Anti-Imperialism/Foreign Policy

Clapper says Russians ‘genetically driven’ to be untrustworthy — and no one even blinks

I’m pretty sure this is called “scientific racism,” ethnocentrism, xenophobia, etc. in other contexts. “The Protocols of the Learned Elders of the Kremlim” by James Clapper. Keep in mind Clapper was one of the folks who helped the neocons perpetrate the “Iraq WMD” fraud (see here).

By Danielle Ryan

The former US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper thinks Russians have some sort of biological predilection to be an untrustworthy bunch. I wish I was making that up, but sadly, I’m not.

Clapper said it during last Sunday’s episode of Meet The Press on NBC, during a response to a question about Jared Kushner’s ties to Moscow. The Russians are “typically, almost genetically driven to co-opt, penetrate, gain favor, whatever” — was the exact quote.

There’s great irony in that comment by Clapper, with his own record of perjury, implying that an entire ethnicity can’t be trusted. So, of course, widespread outrage followed the blatantly xenophobic comment.

Nah, I’m only joking. No one actually noticed or cared. Chuck Todd, the interviewer, let the comment slide without even acknowledging that Clapper had said something untoward.


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