7% being the approval rating of the US Congress. Even when one allows for “American statistics”–an unknown branch of mathematics specializing on pulling numbers out of one’s ass depending on ideological preferences–there is very little doubt that the US Congress is very unpopular.
The Senate unanimously approved a nonbinding resolution on Wednesday calling for Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken to designate Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism for actions in Chechnya, Georgia, Syria and Ukraine that resulted “in the deaths of countless innocent men, women and children.” A similar measure had been introduced in the House, where Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to be a strong supporter of its passage. However, the power to designate a state sponsor of terror resides with the State Department. Nevertheless, the Senate’s passage of the resolution puts yet more congressional pressure on the Biden administration to add Russia to a list of state sponsors of terrorism that includes Cuba, North Korea, Iran and Syria. Congress has approved more than $50 billion in aid to Ukraine.
Russians do not really care, but considering the mental state of Biden and who runs State Department, I wouldn’t put past them for such measure being approved. The same rag, the New York Times, citing same American “statistics” and “intel”–a euphemism for BS–also states that:
On Thursday, The New York Times reported that the Biden administration believes that Russia had lost as many as 75,000 soldiers killed or wounded in action during the Ukraine conflict. As a source, the outlet cited an anonymous legislator that had allegedly seen a classified briefing from the State Department, Department of Defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
In related news, the United States also won in Afghanistan and is about to colonize Jupiter. Moscow nonchalantly called this a BS but Peskov made one mistake in doing so, namely:
“This is not a statement by the US administration, this is a newspaper report,” he said. “These days, even the most reputable newspapers do not shun spreading various fakes. Unfortunately, such practices have become increasingly common. This is the way we should treat it.”
implying that NYT is somehow related to “most reputable newspapers”. Calling this tabloid “reputable” is akin to stating that, well, US economy is in great shape. While Biden Admin squabbles about the method of how to react to the recession while not calling it such, the reality, of course, is this:
U.S. economic activity contracted for the second consecutive quarter in Q2, data from the Commerce Department showed Thursday. The Bureau of Economic Analysis’ advance estimate of Q2 U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) showed a 0.9% annualized decrease in economic growth for the three-month period ended June 30. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg expected data to show the U.S. economy grew at an annualized pace of 0.4% last quarter. The decline in GDP comes after U.S. economic activity unexpectedly fell 1.6% during the first quarter, the first negative reading since the second quarter of 2020. Two straight negative GDP prints meets the unofficial definition of a recession.
Always keep in mind, we are talking here about American “statistics”, which also is very good at reporting on the financial, speculation that is, markets, but not that great at understanding real economy. But then again, Western economic “science”, supported by a new brand of American “statistics” still thinks that the US is the largest economy in the world. Hence 75,000 “casualties” of Russia in Ukraine, hence no recession in the US, hence all these fake economic indices one can “interpret” anyway one wants.
In the world, where the truth is not defined and is the matter of the interpretations–hence the aversion to precises sciences–it ALL what we face today is not surprising. And here is where I want to convey this:
Listen attentively for the first minute of MacGregor describing the situation with Mattis’ appointment by Trump. Douglas MacGregor knows this situation from the inside and when explaining reasons for Mattis’ appointment, he encapsulates the way the whole system operates and it DOES NOT operate on substance. It is all about appearances, in this particular case Trump “being enamored by Mattis’ image”. Needless to say that same Mattis, as any contemporary US general, has a non-existent record of military accomplishments other than self-promotion, PR and advancing own career within the Beltway. This applies across the board of American contemporary governance, or whatever passes for it anyway, and gives us a very good glimpse into purely PR and image driven state machine, which is desperate to cover up this massive clusterfuck they created out of the United States in the last 20 years.