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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Obama Ordered Cyberweapons Implanted Into Russia's Infrastructure

      Up until yesterday (June 24th), President Trump had consistently described the Russian-collusion / hacking story "fake news".  Indeed, despite the cacaphony of voices in the mainstream media parroting the allegation, no evidence was ever afforded.  The hidden assumption that somehow Russia was behind the DNC/Hillary email dump to Wikileaks blatantly ignores the growing body of evidence suggesting that murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich was the actual culprit behind the leaks.
       But now, Trump has made a fateful decision:  to go along with the Deep State's fake narrative that Russia hacked the 2016 US Presidential election, by accepting the basic claim and attempting to put blame on Obama for having done nothing about it.  Anyone hoping for a return to sanity and Truth in this matter for the sake of humanity - to drum down the anti-Russia rhetoric and thereby reduce the chances of an accidental nuclear war - is now sadly disappointed.  Further and further we go down the path of lies and obfuscation, blaming Russia for things they did not do, all to serve domestic political agendas.
The great irony in all this is that it is the United States, not Russia, doing the hacking and cyberwarfare, as evidenced by the following article, written today:


Obama Ordered Cyberweapons Implanted 
Into Russia's Infrastructure

Authored by Jason Ditz via AntiWar.com, reposted on zerohedge.com by Tyler Durden, June 25, 2017

A new report from the Washington Post today quoted a series of Obama Administration officials reiterating their official narrative on Russia’s accused hacking of the 2016 election. While most of the article is simply rehashes and calls for sanctions, they also revealed a secret order by President Obama in the course of “retaliation” for the alleged hacking.

his previously secret order involved having US intelligence design and implant a series of cyberweapons into Russia’s infrastructure systems, with officials saying they are meant to be activated remotely to hit the most important networks in Russia and are designed to “cause them pain and discomfort.”

The implants, developed by the NSA, are designed to hit Russian networks deemed “important to the adversary and that would cause them pain and discomfort if they were disrupted,” a former U.S. official told the Post.

They could be activated in the event that Russia attacked a U.S. power grid or interfered in a future U.S. presidential race.
The US has, of course, repeatedly threatened “retaliatory” cyberattacks against Russia, and promised to knock out broad parts of their economy in doing so. These appear to be the first specific plans to have actually infiltrate Russian networks and plant such weapons to do so.

Despite the long-standing nature of the threats, by the end of Obama’s last term in office this was all still in the “planning” phases. It’s not totally clear where this effort has gone from there, but officials say that the intelligence community, once given Obama’s permission, did not need further approval from Trump to continue on with it, and he’d have actually had to issue a countermanding order, something they say he hasn’t.

"U.S. intelligence agencies do not need further approval from (President) Trump, and officials said that he would have to issue a countermanding order to stop it," the Post reported.

"The officials said that they have seen no indication that Trump has done so."
The details are actually pretty scant on how far along the effort is, but the goal is said to be for the US to have the ability to retaliate at a moment’s notice the next time they have a cyberattack they intend to blame on Russia.

Unspoken in this lengthy report, which quotes unnamed former Obama Administration officials substantially, advocating the effort, is that in having reported that such a program exists, they’ve tipped off Russia about the threat.

This is, however, reflective of the priority of the former administration, which is to continuing hyping allegations that Russia got President Trump elected, a priority that’s high enough to sacrifice what was supposed to be a highly secretive cyberattack operation.

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