Russia did it loons

I have just (thanks to Tucker Carlson) become aware of David Ciciline, a depressing experience. Mr Ciciline is a member of the House of Representatives. He is the Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee. He has a doctoral degree in Law. In other words, he is an educated and influential person. He is also a complete loon.

 

Mr Ciciline believes that Russia hacked the US presidential election. This is a delusion that is apparently widely held in America. However, his foolishiness extends well beyond this nonsense. He believes that RT engaged in propaganda, disinformation and fake news against Hillary Clinton. Yet, one can easily tell from his answers to Tucker Carlson that Mr Ciciline knows nothing about RT (other than it is Russian) and its programming.

 

Of course, Mr Ciciline is not alone. Indeed, Mr Carlson seems happy to provide these delusional loons with every opportunity to demonstrate the poverty of their thinking. The other day, Carlson interviewed a retired colonel, Ralph Peters, who was so bereft of evidence and reason that he called Carlson a Nazi sympathizer for having the audacity to suggest that America and Russia should work together to defeat the jihadists.

 

More of this delusional thinking was exposed in a subsequent interview with Max Boot. Mr Boot is an academic and a foreign policy expert, so one might expect him to know something. Well, one would be disappointed. Mr Boot had no coherent, evidenced, reasoned argument. All he has is emotive rhetoric and logical fallacies.

 

This is the level the "Russia, Russia, Russia" delusion has reduced American political discourse to. And this was inevitable given the fact that it is completely without any evidential basis. The lack of facts inevitably results in the "debate" being about which side one is on, and, in that context, taking a side is inevitably construed as a moral (or immoral) position. Hence, Mr Boot, Colonel Peters, Congressman Ciciline all inevitably attack Tucker Carlson personally, rather than present a reasoned argument.

 

Russia-gate has turned sensible, educated people into loons. This is not just a problem for domestic American politics. It is a problem for the whole world. The loons in America are pushing the world's two great nuclear powers into conflict: a conflict that could end in a nuclear war. This outcome does not even require anyone desire a war. A mere constant ratcheting up of tensions could easily result in a situation where any mistake could light a fuse that would be inextinguishable. Indeed, it might not even be a mistake. In the context of such heated rhetoric, it is perfectly possible that a false flag operation by a third party would be sufficient. The world is now closer than ever to nuclear annihiliation. And all because some Americans cannot accept that Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election.

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Comments (7)

  1. GovMisdirection

    Following the progression of your blog I expected you to report that the New York Times was going to declare war on Russia.

    July 14, 2017
    1. stevehayes13

      I am sure the birds known as loons are far more sensible than the likes of Mr Ciciline.

      July 14, 2017
  2. factual

    Democrats are nothing but a bunch of spoiled brats throwing a temper tantrum because they didn’t get what they demanded. Phony self righteous hypocrites who engage in the very activities they accuse other of engaging in. Hell if a democratic voter is so easily swayed by something Russia or anyone else put on a computer they shouldn’t be allowed to vote in the first place. Trump is right, there were thousands of illegal voters in the democratic camp, we all know that. That kind of voter fraud is ok if the democrats were involved.

    July 14, 2017
    1. jaageet

      What do you think an American, who is a man of action like you, should do in the face of all this stupid shit messing up our country?

      July 14, 2017
  3. RRoe

    I trust the CIA has evidence of Russian hacking and they have good reasons for not making it public.

    July 16, 2017
    1. stevehayes13

      Doubtless you trusted the CIA about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq?

      If Russia had hacked the DNC and Podesta, the NSA (not the CIA) would know, would have evidence, and would be able to present the evidence without any security risk. However, the NSA does not know and does not have evidence. And there is a reason for this – Russia did not hack the DNC. Indeed, the DNC wasn’t hacked (the only basis for the allegation is the DNC, which denied the FBI access). WikiLeaks received the documents from an insider, as former British ambassador, Craig Murray has repeatedly stated (indeed, the FBI admitted as much), who was doubtless disgusted by the way the DNC sabotaged Bernie Sanders.

      July 17, 2017
    2. stevehayes13

      Your trust in the CIA is not shared by veterans of the US intelligence agencies. Here’s their Memorandum to the President on why the Russia hacked the election is false:

      https://consortiumnews.com/2017/07/24/intel-vets-challenge-russia-hack-evidence/

      July 25, 2017