Joseph Goebbels, Hitler's chief propagandist, said "If you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it, and you will even come to believe it yourself." It's time to dismantle one of those oft-repeated lies. The truth is that the Democratic National Committee and US intelligence agencies are interfering in American elections. They aren't the only ones, but the DNC and US intelligence--with the help of most cable news channels and major newspapers--have been feeding Americans a steady diet of anti-Russia fearmongering. They are perpetrating a great Russian interference hoax with the explicit purpose of diverting American attention from ballot box machinations going on in this country. A global pandemic may have swept the globe, but we still face an election in November. However people may choose to vote, it is important that we discern fact from fiction as we make our choices at the ballot boxes.
There is much talk of a new Cold War. But a good diplomat must understand Russia’s history, their fears, and their national interests.