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Sun Jan 28, 2018, 10:38 AM

Former National Security Council member: Trump was - and is still likely - 'a tool of the Russians'





https://www.rawstory.com/2018/01/former-national-security-council-member-trump-still-likely-tool-russians/

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Reply Former National Security Council member: Trump was - and is still likely - 'a tool of the Russians' (Original post)
DonViejo Jan 2018 OP
Kath2 Jan 2018 #1
brewens Jan 2018 #2
Botany Jan 2018 #3
Perseus Jan 2018 #4
tomhagen Jan 2018 #5
panfluteman Jan 2018 #6
disalitervisum Jan 2018 #7

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 10:40 AM

1. He certainly is a tool.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 11:04 AM

2. I noticed a post on DI yesterday bragging up how well Putin has done with the Russian

economy, as if that makes it okay. I don't know if any of the claims could be backed up or not. As if even more corruption and oligarchy is just fine.

On the other hand, if it's some conspiracy theory of Clinton dealing with the Russian, they are still "commies".

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 11:59 AM

3. Russia's goal; "undermining U.S. democracy by polarizing the American constituency"

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“I think I’ll leave that to Bob Mueller to answer,” Vinograd replied. “What I do think is, we already know from the intelligence community — and the entire intelligence community agrees on this — is that Donald Trump was Russia’s preferred candidate. Now that is not because any kind of personal love for Donald Trump. It is because they viewed him and his election as being more preferable to advancing their policies and to advancing their mission again of undermining U.S. democracy by polarizing the American constituency and decreasing American leverage around the world, and that is what Vladimir Putin wants.”


And in Fox News Russia found a friendly partner in their goal to polarize the American people
in order to weaken the United States. Small issues like people kneeling before a football game
got massive coverage or that Hillary correctly said that coal miners need to find different jobs
and with Russia/Fox/GOP these issues got whipped up into wedge issues.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 12:30 PM

4. What a smart woman

 

A good administration should hire her, I guess when the man-child and his cronies are out, a new deserving administration should bring her in, her conversation on the matter was flawless.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 12:39 PM

5. Russia used Facebook to elect Donald trump

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 01:28 PM

6. How Do We "Russia Proof" Our Elections?

Obviously, trying to stop the bots and cyber hacking is a very difficult job, if not impossible to do. Also, it would curtail a free and open marketplace of ideas, which is one thing that a free and open democratic society is based on. Getting Facebook and Twitter to identify which posts and tweets are of Russian origin might be a way that would not upset this basic principle of our democracy - and this could be seen as being analogous to truth in advertising laws.

If we are really interested in promoting free and fair elections, and in safeguarding our electoral system, we should throw out all this voter suppression and vote purging that the Republicans are so fond of in tilting at the non-existent threat of "voter fraud" - which just provides a pretext for more vote stealing and voter suppression. We need a total rebirth of our democracy that respects the right to vote as being sacrosanct, the very bedrock of a free and independent nation.

We should also do away with voting machines and return to paper ballots - they cannot be hacked. That absolutely goes without saying.

But the ultimate "secret weapon" in the people's fight against Russian interference in our elections is EDUCATION!!! We need to get away from all this obsessing on standardized tests and their multiple choice BS and start educating our young people in how to THINK logically, critically and independently. Russian propaganda intent on confusing and polarizing us only works on those whose critical thinking skills and ability to find out the facts are challenged or wanting in some way - only such people fall for the specious or misleading arguments that were put forth in favor of Donald Trump in 2016. Those who had their critical thinking skills intact did not fall for the Trump / Russian propaganda BS.

In an age in which the world is an ever shrinking global village, and the internet has us all closely interwoven, there is no real way to shield or isolate oneself totally from devious or deceptive cyber messages that come our way. But with the secret weapon of education, these false or misleading messages become like water droplets that easily roll off a duck's back.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 05:27 PM

7. The entire "Trump Organization" is a front for the KGB and has been since the late 1980's.

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