Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Russian Threat


CNN’s Jim Sciutto tweeted:

House Intel Committee Chair Mike Turner has made intelligence around a “serious national security threat” available to all members of Congress to review. Two sources familiar and a US official tell CNN the threat is related to Russia. - Multiple sources familiar with the intelligence characterized the intelligence as “very sensitive.”

Earlier Wednesday, Turner sent his Congressional colleagues a letter saying the urgent matter is “with regard to a destabilizing foreign military capability.”

Speaker Johnson appears to be urging some calm: “We are going to work together to address this matter, as we do all sensitive matters that are classified.…. But we just want to assure everyone steady hands are at the wheel. We're working on it — and there's no need for alarm.”


Um, no matter what Putin’s puppet’s House Puppet says, I would suspect the opposite to be true. 

I suspect the current threat is about Russian missile/submarine capabilities, or perhaps it’s cyber-security or other espionage. (Update: It's an anti-satellite weapon.)

But there is a far more immediate cause for alarm. 

The ongoing threat by Trump and his minions in his Party of Putin is still a clear and present danger to the republic and to global peace and democracy.

Trump and Republican Party of Putin ARE the greatest domestic threat within the United States.

This tweet by Bryan Cunningham, Executive Director of the Cybersecurity Policy & Research Institute makes it chillingly clear.


MEGA MAGA DON'T BE GASLIT! (Bear With Me to the end). As a career, non-partisan, intelligence professional, I actually don't know whether Trump, Speaker Johnson, and some of the MAGA bootlicking Senators are ACTUALLY recruited assets of Putin's Intelligence Services, but what I know FOR CERTAIN is that they could no more be doing Putin's bidding if they WERE directly under Russian intelligence control. Ask ANY serious intelligence professional what KGB Putin would want of high-ranking USG spies and they would say...

1. Get the US out of NATO.

2. Invite Russia to invade Western Europe.

3. Stoke and amplify all divisions in America, along racial, ethnic, & religious fissures (i.e., make us hate each other).

4. Undermine Americans' trust in all of our institutions: FBI, CIA, DOJ, the Courts and our heroic Military.


Are you starting to get it yet New Putin Simps? The "Art of the Deal"-maker and his bootlickers are GIVING EVERYTHING TO PUTIN FOR FREE. Great deal, eh? We ARE being invaded-not by immigrants but by Putin's propaganda, fueled by MAGA. And REMEMBER: As bad as illegal immigration is, they don't have nukes. Putin does.



Thank you, Brian. I couldn't have said it better.


Anonymous said...

Tell us about HRC's relationship with Russia. Who did thy want to win the 2020 election and why?

Anonymous said...

Hillary Clinton personally approved her campaign's plans in fall 2016 to share information with a reporter about an uncorroborated alleged server backchannel between Donald Trump and a top Russian bank, her former campaign manager testified in federal court.

FEC fines Hillary Clinton campaign and DNC over Trump-Russia dossier research. The DNC was fined $105,000 and the Clinton campaign was fined $8,000, according to by the Federal Election Commission.


But Trump is a threat to our democracy. Sure and pigs fly.

Dave Dubya said...

Anonymous can deflect to Hillary all he wants. But this will be his last deflection in this thread.

Yeah, paying a fine for misreporting the dossier funding wasn't exactly the same as sharing poll info with Russians, not reporting and lying about numerous meetings with Russians, inviting them to hack Hillary, and meeting them in Trump Tower for dirt on her.

Paying that fine was not a threat to democracy, but loans from Russian banks and a pending Trump Tower Moscow deal amounted to serious conflicts of interest and appeasement for Putin.

Mueller and the Senate both confirmed Russia interfered in the 2016 election on behalf of Trump.

Russia, Russia, Russia all over the place.

Sharing secret intel with Russians in the Oval Office and Siding with Putin over our own intel/security heads' determination that he interfered told us Trump was an agent and appeaser for Putin.

Lying about the election while dividing the country and strong-arming state officials for votes is a threat to democracy. Sending fraudulent electors and a violent mob to terrorize Congress and beat cops bloody to overturn the election is nothing BUT a threat to our democracy.

And then he turned on every NATO ally and swore his pledge of allegiance to Putin, “I would not protect you (our NATO allies). In fact, I would encourage them (Russia) to do whatever the hell they want.”

