This past Friday, Vice President Joe Biden visited “Meet the Press” and let Chuck Todd know that the Obama administration won’t be ignoring Vladimir Putin any longer, threatening to launch a vast and wide-ranging “clandestine” cyber operation/war against the country, in response to their alleged (last week the US publicly blamed Russia for the recent cyber attacks against Democratic Party organizations) interference with the presidential election.

From the article:

“We’re sending a message,” Biden said during an interview with “Meet the Press” that will air on Sunday. “We have the capacity to do it. It will be at the time of our choosing, and under the circumstances that will have the greatest impact,”

Biden also stated that while Russia may think they are interfering with the US election, their efforts will be futile and responded to in kind. In fact, he said, “And I tell you what, to the extent that they do we will be proportional in what we do.”

While no one knows whether or not the American public will know if they’ve been attacked the CIA is ready; they have already opened cyber doors, selected targets and made other preparations for an operation, should it be necessary.

More from the article:

“James Stavridis, a retired four-star Navy admiral who served as the supreme allied commander at NATO, told NBC that the CIA should “embarrass” the Kremlin by exposing financial dealings of Putin and his cronies.

“It’s well known that there’s great deal of offshore money moved outside of Russia from oligarchs,” Stavridis said. “It would be very embarrassing if that was revealed, and that would be a proportional response to what we’ve seen” in the recent hacks into US political figures and committees.”

What seems clear is that the alleged acts that have taken place, did so with the authorization of Russia’s senior-most officials. Hence, unless we stand up to Putin now we’ll only see more and more of this behavior in the future.

We will update you as we have more information.

Source: NY Post