The Russian Hacking Fiasco

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Above Photo: The Kremlin and Russian President Vladimir Putin: Did the Russians hack U.S. election databases? (Yahoo News photo illustration, photos: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters, Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters, AP, AP

May 13, 2017 “Information Clearing House” -There’s no proof that Russia hacked the US elections.

There’s no proof that Russian officials or Russian agents colluded with members of the Trump campaign.

There’s no proof that Russia provided material support of any kind for the Trump campaign or that Russian agents hacked Hillary Clinton’s emails or that Russian officials provided Wikileaks with emails that were intended to sabotage Hillary’s chances to win the election.

So far, no one in any of the 17 US intelligence agencies has stepped forward and verified the claims of Russian meddling or produced a scintilla of hard evidence that Russia was in anyway involved in the 2016 elections.

No proof means no proof.  It means that the people and organizations that are making these uncorroborated claims have no basis for legal action, no presumption of wrongdoing, and no grounds for prosecution. They have nothing. Zilch.  Their claims, charges and accusations are like the soap bubbles we give to our children and grandchildren. The brightly-colored bubbles wobble across the sky for a minute or two and then, Poof, they vanish into the ether. The claims of Russia hacking are like these bubbles. They are empty, unsubstantiated rumors completely devoid of substance. Poof.

It has been eight months since the inception of this unprecedentedly-pathetic and infinitely-irritating propaganda campaign, and in those eight months neither the media nor the politicos nor the Intel agents who claim to be certain that Russia meddled in US elections, have produced anything that even remotely resembles evidence. Instead, they have trotted out the same lie over and over again ad nauseam from every newspaper, every tabloid and every televised news program in the country. Over and over and over again. The media’s persistence is nearly as impressive as its cynicism, which is the one quality that they seem to have mastered. The coverage has been relentless, ubiquitous, pernicious and mendacious. The only problem is that there’s not a grain of truth to any of it. It is all 100 percent, unalloyed baloney.

So it doesn’t matter how many Democratic senators and congressmen disgrace themselves by lighting their hair on fire and howling about “evil Putin” or the imaginary “threats to our precious democracy”. Nor does it matter how many hyperbolic articles appear in media alleging sinister activities and espionage by diabolical Moscow Central.  It doesn’t matter because there is have absolutely zero solid evidence to support their ludicrous and entirely politically-based claims.

Whether Russia was involved in the US elections or not, is a matter of pure speculation. But speculation is not sufficient grounds for appointing a special prosecutor, nor are the lies and misinformation that appear daily in our leading newspapers, like the dissembling New York Times, the dissemblingWashington Post and the dissembling Wall Street Journal. The call for a special prosecutor is not based on evidence, it is based on politics, the politics of personal destruction. The Democrats and the media want this tool so they can rummage through whatever private information or paperwork anyone in the Trump administration might possess. So while they might not dig up anything relevant to the Russia hacking investigation, they will certainly gather enough sordid or suspicious information to annihilate the people in their crosshairs. And that’s precisely what the special prosecutor provision is designed to do; it provides the administration’s rivals with the weapons they need to conduct a massive fishing expedition aimed at character assassination and, ultimately, impeachment.

But, why?

Because Donald Trump had the audacity to win an election that was earmarked for establishment favorite and globalist warmonger-in-chief, Hillary Clinton. That’s what this witch hunt is all about, sour grapes.

That’s easy. Just look at a map. For the last 16 years, the US has been rampaging across North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia. Washington intends to control critical oil and natural gas reserves in the ME, establish military bases across Central Asia, and remain the dominant player in an area of that is set to become the most populous and prosperous region of the world. It’s the Great Game all over again, only this time-around, Uncle Sam is in the drivers seat not the Queen of England.But why has Russia been chosen as the target in this deep state-media scam? What has Russia done to deserve all the negative press and unsupported claims of criminal meddling?

But one country has upset that plan, blocked that plan, derailed that plan.

Russia has stopped Washington’s murderous marauding and genocidal depredations in Ukraine and Syria, which is why the US foreign policy establishment is so pissed-off.  US elites aren’t used to obstacles.

For the last quarter of a century– since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the dissolution of the Soviet Union– the world had been Washington’s oyster. If the president of the United States  wanted to invade a country in the Middle East, kill a million people, and leave the place in a smoldering pile of rubble, then who could stop him?

Nobody.  Because Washington owns this fu**ing planet and everyone else is just a visitor.

Capisce?

But now all that’s changed. Now evil Putin has thrown up a roadblock to US hegemony in Syria and Ukraine. Now Washington’s landbridge to Central Asia has been split in two, and its plan to control vital pipeline corridors from Qatar to the EU is no longer viable. Russia has stopped Washington dead-in-its tracks and Washington is furious.

