Why Is Obama Threatening Russia With World War 3 Right Before The Election?

Tyler Durden's picture

Submitted by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog,

It sure seems like an odd time to be provoking a war with Russia.  As I write this, we stand just a little bit more than three weeks away from one of the most pivotal elections in U.S. history, and Barack Obama has chosen this moment to strongly threaten the Russians.  As I wrote about on Friday, Reuters is reporting that Obama is contemplating “direct U.S. military action” against Syrian military targets, and the Russians have already indicated that any assault on Syrian forces would be considered an attack on themselves.  The rapidly deteriorating crisis in Syria has already caused tensions with Russia to rise to the highest level since the end of the Cold War, but now Obama is adding fuel to the fire by publicly considering “an unprecedented cyber covert action against Russia”.  Apparently Obama believes that Russian hackers are interfering in the election and so he wants payback.  The following comes from an NBC News article entitled “CIA Prepping for Possible Cyber Strike Against Russia“…

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.

Somebody should tell Obama that he is not playing a video game.  A cyber attack is considered to be an act of war, and the Russians would inevitably retaliate.  And considering how exceedingly vulnerable our cyber infrastructure is, I don’t know if that is something that we want to invite.

At the end of last week, Vice President Joe Biden also publicly threatened the Russians

On Friday, Vice President Joe Biden met “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd for an interview that has raised serious concern in Russia.

 

Without bothering to question the authenticity of the claims, Todd took the allegations of Russian hacking at face value, opening his interview with a loaded question: “Why haven’t we sent a message yet to Putin?”

 

After a moment of stunned silence, Biden responded, “We’re sending a message. We have the capacity to do it and it will be at the time of our choosing, and under the circumstances that will have the greatest impact.”

 

When Todd asked if the public will know a message was sent, Biden replied, “Hope not.”

The Russians firmly deny that they had any involvement in the hacking, and so far the Obama administration has not publicly produced any firm evidence that the Russians were behind it.

Perhaps the Obama administration privately has some evidence, but at this point they have not shown that evidence to the American public.

So for Joe Biden to be making these sorts of threats is a very dangerous thing.  The Russians are taking these threats very seriously, and they are preparing to protect their interests

‘The threats directed against Moscow and our state’s leadership are unprecedented because they are voiced at the level of the US vice president.

 

‘To the backdrop of this aggressive, unpredictable line, we must take measures to protect (our) interests, to hedge risks,’ a Kremlin spokesman said, according to RIA Novosti news agency.

Here in the United States, most people don’t even realize that we could be on the verge of a major conflict with Russia.

But over in Russia things are completely different.  Talk of war is everywhere, and the potential for war is the number one topic in the Russian media right now.  Just check out some of the recent Russian media headlines about the conflict between our two nations…

And one Russian television network recently instructed their viewers to locate the nearest bomb shelter in case a nuclear war between the United States and Russia suddenly erupts…

A terrifying Russian television broadcast explicitly told civilians to find out where their nearest bomb shelter is and repeatedly asked viewers if they were ready for nuclear war.

 

One apocalyptic broadcast told viewers on Moscow’s state-owned TV channel NTV: “If it should one day happen, every one of you should know where the nearest bomb shelter is. It’s best to find out now.”

I don’t believe that the Russians are crazy to be thinking that a war might be coming.

To me, it almost seems as though Obama wants one.

Could it be possible that a conflict with Russia will be used to alter, change or influence the upcoming election in November?

The truth is that it isn’t going to take much for the shooting to begin.  If Obama orders airstrikes against Syrian forces, the Russians have said that they will shoot back

Ash Carter has threatened Russia with “consequences”. After blowing up the ceasefire, the Pentagon – supported by the Joint Chiefs of Staff — now is peddling “potential strikes” on Syria’s air force to “punish the regime” for what the Pentagon actually did; blow up the ceasefire. One can’t make this stuff up.

 

Major-General Igor Konashenkov, Russia’s Defense Ministry spokesman, sent a swift message to “our colleagues in Washington”; think twice if you believe you can get away with launching a “shadow” hot war against Russia. Russia will target any stealth/unidentified aircraft attacking Syrian government targets – and they will be shot down.

