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What’s Really Behind US Claims of “Russian Hacking?

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  • What’s Really Behind US Claims of “Russian Hacking?
    by Tony Cartalucci , http://journal-neo.org/
    Despite great effort recently put into bolstering the credibility of the “American intelligence community” in the wake of their assessment regarding alleged “Russian hacking,” it should be remembered that this same “community” intentionally and maliciously fabricated a myriad of lies surrounding so-called weapons of mass destruction in Iraq which led to a destructive war that claimed upward to a million lives – including over 4,000 US troops.


    A community responsible for verified, self-serving lies, has no credibility. Nor do the media organizations that repeated those lies without questioning the very flawed factual and logical fundamentals underpinning them.

    More recently, the evidence presented by this community and their partners across the Western media regarding alleged “Russian hacking” of the 2016 US elections is so weak, the logical fallacy of appealing to authority is essential to selling it to the global public.

    What Do They Even Mean by “Russian Hacking?”
    The sinister tone of “Russian hacking” suggests that Moscow somehow subverted the 2016 US elections through the use of information technology. Headlines across the Western media like CNN’s, “US accuses Russia of trying to interfere with 2016 election,” would help fan the flames of hysteria, claiming:


    The Obama administration said Friday it was “confident” that Russia was behind recent hackings of emails about upcoming US elections in an attempt to interfere with the process.

    The announcement marks the first time the US administration has officially accused Russia of hacking into US political systems. Earlier in the week, the two countries broke off formal talks about a ceasefire in Syria.

    “We believe, based on the scope and sensitivity of these efforts, that only Russia’s senior-most officials could have authorized these activities,” the Department of Homeland Security and Office of the Director of National Intelligence said in a joint statement.

    Claims of Russia “hacking into US political systems” invokes images of hackers based in the Kremlin using sophisticated cyber weapons to crack into voting machines, polling stations, and databases to skew election results. In reality, nothing of the sort happened – based not on Russian statements – but on the “American intelligence community’s” own official reports on the incident.

    The Actual Evidence – According to the US Government Itself
    In actuality, the “hacking” involved e-mails that were leaked to the public – genuine e-mails that had circulated throughout the Democratic National Committee (DNC), including those between US presidential candidate and former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her campaign manager, John Podesta.


    The e-mails were then handed over to Wikileaks before being released to the public. No polling stations were “hacked,” no databases compromised, and no influence exercised over US elections beyond whatever influence the truth about DNC internal communications had on the American public.

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January 21, 2017 - Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , ,

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