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Takes on the World
Host Jeff Blankfort
 Jeff Blankfort  Contact Contributor
July 12, 2017, 11:37 a.m.
Blankfort begins by charging Democrats and self-professed liberals with promoting anti-Russian hysteria, citing as examples MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Berkeley Congresswoman Barbara Lee, and NY Times's Charles Blow who are using firepower of Sen. Lindsay Graham, John McCain and Marco Rubio to take Russia-Bashing to Cold War extremes.

He notes that meeting with Putin was lose-lose for Trump but his suggesting an anti-cyber warfare alliance with Russia was naive and Blankfort cites comments from McCain, Graham and Dem. Rep, Adam Schiff making fun of it.

Blankfort points out that latest frenzy about Trump Jr's emails and his and Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort's meeting with Russian lawyer has overshadowed success, thus far, of cease-fire agreement with Trump over souhwest Syria about which today's NY Times mentions not a word.

He then cites Robert Parry who compares the reaction to the Trump Jr.-Russian lawyer meeting with efforts of Clinton campaign to discredit Trump with material purchased from high level Russian government sources.

Blankfort then recounts background of US orchestrated coup in Ukraine that the media now ignores, citing NY Times's David Sanger comment on Monday as example of cover-up, Recalls chronology of Clinton's hiring of neocon Victoria Nuland Kagan from Dick Cheney's office as press spokesperson and how, when Clinton departed, Obama made Nuland Dep. Sec of State for Europe and took on husband, Robert Kagan, co-founder of PNAC, as foreign policy adviser, a position he had held for John McCain. He recalls role of PNAC neocons in producing Iraq war and then updates their status which left and liberal journalists continue to ignore.

He ends program with latest example of Israeli sadism, the theft of more than 300 Euros worth of solar panels donated by the Dutch government to the Palestinian village of Jubbet al-Dhib in Area C, the 60% of the West Bank that the Arafat led PLO, represented by Mahmoud Abbas, effectively surrendered to Israel at Oslo.

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