More like the biggest possibilities just short of a Nuclear war.
Here is a history of Russia , the COLD WAR and their hackers!!!
Putin is a very educated, very smart man. He was raised with a COLD WAR mentality. A true Commie!
Here is a brief history of the Cold War and with this you will understand the mentality of Putin. He was also trained by the elders of the Cold War. so he is definitely in the know and he is against America, no matter ho nice and charming he may seem.
Cold War, the open yet restricted rivalry that developed after World War II between the United States and the Soviet Union and their respective allies. The Cold War was waged on political, economic, and propaganda fronts and had only limited recourse to weapons. The term was first used by the English writer George Orwell in an article published in 1945 to refer to what he predicted would be a nuclear stalemate between “two or three monstrous super-states, each possessed of a weapon by which millions of people can be wiped out in a few seconds.” It was first used in the United States by the American financier and presidential adviser Bernard Baruch in a speech at the State House in Columbia, South Carolina, in 1947.
We have to understand the COld War in order to understand Putins mentality .
Origins of the Cold War
Following the surrender of Nazi Germany in May 1945 near the close of World War II, the uneasy wartime alliance between the United States and Great Britain on the one hand and the Soviet Union on the other began to unravel. By 1948 the Soviets had installed left-wing governments in the countries of eastern Europe that had been liberated by the Red Army. The Americans and the British feared the permanent Soviet domination of eastern Europe and the threat of Soviet-influenced communist parties coming to power in the democracies of western Europe. The Soviets, on the other hand, were determined to maintain control of eastern Europe in order to safeguard against any possible renewed threat from Germany, and they were intent on spreading communism worldwide, largely for ideological reasons. The Cold War had solidified by 1947–48, when U.S. aid provided under the Marshall Plan to western Europe had brought those countries under American influence and the Soviets had installed openly communist regimes in eastern Europe.
The struggle between superpowers
The Cold War reached its peak in 1948–53. In this period the Soviets unsuccessfully blockaded the Western-held sectors of West Berlin (1948–49); the United States and its European allies formed the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), a unified military command to resist the Soviet presence in Europe (1949); the Soviets exploded their first atomic warhead (1949), thus ending the American monopoly on the atomic bomb; the Chinese communists came to power in mainland China (1949); and the Soviet-supported communist government of North Korea invaded U.S.-supported South Korea in 1950, setting off an indecisive Korean War that lasted until 1953.
From 1953 to 1957 Cold War tensions relaxed somewhat, largely owing to the death of the longtime Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin in 1953; nevertheless, the standoff remained. A unified military organization among the Soviet-bloc countries, the Warsaw Pact, was formed in 1955; and West Germany was admitted into NATO that same year. Another intense stage of the Cold War was in 1958–62. The United States and the Soviet Union began developing intercontinental ballistic missiles, and in 1962 the Soviets began secretly installing missiles in Cuba that could be used to launch nuclear attacks on U.S. cities. This sparked the Cuban missile crisis (1962), a confrontation that brought the two superpowers to the brink of war before an agreement was reached to withdraw the missiles.
The Cuban missile crisis showed that neither the United States nor the Soviet Union were ready to use nuclear weapons for fear of the other’s retaliation (and thus of mutual atomic annihilation). The two superpowers soon signed the Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty of 1963, which banned aboveground nuclear weapons testing. But the crisis also hardened the Soviets’ determination never again to be humiliated by their military inferiority, and they began a buildup of both conventional and strategic forces that the United States was forced to match for the next 25 years.
Throughout the Cold War the United States and the Soviet Union avoided direct military confrontation in Europe and engaged in actual combat operations only to keep allies from defecting to the other side or to overthrow them after they had done so. Thus, the Soviet Union sent troops to preserve communist rule in East Germany (1953), Hungary (1956), Czechoslovakia (1968), and Afghanistan (1979). For its part, the United States helped overthrow a left-wing government in Guatemala (1954), supported an unsuccessful invasion of Cuba (1961), invaded the Dominican Republic (1965) and Grenada (1983), and undertook a long (1964–75) and unsuccessful effort to prevent communist North Vietnam from bringing South Vietnam under its rule.
In the course of the 1960s and ’70s, however, the bipolar struggle between the Soviet and American blocs gave way to a more-complicated pattern of international relationships in which the world was no longer split into two clearly opposed blocs. A major split had occurred between the Soviet Union and China in 1960 and widened over the years, shattering the unity of the communist bloc. In the meantime, western Europe and Japan achieved dynamic economic growth in the 1950s and ’60s, reducing their relative inferiority to the United States. Less-powerful countries had more room to assert their independence and often showed themselves resistant to superpower coercion or cajoling.
The 1970s saw an easing of Cold War tensions as evinced in the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) that led to the SALT I and II agreements of 1972 and 1979, respectively, in which the two superpowers set limits on their antiballistic missiles and on their strategic missiles capable of carrying nuclear weapons. That was followed by a period of renewed Cold War tensions in the early 1980s as the two superpowers continued their massive arms buildup and competed for influence in the Third World. But the Cold War began to break down in the late 1980s during the administration of Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev. He dismantled the totalitarian aspects of the Soviet system and began efforts to democratize the Soviet political system. When communist regimes in the Soviet-bloc countries of eastern Europe collapsed in 1989–90, Gorbachev acquiesced in their fall. The rise to power of democratic governments in East Germany, Poland, Hungary, and Czechoslovakia was quickly followed by the unification of West and East Germany under NATO auspices, again with Soviet approval.
