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How timely that an article outlining your particular group of logical fallacies would appear today in the Washington Post. If you want to cut to the chase, Crtl F the link below for “poor attribution.” That’s your approach in a nutshell.
“One thing the WikiLeaks files accomplished is they made and and all accusations of Russian hacking, and of links between Trump and Russia, utterly meaningless in one fell swoop. ”
I have followed your posts for many years and enjoyed them, particularly when you could still differentiate between fact and assertion. I have an incredibly low level of trust for the CIA but I still find myself disappointed to read statements like that above and you taking it as a given that Obama backed off in order to avoid assassination. That’s some real tin-foil hat stuff and I always pictured you in a fedora.
It would be fair to say that accusations of Russian hacking are suspect in the context of the latest revelations but not “meaningless” nor, how did you phrase it “utterly blown to pieces.” I’m not going to play your polarization game where Russia = Good and CIA = Bad. You used to do nuance quite well but now…in the words of your new hero…”Sad!”
It’s still quite possible that Russia subverted our election process and it’s still quite possible that we know this from multiple sources rather than a single avenue where the Dark State (whatever TF that is around here from one moment to the next) planted a smoking gun with Vlad’s prints all over it (“You coppers got it all wrong I tell ya…I’ve been framed!!!”). I agree that Snowden and some others should get medals rather than condemnation but wouldn’t necessarily say that about Assange until I see his pay stubs. Putin should get one too for working with a crap budget, a good temperament and a heart of gold (It’s gold right? Something down the periodic chart…maybe Plutonium?).
Trump will start a shooting war long before he does anything about the Hydra you call the Deep State. He is cross-breeding with reptiles as we speak and making the swamp warmer, deeper and more fetid. If he’s our only remaining hope then, as the saying goes, ” Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.”
I’m going down my list of formerly rejected POTUS candidates like they were old girlfriends I let get away. Romney looked so bad a few years ago and looks like Lincoln today. There are others. Sigh.