…by Jonas E. Alexis
Go back to 2012 for a moment, when Mitt Romney declared that “Russia, without question, [is] our number one geopolitical foe.” Romney didn’t politically last that long, did it? Romney was just part of the oligarchic rule, which always uses capitalism to destroy economic progress and true labor. As Matt Taibi put it then,
“Mitt Romney actually made his fortune: by borrowing vast sums of money that other people were forced to pay back… Mitt Romney is one of the greatest and most irresponsible debt creators of all time. In the past few decades, in fact, Romney has piled more debt onto more unsuspecting companies, written more gigantic checks that other people have to cover, than perhaps all but a handful of people on planet Earth.
“By making debt the centerpiece of his campaign, Romney was making a calculated bluff of historic dimensions – placing a massive all-in bet on the rank incompetence of the American press corps. The result has been a brilliant comedy:
“A man makes a $250 million fortune loading up companies with debt and then extracting million-dollar fees from those same companies, in exchange for the generous service of telling them who needs to be fired in order to finance the debt payments he saddled them with in the first place.
“That same man then runs for president riding an image of children roasting on flames of debt, choosing as his running mate perhaps the only politician in America more pompous and self-righteous on the subject of the evils of borrowed money than the candidate himself.”
In any event, Romney was a con man. He was calling Russia America’s number one foe, but Romney was deceptively killing the American economy. There is more. When thousands upon thousands of Floridians were losing their mortgages, Romney and his wife were making millions of dollars out of that disaster.
Romney was a Goldman Sachs puppet throughout much of his political career, and Goldman Sachs has a history of sucking the blood out of their customers. We are all better off because Romney didn’t get too far politically.
Then we have witnessed the rise of Victoria Nuland, the woman who aspired to “fu$k the E.U.” Nuland used at least $5 billion in the Ukraine to spread what she called “democracy promotion.” As one writer put it then,
“Imagine if a top-ranking official in the Russian Foreign Ministry were to boast of a $ 5 billion Russian investment in undermining the Mexican or Canadian government, with an aim towards incorporating one of those countries into an expanding military alliance. John McCain and Fox News would be demanding the immediate nuking of Moscow.”
Well, despite the fact that Nuland ended up conniving with neo-Nazis in the Ukraine, she is now obsolete.
Finally we had John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and Joe Lieberman, the three terrorist amigos. One can say that all these people have used their political careers to demonize Russia. Right after the Crimea debacle, Lieberman wrote an article in the New York Daily News saying that “America must answer Putin now.”
Once again, Lieberman has been politically toothless. And John McCain and Lindsey Graham are moving toward that direction. Who is responsible for all of that?
You can say that Vladimir Putin has largely put those people to shame. In fact, Putin once called McCain “nuts.” These Neocons have deliberately chosen to ignore or dismiss the moral and political order and have substituted essentially diabolical operations. As flaming Neocon John Bolton put it:
“It is a big mistake for us to grant any validity to international law…because over the long term, the goal of those who think that it really means anything are those who want to constrict the United States.”
Bolton cannot abide by international law because he wouldn’t be able to vomit perpetual wars in the Middle East anymore. Keep in mind that it was Bolton who wrote in the New York Times that America needs to “Bomb Iran.” It seems that Bolton’s days have already been numbered. Let us hope that Trump will not resurrect this “bomb Iran” song.
 “Romney: Russia is our number one geopolitical foe,” CNN, March 26, 2012.
 Matt Taibi, “Greed and Debt: The True Story of Mitt Romney and Bain Capital,” Rolling Stone, August 29, 2012.
 Greg Smith, “Why I Am Leaving Goldman Sachs,” NY Times, March 14, 2012.
 “US invested $5 billion in ‘democracy promotion’ in Ukraine – Nuland,” Sputnik News, April 22, 2014.
 Gary Leupp, “Ukraine: The Truth,” Counterpunch, April 14, 2015.
 Joseph I. Lieberman, “America must answer Putin now,” NY Daily News, February 11, 2015.
 Alex Spillius, “Vladimir Putin calls John McCain ‘nuts’ in outspoken attack,” Telegraph, December 15, 2011.
 Quoted in Jon Basil Utley, “Trump and the Neoconservatives,” American Conservatives, November 13, 2016.
 John Bolton, “To Stop Iran’s Bomb, Bomb Iran,” NY Times, March 26, 2015.