Who killed Daria Dugina?

22 Aug

To the hundreds of millions of credulous westerners who still buy the simplistic “Putin’s war” narrative – a narrative dependent, as Caitlin Johnstone recently reminded us, on believing the US Empire does not exist 1 – that the whole ghastly business in Ukraine is a matter of a regional bully imposing its will on a gallant and freedom loving nation state, the murder by car bombing of Daria Dugina will seem either a coincidence to which “sensible” people will avoid attaching “conspiracy theories”, or a case of “she (or at least her father, who reportedly changed vehicles at the last minute) had it coming”.

I say often that Western media, without exception, cannot be trusted on matters pivotal to the interests of the rentier  elites who, behind a facade of democracy, rule the West. In this instance I recommend a piece this morning on the World Socialist Website: a source which is no friend of Vladimir Putin, to be sure, and on one or two pretty substantial issues, no friend of mine either.

All the same …

The assassination of Daria Dugina and the US-NATO war in Ukraine

On Saturday, Daria Dugina, daughter of Russian nationalist public intellectual Aleksandr Dugin, was assassinated by a car bomb that blew up her Toyota Land Cruiser on a highway west of Moscow, Russia.

Russian news media stated that people close to Dugin believed that he had been the intended target of the bombing that killed his daughter. The BBC reported that he had planned to travel in the same car as his daughter and changed vehicles only at the last minute.

Within hours of the attack, the US media hastened to deny the obvious conclusion that this assassination was connected to the ongoing war between the United States and Russia in Ukraine.

The New York Times hastened to assure its readers that “there was no evidence that the attack was connected to the war in Ukraine.” What an absurd lie! The assassination carries the stench of the Ukrainian secret police and their CIA handlers.

Both the evidence of history and the logic of contemporary developments lead to the inescapable conclusion that the assassination of Dugina was a political crime, bearing the fingerprints of Washington, calculated to provoke a wider war.

The involvement of Washington in such a scenario is not only plausible; it is the political default hypothesis, that which must be assumed to be true unless otherwise proven false …

Read the full piece …

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  1. Their instilment of the belief that there’s no such thing as a US Empire is, I say, the great propaganda achievement of mainstream Western corporate media. Or to put it another way, the most glaring example, in the face of stiff competition for the title, of how those media – from populist to ‘quality’ and from generalist to financial – constantly and on a daily basis lie to us by omission. (That the lies are mostly of omission is why, incidentally, the truth of systemically corrupt media is perfectly compatible with that of journalists for the most part subjectively honest, if at times self-servingly myopic.)

5 Replies to “Who killed Daria Dugina?

  1. Pepe Escobar has a piece on this assassination at the Strategic Culture site:


    Although what passes for media in the West is playing up the angle of how Alexander Dugin is some kind of joined at the hip with Putin player for PR purposes more sober and less biased analysis suggest otherwise.

    Escobar links to an article of Dugin’s:


    which addresses the Elephant in the room. One does not have to subscribe to any kind of ultra-nationalist ideology to recognise the objective reality of the analysis at the beginning of Dugin’s piece:

    the Klaus Schwab Davos Forum with its “Big Reset”, the Trilateral Commission, the American Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) or the George Soros Open Society Foundation, insists on the complete unification of humanity under the leadership of a World Government with the universal spread of liberal democracy. ideologies and systems of rules and norms based on them-including gender politics, LGBT+, extreme individualism and transhumanism. And this is the “end of history”, which is clearly premature, but still quite logical and was described back in the early 90s by Francis Fukuyama. The end of history is the victory of liberalism and the West on a global scale, which implies the abolition of any ideological, geopolitical, economic and socio-cultural alternatives. Fukuyama wrote his text when the Soviet Union collapsed, and it seemed that Russia would not rise again, and China obediently followed the strategies of Western economic centers at that stage, rapidly being drawn into globalization. Later, Fukuyama admitted, including in a conversation with me, that he was in a hurry, but the end of history, no matter what, remained and remains the goal of globalists.

    ….that the present moment and the events which surround it represents an existential issue for the future of what life, if any, will be depending on which vision prevails.

    Michael Hudson’s more recent output presents what is, in essence, two conflicting and incompatible models/system paradigms which represent an integral part of this reality.

    As matters stand everyone in what Phil refers to as this “saloon’ is stuck on the wrong side of that stark divide.

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