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The 'Trump Dossier,' or How Russia Helped America Break Itself
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arthur wouk
2017-06-19 05:27:11 UTC
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The 'Trump Dossier,' or How Russia Helped America Break Itself

Getting Trump elected was not Putin's goal. The Kremlin just
wanted to sow discord and delegitimize the United States'
democratic institutions. Mission accomplished?

By Mark Galeotti

June 13, 2017 '¢ 10:00 PM

There can be little doubt that Russia actively seeks to undermine
the legitimacy of the American government, its capacity to act,
its unity of purpose. There can be a great deal of legitimate
doubt as to quite how far the Russian state and its agents
expected or tried to go when the Kremlin made the decision to
interfere in the 2016 U.S. elections. There can be considerable
suspicion that the process has acquired a momentum all its own,
and that America is tearing itself apart with little need of
Russian help....
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rumpelstiltskin
2017-06-19 12:56:19 UTC
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The 'Trump Dossier,' or How Russia Helped America Break Itself
Getting Trump elected was not Putin's goal. The Kremlin just
wanted to sow discord and delegitimize the United States'
democratic institutions. Mission accomplished?
By Mark Galeotti
June 13, 2017 '¢ 10:00 PM
There can be little doubt that Russia actively seeks to undermine
the legitimacy of the American government, its capacity to act,
its unity of purpose. There can be a great deal of legitimate
doubt as to quite how far the Russian state and its agents
expected or tried to go when the Kremlin made the decision to
interfere in the 2016 U.S. elections. There can be considerable
suspicion that the process has acquired a momentum all its own,
and that America is tearing itself apart with little need of
Russian help....
In counterpoint to that, the USA just shot down a Syrian
jet that was attacking murderous thugs who were "allies"
of the USA supposedly fighting ISIS, though such
murderous thugs are just as much enemies of "the people"
(whom Werner doesn't recognize as existing) as is ISIS
itself. They're often semi-secret allies of ISIS with more in
common with ISIS than they have in common with the USA.
The USA counts the murderous Saudi regime among its
"friends" too, so what would one expect. It's a snake pit
in that part of the world. "International diplomacy"
doesn't get much respect, and doesn't deserve to, IMO.
We don't stand for anything but money when we have
"friends" like that.

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