Alexander Vindman: Trump Is Putin’s ‘Useful Idiot’

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> “President Trump should be considered to be a useful idiot and a fellow traveler, which makes him an unwitting agent of Putin,” he says. Useful idiot is a term commonly used to describe dupes of authoritarian regimes; fellow traveler, in Vindman’s description, is a person who shares Putin’s loathing for democratic norms. > But do you think Russia is blackmailing Trump? “They may or may not have dirt on him, but they don’t have to use it,” he says. “They have more effective and less risky ways to employ him. He has aspirations to be the kind of leader that Putin is, and so he admires him. He likes authoritarian strongmen who act with impunity, without checks and balances. So he’ll try to please Putin.” I like that Vindman points out that Trump may be a puppet because Putin has dirt on him or it could simply be because Putin is someone he looks up to and Putin gives him attention and strokes his ego. All you need to do to get Trump to do what you want is to compliment him. What a fucking fragile ego.


It’s important to realize that Putin does not favor Trump for the reason many people suspect. It is obvious that he was opposed to Hillary winning because she had an anti-Russian stance, that much we know, but Putin would’ve supported anyone opposing her. The fact that Trump is divisive is icing on the cake for Putin. Russia’s goal was to divide, not a decades long attempt to make him president. It just so happened Trump was the best candidate in Russia’s eyes to divide the US – polarization. What better way to embarrass the US on a global scale than showing the world they chose an incompetent, selfish racist? Even the Bush administration had a Cheney running it.


Alexander Vindman is an American Hero.


The Cold War never ended. When Bush declared victory in the Cold War, the U.S. stopped worrying about Russia (U.S.S.R.) starting a shooting war, but Russia never stopped fighting against the U.S. Russia shed its U.S.S.R. baggage, regrouped and kept fighting. The battle front became “information”. Things like Facebook have been a boon for Russia, as well as narcissists like Hannity, and Limbaugh. Everyone just accepted Russia as an ally, especially the oil and gas people who are all aligned with the republicans, they have been getting manipulated since day one. The Russians have been conducting state sponsored hacking against countries and important politicians and businessmen since before the Soviet Union fell. The republicans, and their mouth pieces have been compromised for years, Trump is just one more step in the process, and they’ve got white people who hate non-whites, non-Christians, non-straight people to blindly follow them to destroy their own country because of hatred. It’s not the republicans pulling the strings, it’s Putin. If Trump is elected or if he declares victory and Marshall law and the military follows him, then we’ve lost the country to Putin. This is no joke, it’s bigger and deeper than you think.


Vindman is a brave immigrant hero!