…by Jonas E. Alexis
US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert has just humiliated herself. No exaggeration here. She has jumped to the political platform and unequivocally declared:
“If Russia wants to improve relations, it needs to first acknowledge its responsibility for this attack and cease its recklessly aggressive behavior. Russia has long arms, Russia has lots of tentacles.”
One can certainly picture Vladimir Putin saying to Nauert, “Do you have any common sense?” That was exactly what Putin said to BBC journalist John Simpson, when the poor journalist was making one crazy statement after another.
What Nauert and other New World Order agents do not want to see is that you simply cannot accuse someone or even an entire nation of committing a crime without serious evidence. This is what these people should have learned in middle school! And if we hypothetically universalize the very principle that Nauert is articulating here, then the New World Order ideology is over precisely because Russia can accuse the United States of killing millions of lives both in the Middle East and even in America.
So we really have complete morons in the White House. To borrow Daniel J. Flynn’s phraseology, ideology makes people like Nauert fall for really stupid ideas.
Furthermore, it is really crazy to even imply that Russia has more tentacles than the United States or Israel. As Putin put it a while back, if the masters of the universe just publish a world map and mark all the U.S. military bases on it, then the argument is over. Once you do that, then Nauert would look like a bumbling idiot. Putin said:
“I invite you to publish the world map in your newspaper and to mark all the US military bases on it. You will see the difference.
“Sometimes I am asked about our airplanes flying somewhere far, over the Atlantic Ocean. Patrolling by strategic airplanes in remote regions was carried out only by the Soviet Union and the United States during the Cold War.
“In the early 1990s, we, the new, modern Russia, stopped these flights, but our American friends continued to fly along our borders. Why? Some years ago, we resumed these flights. And you want to say that we have been aggressive?
“American submarines are on permanent alert off the Norwegian coast; they are equipped with missiles that can reach Moscow in 17 minutes. But we dismantled all of our bases in Cuba a long time ago, even the non-strategic ones. And you would call us aggressive?
“As for us, we are not expanding anywhere; it is NATO infrastructure, including military infrastructure, that is moving towards our borders. Is this a manifestation of our aggression?
“Finally, the United States unilaterally withdrew from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, which was to a large extent the cornerstone of the entire international security system. Anti-missile systems, bases and radars are located in the European territory or in the sea, e.g. in the Mediterranean Sea, and in Alaska. We have said many times that this undermines international security. Do you think this is a display of our aggression as well?”
Obviously Nauert needs to find a decent job, like flipping burgers. This would certainly be more honorable than lying to the vast majority of Americans.
-  “‘Russia has lots of tentacles’: US says it needed no proof, only UK’s word to expel diplomats,” Russia Today, March 28, 2018.
-  See for example Rebecca Gordon, Mainstreaming Torture: Ethical Approaches in the Post-9/11 United States (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014).
-  Daniel J. Flynn, Intellectual Morons: How Ideology Make Smart People Fall for Stupid Ideas (New York: Crown Forum, 2004).
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.