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Oliver Stone explains how the US misunderstands President Vladimir Putin

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Think back to the 2016 election and the amount the word ‘Russia’ was spoken about in the US media. We may not have an exact number, but it was likely hundreds of thousands of times, most of which in an attempt to claim that Russia had rigged the election in Trump’s favor.

 The media went on to continue this narrative for months, effectively convincing the general population that this story was true, even without a single shred of evidence. Even though a number of other leads pointed to leaks around the DNC coming from inside the US and it’s security agencies, the media still focused on Russia. Because they needed an enemy.

At this point it would be serving to note that who really controls the media is who is guiding them to do such things. The deep state, cabal, illuminati, whichever name you choose to give to it, this is where one must look if they want to understand more clearly how presidents have typically gotten in place. This recent election cycle is considered, by many informed on this fact, the first time a non deep state choice was elected into power.

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Enter Oliver Stone. He has had a clear passion for exploring the truth behind what is really going on, not only in US politics but global politics, and has been working to help expose the deep state and their secretive workings for many years. He has interviewed people like Edward Snowden, Vladimir Putin, Hugo Chavez and many more. He is an Oscar Award Winning filmmaker and continues to make groundbreaking pieces that make viewers think deeply about what’s really going on in their world.

Stone took on the project of interviewing Putin over a 2 year period to learn more about him and his views. He took the time to do something that the mainstream media essentially has simply not done. He put all these interviews together in a 4 part documentary series called The Putin Interviews.

One conclusion he drew that I found quite telling was that the US seems to gravely misunderstand Putin, and it’s the fact that we only turn to mainstream media to learn about him that causes the issue.

 To me this is important because it again gives us another push to move away from corporate owned and sponsored media and into forms of media that are not serving anyone’s particular agenda. There are many outlets out there that focus on different perspectives and that look to dig deeper into what is actually going on. Here at Collective Evolution we even go beyond all political angles because we understand it doesn’t serve our world to cling or adhere to any political side, it only creates more divide and suffering. And, we are working towards being entirely viewer funded.

Look for example at the nature of this piece titled: How Putin Seduced Oliver Stone – And Trump. Not only is it written from an emotional and angry space, i.e. bias journalism, but we clearly see that we won’t get to the truth because the story is being told through a very specific lens as opposed to one that simply asks us to reflect on happenings. Hence the article is actually trying to seduce you, the reader.

In the video at the end of this piece, Oliver Stone goes into further detail about how he came to the understanding that the US simply doesn’t understand Putin. He brings up things like how the US blamed Putin and Russia for Trump’s election win, effectively turning the people against Putin. He talks about how the US media doesn’t tell the full story about the chaos the US has brought to Iraq and Libya and how they are pushing to do the same in Syria, effectively creating complete chaos in the middle east which is a concern for Russia. Yet, the US media tells a different story.

Who really runs America? Who is the actual ‘enemy?’ (I would add, do enemies even truly exist?) Is it the deep state? Examine our own countries first before looking elsewhere. This is similar to what we talk about all the time here at CE, look at ourselves first. Change starts within, and changing on a micro is the same as changing on the macro. We must look at ourselves first.

I want to be clear here, I’m not asking anyone to judge a country’s actions here. In fact, I feel that would be counter productive. Instead I’m asking us to set our beliefs aside for a moment and truly observe and reflect on what is going on. This isn’t about blaming and pointing fingers, it’s about finding out what the truth is and expanding our consciousness so we can move forward and evolve beyond a world that is nothing more than an illusion pulled over our eyes, keeping us in a state of suffering. Change starts within, so we must take actions on a daily basis, including how we perceive the media, that takes us within.

And when it comes to media, I always remind that it’s important to get multiple perspectives about people and events, especially when reporting comes from thousands of miles away from where it happened. And even more so, if the story is coming from the mainstream media we also must question, as it, very factually, has an agenda.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiuplgzbCC4

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Shahna
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“We must look at ourselves first.”

First and foremost:
We are not bombing people and destroying whole nations.
ONLY the USA and their patsies do that.

