FBI Director: US Could Be Retaliating Against Russia Secretly

FBI Director: US Could Be Retaliating Against Russia Secretly | Insists lack of public response doesn’t mean US isn’t doing anything

Speaking today at an event in Washington DC, FBI Director James Comey rejected the idea that the US was not doing anything about “Russian cyber threats” and allegations of hacks by Russia against US interests, saying that the lack of public response doesn’t mean the US isn’t doing anything.

We have a variety of tools that we as a government can use to deter behavior on the Internet outside of norms,” Comey insisted, adding that a lot of the things the US can do against the Russians or others wouldn’t necessarily be visible to the public.

Absent in his comments are the paucity of actual evidence that Russia was involved in the hacks that officials have blamed them for, which have centered on the argument that Russia probably wants to meddle in the election, so anything with any impact on the election is probably Russia.

There were already speculations over the past few months, however, that US officials had launched cyberattacks against Russian infrastructure. So far there hasn’t been much evidence for this either, though Comey’s comments will doubtless raise speculations of that.

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  • Bianca

    Our own allies are distancing themselves visibly and pointedly from the Russia craze. Particularly Asian powers, Japan and Korea. By insanely pushing the Russia card, we lost Turkey. We lost Iran for similar reason — either you are our vasal, or else. Else it was — but the ultimate threat was not achievable for the lack of global support. We are losing Pakistan in order to desparately show some “wins” in India. A phyrric victory — as India has also firm foothold in Russia-China camp. We are loosing Phillipynes. Japan is openly turning to Russia for economic and energy cooperation. Korea is going to participate in the development of Russia’s Far East and has a huge economic stake in China. Our President talks of Russia’s economy as if in depression, even though it is many times healthier then our debt crushed economy. As Trump said — we are just not winning any more. It is a polite way yo say we are losing big time. And he is also doubly right that we have an ideology based foreign policy — not based on interests. And now in the name of an ideology of a small cabal — US will engage in harming the livelihood of other people that have not harmed us. Time for the cabal to go. And it will not be long that the Deplorables in Germany and France get their ossified leaders out of power to revive economy.

    • TellTheTruth-2

      Read about the REAL CROOKS … FROM RUSSIA WITH MONEY Hillary Clinton, the Russian Reset, and Cronyism … (right click) .. http://www.g-a-i.org/u/2016/08/Report-Skolkvovo-08012016.pdf

    • Bill Rood

      While I’m reluctant to see a further reduction in the US standard of living — my kids and grandkids live here, too — I must say for the sake of the rest of the world and the ultimate survival of humanity, “faster, please.”

  • TellTheTruth-2

    Google “comey clinton bank” and start to study. You will be shocked.

    James Comey is just trying to change the subject from his BOWING to the Clinton Crime Family. In truth, he appears to be more a part of it than has been realized. Once I realized he was on the board of HSBC bank and on the board of the Clinton Foundation, I can connect the dots and realize not only are the CIA drug runners as part of the Bush/Clinton “narco” Crime Family; but, James Comey is part of it too. That’s why he refused to do his job and let the criminals running the USA get away without any criminal charges.

  • Bill Rood

    If the Russian government or intelligence services are in any way involved with these recent hacks, they are just as likely to be retaliation for NSA hacks already committed against Russian technology as the sequence Comey is suggesting. Since everything is secret, by definition we will never know.

    However, we do know of Snowden’s revelations, and we know what Stuxnet was and who was behind, a far more serious breach of “norms” than mere theft and leak of information. Is the hand-wringing over the election a case of guilt and projection?

    One of my fears at this point is that if the wrong person wins the election in November, the elites have set the narrative that the Russians stole the election for Trump. This could be used as an excuse to justify a military coup.

    • TellTheTruth-2

      Right on the damage the NSA does to the USA .. even to the point of tapping Merkel’s phone. But, if Trump is elected, I see him building the military back up WITHOUT depleting it with more Ziocon wars. I suspect the people in the military would enjoy a buildup without war.

      • Bill Rood

        While I see Trump as less dangerous than Clinton, I prefer Jill Stein’s position: redirect military spending to infrastructure, education, health care and a Green New Deal. jil2016.com

        I truly regret having to support Clinton by not voting for the LOTE (Trump), but I must fight for the greater good.

        • TellTheTruth-2

          LOL .. I get it. I voted for Rosanne Barr and Cindy Sheehan in 2012, the PEACE girls. And, in California, it may not matter who I vote for, it’s 2/3 Democrat.

  • TellTheTruth-2

    FBI Director Comey was board member of HSBC – Clinton Foundation & Drug Cartel ‘bank of choice’ …. (right click) … http://21stcenturywire.com/2016/07/13/fbi-director-comey-board-member-of-clinton-foundation-connected-bank-hsbc/ … the more I study Comey, the more he looks like just another member of the Bush/Clinton “narco” Crime Families.

  • Never believe the FBI or any other three letter agency. Jun 13, 2016 ISIS-inspired citizen known to FBI: Facts behind deadliest US mass shooting in Orlando

    The attacker had worked for the world’s largest security services firm G4S since 2007 and carried a gun as part of his duties, the company said, adding that the company has been trying to ascertain whether any guns used in the attack were related to Mateen’s work.


    • Bill Rood

      Never believe the FBI or any other three letter agency.

      I agree and would like to point out that applies to ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, PBS, NPR, CNN and BBC.

      On the other hand, RT is only two letters. Press tv, Canary are more than three. All are far more trustworthy sources of information than the three letter outfits.

      • I have discovered that over the last decade. Thanks for your advise. I also know ad share this with others who are young.

        9/23/1975 Tom Charles Huston Church Committee Testimony

        Tom Charles Huston testified before the Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities, commonly known as the Church Committee, on the 43-page plan he presented to the President Nixon and others on ways to collect information about anti-war and “radical” groups, including burglary, electronic surveillance, and opening of mail.