What Are You Going To Do?

President Barack Obama (D) has (finally) decided to identify publicly the Russian government as being behind Democratic Party associated email systems and as attempting to interfere with our elections,

The intelligence agencies, in a joint statement, alleged the hacks were directed by the most senior officials in the Russian government.

“We believe, based on the scope and sensitivity of these efforts, that only Russia’s senior-most officials could have authorized these activities,” the statement said.

Now that you’ve said that through the intelligence community, what are you going to do about it, Mr Obama?  What concrete actions is the United States going to take in response to these provocations?  Besides more of your idle chit chat, I mean.

An administration official said the US government could activate numerous measures in response to the alleged Russian operation, including diplomatic and economic steps as well as criminal charges.

So, we’ll stop talking to the Russians about this, like we did over their Syrian activities?  They’ll really be bothered by that.  Sure.

Criminal charges?  Do you seriously expect Russia to extradite their miscreants for trial here in their enemy’s jurisdiction?

Economic sanctions?  How well has that worked in getting Russia out of Ukraine and Georgia?  How well did that work in stopping the Russians from moving nuclear missiles into Kaliningrad?

As I said, besides your idle chit chat, what are you going to do?

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