RUSSIA LAUNCHED ANTI-HACKING CENTER ONE DAY PRIOR TO US ELECTIONS

RUSSIA LAUNCHED ANTI-HACKING CENTER ONE DAY PRIOR TO US ELECTIONS

Over the past couple of days I've been blogging about some very strange goings-on that were taking place during the run-up to the American elections, and immediately thereafter. This has included strange trips of US Secretary of State John "Ketchup" Kerry, cyber-attacks on Russian banks that occurred just as polls were opening in the USA, and an all-too-convenient explosion of a Russian powerplant at the Arctic city of Murmansk, with a population of over 300,000, and in a key region of Russia's defensive system for its naval forces, including the all-important naval and submarine base at nearby Polyarny. In my high octane speculations about these events, I suggested that they were not coincidental, but perhaps either cyber-attacks being staged either to aid Mrs. Clinton, to warn off the Russians, or to prepare a softening up of Russia in conjunction with current NATO deployments against that country in anticipation of a Clinton victory. Howsoever one parsed the motivations and players behind these events, however, I argued that they pointed to coordination and deliberate attack.

There was another story that appeared during the election hoopla and broohaha that tends to confirm these views, and it appeared on Russia's RT news site, and was shared by Ms. S.:

Russia launches dedicated anti-hacking center for defense industry

The timing here is significant in my opinion, for this story appeared on Nov 7 on RT's site, one day before the US elections. Obviously, launching such a center means that this center was in the planning and development stage for some time, and the Kaspersky announcement of cyber attacks a few days later seems to indicate that the center was up and running, coordinating with the world-famous Russian cyber-security firm, in defeating those attacks.

In my high octane speculation of the day, however, the timing of the announcement suggests that the Russians might have been sending a message to the West, namely, that they were expecting something to happen, given all the hysteria in the USA about potential Russian attempts to manipulate the computerized voting machines and attempt to swing the election for Mr. Trump. Personally, I was always quite suspicious of these stories, for Russia's own polling probably showed them what the internal polling for Mr. Trump and Mrs. Clinton were showing them, namely, that she was going to lose, making any such Russian effort not only superfluous, but risky. This was never a real possibility, though we now hear Frau Merkel echoing the Clinton campaign on this score in Germany. The massive amount of voter and election fraud being reported in the USA prior to and during election day suggests that this was mostly coming from inside the USA, and largely from Mrs. Clinton's covert supporters, rather than from Russia.

If the Russians were sending messages, then I suspect that this adds a bit of strength to the argument I've been advancing in the past couple of days, namely, that the Murmansk explosion and the cyber attacks on major Russian banks were part of one operation, a kind of "double whammy," attacking a sensitive military area's infrastructure while simultaneously attacking their banking system. If one had limited countermeasure resources, which would one defend? I don't know about you, but I'd defend the banks, as the military region can be quickly brought back to operational status (and indeed, I doubt that the Murmansk powerplant explosion affected the Russian military bases in the region, would would have their own backup power systems). The more sensitive long term target in such "software wars" would be the banks, and this indeed appears what the Russians successfully defended against.

But whether or not these high octane speculations and interpretations are true or not, one thing this story does indicate is that we are entering the age of cyber-warfare coupled with psychological and economic warfare, and countries will increasingly make use of these techniques and technologies over the coming years and decades when the geopolitical situation is tense.

All the more reason, then, to diffuse those tensions and inaugurate, if not an era of cooperation, then at least one of detente.

See you on the flip side...

53 thoughts on “RUSSIA LAUNCHED ANTI-HACKING CENTER ONE DAY PRIOR TO US ELECTIONS”

  1. Well so long as we are are all going LONG on spooky speculations…..

    What If, the Russians expect good relations with a friendly occupant in the White House to reduce tensions between the two countries? Should anyone under-estimate the political abilities of the incoming POTUS, who has defied all conventional political logic to achieve power. While I have no special insight there are a few simple things he could do to reset the political table without having to consult Congress or rely on any help from the Establishment Media.

    First, withdraw militarily from Syria. Next, announce he will not invoke Article 5 for any NATO country, such as Turkey in the event it happens to be attacked while invading anther country such as Turkey supplying terrorists in Syria. Third, withdraw any and all American support of Ukraine and allow it to topple under its own corruption. Fourth, end all economic sanctions against Russia.