Gorbachev’s internal reforms had meanwhile weakened his own Communist Party and allowed power to shift to Russia and the other constituent republics of the Soviet Union. In late 1991 the Soviet Union collapsed and 15 newly independent nations were born from its corpse, including a Russia with a democratically elected, anticommunist leader. The Cold War had come to an end.
When the Cold War ended I was in Japan at the Northern tip of the Main Island. we were all shocked because at that time we were all trained on Communism and all the sneaky underhanded things they do when in power. I know too much not to trust them i will never trust a Commie. Never. that bases job was to spy on Russia with their huge radar case..It was Huge. You could fit a brontosaurus dinosaur in it. We called it the dinosaur cage! Unfortunately it was dismantled and all t he satellite dishes disengaged. Its a shame we could have used that technology today!
As you can see Russia was always a major threat. They still are regardless of their leaders demeaner. For Putin to come out and threaten America regardless if Biden is in office or not, shows you he cannot be trusted.
Bringing up the past into present.
Number one way to bring down America:
Attacking what is vital to America today
As you know our Pipeline the Colonial Pipeline was attacked bu what everyone has said Russian Hackers. Now of course, Putin will say they didn't do it like with everyone else.
Now if you do not know this the Colonial Pipeline is the largest pipeline system for refined oil products in the U.S. The pipeline - consisting of two tubes - is 5,500 miles (8,850 km) long and can carry 3 million barrels of fuel per day between Texas and New York.
It is operated by Colonial Pipeline Company, which is headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia. The company was founded in 1961 and construction of the pipeline began in 1962.
Colonial had seven spills in four years in the late 20th century, three of which (1996 to 1999) caused significant environmental damage to waterways in the Southeast. In 2020, Colonial had one of the largest gasoline spills from a pipelines ever, at 1.2 million gallons, in a nature preserve in Huntersville, North Carolina. In 2021, the pipeline was the subject of a malware cyberattack that forced a shutdown of their operations for five days, which led to fuel shortages along the East Coast.
There is a little history on the pipeline.
From what I have been reading Putin, rules with an Iron Fist as they say. He has Russian Militias and anyone with expertise like the hacker group that took out the Colonial Pipeline at his disposal and it is said he will use them when he deems necessary. Meaning this Hacker group "DARK SIDE" probably came out of russia and was paid handsomely by Putin or they work for the Russian Gov't
Here is a little on the Darkside group.
DarkSide (hacking group):
DarkSide is an Eastern Europe-based cybercriminal hacking group that targets victims using ransomware and extortion; it is believed to be behind the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack and the recent attack on a Toshiba unit.
Targets, origin, and affiliates
DarkSide is believed to be based in Eastern Europe, likely Russia, but unlike other hacking groups responsible for high-profile cyberattacks it is not believed to be directly state-sponsored (i.e., operated by Russian intelligence services). DarkSide avoids targeting former Soviet countries;
specifically, DarkSide's ransomware avoids targeting computers for which the default language setting is Russian, Ukrainian, Georgian, or Belarusian. According to Cybereason, in addition to the languages of the 12 current, former or founding members of CIS the whitelist includes Syrian Arabic. Experts state that the group is "one of the many for-profit ransomware groups that have proliferated and thrived in Russia" with at least the implicit sanction of the Russian authorities, who allow the activity to occur so long as it attacks foreign targets.
Ransomware code used by DarkSide resembles ransomware software used by REvil, a different hacking group; REvil's code is not publicly available, suggesting that DarkSide is an offshoot of REvil or a partner of REvil. Cybersecurity firm FireEye has documented five affiliates (clusters of activity) suspected of having a link to DarkSide, and has described three of them, named UNC2628, UNC2659, and UNC2465. DarkSide and REvil use similarly structured ransom notes and the same code to check that the victim is not located in a Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) country.
According to Trend Micro Research data, the United States is by far DarkSide’s most targeted country, at more than 500 detections, followed by France, Belgium, and Canada. According to McAfee MVISION Insights, the countries most affected by DarkSide attacks (in terms of number of devices impacted per million devices) are Israel, the U.S., Italy, Belgium, Chile, Malaysia, the United Kingdom, India, Spain and Poland.
DarkSide uses intermediary hackers ("affiliates"). It uses "ransomware-as-a-service"—a model in which DarkSide grants its "affiliate" subscribers (who are screened via an interview) obtain access to ransomware developed by DarkSide, in return for giving DarkSide a share of the ransom payments (apparently 25% for ransom payments under US$500,000 and 10% for ransom payments over US$5 million).
As you can see Russia could have been and is most likely the ones who sent DarkSide after America to bring us down. It could have been a test to see What would happen or it was a deliberate attack. Putin warned America/Biden if we kept up what biden was doing he would retaliate. Looks like he did. If they can get to our Pipeline they could get to more vital things in America like our Electrical Grid.
We are still seeing the fall out on the east coast from the pipeline shut down, thus making the gas prices go up. Just what the Commies under Biden and behind Biden wanted.
Russia is denying it but that is what Russia is good at in the past and present.
This is the warning Putin said towards America!
Do you think Russia was behind the Hack? I do.
This is just one way Putin can get to America!!!!
REMEMBER NEVER TRUST A COMIE!!!
Many patriot's cheered Putin during the Obama reign. The problem is the Patriot's were cheering a C OMMIE!
Here is a video that will change your mind our Putin. He is a true Commie and under no circumstances can be trusted. Look at his credentials.
Putin was a Russian Spy. Meaning as a President Of Russia...He is one of the most dangersous men America can deal with. Our Gov't at present is unfit to handle Putin. This puts America in the sites of Russia among all the other countries who hate America!