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The Russians and Qatar

Post by Floyd Robertson on Wed 07 Jun 2017, 9:22 am

CNN Exclusive: US suspects Russian hackers planted fake news behind Qatar crisis

Washington (CNN)US investigators believe Russian hackers breached Qatar's state news agency and planted a fake news report that contributed to a crisis among the US' closest Gulf allies, according to US officials briefed on the investigation.

The FBI recently sent a team of investigators to Doha to help the Qatari government investigate the alleged hacking incident, Qatari and US government officials say.

Intelligence gathered by the US security agencies indicates that Russian hackers were behind the intrusion first reported by the Qatari government two weeks ago, US officials say. Qatar hosts one of the largest US military bases in the region.

This is is getting weird.
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Post by GRR Spartan on Wed 07 Jun 2017, 10:48 am

The Russians have become skilled at planting false information and we have a President who tweets first and maybe thinks later.

I don't think any of Trump's post WW2 predecessors would have been so anxious to be counted as a friend of Saudi Arabia he starts publicly badmouthing  Qatar before securing a replacement base on Saudi soil before going public.

Don't overlook the fact Al Jazeera gets support from Qatar and the news agency has been reporting on things that make a lot of Middle East governments uncomfortable  like jailing journalists.
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Post by Rocinante on Wed 07 Jun 2017, 11:54 am

I have read at least 5 stories on this and all I can find is that it was a story about the leader of qatar questioning Trumps future and saying nice things about Iran. I understand that can be a big deal over there, but I want details on how this happened, and what they really think the impact is. Trump seems to think him talking to the Sudis is what made this all come to a head. I haven't seen anything definitive that says he's wrong.

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Post by Floyd Robertson on Fri 09 Jun 2017, 8:54 am

DDoS attack brings Qatar's Al Jazeera website to its knees

Yeah, I'm putting my $$$ on the Russians.
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Post by Robert J Sakimano on Fri 09 Jun 2017, 8:56 am

I'm certain that Hillary is behind this.
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Post by Floyd Robertson on Mon 12 Jun 2017, 8:26 pm

This seems weird.

ABC News‏Verified account @ABC 1m1 minute ago
Amid crisis, Qatar hires former Attorney General John Ashcroft to audit its efforts at stopping terrorism funding http://abcn.ws/2ratxJM
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Post by tGreenWay on Mon 12 Jun 2017, 11:01 pm

Floyd Robertson wrote:This seems weird.

ABC News‏Verified account @ABC 1m1 minute ago
Amid crisis, Qatar hires former Attorney General John Ashcroft to audit its efforts at stopping terrorism funding http://abcn.ws/2ratxJM

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Post by Rocinante on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 9:51 am

tGreenWay wrote:
Floyd Robertson wrote:This seems weird.

ABC News‏Verified account @ABC 1m1 minute ago
Amid crisis, Qatar hires former Attorney General John Ashcroft to audit its efforts at stopping terrorism funding http://abcn.ws/2ratxJM

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I can't look. It's too embarrassing. It's one of my failings: I can't watch people embarrass themselves. I have to turn off the radio when the president is talking, and then I turn it back on again a few seconds later. Rinse Repeat. Consequently, I try to find transcripts of everything he says because he's so embarrassing.

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Post by Robert J Sakimano on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 9:57 am

tGreenWay wrote:
Floyd Robertson wrote:This seems weird.

ABC News‏Verified account @ABC 1m1 minute ago
Amid crisis, Qatar hires former Attorney General John Ashcroft to audit its efforts at stopping terrorism funding http://abcn.ws/2ratxJM

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Post by Robert J Sakimano on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 9:58 am

Rocinante wrote:
tGreenWay wrote:

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I can't look. It's too embarrassing. It's one of my failings: I can't watch people embarrass themselves. I have to turn off the radio when the president is talking, and then I turn it back on again a few seconds later. Rinse Repeat. Consequently, I try to find transcripts of everything he says because he's so embarrassing.
my wife is like that... it's a good quality to have.. if the person in question deserves our empathy.

however, when it's someone who has such contempt for others, I always enjoy getting a good chuckle out of it.


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