The US government is planting what is probably a phony story about Russia trying to hack our election computers. They quote numbers of hack attempts against certain computers without giving you context. They don’t tell you that there are hundreds of thousands if not millions of computers all over the world probing every computer they can find on the internet to see if they can break in. My own irrelevant web site is probably attacked thousands of times a day. I have protection for that web site that tells me about it if I should ask. Otherwise it just keeps itself occupied in fending off these probes.
What shocks the US, purportedly, is that Russia would interfere in our politics, as if the US is not doing that all over the world itself.
Doesn’t anybody remember Victoria Nuland?
From Consortium News we have the article The Mess that Nuland Made.
Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland engineered Ukraine’s “regime change” in early 2014 without weighing the likely chaos and consequences. Now, as neo-Nazis turn their guns on the government, it’s hard to see how anyone can clean up the mess that Nuland made, writes Robert Parry.
Now you may wonder what Victoria Nuland has to do with Hillary Clinton. Well Consortium News has the article The War Risk of Hillary Clinton.
The outstanding example is Victoria Nuland – Clinton’s spokesperson at State and now Assistant Secretary of State for Europe – who has aggressively spearheaded the anti-Russian crusade. Previously, she had been principal deputy foreign policy advisor for Vice President Dick Cheney.
OK, so maybe the average citizen doesn’t have time to read and remember all these events. Surely yjr corporate news media that has covered these stories must have some memory of what they have reported. Why do they never think the back story is relevant? How can they report with a straight face the war propaganda and distraction from real problems that the administration and Hillary Clinton are engaged in?