Former US Diplomats Warn Russia Hysteria Undermining US Interests

“It’s not good for U.S. Russian relations. People should be able to meet with him (Russian Ambassador) without fear of being called a double-agent."
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    A growing number of former US ambassadors and other diplomats are issuing statements loudly criticizing the “hysteria” within Congress and aspects of the US media regarding Russia, and in particular the obsession with demonizing those officials who have met with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

    Describing the efforts as a “witch-hunt” the officials noted that Kislyak’s job as Ambassador to the United States is to meet with US officials, with former US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul saying it was wrong to discourage officials from doing so.

    Others rejected the idea that Kislyak would’ve been involved in a plot against the US election, saying it would’ve made no sense to have Russia’s top public representative carry out such a clandestine action, particularly since the meetings were largely public knowledge in the first place.



    Interestingly the criticism, which comes from appointees from both parties, strongly echoes Russia’s own reaction to the various political scandals surrounding Trump Administration figures having contact with the Ambassador, arguing that the whole tone of the accusations is troubling and rooted in conspiratorial thinking.


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    • phyllia

      Those meetings during the election are perceived as deal making. Putin didn’t help Trump without placing conditions on the espionage. Putting Russian relations in the RNC platform looks suspicious. Timing is everything, when the country feels undermined.

    • James Wherry

      I’ve long criticized President Putin for wanting to re-start the Cold War. Now I see there are people in the “Deep State” of our own government that want to do the same thing.

      Take a step back, boys: those are still nuclear weapons we have pointed at one another!

      • tapatio

        Again, the Zionist shill, James Wherry is lying. Putin has NEVER tried to “restart the cold war”. Russia is an ISOLATIONIST country – it’s their national mentality. The ONLY reason they took/held territory after WW II is that they lost TWENTY MILLION CIVILIANS to Germany and swore “Never Again”. Surely the Jew’s boot-lick can comprehend that phrase.

        Russia, like China and other nations refuses to come under the domination of the Jew Rothschild-Bilderberg Predatory Capitalist Cartel, that controls America today. The clearly stated goal of that Jewish cartel is world domination.

        For those who are unaware, James Wherry is the “resident” Zionist troll on Mint Press. His function is to denigrate the articles here and attack anyone who tells the truth about US Imperialism, Zionism, Judaism or its gods – the Rothschild-Bilderberg Predatory Empire.

        Mr Wherry is a former major in the US Army who was employed in “Civil Affairs”, the organization that involved in “enhanced” techniques to render populations docile and obedient to whatever puppet the Empire placed over them. He has bragged on Mint Press about helping to train the state terrorists of Uganda.

        Mr. Wherry is also what is called a “gay” chickenhawk – older men who prey on young boys.. It’s actually a sub-species of ped0phile – too cowardly to actually run the risk of attacking children and turns their attention to barely legal young men. In Mr Wherry’s case, he obtained a young Filipino boy through a web site that handles such transactions, brought the boy to the US and “married” him. Presumably, the boy’s birth certificate is authentic (difficult to know in a country like the Philippines, where any official document is available for under $100). At any event, Mr Wherry appears to be a very, very dissipated 50-something and the boy looks like he should be in junior high school.

        I know this because James Wherry trolled me for some months, on this site, until I became sufficiently irritated. He was stupid enough to use his real name and a traceable photo, making it easy to investigate him and do a background check.

        ANY CREATURE THAT WOULD MAKE THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT HAS A VERY DISEASED MIND…………………..

        “”I’m very happy about it,” James Wherry said. “Marriage is the bedrock of our society. I hope that same-sex couples can rejuvenate and revitalize marriage and give it the respect it is due.””

        https://www.facebook.com/james.wherry.39

        http://wrbl.com/2015/06/27/local-reaction-to-scotus-decision/

        http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/local/article29462263.html

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtrbvD22CEQ

        Anyone wishing to chat with James Wherry on the subjects of Jew crimes, Jews defrauding of America and war crime involvement by US Army “Civil Affairs” could do so at this address…………….
        JAMES WHERRY
        6300 MILGEN RD, APT 1403
        COLUMBUS, GA 31907
        (Wherry claims to have moved from the above address)
        OR AT
        6450 Way Ave Bldg 2839 • Fort Benning, GA 31905
        (Fort Benning is home of School of the Americas. Wherry has claimed that he has never worked at Fort Benning – he lied)

        I’m sure Wherry would also love to show how to buy boy s-x slaves from third world countries and show the one he brought home from the Philippines

        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/41552bce54334c0d9b59d2b4793c100bdfa92cfa1e1c506c9b7637c9d62adf51.jpg

        • James Wherry

          *YAWN* Yes, yes Putin has tried to do so with his own rhetoric and antagonistic actions to include submarines in NATO waters.

