NOAM CHOMSKY It's a pretty remarkable fact that-first of all it is a joke Half the world is cracking up in laughter The United States doesn't just interfere in elections It overthrows governments it doesn't like institutes military dictatorships Simply in the case of Russia alone-it's the least of it-the US government under Clinton intervened quite blatantly and openly then tried to conceal it to get their man Yeltsin in in all sorts of ways So this as I say it's considered-it's turning the United States again into a laughingstock in the world So why are the Democrats focusing on this? In fact why are they focusing so much attention on the one element of Trump's programs which is fairly reasonable the one ray of light in this gloom trying to reduce tensions with Russia? That's-the tensions on the Russian border are extremely serious They could escalate to a major terminal war Efforts to try to reduce them should be welcomed Just a couple of days ago the former US ambassador to Russia Jack Matlock came out and said he just can't believe that so much attention is being paid to apparent efforts by the incoming administration to establish connections with Russia He said Sure that's just what they ought to be doing So meanwhile this one topic is the primary locus of concern and critique while meanwhile the policies are proceeding step by step which are extremely destructive and harmful So you know yeah maybe the Russians tried to interfere in the election That's not a major issue Maybe the people in the Trump campaign were talking to the Russians Well OK not a major point certainly less than is being done constantly And it is a kind of a paradox I think that the one issue that seems to inflame the Democratic opposition is the one thing that has some justification and reasonable aspects to it c-bassmeow Noam Chomsky’s piercing comments on the Democrat’s “Russia stole our election!” obsession From an interview with DemocracyNow Meme

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