Back in 2009, the Obama administration attempted to mend tensions with Russia in the most cringeworthy way possible. Apparently, the geniuses thought it would be cute to present Russia with a literal “reset button,” presented to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov by none other than Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Perhaps prescient of just how much of a fail this foreign policy attempt would prove to be was the fact that Team Obama mucked up the translation for the word “reset” on the button it presented to Russia; instead featuring the word “overload.”
That was hardly President Obama and Secretary Clinton’s worst foreign policy disaster, however.
It’s been nearly seven years since that peace offering, and have relations improved? Of course not. Earlier this week, Washington suspended diplomatic contacts with Moscow over failed efforts to end the war in Syria and President Vladimir Putin put on hold a deal with the U.S. on disposing weapons-grade plutonium, as reported by ABC News. Then earlier today, Secretary of State John Kerry called for Russia, along with the Syrian government, to be investigated for war crimes after numerous strikes on hospitals, medical facilities and children.
Now, the Obama administration has come out and boldly accused the Russians of hacking with the intent of interfering with our election process.
Via Politico:The Obama administration on Friday said it is “confident” that the Russian government is responsible for the hacking of the Democratic National Committee and other political organizations in recent months.
“These thefts and disclosures are intended to interfere with the US election process,” Jeh Johnson, the secretary of homeland security, and James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, said in a statement. “Such activity is not new to Moscow—the Russians have used similar tactics and techniques across Europe and Eurasia, for example, to influence public opinion there. We believe, based on the scope and sensitivity of these efforts, that only Russia’s senior-most officials could have authorized these activities.”They “urge state and local election officials to be vigilant and seek cybersecurity assistance” from the Department of Homeland Security.
Speaking of interfering with the US election process, remember when the DHS wanted to take over the election process by declaring it “critical infrastructure,” which would give it the same level of control of security over the election as they have over our electric power grid? They trying to find another excuse to intervene now? Somehow, having Obama’s DHS “helping” with our election process is actually the opposite of comforting.
Not only must the Obama administration be frustrated with the hack, it must be frustrated that their own corruption is being fought with opposing corruption.
Yeah, Russia’s just another example of the wonderful impact of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy “achievements.”