The Senate Armed Services Committeee hearing, now in progress, is chilling. I am sticking with the dire predictions I made on November 28. Clapper basically just said this was an act of war. But is it a Pearl Harbor or a Gulf of Tonkin? Remember the Maine!
Now, I have grown ever-more confused about whom to believe as the thing has gone on, which might be intended by everyone. The fog machines are pumping. If you simply believe 'the US intelligence community," you are a fool. If you switched on that last week, I don't even...As to being deeply offended that anyone might take what Julian Assange says seriously, I note that he is in a position actually to know, which has got to have some bearing on his credibility, no? On the third hand, the trackback to Russian intelligence, perhaps originating in a vendetta against Hillary Clinton, has a certain plausibility, I feel. I am having trouble generating equally coherent accounts about who did the hacking and why the releases unfolded the way they did.
Anyway, I think things might be even worse than we think they are, and that we may soon feel the destruction. The Republican party is really going to be riven right here, if that's any comfort to you.