Obama Administration's final actions against the Kremlin

cyberianpan

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Russia has been getting badder and badder. The invasions of Georgia and Ukraine, assassinations of Nemtsov , Sheremet and more.

Interference in many ways in US domestic politics (hacking being just one feature)

Obama has promised some overt and covert actions in response
, here's his statement: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/12/29/statement-president-actions-response-russian-malicious-cyber-activity

These are the overt highlights

35 Russian "diplomats" expelled from the US : the loss of continuity on the ground will be significant
..civilized given that Russian security assault US diplomats and defecate in their homes https://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2016/12/266145.htm

Two intel compounds closed: one in NY ...home to Trump,Clinton and the UN...the other in Maryland...home to the CSA and NSA

Some of the further sanctions are here, icebergs at the end https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/OFAC-Enforcement/Pages/20161229.aspx

Note: these were hybrid attacks, mostly clandestine...if the Obama administration published full evidence...that would betray a lot of US strategic knowledge,allowing the Russians and more to plug holes, perfect techniques etc

Thus:
http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/12/29/us/politics/russia-election-hacking-sanctions.html
The Obama administration is also planning to release a detailed “joint analytic report” from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security that is clearly based in part on intelligence gathered by the National Security Agency. A more detailed report on the intelligence, ordered by President Obama, will be published in the next three weeks, though much of the detail — especially evidence collected from “implants” in Russian computer systems, tapped conversations and spies — is expected to remain classified.
See here for initial findings/evidence https://www.us-cert.gov/sites/default/files/publications/JAR_16-20296.pdf

What will Trump and Putin do in response ? Are further overt actions to be expected ?

Furthermore note that Obama is in close contact with Congress,with more to come...so that limits Trump's options

Dimitri Pesky says Russia will wait
https://www.rt.com/news/372191-kremlin-obama-administration-sanctions/
However, he added that “there’s no need to rush” with the countermeasures against Washington.

"Considering the current transition period in Washington, we still expect that we’ll be able to get rid of such clumsy actions… of behaving like a bull in a china shop, and that we’ll be able to make mutual joint steps to enter on the path of normalization of our bilateral relations,"
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President Bartlet

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How long before the Buffon elect will be on twittering sh1t about his best friend getting picked on? :lol:
 

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Is Donald being set up by the Democrats? I mean wtf was the very sudden turnaround with Israel? And now this?

They removed all the W's from White House computers in 2001 when the Clinton reign ended. That was childish.
 

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Is Donald being set up by the Democrats? I mean wtf was the very sudden turnaround with Israel? And now this?

They removed all the W's from White House computers in 2001 when the Clinton reign ended. That was childish.
Nothing sudden about either...just you haven't been paying attention

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The Saudis were the number one donor to the Clinton Foundation.

The Clinton Foundation was being used to lobby decision making, & for pay2play.

And Obama does NOT see any of that as interfering in democracy ???????

In additoon, he decides before leaving the Oval Offuce, that he would like to pick personal fights with theleaders of other countries, for no good reason other thsn he has to preserve his arrogant self concept.
 
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Tronald Dump will be busy for the first 100 days revoking Obama stuff.

It'll be called the Obama Backout Act (2017).
 

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any evidence for these attacks?
Evidence ????

Obama does not need evidence. The entire point of this charade is to stop RT from intervieing people that US trash TV routinely ignores.

Anything that is unacceptable to lobbyist funded politicians, is deemed propaganda.

The "fake news" mania is the creation of an excuse to implement censorship.

The real enemy of the USDP party machine establisment, ( America's second estate representatives, in a sense) is the Sanders type option.

As Chris Hedges keeps repeating, the superficial left are the most strudent of all in defending corporatism and in undermining liberalism and the rule of law.
 

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More rubbish for the president elect Trump to get rid of next year. Putin is right the democrats are sore losers.
 
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The Russian response is regretful but low-key. There's no mention of retaliations.

They're waiting for January 20th when they can hit the reset button.

(Just like the Israelis.)
 

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Putin is pissing himself laughing at this, seriously, it's like a child throwing the toys out of the pram, I predict more hissy fits before 2016 is wrapped up.
 

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As much as I detest Trump I hope that he will bring about better relations between the USA and Russia. The sanctions need to end for starters.
 

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Trump will appoint Obama to the position of Ambassador to the Maldives.

Argentina has not yet responded with any commentary on the appointment.
 


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