President Obama’s punishment of Russia for allegedly hacking the emails of Democratic Party operatives to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election ignores at least two important facts.
For one, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, whose hacktivist organization released the thousands of emails that shed damaging light on Hillary Clinton and her allies, denied the Russians were the source.
In addition, the Obama administration has developed a reputation for manipulating intelligence for political purposes.
The administration announced Thursday that through an executive order, Obama sanctioned two of Russia’s intelligence services, the GRU and FSB, and declared 35 Russian intelligence operatives “persona non grata” in the U.S. Also, the U.S. is shutting down Russian compounds in Maryland and New York.
Earlier this month, in a speech to donors in New York City, Hillary Clinton blamed her defeat on Russian President Vladimir Putin, claiming “a personal beef” with her prompted him to meddle in the U.S. presidential election.
Clinton claimed that Russia had hacked both the Democratic National Committee and her campaign chairman, John Podesta, and released the emails to WikiLeaks in a plot to boost Trump.
But Clinton did not specify Putin’s “personal beef,” nor did she offer any proof Assange and WikiLeaks had obtained the hacked emails from Russia.
Assange, however, in a July 25 interview with NBC News, said there was “no proof whatsoever” that WikiLeaks obtained nearly 20,000 hacked Democratic National Committee emails from Russian intelligence.
Assange said DNC servers have been riddled with security holes for years and that many sets of documents from multiple sources are now in public hands.
In December, Assange made clear to Sean Hannity in a radio interview that Russia did not provide WikiLeaks the Podesta emails or the DNC emails.
Assange insisted the source of the email leaks “was not a state party.”
“We’re unhappy that we felt that we needed to even say that it wasn’t a state party. Normally, we say nothing at all,” Assange told Hannity.
“We have no conflict of interests. We have an excellent reputation, a strong interest in protecting our sources, and so we never say anything about them, never ruling anyone in or anyone out. Sometimes we do it, but we don’t like to do it. We have another interest here that is maximizing the impact of our publications,” he said.
“So in order to protect a distraction attack against our publications, we’ve had to come out and say, ‘No, it’s not a state party. Stop trying to distract in that way and pay attention to the content of the publication,’” said Assange.
While Assange refused to comment on Hannity’s suggestion the emails came from a disgruntled source within the DNC, possibly even within Podesta’s office, the WikiLeaks chief did not deny it.
In contrast, he had vociferously denied the source was Russia.
Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., a member of the House intelligence community, has charged CIA Director John Brennan was orchestrating a “hit job” against President-elect Donald Trump by going around the intelligence community and leaking information to the press suggesting Russia was behind the hack of Podesta.
“And that’s what infuriates me about this is that we have John Brennan, supposedly John Brennan, leaking to the Washington Post, to a biased newspaper like the New York Times, findings and conclusions that he’s not telling the intelligence community,” King said during a Dec. 18 appearance on ABC’s “This Week.”
The objective of the recent Obama-concocted Security Council resolution against the State of Israel is nothing less than a betrayal of the U.S.-Israel alliance and a message to Trump. The Security Council's resolution, which brands the Jewish presence in any part of Judea and Samaria (West Bank) or in parts of Jerusalem as illegal, will also make the 800,000 Jews in these areas international outlaws.
This betrayal of Israel is actually Obama's lame-duck way of signaling to the new Trump administration that he has no intention of letting President-Elect Trump, the democratically elected president, revoke the so-called "transformation" Obama has set for America over the past eight years.
Obama's action in the U.N. comes from his longtime distaste for Israel and from his newly found distaste for Trump and everything Trump stands for. Obama has a lot of "unfinished business" and primal anger concerning Trump's victory, exposing the Democratic Party and its leader for what they are: hated by Middle America and totally detached from the traditional values of so many Americans
Obama's legacy has been even worse: allowing the Islamic terror genie out of the bottle; half a million dead in Syria; the Muslim refugee invasion of Europe, which could lead to the breakup of the EU; the rise of Iran as a conventional power that is devouring one Sunni country after another; the diminution of American power and prestige; enabling Russia to invade and conquer neighboring countries; and finally, legitimizing the BDS movement and the criminalization of Israel by encouraging the Security Council of the U.N. to make Israel a pariah state.
In the coming three weeks of what remains of the Obama presidency, President-Elect Trump and the State of Israel should prepare for the worst and expect Obama to take revenge against American voters who chose Trump and against Israel for standing up to Obama for the past eight years – exposing his nothingness, his empty beliefs, and his empty panaceas that have failed one by one. Obama will continue with his political carnage until his last day in office in a manner unbefitting the office of the president.
As violins play his swan song, there are, at least figuratively speaking, big splotches of green growing all over President Barack Hussein Obama. It’s not the green of the global warming scam he tries so hard to smear all over humanity, but the corrosive, soul-killing green of jealousy, the unbridled jealousy he carries in his heart for Israel and its courageous President Benjamin Netanyahu.
In the end, Obama’s bluster and braggadocio comes down to one human emotion, jealousy of nations and leaders more noble than himself.
With only weeks of his 8-year tenure left to do damage, Obama used UN leverage to Brutus-stab the people of Israel in the heart.
But time doesn’t stand still for any earthly mortal. Even blowhards don’t last forever, and it’s back to the garbage heap of street activism for Obama at noon hour, Jan. 20.
His 11th-hour lash out against Israel originates from an unhinged jealousy that’s eating Obama alive, and no one described it better than Joan Swirsky in yesterday’s column:
“… Finally, what I learned is that the strongest human emotion is not hatred, not anger, and not vengeance, but jealousy! When you peel back the layers of emotion––whether it’s in the commission of a crime like theft or even murder or hatred of Jews and Israel––jealousy is almost always the animating force.
“Mr. Obama and his minions see the pathetic lack of creativity, of innovation, of an elevated standard-of-living, and of progress in the community of Arabs as maddening.
“First, they were humiliated when at the founding of Israel in 1948 , powerful Arab armies attacked the fledgling state and were annihilated by the bedraggled survivors of the Holocaust,
“When Mr. Obama & Co. contrast this embarrassing history with the jaw-dropping evolution of the Jewish state––its trailblazing technology and medical innovations, its symphonies, sports teams, booming economy and military might––it’s infuriating to them. They get angry, crazed with anger, murderous with anger.
“But under the fury is jealousy. They can’t help it. What you see is the anger because anger feels good and jealousy feels bad. It’s that simple.
Just got to chuckle...
Just heard on the radio Putin's answer to Obama's childish reaction.
1) He closed the US International School of where we teach about 52 other nations' staff (about diplomacy?). The courses are taught in English. There is a German school but its taught in, you guessed in, another language.
2) Made it known he had no intention of destroying the holidays and travel plans of other embassy employees and their families by a meaningless expulsion.
3) Invited the children of all American Embassy employees to the Christmas and New Year's party at the Kremlin.
4) Stated he would work with the next administration to iron out any additional differences when the time was right.
Now....in the Alpha Male competition there seems to be a clear winner here. Gotta chuckle.
The best way to stop a child from throwing tantrums.....ignore him/her & don't react to the tantrum. It infuriates them and they eventually give up....unless theyre too old to realize they should know better. Just a thought.
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