    What could be expected in return? Well, the sky would be no limit.

  2. Upon viewing the utter shock and emotional trauma (real or feigned) displayed by both Democratic elites and everyone of the same ilk down the line from US media figures to people on the street (yes many planted there by Soros.org)……..
    I started thinking how on Earth could, at the very least their elite intelligentsia, have been so blind to what was brewing?
    – Surely they had their own internal polling!
    – Surely they have some smart cunning individuals in the org like Michael Moore (the perfect real life example of character Ellsworth Toohey from Ayn Rand’s “The Fountainhead”) who’d figured out they didn’t have the numbers?
    Yet they were still sooo confident, so complacent that they “had it in the bag” which then leads me to think they knew they would ultimately control through the Diebold systems or otherwise, apparently owned by a Soros company or some other means the election.

    But something very deep and very unexpected WRONG happened……they instead got SMASHED…….

    Now, enter the mysterious visit by John Kerry to Antarctica of all places just as the most powerful nation on the planet was going to the polls………..hmmm?

    My own bootlegged “hi octane” woo woo speculation of the day is…

    Could it be that the Highest level Diplomat of the US and arguably the world didn’t just go there for a “look see” but had been SUMMONED to the Great Southern Continent at such a pivotal moment in modern history?
    Could it be that he met with someone(s) who were there to inform him that the “plan had changed” and that Hillary was not to be the One?

    I get this gut feeling that this is so similar to the events of 9/11 especially in reference to JPF strong speculations that their were 3 levels of covert operations taking place at the same time??? Just as Bush and Cheney had a grand operation planned and were executing on that day, again to ref JPF, something or someone took over and caught them totally off guard.

    Could it be that a similar kind of operation was set to take place by the Satanic Clintons and their ungodly minions, the fix was in, no-one could undue them. They had it all planned, even their after party was set to be something never seen before……and likewise it started out so well in the beginning but then things went to hell in a hand basket….they lost control, the whole operation failed, every pundit proved wrong, every poll a fraud…….JUST LIKE 9/11.

    While at nearly the exact same time KERRY is meeting with WHO in ANTARCTICA?

    Was it that he was being informed that a certain “hidden” power block had decided to change the game?
    And look back at Trump’s victory speech…..he looked in shock, he looked and sounded subdued, he was more than complimentary to Hillary…..why? Perhaps he too knew that him winning was NOT the plan, NOT the agreement he had with the Clintons.

    So perhaps, is there really a “hidden” player in all this? Kerry in Antartica? Trump and Obama somehow now good friends? Obama immediately flying to Europe to explain the unexplainable to the elite cadre there? (read damage control of the highest order) Nearly all Western leaders in shock?

    The Russians? The Chinese? The NAZI Nationale? An alien influence? or just miracle upon miracle the great people of the US citizenry finally woke up and voted Trump? (now that, is perhaps the most “out there” of all the possibilities :))

    Hey but maybe that’s all just crazy stuff from another hack but one from Sth East Australia, cheers

    ps sorry that went on so long guys

    1. E, thanks for the comprehensive reply. Your ‘summoned’ statement is intriguing, given the ‘summoning’ of Obama to the Bariloche area and the possible ‘summoning’ of the Russian Orthodox head to Antarctica. Viewed in a ‘summoning’ mode, it gets very interesting…

      The election is also interesting when viewed in the ‘summoning’ mode. This might, as you say, involve last-minute ‘switching’ of agendas. It kind of reminds me of the Brexit vote, where the mid-upper level of the elite were deriding it all-along while the Queen and the media were boosting it at the last minute. What gives?

      1. Exactly Gos, the “deep game” has been or seems to be in a real state of change…..I suspect some very deep and very significant players (as you say QE2nd) are involved. Brexit shock, Trump shock, next shock???
        Meteors? Aliens?
        Sounds very von Braun I would think…….also to paraphrase Edgar Casey predicted that the US will not be able to come to the world’s assistance at a time of great crisis in the middle east because it will be consumed with civil war….I’m sure we will all “stayed tuned”

  3. If you look at the ownership of the Diebold computerized voting machines during their rise and injection into the voting procedure, you see a strong neocon (and the shadowy figures behind them) connection. If (trying to say that with a straight face) the Diebold machines were compromised, they would be used to promote the neocon (and the shadowy figures behind them) agenda…

    The amazing thing about this election process was that it Exposed the neocons in the Democratic Party power structure. Before, they had been doing their dirty work kind of hunkered-down from a public view. It was a Democratic Party presidency, so it would have Democratic Party values. Right? (Still trying to keep a straight face…)

    So, with the Russians fearing a neocon-backed/led Hillary presidency, would they have been the Good Guys in the Diebold arena? What if they found a way to ‘override’ the vote-rigging software?

