The "threat" the United States has made towards #Russia over the consistent e-mail hacks is that it will respond proportionately. Initially, the impulse reaction over the recent waves of DDoS attacks on Friday morning and afternoon, was that it was an attack by Russia on America's internet infrastructure which was enough for major organizations that rely on those services to slam the brakes and require a proportionate response. But there is little clue as to what this means and in early October, questions to the U.S. State Department did not get a direct answer. But recent reports claim that the CIA is preparing for a cyber #war with Russia and yet another says that Russia is warning their citizens that the United States is preparing to attack Russian soil and instructing citizens to prepare for and seek out bomb shelters.
Donald Trump is Russia's Trojan horse
There was always a logical end to Trump's Putin infatuation: that he would pick a fight with democracy itself. https://t.co/KFYrmblZ0q— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) October 21, 2016
There is no doubt that relations between Russia and the U.S. are far more tense than they've ever been. On a broad level, there is the assumption that Russia is tampering with the election, to help elect Donald Trump. Reasons for this are clear in the candidate's support of #Vladimir Putin and the initial involvement of Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort, who was forced to leave his campaign due to allegations that he took money from the Kremlin, when he was an adviser to former Ukrainian president Yanukovych; a Putin loyalist who fled during the 2014 uprising, which triggered a civil war between pro-Russian forces and Ukrainian troops in the Donbass, and the taking of Crimea.
This would not be a concern if the candidate were not so close to being elected president, which allows a series of events to align, making this election year one that will bring drastic change. And with the U.S. trying to negotiate with Russian power in Syria, who are just as anxious to wait out any negotiations until after Election Day; the Syrian Civil War is already reason enough to bring both super powers to fight, as the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, clearly out of patience, committed to make a move that was sure to infuriate Russia. The U.S. has thus refused to unite with Russia until they stop bombing Syrian civilians, in order to attack extremists. But the Russian military wants America's intelligence and the U.S. is reluctant to provide any.
Russian hostility toward Americans
The State Department was asked about an American diplomat being attacked by a Russian security officer after already revealing his credentials. Last November a report by RFERL stated that others had their drinks drugged at a hotel bar in St. Petersberg, both resulting in failed investigations due to either lack of evidence when there was none or an unwillingness to follow through. In relation to the State Department -- as noted in a previous article about Iran Houthis, a report for a Russian news outlet posed questions about Syria, asking whether the U.S. condoned the killing of civilians in Aleppo or if the United States was providing protection for terrorists.
Warring with Russia
Russian and Syrian state media have accused the U.S. government of supporting ISIS, or when the U.S. military "accidentally" attacked Syrian troops last month as they were apparently facing ISIS, the incident was spun to show it was "proof" that the U.S. was supporting terrorists. Different Russian state media sources continue to allude to this, in op-eds and through suggestion. And since its been shown in the past that Russian propaganda has gone as far as to fabricate footage and reports, Hillary supporters and her campaign have suggested that the recent emails -- of a series released by Wikileaks -- could very well have been fabricated, and have decided to ignore them. Many of these accusation against them are what Putin's media organizations refer to as Russianophobia. At the very least, through propaganda, the media, exhaustive measures of diplomacy, and finally, through our candidates, America is already at war with Russia.