There’s been a lot of talk going on about Russian influence lately. Back in July Russia was accused of hacking the DNC servers and taking Hillary Clinton’s emails and leaking them to Wikileaks. That turned out to be an inaccurate portrayal of Russian intelligence. More recently, Russia has been verbally attacked by the CIA, with the spy agency saying Russia participated in election hackings helping Donald Trump to win. And Democrats hate this shift in the balance of power.
“The Russians, it looks like to me did interfere in our elections. We’ll never be able to decide whether they changed the outcome, but I’ll tell you having worked in the CIA if we had been caught interfering in European elections, or Asian elections, or anywhere in the world, those countries would call for new elections. Any democracy would. I mean, I don’t see it any other way.”
Others are piling on the accusations also! Hillary Clinton met with high-profile donors to explain why she couldn’t beat Trump in the election.
The Russians, she said, sought to “undermine our democracy” through cyberattacks on Democratic targets.
She said the hacking into the Democratic National Committee and into the emails of her campaign chairman, John D. Podesta, were a result of Mr. Putin’s “personal beef” against her, pointing to her accusation that Russia’s 2011 parliamentary elections were rigged.
“Putin publicly blamed me for the outpouring of outrage by his own people, and that is the direct line between what he said back then and what he did in this election,” Mrs. Clinton said.
After repeated attacks against Russia, Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov went on the record of saying“You need to either stop talking about it, or finally show some kind of proof. Otherwise it just looks very indecent”, Peskov told Reporters in Tokyo where Putin is meeting with Japan PM Abe, responding to the latest accusations that Russia was responsible for hacker attacks.
Curiously, President Obama has chided Russia for using their power to upset the balance of power for America, but he has been one of their biggest supporters in gaining power. He drew the line for Russia in Syria and said ‘Don’t cross it’ and then blinked when Russia did. Obama has been the one negotiating deals with Iran that push them into the arms of the Russians. It’s been Obama’s policies in the Middle East which left a vacuum that Putin gladly filled. And it’s been Obama who has glorified Russia to near superpower status with unfounded accusations that they can, in fact, election hackings could happen to the greatest nation in the world with the greatest military/security and get away with it.
As the saying goes “Give a dog a bad name, and that’s what he’ll be, a bad dog”. Obama has continued to imply that Russia is more powerful than the USA with their actions. So maybe it is Obama who upset the balance of power.