Philip Giraldi, The Unz Review, 5 June 2018
Neocons resurrect tribal memories to fan the flames
Having just returned from a trip to Russia, I am pleased to report that the Russian people and the officialdom that I encountered displayed none of the vitriol towards Americans that I half expected as a response to the vilifying of Moscow and all its works that pervades the U.S. media and Establishment. To be sure, many Russians I spoke with were quick to criticize the Trump Administration for its hot and cold performance vis-à-vis the bilateral ties to Moscow while also expressing mystification over why the relationship had gone south so quickly, but this anger over foreign policy did not necessarily translate into contempt for the American people and way of life that characterized the Soviet period. At least not yet.
Giraldi gets it: “founding fathers of neoconism were Jewish “intellectuals” They have always been faux conservatives, embracing aggressive [pro-Israel] foreign policy while also privately endorsing the standard Jewish liberal line on social issues. “https://t.co/j0C27vKs2O
— Kevin MacDonald (@TOOEdit) June 5, 2018
Somewhat to my surprise, ordinary Russians were also quick to openly criticize President Vladimir Putin for his autocratic tendencies and his willingness to continue to tolerate corruption, but everyone I spoke to also conceded that he had generally acted constructively and had greatly improved life for ordinary people. Putin remains wildly…