The costs of the mainstream U.S. media’s wildly anti-Moscow bias in the Ukraine crisis are adding up, as the Obama administration has decided to react to alleged “Russian aggression” by investing as much as $1 trillion in modernizing the U.S. nuclear weapons arsenal.
On Monday, a typically slanted New York Times article justified these modernization plans by describing “Russia on the warpath” and adding: “Congress has expressed less interest in atomic reductions than looking tough in Washington’s escalating confrontation with Moscow.”…Russia has also announced its intention to beef up its nuclear arsenal. China won't be sitting on the sidelines just watching either.
Cold War II is here, along with a renewed arms race, and the military-industrial complex is celebrating and toasting their neocon partners for another job well done.
Where I think Parry falls short is in apparently missing that the neocon objective all along has been regime change in Russia to a neoliberal regime that makes Russia an other US vassal. The objective now is "spontaneous" uprising in Russia and the US actively promoting it. John McCain lead the charge for regime change in the Ukraine and he has now shifted his focus to Russia and replacing democratically elected President Putin with a "democratic" uprising similar to the US backed and financed on that overthrew the democratically elected president of the Ukraine in a "democratic" uprising led by neo-Nazis. (But they were "our" neo-Nazis.")
This is dangerous ground. Russia is not the Ukraine, and Putin is forewarned.
Incidentally, right-wing conspiracy sites were calling this and documenting it many month before it happened, while the press and pundits on the left missed it.
High Cost of Bad Journalism on Ukraine