Opinion from a Libertarian ViewPoint

Is That All? – LewRockwell

Posted by Martin C. Fox on January 9, 2017

The Intelligence Community Assessment does not offer any evidence of Russian hacking of the DNC and thus provides nothing new to back its claims. Rather than explain the means used by the Russians to “hack” the US elections, the Assessment instead devotes most of the report to speculating about possible Russian motives for so doing. Thus it appears more a diversionary maneuver to compensate for bringing a whole lot of nothing new to the table.

Perhaps most surprising about the report — and perhaps as a result of the paucity of evidence for the claims of “hacking — is that a full third of its length is dedicated to quite an unsophisticated criticism of the Russian television station RT.

Another problem the US spy agencies have with RT is that it reports on the surveillance state created by those same spy agencies. The Report states, “RT’s reports often characterize the United States as a ‘surveillance state’ and allege widespread infringements of civil liberties.” So RT is guilty of being a Kremlin plot to undermine our freedom because it points out that the US government has already undermined our freedom?

Lots of words, no facts. Now go to the WSJ, WaPo or the nightly news to hear how great the report is and how bad Trump is.


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