Sunday, May 14, 2017

A Russian with integrity.

Alexander Shulgin, Russian Representative to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), is interviewed in the video below by Oksana Boyko on RT.

Mr. Shulgin comes across as a man firmly committed to the OPCW and the role it is meant to play in investigating allegations of chemical weapons use. The sincerity and decency of this man is obvious and Ms. Boyko was extremely well informed about the subject of her interview.

Russians officials and media people come across as serious and decent people (when they're not being wickedly funny) and not at all like the caricatures some of our commentators hold up. Exhibits A and B: LTC Ralph ("Putin's a racist") Peters and GEN Jack ("Soviets on the march") Keane (ret.).

Don't look for anything of this quality on Fox, CNN, MSNBC, CBS, etc. With some exceptions (Seymour Hersh, Jack Cashill, Sharyl Attkisson, Diana West, Jim Simpson, Tucker Carlson, for example), they are not interested in doing their jobs.

It's clear that the U.S. has zero interest in having the OPCW investigate the incident in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria, on April 4, 2017, thereby making clear that this incident is thick with political calculation. Obstruction and avoidance of finding out what happened and who was responsible are what's on the menu.

The White House statement on the Khan Sheikhoun incident proves nothing and Pres. Trump is committed to a dishonest version of events, all in aid of a strategy that is risky and unwise, and that guarantees we will remain committed to the disastrous policies of Barack Hussein Obama.

Aggressive war, not to put too fine a point on it.

PS – That's not an actual quote of Keane's.

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