Russia Slams "Unprecedented, Insolent" US Cyber Threats, Vows Retaliation

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In a striking report released on Friday night by NBC, the Obama administration was reportedly "contemplating an unprecedented cyber covert action" (it remains unclear how the action is covert if Biden announced it to the world via an interview with Chuck Todd), a "wide-ranging clandestine cyber operation designed to harass and "embarrass" the Kremlin leadership", 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."

As we reported last night, Vice President Joe Biden said that Washington is ready to respond to hack attacks allegedly conducted by Russia and designed to interfere with the upcoming US elections.

"Why haven’t we sent a message yet to Putin,” Chuck Todd, host of the “Meet the Press” show on NBC, asked Joe Biden.

“We are sending a message [to Putin]… We have a capacity to do it, and…”

"He’ll known it?” Todd interfered.

“He’ll know it. It will be at the time of our choosing, and under the circumstances that will have the greatest impact,” the US vice president replied.

The NBC 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", NBC added.


To be sure, this "leak" of what effectively amount to a cyberwar warning was a calculated move meant to provoke further escalation in tensions between the two nations and a trial balloon to gauge Russia's response. The response came this morning Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that "US aggressiveness is growing, and threats to carry out cyberattacks against Russia are unprecedented" adding that Russia will take “precautionary measures.”

The fact is, US unpredictability and aggression keep growing, and such threats against Moscow and our country’s leadership are unprecedented, because the threat is being announced at the level of the US Vice President,” Peskov told RIA Novosti cited by AFP. “Of course, given such an aggressive, unpredictable line, we have to take measures to protect our interests, somehow hedge the risks,” he said, adding that “such unpredictability is dangerous for the whole world.”

Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov vowed Moscow would respond to any US cyber attacks, saying such threats were "borderline insolence", the news agency said.

Accusations against Russia have become louder in recent days with WikiLeaks releasing thousands of “Podesta emails,” exposing Hillary Clinton’s connections to Wall Street and controversial views on Syria, among other things. Numerous left-leaning mainstream media outlets have been quick to accuse the Kremlin of teaming up with WikiLeaks, allegedly providing it with massive amounts of inside scoops to post. The evidence-free allegations have been denied both by Moscow and by WikiLeaks.

Responding to accusations last week, the Russian presidential press secretary mentioned that “tens of thousands of hackers” try to break into the sites of Russian officials on a daily basis, but this never prompted Moscow to point a finger at Washington.

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TahoeBilly2012's picture

Load of Zio shit. Putin the evil. Anything to throw people off the real trail of evil.

ali_baba's picture

fucking judes want dead goy bodies 

Manthong's picture

Strange game…

The only way to win…..


WordSmith2013's picture

Obama + Clinton = Wagging the Dog


Obama Transparently ‘Wags the Dog’ to Benefit Clinton Election Prospects
FireBrander's picture

Jill Stein on the "Lessor of Evils":





Jill Stein: Trump Is Less Dangerous Than Clinton; She Will Start Nuclear War With Russia

VinceFostersGhost's picture



They have DO know these guys have nukes.......right?

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

This is about power pure and simple. Those with power will do Anything to remain in power. ANYTHING!

BaBaBouy's picture

Hellery Just Loves It XXX Nothing Like A WAR To Deflect & Obfuscate...

Omaba Must Have A Nuke Bunker 1 Mile Down? Elites Members Only...

BullyDog's picture

So I suspect that,  Russia will be blammed for the banking "incident" when it happens.   


Then the US will have it's "reason" to move from cyber to physical.

Citxmech's picture

You would not believe the BS on the MSM about this shit.  MSNBC representing that all of their "secret information" was obtained through "confidential" sources.  Of course f'n Snowden had to go through the Guardian and Glen Greenwald.  What a bunch of crap.  If somebody had really leaked this shit we wouldn't be hearing about it from the MSM and the witch hunt would aready be on to crucify the leaker.

These SOBs are completely out of control.

froze25's picture

Everyonedoes understand that the reason they are saying the Russians are going to hack the  election is because  they know Hillary is going to lose right?  You all get this right? It's the reason for the obvious desperate claims that Trump does whatever with the latest girls. They are scared shit less and are already getting the excuse ready that the election results are false when Hillary loses. 

HardAssets's picture

Yep we've understood this for a long time.
This is ZH, not Fox blog.

How long ya been here ?

Loftie's picture
Loftie (not verified) HardAssets Oct 15, 2016 6:59 PM

The truth about the conflict with Russia NO ONE dares to reveal.

