Keep in mind these efforts have worn thin over time. Outside of the echo chambers, it is a joke, if not simply pathetic. Then consider their purpose, to give the MIC some reason for the trillions poured in their direction. The War on Terrorism worked for awhile, but it also grew thin, messy and created too much blowback.

The reality is that unless they just go nuclear, this will end with a whimper, as the power of the dollar fades.

If anyone wishes to really stick a pin in the bubble, they should start a conversation about the long term realities. The Russians had their reality check, with the fall of the Soviet Union and the United States is heading towards its own train wreck. It's time to start considering what comes next.

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Thank you for this seminal analysis !!

The Russia-gate hoax and impeachment “entertainments” were concocted by Obama/Hillary/Biden/Pelosi, Schumer, etc. and their intelligence and DNC executives on behalf of their Wall Street and military industry donors. That lying team is now back in full power -- even Kamala Harris (and her sister) is Hillary's protégé.

Remember, Clapper, Brennan & Hayden trio were among former Obama 50 intelligence officials stating that Hunter-laptop is classical “Russian disinformation”.

- They were also key promoters of the three-year Russia-gate hoax.

- They were also key intelligence executives in Obama/Biden/Hillary government – the government which hunted Snowden (forcing Bolivian plane with Bolivia’s president to land to search it) and armed Al Qaeda (including “white helmets” hoax) and staged all chemical attacks in Syria to remove its government.

When asked about Hunter's laptops Pelosi stated "All roads lead to Putin"; commenting on Capitol invasion Schumer said - "worse than Pearl Harbor and 9/11"...

Assange must be silenced -- all the players agree; Trump was to incompetent to realize how important is pardoning Assange now that the full old lying team is in power again -- instead he pardoned Black Water criminals who massacred Iraqis in Bagdad’s Nisour square.

We have a two right-wing parties monopoly financed and ruled by same donors and -- playing us like a violin. Lose all hope you who still try to idealize Biden administration.

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Remember Hillary is good friends with Lynn DeRothschild. Alan Dershowitz was introduced to Epstein by Evelyn and Lynn DeRothschild. Jacob Rothschild denounced Putin for "betraying the New World Order" shortly after Crimea rejoined Russia. It is the Rothschild Rockefeller group of NWO fanatics trying to destabilize Russia.

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Great piece. Thanks Patrick. The pattern is indeed day-glo obvious at this point and the implications profound. For once "mission accomplished" is justified when one considers the goal Bill Colby set his mind to: "We'll know our disinformation campaign is successful when everything the American public believes is false." And yes, that quote is authentic as Ray McGovern has established.

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Indeed, Patrick. I have one comment and one observation/question. I think that Mr. Lavrov is more sanguine than you suggest. He has been quoted as saying, in Tass, that he doesn't expect much from this summit and that the Russians are perfectly willing to talk human rights but it will be in conjunction with a discussion of things like the treatment of the rioters on Jan 6th. That doesn't sound like net optimism to me.

The other thing, the question, has to do with the news that the US has, once again, been caught flagrante delicto, hacking, tapping and what not the leaders of various EU countries, aided and abetted by Denmark. This, of course, is the real thing. It's not the weak sister you offered of Microsoft and other shadowy players (almost certainly the CIA using their misdirection tools that Snowden revealed) hacking USAID that probably has little or nothing to do with reality. How does this real hacking job play into your postulate (which I like) of the enchanting coincidentiality of meetings on Russia/US relations and various bits of deep state chicanery?

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