 

The only serious question then is whether an out of control Pentagon will force the Russian Air Force – false flag and otherwise — to knock out US Air Force fighter jets, and whether Moscow has the fire power to take out each and every one of them.

I discussed the potential for war with Russia in my latest video.  Hopefully cooler heads will prevail and war with Russia will be put off...

But without a doubt the crisis in Syria is not going to be resolved any time soon because it is one giant mess.  Most people don’t realize that the Syrian civil war has essentially been a proxy war between Sunni Islam and Shia Islam from the very beginning.  Jihadist rebels that are being armed and funded by Saudi Arabia and Turkey are fighting Hezbollah troops that are being armed and funded by Iran.  And now Turkish forces have invaded northern Syria, and this threatens to cause a full-blown war to erupt between Turkey and the Syrian Kurds.  Of course ISIS is right in the middle of everything causing havoc, blowing stuff up and beheading anyone that doesn’t believe in their radical version of Sunni Islam.

It is absolutely insane that the United States and Russia could potentially go to war because of this conflict.  Both sides are determined to show the other how tough they are, and one false move could set off a spiral of events from which they may be no recovery.

The American people very foolishly elected Barack Obama twice, but up until now the consequences have not been quite as dire as many had been projecting.

However, right here at the end of his second term Obama is facing a moment of truth.  If he ends up dragging us into a war with Russia, the American people will ultimately bitterly regret putting him into the White House.

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PT's picture

"When all else fails, they take you to war." - Gerald Celente

A Nanny Moose's picture

^^^THIS^^^

All these fucktards know is force.

Adullam's picture

If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

This is not make any sense for lame dog POTUS to start war just before election, is maybe necessary to delay elec… ah, now is clear to Boris. Never mind.

Stainless Steel Rat's picture
Stainless Steel Rat (not verified) Boris Alatovkrap Oct 19, 2016 1:24 AM

It would be fun to watch a Tony Stark type turn all John Galt and nuke the fuck out of 3/4ths of the planet.

Nemontel's picture

We really don't want that to happen. I like my live and would prefer it continue. The best option is for Trump to win the presidency. http://www.truthjustice.net/politics/rigging-the-election-video-ii-new-v...

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

Boris is decide to watch embed video… okay, so maybe is interesting fact along way, is acknowledge great military might of Putin Russia, is make derision of Obama lame dick foreign policy (or lack thereof), but then… what? Is getting all preachy for Jesus! Wha…?! Now, Boris is love Jesus, but please, why is Jesus mention in video? Video spoxman is go on and on about "his Jesus" or "my Jesus" (but not Boris' Jesus, he is just say "my Jesus")… Jesus is not tell Boris directly, but Boris is sure Jesus is not want anything to do with cheap YouTube video.

Anyway…

CuttingEdge's picture

Dear issuers of toilet paper aka the Nobel panel.

Until you retract Obumfuck's prize (he can keep the cash) going forward this award is only worth wiping your arse on.

kiwigal's picture

Perhaps the paper is Blowin in the Wind...

Haus-Targaryen's picture

This will continue until we have an economic collapse of some sort first.  

The economic collapse will then be blamed on the Russians. 

The media/DC propaganda bullhorn will distribute this story to the masses, who will look at their quality of life decrease and demand "someone has to pay."  

 

Doña K's picture

What if it's all about oil price kabuki?

 

WordSmith2013's picture

The DEMs know they cannot win this election without first wagging the dog.

The electorate is always reluctant to vote in a different party during times of war.

 

http://stateofthenation2012.com/?p=52430

 

Obama ‘Wags the Dog’ to Facilitate a Clinton Election
Manthong's picture

The answer is pretty simple.

When the politicians get too greedy, comfortable and over-confident in a major power…

It has happened many multiple of times over the centuries.

They set themselves up for a fall.

Nowadays the stakes and fear level are way higher and so is the risk to the Peter Principle idiots who have worked themselves up the system.

