by Mac Slavo, SHTFPlan:
Just in the past few days prior to this New Year, Obama has taken a tremendous number of steps in a very short time. You are all aware of the NDAA for 2017 having been signed by Obama. That document came with a “barnacle” attached to the hull of Portman and Murphy’s “The Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act,” the joke of all jokes, supposedly designed to counteract false news and information. The irony of it that makes it despicably laughable is that every word out of the government’s mouth is a boldfaced lie or deceptive statement meant to steer the cattle in the direction the politicians want them to move. Perhaps their little “Act” now made into law can be used against them.
Or perhaps not. Congress put forth an act to try and counter Obama’s executive orders before he leaves office. We see how that works, as one branch of Congress (Senate or House) comes up with “legislation” to make themselves appear “tough,” but it is stopped either in the second branch, or when it crosses Obama’s desk. Such “kangaroo” legislation has been the barritus for Congressional “phony resentment” and “the offense of their tender sensibilities” for years, with no results ever obtained.
Why? Because no results were every truly desired. Everything was part of the paradigm shift, and the continuing efforts by both parties to ruin the United States. These loud, crying decrees and then calls for action resulting in nothing happening? These blusters were all the designs of RINO’s (Republicans In Name Only) such as McConnell, McCain, Ryan, and the rest. The prime example was Boehner in 2012 having the House of Representatives read the entire Constitution on the House Floor…and then Boehner did everything imaginable to subvert the Constitution and knuckle under to Obama, so much so that he was finally taken out of there as the Speaker, and replaced by Ryan. Yeah, not Nolan Ryan or Matt Ryan, but Paul Ryan: Proof you can’t replace a rotten apple with a rotten pear.
Here is a good example of how these next 20 days are critical, and how this transition period is such a dangerous time for the country from inactivity as well as activity. On December 29, 2016, Obama imposed measures directed against the Russians as reported on ABC News and he stated the following:
“I have ordered a number of actions in response to the Russian government’s aggressive harassment of U.S. officials and cyber-operations aimed at the U.S. election. These actions follow repeated private and public warnings that we have issued to the Russian government and are a necessary and appropriate response to efforts to harm U.S. interests in violation of established international norms of behavior.
These data theft and disclosure activities could only have been directed by the highest levels of the Russian government. Moreover, our diplomats have experienced an unacceptable level of harassment in Moscow by Russian security services and police over the last year. Such activities have consequences.
We will continue to take a variety of actions at a time and place of our choosing, some of which will not be publicized. In addition to holding Russia accountable for what it has done, the United States and friends and allies around the world must work together to oppose Russia’s efforts to undermine established international norms of behavior and interfere with democratic governance.”
Now these words are quite serious. As you can see, they follow up on Biden’s pledge several months ago, when interviewed that the U.S. would begin cyberattacks to “embarrass and humiliate the Kremlin at a time of [our] choosing.” That pledge is repeated here. So, in other words, at first DHS assessed the hacking of the Democrats’ Convention and assessed that it was Russian in origin…then they flip-flopped and said that it wasn’t. Now it’s “on” again, with Obama telling the public the Russians are going to be held accountable. We’ll come to the main point in a second.
For Donald Trump’s role in all of this, he promised a “reset” with Russian relations, and his words were both accepted and lauded by Putin. Regarding what Obama said in the statements above, Trump spoke to reporters on December 28 and was asked by reporters what his opinion was regarding U.S. intelligence efforts on the matter. His response was not exactly a confidence booster, as such:
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