          “tapatio” is an anonymous poster and resident neo-NAZ! on this website who simply hates JEWS. His goal is to see them ALL dead. The existence of Israel is an impediment to that greater goal. “tapatio” supports any dictator he thinks will help achieve his goal (to include Assad, the Ayatollah Khameini, etc.). “tapatio” supports any authoritarian regime that helps the dictators to do that.

          https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3e352b74ccce71fc3a71f82cfd67653b97fd368b27708beb50c7817a58e24e08.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4dbdf69223cf9ba788f648a53b63aa38fc716ddf45016a469ad192f295d8cb62.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/25e84fe2ad139a8841ab258719056c8985d09015280be4a7ee2c8d7c5e19ce1e.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/06667133e2ad608984dba8dd724589bea299038cd13ddb082fde4042aae56dcc.jpg

          • tapatio

            Chickenhawk, let’s see some EVIDENCE that Russian submarines intentionally entered territorial waters of NATO member countries (there is NO SUCH THING as “NATO waters”).

            The Zionist troll and sxxual predator, James Wherry knows nothing about me, other than what I post. Early in blogging, I received death threats and dropped anything that would identify me. He squeals “Naz!” continually. However, I’m a Vietnam vet, former lieutenant in the US Navy (discharged due to a wound), member of Vietnam Veterans Against the War for more than 45 years, teacher and peace/justice activist for more than 45 years.

            James Wherry, on the other hand has an “interesting” background with abundant proof……………………

            For those who are unaware, James Wherry is the “resident” Zionist troll on Mint Press. His function is to denigrate the articles here and attack anyone who tells the truth about US Imperialism, Zionism, Judaism or its gods – the Rothschild-Bilderberg Predatory Empire.

            Mr Wherry is a former major in the US Army who was employed in “Civil Affairs”, the organization that involved in “enhanced” techniques to render populations docile and obedient to whatever puppet the Empire placed over them. He has bragged on Mint Press about helping to train the state terrorists of Uganda.

            Mr. Wherry is also what is called a “gay” chickenhawk – older men who prey on young boys.. It’s actually a sub-species of ped0phile – too cowardly to actually run the risk of attacking children and turns their attention to barely legal young men. In Mr Wherry’s case, he obtained a young Filipino boy through a web site that handles such transactions, brought the boy to the US and “married” him. Presumably, the boy’s birth certificate is authentic (difficult to know in a country like the Philippines, where any official document is available for under $100). At any event, Mr Wherry appears to be a very, very dissipated 50-something and the boy looks like he should be in junior high school.

            I know this because James Wherry trolled me for some months, on this site, until I became sufficiently irritated. He was stupid enough to use his real name and a traceable photo, making it easy to investigate him and do a background check.

            ANY CREATURE THAT WOULD MAKE THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT HAS A VERY DISEASED MIND…………………..

            “”I’m very happy about it,” James Wherry said. “Marriage is the bedrock of our society. I hope that same-sex couples can rejuvenate and revitalize marriage and give it the respect it is due.””

            https://www.facebook.com/james.wherry.39

            http://wrbl.com/2015/06/27/local-reaction-to-scotus-decision/

            http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/local/article29462263.html

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtrbvD22CEQ

            Anyone wishing to chat with James Wherry on the subjects of Jew crimes, Jews defrauding of America and war crime involvement by US Army “Civil Affairs” could do so at this address…………….
            JAMES WHERRY
            6300 MILGEN RD, APT 1403
            COLUMBUS, GA 31907
            (Wherry claims to have moved from the above address)
            OR AT
            6450 Way Ave Bldg 2839 • Fort Benning, GA 31905
            (Fort Benning is home of School of the Americas. Wherry has claimed that he has never worked at Fort Benning – he lied)

            I’m sure Wherry would also love to show how to buy boy s-x slaves from third world countries and show the one he brought home from the Philippines
            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ef36dd3ddf7b6493e8815dcc906f0b8f6072f60f996280a199c237e26fcd5843.jpg