to the Average European
I’ve said before, and no doubt will say again, that depictions of Russia often have little to do with Russia itself and are more about those doing the depiction.
For many in the Western world, Russia is, and long has been, a significant ‘other’, comparison with which serves a useful purpose in the creation of self-identity.
Beyond that, negative (and on occasion even positive) portrayals of Russia feed into domestic political struggles and help legitimize one side or other in whatever argument people are having. Whether these portrayals of Russia are accurate is neither here nor there. What matters is their impact on domestic politics.
“He is contemptible,” Pelosi said during a Washington Post live event. “There’s no question about that. But at this point, let’s solve our problems by going to the polls and voting on Election Day, 131 days from now.”
It is not inconceivable to imagine Bolton playing a prominent role in an upcoming Democratic administration.
TRUMP’S ATTACKS ON IGS BY THE NUMBERS
President Trump has always been hostile toward oversight and accountability, and during the coronavirus crisis, Trump’s attacks on inspectors general have become both more aggressive and more frequent. His dizzying assault on independent watchdogs betrays his insecurity when faced with watchdogs whose role is to scrutinize his actions and the actions of his Cabinet members.