This article was written by Tyler Durden and originally published at Zero Hedge.
Editor’s Comment: Putin is once again calling Obama’s bluff, as the U.S. intelligence community and its misleaders in Washington have amplified the bogus narrative that Russian hacking was behind the election upset – that ultimately denied Hillary the presidency and destroyed her image to voters as scandals after scandal came out.
Now, Washington is desperate to defend the Empire, even in the face of blustering lies, and use the phony hacking claims to kill several birds with one stone – first, they can clamp down on dissent and have a great B.S. excuse to shut down bloggers and alternative journalists. Second, U.S. hawks get to prod at Russia once again, and stoke even more tensions, in the hopes that wider war and perpetual conflict will be the inevitable results.
Finally, they get to use the whole invented affair to make excuses for the resounding defeat of the establishment, and the populist rejection of all their control measures. The decline of the mainstream media, too, can be attributed to “fake news,” planted stories and hacker-based (Russian) intel. Never mind if it doesn’t make sense; never mind if the facts are loose or altogether missing. Never mind that U.S. foreign policy is filled with lies and propaganda on a daily basis, or the fact that the media blatantly regurgitates talking points for their favorite candidates.
The point is, to go on the offensive over nothing, and then create a diversion when too many questions get asked, and threaten a good phony election hacking narrative. Only, they’d better be careful how they treat Putin, and other uncaged bears. These are reckless children at play, nothing more.
Putin Lashes Out At Obama: “Show Some Proof Or Shut Up”
by Tyler Durden
Putin has had enough of the relentless barrage of US accusations that he, personally, “hacked the US presidential election.”
The Russian president’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said on Friday that the US must either stop accusing Russia of meddling in its elections or prove it. Peskov said it was “indecent” of the United States to “groundlessly” accuse Russia of intervention in its elections.
“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.
Peskov also warned that Obama’s threat to “retaliate” to the alleged Russian hack is “against both American and international law”, hinting at open-ended escalation should Obama take the podium today at 2:15pm to officially launch cyberwar against Russia.
Previously, on Thursday, Peskov told the AP the report was “laughable nonsense“, while Russian foreign ministry spox Maria Zakharova accused “Western media” of being a “shill” and a “mouthpiece of various power groups”, and added that “it’s not the general public who’s being manipulated,” Zakharova said. “the general public nowadays can distinguish the truth. It’s the mass media that is manipulating themselves.”
Meanwhile, on Friday Sergei Lavrov, Russia’s foreign minister told state television network, Russia 24, he was “dumbstruck” by the NBC report which alleges that Russian President Vladimir Putin was personally involved in an election hack.
The report cited U.S. intelligence officials that now believe with a “high level of confidence” that Putin became personally involved in a secret campaign to influence the outcome of the U.S. presidential election. “I think this is just silly, and the futility of the attempt to convince somebody of this is absolutely obvious,” Lavrov added, according to the news outlet.
As a reminder, last night Obama vowed retaliatory action against Russia for its meddling in the US presidential election last month. “I think there is no doubt that when any foreign government tries to impact the integrity of our elections that we need to take action and we will at a time and place of our own choosing,” Obama told National Public Radio.
US intelligence agencies in October pinned blame on Russia for election-related hacking. At the time, the White House vowed a “proportional response” to the cyberactivity, though declined to preview what that response might entail. Meanwhile, both President-elect Donald Trump, the FBI, and the ODNI have dismissed the CIA’s intelligence community’s assessment, for the the same reason Putin finally lashed out at Obama: there is no proof.
That, however, has never stopped the US from escalating a geopolitical conflict to the point of war, or beyond, so pay close attention to what Obama says this afternoon.
According to an NBC report, a team of analysts at Eurasia Group said in a note on Friday that they believe the outgoing administration is likely to take action which could result in a significant barrier for Trump’s team once he takes office in January.
“It is unlikely that U.S. intelligence reports will change Trump’s intention to initiate a rapprochement with Moscow, but the congressional response following its own investigations could obstruct the new administration’s effort,” Eurasia Group analysts added.
