On August 31, 2016, Hillary Clinton threatened Russia with war. Accusing Russia of “hacking into the Democratic National Committee and even some state election systems,” she said:
“So we’ve got to step up our game, make sure we are well defended and able to take the fight to those who go after us. As President, I will make it clear that United States will treat cyber attacks just like any other attack. We will be ready with serious political, economic, and military responses.“
The Obama administration has accused Russia of hacking the emails that WikiLeaks has been releasing to the public, but we are not told or shown the evidence that Russia is the culprit.
Last night, WikiLeaks‘ founder and editor-in-chief Julian Assange’s Internet connection was cut off, severing the only connection Assange has with the world outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London where he’d sought refuge. (See “The Evil Empire strikes back: WikiLeaks’ Internet connection severed; RT’s bank accounts frozen“)
Obama gave orders to the CIA to prep for a cyber attack on Russia, while Russians recently prepared for war with a massive nation-wide civil defense drill.
The latest: Speaking for the Obama administration, Vice President Joe Biden threatened Russia with nuclear war.
On NBC’s Meet the Press yesterday (Oct. 16), Biden said that “We have the capacity to do it [nuclear war], and, uh,… it’ll be at a time of our choosing, and under circumstances that have the greatest impact,” and that “Obama had sent a message to Putin”. When asked by NBC’s Chuck Todd “will the public know?,” Biden replied, “Hope not.”
Writing for Russia Insider, historian Eric Zuesse gives his take on what Biden said and meant:
“In other words: what Biden is saying, is that, if Trump wins this election, then there is going to be some sudden, unannounced, U.S. government response against Putin, and that only after it is over, will the U.S. government explain to the public why it did what it did.” […]
There have been many reports in the U.S. press saying that Obama has, ever since at least October 6th, been contemplating an all-out U.S. bombing campaign to bring down Assad. But that would mean war with Russia, which has been actively bombing Nusra and all the other jihadists in Syria.
Hillary Clinton is urging a “no-fly zone” in Syria, so that we can do to Assad what we did to another ally of Moscow, Muammar Gaddafi. However, when that was done to Gaddafi, Putin stood aside and wasn’t supplying military assistance to Gaddafi, which would have enabled Gaddafi to wipe out the fundamentalist Muslims who were trying to overthrow him. Russia is involved actively, this time, to prevent happening in Syria what happened in Libya. A no-fly zone in Syria would thus mean U.S. war against Russia.
These are tense times. Any escalation that the U.S. can do against Russia, can be met by an escalation that Russia can do against the United States.
Consequently, whatever escalation Obama is now threatening against Putin, might be met by an escalation on the other side. Where will it stop, or would it even be able to stop?
Whatever escalation Obama might consider to be ‘proportionate’, could consequently end up ending the world as we know it — and not for the better. Hillary Clinton has threatened Putin with war; now Barack Obama has done likewise.
Whatever Biden’s assignment here actually was from Obama, one thing about it is clear: this President is determined that Hillary Clinton be his successor, and Obama will target anyone who gets in his way if he doesn’t get his way on this. And Obama wants the American public to know that this is how he feels about the matter.
This Biden-interview is really intended, in that sense, to be a threat aimed at America’s voters, telling them, telling each one of us: Vote for Hillary Clinton, or else! He’s not telling us what that “or else!” is going to be — and maybe he himself has no accurate idea of how far it will ultimately cycle and go. Ultimately, whatever he thinks it would be, might not turn out to be the last step in this cycle of escalation — unless it’s going to go directly to a blitz attack against Russia.
Obama is thus coercing us, before he coerces Putin. He’s telling us: If we vote against Hillary Clinton — if she loses this election — then President Obama has something in mind that we won’t like — and he won’t wait until the next President is inaugurated on 20 January 2017 to do it, whatever ‘it’ might be.
Obama here is threatening not only Vladimir Putin, but the American people. Even if Obama truly believes that he alone possesses all the power, he does not, unless he possesses the power to terrorize America’s voters to elect Hillary Clinton, even if we otherwise would not.”
To sane people, the enmity that the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton have toward Russia and their eagerness to go to war against Russia appear irrational, bordering on madness.
From Pravoslavie.ru (via Russia Insider), Oct. 17, 2016:
10 Cities in Central Russia Refuse to Hold ‘Gay Pride’ Parades
The events are incompatible with the moral values held by the majority of Russians
The Administrations of Voronezh and Tambov do not approve of LGTB activists’ applications for holding meetings and marches in support of sexual minorities in Russia planned for early October.
The Voronezh administration received notification about a gay pride parade planned for October 10 and a meeting against the Federal Law banning the promotion of non-traditional sexual relations among minors on October 13.
“Considering the fact that they wanted to promote non-traditional sexual relations among minors, they were refused as there is a ban on spreading information inflicting harm to children’s health and development,” the press service of the Voronezh mayor’s office told Interfax.
The Tambov administration also told the agency that they did not agree to hold events aimed at “attracting public attention to non-traditional sexual relations.”
Authorities of certain cities of the Central Federal District – Tula, Kaluga, Ivanovo, Belgorod, Vladimir, Oryol, Ryazan and Kursk refused to allow representatives of the LGTB community to hold gay pride parades.
See also “Joe Biden tells 13-year-old girl he’s ‘horny’?“.
And then, of course, there are these:
Putin reverently kisses icon of Madonna and Child Jesus
An Orthodox Christian priest blesses military conscripts at a conscription point in downtown Moscow, Nov. 26, 2010. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel)