Friday, February 13, 2015

Article: The Putin-Did-It Conspiracy Theory | OpEdNews

Article: The Putin-Did-It Conspiracy Theory | OpEdNewsThe original falsehood behind the Iraq War was that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction and intended to use them against America either directly or by giving them to al-Qaeda. The opening lie about the Ukraine crisis was that Russian President Vladimir Putin instigated the conflict as part of some Hitlerian plan to conquer much of Europe.

Yet, while the Hussein-WMD claim was hard for the common citizen to assess because it was supposedly supported by U.S. intelligence information that was kept secret, the Putin-Ukraine lie collapses under the most cursory examination based simply of what's publicly known and what makes sense.

Nevertheless, the New York Times -- much as it did when it was falsely reporting breathlessly about "aluminum tubes" for Iraq's non-existent nuclear weapons program -- continues to promote U.S. government propaganda about Ukraine as fact and dismisses any rational assessment of the situation as crazy.