Obama Admin propaganda machine now running full bore
(INTELLIHUB) — Outgoing President Barack Obama has ordered the expulsion of 35 suspected Russian spies and imposed sanctions on two Russian intelligence agencies over unsubstantiated allegations that they were involved in hacking during the 2016 presidential election.
Branding the diplomats as “intelligence operatives,” the US State Department said they had just 72 hours to leave the country.
U.S. intelligence agencies claim Russia was behind hacks into the Democratic National Commitee (DNC) ahead of the Nov. 8 presidential election. Intelligence officials also say that the Russian cyber attacks were aimed at helping Trump defeat Hillary Clinton in a landslide victory.
However, Obama administration has failed to produce any hard evidence that Russia was behind any of the hacks and has instead resorted to malevolent speculation and unfounded conclusions.
The Russian Embassy in London has responded on Twitter by saying Obama was engaging in “Cold War deja vu.”
“President Obama expels 35 (Russian) diplomats in Cold War deja vu. As everybody, incl “American) people, will be glad to see the last of this hapless Adm.,” tweeted the official Russian embassy in London.
Kremlin press-secretary Dmitry Peskov said that Obama’s actions were the manifestation of “an unpredictable and even aggressive foreign policy,” but was quick to say there would be no need to rush with counter measures against Washington.
Allegations by U.S. intelligence agencies that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally directed efforts to intervene in the U.S. election process by hacking mostly Democrats have made tensions between the two world powers boil over.
“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,” Obama said in a statement from vacation in Hawaii.
It is very apparent that Obama wants to start another Cold War with Russia before he leaves the Oval Office and Trump takes over. Obama is essentially attempting to achieve what Hillary Clinton failed to do: go to war with Russia.