Russia Today Declares war on USA
If the KGB regime of Vladimir Putin is looking to “reset” relations with the world’s only superpower, rather than to ratchet up cold-war tension, it sure has a funny way of showing it. Dripping with anti-American poison, a recent RT item on Kremlin-controlled propaganda network Russia Today recently threatened that Russian hackers would cause satellites to drop out of the sky on Los Angeles at will if America wasn’t careful.
Quoting an anonymous Russian hacker, RT gleefully proclaimed that America is a “juicy target” for assault by Russians:
Everything is dependent on computers now. Bank cards, phones – everything functions through a computer, through an operating system. And all of it can be broken into and destroyed. I don’t know if Americans are afraid of us, but we’re definitely not afraid of them. Half of our country is made up of hackers, why would we be afraid of the Americans? When we are the ones stealing their products and their software.
Then RT quoted Nikita Sinitsyn, Editor-in-Chief of Hacker magazine (“a how-to Russian publication”).
The scariest thing about what a hacker can do is not money loss, but human lives. Hypothetically, if a hacker broke into a system of satellite control, made satellites crash into each other and fall to Earth, let’s say, in Los Angeles, that’s scary. Systems containg state secrets being broken into by hackers – maybe that’s not such a bad thing. This doesn’t influence individual human lives. That’s something that states and corporations should worry about.
In case you missed it, that’s scary. Americans should be scared. Of Russians. Dangerous Russians. Better do what they say.
RT finishes as if boasting about the power of Russian crime: “The Russian police’s cybercrime division named ‘Department K’ has warned many times that Russian hackers are the strongest in the world. And it’s extremely hard to catch a hacker red-handed.”
The Kremlin mouthpiece never stops for a single second, of course, to ask whether the Russian government might be supporting these hackers, who launched a massive attack on Estonia a few years ago when hostility with Russia erupted over a World War II Soviet memorial, and who did the same against Georgia last August. Western analysts have concluded that the Russian government was in fact behind those attacks, as we’ve previously reported, but RT simply ignored that fact, acting as if these hackers were acting entirely on their own.. It makes no attempt to confront the Russian government with its failure to reign in the hackers, and to the contrary appears to be, speaking on the Kremlin’s behalf, reveling in the cyber terrorism that these criminals are capable of inflicting on the West.
This is “journalism” as the Kremlin sees it.
It’s almost as if the Kremlin were admitting that Russia’s conventional military is totally incapable of confronting the West in any serious way, and warning that it is prepared to use the tactics of Osama bin Laden to harm the West by any means possible.
Which is, in fact, basically the truth.