Politico does a hit piece on VT – sort of

How Russia Targets the U.S. Military by Ben Schreckinger, Politico.com

With hacks, pro-Putin trolls and fake news, the Kremlin is ratcheting up its efforts to turn American service members and veterans into a fifth column.

– First Published … June 13, 2017 –

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By Jim Dean

Yes, the title was more ridiculous than we expected. I thought Politico had editors, but I guess there are tight budgets all around. Please forgive the absence of my usual editor’s note for a piece like this, but I did not want to spoil your own first impressions. You will understand when you reach the end. Let us know what you think in the comments.

We are, of course, quite used to being sniped at, but this is really a hoot, especially for VT readers.

Gordon and I had a double header of interviews today with RT on this “investigative reporting” à la Politico. We will be following up with more as we have time. There is a lot to juggle now with so much going on, and Gordon and I on the road.

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14 Responses to "Politico does a hit piece on VT – sort of"

  1. Amelius  June 14, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    When shills like this attack you, it means you’re doing something right. They are just petrified that the emperor has no clothes. It’s never a good idea to throw rocks while living in a glass house. Their propaganda is having less and less effect, because the only way you can defend a lie, is with another lie. Eventually you’re caught in a circle of contradictions and the lies crumble to dust under the weight of the truth. I would feel comfortable debating Schlockinger on all of his points of contention. Any writer at VT would destroy this fool if he had the nuggets to debate these issues.

    Politico mentions “Russia hacking the US elections” and then accuses VT of propagating conspiracy theories. HA! The suggestion that Russia hacked the US election is a conspiracy theory. F’n hypocrites, the lot of them. They’ve been propagating the same worn out conspiracy theory for months and still have not presented a shred of evidence to the public, because the evidence doesn’t exist.

  2. Kevin Barrett  June 14, 2017 at 10:23 am

    MSM says “Russia hacked the election for Trump, the Russian stooge.” So if VT were pro-Russia it would also be pro-Trump, right? Unfortunately for Schlockinger’s thesis, VT is harshly critical of Trump. Q: So how can VT argue that Russia’s positions in Ukraine and Syria are reasonable, while at the same time flaying Trump as a hideous buffoon? A: Because that’s the truth as we see it.

    Unlike Schlockinger, who is paid to write propaganda for his paymasters, we VT writers are “free” (in more ways than one) to call it like we see it.

  3. Dr. Abu-Bakr Susta  June 14, 2017 at 8:27 am

    BD: Politico contradicted itself, calling VT a “fringe site” while reporting that VT receives 900,000+ article reads per month — +/-120,000 article reads alone for VT’s article about the False Flag gas attack in Syria’s Idlib province, which some/many Washington decision makers know for sure was not done by Syria/Assad.

    Trump was angry enough at VT for publishing the truth about the False Flag gas attack that he ordered NSA McMaster to shut down VT, a task that McMaster delegated to the U.S. Army’s Fort Huachuca Cyber-War boys & girls (as per Congressional Intel Committee sources). They failed, and Trump was pissed about that too.

    Trump & Co. don’t want Congress & U.S. soldiers to know the truth about what’s happening. Otherwise, Trump’s bombing & invasion of Syria would have NO justification (which it does not).

  4. David Odell  June 14, 2017 at 6:29 am

    I am personally offended by the conduct of our military and it brings dishonor to all generations of my family who served going back to the revolution. Let’s not forget we are colonialist occupiers by way of genocide of the indigenous peoples of this country. I am appalled at how many police and active duty folks have not even heard of Standing Rock. Instead of spreading the disease of colonialism further, and making tons of enemies over pipelines, we should attend to the business of restoring integrity and honor to our protectors, who have been reduced to mindless pawns in Memorial Day parades and political opportunities for the disingenuous perpetrators of injustice and spreaders of lies even unto their own people. Russia is currently not on my radar as a concern. Not even close. Stop deflecting you heartless bastards !

  5. David Odell  June 14, 2017 at 6:15 am

    It was a good response to thank them for the publicity. I am a veteran and can only speak for myself, that our active duty force is extremely uneducated and full of bloodlust. Go check out the comments on youtube videos of explosions and US attacks. Check out military.com comments. Blind trust is the only type of trust still existing in our foreign affairs. There is nobody to blame but those who violated that trust repeatedly and without regard for human life. Protection of people and their rights is the only honorable service, and yet VT stands alone in it’s caring for all human life. Injustice does not have a place or a home or a country, it is a thing without borders. It is born in the minds of weak men, and the fire is fed by selfish motivations. The only honorable protectors are those who care about life without regard for selfish ambition. To awake and find that leaders cannot be trusted with this simple aspect, is disheartening and unacceptable. I spit on their shiny boots, because they are not honorable in the least. They bring this on themselves by gorging on bloodlust and territorial malfeasance without even asking , Why ?

