Trump and Pompeo spreading contradictory lies on cyber attack by mere guessing

 WASHINGTON: Contradicting his secretary of state and other top officials, President Donald Trump on Saturday (Dec 19) suggested without evidence that China - not Russia - may be behind the cyber espionage operation against the United States and tried to minimise its impact....He also claimed the media are “petrified” of “discussing the possibility that it may be China (it may!)."

There is no evidence to suggest that is the case. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said late Friday that Russia was “pretty clearly” behind the operation against the United States.

“This was a very significant effort and I think it’s the case that now we can say pretty clearly that it was the Russians that engaged in this activity,” Pompeo said in the interview with radio talk show host Mark Levin....It is not clear whether Pompeo got that message before his interview, but officials are now scrambling to figure out how to square the disparate accounts....

If the hackers are indeed from Russia’s SVR foreign intelligence agency, as experts believe, their resistance may be tenacious.  AP

This is probably the first time the two top liars in America have come out and contradicted each other, and both did not have any concrete evidence but simply guessing and assuming. Pompeo insisted that the attack was from Russia.  Trump discounted it and suggested it was likely to be China. 

This is their standard tactics, anyhow accused, anyhow attacked without the need for proof or evidence. Remember WMD to murder Saddam Hussein and invade Iraq leading to the destruction of that country and hundreds of thousands of death and maimed? No war crimes, no condemnation by the righteous and arrogant western media, just another day, another episode of American aggression, just a cup of tea.

With Trump's ship sinking and Pompeo aiming to be the next President, it is time for him to show his colour, to prove who is the smarter idiot of the two. Pompeo is now outright going against Trump, showing to the daft Americans that he is the smarter clown, smarter than clown Trump.

Without any evidence, as the experts acknowledged, they just accused, like all the accusations against China and Huawei. How to trust these rogues as leaders of the most powerful evil Empire not to do harm to the rest of the world with their lies and guess works?

And it is also good to note that their cybersecurity is in shit. 18,000 organisations being attacked, probably more that were unknown. Now what is so great about American technology and IT? Antique, outdated. The enemies are many times more advanced and could hack into their systems at will and they could do nothing about it, not knowing who did it and barking and snarling at shadows.

This is how great America has become, counting from the bottom. Did Trump make America great? Would the clueless sleepy Joe do better?  He would probably blindly continue the work Trump designed and plotted for him to do to outdone clown Trump. The decline of the evil American Empire is a forgone conclusion, inevitable, unstoppable, only how fast.

To the evil Americans, if they cannot win in anything, just cheat, lie, steal or kill the other parties, brand them as a threat to their well being, to their national interest, to their dominance as the number one  Empire.

Another report in Yahoo News confirming that the Americans did not have a clue who did it but guessing. Read what they said, 'I don't think...' All the time the Americans have been spreading lies based on nothing but their biased imagination.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - There is no question that Russia is behind the recent hacking campaign against the United States, the head of the U.S. House of Representatives intelligence panel said on Sunday, warning that President Donald Trump's effort to play down Moscow's role and point to China was a threat to U.S. national security.

"Based on what I've seen, I don't think there's any question that it was Russia," House intelligence committee Chairman Adam Schiff told MSNBC in an interview. "It just uniformly destructive and deceitful, and injurious ... to our national security," he said of Trump's Saturday comments.

PS. Trump's avoidance in attacking Russia is a clear sign that he is in Putin's pocket. He has been paid by the Russians for decades, bankrupt and saved by the Russian banks.


Anonymous said...

Trump is pissed that he lost the election because of his inapt handling of pandemic always blaming China that first discovered the Covid19 virus. Just the same are his bootlicking newsmedia. At Foxnews last night, 3 hosts were interviewing a congressman on China and the virus. The vitriol and hype that came out from them especially Brian Kilmade was up another sphere. They pushed the congressman to tell Congress to come down even harder on China should Biden go easy on them. Such is the partisan and hate news coming from the Murdoch media. I fail to understand why local TV telcos carry them.Foxnews is now being sued by the US election system maker for sowing the lies that their system caused the fraud that resulted in Trump losing.

Anonymous said...

The evil Americans is trying to coerce Singapore to become a base for the US First fleet. This is an existential threat to us Singaporeans as the city state would then be targeted by Chinese missiles if there's a US-China war.

