The Real Reason Russia Is Supporting Trump – Its Not What You Think

The ‘Russian’ hack of Democrat Party servers has been dominating headlines recently, people are outraged that outside actors from Russia (Putin) and Sweden (Assange) are trying to manipulate US elections. It is hard to believe, but the Democrats have actually succeeded in deflection attention away from their scandalous leak and towards the Russians.
Wikileaks revealed how the primary system was indeed rigged all along, how the Clinton camp paid of CNN and MSNBC to spin news in her favor and how Democrat elites coordinated to sabotage the Sanders campaign – the head of the DNC even resigned amidst the scandal!
The short attention span of the American public is truly remarkable, less than a week after this leak, Democrats have seemingly all, but forgot about this and moved on. Damage control went into immediate effect and people are now more angry over the notion that ‘those evil Russians are working for Trump’ than about the contents of the leak itself.
Let us just remember for a moment that there is no actual proof yet that the Russians are behind the hack, it is all speculation. The same FBI that investigated Hillary and let her off the hook for her email scandal is now the same agency ‘investigating’ if Russians are behind the hack. Gee, I wonder how that is going to turn out for them….
Don’t get me wrong, Trump has not exactly helped the cause, going on national television the day after and stating that the Russian’s should hack Hillary and find all her deleted emails. Trump later went on to say that he was “being sarcastic“, but the damage was already done. His statements could not have fit in any better with the Democrats rhetoric – blaming the Russians for the attack – and the main stream media has since taken the story and let it run.
What you international readers must realize is that here in the west, there is almost a complete media blackout from Russian news, headlines and information. This is only speculation, but if you were to poll all Americans citizens and ask how many of them have even heard Putin speak once, based on personal experience, I bet less than 10% of US citizens would say they have.
Here in the western world we read and hear about “Russian aggression” on a regular basis. Dating back to the Cold War, US citizens have been taught to fear the Russians and indoctrinated to believe they are the bad guys – instigating and raising tensions around the world. As we are seeing today, this makes them the perfect scapegoat.
But the fact remains, if Russia did indeed hack the Democrats and are responsible for releasing so much damning evidence against them, why didn’t they do this to Republicans? If Russia did this intentionally to sabotage Clinton and ensure Trump would become elected, why are the Russians supporting Trump?
The notion that Trump and Putin are somehow working and coordinating together is completely asinine. Russia does not like or support the United States in any way, shape or fashion. If you have any quarrels about this, listen to Putin’s speech from just a few weeks ago.
If Putin and Russian’s are indeed trying to effect the American elections and support Trump, it is not because he is working with Trump, it is because Russia believes a Trump presidency would be a disaster for the west and therefore to the benefit of Russia.
Over the years, Russia and China have developed a close relationship. They are military partners, regularly conducting military drills with one another and have even signed a mutual defense pact. Their economic and political philosophies are closely aligned and they share the same common interests.
Earlier this year in an interview with The Wall Street Journal, China’s Finance Minister Lou Jiwei called Donald Trump “irrational” adding that “the United States wouldn’t be entitled to world leadership” if it elected a man like Donald Trump as President. He went on to explain how Trumps proposals, particularly towards the World Trade Organization and China would be an economic disaster, explaining how China’s economy is more intertwined with the United States than Trump realizes.
With the close relationship between China and Russia in modern times, with leaders of the Chinese government openly stating a Trump Presidency would be a disaster for the United States, it is no stretch to wonder why Russia would try to work to get Trump elected. It is not because Russia and Trump are best buddies, secretly working behind the scenes together, it is because Russia, like China, believes that Trump is an absolute joke and a Trump presidency would be in Russia’s best national interest.


