Snowden Slams US Cyber War Threats Against Russia As Ridiculous

Whistleblower Edward Snowden has ridiculed Vice President Joe Biden's announcement that the U.S. government will respond to alleged Russian hacks with "covert cyber strikes" of their own.

Whistleblower Edward Snowden has ridiculed Vice President Joe Biden’s announcement that the U.S. government will respond to alleged Russian hacks with “covert cyber strikes” of their own.

Appearing on NBC’s Meet the Press this week, Biden took the unusual step of announcing a “covert CIA” cyberwar to the world.  “At the time of our choosing, and under the circumstances that will have the greatest impact,” Washington will exact revenge against Moscow for its alleged hacks and interference in the US election.

The revelations about a supposedly covert operation – the kind that is conventionally kept secret – prompted the former NSA contractor to suggest that the top US official simply doesn’t understand how such things work. “I get the feeling nobody told VP Joe Biden what “covert operation” means,” Snowden tweeted.

This week, NBC News released a report suggesting that the CIA is planning a “clandestine” and “covert” cyberattack on Russia, to “embarrass” Putin and his government for their alleged efforts to influence the US elections against Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

The loud warnings about the supposedly secret and “wide-ranging operation” by the Obama administration, delivered via mainstream media, were also questioned by WikiLeaks.

In response to the publicly announced secret operation, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, “Russia will take “precautionary measures,” and added that it is worrying that such “unprecedented” threats are “being announced at the level of the US Vice President.”

Baxter Dmitry

Baxter Dmitry

Baxter Dmitry is a writer at Your News Wire. He covers politics, business and entertainment. Speaking truth to power since he learned to talk, Baxter has travelled in over 80 countries and won arguments in every single one. Live without fear.
Follow: @baxter_dmitry
Baxter Dmitry
  • ImajWalker

    The Elite are poopin’ their pants.
    EVERYTHING they failing
    Mainstream LYING Media has been a BRAINWASHING WEAPON used on the people as far back as WW1.. and
    that weapon is now IRRELEVANT and they are FEELING IT!
    Hillary has NO One World Order support.. and for those that DO support her .. are just plain UNEDUCATED and still brainwashed.
    TRUMP is packing rally’s in the 10’s of thousands and he’s delivering a NATIONAL message to keep return America to a country in the West and not a 3rd world country in THEIR North American Union dream (US+Canada+Mexico with open borders)

    They’ve tried bringing in illegals.. HELPING / BUSING them so they can vote x10 in some cities with no ID
    They are voting ‘dead’ people x10 and are getting caught
    The MEDIA is as BIASED as Hell and continues to PROMOTE Hillary because her HANDLERS ‘OWN’ the Media

    ALL BEING FOUND OUT.. and so.. they MUST try to STOP Trump from taking the reigns

    With the FALSE FLAG propaganda with Syria.. where the USA is ‘TRYING’ to do yet another ILLEGAL REGIME CHANGE.. Russia is SAVING Syria along with China.. so the US has failed there!
    Western Media is LYING and saying Russia is bombing Syria / Aleppo ..when it’s US Backed terrorists and BLAMING Russia.. LOL

    SO YEAH.. Why not BLAME Russia for the election outcome too and the release of TRUTH about the CLINTONS?
    If Americans BUY this GARBAGE.. then they DESERVE what comes with it..
    OPEN BORDER and a whole lot of SLAVERY for their Children.