The Duran Live: E39. Mixed Signals
Shooting down US drone might have been a mistake by an Iranian general or someone else, says Trump “I find it hard to believe it was intentional,” he says in Oval Office. Also: (The Duran) – The end of western driven globalization
RT CrossTalk host Peter Lavelle and The Duran’s Alex Christoforou discuss the development of a Eurasian information infrastructure which aims to further divide the world into a western post neo-liberal order and a China driven Eurasian world order, connected via the One Belt One Road initiative. Also: (The Duran) – NYT pushes Power Grid Cyberwar between US & Russia, as Trump & Putin prepare for G20
The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss a New York Times story that claims the U.S. has deployed “American computer code” into Russian systems operating the nation’s power grid. Citing anonymous “current and former officials” with knowledge of the situation, the New York Times reported on Saturday that the Pentagon’s U.S. Cyber Command has moved to act on new authorities and independence granted by the White House and Congress to “deploy cybertools more aggressively” against Russia’s power grid.
The government has remained publicly quiet on what specific actions have been taken, but national security adviser John Bolton said on Tuesday that the U.S. was taking a more aggressive offensive stance in cyberspace “to say to Russia, or anybody else that’s engaged in cyberoperations against us, ‘You will pay a price.’”
The New York Times further claims that the cyber ops against Russian power grids has remained hidden from US President Trump, who has “not been briefed in any detail about the US computer code being implanted inside the Russian grid.”