Pigs don't fly, but they are court-ordered to pay damages for sexual assault and charged with 91 felonies.

After ignoring everything I just told you about your malevolent mendacious messiah, why don't you go back and READ the post and THEN set us straight with your facts that debunk it?

Knowhatahmean, Vern?

JoeBama "Truth 101" Kelly said...

Telling here that the Speaker tried to urge calm to mostly deflect a fellow republican who divulged a national security secret. Your anonymous commenters of bringing up Hillary shows they have nothing. The magats next line of defense for their nonsense will most likely be an attack on Hillary for wearing a pants suit.

Dave Dubya said...

Now that Trumps' cult have shown the border isn't a crisis that needs immediate action by sabotaging the border bill, Hillary's pants suits and Obama's tan suit seem to be major national security issues for MAGAts.

Even their favorite "But Hunter Biden" deflection is deflated.

Their fake impeachment, or "witch hunt", :-) targeting Joe and Hunter's "corruption and crimes" has fallen apart, as CNN reports:

Fox News and the broader right-wing media machine have accused Biden and his son Hunter of engaging in an illicit $10 million bribery scheme to enrich themselves and sell out America. The tale, as it goes, claimed that an executive at the Ukrainian energy company Burisma paid for access to then-Vice President Biden to improperly wield his influence and help squash an investigation led by a Ukrainian prosecutor into the company.

Evidence of the bribery scheme has always been thin, at best, with most authoritative news outlets treating the claims with incredulity. But MAGA Media personalities like Sean Hannity quickly shifted into hyperdrive last year when a supposedly “highly credible” FBI informant claimed to have smoking gun evidence of the conspiracy.

The informant, Alexander Smirnov, made the whole story up, federal authorities said Thursday, arresting the 43-year-old at Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas.

Special counsel David Weiss, who served as a Donald Trump -appointed U.S. attorney before assuming his current role, charged Smirnov with lying to the FBI and falsifying records. Smirnov, an indictment said, provided “false derogatory information” about Biden to the law enforcement agency. His “story to the FBI was a fabrication, an amalgam of otherwise unremarkable business meetings,” it said.

“In short, the Defendant transformed his routine and unextraordinary business contacts with Burisma in 2017 and later into bribery allegations against [Joe Biden], the presumptive nominee of one of the two major political parties for President, after expressing bias against [Joe Biden] and his candidacy,” the indictment continued.

Dave Dubya said...

Russia, Russia, Russia. Not a hoax.

"Who Is Konstantin Nikolaev? Putin Ally Behind Mike Johnson Campaign Donation"

News of money previously given to House Speaker Mike Johnson's congressional campaign by Russian nationals has re-emerged after the Republican rejected a $95 billion foreign aid bill passed in the Senate.

In 2018, a group of Russians were able to donate to Johnson's bid for the Louisiana seat he eventually won as the money was funneled through the Texas-based American Ethane company.

While American Ethane was co-founded by American John Houghtaling, at the time it was 88 percent owned by three Russian nationals—Konstantin Nikolaev, Mikhail Yuriev, and Andrey Kunatbaev. Nikolaev is known to be a top ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

JoeBama "Truth 101" Kelly said...

Maybe Fox will lose another 700 billion dollars and start telling the truth. Nah. Telling lies makes them far more than they'd lose in any court.

Dave Dubya said...

FOX's MO has always been based on the fact that division, hate and lies pay.

The Party of Trump has learned from their master. Lies, crime, and treason pay...until they don't.

Les Carpenter said...

It's kinda funny how tea started all this. Maybe that's why i'm not a MAGA. I'm not partial to tea.

The party never interested me beyond a fleeting moment or two.

But, defeating the delusions of those who love tea and partying does interest me.

Dave Dubya said...

Since 2009 we watched the Obama-phobic, racist, reactionary Tea Party transform itself into Putin's Russian Tea Party.

Putin has FOX(R) cheering for him and his war of aggression against Ukraine. Tucker Carlson is not only a willing, but enthusiastic, supporter of Putin. Almost everything Trump's Party of Putin does advances Putin's interests as Cunningham clearly points out.

Trump not only admires Putin, he deeply ENVIES his massive wealth and dictatorial abuse of power.

The unavoidable conclusion we must draw is simple. Trump is EVIL.

In other words, Trump wants to BE America's Putin/Hitler.

