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August 02, 2022

White House Stenographer Tom Friedman Throws Zelenskyy and Ukraine Under the Bus, Calling Both Corrupt.
What Does It Mean?

Jordan Schachtel @ dossier.substack.com @JordanSchachtel

Wow. The White House just threw Zelensky under the bus and ran him over, via NYT stenographer.

He points to Tom Friedman citing the White House's "deep mistrust" of Zelenskyy's, and the great corruption of the Ukraine.


Julie Kelly @julie_kelly2

Replying to @JordanSchachtel

Wait I'm told doubts about Churchillian Zelensky makes you pro-Putin and a traitor

Right, so why? I mean, it's true that Ukraine is corrupt, but we live in an Empire of Lies where the truth is forbidden and is only permitted to be spoken when it, coincidentally, and perversely, advances a Regime goal.

So why send out this errand boy? Why has this errand boy been sent out by grocery clerks to collect a bill?

What Regime goal is being perversely advanced by the truth here?

We had a similar Deep State hit on Zelenskyy a week or so back -- regarding Zelenskyy firing government officials the American Deep State apparently had on their payroll and thus did not want fired -- I think and I think it can be explained the same way: Zelenskyy is being told "You are being paid by us, you are our puppet, and we can replace you easily if you do not dance to our movement of your strings."

Jim Geraghty suggests two other possibilities: One is that the US Deep State has decided that Brandon's political fortunes cannot survive another half year or more of the "Putin Tax," and so they are pressuring Zelenskyy to make a quickie peace deal, which he's resisting.

Jim Geraghty @jimgeraghty

Possibility one is that the Biden administration just wants the Ukraine-Russia war to end, and Zelensky isn't playing ball, so the administration is getting ready to leave Zelensky hanging out to dry.

Oh but wait I thought this was the war to save the Liberal Democratic Order and we would bear any burden no matter how high the price.

Unless the Democrats might lose more than 20 House seats in November, then it's a whole different story, I guess.

The other possibility he guesses at is that the Brain Trust at Langley has fivecast (which is like forecasting, only one better) that Ukraine has lost the war and they're preparing their scapegoat early, before everyone realizes the war is lost.

Jim Geraghty @jimgeraghty

Possibility two is that the administration foresees the Ukraine-Russia war going badly, and is preparing to use Zelensky as a scapegoat - preparing to argue, "we did all we could, but Zelensky and the Ukrainians just weren't up to the task."

These are both very cynical readings of the United States government and especially its intelligence and foreign policy apparatus and I'm very sure neither are cynical enough.

It's gotta be worse than that.

Our government, and our Deep State, are not merely incompetent and cynical.

They are incompetent and evil.

I guess maybe the kickbacks aren't flowing back to DC promptly enough. The various "Big Guys" aren't getting their 10% payoffs.

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