Russia Wants to Work with Trump Despite CIA-MI6 Sabotage Efforts

In the twentieth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Izvestia, Parlamentskaya Gazeta, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, and Komsomolskaya Pravda. He discusses the interviews given by the Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov and the ranking Russian parliamentarian Aleksey Pushkov, the current Ukrainian blockade in the Donbas, the CIA’s warning to its potential Russian informants, and the Russian prankers’ making fun of the U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters.

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Show Notes

Izvestia – February 10, 2017

Parliamentskaya Gazeta – February 10, 2017

Nezavisimaya Gazeta – February 13, 2017

Nezavisimaya Gazeta – February 14, 2017

Komsomolskaya Pravda – February 14, 2017

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  1. The title assumes there would indeed be something to work with. The following is the evidence I’m aware of that points in that direction:

    1. One or more remarks by Trump that he’d like to get along with Russia.
    2. Seymour Hersh reporting in “Military to Military” that US military were more or less covertly feeding information to Russian military about Syria, bypassing the Obama-Clinton admin. That same 2016-01-07 article mentions Michael Flynn.
    3. Trump appoints Michael Flynn who for reasons possibly having to do with point 2 had been invited to RT’s 2015-12-10 10-year anniversary gala in Moscow. (Flynn who on the one hand presided over the DIA in 2012 when it wrote the memo stating that the West at the time desired a new sunni state between Syria and Iran, and to his credit gave an interview about it, but then spinned it, blaming the Obama/Clinton for letting ISIS happen even if he warned them.

    There is an indication that Trump is not serious about a detente with Russia:
    Trump and Flynn are (were) both hammering on targeting Iran, following a multi-administration playbook that Cartalucci recognized as having been written by the Brookings institute in 2009, see “US Betrays Iran Deal as Predicted – Edges Closer to War”. Brooking’s title “Which Path to Persia?” leaves little doubt about what the goal of the playbook’s game is. How is war with Iran compatible with getting along with the Russians? If the Russians are willing to defend Syria together with Iran, wouldn’t they be more than upset if the US would attack Iran?

    Engdahl considers Trump’s flirtation towards Russia to be an “Incredible Deception”:

    Filip what is your opinion about Engdahl’s hypothesis?

  2. I think members of the intelligence agenices are suffering from vitamin D deficiency. Politicians suffer from ‘the world in my image’ dysphoria.

    Russia will work with anyone willing to discuss ‘let’s NOT WWIII’.

    Trump is fast finding out the fun fact that you can’t run a country the way you run a business empire. There are annoying things like the Constitution, voters, Congress, Senate, alphabet agencies, politics, flawed foreign national leaders, bureaucracy.

    It would be the irony of the century if slippery ethics Trump succeeded where the astute Kennedys failed. I’m not betting my house on that plot twist.

    As for the Russophobia hysteria – it’s as mentally stunted now as it was in the 1950s. Even IF it were true Putin had a thick file of rule the world plots in his bottom drawer, demonizing your president, installing a surveillance state and broadcasting evidence-less accusations far and wide will 1) not help your credibility and 2) certainly do more harm to your own country than anyone else’s.

    Maybe they’re too arrogant to care about 1) and/or maybe 2) is intentional.

    Thanks to the prolific Dr Philip for his intermissions to the Dr Strangelove movie we’re all living in.

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