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TRUMP’S ABUSIVE TELEPHONE CALLS WITH FOREIGN LEADERS REVEALED USING THE EXALTED BYLINE OF CARL BERNSTEIN - MY SUSPICIONS

Added: Tuesday, June 30th 2020 at 8:56am by chuckman
 
 
 

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TRUMP’S ABUSIVE TELEPHONE CALLS WITH FOREIGN LEADERS REVEALED USING THE EXALTED BYLINE OF CARL BERNSTEIN – A LONG PIECE AT CNN IMMEDIATELY MIRRORED IN SEVERAL FOREIGN NEWS SOURCES IN CLASSIC SECURITY-SERVICE PROPAGANDA STYLE – NOT THAT TRUMP MATTERS (HE DOESN’T) BUT THE FOLKS PUTTING THIS “OUT THERE” ARE ALSO PUSHING HATRED FOR RUSSIA – ODD HOW THAT EXACTLY FITS CIA AND PENTAGON PRIORITIES – WHEN AMERICA’S ESTABLISHMENT  DOESN’T LIKE YOU, DIRTY TRICKS AND NAME-CALLING ARE ELEVATED TO DIPLOMACY – TOO BAD, IF TRUMP GOES, AMERICA WILL LOSE MIKE POMPEO AT THE STATE DEPARTMENT – THE ROTUND FUNDAMENTALIST PREACHER IS WORLD-CLASS AT DIRT AND NAME-CALLING – CORRUPTION AND POWER BREED DERANGEMENT IN WASHINGTON

COMMENT ABOUT AN ARTICLE BY CARL BERNSTEIN AT CNN (YOU CAN’T POST COMMENTS AT CNN)

 

“From pandering to Putin to abusing allies and ignoring his own advisers, Trump's phone calls alarm US officials”

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/29/politics/trump-phone-calls-national-security-concerns/index.html

 

In a sense, this lengthy Carl Bernstein piece – despite revealing some hair-raising details of language Trump has used on phone calls with foreign leaders – tells us nothing new.

There is no reason to expect Trump speaking differently to foreign leaders than the way we hear him speak almost daily.

He's a crude, brutal man. Surely, the crudest ever to hold his office.

And I think he has few important facts at his command to impart to anyone. We’ve yet to see him at a podium and getting his facts straight about almost anything, from coronavirus to Syria.

Indeed, I believe Trump often says things from his own fantasies and presents them as facts, believing them himself, a pattern which is certainly part of a mental disorder. So why would that be any different with foreign leaders?

But I am suspicious of Bernstein’s piece, very suspicious, and what makes me suspicious is his treatment of Putin and Trump’s supposed interaction with him.

The words give off the distinct odor of propaganda.

It is yet one more effort to tie Trump to Putin in a way Americans would regard unfavorably.

It is one more effort at what the Democratic Party has tried so hard to do for four years, even abusing major government agencies in the efforts of the Obama administration.

And sadly, it is one more effort to stoke hatred of Russia in America. Bernstein even repeats some demeaning words describing Russia, something which isn’t necessary to the piece and isn’t reporting at all. It’s planting nasty whispers and suggestions for readers. That’s what propaganda does.

We’ve had a number of highly-connected individuals, including past and present military leaders and a former National Security Advisor, coming out in public against Trump on various matters recently. Not that he doesn’t deserve it, but where were they for the last four years of horrible and embarrassing government?

We just had that planted story in the New York Times and the Washington Post about Russians paying Taliban bounties to shoot Americans – the clearest nonsense from the same security service creative department that gave us Iraqi soldiers ripping babies from respirators in Kuwait, an updated rehash of Germans bayoneting babies in WW I.

Even Joe Biden has picked up the phony theme in campaign accusations against Trump. It’s a two-for-one story, featuring blame for Trump not doing anything and hatred for Russia. The shabbiness of Biden in picking this up – shabby because, as connected as he is, he has to know the truth – just reemphasizes the fact that even if the world sees the last of Trump in November, it will have gained nothing with Biden except a lower-volume setting on the stream of crap from Washington.

Now we have Bernstein, a highly political and connected journalist – indeed, perhaps more a political operative than a journalist, going back to the days of Watergate, which many thoughtful people believe was a subtle CIA operation to dump Nixon – writing this lengthy piece, which involved high-level blabbing to him.

I, of course, don’t give a damn about Trump and what they manage to do to him – and they are very much trying to do something to him in a coordinated effort – but it is disturbing that they are again stoking hatred for Russia. Hatred that never stops, just as the dishonest and illegal sanctions piled against Russia never stop.

Just as is the case with China or Syria or Iran or Venezuela or Cuba. Once America’s establishment has decided it doesn’t like you, because you do not dance to its tune, dirty tricks and name-calling become elevated to diplomacy. Too bad the State Department will lose Mike Pompeo if Trump departs. It has never had a more able man with dirt and name-calling. He’s just a natural with his rotund fundamentalist-preacher style.

America is simply a lunatic asylum anymore. Corruption and power breed derangement, and on all sides.

 

NOTE

The very morning this article appeared on CNN, I saw excerpts or references to it on news sites from several other countries. Just classic CIA style.

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