By Patrick for the Saker blog

It’s amazing to see so many normally sane people foaming at the mouth about Russian interference in American politics. According to their reasoning, the Russians have hacked the Democratic Party and subverted social media to assure a victory for the present occupant of the White House (when he’s not in his NYC tower or at his fancy estate in Southeast Florida).

And horror of horrors, it appears, according to these same people, that one Vladimir Putin, president and dictator of Russia, has compromising sex tapes in his possession — and can easily use them to blackmail Mr. Donald Trump to do his bidding.

However, what these conspiracy-minded folks do not know is that someone else is already controlling Mr. Putin! Someone with an abiding American sense of fairness, as it turns out. That certainly rules out most of our current Congress critters and the Intelligence agencies they are supposed to supervise.

Yes, Putin is doing exactly what someone else would have him be doing! And from what can be told – at least as far as state secrets can be divulged — that someone else (yeah, the someone with the abiding American sense of fairness) could be me!

Of course I won’t be revealing my sources and methods. That would be a bit gauche and could have devastating consequences for certain, let us say, international interests. Russian nationalists could, after all, use these revelations to support a putsch or color revolution against Putin, and that is something I would prefer not to see happen, especially since it took considerable effort to get Mr. Putin under my control!

True enough, I am not terribly interested in what happens domestically in Russia. The Russians are on their own for that. But Russia’s plays on the international scene are exactly what the doctor ordered: that someone, somewhere would not be afraid to stand up to the American empire and help keep its arrogance in check –– all without leading to World War 3.

Aside from the inevitable collateral casualties, Putin has done this superbly in Syria and in Crimea, and as well as possible in the Donbas. If you are a supporter of “moderate Islamists” rebelling against Assad, or of Ukrainian nationalists insisting on territorial integrity based on Khrushchev’s administrative transfer of Crimea in 1954, that is not my concern. Likewise, the attempt of the current Ukrainian government with the support of the US and its Western allies to subjugate the Donbas rebels just doesn’t give me a warm fuzzy feeling. What should matter is dialog, which has been Putin’s preference (can you thank me for that?), although armed resistance seems necessary all too often just to get negotiations started.

Putin’s cooperation with the Islamic Republic of Iran and with the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is also surely causing hesitation in imperial Washington circles about directly attacking or militarily intervening in those countries. Unfortunately my mind-control techniques are not perfect, as Putin did not prevent Western intervention in Libya, but that could be due to the fact that it was actually Medvedev who was Russia’s president back then!

True Russian nationalists might wonder what Russia should be doing shouldering war costs, including blood and money sacrifices, for other governments in the Middle East. So Putin does need some serious chutzpah to get away with those actions. Where do you think he gets such courage?

Putin’s alliance with Xi’s China, and his support for the one-belt one-road initiative may be less controversial, but they do coincide with overall plans for world peace. Who do you think put him onto that path? Similarly, the same could be said about Putin’s efforts to get the BRICS countries to implement alternatives to the IMF, the World Bank, and the SWIFT monetary system. Do you think Putin came up with that himself?

In every instance on the international scene, it seems that Putin is doing my bidding. Shouldn’t that come out in those Congressional hearings on collusion with Russia?

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