Is Russia Aware of the Threat? Washington Intends to Destabilize Russia and Overthrow the Russian Government

This is what one of the main US financial media organizations is saying about Russia and Putin.

And this is what the New York Times does to Russia and Putin:

This is the American Stephen Lendman’s response to Gessen and the NY Times:

“Marsha Gessen is a US propagandist/Putin basher living in Moscow. She’s a former controversial Washington controlled Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Russian Service director.

Her job then and now is proliferating anti-Russian/anti-Putin propaganda. Virtually everything she says and writes is rubbish – fabrications polar opposite truth.

No legitimate editors would touch her stuff. On March 1, New York Times editors featured it. Gessen took full advantage headlining “Russia’s Army of Avengers.”

On the one hand, she ludicrously called Boris Nemtsov’s murder “the beginning of yet another new and frightening period in Russian history.”

On the other, she fabricated a tall tale about a Kremlin-created “loose army of avengers who believe they are acting in the country’s best interests…”

She lied calling Nemtsov “a logical first target for this menacing force.”

Fact: Nemtsov though well known was a political nobody with around 1% popular support. 

Fact: He was a US funded self-serving political opportunist – widely disliked for good reason.

Fact: A previous article quoted US ambassador to Russia John Tefft suggesting he was worth more to Washington dead than alive – without directly saying it explicitly. Draw your own conclusion.

Gessen repeated the Big Lie about nonexistent Russian aggression “waging battle against Ukraine for a year – and like any country at war, it has focused much of its rhetorical effort on the domestic opposition.”

Fact: Not a shred of evidence suggests Russian involvement in Kiev’s war on Donbass.

Fact: Plenty of evidence shows Putin and Sergey Lavrov continue going all-out for diplomatic conflict resolution.

Fact: Nothing suggests Moscow targets opposition elements. Polls show Putin enjoys overwhelming 85%+ popular support. So-called opposition is too insignificant to matter.

Gessen’s op-ed featured beginning-to-end Big Lies. Times editors treated them like gospel.  They banish hard truths systematically.

Managed news disinformation substitutes. It bears repeating. No legitimate editors would touch Gessen’s rubbish. Times editors featured it.

Outrageous Big Lies like Gessen saying “(t)he message (is) clear: People will be killed in the name of the Kremlin, in plain view of the Kremlin, against the backdrop of the Kremlin, simply for daring to oppose the Kremlin.”

Readers are advised to avoid them altogether. Choose reliable alternative sources of real news, information, and analysis to know what’s happening and why on issues mattering most.

I never hear anything from Russia in response.

Russia never fights back.  It pays loans on which it should default.  It doesn’t turn off the gas to Europe in the winter, and so on and so forth.  The Russian Central Bank behaves like a neoliberal and wastes Russian reserves on supporting the ruble from Washington’s attack.  This stupid policy plays into Washington’s hands.

I do not understand the passivity of the Russian media and the Russian government.

Washington intends to destabilize Russia and to overthrow the Russian government.  Are Russians aware of this fact?

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Articles by: Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

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Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury and Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal, has held numerous university appointments. He is a frequent contributor to Global Research. Dr. Roberts can be reached at

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