(I haven’t seen a thread about this, which surprises me somewhat, so if there already is one, please redirect me appropriately)
Yesterday, the Guardian published an article on a supposed leaked document from the Kremlin, detailing a plan to use manipulation and dissemination of false information to get Trump into office as a means of creating ‘social turmoil’ in the US and weaken its stand in international politics:
Additionally, they have reported on the sort of picture the leaked papers are painting of Trump as a “mentally unstable”, "impulsive” and “unbalanced” individual that would serve to “weaken” America:
Now, I don’t have any trouble imagining that something like this might be what has happened. But, and perhaps it’s just my jadedness thanks to, you know, having been on the internet for a while, it all seems just kinda, as the Washington Post put it, too neat:
If there were to be any indication of Kremlin-involvement to leak out, it seems rather dubious to me that they would be of this slam-dunk, yet vague nature, with many points that we can see to have been spot-on in hindsight, but that seem to demonstrate a scary level of prescience if the document is genuine.
So I’m really on the fence here, and I guess I’ll just have to wait for more information to come out. In the meantime, what do you think? Smoking gun of Putin’s plan to weaken the US by installing a buffoon at the top? A hoax? Perhaps even a double-bluff, which in time will be exposed by those who fabricated it to show the gullibility of those that believed it? Or just to sow chaos for chaos’ sake?