(NationalSentinel) Once more, the usual RINO suspects and other establishment demagogues were on the Sunday “news” programs that few Americans even watch anymore to complain that President-elect Donald J. Trump is wrong, wrong, wrong in his attempt at calming relations between the U.S. and Russia.
“He’s going to be the defender of the free world here pretty soon,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, a frequent Trump critic, said in remarks broadcast Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” as reported by The Associated Press. ”All I’m asking him is to acknowledge that Russia interfered, and push back. It could be Iran next time. It could be China.”
Graham, who barely managed 1 percent support when he was running for the GOP presidential nomination last summer, has been joined by his colleague, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., also a frequent Trump critic and failed GOP presidential candidate. The two essentially form the core of the remaining #nevertrump troupe that has all but evaporated since the billionaire businessman won Nov. 8, which is why the discredited, Left-wing mainstream media continue to seek them both out for “comment” and “reaction” to whatever it is Trump is doing.
In this case, they’re upset with Trump for refusing to swallow the tripe that Russia attempted to ‘interfere’ in the Nov. elections because Russian President Vladimir Putin preferred him to his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton. Trump was provided an intelligence brief stating as much on Friday.
But again, the report was long on accusations and short on actual proof, which has been the problem all along: At some point, when you’re making such a substantial accusation against a major nuclear-armed power, don’t you have to produce some evidence (that has not been doctored or manufactured itself, by the way)?
As we have reported, the claim is not universally being accepted by intelligence officials and experts. Early on, the Intelligence Community couldn’t even agree on whether Russia had done anything. And remember, this is the same intelligence bureaucracy that missed picking up on warning signs Edward Snowden would likely betray us, and has politicized intelligence in the past to make the Obama administration look good. Finally, former
So why should Americans and Trump believe that this time, the intelligence bureaucracy is telling the truth?
In recent hearings, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told McCain that the intelligence community had no way of knowing if Russian “interference” actually changed the outcome of the election. And no one has yet given a reasonable explanation as to why the Kremlin would prefer Trump over a Hillary Clinton who was so obviously compromised for several reasons and a much better candidate for Putin to manipulate to Russia’s advantage.
And finally, no one has yet to explain why Trump’s attempts at patching things up with Russia is a bad thing, given that was one of the first objectives of the Obama/Clinton State Department back in 2009 (remember the goofy Russian ‘reset’ button?). Trump himself has tweeted out that improving ties with Russia is “a good thing, not a bad thing.” Trump added, “only ‘stupid’ people or fools” would come to a different conclusion.
He’s right. It is because of globalist/establishment objectives that NATO was not disbanded after the fall of the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact group of nations the organization was founded to oppose, and the West’s expansion of the organization east, to Russia’s borders, that has caused so much antagonism with Moscow in the past two decades.
At the same time the West has sought cooperation with Russia on issues such as arms control and international proliferation of nuclear technology, it has essentially pushed Russia’s security concerns aside. The globalists in the West making the rules cannot have it both ways.
Trump’s promise of better relations with Russia is what is animating the old Cold Warriors in the U.S. and Western political establishment to oppose him. They see his actions as a direct assault on their base of power and influence, and they don’t want to lose that control.
The fact is, if it was okay for Obama and Clinton to “reset” relations with Russia, it should be okay for Trump to attempt to do the same thing, right? If not, those opposing Trump’s efforts should be made to explain why.