The whole Russian hacking fake news is going too far and Obama is poking the bear in retaliation.
The White House is ready to retaliate against Russia for its supposed influence on the 2016 presidential election in the form of cyberattacks. Those responses will come in the form of sanctions and diplomacy, according to U.S. officials.
The actions are expected to include expanded sanctions and diplomatic measures, the officials said, in what the administration deems a proportional response to a Russian operation that went beyond cyber hacking activities common among nations.
John Brennan, makes it clear in his interview with NPR, that the actions against Russia is a bad idea.
The director of the Central Intelligence Agency, said the United States should not retaliate against Russian hacking.
“I don’t think we should resort to some of the tactics and techniques that our adversaries employ against us,” Brennan told NPR. “I think we need to remember what we’re fighting for. We’re fighting for our country, our democracy, our way of life, and to engage.
“And the skullduggery that some of our opponents and adversaries engage in, I think is beneath this country’s greatness.”
Brennan also discussed the war in Syria, saying he did not believe it was over despite the city of Aleppo being taken over by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
“Aleppo’s fall, to me, is not a sign that there is going to be an end to this conflict because I am convinced that many, many of those oppositionists, the ones who are trying to reclaim their country for their families, for their neighbors, for their children, will continue to fight,” Brennan said.
“This insurgency is not going to go away until there is some type of viable and genuine political process that will bring to power in Damascus a government that is representative of the Syrian people and really will try to repair and recover from this awful war,” he added. Read More at: newsmax.com