Since we have gone more and more to electronic rather than analog
elections, I do see it is possible for Russia or a 14 year old kid to do
some damage!!!

On Sat, Oct 15, 2016 at 9:47 AM, geoffrey theist <gtheist...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> I put forth the possibility of a cyber coup or should say asked the
> opinion of the group. This article puts forth a realistic scenario.
>
> On Oct 15, 2016 8:21 AM, "MJ" <micha...@america.net> wrote:
>
>
> October 14, 2016
>
> *The War We Are (Really) In *Christopher Manion
>
> Government news networks are reporting that the government is planning a
> cyber-attack on Russia. Of course, this is a perpetuation of the trope that
> Russia is behind the devastating leaks revelations regarding the Democratic
> primaries, the Clinton campaign, the Obama transition team in 2008, and so
> much more. The veracity of the downloads is really beyond reproach, but so
> is the ferocity of the response.
>
> And what is that response?
>
> Well. We have been reading about how the campaign is nip and tuck, blah
> blah blah. But we are soon going to learn the truth–that Hillary is sick,
> Michelle is a flop, and the only way Hillary Clinton is going to win in
> November is by starting a war.
>
> Now my friends who analyze Russian Affairs with care are quick to say that
> it is Mr. Putin who is using threats of war to unite *his* population
> amidst an increasingly unpopular regime, and so on.
>
> That may be so. Their point is, it works.
>
> And, as Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker, Republican of Tennessee, used
> to say, ”that door swings both ways.”
>
> Let’s face it. Whatever the virtues or vices of Donald Trump, the Clinton
> campaign is not coalescing. It is as lame and unsteady as the candidate
> herself. But imagine what a joy it would be for her to be waiting with her
> doctors in the wings as a nice little war breaks out.
>
> Now some pundits tell us that Donald Trump is running a campaign on fear
> and hate. Ah, my friends, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Wait until the
> HillObama war. There you will find hatred without peer, and fear without
> equal.
>
> Suddenly, since even Joe Biden winks as he implies that the American
> attack on Russia – an act of war, by the way –will be digital in nature, we
> can assume that the government – our government, that is – will tell us
> that Russians will respond in kind. Suddenly, while our government media
> stay on the air, and millionaire athletes suddenly stand up before football
> games on national television – oh my goodness – we will hear that the
> Internet is down! – all on account of those goddamned Russians!
>
> Quickly, DHS Will soothingly urge us to stay calm, that they are ”checking
> everything out” before the Internet is back up running hundred percent, but
> everything should be fine in order for families to be together again around
> the family Thanksgiving table.
>
> And of course DHS will quickly move to take control of the elections in
> 3300 counties and countless cities, towns, municipalities – after all, you
> know their motto – “Grope, but be prepared!”
>
> In one minute aspect, this scenario is correct: we are at war.
>
> And I’m writing it now because, in the spirit of Tom Lehrer, “if we’re
> going to write any songs about World War Three, we’d better write them now.”
>
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