Clinton Threatens to Start Shooting War with Russia Over Perceived Cyberattack

Updated on September 3, 2016

Plowing ahead with her narrative that Russia is deeply engaged in cyberattacks against the US, the former secretary of state who the FBI said was, at a minimum, "extremely careless" with her email security, has threatened a military attack on Russia over a cyberattack, apparently as she will define it.

Presumably a cyberattack would include the unauthorized viewing of email that is easily accessible due to a user's lapses and errors in security, such as Clinton's. Clinton said that she would treat such a network security breach "like any other attack."

Striking an extraordinarily bellicose tone, Clinton made the remarks in a speech in Cincinnati on Wednesday, August 31st.

“I will make it clear, that the United States will treat cyberattacks just like any other attack. We will be ready with serious political, economic and military responses."

Hillary Clinton, Cincinatti Speech, August 31, 2016

The remarks come as Clinton and the DNC continue to attempt to blame Russia for embarrassing emails leaked before last summer's Democratic Convention, despite the publishers of the emails, Julian Assange and Wikileaks, firmly denying that Russia was the source. In an interview with NBC's Richard Engel last month, Assange said the DNC was attempting to blame the Russians as a "diversion" from the damning revelations in the emails. The leaks showed that the DNC was committed to seeing Clinton take the Democratic nomination over Bernie Sanders.

Assange said:

"The DNC's cybersecurity experts have said for years that it is insecure, and the RNC as well. So it has been hacked for years on and off. Have some of the hacks which have been related to the DNC, have some of those been related to Russia? I don't know, we haven't looked into that. But that's has nothing to do with the emails that we have released. The emails that we have released are different sets of documents than the documents that those people have analyzed."

Clinton's dislike for Russian president Vladimir Putin is well-known. She once said that Putin "doesn't have a soul," prompting the Russian president, who is frustrating US attempts to overthrow Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, to fire back: "At a minimum, a head of state should have a head."

In an all-out war with Russia or Iran, Clinton has endorsed the use of cluster bombs, toxic agents, and nuclear weapons. According to a Reuters report, a study group has concluded that over a third of the people documented to have been killed by cluster bombs in recent years have been children. Cluster bombs are anti-human devices which lie unexploded on the ground for long periods of time, and are often made to resemble toys.

Clinton is already under fire from peace advocates for her roles in pushing for the US interventions in Syria and Libya, as well as for her Iraq war vote in favor of the invasion. She now famously is known for her callous reaction to the news Moammar Gaddafi's death, when she boasted to a newscaster by paraphrasing the words of Julius Caesar "I came, I saw, I conquered," saying instead "We came, we saw, he died."

Clinton Upon Learning of Death of Gaddafi

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      Robert Carbery 

      2 years ago from Seattle, WA

      And yet, Trump is somehow seen as the dangerous one, unable to be trusted with the nuclear codes, unfit to be commander in chief, etc. Hillary comes out and suggests outright war with Russia because they might be meddling in our elections when in reality America has been meddling in democratic elections around the world for decades, including Russia’s in the mid-1990s. Clinton’s war in Libya is just a taste of what we would get with her as President. Trump is not quite a known commodity, but he at least shows a willingness to cooperate and coordinate with Putin and Russia as opposed to starting WW3.

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