When you watch coverage of Russia in the US and UK mainstream media, know that many of the so-called ‘foreign policy’ experts are actually on the payroll of deep state think tanks which are extensions of the western military industrial complex. This is important to remember as you see them constantly advocating in western media for a more aggressive stance against Russia.
The same goes for individuals touted in the media as having ‘evidence’ which they always claim implicates Russia and Syria for various and sundry misdeeds – and in every case, their fallacious case is directly tied to a US or NATO military operation. Such dubious ‘experts’ include Eliot Higgins of Bellingcat (Atlantic Council/NATO), and Clint Watts from the new Hamilton 68 (an associate of the antediluvian cold warrior deep state think tank called Foreign Policy Research Institute), and Michael Weiss of the Daily Beast and CNN (Atlantic Council/NATO). By recognizing these individuals and the pseudo ‘think tank’ organizations who employ them, you can see easier how the western mainstream media is able to maintain an around-the-clock constant stream of pro-war propaganda, which in turn helps to propel the US and NATO war economies.
Bryan MacDonald from RT International has compiled a brief summary of the leading anti-Russia think tanks in the US, along with their key operatives and who funds them…
Countering Russia has become a lucrative industry in Washington. In recent years, the think tank business has exploded. But who funds these organizations, who works for them and what are the real agendas at play?
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