When a United States President reaches for the “red phone,” the reason behind the message MUST be worthy of such a communication.
Obama used the red phone to contact Vladimir Putin to demand Russia stop inserting itself into the 2016 presidential race– which they didn’t do! Apparently, unsupported claims of hacking into the Democrat Party emails was enough for Obama to call Putin on the emergency line which has always been reserved for far more important things, like discussions of acts of war.
At least one of Obama’s senior advisers urged him to pick up the red phone and call Vladimir Putin, NBC News reports. Obama allegedly did not want to further inflame Russia so he used calming and less specific language when “warning” Putin about the consequences he would levy if the hacking and interference did not stop.
The red phone was part of the Cold War communication system with Russia. It directly connects Washington, D.C. with Moscow. Obama could have used a regular Oval Office land line to call Putin, but he was apparently trying to make a statement when opting instead for the emergency line.
During the conversation Barack Obama reportedly even used the phrase, “armed conflict” when warning Vladimir Putin to stop hacking emails of Democrat elites and members of Hillary Clinton’s senior campaign staff. During the G20 Summit in September, Obama also reportedly warned the Russian leader to steer clear of the 2016 presidential election.
“International law, including the law for armed conflict, applies to actions in cyberspace,” part of Obama’s message sent over the Red Phone on October 31, said, according to a senior administration official. “We will hold Russia to those standards.”
The red phone system was created to communicate between the two nations during a moment of crisis, such as the September 11, terror attacks. It is not a real phone but instead began as a teletype more than five decades ago. It has since been converted into a fax machine and now an email transmitter link through the two nation’s Nuclear Risk Reduction Centers.
Obama’s administration added a specific line that is intended to deal with cyber threats, which is the line Obama used for this communication. The releases of the hacked Democrat Party emails continued after this. Either Russia was not behind it, or Putin simply didn’t find Obama all that intimidating.
“It’s a dramatic step to pick that ‘phone’ up and use it,” Retired Admiral James Stavridis, the former head of NATO, said. Obama has never used the red phone system to contact Vladimir Putin before.
Whining chants of “Russia hacked our election” are vastly misleading the uninformed members of the American public. When asked about exactly what Russia did, the vast majority of Liberals and their millennial snowflake offspring can’t respond with any specifics, just that the Russians “hacked” our “election.” In reality, the DNC and Podesta’s email were leaked.
The phrase now commonly used by Liberal political elites and their cohorts in the mainstream media who make it sound as if Putin’s KGB goons pilfered with election results, committed voter fraud, or secreted away cast ballots. All the leakers, whomever they were, did to impact the election was to reveal the nasty insults and bias at play inside the Democrat Party and the Clinton campaign.
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