Rethinking Russian Meddling in 2016 Election
Why wouldn't they?
Robert Mueller and John Durham have both debunked the Trump Collusion Hoax. It was a crime—the greatest election crime in US history until 2020. If there is justice in this world, a lot of people will go to jail and lose their right to vote.
On the other hand, the FBI and CIA, which willing participants in the crime of the century, maintain that Russia did meddle in the 2016 election.
Many Trump supporters assume this Russia-meddling story is simply a ruse to cover for the fact that the FBI and the CIA got caught rigging an election. That’s what I believed.
Until last night.
After I wrote this piece about Victoria Nuland and Jake Sullivan having played key roles in a US-led coup of former Ukrainian President Yunokovych, I went to bed about 9:30. At 11:46, I was wide awake.
When we sleep, the brain focuses its efforts on unresolved problems. Sometimes we’re not even aware the problems exist. But our brains do. And the brains keep on computing until they reach a solution.
The problem my brain was solving went something like this: how does the fact that Russia knew the Obama Administration meddled in Ukraine’s 2014 coup relate to US Intel assertions that Russia meddled in the 2016 US election?
In just over two hours, my brain had reached an answer with a high degree of confidence—high enough to wake me up and tell me to write.
I woke, but I didn’t write. I ate four hard-boiled eggs (24 grams of excellent protein, healthy fats, and tons of vitamins and minerals). And I read. A lot.
While my back brain was satisfied with its answer, my prefrontal cortex (where the ego resides) wasn’t willing to admit it had been wrong about Russian meddling in the 2016 election. I read as my front and back brains battled it out.
I went back to bed at 1:40 a.m. and slept like a baby. The warring factions in my head had clearly reached a negotiated settlement.
When I woke up this morning, I remembered something else from last night: my Rosary.
As usual these days, my intention for the Rosary was peace in Ukraine. But I also like to dedicate each decade to a specific intention. The third decade of the Sorrowful Mysteries is the Crown of Thorns. This decade is traditionally associated with humility. It recalls that brutish Roman soldiers humiliated, scorned, and mocked Our Lord and Savior by placing a crown of thorns on his head, striking him with a reed, and making him wear a nasty purple sheet. They were mocking His kingship. He suffered their abuses in silence.
And there was the answer. I had to admit I was probably wrong to dismiss allegations that Russia meddled in the 2016 election.
After reading the transcript of Victoria Nulands 2014 call with ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt, Russia would have had every reason to meddle in that election.
The call proved that the US was attempting to overthrow the government of Ukraine and replace it with a hand-picked puppet. That much is irrefutable. That US-led coup in 2014 led directly to Russia’s invasion and annexation of Crimea and its efforts to destabilize the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine. That intercepted and leaked transcript proved Vladimir Putin’s most paranoid suspicions of US intentions.
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