Originally appeared at MoonOfAlabama
Another example that so-called news in U.S. media is often more propaganda than valid information is this NYT piece on the “hack” of the Democratic National Committee:
WASHINGTON — A Russian cyberattack that targeted Democratic politicians was bigger than it first appeared and breached the private email accounts of more than 100 party officials and groups, officials with knowledge of the case said Wednesday.
A “Russian cyberattack”? How can the NYT claim such, in an opening paragraph, when even the Director of U.S. National Intelligence is unable to make such a judgement?
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, speaking about the hack of Democratic Party emails, said on Thursday the U.S. intelligence community was not ready to “make the call on attribution” as to who was responsible.
All the NYT lays out to backup its claim of a “Russian” hack is an anonymous Intelligence Committee staffer who claims U.S. intelligence agencies “have virtually no doubt” about it. If that were true why would the boss of these intelligence agencies publicly point out such doubts?
There is not even any evidence that the publishing of emails incriminating the DNC for manipulating the Democratic primaries were the result of any “hack”. It might have well been an insider who copied the material and handed them to Wikileaks for publication. After the leak the DNC data analyst Seth Rich was mutilated and murdered near his home in Washington DC. The case was obviously no robbery. Julian Assange of Wikileaks pointed out that the circumstances of Rich’s death are suspicious. I first attributed that claim to Assange’s typical exaggerations, but the facts speak for themselves. The case indeed looks very much like a targeted killing. Who did it and and why?
The “Russia is guilty” claim for whatever happened, without any proof, is becoming a daily diet fed to the “western” public. A similar theme is the “barrel bombing” of (the always same) “hospitals” in Syria which is claimed whenever the Syrian government or its allies hit some al-Qaeda headquarter.
All this propaganda is in preparation of the rule of the “We came, we saw, he died. Hahaha …” psychopathic queen of war Hillary Clinton.
As Marc Wheeler, aka emptywheel, reminds us:
6:13 AM – 10 Aug 2016 emptywheel @emptywheelThe actions to ensure we will escalate our wars are being taken as we speak. January will be too late to stop it.