by Scott Creighton
Last Thursday President Vladimir Putin sat down for a live Q&A session (transcript), answering questions put to him from reporters and regular people alike who sent in their questions. What should have been the headlines from Putin’s unscripted exchange has been lost in translation, replaced by a psyop attempt that has gone horribly wrong for it’s writers.
This is what should have been the story: a simple and elegant restatement of the history (albeit incomplete) of the color revolution and coup in Ukraine.
… President Yanukovych refused to sign the Association Agreement with the EU. No, he did not refuse to sign it, but said that he could not sign it on the EU conditions, because it would dramatically worsen the socioeconomic situation in Ukraine and affect Ukrainians…
… This provoked public unrest that eventually culminated in an unconstitutional coup, an armed seizure of power.
… Kiev appointed new governors – oligarchs and billionaires – to these regions. People are suspicious of oligarchs as it is. They believe that they earned their riches by exploiting people and embezzling public property, and these oligarchs have been appointed to head their regions. This only added to the public discontent. Putin
Do you see how simple that is? Pretty straight forward, right? The elected president of Ukraine didn’t wish to sign the deal with the EU because he knew it came with strings that demanded austerity for the people and a huge give-away to the oligarchs (kinda like what is happening here in the states) and so he was removed via an illegal coup brought about by Western influences and the people of that country are now dissatisfied because their worst fears about this deal are coming true.
It’s a pretty easy story to understand. Practically writes itself.
However, that’s not the story we’ve been reading either on the MSM corporate media sites or the alternative media. Instead we’ve been treated to the Snowden-Putin Truthers saga; an epic distraction and near colossal fail.
Here in the states are mired in an ever increasing bog of fog and confusion because some PR guy thought it would be useful to have Edward “CISPA” Snowjob call in and ask President Putin a question about Russia spying on their citizens.
For the most part, the distraction aspect of the psyop has worked and worked well. No one is talking about any other part of the Putin Q&A and for the pro-IMF neoliberal propagandists in this country, MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.
But unfortunately, the story has kind of morphed into a sort of a black-eye for the manufactured hero, Edward Snowden with writers and other detractors saying since he tossed Putin a “softball question” which by comparison makes the U.S. look bad, he must therefore be in league with the Red Menace and actually a Russian intelligence agency asset.
Oh, this does not bode well for our manufactured hero, not one bit.
Enter, the counter-counter-spin assets.
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