Obama Tells CIA To Prepare For Cyber War With Russia

Tyler Durden's picture

In what is looking more and more like a season finale of the HBO series "House of Cards" with each passing day, the Obama administration is now literally threatening a cyber war with Russia over allegations it was behind the hacking of Clinton's emails.  According to an exclusive NBC report, the Obama administration "is contemplating an unprecedented cyber covert action" (though it's unclear how exactly it's covert if Biden is announcing it to the world via an interview with Chuck Todd)  against Russia, in "retaliation for alleged" interference in the American presidential election, and has asked the CIA to draft plans for a "wide-ranging "clandestine" cyber operation designed to harass and "embarrass" the Kremlin leadership."

So now the Obama administration is overtly leveraging the full power of the United States to intimidate foreign governments, and most likely Julian Assange, in order to maintain control of the Executive Branch of the government.  Does anyone within the mainstream media see any problems with this?  Certainly Chuck Todd and NBC do not.  And notice that even the NBC article refers to "alleged" Russian interference because not a shred of evidence has been presented to prove that senior Russian officials were actually behind the hacking of Hillary's emails...but who needs facts when you have a complicit media eager to advance whatever propaganda is necessary to maintain power?   

The Obama administration is contemplating an unprecedented cyber covert action against Russia in retaliation for alleged Russian interference in the American presidential election, U.S. intelligence officials told NBC News.

 

Current and former officials with direct knowledge of the situation say the CIA has been asked to deliver options to the White House for a wide-ranging "clandestine" cyber operation designed to harass and "embarrass" the Kremlin leadership.

 

The sources did not elaborate on the exact measures the CIA was considering, but said the agency had already begun opening cyber doors, selecting targets and making other preparations for an operation. Former intelligence officers told NBC News that the agency had gathered reams of documents that could expose unsavory tactics by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

 

Vice President Joe Biden told "Meet the Press" moderator Chuck Todd on Friday that "we're sending a message" to Putin and that "it will be at the time of our choosing, and under the circumstances that will have the greatest impact."

 

When asked if the American public will know a message was sent, the vice president replied, "Hope not."

Former CIA officers interviewed by NBC said that there is a long history of the White House plotting potential cyber attacks against Russia.  That said, none of them were ultimately carried out because "none of the options were particularly good, nor did we think that any of them would be particularly effective."

Two former CIA officers who worked on Russia told NBC News that there is a long history of the White House asking the CIA to come up with options for covert action against Russia, including cyber options — only to abandon the idea.

 

A second former officer, who helped run intelligence operations against Russia, said he was asked several times in recent years to work on covert action plans, but "none of the options were particularly good, nor did we think that any of them would be particularly effective," he said.

Putin Obama

 

Others warned that the White House has always caved on plans to follow through with cyber attacks because anything the U.S. can do against Russia, they can also do in response.  As one of the former CIA officers said, "if you are looking to mess with their networks, we can do that, but then the issue becomes, they can do worse things to us in other places."

"We've always hesitated to use a lot of stuff we've had, but that's a political decision," one former officer said. "If someone has decided, `We've had enough of the Russians,' there is a lot we can do. Step one is to remind them that two can play at this game and we have a lot of stuff. Step two, if you are looking to mess with their networks, we can do that, but then the issue becomes, they can do worse things to us in other places."

 

Putin is almost beyond embarrassing, he said, and anything the U.S. can do against, for example, Russian bank accounts, the Russian can do in response.

 

"Do you want to have Barack Obama bouncing checks?" he asked.

 

Former CIA deputy director Michael Morell expressed skepticism that the U.S. would go so far as to attack Russian networks.

 

"Physical attacks on networks is not something the U.S. wants to do because we don't want to set a precedent for other countries to do it as well, including against us," he said. "My own view is that our response shouldn't be covert -- it should overt, for everybody to see."

Here is a brieg clip of Biden discussing the "covert" planning with NBC's Chuck Todd.

