In the wake of Michael Flynn's resignation, we know the following:
Isn't complaining about something the opposite of sanctioning it?
I thought I knew the mean of the word "sanction", and I did.
But apparently it also means the exact opposite:
1. a threatened penalty for disobeying a law or rule.
2. official permission or approval for an action.
1. give official permission or approval for (an action).
2. impose a sanction or penalty on.
If he sanctioned discussion on Russian meddling, he would be maligned for attacking freedom of speech and freedom of the press.
I think most people know that the Russian collusion theory is pretty B.S., but people still talk about it. As long as they are talking about that, they aren't creating another ridiculous story line. Stick with the devil you know so to speak.
the only one keeping the Russian crap in the headlines, is Trump with his incessant idiotic tweeting about it. If he'd shut up about it, it'd be gone with in a week, but every morning the runs off a string of tweets about it, and the MSM talks about those all day.
Well all of the pedantic details aside, what's the end-game here anyway and the Cold-War-esque obsessions with Russia?
My perception is that the "West" is a Paper Tiger, and a war with Russia or China is the last thing they'd want given that I have suspicions that they'd easily lose despite their rather naïve faith in their 'superior military technology', most media myths thereof a la the Military Channel are essentially just state propaganda.
So even if worst came to worst, and the conspiracy theory about "Russian hacking" turned out to be true, I don't think it'll amount to anything other than the West bending over backwards for them, and in the unlikely event that warhawks managed to push for a war with Russia, it'd just mean the end of the "West" and all of its mythos, which might be a deserved end at that. The Colonists becoming the Colonized would be an interesting turn of events that would be fascinating to watch unfold.