The US propaganda machine has just confirmed what establishment's worst nightmare would be: a great coalition of Bernie Sanders with the Greens
Another story of alleged 'Russian interference' in the 2016 US presidential election came on surface after Robert Mueller charged 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities that assisted Kremlin's efforts to interfere in the election through an information warfare.
The report reveals the names of the alleged conspirators, but still, we should be very skeptical with any 'proof' about any case, coming from US agencies, as their capability to construct false evidence to promote certain agendas is recorded and well-known for decades.
But even if we accept these findings, the report actually clarifies three basic facts:
1st, that Russia did not actually 'hacked' the election, that is, did not altered the result through any kind of direct voting fraud, as previous 'Russiagate' stories were indirectly implied. These individuals were trying to reinforce support for certain candidates though information campaigns in social media and elsewhere. Well, the United States are doing much worse things in foreign countries when they want regime change. It's good that this has been clarified.
2nd, the report states that these campaigns were in favor of Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders and Jill Stein, but there is absolutely no evidence that these individuals were connected with those candidates in any way.
3rd, after the election, the individuals were organizing both pro-Trump and anti-Trump events! For example, as described in a paragraph, “After the election of Donald Trump in or around November 2016, Defendants and their co-conspirators used false U.S. personas to organize and coordinate U.S. political rallies in support of then president-elect Trump, while simultaneously using other false U.S. personas to organize and coordinate U.S. political rallies protesting the results of the 2016 U.S. presidential election. For example, in or around November 2016, Defendants and their co-conspirators organized a rally in New York through one ORGANIZATION-controlled group designed to “show your support for President-Elect Donald Trump” held on or about November 12, 2016. At the same time, Defendants and their co-conspirators, through another ORGANIZATION-controlled group, organized a rally in New York called “Trump is NOT my President” held on or about November 12, 2016. Similarly, Defendants and their co-conspirators organized a rally entitled “Charlotte Against Trump” in Charlotte, North Carolina, held on or about November 19, 2016.”
The above practice resembles Vladislav Surkov's method of 'non-linear' war that was expanded in the political and economical field and was tested inside Russia, but adopted also by Western politicians to manipulate the masses in their countries, as you can see in the following short video by Adam Curtis:
In essence, the concept of non-linear war has been adopted long before Surkov by the US war machine after WWII. The ultimate goal was not to win any war, but to fulfill specific targets. Similar methods of public control and manipulation were adopted by the metropolitan centers of modern propaganda and neoliberalism: the United States and the United Kingdom.
Yet, the most interesting outcome of the story is the reaction by many of the big media, part of the US propaganda machine. They rushed to create big headlines putting – in many cases - Trump, Sanders and Stein together, giving the impression (again) that they directly colluded with Russia.
This is a classic tactic that have been analyzed in the blog, on the occasion of 2016 US elections. The establishment attempts to smear real progressives by equalizing them with Trump through false accusations, while at the same time completely erases their huge ideological and political differences. The ultimate goal: to lead voters back to the neoliberal political center, expressed by mainstream politicians like Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, who have been portrayed as the key 'victims' of this case.
Of course, beyond the impressive headlines, the big media didn't bother to mention that Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton, even after the dirty war against him by the DNC, and that he fully and openly aligned with the 'Russiagate' establishment narratives, through various statements.
Yet, we should thank the US propaganda machine because through its anxiety to grab another chance to smear both Bernie Sanders and Jill Stein, confirmed what establishment's worst nightmare would be: a great coalition of Bernie with the Greens.