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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 07:51 AM

We are at WAR, whether we like it or not

I feel it's necessary to point out the spectacular Molly McKew's epic piece written a few years ago (still on point this day)

Putin's real long game
https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/01/putins-real-long-game-214589

Here's a snippet:
From Moscow, Vladimir Putin has seized the momentum of this unraveling, exacting critical damage to the underpinnings of the liberal world order in a shockingly short time. As he builds a new system to replace the one we know, attempts by America and its allies to repair the damage have been limited and slow. Even this week, as Barack Obama tries to confront Russia’s open and unprecedented interference in our political process, the outgoing White House is so far responding to 21st century hybrid information warfare with last century’s diplomatic toolkit: the expulsion of spies, targeted sanctions, potential asset seizure. The incoming administration, while promising a new approach, has betrayed a similar lack of vision. Their promised attempt at another “reset” with Russia is a rehash of a policy that has utterly failed the past two American administrations.

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Reply We are at WAR, whether we like it or not (Original post)
Baltimike Apr 2019 OP
dlk Apr 2019 #1
Baltimike Apr 2019 #2
Lars39 Apr 2019 #4
Baltimike Apr 2019 #6
anarch Apr 2019 #3
Baltimike Apr 2019 #5
ZillyZap Apr 2019 #7

Response to Baltimike (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 08:00 AM

1. You are Exactly Right-Declared or Not, Russia's Assault on Our Election Was an Act of War

And we are not doing much of a job when it comes to defending ourselves. Although Democrats have passed legislation to protect our elections, the traitorous Republican have not only done absolutely nothing to protect us, they have blocked Democrats efforts at every turn. Our elections have been compromised and the Russians aren't going home. It's a tossup to see who will bring down our country first - The Russians or the Republicans

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Response to dlk (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 08:01 AM

2. ikr? The Pentagon and the WH describe cyber war as an act of war since 2012. nt

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Response to Baltimike (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 08:03 AM

4. The definition really needs to be officially changed to reflect that.

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Response to Lars39 (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 09:28 AM

6. It was. In 2012. nt

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Response to Baltimike (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 08:03 AM

3. not anymore; we lost

Like a recently decapitated chicken, the aimless and already-dead-but-still-having-spasms-and-flopping-about nation doesn't realize it's dead yet.

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Response to anarch (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 08:06 AM

5. *Nope*. We have 'em RIGHT where we want 'em

They're the ones squirming now.

Oh, and Vladmir Putin is an asshole.

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Response to Baltimike (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 09:30 AM

7. I just can't see how you can stop

 

Some dude in St. Petersburg retweeting a green frog meme.

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