Tuesday, March 7, 2017

How Do You Say "Be Very Afraid" In Russian?

By Miss Kubelik

As we all continue to connect the dots on the emerging Russia-Trump collusion to steal the 2016 election, our democratic allies abroad are starting to get worried, too.

We cats say, join the party, folks, because this is not over. In fact, to paraphrase Winston Churchill, not only have we not seen the end, we haven't even reached the end of the beginning.

The Netherlands will hold parliamentary elections on (gulp) the Ides of March. They're worried about Russian interference and money pouring in from the American right wing. Canada won't vote nationally for awhile, but already Chrystia Freeland, the Foreign Minister, is warning Canadians and other democracies to brace for a Russian assault. (As a person of Ukrainian descent who is currently banned from Moscow, Ms. Freeland knows a thing or two about that.) And who the hell knows what's going to happen in France.

And now Wikileaks has published a trove of secret CIA surveillance methods that will surely compromise the US's ability to figure out what Russia is doing. No doubt the Trumpsters are cheering — even though the repugnant Julian Assange's document dump has probably just hobbled our efforts against ISIS, too.

There is something really scary going on here, and we cats don't like it one bit. It's one thing for the Bushes and the Cheneys to have manipulated a legitimately frightened country into supporting the invasion of Iraq. That's bad enough. But this war between the Trumpsters and the intelligence community over Russia is, no kidding, sending us under the bed. And you know what? The 2018 midterms — the American people's one hope to get some power back — are right around the corner. Think about it. We cats HISS.

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