a reply to: bastion
They can disagree all they like, but what evidence has been presented? I'm not referencing analyses or opinion, but cold hard evidence that would pass
muster in a court of law. There hasn't been any of that, that not one single piece.
Furthermore, how come everyone came out after the election and admitted that the typical act of espionage had no impact on how sovereign individuals
cast their vote? Our opinions are being shaped by information constantly, so how is Russian information any worse/more dangerous? It simply isn't.
As I've always said, if leaked information embarrasses someone or damages them politically, they probably deserved to have it leaked. In any case,
this process is not helping our relationship with Russia, who has stated repeatedly that they are willing to help the U.S. and her allies fight
terrorism around the globe. Russia has been pounding enemies like IS, which shows their goals are aligned with ours. Let us also not forget they stood
beside American soldiers in WWII to fight against the spread of Nazi fascism. I will never understand the Russia-hate fest.
Russia has even expressed a desire to join the NATO alliance, which would undoubtedly lead to a marked reduction in both nuclear posturing and the
number of nuclear arms (which are so expensive to maintain and keep at 24/7/365 high alert). In addition, the potential for a catastrophic
miscalculation on behalf of one of the superpowers would be reduced to points we haven't seen since WWII.
Russia is no longer a communist dictatorship - they closely resemble Western democracy, capitalism. Many are orthodox Christians, and have very
similar world views and aspirations.
It is so important to remember that FBI is an intelligence agency, making it very likely that their inquiry is a counter-intelligence action and not a
criminal investigation. This is supported by the lack of evidence/findings, but I suppose we will find out definitively if the results are ever
released (or if they aren't, you can bet its a CI action).
I will continue to believe that people are only guilty once proven guilty by a judge/jury of their peers beyond a reasonable doubt. I will also
respect the fact that you obviously disagree with my point of view (not necessarily that someone is innocent until proven guilty, just my specific
analysis). That is OK. And if you do have evidence (or I missed the release of it), I'd love to see it. I say that with sincerity.
10/8/2017 by JBurns because: (no reason given)