If they create a war now…

The only alternative for a good chunk of the citizens is to descend into the corridors of power and do a nasty scrubbing.

The French set a pretty good precedent a little over a couple hundred years ago.

MalteseFalcon's picture

Obama, Hillary and Chuck Todd are all from the Alinsky school of politics.

"Nevermind the moral, legal or nuclear issues.  We gotta win this mother fucker."

new game's picture

from here to forth replace terror with russia. new boggyman. 3 of 4 mericans beleive this program.

tyme for the mother of all bitch slaps, coming to an exceptional bitch, motha-merica...

slap that muther fucker till it is a red bloody pulp and has no distinct facial features.

 

Haus-Targaryen's picture

More or less this.  

If we think we can deal with the Russians as easily as we dealt with Ghaddafi or Saddam ... we are going to screw-over a good chunk of Europe, and most of Eastern Europe will find itself up shitcreek without a paddle. 

neutrino3's picture

Depending of DNA, in fact there is my,yours,his, hers ..... Jesus. You have a deadly point.

SheepDog-One's picture

He has his own personal Jesus, someone to lend a hand, someone who can.

auricle's picture

Didn't we relegate our CIA/FBI to the dustbin after tallying the falsehoods from the Iraq war(WMD), the Afghanistan war(Opium), the Lybian war(gold dinar), the Ukrain Maidan(Fuck the EU...and Russia). I'm sure ZH can come up with some more. 

Latest favorite is Comey's justification for authenticity and honesty of the investigation because the investigation was done by career pro's. Over and over they are career pro's. What is a pro? Pro government or pro public? How is Comey still in office? 

lastdance's picture

Seems to me he is still in office because FBI, NSA and CIA have every bone on every skeleton in every closet in Washington DC.   

 

ThanksChump's picture

Comey is still in office because Congress is colluding with the Executive branch.

 

They are, to the individuals,  traitors. 

Bubba Rum Das's picture

"It would be fun to watch a Tony Stark type turn all John Galt and nuke the fuck out of 3/4ths of the planet."

Really? Fun?
I suggest you see a mental health professional immediately regarding your psychosis.

Whiskey Badger's picture

War is a nice way to create applicants for Obama Care.  

Got The Wrong No's picture

I quess Obama isn't worried about Global Warming any longer. 

True Blue's picture

Maybe Al Gore sent him a "Stop Global Warming: Start a Nuclear Winter!" bumper sticker?

CuttingEdge's picture

Its the nuclear summer bit it starts with I'm more concerned about.

Tall Tom's picture

 

 

 

 

I am not concerned at all.

 

When the Nuclear Winter kills off the Ocean's phytoplankton there will not be any Oxygen to breathe,

 

Atmospheric Oxygen is replenished by photosynthesis. The land plants are responsible for 30%. The Ocean's phytoplankton contribute much of the remainder.

 

Without sunlight there is no photosynthesis. Without photosynthesis the phytoplankton starve.

 

Even after light levels return to normal the phytoplankton will have all died off from starvation and have become extimct.

 

Any life form which requires Oxygen TO BREATHE will succumb to suffocation.  EVERYONE DIES.

 

So I have no concerns or worries at all about a Nuclear Winter as I will be dead.

 

Nuclear Winter is an ELE, an Extinction Level Event.

 

Some here may say that Nuclear Wars can be won. Yet the models demonstrate that they all escalate to all out Global Thermonuclear War. There is no such thing as a limited Nuclear War.

 

Some may even suggest that a Nuclear Winter is not possible. Well let's experiment. Let's gamble with your life as they are so willing to do.

MisterMousePotato's picture

The good news is that even after you develop bleeding from all orifices, liquification of internal organs, and the like from radiation poisoning, you cannot be denied health insurance on account of preexisting conditions. Further good news is that we're approaching open enrollment time, so if this is timed just right ... .

Pop3y3too's picture

And let's not forget, if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor...unless he's been vaporized.  Then, you'll have to pick another. 

 

Sorry. 

