Daniel Lazare on Russiagate, Atlantic Council, Saudi interests

In the great recent essay by Alligator Ed, James Comey fired! Watch out Hillary!, there was a discussion that included the perspective of a person who appears to believe Russia hacked the DNC. I think the following article by Daniel Lazare at lays out some of the reasons I don't believe Russia hacked the DNC and includes reasons why this hollow Russiagate scenario is loaded with the potential to destroy life on earth.

laissez le bon temps rouler ...

aah, juicy crime thriller, isn't it?

Macron team blasts 'massive hacking attack' on eve of vote

The campaign team of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron on Friday confirmed it had suffered a "massive and coordinated hacking attack" after internal documents were released online, slamming an attempt at "democratic destabilisation".

Time for a really good root cellar?

Or maybe a well-supplied tornado shelter, given the weather that climate change has given us lately? Or ...?

The Russian leaders, who, unlike the Western liars, speak the truth, have said clearly that Russia will never again fight a war on her own territory. The Russians couldn’t put it more clearly. Provoke a war, and we will destroy you on your own territory.

We're dead, many of us. And probably very soon.

Was Trump's strike all about North Korea?

Trump's missile strike hasn't made a lot of sense as something directed at Russia or Syria, minimally damaging as it was. Or as a message worth the blowback, to placate the neocons - they'll never be satisfied until we've annihilated ourselves.

So here's another interpretation, from Ilargi:

Do-it-yourself Diplomacy. Are you the "One"?

The Center for Citizen Initiatives trains people like us to be Citizen Ambassadors for the American People. They then arrange our trips to nations where we can act as authentic Ambassadors — modifying the message of the corporate tools and Neocon bullies that the US State Department sends to spread chaos, weapons, fear, and aggression abroad. We will have an opportunity to represent a broader spectrum of the hearts and minds of the American People.

There are open positions for Ambassadors to Russia beginning later this spring. You've been invited to apply and to help prevent a war that neither the people of Russia nor the people of the United States want.

Today in Russia-related news

CDC Health Alert

Due to a nationwide outbreak of Russian Agents hiding under America's beds the CDC has issued these guidelines.

1) Resist the urge to reach under your bed and grab him. Remember he's just as scared of you as you are of him. He'll likely try to bite you.

2) Talk in a calm voice. Preferably a Russian lullaby. Then draw him out with food.

3) Let him smell your hand before trying to pet him. Be gentle.