The anti-Russia hysteria in the western media is equal to the pain the US foreign policy establishment is currently experiencing. And the reason the foreign policy establishment is in so much pain, is because they are not getting their way.  It’s that simple. Their global strategy is in a shambles because Russia will not let them topple the Syrian government, install their own puppet regime, redraw the map of the Middle East, run roughshod over international law, and tighten their grip on another battered war-torn part of the world.

So now Russia must pay. Putin must be demonized and derided. The American people must be taught to hate Russia and all-things Russian. And, most of all, Russia must be blamed for anything and everything under the sun, including the firing of a completely worthless sack of sh** FBI Director, James Comey, who– at various times in his career– “approved or defended some of the worst abuses of the Bush administration….including  torture, warrantless wiretapping, and indefinite detention.” (ACLU)

This is the low-down, good-for-nothing scalawag that the Democrats are now defending tooth in nail.

It’s pathetic.

Russia has become the all-purpose punching bag because Washington’s plans for global domination have gone up in smoke.

The truth is,  Putin’s done us all a big favor.

  • jack’s granny

    your argument makes sense other than the fact ANY inquiry about russia has been met with lies roadblocks and distraction from the trump team. if there is no ‘there’ there than why not cooperate with the hair on fire crowd and get it over with? trumps pride, his ego, his reality show mentality has clearly demonstrated he plays NOT with a full deck. did trump personally cooperate with russians? probably not, did his sleeze ball underlings? most definitely. clinton lost the election because of who she is, trump won because of who he said he would be. and they BOTH are full of crap.

  • mwildfire

    and perhaps the real problem for the Trump team is that serious investigation would reveal his ties to Russian mobsters.

  • DHFabian

    There’s a bigger problem for those who began pushing this theme with “Russia stole the election!” — the Clintons’ own business ties with Russia. Shining the light on this issue would put the public at risk of acknowledging reality: US politicians and businesses have been doing business with (or “colluding with,” if that term tickles your fancy) their Russian counterparts ever since Nixon’s detente policies in the 1970s. Until November, 2016, this had been known as “the norm.”

    Go back to square one. The current anti-Russian mania began with the election. It’s no secret that much of the Dem voting base have deeply opposed the Clinton wing for years. People pointed out that if Clinton were selected, a Republican would be elected. Nevertheless, the Republican choice of Trump was so alarming that Clinton won the majority of votes.The Electoral College vote went to Trump, so that’s what we’re stuck with. And none of this had anything to do with Russia.

    As for anyone’s ties with Russian (or American) mobsters, all we have at this point are allegations. When people don’t have all the answers, they fill in the blanks with guesses, that too often come to be marketed as “fact” (i.e., Iraq’s “stockpiles of WMD”). Today, we seem to be living in a rerun of the J. Edgar Hoover era, with the allegations of the Kennedy’s ties with mobsters (in that case, the Mafia). The notion that we can prove our theory by pointing out that we don’t have all the facts, is insane.

  • DHFabian

    Realistically, Putin might regard Trump as a potential “useful idiot,” not a partner. The reason that even this is unlikely is that Trump has proved to be too much of an unpredictable “loose cannon,” and Putin is clearly no one’s fool.

    More broadly speaking, Putin and Trump appear to be power-hungry, each determined to dominate the other. I wouldn’t be surprised if Trump thinks he can fool Putin into serving his own purposes, but this simply isn’t going to happen. Either way, it’s possible that the Clinton wing will keep whipping up anti-Russian zeal until the next election.

  • mwildfire

    I agree with most of this. The PTB in the DNC found the prospect of a Sanders presidency much more alarming than a Trump presidency, so they sabotaged Sanders. One example is my state, WV–all 55 counties went to Sanders in the primary, yet WV sent more Clinton delegates to Philly because of the “superdelegates,” and I wonder if this isn’t part of the reason the general went so heavily for Trump–people feeling pissed about having their choice “corrected” by assholes like Manchin. But, there are allegations that Trump has ties with US mobsters–the idea that he has ties with Russian ones as well seems quite credible to me. Mere ordinary business ties, as you said, are nothing to get worked up about. I think this article does a good job of explaining the anti-Russia hysteria that started before the election. A “rogue state”, whose leader is a “dictator’ or a “strongman” according the propaganda of the Deep State and corporate media, equates to “anyone who refuses to take orders from us.”

  • How_to

    Do you know a Russian bot when you see one?

  • How_to

    Do you know a Russian bot when you see one?

  • Hernan Tasies

    The most pathetic aspect is the gall Americans have to complain about election interference. Post-WWII the USA hasn’t stopped interfering, undermining, and violating other countries’ processess and sovereignties, and the public at large (and of course, the political class) almost views as an entitlement.