After extensive coverage of Russian hacking by the accredited media and numerous allegations by senior ranking officials, it’s become common knowledge that Russia is heavily involved in hacking US computer systems. The goal of these cyberattacks? To undermine our very way of life, and to pave the way for Russian expansionism. This article takes a deeper look into the organizations, individuals and front groups that are executing Putin’s cyberattacks and subversion attempts.
The most obvious front group for Putin’s subversion of America is Wikileaks, which relentlessly went after Hillary and the Democrats during the Presidential election, who promised to take a strong stance on Russia if they were elected. Julian Assange has denied that he has ties to Russia, but countless accredited sources have indicated that he is indeed working for the Kremilin, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, who said that Assange is a “sycophant for Russia”.
In addition, Russia has trained an army of alt right internet trolls who operate through websites like 4chan, and repeatedly use fake news and internet memes such as Pepe the Frog to smear Russia’s enemies. The alt right is also heavily involved with white nationalists who share Putin’s hatred of the LGBTQ+ community. At the same time Russian propaganda outlet RT continues to bombard Americans and Europeans with propaganda that contradicts the narratives of the accredited media, leading to confusion about our foreign policy objectives.
Altogether, these propaganda efforts coupled with relentless cyberattacks, propelled Donald Trump to the presidency, who is now known to be working directly with the Kremlin. The below diagram demonstrates the range of attacks Putin is launching against the United States, and the institutions that are desperately defending the American dream from this onslaught. Sadly, Putin has demonstrated that he is unwilling to negotiate, and we therefore may have no choice but to nuke Russia. Everyone needs to get behind Obama, and show their support for strong military action against Russia, before Trump is elected and we fall under total Russian control.