For weeks, the US has threatened to retaliate against Russia for allegedly hacking John Podesta’s email. Russia has denied the attack, and concrete evidence of their involvement has yet to surface. Joe Biden has confirmed that the US has made Vladimir Putin aware that our government would respond to Russia’s supposed threat at its own discretion.
NBC News reported on top secret documents outlining the US government’s plans to engage in cyber attacks against Russia’s civilian infrastructure. The documents claimed that the United States’ advanced cyber weapons are prepared to take down Russia’s entire power grid, including telecommunication networks and even the Kremlin’s own command systems.
These reports were initially spawned by concerns that Russia might launch cyber attacks on November 8th to disrupt our election. While that did not happen, and there no evidence that suggests Russia has any ill intentions planned for the future, The US is still on the offensive — possibly trying to trigger World War 3.
While officials are assuring the media that if the US attacks, it will only be in response to an attack on us — the Clinton camp has been very quick to label many of it’s misfortunes as a Russian plot. Any attack against Russia will likely be seen as an act of war. On November 7th, it was reported that the US had already penetrated Russia’s networks — supposedly in an effort to be prepared for any election day attacks on the homeland.
It seems that the majority of the concerns regarded negative information about Hillary Clinton spreading across the internet and we all know how the powers that be bent over backwards to protect her image.
Russia now expects an explanation from US officials as to why there are reports indicating that Pentagon cyber-offensive specialists have hacked Russia’s power grids, telecommunications networks and the Kremlin’s command system. Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said, “If no official reaction from the American administration follows, it would mean state cyber-terrorism exists in the US. If the threats of the attack, which were published by the US media, are carried out, Moscow would be justified in charging Washington.”
It’s disturbing to see that NBC would report on the US penetration of crucial Russian infrastructure, knowing that possible repercussions may exist. Is this another step towards an ever-looming World War 3? We’ll see.