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Intelligence agencies have identified individuals with connections to the Russian government who provided WikiLeaks with thousands of hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee and others, including Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, according to U.S. officials. Those officials described the individuals as actors known to the intelligence community and part of a wider Russian operation to boost Trump and hurt Clinton’s chances.
The Foundations of Geopolitics: The Geopolitical Future of Russia is a geopolitical book by Alexander Dugin. The book has had a large influence within the Russian military, police, and foreign policy elites and was allegedly used as a textbook in the General Staff Academy of Russian military.
The book declares that "the battle for the world rule of [ethnic] Russians" has not ended and Russia remains "the staging area of a new anti-bourgeois, anti-American revolution."
Military operations play relatively little role. The textbook believes in a sophisticated program of subversion, destabilization, and disinformation spearheaded by the Russian special services. The operations should be assisted by a tough, hard-headed utilization of Russia's gas, oil, and natural resources to bully and pressure other countries.
United Kingdom should be cut off from Europe.
Russia should use its special forces within the borders of the United States to fuel instability and separatism. For instance, provoke "Afro-American racists". Russia should "introduce geopolitical disorder into internal American activity, encouraging all kinds of separatism and ethnic, social and racial conflicts, actively supporting all dissident movements – extremist, racist, and sectarian groups, thus destabilizing internal political processes in the U.S. It would also make sense simultaneously to support isolationist tendencies in American politics."
The FBI alert listed eight nodes, or internet protocol addresses, that it said had been used in the attacks on the state elections systems.
Forensic analyses of the nodes led ThreatConnect to determine that some of the same nodes had been used for hosting a Russian cybercrime market and were the source of a takedown of the Ukrainian power grid in 2015, the company said.
One particular node, it said, was the source of digital penetration “targeting Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party, Ukrainian Parliament and German Freedom Party figures from March-August 2016 that fits a known Russian targeting focus and modus operandi.”
originally posted by: theantediluvian
a reply to: Kettu
You might find this interesting.
originally posted by: Annee
originally posted by: Riffrafter
No one - I repeat no one - has questioned the validity of the Wikileaks emails.
You mean One Sided Wikileaks.
"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men."
"Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it"
Russians hacking DNC staffers' emails or Podesta emails has absolutely nothing to do with how much you dislike HRC. They're separate issues. I don't understand how you don't get that? Throw Clinton in jail. Now, do you care if Russians are hacking emails of US politicians? Do you care if their doing so to influence the election?
originally posted by: Kettu
a reply to: Annee
Agreed, he hasn't been under close public scrutiny like HRC has for over 30 years.
And despite Hillary being under an electron scanning microscope and scandal after attempted scandal -- nothing with any real "teeth" has ever come forward with conclusive PROOF (not allegation, not opinion) of blatant criminal activity.
It's far more likely that the types of business dealings that Trump has engaged in over the years clearly violated the law at some point, but no one has been investigating him with a fine tooth comb.