With Wikileaks continuing it’s release campaign on the Podesta files, it seems that the Obama administration is getting a bit nervous. While the US maintains that it was “those Russian hackers” who have been supplying Julian Assange, while never actually providing any concrete evidence to support that claim, the US media continues to comply with their owners in telling the world that “they know” its the Russians who have been doing the hacking.
In what might be viewed as an act of complete desperation and panic, just yesterday the Obama administration has told the CIA to begin preparing for a possible cyber assault that is unprecedented in size against Russia and specifically, Vladimir Putin.
In an interview with NBC yesterday, VP Joe Biden told reporter Chuck Todd:
“We’re sending a message to Putin. We have the capacity to do it and uh, he’ll know it. It will be at the time of our choosing and under the circumstances that have the greatest impact.”
When asked whether the American public will know if the message has been sent to Putin, Biden responded, “Hope not.”
We wonder why he hopes the American public would not find out about this?
This comes after Wikileaks has released it’s 8th dump of the Podesta files, which many believe that much more damaging leaks are soon to come given the desperation to launch an “unprecedented cyber attack on Russia.” Could Wikileaks have the goods on many people within the U.S. government? From the level of panic shown by the U.S., it might be a good guess that they indeed do.
While all of this is just talk for now, it is wise to take into account what two former CIA officers also told NBC. One former officer who helped coordinate and run intelligence operations against Russia said that he was asked several times over his years at the CIA to work on covert cyber attacks but that:
“None of the options were particularly good, nor did we think any of them would be particularly effective.”
One of the officers said that it wouldn’t be good to start this back and forth with Russia:
“If you’re looking to mess with their networks, we can do that, but then the issue becomes, they can do worse things to us in other places.”
Again, let’s keep in mind that the US is potentially looking to create a cyber attack with a very large nation in Russia, whose leadership we should be collaborating and cooperating with, and not discussing how we can “get them back.” That is the response of a young child. However, because the US is actually doing this, it raises the question, “why is the Obama administration working so hard to not only discredit the Wikileaks, but actively trying to blame them on another country? Do they have some deep, dark things to hide?” It appears so on the surface at this moment.
Additionally, at this moment it is all just talk from the US. Sean Kanuck, who was the senior US intelligence official that was responsible for analyzing the Kremlin’s cyber capabilities said that all talk and no action would carry a consequence.
“If you publicly accuse someone and don’t follow it up with a responsive action, that may weaken the credible threat of your response ability.”
So now we sit, wait and watch. We speculate Putin is enjoying every second of it.
Lance Schuttler graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Health Science and does health coaching through his website Orgonlight Health. You can follow the Orgonlight Health facebook page or visit the website for more information and other inspiring articles.