  6. Cold Wind  June 14, 2017 at 2:51 am

    As for US “intelligence Services”, we have MI6 and Mossad posing as CIA/NSA etc. Ironically, most Americans continue to see Russia in a very positive light, understanding that if freedom has a future it depends on Russia succeeding against Empire and unipolarity.

  7. ayelyahbenjamin  June 14, 2017 at 2:28 am

    a Politico fizzer….they can’t even come close…not hardly….why even bother to respond, they are too far in the rear to make any difference now anyway….why bother to read it, I didnt

  8. Chris Paul  June 13, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    If Germany goes with Russia as Putin slyly suggested with his “Wedding Night” smirking metaphor and Merkel’s aghast reaction, then the Berlin Baghdad Railroad and the incorporation of Turky and Iran into the One Belt, One Road Project would surely come about. This makes sense for a Transportation Economist like myself from the point of view of Human Persons all over the World. The USA could be incorporated with Cross Bering Straight Links and huge water movements from the North to parched areas, but presently has not left a War Footing since 1942.

    The City Of London/New York/Whatever Axis, as a metaphor for the so-called “One Percent”, really the 0.0…001% seems to prefer to continue playing chess with the world and to retain the standard of control to which they have become accustomed. The Snake Pit – possibly developed over thousands of years. Elusive and entrenched – won’t relinquish Power to Democratic Forces any time soon, whilst Human People seem to be so unaware and the education system has been so dumbed down. That, combined with: Fake News, Propaganda and The World Ruled By The Prince Of Lies.

    • Cosmodrome  June 14, 2017 at 8:54 pm

      Yes. Wasn’t it 1933 that Roosevelt enacted the Emergency legislation that is still in force? Although some law experts argue that it is not being used, why do all the presidents not rescind it? It would seem like an important thing to do.

  9. Chris Paul  June 13, 2017 at 11:02 pm

    Russia and The Bilderbergers. M.Berger, I think, wrote in NEO about USA supporting Wahabbis and MI6/COL Muslim Brotherhood – with Turkey, Qatar and Iran.
    So much for the Fake News that USA/CIA fights ISIS and world wide Wahabbi Sponsored Terrorism. “The War Against Terror” as necessary Thesis in the current Hegelian Dialectic leading to WW3, Political Zionism v Islam. COL, AIPAC/USA, Israel and likely NATO v. Islam.
    Even more telling, is the whole of the 20c and up to the present has seen City of London obsession with Russia as the Key to The Heartland and the Mackinder Geo Strategy. If Russia goes with Turkey and Iran, Prince Andrew’s expressed wish to “win The Great game this time” would be on shaky ground. This explains the ongoing committment to drug production and bloodshed in Afghanstan.
    Remember Kipling: “three thousand pounds of education falls to a ten rupee Jizhal”. (Roughly quoted). Retreat form Kabul, Khyber Pass1842.

  10. Chris Paul  June 13, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    I have read enough of Gordon Duff and James Dean that I purchased a fine photographic wall picture of the young James Dean fo three dollars. He is in hayseed pose with denim half overalls and check shirt with his left arm hooked through the shoulder brace, looking improbably youthfully handsome. This is hanging beside my bed surrounde by religious ioconography on all sides and it regularly reminds me of the bromance that I have as an admirer of the Editors of Veterans Today. A real Bromance.
    This is a little suprising as my father did not like the “Sepos” (Septic Tanks – Yanks) and on one notable occasion, dad punched out the USAF Air Attache at a tennis court during WW2 after dad came back from the Islands and said Officer (not A Gentleman) had made the mistake of addressing 18 year old attractive Auntie Marie whilst clad in his underwear. Dad was Most Scientific Boxer in Wellington and met Gene Tunney in New Caledonia.
    Sepos are sepos, full of shit, but, “the finest Lotus grows out of the thickest mud”. Bright people can sift through the shit. Have to these days.

  11. Codoh  June 13, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    Thing is they are right about “russians” having infiltrated something, they just not right about the nature of it and what it actually is. I laugh at the Baltic ‘invasion” thing.

  12. davor  June 13, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    This is great news. If telling truth means attacking US soldiers minds then I and I believe many of us are up for it. US military is number one source of terrorism worldwide as it provides air, scout, training and cover for terrorist activities on ground. They are raw meat indeed, and before they say “I am not taking orders from you” they better look in the shitstorm ahead where its bribed officials with fake intelligence assessments are sending them into. Challenging the Anglo-Saxon narrative in my opinion is only obeying the pharisees but not acting the way they do. Otherwise anyone outside Five eyes club would not even bother to learn english let alone write political opinions in it. I thank mr.Engdahl’s heroic journalism that has brought me to this special site. Also I hope the Chinese are reading this as well before they get lectured like the Baltic group at NATO ideologists at Aspen Institute.

  13. Beydety  June 13, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    All those absurd accusations and not a smidgen of evidence. VT a fringe site? lol…

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