Russia Attacks U.S. Troops

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My humblest apologies for the click-bait headline, but I wanted you to feel like I felt when I heard this exact and false headline in the MSM this morning.. This, was the headline I was greeted with this morning on Sirius/XM POTUS. Their top of hour news at 8:00 a.m. ET led with this headline citing a Washington Post article titled Putin ally said to be in touch with Kremlin, Assad before his mercenaries attacked U.S. troops. More media deception is afoot.

The long-winded article from America's "newspaper or record" opens with the following. 

A Russian oligarch believed to control the Russian mercenaries who attacked U.S. troops and their allies in Syria this month was in close touch with Kremlin and ­Syrian officials in the days and weeks before and after the assault, according to U.S. intelligence reports.

The picture being painted is that Russian Oligarch Yevgeniy Prigozhin, who was recently tied to indictments in Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, was given a Kremlin green light to attack US forces in Syria.  He "controls" a mercenary force of "ultranationalist" Russians and former Russian military forces who work for a company called Wagner. Wagner appears to be a kind of Russian Blackwater (which has changed its name several times and now goes by Academi). 

According to the Post, Prigozhin has the proverbial "close ties" to Russian President Vladamir Putin. He reportedly told "a Syrian official" that he had "secured permission" for attack from "a Russian Minister."

Intercepted, but classified, communications are claimed to demonstrate increased communication between Prigozhin and "The Kremlin" in the days and weeks leading up to the February 7-8 attack. On that night, 300-500 "pro-(Syrian) regime" forces attacked a joint base of "US troops and their Syrian allies" near a strategic oil field. The attack was eventually repelled without US casualties, but 100 of the attackers' dead were left behind.

The Russian government has "strenuously denied" involvement. Secretary of Defense James Mattis has called the incident "perplexing" and indicated it was still under investigation and that identities of the attackers have not been determined. (Comment. If there were 100 dead left behind, it seems pretty likely the identities or make up of the attacking force could be ascertained).

Here we have another infuriatingly inexact article quoting unknown sources about unverified events, but you and I as readers are supposed to draw a very simple conclusion. The same colluders (especially Colluder-in-Chief Putin) who "meddled" in US elections are now attacking US troops in Syria. This even though there is no official confirmation that Russian nationals were involved in the attack (a fact that should be obvious from 100 dead).

As is typical with mainstream media reporting these days, there is a merging of terms. Even if Russian nationals were involved, that's quite different than Russia being involved. We don't hold Great Britain responsible for British nationals fighting with ISIS. Why the double standard?

This, as I pointed out in another recent 6SM article, is the mainstream media and anonymous intelligence sources trying to pin an attack against American troops on Russia. Their goal, as outlined in that article, is  to escalate the situation in the minds of Americans. Then, because the Washington Post is such a respected news outlet among the rest of the MSM, dozens of parrot news organizations repeat this charge without any context.

Let's not forget The Washington Post is owned by Jeff Bezos, also the founder and CEO of Amazon. It's clear the CIA has a goal of a new Cold War with Russia. To have that, they must sell it through the process of repetition and intensification of Russia as the enemy.

So tied to the CIA are Bezos, Amazon, and The Post at this point, that there should be some kind of a disclaimer at the top of every article in that paper. In 2013, Amazon won a $600 million contract for Cloud services with the CIA. It was the first time Amazon was profitable. The same year Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post for $250 million dollars.

It's a fair question, when you're reading an article like this one, to wonder if the CIA's ardent desire for a self-justifying new Cold War can really be divorced from the reporting of the Washington Post? It's even more legitimate when the report is based on anonymous sources, shaky linkages, and no clear statement from the Pentagon about what happened.

To be fair and to cover the other side, I think there is increasing evidence that Russia may have given up trying to cooperate with the Wes and is as eager as some in the US media for that new Cold War. The facts could prove Russian involvement.

My point is we ought to be DAMN sure the Russian government was involved in something like an attack on US forces before the Washington Post prints a story insinuating they are and the other parrot new organizations run headlines like the one at the top of this article. That seed is planted and it cannot be undone. Those planting it are WELL aware of that.

The US, Russia, and the world DO NOT need a new Cold War. Period. Full stop. The only way, it seems, this can be avoided is for us to look at reports like this one with a VERY critical eye.

Ray Davis
for 6 Sense Media