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Last weekend, John Durham, a former prosecutor and special counsel for the Department of Justice, revealed an investigation that concluded that Clinton campaign’s lawyers paid a company called “Tech Executive 1” to infiltrate the Trump campaign to create a narrative of Russian meddling and thus alter the course of the 2016 presidential election—something they obviously did not achieve. Failing to do so after losing the election, the Clinton campaign insisted and attacked the Trump White House’s servers to create the “Russiagate” theory and try to destroy the popularity of President Trump.
Despite the scandalous nature of such accusations, something that could become even bigger than Watergate, the mainstream media has not published the details of the Durham investigation, and the Democrats have not referred to the subject.
Meanwhile, quickly on Monday morning, the American media sounded the alarms of an alleged war in Ukraine, after President Volodymyr Zelensky ironized about it due to press pressure.
Quoting phrases taken out of context by the Ukrainian president and without warning of cynicism, it was taken for granted in the United States that Russia would invade Ukraine next Wednesday 16. Zelensky’s communications office had to quickly address the matter and warn that it was an ironic comment.
It turns out that since last week the Ukrainian government has said it sees no threat of invasion by Russia. In fact, yesterday morning the secretary of the National Security and Defense Council said that “the situation is completely under control and, what is more, we do not currently see that a full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation could take place on the 16th or 17th. We don’t see it.”
It seems that, after the insistence of war alarms by the Western press, Zelensky got tired and joked about it, saying that the war in Ukraine was imminent, which was quickly spread in the United States.
In addition, Russia recently announced that it would withdraw troops from the Ukrainian border after, according to them, completing military exercises.
According to communications coming from Ukraine and Russia, a war in Ukraine does not seem to be coming in the short term, however, the Biden administration has convinced the whole world that conflict is just around the corner and that it is necessary to prepare, generating tensions on the other side of the planet.
The question is: are there really war drums or is Washington looking for a conflict to divert American attention from the much questioned and rejected Biden administration?
Emmanuel Rincón is a lawyer, writer, novelist and essayist. He has won several international literary awards. He is Editor-at-large at El American // Emmanuel Rincón es abogado, escritor, novelista y ensayista. Ganador de diversos premios literarios internacionales. Es editor-at-large en El American