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Offline stephen25000

Re: Is war with Russia an ever increasing reality?
« Reply #90 on: October 11, 2016, 01:35:28 PM »

US accuses Russia of cyber attacks


US officials have formally accused Russia of cyber attacks against political organisations in order "to interfere with the US election".

Recent hacked emails are "consistent with the methods and motivation of Russia-directed efforts", the Department of Homeland Security said.

Data revealing discussions within the Democratic Party was hacked earlier this year.

Some states reported "probing" attempts made on "election-related" systems.

However, officials said those attempts could not be directly linked to the Russian government.

Russian officials told Interfax news agency the claims it was involved in the cyber attacks were "nonsense".

But a joint statement from the Department of Homeland Security and the Director of National Intelligence on Election Security said high-ranking officials at the Kremlin were almost certainly involved in the successful attacks.

"We believe, based on the scope and sensitivity of these efforts, that only Russia's senior-most officials could have authorized these activities," they said.

However, altering any actual ballots or election results would be "extremely difficult", they added, because of a decentralised system and multiple checks and balances.

A number of embarrassing emails have come to light during the 2016 election campaign.

In July, a hacker calling himself Guccifer 2.0 claimed responsibility for the release of documents from the Democratic Party.

Gigabytes of files including emails and other documents that revealed the inner workings of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) were taken.

At an early stage, many US officials linked the breach to Russia. At the time, Moscow denied any involvement and denounced the "poisonous anti-Russian" rhetoric from Washington.

The leaked emails appeared to show that Democratic Party officials were biased against Bernie Sanders in his primary race against Mrs Clinton.

The hack led to the resignation of the party chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and sparked protests at the national convention in Philadelphia.

Adam Schiff, a senior member of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, said he applauded the decision to publicly name Russia as the culprit.

"All of us should be gravely concerned when a foreign power like Russia seeks to undermine our democratic institutions," he said.

He called for co-operation with "our European allies" to develop a response.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-us-2016-37592684

How naive.

America, Russia, China, et al, are all at it.
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The McCanns were solely responsible for their childcare arrangements and there is no one else to blame.

S and S, two more amateurs making money from a disappeared child, and clearly without a clue.

Offline Wonderfulspam

Re: Is war with Russia an ever increasing reality?
« Reply #91 on: October 11, 2016, 09:21:11 PM »

‘How many Muslim countries has Obama bombed?' Oliver Stone slams US ‘world domination’ drive.

Film director Oliver Stone said that the presidency of Barack Obama is no more benign than that of George W. Bush, as he entered the European leg of his tour to promote ‘Snowden’, his film that lionizes the NSA whistleblower.

"Obama is just as tough as George W. Bush. He's doubled down on the surveillance state. It's bigger and stronger than ever," 70-year-old Stone told AFP in Paris. "The moment he got into office he turned into a better form of Bush, a more efficient commander but basically believing the same old story that we are under attack every day and all day."

Stone said that Obama promised to reverse the culture of unregulated abuse – marked by extraordinary rendition and Guantanamo during the previous administration – but instead made the violations more widespread and sophisticated, thanks to technology.

The director, best-known for the films ‘JFK’, ‘Wall Street’, and ‘Platoon’, said that Obama has less respect for free speech and tolerance of criticism than his predecessor, who Stone said was “sincere” but misguided.

“Obama has oppressed journalists to the greatest degree yet in American history. He has pursued cases against eight whistleblowers. He has done more to damage truth-telling than even George W. Bush, who lied all the time,” Stone told Amnesty International in a separate interview, posted online on Tuesday.

Stone said Obama’s motivation was to ensure that the United States continued to “dominate the world.”

"That desire to control the world is very dangerous," Stone told AFP. "There is no historical record of one empire that can do that successfully... the British Empire tried but that ultimately led to massive wars. The same is resulting from the US desire for tyranny."

"How many wars is America in informally without consent? How many Muslim countries has Obama bombed? How many drone strikes have we used, killing how many people?" the three-time Oscar-winning director went on, in reference to continued US involvement in Libya, Syria and Iraq.

Stone said that the determination to highlight the scope of disregard for established human rights lay behind his desire to film ‘Snowden’, which has made a modest $20 million at the box office since its release in key markets last month.

"I don't think the general public has yet understood the Snowden revelations, I really don't," said Stone, calling the US public at large “dumb and apathetic.”

"US people should be worried about mass surveillance, drone warfare and cyber warfare, which are the issues Snowden presented," the filmmaker added.

Stone reiterated his plea for an official pardon for Edward Snowden, whom he met nine times in Russia. The 33-year-old former NSA worker remains at an undisclosed location within the country, which offered him refuge following his leaks in 2013. Snowden continues to face charges in the US that could see him spend up to 30 years in jail, if found guilty of theft of government property, and revelation of government secrets to outsiders.

“A pardon for Snowden would be the merciful thing to do, the last measure of grace for Obama, who I think is a decent individual, but has been brainwashed by the national security complex,” said Stone.

https://www.rt.com/usa/362409-stone-snowden-bush-obama/

Offline Angelo222

Re: Is war with Russia an ever increasing reality?
« Reply #92 on: October 15, 2016, 12:18:25 PM »
Owning the oil reserves or at least owning the governments which own them is the key to world domination thus why both the US and Russia are so concerned with the Middle East.  Human lives don't matter as long as the gas guzzlers keep moving along route 66.  The American dream is the Arab's nightmare!!
De troothe has the annoying habit of coming to the surface just when you least expect it!!

Je ne regrette rien!!

Offline Miss Taken Identity

Re: Is war with Russia an ever increasing reality?
« Reply #93 on: October 23, 2016, 03:56:18 PM »
Owning the oil reserves or at least owning the governments which own them is the key to world domination thus why both the US and Russia are so concerned with the Middle East.  Human lives don't matter as long as the gas guzzlers keep moving along route 66.  The American dream is the Arab's nightmare!!

War?  all the Russians have to do is turn off the gas taps. The mericans tried to interfere with EU referendum with Obama threatening all sorts.. hotair...