Foreign Attack On American Soil

I guess my days of posting on weekends things that were not necessarily “big news” stories are gone.

I can remember when Fridays were considered slow news days…..those days as well are gone……..

This is not about a physical attack on American soil but rather an information war from the Russians….indictments are handed down for these “terrorists”…..

Thirteen Russians and three Russian entities were charged Friday with an elaborate plot to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, federal prosecutors announced Friday.
The indictment, brought by the office of special counsel Robert Mueller, alleges that Russians used bogus social media postings and advertisements fraudulently purchased in the name of Americans to sway political opinion during the race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, per the AP. The charges are the most direct allegation to date of illegal Russian meddling in the election. As for any links to the Trump campaign: Some of the suspects “interacted with Americans associated with the Trump campaign, but those Trump associates did not realize they were being manipulated,” per the Washington Post.

The Post adds that the charges are linked to a “notorious Russian troll farm” known as the Internet Research Agency. “From in or around 2014 to the present, defendants knowingly and intentionally conspired with each other (and with persons known and unknown to the grand jury) to defraud the United States by impairing, obstructing, and defeating the lawful functions of the government through fraud and deceit for the purpose of interfering with the U.S. political and electoral processes, including the presidential election of 2016,’’ the indictment states. Deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein said the goal of those charged Friday was “spreading distrust” of 2016 candidates and the political system.

Before I go any further I need to state that NO Americans are named in this indictment……the president or otherwise.  But that did not stop the president to take this indictment and make it about him.

Following Robert Mueller’s indictment of 13 Russian nationals for crimes related to interfering with the 2016 presidential election, President Trump claimed victory, the Hill reports. “Russia started their anti-US campaign in 2014, long before I announced that I would run for President,” Trump tweeted Friday. “The results of the election were not impacted. The Trump campaign did nothing wrong – no collusion!” Sarah Huckabee Sanders added that Trump “is glad to see the special counsel’s investigation further indicates—that there was NO COLLUSION between the Trump campaign and Russia and that the outcome of the election was not changed or affected.” But the White House’s celebration may be premature.

A “person with knowledge of the probe” tells Bloomberg that Mueller is still investigating possible collusion between Russia and Trump or his associates and that Friday’s indictments are only a small part of Mueller’s investigation, which may include obstruction of justice by Trump. And federal investigators haven’t actually concluded Russian interference didn’t impact the 2016 election. Furthermore, the indictments disprove Trump’s repeated claims that Russian election interference is “fake news,” the Daily Beast reports. In November, Trump said he believed Vladimir Putin when the Russian president said Russia didn’t meddle in the election. Elsewhere, the New York Times has a profile of one of the people indicted Friday. Yevgeny Prigozhin, one of Russia’s richest men, got his start running a hot-dog stand after prison before eventually running a Russian troll farm

This did not name any American nor did it clear any American of wrong doing to include the president.

This should have all Americans on the edge of their chairs…..regardless of who won some damn election this is an attack on our soil….on our election process and I cannot understand why more Americans are not up in arms over this.

For years the Russians were the bastards of the international stage and now they are just a group of guys going about screwing with our elections our society and Americans are okay with it.

What has happened to this country that we are willing to overlook this attack?

May I suggest before you make any statement that you read the indictment or you could just go to FOX and get the pile of crap… informed for a damn change!

16 thoughts on “Foreign Attack On American Soil

  1. Maybe other countries should start handing down their own indictments against American CIA and Black Ops operatives who ‘interfered’ in their countries? Russia, Cuba, the whole Eastern Bloc, Ukraine, most of Central America, huge areas of Asia, the Middle East and so on. If you can’t take it, you shouldn’t dish it out in the first place. 🙂

    1. I agree and that is why I say every country should be a member of the ICC and held accountable for their actions both overt and covert….chuq

  2. Most damned definitely we should overlook the alleged Russian Intelligence hacks. If we can be so cavalier as to ignore the need to protect our own children in their own schools from idiots with guns then we can well afford to ignore some cyber crap from a foreign nation.

  3. These Russian activities and -if not outright collusion- the accompanying American apathy and/or the knowing facilitation of the Russian activity…might be THE story of the New Millennium so far.

    I’ve been saying this kind of thing (election hacking) was coming for a couple of decades now. The people who think the Webpipes are harmless, that “Social Media” is wonderful really need to be eating shit right now. But they won’t. America’s election was seriously manipulated (if not rigged outright) by its historical arch-enemy. Just what we know of is shocking. What will be kept secret is considerably worse. Mind you, the fucktards I’m referring to probably don’t give a rat’s ass about elections, democratic values and probably will never vote anyway.

    The Interweb IS a web and we are flies stuck in it, just naively waiting for the wide variety of spiders out there to come along and drink our blood. In a (highly successful) attempt to get obscenely rich selling people’s eyeballs and control of (what passes for) “brains” behind them….guys like Zuckerhead have INTENTIONALLY opened the door wide open to ALL of this despicable Russian activity. …for a generous tip, of course (often in Rubles & Bitcoin). All the info the corporations and trolls need to manipulate users is offered up to the entire world by the users themselves. Or, is at least easily purchasable. This is what these websites were designed to do. Profile us. Manipulate us into convenient, emotionally driven, peer supported, ill-advised, decisions. Loserbook, The Twit Zone, iDiotgram, and all these American Corporations deserved to be indicted as “accessories” at the very least. They ALL knew what was going on and cashed the cheques with a smile. But they won’t because they’re more “untouchable” than the Twittering iDiot they helped put in the White House.

    This whole thing is highly reminiscent of the old Twilight Zone episode; The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street. (Spoiler Alert!!!) In it, aliens have figured out how to take over the planet with minimal effort and at minimal cost. Just take control of their devices. People will quickly lose their shit and turn on -not just convenient scapegoats (“some of whom are good people”)- but lifelong friends & neighbours. Riots will ensue. All the aliens have to do is wait until it’s over.

    The closing narration:

    The tools of conquest do not necessarily come with bombs and explosions and fallout. There are weapons that are simply thoughts, attitudes, prejudices to be found only in the minds of men. For the record, prejudices can kill and suspicion can destroy. And a thoughtless, frightened, search for a scapegoat has a fallout all of its own….And the pity of it is that these things cannot be confined to the Twilight Zone.”

      1. Wait, I’m a tad confused. Which group am I describing that makes up 30% of the US? I’m hoping it’s the percent of American accessories that wind up in jail. (As if!)

      2. that is the die hard supporters of Trump and no matter what he does they will be true and bend over gladly for his gratification…..chuq

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