Tony Cartalucci’s Covering for the Israel Lobby
More misdirection from Cartalucci in his piece “US to Attempt Overthrow of Putin Government.”
His modus operandi is revealed in his rant about the “corporate-funded hit piece” from the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) in the LA Times. While the AEI no doubt receives funding from some on Wall Street, it would be more accurate to describe it as one of the Israel lobby’s most influential think tanks. It’s significant that the office of Kristol & Kagan’s Project for the New American Century (PNAC), the main source of propaganda for the Israeli-inspired Iraq War, was on the 5th floor of the AEI building on 17th St, in downtown Washington.
Why is a pro-Israel think tank so concerned about “democracy” in Russia?
The author of the LA Times op-ed, Leon Aron, provides a clue elsewhere in his denial of the looting of the post-Soviet era by the oligarchs, a number of whom now take refuge from justice in the self-described “Jewish state” and in other oligarch-friendly democracies. For a more detailed critique of Aron’s writing, see Mark Adomanis’ “Who is the world’s worst Russian analyst?”
For readers of Cartalucci, whenever you see the word “corporate” take a closer look to see for whom it provides cover.
Update: Dr. Leon Aron, Director of Russian Studies at the American Enterprise Institute, participated in a panel discussion on “Russia in International Relations: the Strategic Choice” at a 2008 IDC Herziliya conference on the theme of “Russia, the Middle East and the Challenge of Radical Islam.” According to a report in the Russian online daily Kommersant:
Russia was subjected to much criticism for its support of the totalitarian regimes in Iran and Syria. “With the Lebanese Hezbollah gaining strength in the North, Palestinian Hamas in the South and the threat of Iran, the feeling that we look on things the same as Russia does is growing weaker and cooperation is becoming more complicated,” former Israeli minister Natan Sharansky stated in his keynote address.