The conventional wisdom has been that Putin is behind it. But no one gives a reason he would want to tip the election from Hillary to Trump. Granted
What would be the motive for Putin to drop this stink bomb on Hillary’s coronation? Certainly Putin has not been treated harshly by this Democrat administration. This administration gave up the missile defense site in
in exchange for
nothing. It cut American nuclear
warheads beyond those negotiated with the Russians, just to be nice. It failed to react when Poland Russia grabbed Crimea. It failed to provide defensive weaponry to to
counter Russian insurgents. It failed to
challenge Putin ally Assad when he defied the red line and continued to use
chemical weapons. It antagonized Ukraine Egypt and Saudi for playing footsy with Iran, reducing what little influence the US has in the Middle
East. Putin is now the
go-to person to get anything done in the Middle East. He couldn’t have asked for a more pliant
administration. If anything Putin would
love 8 more years of the same. So
scratch the idea of Putin having a motive.
Next, if not Putin, whodunit? Most likely
. To say relations between Obama and Netanyahu
are chilly is an understatement. Any
picture you see of the two together shows it.
Neither can hide it. They
bristle. What are the reasons? There are many. But the biggest insult is that Obama appeared
to meddle in the Israeli elections a year ago.
Obama’s former campaign national
field director, James Bird, went to work for an anti-Netanyahu political
organization, V15 (Victory 2015) whose slogan was ABB (Anyone But Bibi). This wasn’t the first time Democrat election
operatives had worked to unseat Netanyahu.
James Carville, Clinton’s chief campaign strategist worked against Netanyahu
in 1996 in support of Labor’s Shimon Peres (unsuccessful) and in 1999 in
support of Labor’s Ehud Barak (successful).
In all three cases, Netanyahu felt they were there at the behest Obama
and Bill Clinton. Turnabout is fair play
in politics. Israel
FBI Director Comey is looking into the source of the leaks. CrowdStrike an organization hired by the FBI and the DNC quickly pointed the finger at
malware in the DNC servers consistent with Russian techniques. Rush Limbaugh yesterday speculated that it might
be a planted false flag. Late in his show
he interviewed a college senior majoring in computer science who admitted he
has done some hacking. He said you
always cover your tracks and leave no traces.
Rush ran out of time to finish the interview but he said he would do
another on today’s (July 27) show. Russia
We may never know the source for sure, but I will bet Bibi is having a good chuckle right now.