Finian Cunningham, originally from Belfast, Ireland, was born in 1963. He is a prominent expert in international affairs. The author and media commentator was expelled from Bahrain in June 2011 for his critical journalism in which he highlighted human rights violations by the Western-backed regime. He is a Master’s graduate in Agricultural Chemistry and worked as a scientific editor for the Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, England, before pursuing a career in journalism. He is also a musician and songwriter. For many years, he worked as an editor and writer in the mainstream news media, including The Mirror, Irish Times and Independent. [from Information Clearing House]The reason I went to such lengths to find a good bio on Cunningham is because this article is posted in an online Russian website. With US media corporations daily pumping out a deluge of unfounded anti-Russian propaganda plus the fact that many Americans believe this propaganda, I find it necessary to prove the unbiased nature of Cunningham's views.
And, I wonder why he had to resort to his article being posted first on a Russian website because I notice that it has since been posted on several Western websites. If this was simply his choice, it certainly is not a good idea.
During the past several years I have noticed the crazy reports coming out of corporate media regarding mostly Russia, but also China and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), and it seems to be only getting worse. Maybe the Greek writer Euripides was right when he declared some 2,400 years ago, "Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad."
Western irrational fear of Russia – Russophobia – is no longer a random prejudice. It has become endemic pathological thinking among Western states.
Divorced from reality this mindset has become psychotic.