Isn’t it amazing how excited Democrats and the mainstream media (sorry for being repetitious) are about the Russians supposedly hacking Democrat communications in an attempt to influence our recent election? Weren’t the Democrat servers, and procedures used, secure? No, apparently not. Oh dear, those rotten Russians.
Let’s put all of this in proper perspective, shall we?
If the Russians hacked our presidential election would the influence have been greater than the mainstream medias incessant efforts to get Hillary elected? No way. Their overt bias and consequent influence is the greater scandal. By far.
It also seems that Hillary’s use of private email accounts while she was Secretary of State was no big deal. Oh sure, there were a few emails that were classified at the very highest levels but her private servers were completely secure. Nuthin’ to see here. What an absolute crock.
If the Russians really did hack Democrat communications and then provided those emails to Hillary’s political enemies, is that worse than her using unsecure servers to conduct our country’s business? There is absolutely no equivalence here at all.
As I have previously said, every active duty and retired military officer I know believe she committed, or nearly committed, treason. If Russians hacked the Democrat Party’s emails, you can be sure that they also hacked Hillary’s private server. Knowing what we do about the classification levels of those messages tells us that her use of a private server clearly undermined and damaged our country’s security.
Her behavior was criminal. As in, do not pass go, go directly to jail. And stay there. For a good while.
Russian hacking of Democrat Party emails is absolutely trivial compared to her malfeasance in handling state department emails. Unbelievably, the mainstream media barely acknowledged the hacked emails, whatever their source, much less their content.
I’m also far less concerned about whether Russians had anything to do with hacking Democrat emails than I am with what was in the emails themselves. For example, WikiLeaks provided the following quote from a John Podesta email. Podesta said, “I know she (Hillary) has begun to hate everyday Americans.”
Notice that nobody has contended that the hacked emails weren’t authentic. They were genuine. But note something else extremely important. Podesta said Hillary “has begun to hate everyday Americans.” And she was running for president? I have to ask. Why?
Was it proper for Russians to try interfere in our elections? Of course not. Would it be appropriate if the United States were to interfere in other country’s elections? No, absolutely not, you say. Okay, but why do we become wildly offended by supposed Russian interference even as we do interfere in elections in other countries?
Exhibit A is this Obama’s attempt to influence, with money and other ways, the elections in Israel. Because Obama has nothing but contempt for Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu, the United States brazenly worked to defeat him. We can interfere but others can’t? Kinda looks like selective indignation doesn’t it?
The United States is every bit as, or more, energetic in seeking to determine what other countries are doing as they are in trying to determine what we are doing/going to do. We have satellites, airplanes, a cyber command, spies, and intelligence gathering of all kinds, means, and stripes.
How many intelligence agencies of one kind or another does the United States have anyway? Seventeen I believe. And that includes the State Department. You really don’t think all those State Department employees spend their time coordinating international dance troop schedules, do you? Or attending global warming/cooling/whatever conferences? Get real.
Other countries do exactly the same. It’s the way the world works.
The critical issue here is maintaining the security of our communications. While Hillary was Secretary of State, she just blew that off. If you can ignore that hypocrisy however, Russian hacking does make a good story. But only so long as hypocrisy is ignored. And only while it supports Hillary’s narrative.
Perhaps we shouldn’t ignore it. And maybe the US shouldn’t try to influence elections in other countries either.
Did America dodge a bullet or what?