The first thing to be said about the latest leak about a U.S. anti-Russia Cyber Weapon through the always-compliant Washington Post is that, if it’s true, its authors from inside the U.S. government have once again egregiously violated their security oaths and endangered their country.
Leaking national secrets has become such a cottage industry that the obvious question is, Who needs the Russians?
If this is true, someone leaked highly classified US secrets to spin away Obama’s pusillanimous Russia policy & undermine Trump options. https://t.co/SnsRksX4JY
— Omri Ceren (@omriceren) June 23, 2017
In the case of the latest leak, the ultimate topic is cyber tools that Obama reportedly ordered planted in Russia’s infrastructure, to enable the U.S. to escalate a cyber-war against Moscow if he or the next president deemed that necessary. (Notably, when Obama hinted at the potential for this in October, I blew the idea a raspberry for sheer irresponsibility. …