An employee of Moscow-funded Russia Today and a camera crew from the channel were part of an effort last Saturday that closed down the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. in the name of free speech. One can guess at the reaction by Moscow authorities if employees of the Voice of America had disrupted access to Lenin’s Tomb in Red Square.
The incident demonstrates that the Cold War is back, and that Vladimir Putin’s Russia has become increasingly aggressive in using a state-funded TV channel as a weapon of the information war.
Cliff Kincaid writes about the growing influence of communism in our country, and tonight he joins us with more. Also, Cliff and Trevor Louden have discovered info that shows Leon Panetta had relationship with a prominent member of the Communist Party USA. Panetta, CIA Director, is being considered to replace Gates as SecDef.
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