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When All Else Fails, Attack Russia's Religion

The leaders of the western powers have attacked Russia and her president from every conveivable angle in the last year and a half. Now, in seeming desperation, Washington and London take aim at Russia's faith...

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Next Tuesday, June 9th the future spooks and covert CIA operatives of our world will have the pleasure of absorbing some more anti-Russia indoctrination. When Forbes contributor Dr. Paul Coyer walks out onto the stage of the Institute of World Politics in Washington, doe eyed national security ensigns will certainly coo with pleasure. 

Now that I’ve set the tone of utter displeasure, I hope the reader understands what is going on in America’s capital these days. Paul Coyer is a contributor to Forbes, a studied expert in such diverse topics as Sino-American relations, Chinese foreign policy, Russian and Eurasian affairs, and especially the sins that Vladimir Putin has committed. Looking at his writings on Putin most recently, the Yale graduate seems to have leveraged every typing or talking opportunity in order to paint Russia’s president  as the harbinger of evil. But this does not make Dr. Coyer unique among America’s neo-intellectuals, for there are hundreds of paid Russia haters out there. What makes him interesting is that he actually seems to believe in his own flawed intellectualism, in his ideas of world policy doctrine. Coyer, if I had to bet, is the latest draftee as academia’s thinking-talking evangelist. Either that, or Yale and the London School of Economics and Political Science created the latest clone of Zbigniew Brzeziński.

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Paul Coyer's Fórbes pieces read like Russophobia 101
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Easter service in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.

Dr. Coyer’s coming lecture before the students at the institute next week will deal with his latest Forbes piece entitled; Putin and the Russian Orthodox Church. The event, sponsored by the Kosciuszko Chair of Polish Studies Dr. Dan Chodakiewicz, is meant to “explain” to budding NSA officers how Mr. Putin is using the church to stir nationalism in Russia. As if Americans and British robber barons threatening to steal their heritage has been ineffectual! In this latest Forbes diatribe, Coyer infuses some bonafide Russophobic tendencies, with US State Department assertions, a bit of mud slinging, and a hefty dose of Russian Tsarist history. The short version for those of your pressed for time? A Dr. of world politics puts a nation’s policy cart before a the reality of a people’s religious faith. Religion is not the policy “tool” of driver of Putin or Russia, it is the reason Russia now dissents from an evil new world order.

A new religion rises in the west - Amsterdam takes great pride in this faith
A new religion rises in the west - Amsterdam takes great pride in this faith

It is vital that my American countrymen understand this. Russia, her adherence to Orthodox principles, is quickly becoming the standard bearer for right thinking out of steadfast tradition. You see the whole lie of “democracy” being crammed down our throats, it is the ultimate beguiling opiate Americans and Brits, even Europeans have been addicted to these last 50 years. I’ll give you one perfect religious tenant as an example, but there are hundreds of others. Today Russia Insider ran a story about the country headed toward banning abortions outright. In order to offer an unbiased religious opinion here, please let me quote from a recent article at the Catholic News Agency by Friar William Saunders on that church’s stance:

“As our nation marks the anniversary of the tragic Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade, we as Catholic Christians must pray for a change of heart in all citizens and courageously teach and defend the sanctity of human life, particularly that of the defenseless, innocent unborn children.”

Using this singular issue as a conveyance here, not one religion on this planet advocates abortion. While many skirt the issues surrounding what is sinful and what is a matter of necessity, neither Baptists, Buddhists, Presbyterians, Methodists, nor Jehovah Witnesses go so far as to advocate the killing of the unborn. This fact then leads us to the unequivocal question; “Who is advocating the killing of the helpless and unborn?” This subject is a deep rabbit hole of course, but the tenant the singular instance provides is valid. “Is Vladimir Putin leveraging Russians’ faith, or is Orthodox faith leveraging Vladimir Putin?”

Easter service in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.
Easter service in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.

Returning to my discussion on the good Dr. Coyer I find it interesting that the sponsor of his coming talk, Dr. Dan Chodakiewicz has an accolade from the aforementioned Polish policy celebrity Zbigniew Brzezinski. His stamp of approval on the University of Virginia’s academic program for Russia haters (sorry) is shown below, but further on you’ll read another excerpt from a Nihil Novi piece by Dr. Chodakiewicz entitled; “United Europe, United States, United Poles?” The point of showing you these “connectives” is to cement an understanding of how US policy and strategy is playing out.

“Following the demise of the Soviet Union,the United States has remained the only superpower standing. Nonetheless, it faces several challenges including rogue “terrorist” states, a potentially menacing China, a broodingly resentful Russia, and a vexingly enigmatic European Union (EU). Although perfectly capable of defending its own territory, America’s foreign entanglements and commitments continuously require the U.S. to cultivate reliable regional allies.”

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Zbigniew Brzeziƒski, former National Security Advisor

Now the logical question comes to light; “What purpose did Dr. Chodakiewicz have in inviting the Forbes contributor to speak?” I’ll tell you his goal from the perspective of his own rhetoric. In the Fall of 2001 Chodakiewicz lobbied from a so-calle Polish Eurosceptics, which consisted of the following policy: “To keep the Americans in,the Russians out, and the Germans down.”

Henry Kissinger or Zbigniew Brzezinski himself may as well have penned this flawed and Machiavellian policy disaster. For the reader though, it should be simple enough to connect the dots in between Forbes, Paul Coyer, Washington policy, and the biggest Russia haters on Earth. As for my bombastic spotlight on the educated Coyer, I can only say this. It seems conceiveable to me that young minds, unduly influence by Yale or Oxford professors, might well be galvanized on a singular premise. Coyer’s academic and professional career mimics a man pressed into a form and set out onto the world of policy. Whether this is true out of idealistic misstep, or via some super-secret  spy spook network of academies, the end result is the same. A final note on the Institute of World Politics, the 2015 commencement ceremonies held last month were dominated by acknowledgement of honorees of the United State's War College. The commendemen invocation having been given by retired Army chaplain, CH (COL) Samuel K. Godfrey. I wonder how he feels about Russian Orthodoxy being called in as a Cold War II battlefield artillery piece? 

Russia and her leader have once again been misinterpreted. And this my friends is against the best interests of we the people of the world. 

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