At the same time, Wikileaks offered its “validation” services, tweeting that “Obama should submit any Putin documents to WikiLeaks to be authenticated to our standards if he wants them to be seen as credible.”
Obama should submit any Putin documents to WikiLeaks to be authenticated to our standards if he wants them to be seen as credible.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) December 16, 2016
We doubt Obama would take the whistleblower organization on its offer, even if he did have any Putin documents to authenticate.
This article was written by Tyler Durden and originally published at Zero Hedge.
The Ape in Chef has no proof to provide so instead of asking him to show some proof , Vlad should show one of the ICBM’s targeted at the White House with a header saying: SHUT THE FUCK UP YOU ZIONIST PUPPET OR BRING IT ON.
Stolz, BRAVO! It originated with the CIA; the same POS who claimed Saddam Hussein had WMDs and we all know how that turned out. I have to agree with Putin on this one. Obola can either show some damn proof or shut his stupid black mouth.
Sooo… who wants people to stop paying taxes?
Who on Earth would like to continue giving them money if – after billions of dollars have been spent on security after 2001 – they come with such lies?!
On top of that, if they force the electors to vote for her, what’s the point of having Presidential Elections?
Wake up, people!
why do you think Oblaimy is headed to Hawaii
he’s kicking the fire ant hole and running off, like all pussies in elementary school do
RUSSIAN TROLL ALERT !!!
Obama Knows better. WikiLeaks had a hand in this. He is one very smart man! Putin had nothing to do with it.
Putin is not going to interfere with the US Election! He will let the American people decide for themselves.
N’s comment first: Putin doesn’t want an old soviet style Russian empire. They are doing so much better under capitalism….better than the USA! He’s worked hard ( with Medeved) to establish the new Russia which has freedoms. He’s not about to fuck that up by doing socialism once again!
Russia’s guidelines are:
1) They would have to pay a land tax to have their church there. All pay this land tax. All churches, synagogues etc. pay this land tax. Protestants think they should be able to be there for free just like they do in America.
2) They would be subject to user fees….just like everyone else in Russia. They don’t have social services or programs. No welfare! Protestants think they shouldn’t have to pay these and should get everything for free just like in America.
3) If they build protestant schools they would have to follow the Russian education curriculum AND have the students say the Russian Oath of Allegiance. Protestants think that somehow having Russian students say this oath is being disloyal to America!
Since they won’t agree to these guidelines and requirements they are not allowed to set up their flavour of religion in Russia. Their choice….not Putin’s. As the leader of Russia, he’s allowed with the Russian citizens blessings) to do what is necessary to keep dissension out of Russia and to set up the educational aspects as he sees fit for all Russians.
The reason I said “again?”I knew he said it; couldn’t find it. I looked everywhere…I tried ONE more time, and it was back!
Putin is ready for a bold leader in the White House that he can team up with…Putin is itching to nuke Washington if Hillary Clinton is elected; and will lead us into war with Russia.
This supposedly happened last election and before this election. why did Obama not do anything then? Was he not the man in charge? It certainly wasn’t Trump or Putin. I guess he won last time so it didn’t matter and he thought he had it in the bag this time so there was no cause for alarm. How quick the Dems turned looking for a scapegoat.If Podesta,the DNC and the Clinton Foundation had better cyber security none of this would have happened and Wikileaks would have gone unnoticed.
Vlad is saying, “If I could have influenced the election, I would have stopped the fggt Kenyan and his fggt husband Michael in 2008.”
But but Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and Whoopi pie Goldberg all say it happened so it must be true. Bwawahahaha
Obola thinks he can threaten retaliation against Putin for the alleged hacking? I, for one, would love to see Putin take on Obola and send him home crying to Moochelle.
It’s True It’s True just ask any Sheeple. The Russians stole the election.
I want to sell some of these sheeple a BRIDGE.
OBULLSHIT SHUT UP AND LEAVE BEFORE JAN 19TH. DON’T GO AWAY MAD YOU POS, JUST FRIGGING GO AWAY AND TAKE HITLERY WITH YOU, YOU POS!!!
THE WORST PREZ IN HISTORY.
