Friday, September 9, 2016

Washington Does Not Want A Cyberwar With Russia

Cyberwar games at the United States Military Academy.
(Photo: Michael Falco for The New York Times)

Buzzfeed: Washington Really Doesn’t Want To Deal With A Cyberwar With Russia

“Do you really want that shitstorm? I don’t think you do,” one intelligence official told BuzzFeed News.

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is wary of publicly accusing Russia of meddling in the US election, despite increasing pressure from within Washington, for fear of fanning public concerns over the security of the election and igniting a cycle of tit-for-tat cyberattacks, several US government officials told BuzzFeed News.

“Do you really want to call it out, and recognize it? With everything you do, you should be reinforcing the public’s confidence in the election system,” said one US intelligence official who is frequently briefed on Russia issues. Calling Russia out, he said, could also validate widespread worries over the security of the November election. “Do you really want that shitstorm? I don’t think you do.”

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WNU editor: I can also say that the Russians are not interested in a cyberwar .... their economy is just as dependent as the American economy on a stable national and global communications network.

1 comment:

James said...

The above photo:
Look! There on that screen, a metro sexual. Quick everybody look pensive!