    Back in the run-up to the Shrub, Junior (s)election, I watched Dan Rather calling Florida for Gore, based on impeccable polling results. Some time later, a confused Rather – clearly disturbed on TV – retracted that calling-for-Gore. On TV, he explicitly said that he had never seen such a discrepancy between polling and ‘voting’ results. My internals went into the ‘red flag’ zone…

    Given the sophistication of the Diebold machinery since then, the TPB could have ‘pulled-it’ for Hillary quite easily. Hillary 51%, Donald 49%. Plausible deniability….

    Did the Russians truly ‘interfere’ with our elections by disabling the vote-flipping portion of the Diebold software?

    1. On contemplation of the above, two other possibilities occur. Time will tell…

      1) US-based intelligence groups (probably covert) ‘interfered’ with our elections by disabling the vote-flipping portion of the Diebold software.

      2) Trump winning was exactly what was desired (at least by the top elites). Either no Diebold-ing was required, or just what was necessary to get Donald in. (As I said in an earlier comment, Trump’s ‘picks’ in his cabinet and important positions will be his ‘tell’…

      1. You will have noticed, I’m sure, that official exit polling has been pretty much extinct since Gore V Bush. It would seem that it ‘disturbed’ and ‘confused’ the public. I suppose to a dumbed down public, even at that point, it made correspondent and correlating sense, as in like meets like. It makes me sick…….excuse me, it really does…….

        1. Well don’t forget there where also those quirky exit polls that had John “I served in Vietnam” Kerry winning quite handily over Bush in the exit polls by 4% in 2004. How did that work out?

      2. Goshawk, I’m inclined to your postulate #1, to wit:
        Recall that the FBI announcement to reopen the investigation came at a time (what timing!) when the Hildabest and core team were in the air, and ‘mysteriously’ all wi-fi was out (read: disabled). Who has the power/access to pinpoint that particular flight and blackout satcom while the rest of the world was being made aware of the hammer blow. Things that make ya say “hmmmm”.
        Whether this guy and associates were involved, SOMETHING BIG went down that day on the 3D chessboard, and the Clintonistas bandwagon hit the slippery slope.
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ov5kvWSz5LM

  4. Perhaps the Russian civil war has resumed and the US election was just a proxy war for the opposing forces in Russia? Representing the Stalinist forces are Hillary and Obama with their reincarnated Kaganovich in Rahm Emmanuel. . Representing the Trotskyites is Bernie Sanders. And representing the Czarist forces is Donald Trump who is being controlled be KGB honey trap Melania Trump. The deplorables are the White Russians and the despicables are the Reds.

    1. HA HA HA.. Calling Mrs Trump a Honeypot? HAA HAA.. I’d say more Golddigger than Honeypot.. but then again, I’m not an evil enemy spy….

  5. The “launching” of the hacking center must have been a lot like the “launching” of a certain facility in a western state as open for business. It was a public statement meant for public consumption. My gambit is played on the idea these were in use before their official openings for special projects as soon as the computer systems were installed and communications established. Even corporations want a demonstration of a data center’s ability to run corporate business before production runs. Its a fact of corporate life.

    If the attacker was an external source, one has to consider the possibility that the cyber attack was heavily damped by this new facility. But my thinking is very different. I would not rule out this being a direct demonstration of their cyber warfare capabilities. If their data center was the attacker it would be a way to troubleshoot their offensive and defensive capability as a drill. The Russians have been running drills for WWIII. Why not cyber-warfare too? Now if that is true, leave it to the Russians to shoot a real bird at the election tampering idea by saying if they were going to intervene at all, they have a much different target in mind. And if this was a Russian drill they may have just removed the banking system cyber-attack card from the table. Such a demonstration would be aimed at Mr. Global both as a warning and as a threat.

    1. If anyone had a reason to start WW3, it was Russia after we sunk the Kursk within the first several months of Putin’s first term. He didn’t and I think he still wouldn’t even instigate one. Not because the Russians would lose, but maybe because they would win in a heartbeat and then Putin wouldn’t know what to do with a country full of dumbbells. Forget the nukes, unless Soros and friends are near the ‘buttons.’

