Friday, June 16, 2017

Dan Kovalik — The Plot to Scapegoat Russia: How the CIA and the Deep State Have Conspired to Vilify Putin

From the publisher 
An in-depth look at the decades-long effort to escalate hostilities with Russia and what it portends for the future.
Since 1945, the US has justified numerous wars, interventions, and military build-ups based on the pretext of the Russian Red Menace, even after the Soviet Union collapsed at the end of 1991 and Russia stopped being Red. In fact, the two biggest post-war American conflicts, the Korean and Vietnam wars, were not, as has been frequently claimed, about stopping Soviet aggression or even influence, but about maintaining old colonial relationships. Similarly, many lesser interventions and conflicts, such as those in Latin America, were also based upon an alleged Soviet threat, which was greatly overblown or nonexistent. And now the specter of a Russian Menace has been raised again in the wake of Donald Trump’s election.
The Plot to Scapegoat Russia examines the recent proliferation of stories, usually sourced from American state actors, blaming and manipulating the threat of Russia, and the long history of which this episode is but the latest chapter. It will show readers two key things: (1) the ways in which the United States has needlessly provoked Russia, especially after the collapse of the USSR, thereby squandering hopes for peace and cooperation; and (2) how Americans have lost out from this missed opportunity, and from decades of conflicts based upon false premises. These revelations, amongst other, make The Plot to Scapegoat Russia one of the timeliest reads of 2017.
"A powerful contradiction to the present US narrative of the world . . . As shown here, fake news is thriving in Washington, DC."--Oliver Stone, Academy Award winning director and screenwriter
From the Author 
This book grew out of an article I wrote called, "Listen Liberals: Russia is Not Our Enemy." The book attempts to counter the anti-Russia hysteria which is being pushed by the intelligence community, the mainstream media and the Democratic Party. This anti-Russia hysteria is leading out country towards a confrontation with Russia which is both unnecessary and quite dangerous. In many ways, the book is a plea for peace.

I think the reader will find the book to be unique and surprising, connecting numerous issues and ideas in ways which I hope will lead to a greater understanding of our country's historic relationship with Russia and the rest of the world.

It was a whirlwind writing the book because we wanted to make sure it got out in a timely way while also being of the highest quality. With the help of Skyhorse Publishing, I think we accomplished this goal.

This is my first book, and I am quite excited about it. I am donating 50% of my proceeds of the book to UNICEF's project in eastern Ukraine which is in grave crisis, with over 1 million children in grave need of food support.
About the Author 
Daniel Kovalik has been a labor and human rights lawyer since graduating from Columbia Law School in 1993. He has represented plaintiffs in ATS cases arising out of egregious human rights abuses in Colombia. He received the David W. Mills Mentoring Fellowship from Stanford Law School, has written extensively for the Huffington Post and Counterpunch, and has lectured throughout the world.
The Plot to Scapegoat Russia: How the CIA and the Deep State Have Conspired to Vilify Putin
Dan Kovalik
Skyhorse Publishing (June 6, 2017)

1 comment:

Kaivey said...

Looks good.

I battled it out on the Guardian Cif the other day. Readers were putting up all this stuff about how bad Putin was. I said where's the evidence? One guy put out an article about all the Russians who had been allegedly murdered in Britain, but in most cases British police suspected no crime, but The Inquisitor said CIA evidence was different. When I looked into it, the Inquisitor also mentioned the Russian mafia. So I did an internet search and discovered that it was definitely the Russian mafia and some government officials. Officials could mean anyone, bureaucrats, civil servants.

I spent a good hour counteracting all the anti Putin bias. So, some Russians in the UK were involved in organised crime, or were witnesses for a stolen £300,000. But where's the link to Putin? It's all propaganda. I wished I had thought of it, but I should have mentioned the Clinton body count. Now if I had made an allegation the Guardian would have removed my post. But I should have said, look at the amount of people who have died around the Clintons, but is the press pointing the finger? But the point is, you can have a lot of organised crime in the top end of politics, but this doesn't mean to say that any politicians were involved. I could have nailed them all.