Today is a bitch! It is 25 deg…I know child’s play but yesterday it was 67….so yes it is f*cking cold!
The big to do these days was that Russia seems to have interfered in the 2016 elections….of course like all issues in the US….some are outraged and others are just shrugging it off…..and there is some proof but few seem to want to believe it while others are drooling over this breach…..
Let’s say that Russia did hack the DNC and others and used the info to influence the election (for argument purposes only)……could it be karma coming home to roost?
Karma? How so?
For at least 60 years the US has been interfering in the elections of other countries……countries like Iran, Guatemala, Gaza and Chile and probably many others but these are the ones we know about.
Take Iran, 1951, the people voted a dude into the presidency, Mosaddegh, but he was a bit too Left wing for the US so Truman approved deal where the CIA would overthrow him and install a puppet, the Shah.
Or Guatemala in 1954, a similar scenario as Iran…Left winger comes to power so Eisenhower let the CIA put together a coup to replace him and install a more friendly power broker.
Then there was Chile in the 1970’s…again a Left winger was elected to the position of president and once again the US let the CIA overthrow him and install a power mad dictator, Pinochet.
Does anyone see a progression here?
My point here is if the US does not want others meddling in our elections then maybe we should bow out of theirs.
Keep in mind these days a twat with a computer can bring you or a country to their knees…..
But what is behind all this Russian hacking stories? Is there a narrative that we may be missing?
Investigative reporter Robert Parry has a few thoughts on this…..
As the Electoral College assembles, U.S. intelligence agencies are stepping up a campaign to delegitimize Donald Trump as a Russian stooge, raising concerns about a spy coup in America, reports Robert Parry.
As Official Washington’s latest “group think” solidifies into certainty – that Russia used hacked Democratic emails to help elect Donald Trump – something entirely different may be afoot: a months-long effort by elements of the U.S. intelligence community to determine who becomes the next president.
I was told by a well-placed intelligence source some months ago that senior leaders of the Obama administration’s intelligence agencies – from the CIA to the FBI – were deeply concerned about either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump ascending to the presidency. And, it’s true that intelligence officials often come to see themselves as the stewards of America’s fundamental interests, sometimes needing to protect the country from dangerous passions of the public or from inept or corrupt political leaders.
After decades of meddling in the democratic process internationally has the shadow warriors decide that this country needs a tweak or two?
Parry also has thoughts on the whole Idea of turning Russia into an adversary…..
Despite conflicting accounts about who leaked the Democratic emails, the frenzy over an alleged Russian role is driving the U.S. deeper into a costly and dangerous New Cold War, writes Robert Parry.
The rising hysteria about Russia is best understood as fulfilling two needs for Official Washington: the Military Industrial Complex’s transitioning from the “war on terror” to a more lucrative “new cold war” – and blunting the threat that a President Trump poses to the neoconservative/liberal-interventionist foreign-policy establishment.
By hyping the Russian “threat,” the neocons and their liberal-hawk sidekicks, who include much of the mainstream U.S. news media, can guarantee bigger military budgets from Congress. The hype also sets in motion a blocking maneuver to impinge on any significant change in direction for U.S. foreign policy under Trump.
Do tell! Is the Karmic finger being flipped at the US?
If so, why is the media buying into the narrative?
In 1977, Carl Bernstein published an exposé of a CIA program known as Operation Mockingbird, a covert program involving, according to Bernstein, “more than 400 American journalists who in the past 25 years have secretly carried out assignments for the Central Intelligence Agency.” Bernstein found that in “many instances” CIA documents revealed that “journalists were engaged to perform tasks for the CIA with the consent of the managements of America’s leading news organizations.”
Fast-forward to December 2016, and one can see that there isn’t much need for a covert government program these days. The recent raft of unverified, anonymously sourced and circumstantial stories alleging that the Russian government interfered in the US presidential election with the aim of electing Republican Donald J. Trump shows that today too much of the media is all too happy to do overtly what the CIA had once paid it to do covertly: regurgitate the claims of the spy agency and attack the credibility of those who question it.
What is the truth of it all?
Ain’t Karma a bitch?