Fed Supporter's picture

Russia please do not retaliate and attack the US back.  Obama is going to use a counter attack as a pretext to shut down the internet in the US via the kill switch to cover future email leaks from wikileaks.  Mark my words the Obama adminstration have realized all their dirty laundry is about to be exposed and they will stop at nothing to stop it.  I bet the US or UK storms the embassy that Assange is at very shortly.  The response is going to be brutal by the US gov.

Razor_Edge's picture

There will be no cyber attacks against Russia. They know that Russia has all of the goodies on 9/11,  all of the names and all of the addresses. And most of that info comes from Russian monitoring of us elites and alphabet agencies comms online. 


philipat's picture

Hey Loftie, previously known as mofio then santafe then Aristotle of Greece then Gargoyle then bleu then oops then lance-a-lot and others. Lance-a-lot got banned very quickly so time to re-use another old persona (non grata)?

You are a serial spammer and a serial pain in the ass. Might I politely suggest that you go fuck yourself? And get a life.

PS. You might have noticed that my attempt to expose you for what you are is always the same. That’s because your Spam is always the same (Using fake links to your BS site which has no connection to your comments, which are deliberately dramatic to encourage people to click on the fake link) so it seems only fair that my exposure of your crap should also always be the same. An eye for an eye.

FIAT CON's picture

perhaps ZH should have a policy whereas when x number of us want someone banned... he will be banned... Now I believe in free speech, but not from dumb asses or purposefull *uckwads!


BarkingCat's picture

just an Igonore button would do.

There are other sites that have such feature.

auricle's picture

cyber warfare is 'boarderline rude'? If it's only rude, then no big deal, they'll just respond in kind. 

Lex_Luthor's picture

Selling a bunch of papers is not an act of war.. or is it? Or is it if it is done by anybody else but you?

Crash Overide's picture

So Wikileaks is exposing the criminal enterprise in our government from Obama on down and they respond by blaming Russia, threaten Russia, and are actively trying to start a war with Russia.

I have had enough of this shit, these people are crazy, we need to put a stop to this before it gets out of hand.

We deserve to know the truth of what has been going on, they will do anything to distract and deflect.

The exposure of their crimes will not stop, at this point they would be lucky to get prison time in the end the way things are shaping up, treason comes to mind.

HowdyDoody's picture

Russia issued an ultimatum to the US a while back, following the deliberate destruction of the Syrian ceasefire by the US.

Diplomacy is over until you:

i) Reduce the US military infrastrucre and troop levels in European NATO countires that joined NATO in 2000 to the levels they were then.

ii) Abandon anti-Russian policies exemplified by the Magnitsky Act.

iii) Abolish all sanctions imposed by the US against the Russian Federation, Russian individuals and legal entities.

iv) Provide financial compensation for the costs of such sanctions including losses from the forced introduction of counter-sanctions against the US.

v) Submit of a clear plan by the US for the irreversible utilisation of plutonium.

These conditions were formally adopted by the Russian Duma (=Senate/Congress).


The Juggernaut's picture

Fuck that shit, Obama is not my president.  Attack DC and their fucking sluts.  Leave the American People alone.

francis scott falseflag's picture



Who is your president?   Nicolae Ceausescu?


"Mister Ceausescu.  He dead."

francis scott falseflag's picture


WOW.   Ceausescu is revered here at ZH.  Who'd a thunk it?

libraryrat's picture

how much does the Kremlin pay you, HowdyDoody?


francis scott falseflag's picture


"how much does the Kremlin pay you, HowdyDoody?"


The oldest, least original put-down in the history of the internet.  

See if you can't come up with some more.

HowdyDoody's picture

It is nearly as original as 'facts are anti-semitic'

HowdyDoody's picture

If you don't like the facts, go to your safe space where you can make up all the comforting bs you want.


Freddie's picture

Does anyone know a good free offshore non-USA,non-EU mail service?  The USA is so corrupt and shitty,   Dumb white males love their Trayvon rapist ball players.

joeyman9's picture;  it's all encrypted and they even have a secure skype like interface too.


Also is based (I believe) in Sweden.

herbivore's picture

How safe and secure would the Clintons and the Obamas feel deep underground in their bunkers, which I imagine more closely resemble shopping malls stocked to the gills with every conceivable amenity. Their bodyguards and military personnel down there will certainly have loved ones who were vaporized above ground. How friendly and subservient will they feel toward the psychopaths who caused the annihilation of all that was near and dear to them? Or, are those military and bodyguards specifically chosen for their own psychopathic tendencies? Do the underground bunkers have jails for any ingrates among them? 

Vatican_cameo's picture


If a Map were sent to Putin with a few Red "X"s marked on it (helpful hints), would that be considered Patriotic or Treasonous?  Either way, it couldn't hurt.

