The U.S. media demands inflammatory claims be accepted with no evidence, while hacking behavior routinely engaged in by the U.S. is depicted as aberrational.
Insightful piece. The only utility that the New York Times has for me is to line the bottom of my parrot's cage.
What is happening right now that they are so eager to draw out attention AWAY from?
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True journalists seek out and covet solid evidence. The harder the evidence the better. Mainstream media propagandists with agendas relish the imaginary and the unreal that somehow support their storyline. Notice how Glenn ALWAYS has evidence!?!?
The "LEFT" (I apologize as I don't know what other label to assign)......maybe the "Crazied Russian Haters" is better)....
They hate RUSSIA because:
1. It's generally an unabashedly orthodox Christian nation;
2. It's largely 'white' - meaning not diverse;
3. It's portrayed as generally 'anti-gay';
4. Russia appears to still believe there's value in the 'traditional' nuclear family;
5. Russia is very protective of its sovereignty;
6. Russians (as a people) appear to love "Mother Russia" (imagine that!);
7. Russians seem to appreciate hunting and firearms(?);
8. Russians appear to appreciate their military;
9. Russia has a track record of tramping on its neighbors sovereignty (very legitimate); BUT
10. The Cardinal Sin: the "Orange Man" has expressed a desire to get along with Russia (that has to be really bad!)..
No doubt there's likely many other attributes that drive delusional Russian Haters, but I think people could summarize it as Russia is the "Land of White Supremists"...too conservative, too homogenous, too Christian, too nationalistic..... Russian leadership certainly does not buy into political correctness...
HEADLINE: Biden to his staff: Hey, where's Hillary's "Reset" Button again...
Isn't it interesting that these guys pick the second-rate power to accuse? The CCP has bought influence at so many US globalized companies, and by extension, so many US politicians, that its just not possible to blame them for anything. Mike Bloomberg, for instance, sucks up to China in the most egregious way possible. So - if you are "the new left", and you have to blame someone for something, the choice is obvious: it is far better to blame the fallen regional power, whose economy is slightly larger than Spain, and who doesn't have enough cash flow to bribe anyone, vs the #2 power in the world that has massive influence with your Donors. I mean, why would you expect any other behavior? It's all about the money.
whoever benefits from the change in sanctions that Biden will (probably) make in Feb 2021 is driving the Novel Writing Machines to make this Russia pulp right now. As a computer scientist, I have tried to follow the technical details of these hacks and they all go back to some DCCC funded DC cyber-tech firm that puts out some non-nonsensical technical sentences.
The hallmark of Russian hacking is that they leave no evidence behind. The lack of evidence in this case seems pretty conclusive.
The key point is it is a myth to believe that the MSM is factually-based, whose goal is Truth. The MSM appear to be platforms the function of which is to disseminate national security state propaganda. This is a dangerous situation where the general public is being manipulated.
> the hack has what he calls the “markings” of Russian hackers
Maybe I missed this, I still have to see someone pointing out that whoever the actual hackers are, I expect they would be capable to ensure their hacking has the "markings" of whoever they want. i.e. "Russians" in the current case.
President Trump cannot pardon Ed Snowden fast enough. Followed by awarding him the Medal of Freedom. In the Oval Office. On live TV.
Right after that, Texas should secede.
Come on, Santa. Make it happen!
I find Mr. Greenwald's lack of faith in the pronouncements of the intelligence agencies to be disturbing. Yes, they have always lied to us in the past - but that was for our own good. When they say something, it's for a reason and in the case of an intelligence agency, you can be sure it is an intelligent reason.
Two recent headline occurring before the hack was announced say it all: “Trump Ally Nunes Seeks to Derail Key Bill Funding Intelligence Community” and “Trump Threatens To Veto Defense Bill” I find it an amazing coincidence that these hacks were announced at about the same time that votes on the Defense Authorization Bill (and Trumps threatened veto) were scheduled. There is nothing like a good Red Scare to push through a massive increase in spending on intelligence agencies.
I haven’t seen a shred of publicly available evidence tying this hack to Russia. Only opinions (Pompeo, Barr, anonymous sources in media pieces). The implication being that facts do exist to support this, but they are just too sensitive to make public. So trust us and the conclusions we have drawn. This is horseshit. The conclusion (Russia did this!) and accompanying rhetoric (act of war!) is already out of the bag and the situation is already escalated. In my view, any “sources and methods” privilege claimed by the IC is outweighed by the public’s right to know before we are dragged into another war. We all know who pays the price in an armed conflict. In addition to the damage done to the invade-ee, the burden for the US is carried by young 20-somethings who come home in boxes, missing limbs, etc. These are the folks politicians like to call America’s finest, but really don’t give a shit about. No one with the last name Pompeo, Barr, Durbin, Trump, Biden, etc etc will pay any price if we are bungled into an armed conflict.
The tragi-comical figure in this is Biden. Riding an election win based far more on a rejection of his opponent than on whatever fragile coalition he has, this go-along-to-get-along career DC creature is being backed into a corner. He is being pressured to “do something” when he takes office in response to an “act of war”.
My suspicion on this, and I hope I’m right, is that all of this “Russiagate” nonsense was a balm used to soothe fractured minds following the stunning 2016 election result. It has simply lingered on and will hopefully die with Trump leaving office. That any threat from Russia, while real, is relatively minimal to the world’s economic and military superpower. That people like Durbin and his loose rhetoric are not taken seriously. That once Biden is inaugurated, the temperature will go down. He will impose some meaningless sanctions, the Dem party and their media allies will drop Russia from their vocabulary, and that will be that. It will expose the fraud of the Russian menace, but at least it will keep us out of another war.
I miss the late Stephen Cohen
GG does not overstate the danger of escalating rhetoric about Russia. Remember, Biden does not remember his own name (O'biden), does not remember Obama's name ("my boss"), and twice on camera endorsed Donald Trump for president, while proclaiming that he was running for he senate. And he'd call anyone who remembers those facts a "lying dog faced pony soldier." THAT is the man to trust with nuke codes? Walt Kelly in the comic strip Pogo said "we have met the enemy, and it is us."