  6. From my perspective the battle is between public power[the people] and private power[corporate robots.
    One for the living Earth and her beings.
    The other for the corporate robots and their dead rock, Earth – to exploit it, along with her living beings.

    1. EXACTLY Robert .. totally agree .. Whether Trump has been placed there by the forces of light or the forces of darkness is yet to be revealed .. Fingers crossed .. it’s the former.. But none the less .. this is NO accident .. he has been placed there for a reason .. “The Cosmic War” .. “Sinister Forces” .. “Ruled by Secrecy” .. “Tragedy and Hope” .. I could go on and on .. You guys know what I mean !!

  7. Everyone seems to be losing the plot over the Trump/Clinton victory .. Frankly .. I find it all quite amazing .. Whoever was MEANT to win .. won .. simple as that .. No one coincidentally or accidentally won this election .. Don’t fall for the Soros induced distraction and derision … You are being played .. big time .. The “parasites” are working tirelessly to tear America to shreds and it appears to be working .. Beware .. for if “they” cant do it financially .. then “they” will do it socially .. and that appears to be well under way …

    1. Right, Bannon came out of Goldman Sachs, just like many Hillary people.

      Trump was bailed out of bankruptcy in the early 1990s by Wilbur Ross, he certainly has ties to John Kerry. And Ross in the 1980s was a managing director of Rothschild USA. Later he was something of a hedge fund guy, before they were called hedge funds.

      Trump is likely to nomination John Bolton to be Sec of State or Defense, he’s a warmonger like Hillary and Cheney.

      1. Lost, I certainly hope he doesn’t take Bolton who, I agree, is a big time war monger. We’ve had enough wars for a few decades and he may just be floating names. He admitted we spent trillions on wars (most by bush) and could have rebuilt the country twice. I would like to see the infrastructure rebuilt as well as halting drugs entrance into the country, but the banks probably need the drug money to remain afloat (joke but may have merit).

    2. Are you kidding? The ways with which we have ALREADY been conquered are too numerous to enumerate. Everything they have changed and insist on to make your life better is actually taking down your health and worst of all, the psych brainwashing that goes with it, works like a charm. The average person of 45 or under is as dumb as a box of rocks. Yes, Joseph, California leads the way and I don’t think that is an accident.

      As for me, no good deed goes unpunished and I am paying for all of them, a lifetime of interfering with their plans.
      Originally, Poppy Bush sent them (CIA) around to kill me, a more personal vendetta, but they failed repeatedly and I guess it has something to do with how I would get my information as a natural ESPer. And they haven’t figured out yet that as long as they keep torturing me with their directed electromagnetics, I’ll keep fighting them, but with less ESP as it has diminished with age, and I’m glad of that! But since I was born that way, it’s unpredictable and THEY know that. So no one, not even me, knows what I might do next, but nothing dramatic in years. What I already have done throughout a lifetime I’ve lost count of. And being a victim of their evil (most people don’t seem to know how evil, evil can be) has for to stop.

      They even tell my doctors what to do and what not to do to make my life worse on pain of losing their medical license. I know because one told me the truth and didn’t do what they told him and he was gone that week. I was thinking of deleting this, but I think I’ll let it stand. It’s the only way I can yell help even if no one hears.

        1. Not familiar with that, but the kind of weaponry I’m talking about, which can be used to target individuals or armies, was ‘outed’ evidently before being officially classified, (phasers on stun, Scotty) in an April, 1997 issue of “US News and World Report”. Many are being ‘harassed’ using it. You can look it up under ‘EM harassment’ and other neat things under ‘digital meter safety.’ Why do you suppose they went all digital? My reception isn’t any better since then.

          1. The main character had ESP and apparently remote viewing abilities and was being held by some gubmit agency from which he escaped. He ended up at a house with a single mother and small boy and helped them using his abilities unbeknownst to them. Anyway the agents tracked him down and took custody once again and the boy was distraught over it. That’s about it. db

  8. I watched the video of the blast and this is your typical transformer being not able to handle the high voltage that typically is the top two high tension wires on the top of telephone polls. These transformers reduce the voltage amount and then power is routed to the wires on the bottom of the poles and these lead to your home or business. These blow all the time because here in the states for example the top wires carry around 66,000 volts and your home is typically running on 240. The transformer did its job and did not allow power to route to the lower power lines which would caused massive damage. Here in Florida where there are lots of lightning causing power spikes they blow all the time and when they do they look just what was going on in the video. The tell tale signs is the continued sparks as high voltage is still entering the transformer but it can’t leave the other side so the sparks.