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

The govt had already made one very serious mistake in allowing American warships to operate from Changi to threaten Chinese interest in the South China Sea. Though limited to 4 ships, this is serious enough to provoke China to make alternative contingency plan to protect its shipping. Now there are spurious activities to court Malaysia and Thailand to bypass Singapore by using their ports and probably cutting through the Kra Isthmus.

If the govt still cannot think or be arm twisted to let the First Fleet base here, that would be the last nail in the coffin and Singapore would be dead duck. All Chinese ships would bypass Singapore and you can imagine what would happen to Tuas and our economy. It would no longer be a centre for supply chains in the region and Asean.

The Americans would want to attack China and tell China Singapore is a party to it. This is the evil plan of the Americans, to make Singapore look as guilty as they could in their anti China war.

Would Singapore still be able to stay neutral or too deep in the shit hole and unable to extricate itself from it?

Anonymous said...

I think Singapore is already too deep into the sphere of the US influence. And China knows about it.

The government is not cannot think but don't need to think.

All those who are already multi-millionaires today, have got sanctuaries built up in Whitemen's countries and their assets and wealth are being safely protected in those countries - America, Australia and UK.

If anything happens to Singapore, they can easily abscond and say "good riddance" to the daft masses who have been stupidly supporting them all these years.

Singapore is too small to be defensible and the top honchos know it but cannot say it out. NS is just a facet to create an illusion that only fools believe in. The national pledge has become just an aspiration, not a real and meaningful commitment. It came out from the horse's mouth. Also, Sham has said repeatedly that Singapore is not a country but just a city. That means all those nation building slogans, all those years of nationalism and all those projections at national day parades were just an elaborate display of an illusionist's skills.

Anonymous said...

The fatso needed to be sodomized jialat for lying to the world thousand of times

Anonymous said...

Trump and Pompeo are two very evil men. In fact everyone in the White House are evil to the core, including many in Congress. They deserved to be condemned to hell, everyday plotting to destroy this country, that country instead of making lives better for their own people by working harder and working better. They chose to suppress and oppress others to prevent others from working harder to have a better life.

They are the white devils in human forms.

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

This is how pathetic the citizens of the world's number one Empire have become, depending on govt handouts to survive this Christmas. And if the evil politicians continue to bicker, they might not even see these cheques arriving before Christmas. Without the cheques they would have no money to spend for Christmas.

'On direct payments, the bill provides $600 to individuals making up to $75,000 per year and $1,200 to couples making up to $150,000, with payments phased out for higher incomes. An additional $600 payment will be made per dependent child, similar to the last round of relief payments in the spring.

“I expect we’ll get the money out by the beginning of next week — $2,400 for a family of four," Mnuchin said. “So much needed relief just in time for the holidays.”

The $300 per week bonus jobless benefit was half the supplemental federal unemployment benefit provided under the $1.8 billion CARES Act in March. That more generous benefit and would be limited to 11 weeks instead of 16 weeks. The direct $600 stimulus payment was also half the March payment.' Yahoo News

Anonymous said...

WASHINGTON — Over the past few years, the United States government has spent tens of billions of dollars on cyberoffensive abilities, building a giant war room at Fort Meade, Md., for United States Cyber Command, while installing defensive sensors all around the country — a system named Einstein to give it an air of genius — to deter the nation’s enemies from picking its networks clean, again.

It now is clear that the broad Russian espionage attack on the United States government and private companies, underway since spring and detected by the private sector only a few weeks ago, ranks among the greatest intelligence failures of modern times.

Einstein missed it — because the Russian hackers brilliantly designed their attack to avoid setting it off. The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security were looking elsewhere, understandably focused on protecting the 2020 election.

The new American strategy of “defend forward” — essentially, putting American “beacons” into the networks of its adversaries that would warn of oncoming attacks and provide a platform for counterstrikes — provided little to no deterrence for the Russians, who have upped their game significantly since the 1990s, when they launched an attack on the Defense Department called Moonlight Maze. New York Times

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Asked on Tuesday whether the Defense Department had seen evidence of compromise, the acting defense secretary, Christopher C. Miller, said, “No, not yet, but obviously looking closely at it.”

After such a big breakin into 18,000 depts/organisations, the Americans claimed nothing was compromised. They are as good as saying the hackers were there just for fun, not interested to copy anything. So American secrets are safe and sound.

Can you believe this spin?

Anonymous said...

“Stunning,” Senator Richard Blumenthal, Democrat of Connecticut, wrote on Tuesday night. “Today’s classified briefing on Russia’s cyberattack left me deeply alarmed, in fact downright scared. Americans deserve to know what’s going on.”

