Craige McMillan is a longtime commentator for WND.
Before the late Natalie Grant Wraga died, this foremost expert on Russian disinformation said that the Soviets had become so good at the game that sometimes only 10 percent of their message was disinformation. The difficulty, she often said, was in deciphering which 10 percent of their message was false.
Mrs. Wraga died at the age of 101, alert and active up until the last. Lately I’ve found myself wondering, what would she have said of Igor Panarin’s Thanksgiving turkey, roasted to perfection and delivered to the American media last November 25?
His prediction, you may remember, was that as a result of the financial crisis now unfolding, the United States would break apart into four or six different nations aligned with various economic, social, or nearby national interests.
The United States is actually perfectly poised for such a breakup. An illegal alien was elected president by just over half the nation’s population. The elites that allowed him to take office as president know he lacks the necessary citizenship (perhaps the only application of “don’t ask, don’t tell” they’ve ever supported). Many of the voters suspect, too. But for the moment they have chosen to remain silent – because of their fear of losing everything in an economic collapse.
But what if the collapse accelerates? And what if bailing out all the financiers who supported the Democrats bankrupts the nation, leaving nothing for ordinary citizens? Will other nations take seriously the IOUs being issued upon future generations by an illegal government? I doubt it. The treasury will quickly find itself consigned to junk bond status by investors. The consequences? Oh, let’s guess a 30 percent interest rate (not difficult to imagine if you’ve tapped out your credit cards and missed a payment).
As the old party phrase goes: When the money is gone, the party is over. And when the government can’t provide the goodies anymore, well … it’s anybody’s guess where those Obama Democrats will turn next time. The elites would go for the European Union. I doubt the illegals they’ve added to the voter rolls will follow. Yeah, it’s red state vs. blue state, squared.
There was a lot of bad publicity over the feds release of a report warning about returning soldiers as a potential security threat. To most of us it’s ridiculous political propaganda. After all, our soldiers take an oath to uphold the Constitution. But the feds issued that report as a pre-emptive strike. Maybe they’re afraid somebody actually will uphold the Constitution?
Getting back to our turkey, was this the 10 percent of Russia’s overall message to America that was disinformation? Or was 10 percent of this message disinformation – leaving 90 percent a serious analysis by a former KGB analyst and diplomatic teacher? Or perhaps it was the pronouncement of a Russian academic, simply enjoying his 15 minutes of fame in the world media spotlight.
The last is easy to deal with. While the American media have described him as a “professor,” the Russian newspaper Izvestia describes him as a military strategist. That would mean he is a part of the Russian intelligence apparatus.
The Russians have benefited greatly from their expertise at disseminating disinformation. The American left – which includes 90 percent or more of the media, soaked it up; perhaps because it meshed so well with their self-hatred, which was frequently disguised as a hatred of America, democracy and personal freedom. Godless communism became their ideal; godlessness their god.
Perhaps they shall finally have their own nation as a result of their folly.