Alexei A. Navalny & the Ongoing Pejorative Presentation of Russia: Is he a Russian dissident or is this Another Snow Job?
With special guest, editor, and investigative journalist Jeremy Kuzmarov.
In 2015 Russia enacted laws requiring NGOs financed by outside nations and are seeking to influence the internal politics of Russia to register as ‘foreign agents. This included the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) which outraged US government and NED officials. Investigative journalist Robert Parry accurately described the NED as “a U.S. government-funded organization created in 1983 to do what the Central Intelligence Agency previously had done in financing organizations inside target countries to advance U.S. policy interests and, if needed, help in ‘regime change’.” The US government was outraged despite Russia essentially mimicking the same law, The Foreign Agent Registration Act, that we passed in our own country in 1938.
In 1991, the Washington Post essentially validated what Parry was claiming regarding the purposes of the NED, as it quoted one of the founders of the NED Allen Weinstein as saying “a lot of what we do today was done covertly 25 years ago by the CIA.”
Tonight, we are joined by the managing editor of Covert Magazine as we examine the covert manner and outcome in which the American public has been conditioned informationally to be receptive to anti-Russian disposition. Our focus is on the alleged poisoning of Alexei Navalny and the rush to judgment that the Russians did it. We review the evidence to date as well as in light of the recent 21st century multiple scenarios in which the US government and the US media has repeatedly come up empty after making claims of certainty that Russia or another US ‘adversary’ had committed egregious acts. We review our guest, Jeremy Kuzmarov’s recent article Russian Opposition Leader Alexey Navalny a Key Prop in a Psychological Warfare Operation Designed to Bring Down Vladimir Putin?
We provide a much fuller and more fully documented and therefore healthier contextual information base to our listeners. It is called investigative journalism rather than ‘promoting a narrative’. in order that our listeners can make a more well-informed estimation regarding what to believe. Who benefits? Who has a higher motive? What is the evidence that is brought forth? Is due process honored or discarded? Where does the preponderance of circumstantial evidence point? Learning how to not be played….Again, and again! Don’t be Late.
Siempre fieles, Pgatos 3/22/2021