Friday, October 20, 2017

That's Refreshing. Election Hacking is "Warfare."

It's always notable when a Trump appointee strays from the script. This time it's America's UN ambassador, Nikki Haley.

While the Mango Mussolini does his best to dismiss Russia's meddling in the 2016 election that landed him the presidency, ambassador Haley says what the Russians did is tantamount to "warfare."

US Ambassador Haley lashed out at Russia's efforts to "sow chaos" in elections across the world during a conference hosted by the George W. Bush Institute.

"The Russians, God bless them, they're saying, 'Why are Americans anti-Russian? And why have we done the sanctions?' Well, don't interfere in our elections and we won't be anti-Russian," Haley said.

"When a country can come and interfere in another country's elections, that is warfare."

The comments come as Trump continues to question the intelligence community's determination that Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election.

Meanwhile the ex-Worst President in American History, George w. Bush hisself, left no doubt what he thinks about what Russia did.

"America has experienced a sustained attempt by a hostile power to feed and exploit our country's divisions," Bush declared.
"The Russian government has made a project of turning Americans against each other."

And, without mentioning Trump by name, Barack Obama added his own scathing criticism.


rumleyfips said...

Who cares about F35's or new Frigates or state of the art APC's. Politicians the world over obsess about these worthless toys. The next war will be fought in cyberspace. We have seen tests of the new militaries. Iranian centrifuges, Ukranian electrical grids, Brexit referendums and US elections.

The Mound of Sound said...

I think cyber warfare will spark shooting wars, not avert them, Rumley.