BEN SCHRECKINGER’s Politico Attack On Veterans Today- Comment From Katherine Frisk


by Katherine Frisk

Anyone who knows me and who has followed my work on Veterans Today cannot accuse me, by a long shot, of being biased towards the news site, its editor’s or its writers. 

It is a well-known fact that I have had bum fights with most of them at one time or another, and our views do not always co-inside… Duff, Dean, Alexis and I have had some humdingers. So I feel myself well qualified and unbiased enough to comment on Mr. Ben Schreckinger’s op-ed

How Russia Targets the U.S. Military. With hacks, pro-Putin trolls and fake news, the Kremlin is ratcheting up its efforts to turn American servicemembers and veterans into a fifth column.”

Whether you are  Veterans Today fan or not, anyone who has been following the events in Syria and Ukraine in the last six years would find Ben’s views laughable and pure propaganda. He and his ilk are obviously scratching around for someone else to blame for the reality on the ground and anyone who does report the truth of what has and is happening in both these countries is immediately targeted as being part of the”fifth column” and a Russian spy! Seriously Ben, you have made yourself a laughing-stock here….

Questions Mr. Schreckinger: When last did you take the time to interview Syrians in Damascus and Aleppo? When last did you interview Russian speakers in Odessa and Donetsk? Or do you just copy and paste from CNN and then add your own special touches to it? Because it would certainly seem that way. Or perhaps you are reading off a CIA script?

Ben has, as is predictable, kept the “Assad is gassing his own people” narrative going and even more remarkable, ignores the fascist Nazi Bandera group in Kiev. The facts on the ground regarding both are unknown to him. He even goes so far as to bring up the Crimea issue again ignoring that they had a referendum where over 90% of the population voted in an internationally observed referendum ( strange concepts in the European Union, ask Greece,  and the run off between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, ask Seth Rich,) by a clear margin to return to Russia after a brief period of being annexed to Ukraine during the Soviet Union. The same can be said of Assad who was also voted in by an internationally observed vote count.

Many of us who have taken the time and the trouble to investigate the truth in both countries are not intelligence agents, spies for Russia or Putin worshipers. Many of us are ordinary people who became so disgusted by the propaganda and the lies coming of western media that we felt compelled to at least attempt to do something about it in the face of all the suffering that the Syrian people and the people in Eastern Ukraine had been and are still going through.

Because nobody was speaking for them, nobody was telling the truth and nobody was doing real investigative reporting. 

Serena Shim

Those who do attempt to do so are often either assassinated or have their lives threatened. One of whom was Serena Shim. But I guess Ben does not know about her either. How much does he know about the Odessa massacre? The grad rocket shelling in Donbass? The over one million people from eastern Ukraine who fled to Russia for safety in 2014, losing their homes, their possessions, their livelihoods and often friends and family who were killed?

How much does he knows about Islamic State terrorists funded, armed, trained and supported by Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, Israel, Turkey, Germany, France, UK and the USA? Does Ben have any idea about the suffering that people from these countries have caused the Syrian population?

Anything that Assad or his government has been accused of pales by comparison, and that is an understatement.

You do not have to be a Russian spy, intelligence agent, Putin worshiper or Internet paid troll to find out the truth. In fact you do not even have to read Veterans Today, RT or even Neo for that matter.

The facts sir, are there should you care to be a journalist! 


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  1. Reality is How the US military targets Russia not the other way around… in an attempt to throw their own ugly reflection as the world now sees them….Politico wont touch truth with a ten foot pole because truth condemns them and they work for the swamp… case Politico missed it we now have 25 years to see their created threat materialise and morph, from a Green Peril moving to a Red Peril….same shit different bucket all here, Politico wouldnt touch it with a ten foot pole because they service the swamp…… Cato Institute Policy Analysis No. 177:
    The “Green Peril”: Creating the Islamic Fundamentalist Threat August 27, 1992 Leon T. Hadar …… LIVING BREATHING PROOF

  2. It looks like it’s just a matter of time before Politico comes up with a comprehensive list of Russian trolls, based on their articles or comments. Just in case if they missed, here are a few quotes of someone who’d fully qualify to be on the top of that list if he lived now: “We have the best government that money can buy”, “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect”, “It’s no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense”, “Loyalty to the Nation all the time, loyalty to the Government when it deserves it”, “All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure”,… Obviously this man was also a fierce anti-globalist, giving a damn about climate change when he said: “The coldest winter I ever saw was the summer I spent in San Francisco”.

  3. well…. USA Govnt. really went crazy about Russiafobia. The Master of “Democracy” has turned into a filthy, cheap and funny scarecrow with whom we all laugh. It’s a great shame for the rulers of the USA. To become all-world clowns, who spoiled image of a superpower – nice payback for USSR disintegration. Handmade.

  4. Thanks for another great article. All the Russia hysteria and propaganda on CNN, MSNBC etc is unbearable- most Americans have no clue what’s going on.
    I’m glad Oliver Stone got to air his Putin interviews, let’s see how “controversial that becomes…

  5. the op is out. alt news with many followers have been targeted , the narrative is crumbling along with confidence in govt, voting, war, etc..,. and they will spend hundreds of millions to try to turn it around.
    next will be more personal, but it will fail , the belly of the whale is June 26 – 28, watch the 24 and 25 then the outcome on the 29

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