Guy
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The interviews are very telling indeed .The problem is that Vladimir Putin has been so demonized by the Western media , the people being so programmed will not even bother to view this very important work.
It is very true that the change must start from within .Only then can eyes and ears start to see and hear what has been hidden behind the curtain.

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And German Propaganda Minister Goebbels’ statement as true today as ever: repeat a lie often enough and people will believe it.

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There is one misconception that the author is laboring under–that the US public believes the Russia-stole-the-election narrative. The thing that is working in Russia’s favor right now is that NO ONE believes the MSM anymore. We’ve taken cable entirely out of our home–no more FoxNews, CNN, MSNBC, Barron’s, CNBC, nothing. It became so obvious during the election that they were lying through their teeth that it was pathetic. People on entirely opposite ends of the voting spectrum have done the same thing. We’re sick of it, and we can get better news for free on the Internet. You get enough–more… Read more »

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Ukrainians understand Putin quite well. He is carrying on the 360 year tradition of killing Ukrainian women and children.

art
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I watched the interviews and learned a great deal. Putin is a good man. The west hates him because he spreads Christian values and will not follow the New World Order.

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Don’t Laugh : It’s Giving Putin What He Wants

The fact of the matter is that humorous lampooning of western establishment Russia narratives writes itself.

Caitlin Johnstone

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The BBC has published an article titled “How Putin’s Russia turned humour into a weapon” about the Kremlin’s latest addition to its horrifying deadly hybrid warfare arsenal: comedy.

The article is authored by Olga Robinson, whom the BBC, unhindered by any trace of self-awareness, has titled “Senior Journalist (Disinformation)”. Robinson demonstrates the qualifications and acumen which earned her that title by warning the BBC’s audience that the Kremlin has been using humor to dismiss and ridicule accusations that have been leveled against it by western governments, a “form of trolling” that she reports is designed to “deliberately lower the level of discussion”.

“Russia’s move towards using humour to influence its campaigns is a relatively recent phenomenon,” Robinson explains, without speculating as to why Russians might have suddenly begun laughing at their western accusers. She gives no consideration to the possibility that the tightly knit alliance of western nations who suddenly began hysterically shrieking about Russia two years ago have simply gotten much more ridiculous and easier to make fun of during that time.

Couldn’t possibly have anything to do with the emergence of a demented media environment wherein everything around the world from French protests to American culture wars to British discontent with the European Union gets blamed on Russia without any facts or evidence. Wherein BBC reporters now correct guests and caution them against voicing skepticism of anti-Russia narratives because the UK is in “an information war” with that nation. Wherein the same cable news Russiagate pundit can claim that both Rex Tillerson’s hiring and his later firing were the result of a Russian conspiracy to benefit the Kremlin. Wherein mainstream outlets can circulate blatantly false information about Julian Assange and unnamed “Russians” and then blame the falseness of that reporting on Russian disinformation. Wherein Pokemon Go, cutesy Facebook memes and $4,700 in Google ads are sincerely cited as methods by which Hillary Clinton’s $1.2 billion presidential campaign was outdone. Wherein conspiracy theories that Putin has infiltrated the highest levels of the US government have been blaring on mainstream headline news for two years with absolutely nothing to show for it to this day.

Nope, the only possibility is that the Kremlin suddenly figured out that humor is a thing.

The fact of the matter is that humorous lampooning of western establishment Russia narratives writes itself. The hypocrisy is so cartoonish, the emotions are so breathlessly over-the-top, the stories so riddled with plot holes and the agendas underlying them so glaringly obvious that they translate very easily into laughs. I myself recently authored a satire piece that a lot of people loved and which got picked up by numerous alternative media outlets, and all I did was write down all the various escalations this administration has made against Russia as though they were commands being given to Trump by Putin. It was extremely easy to write, and it was pretty damn funny if I do say so myself. And it didn’t take any Kremlin rubles or dezinformatsiya from St Petersburg to figure out how to write it.