 

If the Obama administration is willing to go to such great lengths, literally escalating tensions with another superpower, to protect their candidate from whatever it is that she's hiding then we suspect whatever WikiLeaks has yet to release could be really good.

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The Jaguar's picture

Given Obama and his prissy mom jeans....also given that Putin is KGB....I don't think Putin would need any weapons lol.

effendi's picture

Putin could just organise a dollop of Polonium for the so called Commander in Chief (and Cankles whilst he is at it). Ex KGB trumps ex community organiser any day and then President Putin and President Trump would sign a mutually beneficial peace treaty. Works for me.

GUS100CORRINA's picture

AS AMERICANS, WE NEED TO VOTE PRESIDENT 'WARMONGER''s PARTY OUT OF OFFICE.

THIS GUY IS TRULY DANGEROUS BECAUSE HE IS A DESPOT WITH A REPROBATE MIND UNDER DEMONIC CONTROL.

Bunker Boy's picture

We don't have 3 weeks. If I have 3 more weeks to love on my wife and children I'll consider myself a lucky man. These megolomaniacs are driving us to nuclear Armageddon.

Secret Weapon's picture

No.  He is here until 1/20/2017.  Not three weeks.

cowdiddly's picture

Yes this incompetent idiot still has 97 more days: I mark them off the calender . Do you realize how much he can screw up in that amount of time? Terrifying.

He's going full throttle still trying to veto crap, tripling the immigration quotas and discarding any vetting, emptying the prisons, escalating all his wars to nuclear nosebleed level and gets into yet another in Yemen and just sent US f16s to Djibouti to start bombing them with, using the office of the Presidency and taxpayer dollars flying him and his ugly assed wife all over to campaign for Hillary. What President has ever done that?. He is a dickhead  trying to wreck as much damage as possible as fast as possible on the way out.

ConnectingTheDots's picture

"Do you realize how much he can screw up in that amount of time?"

Think TPP. If this passes during the lame duck session, it will make Citizens United look like a warm uip exercise. This would be his lasting legacy with a gift to the aristocracy and serfdom for the rest of us.

gregga777's picture

Vote for Trump and his Nationalist Party. Fuck the DemonRats and ReplutoRats.

dizzyfingers's picture

It's his controllers who are dangerous; all wars are banker wars.

gregga777's picture

I'd pay a C-note each for tickets to throw shit and rotten meat at him, Bill the Pedophile and LIARy the Rotten Rodent in their prison cells. This could be a huge source of future government revenue.

lakecity55's picture

I'd pay double your ticket price to watch a huge Russian Dyke pulverize what's left of Hitlary's brain!

Maybe we could do a pre-show and give all the women Slick DIck raped baseball bats and lock him in a ring with them!

Muse minus Time's picture

check out this engineered weather event: go to 3:21-3:31m https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvEOLG5JM2A

 

Crash Overide's picture

What the actual fuck is a cyber war?

Is that when they pretend to threaten Russia with something again...?

 

*yawns*

BorisTheBlade's picture

It's quite real actually, watch how the NSA alongside Israelis used Stuxnet to disrupt uranium enrichment centrifuges in Natanz http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5446858/ . Quite chilling. Though one of the conclusions from those who participated is that the US itself is very vulnerable to cyber attacks.

spyware-free's picture

Look at the characters quoted in this story. Biden, Chuck Todd, Michael Morell, Michael Hayden..now that's a basket of deplorables.

Arnold's picture

Not one of them could find a whole scruple between them.

Sizzurp's picture

These people are corrupt idiots.

Lynx Dogood's picture

The CIA just outed themselves. Wwarmonger idiots. When their familys are all dead will it matter for them? Oh thats right they live behind a private desk, & have no clue how things work!!!

Arnold's picture

No, the POTUS and Vice POTUS were running their mouths in defense of the indefensible..

vulcanraven's picture

House Of Cards is a Netflix original. Just sayin

shovelhead's picture

And far better too, I might add.