Russia is asking Obama to act decently. Isn’t that like asking a cat to stop licking itself? Putin needs to understand, THE TRUTH AIN’T IN HIM, lying comes to him, instinctively.
After this it says a lot about what the Russians are made of, that they would give Trump a chance. I feel like it may be the last chance though. Kind of like how a Crimean felt voting for the return to Russia. They were facing an invasion alright. Fake news hid the direction it was really coming from. Like when they reported Aleppo fell to Assad.
I’m still waiting for the information about the JFK Assassination that we were all told were to be released 50 years after his murder. I did the math, its been 53 years.
Kevin, check your numbers. I remember when Caroline Kennedy signed off on something to the effect of 2067, so nobody would be alive from that time in ’63.
You know, he may be ex-KGB. And I advise against trusting him in Syria. There’s more than meets the eye happening there. Probably something something oil pipeline something something collapse the petrodollar something something revenge for 1989.
But in this case. Frankly? 1. Awesome. 2. Awesome. 3. Did I mention awesome? 4. He looks more sympathetic than you do. After that little speech of yours about not accepting election results making one equivalent to Fidel fucking Castro.
I mean guess what you look like? Except. FAR. Less competent.
You gonna take us into a nuke war ’cause you didn’t get your pony for Christmas? Really? You gonna cry, baby?
Like you COULD be all about advising and helping and offering up your expertise (because that would make you look like the adult in the room) buuuut no.
You shoulda taken your de-facto pardon and walked. Eh well huh?
A nuke war. Nuke. War. Over your personal… beh I can’t even.
Whatever. Someone is a bit delusional here. Like I could maybe see a point if you said “Putin pulled a diebold” but that’s not what you’re saying. I mean you’re trying to make it sound like that because all you say is “hacking” and you hope people imagine shit but the fact of the matter is it’s like if the local mafia boss presented the cops with pictures of you murdering someone. Like do I honestly give a shit at that point that the pictures came from a criminal? They’re pictures. Fact. Of you murdering someone. Fact. No one “hacked” you into murdering someone. And by floating highly classified top secret emails around on fucking Google or equivalent that’s… exactly what you did… is fucking murder someone. Probably a bunch of someones. The shit’s top secret for a reason.
Could you please go the fuck away. Really. They were letting you walk even. How delusional are you.
As an aside.
This is why UN inspectors were invented.
Already said Trump should get them involved. That would shut this shit down in a heartbeat.
Obama is a complete and utter embarrassment.
34 days and the door hits the ass in cheif on the way out. And thank the lord Obama will spend much of those 34 days on, you guessed it, a taxpayer funded vacation, at a multimillion dollar villa in Hawaii! Must be nice?
Plan, him being gone isn’t good enough, as the damage he has added after the last few presidents is now pretty much terminal.
Am not optimistic about the USA’s future. Yeah, we may have bought a little time, but the long term prognosis is ‘we are done.’ Bought and paid for. Oh, and sold out.
Don’t roll over and die just yet. Americans are the descendants of people who had the tenacity to drop everything and sail to an unfamiliar and dangerous place. They had the wisdom to create an almost perfect Constitution. They put in the foundation, but the structure is continuously under construction. Perhaps we will have to tear down a few walls, and rebuild; but, it’s up to the young to do the heavy lifting. We, older folk, can guide them. The young people should not be dismissed. Have some Faith.
Most of what Obama has done as a rouge president was through executive actions and regulation. It is all easily undone by the next president.
One fly in the ointment, I believe Obama has classified a number of his executive actions. Without already knowing of their existence, they can’t be found by Trumps administration easily. How can you get clearance to an operation, you don’t know about, that is classified need to know.
The bureaucrats that run these operations, all have the needed clearance, and will keep the operations quiet. It is nothing more or less than a shadow government. This is essentially the pattern used by Nazi’s to hide and continue their less than humane progroms.
Putin knows what he’s dealing with….just waiting for 01-20-2017….
https:// conservativedailypost.com/ obama-has-just-violated-u-s-code-2388-guilty-of-treasonous-war-crimes-against-america/