Les Carpenter said...

Trump's strangling narcissism has insured that his eyes and his mind are covered over with scales of deep ignorance and the resultant hate for anything and everything that does not directly benefit him in a transactional way.

By reason of his extreme ignorance Trump is evil. He is a human devoid of compassion for others and loves no one but himself.

Power and wealth are Trump's god figures. Our only goal must be in denying him both. Now and forever.

Dave Dubya said...

Speaking of Russia, Putin and their fellow enemies of our democratic republic, I'm having some entertaining exchanges with foreign Kremlin agent -FJ.

Les Carpenter said...

So, i went to Lisa's Latrine. It is exactly as it was when i stopped visiting the latrine. Correction, it's worse. The rampant ignorance and hate in that latrine is so thick it's palatable.

I will not be returning as the unserious Russian Asset -fj is one serious waste of time engaging with. His ignorance is so deep and thick it's create a serious superiority complex in -fj's deluded mind.

Dave Dubya said...

I still think it's our responsibility to call the neo-Nazi MAGAts out occasionally. They need to be told what they really are, as well as letting them know they're not fooling anyone but themselves.

It's the duty of every patriot and decent human being to challenge their hate and lies.

JoeBama "Truth 101" Kelly said...

It's troubling to say the least visiting one of the right wing kook sites. the posts are filled with hate and lies and then in the comment section each one of those kooks tries to out do the blog author and previous commenter with more irrational kookery. I prefer to stay away.

Salvatore said...

President Biden is packing the courts with judicial activists willing to rubber-stamp his unconstitutional agenda.

Biden just nominated Adeel Abdullah Mangi to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Mangi has a long-standing affiliation with antisemitic and extremist groups that support Hamas.
He worked for an organization that brainwashed students to hate Israel and America. He served on the board of an organization founded by a domestic terrorist and infamous cop killer.
Any decent American would realize that this is a man unworthy of holding an appointed office, yet President Biden wants to give him a lifelong federal judgeship.

Mangi is only one step away from being confirmed to one of the most powerful courts in the United States.

Tell your Senators to vote “No” on confirming Mangi to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, to prevent him from spending a lifetime spreading antisemitism and anti-Americanism from the federal bench.

Les Carpenter said...

I decided to see what the early morning at Lisa's Latrine, aka Whose Your Daddy, looks like. As expected the unserious-fj was there in response to your last comment post. His usual inane unserious BS was his offering.

That site is a total waste of good energy. And besides, the latrine stinks outload.

Dave Dubya said...

The stench of racism and idiocy is beyond compare over there. I don't recommend going there, but I happen to enjoy calling out neo-Nazis.

Are you the bigoted "protectionist" LIAR at ?

If not, you're a lame plagiarist and can't think for yourself.

And this:

 New York, NY, January 9, 2024 ... ADL (the Anti-Defamation League) today issued the following statement in response to the inappropriate and prejudicial treatment of Adeel Abdullah Mangi, a nominee for the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals:

As the leading anti-hate organization in the world, whose mission is “to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all,” ADL is compelled to speak out about the inappropriate and prejudicial treatment of Adeel Abdullah Mangi, a nominee for the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, during the Judiciary Committee Hearing on December 13, 2023.

During his confirmation hearing, Mr. Mangi was subjected to aggressive questioning unrelated to his professional expertise or qualifications. Rather, he was forced to provide responses to a wide range of inquiries regarding his views on global strategic considerations in a manner that inappropriately politicized these issues and raised serious questions regarding pretext and bias.

Just as associating Jewish Americans with certain views or beliefs regarding Israeli government actions would be deemed antisemitic, berating the first American Muslim federal appellate judicial nominee with endless questions that appear to have been motivated by bias towards his religion is profoundly wrong.

Hate, bias, and bigotry have no place in government, especially in the hallowed halls of Congress. When nominees approach a congressional hearing, their religion, heritage, race, gender, or any other protected identity characteristic should not be a subject for political fodder.

This was an attempt to create controversy where one did not exist.

ADL urges leaders to refrain from fueling discrimination and hate – and urges the Senate to offer Mr. Mangi a fair vote, based on his qualifications and fitness for the job.

WYD is a virtual on-line Klan meeting, full of hate, ignorance and racism.

I just like to put a mirror in front of their blind eyes for personal entertainement.

