Mounting evidence continues to indicate that the hacks (some successful, some not) that have targeted not only the DNC, but many levels of the Democratic party, were orchestrated by Russians – more specifically, Russia’s government. We saw some of the results of this illegal hacking surface a few weeks ago when Wikileaks published nearly 20k emails from the DNC a few days before the party’s big convention. Then if you listen to Julian Assange, it’s clear that Wikileaks is specifically going after Hillary Clinton in a calculated effort to try to derail her presidential campaign.
So, to summarize: Growing evidence seems to indicate that the Russian government targeted only the Democratic party in a calculated attempt to gain information which they then gave to Wikileaks to publish, seemingly with the intent of trying to influence a U.S. presidential election.
Obviously if these allegations are true it would seem to be a clear indication that Russia, in particular President Vladimir Putin, is trying to help elect Donald Trump.
Well, the easy answer would be to say that he likes Trump so he would rather see him become our next president.
Except, that’s not it.
Think what you want about Putin, but the guy is extremely intelligent. While he’s undoubtedly a power-hungry sociopath, the fact that he’s also incredibly smart is what makes him very dangerous. So if Putin wants Trump elected, there are very specific reasons he would be trying to make that happen.
Aside from the fact that Putin is likely more than confident about his ability to easily manipulate a “President Trump,” it’s obvious he believes he could use the Republican presidential candidate to help weaken NATO and keep the United States out of business in which Russia has key interests (Ukraine, for example). I’m also fairly certain that Putin knows that, as president, Trump could single-handedly destroy the United States from within.
You see, by itself, Russia doesn’t have the strength economically or globally to do much of anything to this country.
However, if they could help elect a raving lunatic who’d weaken and tear the country apart from the inside, that would do more damage to the United States than Russia could ever imagine doing to us directly.
A “President Donald Trump” would be such an abject disaster for this country, I’m not exaggerating when I say that I’m not sure we’d ever be able to recover. The truly scary part about Trump is that he’s so woefully inept and incompetent that I don’t really worry about him intentionally trying to destroy this country — because he’ll likely do it without even realizing what he’s doing because he’s that much of an idiot.
Trust me when I say that Russia (and probably most of our enemies) would love nothing more than for this country to elect Donald Trump so they could sit back and watch as our own president destroys this country from within. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that he would do more catastrophic damage to us domestically and internationally than any of our enemies could ever hope to inflict upon this country.
So, when we talk about national security and our enemies wanting to destroy the United States, we need to wake up and take a good long look at what’s going on right now. The reality is, we’re headed toward the possibility where the individual who could wreck this country far worse than George W. Bush did is one election away from having the power to do just that.
That’s exactly what a nation like Russia wants to see happen.