Mtnrunnr's picture

It should be overt. So that everyone can see we are at war

putaipan's picture

this ain't "house of cards"... shit. it's right out of "VEEP". season 5 episode 3 to be exact.

Occident Mortal's picture

Clinton has a viral infection from eating babies.

e_goldstein's picture

and pussy, you forgot to mention all the pussy.

Yen Cross's picture

    We can only suppose that the Russians did it, because our "ways and means" don't allow us to divulge our methods.

 Fuck the CIA. They're a bunch of dirt farmers~

gregga777's picture

The US CIA (Central Insanity Agency).

shovelhead's picture

Manure movers, to be a bit more precise.

seek's picture
  • Poke Russia with a stick
  • Wait for response
  • When response comes, shut down internet in US, blaming it on Russia (or saying it's necessary to protect us from Russia)
  • Thus preventing people from seeing any new leaks/information that would reveal Hillary's crimes.

I'm convinced if wikileaks et al produce a real smoking gun -- not the obvious violations of campaign laws, or the pay for play stuff, but proof Hillary has comitted treason, armed AQ, initiated murders etc -- that not only will the MSM not cover it, but access to alternative news will be closed, one way or another.

indaknow's picture

Smoking gun. Monday afternoon. All Media has it now. It will be unlocked in time for dinner. Lol.

r0mulus's picture

i mean, it's pretty much that way already, and has been that way for some time now.

i usually am not too worried about us going to war with russia, but, i have a feeling it is the real escape hatch they will crawl into if faced with too much disruption from within here in the us, esp this time. it seems like it would be miraculous at this point if assad is able to retake control of the western half of his country without a severe military response from the west, which I feel is a particularly absurd sentence to be saying!

the deep state is ruiniously selfish and has done a fucking awful job of managing the country's finances and advancing a better humanity these past 100+ years. we wanted supremacy for the country, yes, but not this way, gentlemen, not this way...
it would be so typical and pathetic of them to try and force it this way AGAIN... and, good god, is the current level of military intervention not enough? How much longer can brain dead americans support this incredibly poorly produced bullshit with currency debasing defecit spending before the hedonic adjustments are simply too much to bear?

This election makes me feel like the country is a turd swirling around a toiletbowl!

RadioFlyer's picture
RadioFlyer (not verified) Oct 14, 2016 7:59 PM

Just filling in the checkboxes to blame the Russians for 'rigging' the election.

nmewn's picture

John Podesta & Hillary Crony must be protected at all costs!

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) nmewn Oct 15, 2016 9:41 AM

And what for, both are old diseased corrupt and incompetent losers.

 

NoWayJose's picture

An all out cyber war will have little effect on either government. Instead, it will be like medieval times where the Lords hide behind their firewalls in their castles, while the average and poor folks outside the castle get burned out. What will happen is that small networks without full time security experts will be attacked as targets of opportunity, since they are less well defended. Big companies and government systems will be monitored and links cut on suspicious activity.

me or you's picture

Why are they always telling what they're going to do? I don't get it.

The Jaguar's picture

Because they only have two brain cells and one of them is on vacation.

Alohakid's picture

It's the only way to fill us in. This way the sheep don't question the lights out...as long as it keeps them safe.

Laddie's picture

Obama is a puppet and the puppeteers are his Tribal masters.
Obama was groomed and financed for decades by Chicago Jews. BIG TIME Jews.
So what he presents, what he does, such as giving our internet away on Oct 1st, is what his OWNERS want.

The ENTIRE society is set up AGAINST the Whites. NOBODY is for us.

Blatantly Anti-White Hoodies on Sale at University of Wisconsin-Madison

All Across The Nation Wanted Latino Criminals Are Marked As ‘White’

The 1965 Immigration Act killed America, the people had no idea.

