Anti-Russian hysteria in US media hampers ability to work together against terrorism—Met. Hilarion

Moscow, May 30, 2017

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Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev), head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, has shared his impressions of a recent trip to America and the anti-Russian hysteria that currently grips the American media. The current atmosphere, he believes, impedes the chance for Russia and America to work together to fight terrorism, Interfax-Religion reports.

“They are constantly playing the ‘Russian card,’ just for the boogeyman sound of the words ‘Russia’ and ‘Russian.’ They show photos of Trump with Lavrov, Trump with Ambassador Kislyak, and so on,” the hierarch noted. “Therefore, to speak now about some special spiritual ties between Russia and America is, at the least, premature,” Met. Hilarion said on the TV program “The Church and the World,” sharing his impressions from a recent trip to America where he participated in an international summit in defense of persecuted Christians, organized by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

He also spoke about his private meeting with US Vice President Mike Pence, during which the prelate urged for Russia and America to unite in the struggle against terrorism, with emphasis on the creation of a united international coalition.

However, he further noted that “the level of hysteria around President Trump” causes doubts about the US administration’s ability to lead the process, as a significant part of the political establishment and all major American media oppose President Trump. “He does not have enough support in society,” Met. Hilarion said, and therefore it is too soon to speak about a “reset” in Russian-American relations.

“This administration needs to be strengthened, because as long as we observe what is happening, it, of course, causes very great apprehension as to the viability of this administration. They’ve already begun to talk about the need to impeach President Trump,” the metropolitan said.


Kit6/2/2017 2:07 am
About this, in an article dated 5-30-2017, "They’ve already begun to talk about the need to impeach President Trump,” the metropolitan said." The terrified US media, about to be exposed for covering up heinous crimes, was talkng about impeaching Trump BEFORE the election of November 2016. This shows their terror and how stupid they believe the American people are (and some obviously ARE, just like people in any country), as it is not possible to impeach someone not in office. In fact, the talk of impeachment is heard very little now, as that ruse didn't work.
Anthony5/30/2017 3:15 pm
Oh goodness. I often wonder if the Russkies really are thick or just very good at playing silly buggers. All this tosh about working with America to fight terrorism is laughable. Much like Saudi Arabia being made head of the Human Rights and Womens Rights councils at the UN. America like their friends the Saudis and their poodle the british are the world's state sponsors of terrorism. Look at the middle east. Who arms these terrorists / moderate rebel headchoppers. Now look at the Phillippines. A few days ago Pres. Duterte told the west to get stuffed and flew to Moscow to strengthen ties with Russia. What happened next. Isis suddenly turned up and occupied one of their southern cities. Coincidence? BS. Please your wonderful eminence Hilarion, run another one by us. We're not all that thick.
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