Handful of Dust's picture

But...but...but, Hillary said she gets an email from her minister every morning and says a prayer....

No wonder some people do not believe in God when you see this hypocrit probably ordering the deadly drone strike on another hospital or wedding while pretending the be so freaking holy.

filmmaker's picture
filmmaker (not verified) Handful of Dust Oct 15, 2016 4:20 PM

My last pay check was $9500 working 12 hours a week online. My sisters friend has been averaging 15k for months now and she works about 20 hours a week. I can't believe how easy it was once I tried it out. This is what I do...

beemasters's picture

As long as it stays cyber war, I have no problem. Let oligarchs expose each other. While they are at it, perhaps Russia should target the Federal Reserves.

FIAT CON's picture

THey probably have a firing squad for all of the security personel once the elite are inside. Heck they might even drink their blood.


RafterManFMJ's picture

No; it's even more dangerous.

These creatures know if Trump wins there's a good chance a great many of them will go to jail or the gallows. So they're not worried about loss of power - they're worried about their very lives.

And back a rat into a corner...

Parrotile's picture

Hardly helps settle "their" anxieties when Donald T says he'll "Jail Hillary" on MSM :-)


THAT must have increased anxiety levels in "quite a few" of the well-connected don't you think!

onthesquare's picture

I have the utmost respect for Putin, Lavrof and Maria along with Russian people and that country.  But given the actions of the west, lead by the US, I will not be surprised if the excalation continues.

The US has shown itself to be reckless with its admission of mistakes in invading other countries.  It has always done this but now tells the world that they are exceptional so how and why they do it is none of our business.  This is swagger and the Kennedys' warned the world about it.  It is out of control and those who use it are some form of entitled, inbread, idiots.

The way Russia has handled itself over the last few years is definitely not understood by the west.  A cheap slap, jet brought down, some false propoganda or whatever; Russia lets it slide.  Remorse is shown, some regret, but no lashing out...yet.

Russia will outsmart the west.  When this comes to a head Russia would be in its right to turn the tables, ally with China and India and take over the us bases that are all over the planet, or something to that effect.  Who knows in 20 years they may be the policeman of the world courtisy of the us.


just saying

Captain Chlamydia's picture

Just before I put on my gasmask, I will celebrate the first nuke that destroys Washington with an exceptional $1500 bottle of champagne. Next, I'm off to my secret location.

tmosley's picture

Might want to wait until you are safe in your secret location before popping that particular cork.

monk27's picture

Let's try two scenarios: American hackers turn the lights out in Moscow and the Russian hackers turn the lights out in New York. Guess which city will look like Zombie Nation in less than 48 hours... Hint: in Chicago the lights are still on, and yet... :)

Proofreder's picture

No, American (real) hackers would make the Kremlin outside lights flash FUCK YOU.

Only idiots want to launch DNS attacks against critical targets like the ATM network or hack FedLine or remote-control the National Grid, Gas valves, remote anything.  That would take something like Stuxnet virus and ...

Never mind.  Can the Rooskies do that stuff too??  Perhaps we will all find out soon.

Got food, clothing, shelter, trade goods, guns and hope ??

Oh look ! - it's kim in a squirrel bikini ... gotta get back to the 60 - inch.

HardAssets's picture

Dear Rooskies -

If youre cyber attacked, please direct your counteractions against U.S. bank credit card depts, mortgage collection, credit reporting agencies, etc. You will hit the common enemy where they live - - And by erasing all records of phony baloney made outta keystrokes 'debt', you will be the heroes of very grateful Americans. Unlike the U.S. troops marching into Iraq, you Will be applauded widely.

Parrotile's picture

Can the Rooskies do that stuff too??  Perhaps we will all find out soon. <


One of the most popular (yet deceptively simple) computer games of all time was (and still is) Tetris.


We all know where that originated, do we not? I suspect that answers your question :-)

roddy6667's picture

The electric grid, dams and other parts of the infrastructure are controlled by the SCADA system. It is only password-protected, and sometimes the userename/password is admin/admin. For over a decade unknown parties have been making unauthorized access but not doing anything harmful. I'm sure if Russia wanted to they could turn off all the lights and open all the flood control dams in the country in minutes.

Stranger_in_a_Strange_Land's picture

LOL, I've been thinking similarly, albeit differently.


Lights go out in Moscow, return fire is Starbucks and Wal-Mart point-of-sale systems go dark.  U.S. Americans no longer get their Chai lattes and cheap Chinese trinkets...THAT would be panic zombie nation for a majority!