Wednesday, June 7, 2017

I bet that Megyn Kelly, even in a thousand years, would not have anticipated that Vladimir Putin would bring up the JFK assassination in their interview and say that the US intelligence agencies were behind it. Talk about dropping a bomb. And Megyn didn't react to him. She didn't challenge him. She looked a little uncomfortable, maybe even a little mad, like she walked into a trap, but she was trying hard not to show it. And when she narrated the interview to her viewers, adding remarks and interjections, all she said was that he brought up an old "conspiracy theory."

Think about it. She wouldn't honor his remarks by actually stating them, defining them, identifying them. No. She would only characterize them in the most disparaging way she could think of.  

In fact, the term "conspiracy theorist" has become even more pejorative in recent years than ever before, and that's because it's used more frequently in a pejorative way now to denounce someone and brand them as a crackpot. So, that is how she struck back at Vladimir Putin. 

But, it was nothing. He did so much damage when he said what he did- years worth of damage. He is the leader of the largest country in the world, geographically. He leads the second-largest military force in the world.  Russia is #1 in the world in reserves of natural gas and coal, and it's close to the top in oil as well.  And as a leader, he has overseen the largest economic revival of any country in modern times. In 2000, the average monthly salary in Russia was $80. In 2013, it was $967.  The standard of living in Russia has risen many fold since he took over. 

I find it very hard to believe that anybody doubts that Vladimir Putin is one of the smartest leaders, if not the smartest leader in the world today. Does anybody doubt his intellect? And look at his record as a military leader. When has Putin ever lost a military conflict? Look what happened in Georgia and South Ossetia. Look how quickly he took back Crimea, and note that Crimea is historically Russian, and the Crimeans are overwhelmingly Russian and in support of him.  There is no doubt that the U.S. put Georgia up to trying to grab South Ossetia- and they did it during the Beijing Olympics, knowing that Putin would be in China. But, he rushed home, and the Russian Army threw the Georgians out of South Ossetia with the same fury and ferocity that the Brits threw the Argentines out of the Falkland Islands.  

So, when Russian President Vladimir Putin voiced the core tenet of JFK truth, that the JFK assassination was coup d'etat conducted by the US intelligence agencies, it reverberated around the world. Just think: during the Cold War, we never heard a Soviet leader say that. I have know doubt that they thought it, but they didn't say it. Maybe in private they did, but this was the antithesis of private. This was the world stage.  And Putin said it. And I'm sure there was a lot of wailing and gnashing and hair-pulling that followed.  

But, that's not all he said. He also said that the US has interfered in more elections than anybody else. He said that you could take a map of the world and point anywhere, and it's likely to be a place where the U.S. has interfered. And that of course is true. It is historically true, and without a doubt. There was Operation AJAX in Iran, which was led by Kermit Roosevelt Jr., the grandson of Teddy Roosevelt, who was no stranger to fomenting popular uprisings in foreign lands. It's not just that we interfere in the elections of other nations. If we don't like the outcome, then we overthrow the leaders.  On Wikipedia, it plainly states, and I quote, "The 1954 Guatemalan coup d'état was a covert operation carried out by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) that deposed the democratically elected Guatemalan President Jacobo Árbenz." Indonesia. Panama. Chile. The list goes on and on and on. And we are having conniptions over hacking that we accuse Putin of doing? The guy who should be most insulted by this, besides Putin, is Trump. It implies that Putin desperately wanted Trump to win the election. But why would he? Why would he think that Trump being President would be better for Russia? I did get the impression that Putin thought Trump was more intelligent than Hillary. And, the truth is that Putin has a very low opinion of Hillary and always has. It's possible that he would have considered any of the Republican candidates smarter than Hillary.  But, the idea that he would have taken action to throw the election to Trump is absurd. There is no basis to even speculate that he saw a Trump presidency as being good or better for Russia.  There is as much evidence that Putin interfered in the US election as there is that Assad gassed his own people, which is to say, none. And yet, on the basis of the latter claim, Trump bombed Syria and killed innocent people, including women and children. 

But, getting back to the JFK assassination, Vladimir Putin gave the JFK truth movement a shot in the arm. In just a few seconds, he did more damage to JFK officialdom than a whole bevy of CNN Specials could possibly make up for. And I'm thinking positive and looking forward to the day that Vladimir Putin becomes a senior member of the Oswald Innocence Campaign. 

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