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Monday, July 16, 2018

Glenn Greenwald, Do you want to see white supremacists rule the world?

Clearly, Putin has made Trump an offer he can't refuse.
On Democracy Now today, Glenn Greenwald said:
Yes, it’d be great if we had better leaders, but the leaders of the countries that have 90 percent of the nuclear stockpile happen to be Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. That’s not going to change. So the question is not “Do we wish we had better leaders?” The question is “Do we want these two countries trying to talk and resolve their differences peacefully, or do we want them isolating one another and feeling besieged and belligerent and attacked, which heightens all the tensions that Joe has devoted his career to combating?” 
This guy is really slick!

No Glenn Greenwald, the question is: Do we want these two white supremacists with nuclear weapons collaborating to dominate the world?

He calls them leaders! I would advise all to follow neither of Greenwald's "leaders"

Joe Cirincione missed the point when he responded:
Glenn is right: Russia alone is a small country, economy about the size of Italy, less organized than Italy’s economy. It’s strong on a periphery. It’s not a global threat. But this stuff? This cyberwarfare? This is a threat to us, and it’s only going to get worse, unless we fight back, unless we take the kinds of steps we need to protect our country. President Trump is not only not doing that, he’s actively cooperating with Putin to promote these kinds of attacks on democracies all over the world.
Its not just cyberwarfare that is the problem, it is cyberwarfare and every other type of warfare now being mobilized in support of a worldwide white nationalist project that sees Vladimir Putin as its leader, and now has Donald Trump in control of the United States executive branch.

Notice how Democracy Now artfully side-stepped this crucial aspect of the question? The closest pass was Greenwald's mention of something he called "a resurgent “alt-right” throughout Europe." Can we say racism? Can we say white supremacy? What is "alt-right" anyway? Merriam-Webster gives us the conservative definition:
: a right-wing, primarily online political movement or grouping based in the U.S. whose members reject mainstream conservative politics and espouse extremist beliefs and policies typically centered on ideas of white nationalism
Even Merriam-Webster has to finally concede the point that Wikipedia gets to straight away:
The alt-right, or alternative right, is a loosely-connected and somewhat ill-defined[1] grouping of white supremacists/white nationalists, neo-Nazis, neo-fascists, neo-Confederates and other far-right[2][3][4] fringe hate groups.[5][6]
Where did Greenwald's term come from? Wikipedia is helpful there to:
White supremacist[29] Richard B. Spencer initially promoted the term in 2010 in reference to a movement centered on white nationalism and according to the Associated Press did so to disguise overt racism, white supremacism, neo-fascism and neo-Nazism.[30][31][32]
I highly recommend you be very distrustful of any who uses the term "alt-right" to hide the true nature of this virulent Euro-US white supremacists power grab that is the real clear and present danger to the peace and security of the planet.

My post "summit" comment:
Clearly, Putin has made Trump an offer he can't refuse. We just don't know what it is yet.
And BTW, a handler debriefing his joe (which always happens in a private meeting) is not a summit.

See also: Glenn Greenwald finds a tree missing, declares no forest exists!

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