Short Note on Media Disinformation: No, No, No… CIA is not Impersonating Others in Hacking Others … There is just not Proof!
Recently, with Wikileak’s release of so-called “Vault 7” of documents that revealed the vast array of tools the CIA on hacking and spying on American citizens, Western media is on a full-court press of disinformation in pushing back. One particular spin is how Wikileaks does not prove that CIA has framed or impersonated Russia. Even usually politically-neutral sites such as Wired has gotten into the act. U.S. might have taken tools from those bad boys in Russia … or China, but the goal is not to frame those countries, but to save American resources to use the tools there to advance American aims.
Wait … WAIT!
First, according to wikileaks, Vault 7 represents but 1% of the documents it has from the CIA. And even of the released documents, there has been redaction of materials that we do not get to see. And of course, even the full set of documents Wikileaks may have is but a small universe of what exists in reality. Let’s just say there is a lot more that we do not know. So just because what we do not see solid proof of CIA’s intentions one way or the other from released public documents doesn’t mean that its intention must be ergo be what Americans would like to believe to be. Read more…