Thanks for the link, should be an interesting read. The plot could perhaps be adapted into a movie in a few years time (provided we survive the nuclear holocaust), although we already have two(?) versions of the Manchurian Candidate (only seen the more recent one, it was decent enough I think..)
But.... Is this the same CIA that claimed Iraq had WMDs - or was that more of an "appointed staff claimed vs. service members were screaming the opposite to a deaf nation"?
And what if Russia did it, it isn't as if the US haven't done the same (more covert as well as overt) over the years.
Isn't part of the intelligence services job description to protect (and not only perform rendition flights and extra-judicial killings?) and through offensive operations they should have enough stuff in their playbook to also be able to protect against it?
I suppose the real question is:
* Was the NSA withholding information on 0-days that could have prevented any of the attacks that "they" try to attribute to Russia - or was the security on the institutions so weak that any script kiddie could've broken through?
I guess this got a bit more P&R than I intended.
The intention is to be 'critical' and not 'hostile' :)
I suppose getting rid of the electoral college would solve a lot of problems; Except for the low participation rate in most western "democracies".