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Takes on the World
Veteran journalist Joe Lauria
 Jeff Blankfort  Contact Contributor
Dec. 28, 2016, 12:43 p.m.
Veteran United Nations correspondent and a working journalist for more than 30 years, with long stints at the Wall Street Journal and the Boston Globe. Joe Lauria presents a passionate, informed indictment of the US media and its subservient role in supporting the imperial policies of the US government which are currently directed at bringing down the government of Vladimir Putin in Russia and replacing him with a more malleable, corrupt US puppet as it had in Boris Yeltsin whose failings Lauria describes in detail.

The two arenas in which this is being manifested today are the phony accusations against Russia for “interfering” in the US elections to benefit Donald Trump, preceded by the US orchestrated coup against the democratically pro-Russian president of Ukraine, followed by manufacturing fabrications about Russian invasions, Russian threats to Eastern Europe while building up NATO on Russia's borders.

Lauria presents testimony from German minister Frank-Walter Steinmeyer that NATO is engaged in “warmongering” and from Czech NATO general Pavel that Russia presents no threat but the US media is not interested in reporting it.

Lauria makes it clear that the intelligence establishment, the neocons and fellow warhawks in Washington like Senators Graham and McCain, were counting on a Clinton win to get their regime change in Syria as well as Russia, and any other country that won't bow to Washington's dictates, pointing out that the notion that the US has any interest in spreading democracy is a myth.

Lauria, although concerned as anyone with what will happen under a Trump administration, is still worried about efforts of Clinton backers to overturn the election which could happen on January 6 if a single senator and a single member of the House object to his certification, using as an excuse his alleged ties to Russia as he wrote Dec. 19, in “Russia-Hack Story: Another Media Failure” for Consortium News.
Interviewed by Jeff Blankfort

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