This is pure speculation. I don’t have a bit of information to support this view. But let’s suppose for a moment that it wasn’t Russia that hacked the DNC and others. Donald Trump has suggested it might have been China, North Korea or “somebody sitting on their bed that weighs 400 lbs.” There is another nation that has the cyber capacity to do the job and possibly the motivation too, Israel!
Israel is the world’s second largest exporter of Cyber Security products with most of their firms capitalizing on the military expertise of the Israeli Defense Force (IDF). In reviewing some of the “evidence” leading to Russia. It includes what amounts to an easily found “signature” of a well-known Russian hacking group. It would have been child’s play for Israel to create the false signature blaming Russia.
One might say, “Israel is a staunch ally and would never do that to the United States!” The same ally that has a wide spy network in place in the U.S., conducting mainly industrial espionage but no doubt monitoring our politicians as well. That they would do whatever they perceived to be in their best interests is unquestioned.
What would they gain by influencing the American Election? While Hillary Clinton pledged strong support for Israel. She also planned to continue implementing the Iran nuclear deal which Netanyahu totally objects to. Trump on the other hand vowed to renegotiate or throw out the deal which Netanyahu prefers. During a September 2016 visit to New York. Netanyahu met with Trump almost twice as long as he did with Clinton.
If Israel were discovered influencing the America Election. You can believe that the American public would never be told. We depend too much on the Israel relationship to maintain whatever semblance of peace still exists in the Middle East. Naming Israel publicly would cause great turmoil within Congress, at the White House and throughout both countries. I could see Intelligence Agencies blaming Russia as blaming Israel even if guilty would be unthinkable.
Again I have not one thread of proof. But this crossed my mind.
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