Obamacare is yet ANOTHER wealth transfer from US, the White populace, to the people of color. At the same time .gov is, effectively, killing off the Golden Goose, i.e. White America. I tell you there is a METHOD to their MADNESS.

Putin is the best world leader today, he stands in the way of the Tribe's objectives. For that they want WAR and NUCLEAR war at that.

But if we consider such things from the standpoint of the race, not from the standpoint of the individual Jew who battens on us, is it not likely that the material profit counts for much less than the spiritual satisfaction? And if we consider some of the Jews' work, I cannot see how it could conceivably yield a net profit. What monetary gain can they have obtained, or intended to obtain, by spending vast sums to incite the [Blacks] to rape, murder, and arson? What profit from destroying civilization in Rhodesia and making that land again a land of savages? What can the Jews in South Africa gain in material terms from their present intensive effort to destroy the white population and make of that country another Rhodesia? Is it not obvious that they could squeeze much more money out of the White population by peaceful parasitism and without inciting the racial hatreds that disrupt the economy and could conceivably bring retribution upon themselves? The only explanation, it seems to me, is that with their race as a whole spiritual considerations are paramount, paramount over profit and even over self-preservation. One can foresee the logical end in a future that may not be too distant: one can see the last Jews dying with exultation on the surface of a planet from which they have exterminated all other human beings, all animals, all vegetation, all life -- a planet of which they have made "a desolation of desolations."

THE YELLOW PERIL (1983) the late Revilo P. Oliver, Professor of the Classics at University of Illinois, Urbana

Berspankme's picture

Pritzkers and Crown family from Chicago finance this insufferable cunt

indaknow's picture

They're just trying to preempt the video bombs dropping starting Monday afternoon. Next week the real party gets started.  Hold on to your seats. We ain't seen nothing yet!

fbazzrea's picture

but i ain't scared... Trump's tough. NYC brawler... i've got complete faith in him taking 'em down.

TRUMP 2016!!!

gregga777's picture

535 US War Criminals

Are the 535 Senators and Representatives in the US Congress guilty of war crimes.

The United States has not been attacked by either Yemen or Syria. The United States Congress has not made a declaration of war on either Yenen or Syria. Yet, the United States Armed Forces are engaged in offensive operations against each country.

The United States has armed Saudi Arabia during its brutal campaign in Yemen. Saudi Arabia has undoubtedly committed numerous war crimes with indiscriminate air strikes against the civilian Yemeni population. The United States has continued to sell offensive arms to Saudi Arabia during its campaign against Yemeni civilians. The United States Air Force has reportedly refueled Saudi Arabian Air Force fighter-bombers as they committed war crimes with indiscriminate air strikes on the Yemeni civilian populace.

The Syrians have not attacked the United States. The United States are supporting Al Qaeda terrorists in their campaign to overthrow the legitimate elected government of Syria. The United States has deliberately conducted air strikes against the legal armed forces of the Syrian state without provocation and without a declaration of war or any legal justification.

The United States is a Constitutional Republic. The United States Armed Forces may only conduct war legally after a formal and legal declaration of war or for a very limited time in legitimate self-defense upon unprovoked attack. Failing either condition constitutes illegal aggressive war in violation of the United States Constitution AND international law.

Likewise there is no conclusive evidence that Russia has had anything to do with furnishing WikiLeaks hacked Democratic campaign emails and documents. However, there is conclusive evidence that the United States of America has engaged in widespread cyber spying and even cyber sabotage and cyber warfare against Iran.

By allowing the Executive branch to conduct illegal wars of aggression without ANY resistance makes all 535 members of the United States Congress complicit in any war crimes committed. They think that they will get away with these war crimes because of the United States' implicit foreign policy of "might makes right". I beg to differ.

Hopefully the day will come when the American People arrest the war criminals and hand them over to an international tribunal to answer for their crimes. That includes the 535 members of Congress, war criminals in the Executive branch including current and former President, and the General and Admirals who followed the Presidents criminal orders.

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