An excerpt from the above linked-to article follows, not that more than the title of this piece of Canadian Press propaganda is needed:
President Barack Obama’s former national security adviser says rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline would be a gift to Vladimir Putin.
James Jones is testifying today at a Senate hearing on whether approving the pipeline is in the U.S. national interest.
He says energy scarcity is a powerful geopolitical weapon — as evidenced now in Ukraine, and at various times in Iran and Venezuela.
Naming the Russian leader personally, he says the world’s bullies are watching the KXL debate, and hoping to see a weaker U.S. that foregoes opportunities for energy independence.
He says he can’t understand why the U.S. would spend billions and risk soldiers’ lives to stabilize oil sources abroad — then reject a piece of vital infrastructure at home.
That excerpt is actually most of the article. It’s really only a blurb, dutifully fired off through dutiful compliant Canadian media. Canadian Press shows it’s true colors here, as does the CBC in disappearing my post. One wonders how many other posts the CBC disappeared in connection with this tripe. I didn’t read many readers’ comments, but they mostly had the same tone as my own.
The above screen capture was when I first attempted to post my comment. The below one is from my account section on the CBC website.
My online response to the above linked-to article follows:
James Jones: Nice try loser. Glenn Greenwald (The Intercept) said it so well: “American invasions and occupations of nations halfway around the world are perfectly noble, but Russian interference in a part of a country right on its border is the supreme act of lawless, imperial aggression. Few things are worse than watching America’s militarists, invasion-and-occupying-justifiers, regime-change enthusiasts, drone-lovers, and supporters of its various “kinetic military actions” self-righteously wrap themselves in the banner of non-intervention, international law and respect for sovereignty. Does anyone take those denunciations seriously outside of the class of western elites who disseminate them?”