The U.S. ‘Media’ is fixated on an 11-year-old ‘hot mic’ moment as Russia is preparing its citizens.
Is the Obama Administration pushing Russia to ‘defend itself’ against U.S. aggression? Moscow says ‘Da’.
Much of the tension with the U.S. is caused by the Russians backing the Syrian government with the assault on rebels in Aleppo.
There is also the continued accusation that Putin is behind the hacking of Podesta’s emails, and the release of them to Wikileaks, in order to influence the outcome of the election.
Joe Biden has said that the U.S. is willing to do a little hacking of its own.
‘The threats directed against Moscow and our state’s leadership are unprecedented because they are voiced at the level of the US vice president.
‘To the backdrop of this aggressive, unpredictable line, we must take measures to protect (our) interests, to hedge risks,’ a Kremlin spokesman said, according to RIA Novosti news agency.
Just one day early, Biden told NBC News: ‘We’re sending a message. We have the capacity to do it. It will be at the time of our choosing, and under the circumstances that will have the greatest impact.’
U.S. intelligence officials told NBC News the CIA ‘had already begun opening cyber doors, selecting targets and making other preparations for an operation’.
Moscow has been accused of posturing to the rest of the world by prepping civilians for potential war, instructing them to check on the availability of bomb shelters and gas masks.
In response, US intelligence officials told NBC News that the CIA is preparing for a possible cyber attack on the Kremlin to embarrass its leadership.
Russia’s UN ambassador also admitted on Friday he feels that tensions are at an all-time high.
Vitaly Churkin said that Cold War relations between the Soviet Union and Russia more than 40 years ago were different than U.S.-Russia relations today.
‘The general situation I think is pretty bad at this point, probably the worst… since 1973,’ he said in an interview with three journalists at Russia’s U.N. Mission…
…Churkin said there are ‘a string of things’ that have brought U.S.-Russian relations to their current low point.
‘It’s kind of a fundamental lack of respect and lack of in-depth discussions’ on political issues, he said.
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Here is the really scary bit:
…Last week Russia moved nuclear-capable Iskander ballistic missiles into one of its regions on the Baltic Sea – prompting a fearful response from Poland and Estonia.
Russia says the missiles are being deployed as part of regular military maneuvers to Kaliningrad, but it comes amid heightened tensions between the country and the West over Syria.
At the time, Polish Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz said Poland considers the matter of ‘highest concern’ and is monitoring the situation.
…It follows a backdrop of rapidly deteriorating relations with the West over Russia’s role in the Syria conflict. Putin cancelled a planned visit to France amid a furious row.
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev warned just days ago that the world is at a ‘dangerous point’ due to rising tensions between Russia and the US.
This is where we are. It could become disastrous.
We need the right leadership to deal with Russia.
We don’t need someone to make horrible, preventable mistakes, have people die, and then blame YouTube videos.