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Piers Morgan Embodies the Juvenile Thinking That Threatens World Peace

Piers Morgan, Photo credit: Digitas Photos, via Wikimedia Commons

By Larry C. Johnson, | March 19, 2024

Before I delve into the delusional thinking of Piers Morgan, one observation of pure irony — Volodomyr Zelensky’s condemnation of Russia’s Presidential election. Here’s Mr. Zelensky’s take:

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Sunday that Russian President Vladimir Putin wanted to rule forever and that Russia’s presidential election was an illegitimate imitation.

Zelenskiy said in his nightly video address that “the Russian dictator is simulating another election,” and that Putin was “sick for power and is doing everything to rule forever.”

Boy. The cocaine must have really addled his noodle. This was the ultimate Pot calls kettle black moment. At least Russia held and election and did not jail all of Putin’s political opponents and did not shut down opposition media. Zelensky? He’s refusing to hold the election required under the Ukrainian Constitution, he’s shuttered opposition political parties, stifled opposition media and attacked the clergy of the Ukrainian Eastern Orthodox Church. And that is the West’s standard for a democracy?

It is crap like this that totally discredits any voice in the West that wants to pillory President Putin while saying nothing about Zelensky’s abuse of power. He’s afraid to let the Ukrainian voters speak. Unlike Putin, who demonstrated that Western funded public opinion polls of Russian voters giving him a 88% favorability rating, Zelensky reportedly has support of 62% of the Ukrainian public. Maybe, but Zelensky’s fear of holding an election suggests he does not trust the voters to turn out for him.

Now to Piers Morgan. Morgan embodies everything that is wrong with Western politicians and media pooh bahs when it comes to dealing with the real world. I challenge you to watch Morgan’s interview of Professor Jeffrey Sachs. Sachs is an astute, thoughtful man with unparalleled firsthand experience in dealing with the principals in Russia, Europe, the Middle East and China. Piers does not.

My apologies. You probably feel the need to take a shower to rid yourself of Morgan’s slime. Pier’s is a modern day secular Manichean pundit who sees the world in stark black and white terms. The West — the white guys — is good and pure. Russia, China and the Palestinians are the black guys. No good there. They are evil and must be defeated with military force.

Piers is not alone in pushing the view that Vladimir Putin is a murderous dictator. It is a lie, but that is the propaganda line that the CIA and MI-6 are pushing out relentlessly. Let’s concede for the sake of argument that Putin did in fact order the killing of political opponents. Here’s the list of alleged victims, courtesy of Radio Free Europe (which is a U.S. Government funded entity):

  • Yevgeny Prigozhin. …
  • Sergei Yushenkov. …
  • Anna Politkovskaya. …
  • Aleksandr Litvinenko. …
  • Natalya Estemirova. …
  • Sergei Magnitsky. …
  • Boris Nemtsov
  • Aleksei Navalny.

There is no credible evidence that Putin had these folks whacked. Lots of Western speculation. But that body count, if true, pales in terms of the blood shed by George W. Bush in Iraq and Afghanistan and Barack Obama in Afghanistan, Libya and Syria. Then there is the body count of Palestinian women and children made possible by Joe Biden’s unquestioning support of Israel in its attacks on Gaza and the West Bank. An honest person will weigh the damage the United States has inflicted on the world over the last 24 years and compare that to Putin’s misdeeds. No contest. It is the United States, the United Kingdom and France that have been meddling in the internal affairs of other countries and overthrowing regimes deemed unacceptable. But hell, why get distracted by facts.

The only thing that Piers Morgan understands is force. He endorses U.S. military adventures in foreign countries that have nothing to do with U.S. national security but condemns Russia for worrying about NATO encroachment on its Western border. Morgan is mute on the killing of civilians in the Donbass at the hands of the Ukrainian military but quick to condemn Russia’s actions to defend the Ukrainian civilians in Donetsk and Luhansk from Ukrainian attacks. He also is silent on the NATO military exercises that have taken place every year in Ukraine since the Western backed coup in 2014.

The only hope for peace in the world is to break the back of the West in terms of its reliance on covert action to change regimes that Washington does not like. We have had 75 years of this madness. It is time for it to stop.

Larry C. Johnson is a former analyst at the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. He is the co-owner and CEO of BERG Associates, LLC (Business Exposure Reduction Group).

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