Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Wikileaks and the Russians

The U.S. government for the first time on Friday formally accused Russia of a campaign of cyber attacks against Democratic Party organizations ahead of the Nov. 8 presidential election.

"We believe, based on the scope and sensitivity of these efforts, that only Russia's senior-most officials could have authorized these activities," a U.S. government statement said on Friday about hacking of political groups.

"These thefts and disclosures are intended to interfere with the U.S. election process."
As far as the "cui bono" question, I'll set that aside, because the answer is rather plain.

No doubt that Wikileaks will soon start releasing stuff that they got from the Russians. A wise person will put no stock in any of it.

The Russians have
a decades-long record of document forgery. They've forged emails. There was a story, a long time ago, that an American reporter in Europe found an envelope in his car; the envelope contained documents that were damning to Zbigniew Brzezinski, then the National Security Advisor. The newspaper vetted the documents carefully and concluded that they were forged.

Whatever Wikileaks releases to try and sway the election should be regarded as Russian forgeries until proven otherwise.


3383 said...

Who benefits? Russia.

Wake me when Wikileaks publishes leaks from Russia.

dinthebeast said...

"Who benefits? Russia."
That is kind of the point. Want those sanctions lifted? Who do you think could get that done for you? I don't think their answer is Clinton, do you?

-Doug in Oakland