“Ben Nimmo, an Atlantic Council researcher on Russian disinformation, told the BBC that attempts to create funny memes were part of the strategy as ‘disinformation for the information age’,” the article warns. Nimmo, ironically, is himself intimately involved with the British domestic disinformation firm Integrity Initiative, whose shady government-sponsored psyops against the Labour Party have sparked a national scandal that is likely far from reaching peak intensity.

“Most comedy programmes on Russian state television these days are anodyne affairs which either do not touch on political topics, or direct humour at the Kremlin’s perceived enemies abroad,” Robinson writes, which I found funny since I’d just recently read an excellent essay by Michael Tracey titled “Why has late night swapped laughs for lusting after Mueller?”

“If the late night ‘comedy’ of the Trump era has something resembling a ‘message,’ it’s that large segments of the nation’s liberal TV viewership are nervously tracking every Russia development with a passion that cannot be conducive to mental health – or for that matter, political efficacy,” Tracey writes, documenting numerous examples of the ways late night comedy now has audiences cheering for a US intelligence insider and Bush appointee instead of challenging power-serving media orthodoxies as programs like The Daily Show once did.

If you wanted the opposite of “anodyne affairs”, it would be comedians ridiculing the way all the establishment talking heads are manipulating their audiences into supporting the US intelligence community and FBI insiders. It would be excoriating the media environment in which unfathomably powerful world-dominating government agencies are subject to less scrutiny and criticism than a man trapped in an embassy who published inconvenient facts about those agencies. It certainly wouldn’t be the cast of Saturday Night Live singing “All I Want for Christmas Is You” to a framed portrait if Robert Mueller wearing a Santa hat. It doesn’t get much more anodyne than that.

Russia makes fun of western establishment narratives about it because those narratives are so incredibly easy to make fun of that they are essentially asking for it, and the nerdy way empire loyalists are suddenly crying victim about it is itself more comedy. When Guardian writer Carole Cadwalladr began insinuating that RT covering standard newsworthy people like Julian Assange and Nigel Farage was a conspiracy to “boost” those people for the advancement of Russian agendas instead of a news outlet doing the thing that news reporting is, RT rightly made fun of her for it. Cadwalladr reacted to RT’s mockery with a claim that she was a victim of “attacks”, instead of the recipient of perfectly justified ridicule for circulating an intensely moronic conspiracy theory.

Ah well. People are nuts and we’re hurtling toward a direct confrontation with a nuclear superpower. Sometimes there’s nothing else to do but laugh. As Wavy Gravy said, “Keep your sense of humor, my friend; if you don’t have a sense of humor it just isn’t funny anymore.”

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EU’s ‘toothless’ response to creation of Kosovo army risks worsening the crisis – Moscow

Russia’s ambassador to the UN said that the EU could have and should have done more to stop the breakaway region from creating its own army.

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The creation of Kosovo’s own 5,000-strong army is a threat to peace and security in a turbulent region and may lead to a new escalation, Russia’s UN envoy has warned, calling the EU’s lackluster response irresponsible.

Speaking at the UN Security Council emergency meeting on Kosovo, Russia’s ambassador to the UN Vassily Nebenzya said that the EU could have and should have done more to stop the breakaway region from creating its own army to replace its lightly armed emergency response force.

“The EU reaction to the decision by Pristina cannot be described as other than toothless. This irresponsible policy has crossed the line,” Nebenzya said, after the UNSC meeting on Monday.

The diplomat said the lack of decisive action on the part of the 28-member bloc was a “great disappointment,” adding that the EU seems to “have turned a blind eye on the illegal creation of Kosovo’s ‘army.’”

The law, approved by Kosovo lawmakers on Friday, paves the way for doubling the size of the current Kosovo Security Force and for turning it into a de facto army, with 5,000 soldiers and 3,000 reservists.

The move did not go down well even with Kosovo’s usual backers, with both NATO and the EU voicing their indignation. NATO’s General Secretary Jens Stoltenberg called the decision “ill-timed” and lamented that Kosovo’s authorities had ignored “the concerns expressed by NATO.”