    1. All electrical/electronic devices have a specified power rating which is typically ~ -3db (give or take) what they are capable of handling. It is entirely possible to hack the load and exceed this amount. Whether or not this is what happened remains to be determined and I’m not entirely sure the Russians would say so if it was. They would most likely respond in kind.

    1. One thing that needs to be factored into all the current goings on– the alliance shifting, the subterfuge, Trump, etc is the Russian mafia. It is an entity with tremendous reach, power, and skill and probably rivals if not surpasses many of the other power players on the world scene, including intelligence services, international fascists, even governments. It is supremely influential in not just Russia, but also Israel, western and eastern Europe and the probably the United States. Whenever i see Rudolph Guiliani, I’m seeing the federal prosecutor who cleared out NY of the Italian mob and paved the way for the Russian mob to move in. On a cynical hunch, if I were to make a guess at what power faction has a hold over Donald Trump, my first guess would be the Russian mafia, if I was inclined to think he was in somebody’s pocket. And if I could think of one force that could persuade the Israeli government to change their tune regarding Russia, it would be the Russian mafia.

      I think the biggest rival the western intelligence services have now in the illegal drug trade is the Russian mafia. Perhaps there might be a turf war taking place right now in this regard. I would also surmise that the Russian mafia has tremendous intel capabilities including immense hacking capabilities. I suspect, that while the Russian mafia doesn’t take orders from Putin, they have come to recognize that a more prosperous future for this criminal organization lies in the prosperity and well being of Russia. The Eurasian plum is in most likely in their sights as well.

  9. As usual it’s blame the victim Russia hacking USSA elections wasn’t there a tv series in the sixties about that. Except it was the other way around it was the USSA hacking other nations elections titled “Mission Impossible” they who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.

    1. Wasn’t Alexis Tocqueville who said when he came to the USSA he found material more fit for the theater than for the real world. Smoke and mirrors fantasy has always been the meme of our elites reality is a dirty word for our oligarchs.

  10. Sorry haven’t heard of the Clinton campaign doing any vote stealing on election day. During the primaries yes. And in fact like those stolen democratic primaries, the exit polls of election day (Nov 8th) show someone else, not Trump, winning the Electoral College. That someone else for election day is of course Hillary Clinton. In the Democratic primaries it would of course be Bernie Sanders.

    Not like Hillary Clinton has asked for recounts of Florida, Arizona, North Carolina, and maybe Michigan. Someone might then ask about the Democratic primaries in the spring of 2016. (The Republican primaries exit-polled by the same firm, using the same methods, made perfect predictions for the fraction of the primary vote going to each Republican primary candidate.)

    Another stolen US presidential election, like 2004. That’s 3 in 16 years.

    1. According to the final tallies, Trump won both the popular and electoral votes. Hitlery has no recourse other than to somehow bribe enough electoral voters into voting for her or doing the same with congress, should that fail, to overturn the electoral college. I have no doubts that it won’t be tried, but I don’t see it happening. We are stuck with Trump for better or worse.

      1. WD:

        Hillary won the popular vote by more than a million votes. No one, except you, disputes this.

        And your statement is so out of touch with the truth that anything else you post is immediately suspect.

        Now, note I said nothing about vote totals and the electoral college. I said “exit polling”. Just like Ohio in 2004.

          1. WD:

            Thank you.

            Hillary stole the primary from Sanders, or very likely did, via hacking of electronic voting machines in something like 12 states. This is what exit polls show.

            Then for the general election it looks like vote machine hacking in 4 swing states stole the electoral college for Trump.

            We of course will never see detailed audits of these votes.

            And California hasn’t been fully counted yet, for either the general election or democratic primary, that’s where Hillary gets at least a million more votes than Trump in the popular vote.

        1. Well lost at least you chose you name well.

          First the popular vote is irrelevant due to the electoral college system. It was designed that way on purpose to prevent the large population states from running roughshod over the smaller.

