After Friday’s Intelligence report accusing Vladimir Putin and the Russian government of “hacking” the presidential election in favor of Donald Trump, the formerly-mainstream-news-media have been all a-buzz with the prospect of ginning up World War III.
Sounds a bit like Deja Vu all over again.
After 9-11, intelligence “suggested” Saddam Hussein was amassing weapons of mass destruction and that, if we didn’t act immediately, it would only be a matter of time before a mushroom cloud ascended over Washington. (I know, some people think that would be a bad thing…go figure!)
We now know those excuses for invading Iraq were pure fiction, conjured by political interests still well hidden behind enemy lines.
Continuing the tradition, this latest intelligence report is short on detail and long on emotional appeals, perhaps outlining how politically compromised are the so-called intelligence services.
Specifically, what did the Russians do to influence our election? Our friends at CNN have prepared a list of the TOP 10 Most Damning Findings from the report. Let’s check these claims out.
1. Goal was to undermine US faith in democratic process
As to undermining US elections, even CNN has to admit that the 2016 federal elections were at a “20 year low“. It’s hard to imagine a more effective method of undermining faith in US elections than the apathy in gargantuan proportions.
2. Effort was ordered by Putin
3. Putin’s grudge
I also don’t like her meddling in the internal affairs of Americans, especially me and, while she hasn’t been in charge (yet), the positions she holds and the legislative agenda she proposes is a massive interference in lots of things. Who is anyone to tell anyone else how to conduct their affairs and live their lives?
4. A ‘significant escalation’
5. Paid social media trolls
“Before the election, Russian diplomats had publicly denounced the US electoral process and were prepared to publicly call into question the validity of the results. ProKremlin bloggers had prepared a Twitter campaign, #DemocracyRIP, on election night in anticipation of Secretary Clinton’s victory, judging from their social media activity.”
More fantasy from the political speculators at the Office of National Intelligence. Then again, calling the results into question is exactly what the Democratic Party was — and continues to be — engaged in. Influencing public opinion in the free market of ideas is NOT counterproductive! It’s what America is all about, even if the source is Russia! The threat to America is when this public advocacy is bought and paid for by taxpayers, with a small, politically motivated minority (the Democratic Party establishment) abusing the process!
Item 6, debunked.
7. Russian media involvement
“Russian media hailed President-elect Trump’s victory as a vindication of Putin’s advocacy of global populist movements – the theme of Putin’s annual conference for Western academics in October 2016 — and the latest example of Western liberalism’s collapse.”
So Vlad is against globalism and supports the right of the people to voice their opinions and demand justice and equality before the law. How AWFUL!
Item 7, debunked.
8. Beyond the US
“Moscow will apply lessons learned from its Putin-ordered campaign aimed at the US presidential election to future influence efforts worldwide, including against US allies and their election processes.”
We have amassed thousands of troops, artillery and weapons of mass destruction — including offensive nuclear weapons — along Russia’s borders.
We have indiscriminately bombed, destroyed and toppled any country or regime the establishment deems a competitor.
It makes a difference to the entire world who wins the US presidential elections. a BIG difference. I don’t blame them. Especially when the lesser hawkish candidate won.
Item 8, debunked.
9. Other US targets
“We assess Russian intelligence services will continue to develop capabilities to provide Putin with options to use against the United States, judging from past practice and current efforts. Immediately after Election Day, we assess Russian intelligence began a spearphishing campaign targeting US government employees and individuals associated with US think tanks and NGOs in national security, defense, and foreign policy fields.”
Our intelligence services cost taxpayers billions of dollars a year. Protecting against foreign “hacking” and providing valuable information regarding activities counter to American interests is their primary function. Instead, we’re overthrowing goverments and waging wars for the benefit of powerful interests, including foreigners. Besides that, shouldn’t we demand a little more than guessing?
Still, even these “charges” amount to little more than the same thing we all experience everyday. If you’re so stupid as to punch in your user name and password in response to a sketchy email, maybe you should be disqualified from public service. Of course, we all know if you’re that stupid, the only place you can get a job is with the government!
Item 9, debunked.
10. Putin and WikiLeaks
“In early September, Putin said publicly it was important the DNC data was exposed to Wikileaks, calling the search for the source of the leaks a distraction and denying Russian ‘state-level’ involvement.”
I said the same thing; maybe even earlier than September! Does that mean I’m at risk for bombardment by a deranged psychopath still hiding out in The House That Slaves Built?
It’s a damn good thing those emails came to light, or else another deranged psychopath would be in the on-deck circle right now!
In a nutshell, then, the “leaked” emails from the DNC are what the whole so-called intelligence report is sitting on. Once again, Julian Assange, the public’s connection to these emails, has publicly stated, on more than one occasion, that the Russians were NOT the source of his information. Indeed, he said it was not a “state actor” at all.
When you add Wikileaks’ unusual offer for information leading to the arrest of the murderer of Seth Rich, the plot gets very thick indeed.
Did the now-murdered Seth Rich leak the emails, only to be “taken out” by US intelligence assets? If so, we’ve got much bigger problems than “Russian influence” in our elections. Of course, thinking people have been warning us about this very thing for a very long time. Maybe it’s time we listened.
To be sure, there are no facts in this report, which certainly comports with well-reasoned common sense. The whole affair is just the latest salvo from the Deep State attempting to de-legitimize the Trump presidency, even before it’s underway. The next four years are sure to be interesting. We should pray they’ll be profitable to the millions of freedom-loving people here and around the world.