The EU’s top diplomat, Federica Mogherini, has echoed those concerns, saying in a statement that the mandate of Kosovo’s forces “should only be changed through an inclusive and gradual process” in accordance with the state’s constitution.

The only nation to openly applaud the controversial move was the US, with its ambassador to Kosovo, Phillip Kosnett, saying that Washington “reaffirms its support” for the upgrade as it is “only natural for Kosovo as a sovereign, independent country” to have a full-fledged army.

The Kosovo MPs’ decision has drawn anger in the Serbian capital Belgrade and provoked a strong response from Moscow, which calledon the UN mission in Kosovo to demilitarize the area in accordance with UNSC resolution 1244, and to disband any armed units.

Nebenzya pointed out that the UN resolution does not allow any Kosovo Albanian military units to be present in the region’s territory. He accused Western countries, including members of the NATO-led international peacekeeping force (KFOR), of “condoning and supporting” the violation by Pristina of the resolution.

It is feared that the army, though a relatively small force, might inflame tensions in the region and impede attempts at reconciliation between Pristina and Belgrade. Serbia has warned that it might consider an armed intervention if the army becomes a threat to the 120,000-strong Serb minority in Kosovo.

“The advance of Kosovo’s army presents a threat to the peace and security in the region, which may lead to the recurrence of the armed conflict,” Nebenzya stated.

In addition to creating its own army, Kosovo in November hit Serbia with a 100 percent import tariff on goods, defying calls by the US and the EU to roll the measure back.

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Ukraine’s President Says “High” Threat Of Russian Invasion, Urges NATO Entry In Next 5 Years

Poroshenko is trying desperately to hold on to power, even if it means provoking Russia.

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Perhaps still seeking to justify imposing martial law over broad swathes of his country, and attempting to keep international pressure and media focus on a narrative of “Russian aggression,” Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko denounced what he called the high “threat of Russian invasion” during a press conference on Sunday, according to Bloomberg.

Though what some analysts expected would be a rapid flair up of tit-for-tat incidents following the late November Kerch Strait seizure of three Ukrainian vessels and their crew by the Russian Navy has gone somewhat quiet, with no further major incident to follow, Poroshenko has continued to signal to the West that Russia could invade at any moment.

“The lion’s share of Russian troops remain” along the Russian border with Ukraine, Poroshenko told journalists at a press conference in the capital, Kiev. “Unfortunately, less than 10 percent were withdrawn,” he said, and added: “As of now, the threat of Russian troops invading remains. We have to be ready for this, we won’t allow a repeat of 2014.”

Poroshenko, who declared martial law on Nov. 26, citing at the time possible imminent “full-scale war with Russia” and Russian tank and troop build-up, on Sunday noted that he will end martial law on Dec. 26 and the temporarily suspended presidential campaign will kick off should there be no Russian invasion. He also previously banned all Russian males ages 16-60 from entering Ukraine as part of implementation of 30 days of martial law over ten provinces, though it’s unclear if this policy will be rescinded.

During his remarks, the Ukrainian president said his country should push to join NATO and the EU within the next five years, per Bloomberg:

While declining to announce whether he will seek a second term in the office, Poroshenko said that Ukraine should achieve peace, overcome the consequences of its economic crisis and to meet criteria to join the EU and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization during next five years.

But concerning both his retaining power and his ongoing “threat exaggeration” — there’s even widespread domestic acknowledgement that the two are clearly linked.

According to The Globe and Mail:

While Mr. Poroshenko’s domestic rivals accuse him of exaggerating the threat in order to boost his own flagging political fortunes — polls suggest Mr. Poroshenko is on track to lose his job in a March election — military experts say there are reasons to take the Ukrainian president’s warning seriously.

As we observed previously, while European officials have urged both sides to exercise restraint, the incident shows just how easily Russia and the West could be drawn into a military conflict over Ukraine.

Certainly Poroshenko’s words appear designed to telegraph just such an outcome, which would keep him in power as a war-time president, hasten more and massive western military support and aid, and quicken his country’s entry into NATO — the latter which is already treating Ukraine as a de facto strategic outpost.

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