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Takes on the World
Diana Johnstone, journalist
 Jeff Blankfort  Contact Contributor
Dec. 14, 2016, 12:47 p.m.
In a wide ranging conversation Jeff Blankfort speaks with Diana Johnstone in Paris that takes in the Western war on Syria in which she points out that its destruction, not regime change, is the goal, with Israel and Saudi Arabia being the beneficiaries; how the press coverage of Syria is more censored than it was in Vietnam; how the situation in Aleppo was described as another Srebrenica from the very beginning.

Johnstone finds the accusations that Russian hacking of the Democrats gave Trump the victory to be laughable and represent the political, cultural and intellectual decline of the US; that the accusations are a desperate act on the part of the warmongers, who were represented by Clinton and who refuse to accept a Trump victory because he is not part of their plans.

She notes how identity politics has degraded the US political scene, with Obama as the first Black president intended to be followed by Clinton as the first woman president.

She refers to France as a US satellite and notes that National Front candidate Marine Le Pen has moved the party to the left and has a more friendly view of Russia and Putin than do the other candidates for the French presidency, particularly Francois Fillon who has an ultra reactionary social agenda.. And there is much more.

Interviewed by Jeff Blankfort

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