Anonymous said...

On Wednesday morning, Senator Richard J. Durbin, Democrat of Illinois, called the Russian cyberattack “virtually a declaration of war.” He was wrong — all nations spy on each other, and the United States uses cyberinfiltration to steal secrets as well — but disparate Russian intelligence units have, in previous attacks, used similar access to shut systems down, destroy data and, in the case of Ukraine, shut off power.

Anonymous said...

Some Trump administration officials have acknowledged that several federal agencies — the State, Homeland Security, Treasury and Commerce Departments, as well as parts of the Pentagon — were compromised in the Russian hacking. But investigators are still struggling to determine the extent to which the military, intelligence community and nuclear laboratories were affected.

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

The hackers were in the American systems for weeks undetected until a private company called FireEye informed them. Can you believe it? If FireEye did not detect it, the American securities would still be sleeping and not knowing what was going on.
It only proves how backward and slack the American defense system is.

WASHINGTON — The scope of a hacking engineered by one of Russia’s premier intelligence agencies became clearer on Monday, when some Trump administration officials acknowledged that other federal agencies — the State Department, the Department of Homeland Security and parts of the Pentagon — had been compromised. Investigators were struggling to determine the extent to which the military, intelligence community and nuclear laboratories were affected by the highly sophisticated attack.

United States officials did not detect the attack until recent weeks, and then only when a private cybersecurity firm, FireEye, alerted American intelligence that the hackers had evaded layers of defense

Anonymous said...

The National Security Agency — the premier U.S. intelligence organization that both hacks into foreign networks and defends national security agencies from attacks — apparently did not know of the breach in the network-monitoring software made by SolarWinds until it was notified last week by FireEye. The N.S.A. itself uses SolarWinds software.

Two of the most embarrassing breaches came at the Pentagon and the Department of Homeland Security, whose Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency oversaw the successful defense of the American election system last month.

A government official, who requested anonymity to speak about the investigation, made clear that the Homeland Security Department, which is charged with securing civilian government agencies and the private sector, was itself a victim of the complex attack.

Anonymous said...

Anything that comes out of Trump's rabid mouth is all based on conjecture and nothing on facts.

Of the many things claimed by Trump, all are without a shred of evidence to back up. Huawei is still yet to be proven a security threat. Hydroxychloroquine as a touted preventive medication for COVID19 has been proven untrue. Suggesting the injection of Lysol into the body to prevent COVID19 has been the mother of all laughable jokes the whole world had ever encountered.

And Trump had been trying very hard to pin the blame on China for the COVID19 infection. The proof has yet to be revealed. Now Trump is trying another accusation against China, this time on the cyberattack, which experts have ascertained came from Russia. Putin certainly has a iron clad hold on Trump. Something too big to fathom.

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

The Americans on the other side of the divide must be prepared to take up arms as a group of mad and desperate evil men and women are planning to take over America by force, led by Trump and Flynn.

A civil war is about to break out as Flynn would be able to rope in his former subordinates in the army to march on his side, with all the weapons ready to fire.

Resistance is futile, unless Biden and his team are planning to counter force with force.

Go Trump go, you are the messenger of God and nothing can stop you in your path. You shall trump, oops, I mean triumph. You are the chosen one.

Anonymous said...

If we believe that the USA is not even dead sure who actually initiated the cyberattack and that they are only guessing, and does not have concrete evidence to prove anything, that shows they are sadly behind in fighting global cyber espionage.

It is ironic that the USA, long touted to be the master of cyber espionage, could be under attack themselves and cannot pinpoint where it came from is revealing a very telling fact. The indication could mean the USA is stagnating in such high tech espionage.

With 5G now the norm in many countries and the USA unable to open back doors to those countries using Huawei equipment, the spying game has now changed.

Anonymous said...

Under normal circumstances a faulty character like Trump would be so despised by the Americans that he would never get near the White House by a mile. It needed a real miracle for the Americans to be so blinded to elect him as the President and despite exposing all his flaw characters, half of the Americans are still behind him against the other half of the Americans.

The stage is set for a full blown confrontation between the two evil sides. The clash would be so beautiful to watch. The streets of America would turn red.

Anonymous said...

What a spectacle when the devils fought among themselves.

Anonymous said...

Hope we can watch it in real time, like the Iraq War. Wonder which side is going to shout 'Mission Accomplished' first.

Save some of your Christmas champagne for the real celebration.