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CNN and the Ukraine ‘Crisis’

Posted on | February 18, 2022 | Comments Off on CNN and the Ukraine ‘Crisis’

Today, mainly out of curiosity but also perhaps revealing a deep-seated masochistic tendency, I switched my office TV to CNN, where today there were three main stories: (a) the walls are still closing in on Trump, (b) the sentencing of the cop who accidentally shot Daunte Wright in Minnesota, and (c) ZOMG THE CRISIS IN UKRAINE!!!

President Joe Biden will speak at 4 p.m. ET Friday to address the latest developments in the crisis between Russia and Ukraine, as his White House is now blaming Russian intelligence for a massive cyberattack on Ukraine.
“We believe that the Russian government is responsible for widescale cyberattacks on Ukrainian banks this week. We have technical information that links the Russian Main Intelligence Directorate, or GRU, as known GRU infrastructure was seen transmitting high volumes of communication to Ukraine based IP addresses and domains,” said Anne Neuberger, deputy national security advisor for cyber and emerging technology.
The attribution for the attack was unusually fast for the US government, and Neuberger noted that Russia has previously benefited from US delays in attributing Russian hacking operations.
“Russia likes to move in the shadows and counts on a long process of attribution so it can continue its malicious behaviour against Ukraine in cyberspace, including pre-positioning for its potential invasion,” Neuberger told reporters in the White House briefing room.
The comments came about an hour before Biden was set to speak about the situation in Ukraine. The President last spoke about the crisis on Thursday as he departed the White House for a trip to Ohio, when he said there is “every indication” a Russian invasion of Ukraine “will happen in the next several days,” and the threat of an attack is “very high.”
“It’s very high because they have not moved any of their troops out. They have moved more troops in, number one. Number two, we have reason to believe they are engaged in a false flag operation to have an excuse to go in. Every indication we have is they are prepared to go into Ukraine, attack Ukraine,” he said.

Biden was supposed to speak at 4 p.m., but now it’s 4:30 and he still hasn’t started speaking. He likes ice cream, you know. Probably being spoon-fed some chocolate chip ice cream, as warm-up for his big speech.



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