…by Jonas E. Alexis
“Assumptions are taken by so many people, including ‘thinking people,’ that neither those assumptions nor their corollaries are generally confronted with demands for empirical evidence. Indeed, empirical evidence itself may be viewed as suspect, insofar as it is inconsistent with the [prevailing vision].”—Thomas Sowell
If you have been paying attention to the allegation that Russia hacked the DNC, then you may need to start grabbing your munchies because you are probably going to be stunned.
There is a “new” evidence coming out of Washington which proves beyond any shadow of a scientific doubt that Russia hacked the DNC. According to the Washington Post, the evidence is quite clear:
“Senior officials in the Russian government celebrated Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton as a geopolitical win for Moscow, according to U.S. officials who said that American intelligence agencies intercepted communications in the aftermath of the election in which Russian officials congratulated themselves on the outcome.”
Ladies and gentlemen, we are not talking about people who have been in mental institutions for decades. We are talking about U.S. officials, people who are supposed to be some of the brightest in the nation. Russian officials were happy that Trump won, and the logical deduction from that fact is that Russia hacked the DNC! One unnamed U.S. official declared:
“The Russians felt pretty good about what happened on Nov. 8 and they also felt pretty good about what they did.”
The logical conclusion, then, is pretty simple: “only Russia’s senior-most officials could have authorized these activities.”
Where do they get these people? Do these people mean to tell us that they have never taken a single logic class in college? Or could it be that these people are so blind that they cannot see that their own ideology is inexorably sending them to their political doom? As John McAfee has recently pointed out,
“The whole ‘Russian hacking’ narrative is either ‘propaganda intended to incite the American people, to anger toward Russia for some reason, or our intelligence community is so ignorant and naïve that they should all be replaced.’”
Perhaps Putin is right, these people don’t “know how to lose with dignity.” U.S. officials are known for making extraordinary claims with little or no evidence and leaving the inquiring mind in suspense. They are known for accusing countries of barbarity and espionage while they themselves have been perpetuating barbarity and espionage all over the world for over half a century.
It has been reported that the U.S. dropped at least 26,171 bombs in Syria and Iraq last year alone. “Nearly the same amount of bombs were dropped in Syria (12,192) and Iraq (12,095) last year… In 2016, 14 bombs were dropped in Somalia, which has faced decades of instability, and three were dropped in Pakistan.”
Of course, dropping bombs in those countries was all good and legitimate because we are fighting terrorism, despite the fact that this so-called war on terror has cost America trillions upon trillions of dollars. How much has the war on terror cost? Consider this:
2002 – $16.9 billion
2003 – $72.5 billion
2004 – $91.1 billion
2005 – $78.8 billion
2006 – $124 billion
2007 – $169.4 billion
2008 – $186.9 billion
2009 – $153.1 billion
2010 – $163.4 billion
2011 – $159.5 billion
2012 – $126.6 billion
2013 – $93.1 billion
2014 – $91.9 billion
2015 – $74.7 billion
2016 – $73.7 billion
2017 – $73.7 billion
In 2015, it was estimated that the war on terror had already cost $1.7 trillion. New World Order agents, of course, have to scare the average American to death about terrorism, otherwise they will not be able to get tax dollars. As former CIA officer Philip Giraldi pointed out in 2015,
“’the threat of terrorism’ is deliberately exaggerated and even nurtured by governments to justify tax increases and military spending while also permitting behavior by the country’s executive free of the usual legal and constitutional restraints.
“Interestingly, the State Department report, perhaps inadvertently, provides ample evidence that the global terrorist threat is not particularly global, and in most cases hardly amounts to a threat…
“Even the labeling of Iran as ‘aiding terrorism’ is a bit of a fudge that raises some questions regarding how plausibly defensive behavior by various governments is categorized.”
Perhaps it is time to reexamine our so-called war on terror. Perhaps it is time to suspend our unconditional relationship with the country (we all know the name of that country by now) that has been placing America on the path of destruction for the past twenty years or so. Perhaps it is high time to say that Palestinians also have the right to exist.
 Adam Entous and Greg Miller, “U.S. intercepts capture senior Russian officials celebrating Trump win,” Washington Post, January 5, 2016.
 Quoted in David Filipov, “Putin to Democratic Party: You lost, get over it,” Washington Post, December 23, 2016.
 Teresa Welsh, “US drops more bombs in Obama’s final year of office than in 2015,” McClatchy Newspapers, January 5, 2017.
 Niall McCarthy, “The War On Terror Has Cost Taxpayers $1.7 Trillion,” Forbes, February 3, 2015.
 Philip Giraldi, “The True Cost of the War on Terror,” American Conservative, July 2, 2015.
Jonas E. Alexis has degrees in mathematics and philosophy. He studied education at the graduate level. His main interests include U.S. foreign policy, the history of the Israel/Palestine conflict, and the history of ideas. He is the author of the new book, Kevin MacDonald’s Metaphysical Failure: A Philosophical, Historical, and Moral Critique of Evolutionary Psychology, Sociobiology, and Identity Politics. He teaches mathematics in South Korea.