Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro of Texas tries to spin the Russian Influence story into a 9/11 level attack. After Special Counsel Robert Mueller indicted 13 Russians for meddling in our Presidential election, Mr. Castro sees a much more sinister act.
In remarks in an op-ed, Representative Castro talks about the new warfare that is being waged by the Russians against the United States. By these comments, does the good Representative think that some sort of military response is indicated? Should we declare unlimited cyber warfare against the Russians? Maybe this is just another attempt to blame President Trump for something.
As Written and Reported By Robert Donachie for the Daily Caller:
Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro of Texas attempted to liken Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election to 9/11, a domestic attack that took the lives of over 2,700 American civilians, firefighters and law enforcement officials.
Castro wrote an op-ed Monday that argued that the attempts of 13 Russian nationals and three Russian agents to influence the 2016 presidential election were as much a threat to “national security” as an attack on American civilians carried out by a terrorist organization in September 2011.
“Special Counsel Robert Mueller announced indictment charges against 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities for illegally influencing the 2016 presidential elections. But these indictments paint a picture of something much broader, akin to the first layer of an onion being peeled back on Russia’s broad, multi-year information operation to defraud the United States and boost Donald Trump’s candidacy,” Castro wrote.
Castro went on to say that Mueller’s indictments are proof of a “new generation of warfare on American national security,” one that, while not marked by “catastrophic bloodshed,” is still as big a threat to the American way of live as the 9/11 attacks.
The representative details how the perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks targeted the …..
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