Stephen F. Cohen: Russiagate Is Ideologically Dead

“The orthodox, consensual, political media establishment view is that only Putin is to blame. We are completely innocent. We never did a single thing in the 25 years since the end of the Soviet Union to bring about a cold war. That isn’t true. But if we try to discuss it…then comes the cries, ‘Puppet of the Kremlin, agent of Putin.’”

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…by Jonas E. Alexis

Stephen Cohen, professor emeritus of Russian studies and politics at New York University and Princeton University, is one of the finest minds when it comes to issues related to Russia and the United States. Why is that?

Cohen is a contrarian. As such, he doesn’t care about what the mass media establishment and puppets of the New World Order say anymore. He is an old man, so he is not worrying about advancing his career for political or financial gain. He’s already tenured, and what seems to matter to him is truth, not a wicked ideology which New World Order agents have perpetuated throughout much of the world.

“There is a circumstance in this country,” Cohen said, “where we have had no debate about whether American policy has contributed” to the ideological conflict between the United States and Russia. Why is that? Well, the Powers That Be and the media do not allow people to have a clear thought in their heads. They want to keep the masses under their control. Cohen declared in 2016:

“The orthodox, consensual, political media establishment view is that only Putin is to blame. We are completely innocent. We never did a single thing in the 25 years since the end of the Soviet Union to bring about a cold war. That isn’t true. But if we try to discuss it…then comes the cries, ‘Puppet of the Kremlin, agent of Putin.’”

Cohen again declared: “This guy [Putin] gives more interviews, more speeches, it’s all available in English” and “no one paid any attention to what Putin said.” Absolutely correct.

Cohen has continued to drop ideological bombs in the New World Order camp by saying that “The unprecedented allegation that the Kremlin ‘attacked America’ and ‘colluded’ with its president in order to elect him is based on two documents devoid of facts or logic.”[1]

Cohen was just warming up. He continued to say:

“Amid this daily frenzy, it’s often forgotten that Russiagate’s ‘core narrative,’ as one of its most devout and prominent promoters terms it, was inspired by, and continues to be based on, two documents, both published in January 2017: an ‘Intelligence Community Assessment’ and the anti-Trump ‘dossier’ compiled by a retired UK intelligence officer, Christopher Steele.

“The ‘core narrative’ of both was, of course, that Putin’s Kremlin had intervened in the 2016 presidential election—essentially an ‘attack on America’—in order to damage Hillary Clinton’s candidacy and abet Trump’s.

“At the time, a few critics questioned the authenticity of the ICA and the dossier, but for political and media Russiagaters, they instantly became, and have remained, canons, despite their deficit of facts and logic. Reread today, in light of what is now known, they are examples of the adage ‘rubbish in, rubbish out.’”[2]

Cohen cited one former intelligence officer saying that the so-called dossier was a “deliberate misrepresentation’—the ICA, by using the term ‘Community,’ gave the impression that its findings were the consensus of all ‘17 US intelligence agencies,’ even though it was signed by only three (the CIA, the FBI, and the NSA) and by the overseeing director of national intelligence, James Clapper.”[3]

The ICA, according to Cohen, “provided almost no facts for its ‘assessment,’” Despite the fact that the media and political whores like Megyn Kelly continued to cite the ICA as evidence that Russia hacked the US election. Even Times magazine, which was perpetuating the same narrative, reluctantly agreed that “hard evidence to back up the agencies’ claims” was missing. The ICA finally admitted at the end of their so-called assessment that there was indeed no factual evidence to support its claims. They said:

“Judgments are not intended to imply that we have proof that shows something to be a fact.”[4]

The interesting thing is that the Washington Post cited the CIA saying that “Putin’s specific instructions” were all over “the operation.”[5] Total lie. According to Cohen, The Washington Post “or its Intel leaker just made it up.”[6] Cohen’s conclusion?

The so-called dossier contains “an abundance of factual errors, inconsistencies, outright contradictions, and, equally important, information purportedly from secret Kremlin sources but that had already been published in open Russian or other media. (History shows that the trick to making a falsified document at least semi-plausible is to include a few facts previously verified in open sources.)”[7]

So, will political whores like Megyn Kelly issue an apology to the Russian people? Will New World Order agents stop harassing Russia and its officials? Or will they continue to summon lies and fabrications in order to maintain their wicked ideology?


  • [1] Stephen F. Cohen, “Russiagate’s ‘Core Narrative’ Has Always Lacked Actual Evidence,” The Nation, June 20, 2018.

[2] Ibid.

[3] Ibid.

[4] Ibid.

[5] Ibid.

[6] Ibid.

[7] Ibid.

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  1. Of course they will continue because Russia is a big obstacle in the way of the NWO. The only way to defeat Russia is to balkanize it like they are trying in the ME for easier take over. All the talk about California seceding is the same thing. Kamala Harris is good friends of Netanyahu and they discuss what`s best for California, so it doesn`t take a rocket scientist to determine who is behind this.