JoeBama "Truth 101" Kelly said...

I understand Dave. Sometimes you gotta call a shithead a shithead. Be nice if FJ or any of those kooks would post something that is a reasonable defense of whatever their views are but they are incapable. Mostly because their views are complete nonsense so all they can do is lie and spout bigoted crap. Or copy and paste something from one of their cohorts in ignorance. But for the most part, these people are just shitheads incapable of any real or even individual thought.

Les Carpenter said...

Thanks salvatore. Based on your fallacious hateful regurgitation i'll be sure to let my senators to give the big. thumbs up. You should do th same.

Les Carpenter said...

Actually Dave i get that. I just tired of it a few years back.

But these non thinking fully conditioned robots responding to their reified imagined reality will never accept the truth they feverishly work so very hard to ignore.

Through their ignorance they willfully and gleefully latch onto concepts (Trump's, the gop authoritarians, Putin's, the terrorist NRA, etc.) that support their ego's desire for control.

Fortunately these sheeple to their cult leader and the gop are the distinct minority. Hopefully as the younger generation matures they'll be unmoved by these anti American thugs and authoritarians and the forces for division and authoritarianism die out and are forgotten in America.

If not, i'm fortunate as my impermanence will insure i need not worry about this sh*t in the long view of life. Hopefully the human race figures it out sooner rather than later. Before it destroys itself out of ignorance and greed.

Dave Dubya said...

Joe and Les,
The neo-Nazis at WYD will HATE this:

How Fascism Works (from the book by Dr. Jason Stanley, Professor of Philosophy at Yale University):

1. The Mythic Past: Fascist politics invokes a glorified, mythological past that has supposedly been destroyed or undermined by liberal, foreign, or otherwise corrupting influences.

2. Propaganda: The use of propaganda to manipulate or control the public narrative is a hallmark of fascist politics. This often involves the use of misleading or blatantly false information to shape public perception.

3. Anti-intellectualism: Fascist movements often distrust intellectuals or the academic establishment, viewing them as part of the corrupt or degenerate elite, and as a threat to the "common sense" of the people.

4. Unreality: The creation of a disorienting, alternate reality through the repeated assertion of falsehoods, conspiracy theories, and the blurring of fact and opinion.

5. Hierarchy: The belief in a natural social hierarchy, as well as the supremacy of certain groups over others based on race, ethnicity, or nationality.

6. Victimhood: Fascists often position their in-group as the victims of an injustice perpetrated by out-groups, thereby justifying any action taken against these supposed enemies.

7. Law and Order: A strong emphasis on law and order, often as a pretext for suppressing political dissent and marginalizing minority groups.

8. Sexual Anxiety: The exploitation of sexual anxiety as a way to rally support for fascist causes, often through the control and subjugation of women's bodies and the demonization of others' sexual practices.

9. Sodom and Gomorrah: The portrayal of cosmopolitan or urban areas -- cities -- as places of moral decay, in contrast to the purity of the rural or traditional heartland.

10. "Arbeit Macht Frei": The glorification of work and the stigmatization of those perceived as not contributing to the labor force, often used to target minority groups or the unemployed.

Les Carpenter said...

Trump and the present moment gop reflect all 10 of the above fascist methodology. And, the MAGAverse they have created in the USA has accepted it all, hook line and sinker. They're ignorance presents a very real danger to American democracy and its democratic republic syatem of government.

The sheeple of the right need a strong civil and religious authority to keep them in line. So it is only natural they would project their needs on everyone else.

The MAGAverse cultists would make the most ignorant and brutal dictators if ever in the majority.

Les Carpenter said...

It's not the folks who are ignorant of the dangers of Trump abd the present gop that i hate. It is the very ideology and methodology that they subscribe to that i hate. Fir them all i feel is compassion.

Dave Dubya said...

I can't hate cultists for their gullibility and irrationality. I don't hate anyone for their religious or other beliefs. They are who they are.
But we can certainly hate the evil leaders who pollute their minds and stoke their hate.

Remember the saying, "Hate the sin. Love the sinner"?

Well, THAT'S gone down the drain with white Christian nationalist MAGAts. They willfully embrace Trump's hate and lies as they reject their former Savior's commandments to love others, welcome strangers, feed the poor and heal the sick.

That's all "wokeness" to them.