 

Not sorry.

Boscovius's picture

Fuck Yeah!  I knew there had to be an upside to all this!

new game's picture

and i thought nuclear weapons was a deterent, silly me, psychopaths exist...

kellys_eye's picture

His '2 degrees warming' limit seems about to be exceeded by around 4,999,998 degrees.

Which way to the beach's picture

Maybe Obummer figures that nuclear winter will cancel out global warming. He does seem to be a few fries short of a happy meal.

Bubbles

Mr. Bones's picture

Lets not discard the lunacy of saying "he hit me first," not provoking or and then telegraphing "I'm going to hit you back."

Obama and his administration simply aren't any good at this.  They've screwed up the simple things too many times for the benefit of any doubts.

ONEwarrior's picture

Agree! Nothing but a distraction. Remember MAD (mutual assured destruction)? Why would the NWO want to destroy it's world. So therefore, watch the other hand. What is the other hand doing?

Whatever, continue your preps. Keep your Lamps full and your Wicks trimmed.

TheReplacement's picture

Some say, like the Georgia Guidestones monument, that they want to reduce the population of the earth to about 500,000,000.  If so then about 7,000,000,000,000 need to die.  That could also explain all of the underground bunkers that have been built for the .govs and their elite puppetmasters.

Think about it.  They say they want to kill us.  They build the weapons to kill us, paid for with our labor no less.  They build the sanctuaries for themselves to survive said weapons, paid for with our labor no less, and you wonder why?  Who gives a flying fuckall why.  They said they want to kill us, have the means, and have protected themselves.  Why?  Let me know when they give you a reason that satisfies your doubt.

 

SaintInix's picture

Maybe I'm missing something, but isn't the point of 'covert' to be secretive, to surprise an enemy?

How is this covert, if they are announcing it to the world?

onthesquare's picture

Boris et al:

I suggest, at least for the next few weeks, you stay away from places that may be considered a symbol of power and greatness, similar to the "Twin Towers".

de3de8's picture

"Lame dog" perfect depiction

X_in_Sweden's picture
X_in_Sweden (not verified) PT Oct 19, 2016 1:53 AM

Gerald Celente, unfortunately doesn't have any real solutions to America's problems.

Don't get me wrong.

I love the guys work and the way he talks.

He knows his shit.

However, the only way things are gonna change in/back to the Good Ol' USA is if the ½-1 million criminal elite & their lackeys are forcibly removed from power.

This is a conservative estimate; probably it's 2-5 million unrepentable scumbags.

That means arrested, imprisioned, shot-on-sight, executed...whatever.

Until that day, it'll keep on bein' bitchin' about it and further tyranny.

My 2 cents anyway.

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

Boris is too like it hear Gerald Celente, but lately Gerald is very angry, is make very salty comment. This is worry Boris. Maybe thing in world is get global crap bad…?

ZeroPoint's picture

If it was attempted, I believe you would see the Samson option activated in shortly thereafter.

 

J Jason Djfmam's picture

"We were going to announce it next week!"

Bobrsta's picture

and, when can we start this cleansing? Civilization is coming apart at the seams and the ONLY possible way to prevent that sure as hell ain't 
"Trump will save us". Every able bodied man woman and child needs to descend on DC NOW armed with whatever weapon can be found.

NOW

Kidbuck's picture

Why not? It worked for their hero Rooservelt. And the American people sucked up every fiction Rooservelt peddled them.

Diatom's picture

Nobel peace prize award winner Baracks Obambas in

"The War of the End of the World"

comming soon...

Nobodys Home's picture

Does anyone even need to read the article to figure out the question from the title?.....Now I'll read it...dammit!

DuneCreature's picture

If you can't read anymore just listen...

Here is a decent audio for morning coffee.

WARNING -- It WILL piss you off.

Festering Shadow Government Festival for 'National Security'

Too many SRCRETS fuck things up EVERY TIME!!

Live Hard, The Foxes Are Guarding The Hen House And Grilling Chicken In The Front Yard, Die Free

~ DC 2.0