Haaretz Criticizes Russia, Supports US/Israeli Aggression
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman)
Among major powers, Russia is the leading proponent of peace and stability worldwide — its geopolitical agenda polar opposite how the US, NATO, Israel, and their imperial partners operate, an unprecedented global menace Haaretz and Western media support.
According to the Israeli broadsheet, Dems have little appetite for "Middle East entanglements and many of them have little love for Israel."
Fact: On issues of war and peace, corporate empowerment, serving privileged interests exclusively, neoliberal harshness for ordinary Americans, and cracking down hard on resisters, there's not a dime's worth of difference between both right wings of the US war party.
Fact: As for virtually anything involving Israel, nearly the entire Congress and executive branch support the Jewish state one-sidedly, uncaring about Palestinian rights. Rare exceptions prove the rule.
Haaretz: "The days of unconditional US defense aid may be numbered. In the future Israel will have to give something back."
Haaretz has things backwards for the near and longer-term. The power of the Jewish lobby in the US and West assures continued support for the worst of Israeli high crimes. The Jewish state partners with the US and NATO in waging them.
Haaretz claiming "Putin is the new king of the Middle East" greatly exaggerates Russia's regional influence, gaining on the West, way short of surpassing it so far.
Saying he has "economic goals" is true of all nations. Russia pursues its geopolitical aims without attacking or exploiting other nations and their people — seeking peace, stability, mutual cooperation with other countries, and multi-world polarity.
Washington's agenda is polar opposite, the same true for NATO and Israel — at war with other nations while exploiting their own ordinary people for maximum wealth and power.
Haaretz repeated the Big Lie that won't die about Russian US election meddling no credible evidence proved happened because none exists, adding:
"Moscow operates hacker teams specializing in political interference in ways that leave no trace of official involvement."
Like Western media, accusations against Russia by Haaretz include no evidence proving them, showing they're groundless.
The broadsheet quoted an unnamed Israeli official claiming with no corroborating evidence that Russia "engage(s) in political subversion all over the world. They see it as legitimate and Israel is no exception," adding:
"Like the Chinese, the Russians want to show that the democratic system doesn't work anywhere. They prefer to deal with leaders and hierarchical systems without institutions that balance and restrain power."
"So they challenge democratic structures everywhere, interfere in elections and create economic pressure via investments by oligarchs that serve the Kremlin."
Fact: Russian democracy is real, polar opposite US-led Western and Israeli fantasy versions.
Fact: Israel spies on allies and adversaries alike, notably the US. Washington's Government Accountability Office (GAO) earlier accused Israel of "conduct(ing) the most aggressive espionage operation against the United States of any US ally."
The Pentagon accused Israel of "actively engag(ing) in military and industrial espionage in the United States."
An unnamed US official once said "(i)t is one thing for the US and Israel to spy on each other."
"It is another thing for Israel to steal (its) secrets and play them back to (congressional) legislators to undermine US diplomacy."
I've stressed that the nuclear armed and dangerous Jewish state is run by fascist extremists, Zionist ideologues, and religious fundamentalists — representing an unprecedented regional menace along with Washington's pernicious presence.
No "challenge from Russia" to Israel exists, no "Russian sheriff in town," no Kremlin threat to any countries.
Polar opposite is true. Moscow seeks cooperative relations with other nations, not confrontation or exploitive designs.
Haaretz a broadsheet producing credible reports at times on some issues, usually domestic ones — spoiled by the above rubbish appearing much too often.
As for all things geopolitical, the broadsheet supports US, NATO, and Israeli aggression.
It pretends the Jewish state faces cross-border threats — despite none since the October 1973 Yom Kippur war.
It's militantly hostile to Iran, Syria, Lebanon's Hezbollah, Hamas, and other Palestinian liberation organizations — nonbelligerent states and groups threatening no one.
Except at times by noteworthy columnists, it hasn't come to terms with Israeli apartheid ruthlessness, its fantasy democracy, fascist rule, neoliberal harshness, and imperial aims.
All of the above pose a regional and global menace — second only to US-dominated NATO.
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