          Second a lot of states don’t count all the votes. If they have a quarter million mail in ballots and the race is decided by a million they don’t count the mail in ones in several states. So even if she won the “votes counted” she may not have won the “votes cast”.

          Third is the massive cheating votes. California only requires a drivers license so even non-citizens can vote there and do. In New York it is even worse with the poll operators unable to ask for ID. You can vote as many times as you want and they’ve been caught on tape bragging about how they’ve “been busing people around for 50 years and we ain’t stopping now”. There are 3-4 million dead people on the voter lists. Some have voted 3-5 times since they died.

          Before you start to say “but both sides cheat” let me say that normally that would be true. Sad fact but USA presidential politics is usually won by the group that cheats the best. But this time the republican elite didn’t want Trump either. They wouldn’t even do legal stuff and spent zero dollars on his campaign compared to $42 million on Romney’s in 2012. If they aren’t doing the legal stuff they sure aren’t doing the illegal.

          With all of that a 600,000 difference in popular vote out of 125 million is not even statistically significant.

          1. TRM,

            Right, I’m aware of the popular vote not being real relevant.

            However it appears that Hillary Clinton also won the electoral college. But she’s not asking for recounts of FL, PA, AZ, and MI.

            Do try to follow along, you’ve completely ignored my point.

            In person voter fraud is next to no existent. Also I wouldn’t go implying that the electoral votes of NY were going to anyone but Hillary. Now Hillary likely had the results in NY tweaked in her favor during the NY democratic primary. Again, do try to follow along.

  11. With Soros bringing his “color revolutions” to the USSA (something Trump must address along with the Clinton fiasco) and the somewhat obvious hacking of Russia, I think we are seeing Mr. Global sensing his end game is in sight and testing the waters to see just what he can get away with.
    We live in interesting times, indeed; our way forward as a species is unclear; and the current path we are on is self destructive.

  12. If your soldiers hardware is not up to snuff you go preemtive thru a hard cyber attack. A country in disarray is more easy to pray on. Then send your soldiers in and voila lots of blood on both sides.

    I find it doubtfull Hillary would wait after inauguration to bring her evil plan into action. The more death the more she brisks up and feels healthy and boy does she need that evil energy now more then ever. Clever too, how many would see a war coming before her inauguration? I think the Clintons are so toxic they can’t function in a non evil environment.

    Sad part is they infected so much local people too with their insane voodoo which was the whole point of their exercise. They where so sure infact they infected enough people that they reached a turning point of allways win, win, win.

    I think the non infected better stay alert, we are not out of the woods yet!! Especially if the riot video’s are to go by that it is our prodgeny that is mainly infected besides the parasites themselves.

    1. Neru:

      Trump can find a way start other wars, not with Russia, but say with China.

      And given that Trump looks like he wants to appoint John Bolton to Sec. of Defense, that’s a warmonger of Hillary Clinton’s ilk. So instead of war with Russia via Syria, it could be war with Russia via Iran.

  13. Have the Russians figured out Time travel or are they just really lucky?
    They call for Meteor defenses, not 1 yr goes by and BAFF a meteorite gets zapped into dust over SIberia.. After Russians declare making Lazer Guns with undreamed of technology.. (to coin a term from Tesla.. which is probably why they used those words..) They open an Anti Hack Centre 1 day before a massive DDoS attack ‘should ‘ have closed down Russian banking for at least à day or two..
    They speak of Tectonic consequences, and biff, Earthquake in Italie.. (Who are becoming very pro Russian.) I’m telling ya.. Time and gravity.. they’re linked, I’m sure..
    Didnt people write about the Gods looking at events through time when they were on their Vimanas or Shem’s or Sky Rooms or whatever they called them..

    1. Knowledge of future events would be predictive programming on steroids. Similar to prophecy, it might tend to be self fulfilling. Those with the access to said technology would use it for all the wrong reasons even if their intent was good.

      1. Hi WD – Im mostly trolling more than anything else.. But think about it.. How can anything you see in the future be anything else other than self fulfilling. ‘troll emoticon’

  14. But we all know that detente doesn’t sell those otherwise unsaleable F35s, so expect more of same.

    My crystal ball tells me we are in for an extended period of turmoil as Mr. Global fights a losing battle to re-establish control and put the nationalist genie back in the bottle, and failing that seeks to crush the serfs’ revolt and reset to a new equilibrium. Not that anyone paying attention needs any great insight to see that coming.

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