How ridiculous can this be? The Clinton/Obama effort to Blame it on Putin (BOP) is more of a ‘reach’ than the illusory WMD was. Will James Clapper get a national Medal of Honor for letting the CIA carry water for this, like Tenet got for helping Bush’s lying us into Iraq?
Who knows what really has taken place? We can be sure that Russia, just like us, has hackers working hard to get into Lockheed’s secrets on our military planes. And I am sure that, the report that the Russians hacked into an insecure Pentagon messaging system is probably true, but it is a reach to think that Vladimir Putin personally told his hackers to let us know that the Democratic National Committee connived with the Clinton campaign to sh*tcan Sanders primary success.
Where did all of this start? It started when the WikiLeaks released the e-mails that showed how the DNC, in coordination with the Clinton primary campaign,was systematically undermining the Sander’s campaign which was gaining momentum. To divert attention from the damaging content of the leaked messages Hillary Clinton immediately blamed the leaks on the Russians. No surprise since Russia has been on her radar for “regime change” for a long time.
Targetting Putin is a major escalation which has a vastly broader goal than covering up the DNC’s and Clinton’s collusion to sink Sanders’ campaign. Why make Putin personally responsible for a scenario about which no serious evidence has been shared that the Russian State was at all interested in our election at that early stage in election season. Try these reasons on for size:
- Who is Donald Trump’s BF?
- Does this BOP help de-legitimize Trump and set a trap for his foreign policy?
- Does this, just maybe, stand a chance of eliminating Trump’s electoral victory?
- Does this make the DNC-Clinton-Obama loss in the election due to the Russians and Putin rather than their own failures?
This is a desperate and dangerous game the Democrats are playing, one that could rattle the democratic process far more than the unfortunate election of Trump itself. In this article Peter Van Buren explores the dangers of where the BOP effort could lead us, something far more dangerous than the Bush Administration lies about WMDs a decade ago.