The story about the CIA prepping for a possible cyber attack against Russia is akin to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad building wooden Aircraft Carriers for Iranian military exercises. In essence this story is, laughable domestic consumption only.
Pushed by NBC-Universal this story is so fundamentally absurd, it’s beyond silly.
If the U.S. were going to launch a cyber operation against Russia: #1) it would never be announced, and #2) it would not be the CIA carrying it out, it would be the NSA.
So why push the ridiculous story? The motive is about propping up the failing candidacy of Hillary Clinton. There are trillions of dollars at stake, and sometimes strategic desperation calls for deployment of “The Bathtub Principle”:
Has everyone forgotten the actual mid-August public speech where Secretary Pickles claimed an international coalition led by Vladimir Putin was using mind-control and frog memes to manipulate nationalist inhabitants of planet earth – in a grand conspiracy against her campaign?…
Yeah, she actually said that.
President Obama is factually counting on lo-information voters to buy into the ruse that Russia is using frogs and mind control to hack into a presidential election. Think about that for a second?
….This is NOT the tail wagging a dog, it’s a fail wagging a frog.
Allow me to draw some attention to the names within the story. It’s actually quite humorous if you know the players:
NBC […] The sources did not elaborate on the exact measures the CIA was considering, but said the agency had already begun opening cyber doors, selecting targets and making other preparations for an operation. Former intelligence officers told NBC News that the agency had gathered reams of documents that could expose unsavory tactics by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Vice President Joe Biden told “Meet the Press” moderator Chuck Todd on Friday that “we’re sending a message” to Putin and that “it will be at the time of our choosing, and under the circumstances that will have the greatest impact.”
When asked if the American public will know a message was sent, the vice president replied, “Hope not.”
Retired Admiral James Stavridis told NBC News’ Cynthia McFadden that the U.S. should attack Russia’s ability to censor its internal internet traffic and expose the financial dealings of Putin and his associates. (read more)
Remember the NATO commander who Obama used to push Africom commander U.S. General Carter Ham out of operational oversight in Libya in 2011? Yeah, that Admiral James Stavridis.
[…] Putin is almost beyond embarrassing, he said, and anything the U.S. can do against, for example, Russian bank accounts, the Russian can do in response.
“Do you want to have Barack Obama bouncing checks?” he asked.
Former CIA deputy director Michael Morell expressed skepticism that the U.S. would go so far as to attack Russian networks.
[…] Retired Gen. Mike Hayden, who ran the CIA after leading the NSA, wrote this year: “We even had our own cyber force, the Information Operations Center (IOC), that former CIA director George Tenet launched and which had grown steadily under the next spy chief, Porter Goss, and me. The CIA didn’t try to replicate or try to compete with NSA… the IOC was a lot like Marine Corps aviation while NSA was an awful lot like America’s Air Force.” (link)
President Obama, a student of Alinsky, is now openly laughing at how pliable the U.S. electorate is. This is one of the intended effects of being so brutally and transparently corrupt that people will become gullible to almost all declarations.
Oh yeah, and in case anyone forgets, John Brennan is head of Obama’s CIA.
…. THAT John Brennan !!