Video: America in State of Civil Unrest over Trump Presidency

(ZHEHaving started on election night, and continuing into Wednesday, tens of thousands of mostly young Americans across major US cities protested the election of Donald Trump as the 45th US president into Wednesday night and Thursday morning, with the protests at times turning into controlled riots. Some demonstrators burned flags and smashed store windows. Dozens of arrests have been made following the rallies.
As Bloomberg put it, the “raw divisions exposed by the presidential race were on full display across America on Wednesday, as protesters flooded city streets to condemn Donald Trump’s election in demonstrations that police said were mostly peaceful,” although video evidence showed otherwise.
 From New England to heartland cities like Kansas City and along the West Coast, many thousands of demonstrators carried flags and anti-Trump signs, disrupting traffic and declaring that they refused to accept Trump’s triumph.
 In Chicago, where thousands had recently poured into the streets to celebrate the Chicago Cubs’ first World Series victory in over a century, several thousand people marched through the Loop. They gathered outside Trump Tower, chanting “Not my president!”
 In Manhattan, a protest drew about 1,000 people. Outside Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in midtown, police installed barricades to keep the demonstrators at bay.
 In Washington DC., marchers protesting Trump’s election chanted and carried signs in front of the Trump International Hotel. Media outlets broadcast video Wednesday night showing a peaceful crowd in front of the new downtown hotel. Many chanted “No racist USA, no Trump, no KKK.”
 In Philadelphia, protesters gathered near City Hall despite chilly, wet weather. Participants — who included both supporters of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who lost to Clinton in the primary — expressed anger at both Republicans and Democrats over the election’s outcome.
 In Boston, thousands of anti-Trump protesters streamed through downtown, chanting “Trump’s a racist” and carrying signs that said “Impeach Trump” and “Abolish Electoral College.” Clinton appears to be on pace to win the popular vote, despite losing the electoral count that decides the presidential race.
 In Minnesota, a protest that began at the State Capitol Tuesday night with about 100 people swelled at is moved into downtown St. Paul, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported. Protesters blocked downtown streets and traveled west on University Avenue where they shouted expletives about Trump in English and Spanish.
 In Des Moines, Iowa, hundreds of students walked out of area high schools at 10:30 a.m. to protest Trump’s victory, the Des Moines Register reported. The protests, which were coordinated on social media, lasted 15 to 45 minutes.
 In Dallas activists gathered by the dozens outside the city’s sports arena, the American Airlines Center.
 In Oregon, dozens of people blocked traffic in downtown Portland, burned American flags and forced a delay for trains on two light-rail lines. Earlier, the protest in downtown drew several Trump supporters, who taunted the demonstrators with signs. A lone Trump supporter was chased across Pioneer Courthouse Square and hit in the back with a skateboard before others intervened.
 In Oakland, CA, several thousand chanting, sign-waving people gathered in Frank Ogawa Plaza, once again smashing windows and harming public and private property like a night before.
 In San Francisco, hundreds are marching along Market Avenue, one of the city’s main avenues, to join a vigil in the Castro District, a predominantly gay neighborhood.
 In Los Angeles, protesters on the steps of City Hall burned a giant papier mache Trump head in protest, later, in the streets they whacked a Trump piñata.
 In Seattle, many held anti-Trump and Black Lives Matter signs and chanted slogans, including “Misogyny has to go,” and “The people united, will never be defeated.” Five people were shot and injured in an area near the protest, but police said the shootings and the demonstration were unrelated.
Courtesy of RT, we have the following assorted video footage of America’s protests:

— Aleah J-N (@ajn_dc) November 10, 2016


Russia is ready to restore relations with the US

(rt) Russia is ready and looks forward to restoring bilateral relations with the United States, Russian President Vladimir Putin said, commenting on the news of Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential election.
“We heard [Trump’s] campaign rhetoric while still a candidate for the US presidency, which was focused on restoring the relations between Russia and the United States,” President Putin said, speaking at the presentation ceremony of foreign ambassadors’ letters of credentials in Moscow.
“We understand and are aware that it will be a difficult path in the light of the degradation in which, unfortunately, the relationship between Russia and the US are at the moment,” he added.
Speaking about the degraded state of relations between the countries, the president once again stressed that “it is not our fault that Russia-US relations are as you see them.”
Earlier today, in a message to Donald Trump the Russian President expressed confidence that the dialogue between Moscow and Washington, in keeping with each other’s views, meets the interests of both Russia and the US.
The Russian leader noted in the message that he hopes to address some “burning issues that are currently on the international agenda, and search for effective responses to the challenges of the global security,” RIA Novosti reported.
On top of it, Putin has expressed confidence that “building a constructive dialogue between Moscow and Washington, based on principles of equality, mutual respect and each other’s positions, meets the interests of the peoples of our countries and of the entire international community.”
Russian State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin has also expressed hope that Trump’s victory in the presidential election will help pave the way for a more constructive dialogue between Moscow and Washington.
“The current US-Russian relations cannot be called friendly. Hopefully, with the new US president a more constructive dialogue will be possible between our countries,” he said.
“The Russian Parliament will welcome and support any steps in this direction,” Volodin added on Wednesday.
Commenting on Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential election, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Russia will judge the new US administration by its actions and take appropriate steps in response.
“We are ready to work with any US leader elected by the US people,” the minister said on Wednesday.
“I can’t say that all the previous US leaders were always predictable. This is life, this is politics. I have heard many words but we will judge by actions.”
According to many observers, US-Russia relations are now at their lowest point since the Cold War. Putin has repeatedly noted that the worsening of Russia’s relations with the US“was not our choice,” however.
For things to improve between Moscow and Washington, the US should first and foremost start acting like an equal partner and respect Russia’s interests rather than try to dictate terms, Putin said last month.
The US will have to negotiate with Russia on finding solutions to international issues as no state is now able to act alone, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said last week, adding that problems in bilateral relations began to mount long before the Ukrainian crisis broke out in 2014.