Saturday, December 17, 2016

A Brief History of the First Russo-American Cyberwar

Posted by George Freund on December 15, 2016 

How Obama lost — and Putin won


It is fitting that, on the 75th anniversary of Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, I’m writing about an attack that has been far worse in its overall effects on America than Pearl Harbor was.

If Dec. 7, 1941 is a date which will live in infamy, then 2016 is a year which will live in infamy.

All things being equal in an election that was decided by, at current count, fewer than 38,600 votes spread across three states, it’s pretty certain that without Russia’s political cyberwarfare offensive in the First Russo-American Cyberwar — and Pres. Barack Obama’s stunning lack of response — Hillary Clinton would now be the U.S. president-elect.

I’m a liberal Democrat who proudly voted twice for Obama, but I will make clear what no one seems to want to, although it pains me. I tried making excuses before and after the campaign — Obama thought Clinton would win anyway, he wanted to play it safe, maybe he has something secret in store, etc. — but I thought more about, the truth became clear.

Obama failed miserably in his role as commander-in-chief, protector and defender of the United Sates of America in the final months of his eight-year presidency. In doing so, he ensured the destruction of his own legacy along with the American political system as we know it and the U.S.-led international system that has been a bulwark of great-power peace since World War II.

Here is the story of how Obama lost the war.


This is hardly a war. Spies have been reading mail and diplomatic cables for as long as there has been mail and diplomatic cables. The U.S. has used manipulation and outright military force to fix election. They have assassinated leaders and made attempts on others. It's the American way. In South and Central America tens of thousands or more likely hundreds of thousands have been killed in these operations never mind the untold imprisoned and tortured. So for Obama to plead piousness is an insult to history. I'm sure the Russian files have been 'sexed' up as they used to say in the Tony Blair days. The intelligence agencies have no credibility as a moral high road because they have absolutely no morals. Ehat matters about the E-Mails is the content not the manner that they were made public. Many generations ago the British Supreme Court ruled that evidence still remains evidence if you steal it even. The theft of it is another matter. We have evidence. It proves by their own hand that they are traitors, sex offenders and killers and thieves. In a more perfect world we'd be thanking the Russians for revealing the evil in our midst and become the best of friends. 

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