It feels like we’re in the Cold War all over again.
On Wednesday, it was revealed that the Obama administration is preparing to announce their retaliation plans against Russia for meddling in the presidential election. Uh oh.
According to CNN, the actions planned by President Obama‘s camp supposedly include economic sanctions and diplomatic measures. It’s said the administration believes this response is only appropriate since Russia participated in cyber hacking efforts which crossed a line. You can say that again!
However, Russia is more than ready to clap back at the US if any “hostile steps” are taken over this hacking drama. Reportedly, some names associated with the alleged hacks are to be exposed by the Obama administration. Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump should be sweatin’… or at least, we think they should!
Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs rep, named Maria Zakharov, clarified in a statement:
“If Washington really does take new hostile steps, they will be answered … any action against Russian diplomatic missions in the US will immediately bounce back on US diplomats in Russia… frankly, we are tired about the lies about Russian hackers — it’s misinformation by Obama administration aimed at providing an excuse for its own failure.”
Intense stuff. US officials also told the media site that the government may take some covert actions against the controversial country — and will execute these plans at a time of their choosing.
Be sure to stay tuned for any updates as this story is developing.
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