Saturday, December 31, 2016

Obama Sanctions Russia over alleged hacking, Releases Ridiculous FBI Report

By Jim Emerson, staff writer

On Thursday, Obama announced retaliatory measures against Russia for no other reason than Donald Trump having won the Presidential Election.  Russia has been accused, by liberals, of hacking the election to favor the Republican candidate. Democrats and the rest of the far left are behaving like sore losers, refusing to accept the fact that the American people have rejected them. Blaming Russia for their loss is denial.  Of course, all along the left has been hoping to distract voters from the contents of the leaked emails by manufacturing a Russian boogeyman.  The scheme didn’t fool American voters yet Democrats continue to blame the rejection of their agenda on anyone but themselves.

Calling Trump Voters Racists, blaming the lost on Russian Hacking, questioning vote counting and trying to pressure members of the electoral college are classic schemes manufactured by Alinsky in his Rules for Radicals. Number 8. “Keep the pressure on. Never let up. Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance. As the opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something new.”  Nothing more than a series of ploys to delegitimize Trump’s victory in November.  But it didn’t work in the election and it’s not going to work now.

During the sanctions announcement, Obama’s administration released a Joint Analysis Report (GRIZZLY STEPPE – Russian Malicious Cyber Activity) claiming to outline Russia’s hacking political data base or computer systems during the election.

The report, however, is nothing more than an ambiguous and disingenuous hacking activity report that is no different from any other hacking report involving foreign entities. There is no substantive proof that the hacker[s] were either Russian or some kid in his parent’s basement in Hoboken, New Jersey.

John Podesta’s G-mail account was hacked by a simple phishing attack during which the target readily gave up his password. Yet nowhere in the report was it indicated that the former chairman of the 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign had been hacked. Why did he have a Gmail account? Certainly it was not very secure for someone running a political campaign.

The DNC server emails were leaked from an insider according to former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan Craig Murray who passed the files to WikiLeaks. Mr. Murray insists that the claims are pure BS; that “They are absolutely making it up.”  To date there is no there’s still no evidence the DNC was hacked.

The Podesta and DNC leaks are two entirely different issues which the Obama administration is attempting to conflate simply for political and ideological purposes. The various agencies are just going along with the charade. Folks, it’s not worth starting a war to satisfy a narcissist.  My guess is Mr. Putin is laughing like hell at the self-infatuated, lame duck in the White House.

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