February 27, 2014
In response to Infowars.com’s commentary pointing out what few other media website dare touch – the revolution in Ukraine was engineered by and for the benefit of the global elite – self-proclaimed media watchdog Cliff Kincaid has characterized Alex Jones and his staff as craven apologists for Russia.
In the articles posted on Wednesday, the director of Accuracy In Media – a bulldog organization that takes money from Richard Mellon Scaife, a billionaire with connections to the CIA – argues that our analysis on Ukraine is little more than “disinformation designed to confuse people and benefit Russia.” Kincaid attempts to discredit our criticism of George Soros and his operations in Eastern Europe by noting that an avowed socialist, Peter Schwarz, cited the same sources. Mr. Kincaid seems to believe factual resource material is somehow discredited and tainted if it is also cited by Marxists. This is a common tactic used by so-called “conservatives” and their neocon allies.
Remarkably, and inexplicably, Kincaid seems to believe Infowars and Alex Jones are part of some nefarious Russian propaganda operation in the United States, a contention so bizarre it reeks of paranoia. He drags former Congressman Ron Paul into the fray and insinuates the former Texas Congressman is part of a sprawling pro-Putin operation conducted by the Russians who have remained orthodox Marxists all these years after the fall of a fossilized Soviet Union.
Our critique of the orchestrated coup in Ukraine, Kincaid insists, is “a deliberate exaggeration designed to take the focus away from the Obama administration’s failure to confront Russia’s designs on the region.”
Russia’s designs, real or imagined, are quite contrary to the interests of the United States. Kincaid and his neocon fellow travelers see red, quite literally, when libertarians insist the United States should refrain from meddling in the affairs of other nations, as George Washington advised.
Kincaid underscores his aversion to libertarian principles and his unwavering allegiance to the state worshipping interventionist neocons when he declares Soros and Jones to be “in striking agreement” on the decriminalization and legalization of “marijuana and other dangerous drugs.” Kincaid’s remark, quite irrelevant to the argument at hand, exemplifies the conservative-neocon ethos perfectly – not only do they not respect the sovereignty of nations, they also disrespect the sovereignty of adult individuals engaged in consenting, nonviolent behavior. For the neocons, who trace their lineage back to the Trotskyists, violence by the state unleashed in reflexive fashion against perceived enemies, both abroad and at home, is preferred behavior.
Finally, Kincaid’s assertion that the “revolution” in Ukraine is merely a homespun reaction to Russian domination is betrayed by the telephone conversation between Nuland and Pyatt of the State Department earlier this month. The National Endowment for Democracy, which has admitted it is in the business of overthrowing governments, is quite proud of its direct meddling in Ukraine and boasts about it on this page.
It is also a known fact, not some paranoid Russian conspiracy theory, that the US Agency for International Development (USAID), granted millions of dollars to the Poland-America-Ukraine Cooperation Initiative (PAUCI), which is administered by the US-based Freedom House. The money was dispersed to numerous Ukrainian NGOs.
“This would be bad enough and would in itself constitute meddling in the internal affairs of a sovereign nation. But, what is worse is that many of these grantee organizations in Ukraine are blatantly in favor of presidential candidate Viktor Yushchenko,” writes Ron Paul, one of the few American politicians who actually opposed such interventionism. Paul’s article is worth reading because it spells out how the U.S. uses NGOs to undermine the political process in foreign countries.
Mr. Kincaid, who counts as his mentor Oliver North, the man who plotted against the Constitution, is deaf to any such reasoning or the fact this country at its founding steered clear of entangling alliances, as Thomas Jefferson declared in his inaugural address in 1801. This idea came to an end during the Spanish-American War, a historical development later enthusiastically celebrated by the neocons and their warmongering supporters and cheerleaders.