This is how they will clamp down on the Internet, free speech, and the presidential election process in one false swoop, with the added bonus of playing into the World War III scenario these idiots have been building toward.
The cyberwar rhetoric is ramping up big time in the wake of the G20 summit where Obama was humiliated when not only did China fail to provide him with the red carpet treatment of other world leaders like Putin, but China wouldn’t even provide Obama with stairs to exit his plane.
Check out these quotes, always from anonymous intelligence officials, in a Buzzfeed article on the matter out yesterday:
“Do you really want to call it out, and recognize it? With everything you do, you should be reinforcing the public’s confidence in the election system,” said one US intelligence official who is frequently briefed on Russia issues… “Do you really want that sh*tstorm? I don’t think you do.”
“There are no rules to this, but both sides are moving pieces around their chessboards and trying to figure how close they can get to a checkmate without acknowledging that they are actually playing the game,” said one cybersecurity expert who consults with US officials regularly though his position at a private company keeps him from speaking publicly about his work.
Another US intelligence official said it appeared as though actors in Russia weren’t even trying to hide their efforts anymore…
Then you have Obama’s comments (via Sputnik):
“We have had problems with cyber intrusions from Russia in the past,” but [President Obama] cautioned that the United States would not immediately seek to play into a “cycle of escalation.”
Yeah right. Continuing —
“What we cannot do is have a situation where this becomes the wild, wild West, where countries that have significant cyber capacity start engaging in unhealthy competition or conflict through those means,” said Obama.
It was then that President Obama hurled headlong into threatening a cyber war against Russia saying, “Look, we’re moving into a new era here where a number of countries have significant capacity. And frankly, we’ve got more capacity than anybody, both offensively and defensively.”
But as you probably know —
The comments made by President Obama do not exist in a vacuum with the White House initiating a federal probe into Russian intervention in the 2016 presidential campaign following a letter by Senator Harry Reid to FBI Director James Comey asserting that Putin may alter Election Day results to benefit Trump who he referred to as a treasonous agent of Russia in three out of five paragraphs.
They are attempting to blame the DNC hacks on Russia because Hillary said so. It plays into her narrative which is apparently all about starting World War III the moment she gets her foot in the White House door. It’s glaringly apparent at this point to anyone with eyeballs that Trump isn’t the one who would need to hack this election to win it; that would be Hillary.
Then you have the administration’s comments, which basically scream “Russia did it! Russia did it!”… without actually saying Russia did it:
“The US government has not formally declared any specific entity or country as responsible for these reported intrusions,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said in a press conference last week.
But then —
“We don’t seek an enemy in Russia,” [Secretary of Defense Ash] Carter said in a speech Wednesday to students at the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government. “But make no mistake: We will defend our allies, the principled international order, and the positive future it affords all of us. We will counter attempts to undermine our collective security. And we will not ignore attempts to interfere with our democratic processes.”
Asked whether it was concerned about potentially naming Moscow, National Security Council spokesman Mark Stroh declined to comment, and referred inquiries on the matter to the FBI.
The bureau, which is investigating the DNC hack, has yet to publicly identify Russia as the culprit. “I’m going to continue the streak of not talking about that,” Comey said Thursday, when asked at an intelligence conference to address Russia’s alleged attempts to manipulate the election.
Nancy Pelosi is the winner, though:
Pelosi called the “sophisticated Russian cyber-attack” an “insidious” effort to tamper with the US election, comparing it to other instances in Europe, and said documents leaked as a result should not be used by the National Republican Congressional Committee or the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
“Russia’s cyber attack is an unprecedented assault on the sanctity of our democratic process,” she wrote in her letter. “We must come together to say that defending our democracy from Russia’s meddling is more important than any advantage or disadvantage in this election.”
On top of that, it’s actually to the point that the Senate Intelligence Committee has put forth a bill to reinstate a Cold war-era task force to monitor covert Russian efforts in the US:
In its 2017 Intelligence Authorization Bill, the Senate Intelligence Committee is asking the White House to reinstate a presidentially-appointed group to unmask Russian spies and uncover Russian-sponsored assassinations. The group, which would include personnel from the State Department, intelligence community and several other executive offices, would meet monthly. Along with spies and covert killings, the committee would also investigate the funding of front groups — or cover organizations for Russian operations — “covert broadcasting, media manipulation” and secret funding.
A similar interagency body called the “Active Measures Working Group” existed during the Cold War, but it hasn’t been active in decades. This new group would be modeled after its Cold War predecessor, one U.S. intelligence official said on condition of anonymity to discuss the sensitive bill.
Guess they’ll just say all dissidents are Russian spies and shut down free speech… or worse.
Part of this has to do with the fact that Russia refuses to help US regime change efforts to oust Syrian president Assad (via WAPO):
[Secretary of Defense Ash Carter] said U.S. diplomats were testing whether Russia would prove willing and able to push the Syrian government toward a political transition to end the country’s civil war. But he said developments so far are “not encouraging,” adding: “The choice is Russia’s to make, and the consequences will be its responsibility.”
The other part has to do with how the establishment may attempt to steal the election for Hillary by declaring the elections a matter of “national security”.
Only 60 more days to our “election”… what do you really think is about to happen?
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