I was a scientist in a Soviet Russia researching how the Russian way of life was influencing technical and economic decisions in the country. After I immigrated to the US, one of my scientific assignments here was to find a better way to collaborate scientifically with the Russians. Therefore, I know the subject when I say that the Vladimir Putin’s hacking was the impediment for Donald Trump – not the help.
From the news media:
After a briefing from the nation’s top intelligence officials, President-elect Donald Trump said he is confident Russians did not affect the outcome of the US presidential election but he did not say whether he now accepts the intelligence assessment that Moscow did meddle in the race.
Trump acknowledged in a statement that “Russia, China, other countries, outside groups and people” are consistently trying to hack US networks. But his statement did not include any mention of Russia’s interference in the election aimed at helping him — a conclusion that US intelligence agencies have made with high confidence and presented to him Friday afternoon.
Russia’s alleged use of computer hacking to interfere with the U.S. presidential election fits a pattern of similar incidents across Europe for at least a decade.
Cyberattacks in Ukraine, Bulgaria, Estonia, Germany, France and Austria that investigators attributed to suspected Russian hackers appeared aimed at influencing election results, sowing discord and undermining faith in public institutions that included government agencies, the media and elected officials.
It is most probably true that Russia has been hacking everything what can be hacked in the US – the hacking is an espionage branch and in the world we are living in, all countries, including even friendly countries, are spying on each other.
It is most probable not true that Russia has been trying to help Donald Trump to become a US President – under the presidency of Obama, Russia restored its dominance in many areas of her “glorious” Soviet past with no effective US resistance; Hilary Clinton promised to continue the Obama’s policies whereas Donald Trump, while praising Russian President Vladimir Putin, promised to restore the US dominance.
It is true that the US and Russia are spiritual adversaries. We in the Western Judeo-Christian civilization appreciate a limited government where we as individual citizens – not the government – are able to be personally responsible for our own wellbeing. The Russian majority likes its traditional authoritative political system where the all-powerful government takes care of its citizens, and the government – not individuals – is responsible for the citizen’s wellbeing. We may not like it but Vladimir Putin is a legitimate Russian ruler who is governing along the lines of Russian traditions.
The US is trying to expand its own Judeo-Christian domain of American-style democracy and free-market economy – Russia is trying to expand its own domain. There are no sanctions or “war crime” charges that can force the Russians to change their way of life. They may resist by their nuclear military might but now they are resisting by weakening the will of American people to confront the Russians, and they have done it by creating the fundamental discord in American society. It looks like they have achieved it by the hacking. Now the major task of our new President Donald Trump is to unify the nation – not to deal with Russian military adventures.
Indeed, the Russians (Putin and Russia) succeeded in creating the internal US political discord by the hacking. At the congressional hearings on the Trump executive appointees, the anti-Trump establishment assaults the ability of President Donald Trump to manage rightly internal and external challenges. At the major American news media, the news media assaults the very personality of President Donald Trump. It looks like, many in the US intelligence community have been helping in those assaults. Indeed, the Russians succeeded – without a strong support of the vast American majority, President Donald Trump would not be able to initiate truly decisive actions against Russian military adventures.
What to do? First, to restore the national unity based on our Judeo-Christian morality – not on politically correct values. Then, to negotiate with the Russians (of course, from the restored position of demonstrated military strength) the parameters of peaceful coexistence without trying to change the very essence of Russia.