FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE: DO TRUMP AND PUTIN HAVE A BROMANCE LIKE TED KENNEDY AND THE SOVIETS HAD TO STOP REAGAN?

 

Could it be? Is it possible that Vladimir Putin is covertly intervening in US politics and aiding Donald Trump (most likely without his knowledge) in his quest for the presidency by doing what he can to undercut and stop Hillary Clinton? Only a fool would deny the possibility. After all, something similar happened in 1983 when Ted Kennedy on behalf of the Dems colluded with the Soviets in trying to defeat Ronald Reagan and elect Walter Mondale-who promised to restore detante and unilaterally freeze the production of nuclear weapons. This was a clear act of treason which Kennedy should have been held accountable for (see).

However, it is certain that Putin prefers Trump in the White House (who he flattered by calling him a "genius") over Hillary who he loathes like Obama. If Hillary is elected it's practically certain she'd be more difficult than Trump to deal with on the lifting of EU and US sanctions which were imposed after Russia annexed Crimea in March 2014. These sanctions, which are hurting Russia in the billions, include restrictions on major Russian state banks and corporations; and the blacklisting of dozens of Russian officials and firms accused of undermining Ukrainian sovereignty. It is practically certain that a Clinton presidency would make the lifting of sanctions contingent on Russia withdrawing its remaining troops from Ukraine, stop supplying anti-Ukrainian rebel separatists with money, training and arms; and lastly returning Crimea to Ukraine. And that would happen in stages. 

 

But with Trump as president there's no telling what he'd be willing to do as he is unpredictable at this point. He did say confidently that he'd get on better with the Russian leader than Obama is doing; but that's about it. From Putin's viewpoint it's preferable for Russia to have a known unknown like Trump as president than a known known like Clinton (as Rumsfeld would say). 

But last Friday on the 21st during his impassioned acceptance speech in Cleveland, Trump, as he was listing Hillary's foreign policy failures made one glaring and perhaps telling omission: Russia.  Iraq, Libya, Syria, Iran, ISIS, and Clinton's overall disaster in the Middle East, were scathingly mentioned. But not a peep about her failure at Russian Reset, or blaming her for Russia's conflict with Ukraine and annexing of Crimea. Russian analysts could not have failed to notice this omission and probably took it as a sign, despite Ukraine and Crimea, of Trump's good will toward their country and its leader. Putin is certainly hoping that a Trump presidency would recognize Russia's ownership of the Crimean Peninsula and lift all sanctions in exchange for withdrawing its remaining troops from Ukraine, and cutting all aid to pro-Russian Ukrainian separatists.

Indeed, it was after Trump's speech on the following day (the 22nd) that Wikileaks posted the 20,000 DNC hacked emails that have thrown the Dems into pre-convention chaos, and forced Debby W. to resign as DNC chairperson, over evidence of their rigged pro-Clinton primary process.  Coincidence? I'll let you be the judge of that. But one thing is clear: Putin does not want a third term of Barack Obama, and he'll do whatever he can to prevent it.  

 

 

 POSTSCRIPT

THE INVISIBILITY OF PROFESSIONAL HACKERS

Those who are claiming that the hacked DNC emails came from Russia and ultimately from Putin (and this includes the FBI) are lying. It is very probable that professional Russian hackers working with the Kremlin were behind the job for the reasons stated above; but being that these were highly skilled professionals they erase all traces of their hacking so that it can't be traced back to them. In other words, when they exit the server they leave no footprints behind and become invisible. In other words, until the hackers reveal who they are and admit to the deed their identities are unknowable and a matter of speculation.
 

21 thoughts on “FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE: DO TRUMP AND PUTIN HAVE A BROMANCE LIKE TED KENNEDY AND THE SOVIETS HAD TO STOP REAGAN?

  1. Donald Trump is bringing about regime change via the election process. He doesn’t need Vlad’s help. Hillary brought about regime change in Libya by murdering Moamar Gadaffi. It’s what she knows to do. Was Vlad mad at the uranium deal that Bill and Hillary piped through their international RICO organization? Did Barry not give enough flexibility to Putin after the election, thus Putin takes it out on Hillary via Assange and, by a convoluted extension, Trump? The FBI will get to the bottom of all of this….trust them.

  2. Did you hear? California delegate breakfast shut down by Bernie per KPIX TV station.

    When he exhorted the crowd to support Clinton, they booed him off the stage.

    1. Democrats are facing a disaster and it’s known as the Progressive Wing. They are tirelessly DETERMINED that Clinton not be elected and they’re angry “the system” was rigged against them.

      I don’t see how Democrats will be able to hide the chasm.

  3. If the Russians were behind this no one will ever know it. Professional hackers go in and out and erase all their footprints.

  4. Watch this 16 min video from Democracy now its an interview today.

    EXCLUSIVE: WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange on Releasing DNC Emails That Ousted Debbie Wasserman Schultz

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axuJfX3cO9Q&feature=youtu.be

    Published on Jul 25, 2016

    http://democracynow.org – In March, WikiLeaks launched a searchable archive for over 30,000 emails & email attachments sent to and from Hillary Clinton’s private email server while she was secretary of state. The 50,000 pages of documents span from June 2010 to August 2014; 7,500 of the documents were sent by Hillary Clinton. The State Department released the emails as a result of a Freedom of Information Act request.

  5. Frankly, I sincerely hope Assange WAITS until after Clinton’s Coronation/Acceptance speech before lowering the boom.

    Let them deal with the taint and stink of their “Nixonian” official nominee.

    They can Bob Torrecelli/Frank Lauternberg her out, but after the nominee is officially granted, it will that much more of a mess to do so.

  6. Doesn’t matter who hacked the emails or that they released them if there wasn’t dirty deeds going on.

    It’s the dirty deeds not the hacking. They are trying to divert attention from the democrat dirty deeds and you’re helping them Apollo.

  7. Let’s see Obama snubs Bibi when in Washington, won’t take pictures with him, USA funds group opposed to Bibi in last election. so Bibi does nothing. Forget it. Bibi did it and I am proud of him.

  8. What difference, at this point, does it make?

    The emails are either true and legitimate, or false and illegitimate.

    It doesn’t matter who provided them to the public.

  9. The Israelis may have known about the Russian hack of the DNC website, and done nothing about it. Relations between Israel and Russia have improved in the past couple of years. No doubt Netanyahu likes Putin better than Obama on a personal basis. Trump will be friendlier to Israel than Hillary Clinton would be, and would end American duplicity toward ISIS and Al-Qaida. Trump also would be less likely to try to impose the U.S. and NATO to exposure over Ukraine or the Baltic States. Both Netanyahu and Putin have an interest in dealing with Trump rather than the untrustworthy Hillary Clinton.

  10. Good statement from Paul Manafort:

    “Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned over her failure to secure the DNC’s email servers and the rigged system she set up with the Clinton campaign. Now Hillary Clinton should follow Wasserman Schultz’s lead and drop out over her failure to safeguard top secret, classified information both on her unauthorized home server and while traveling abroad. Wasserman Schultz’s emails only put the Democratic Party at risk, but Hillary Clinton’s emails put all of America at risk.”

    1. Trump needs to take the DNC blaming the Russians for the hack and run with it. He needs to put it in context of Hillary’s unsecured system. Something along the lines of if the Russians hacked the DNC email system, it was only after they hacked Hillary’s unsecured email server. They probably have every piece of email including the ones she deleted.

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