In basic journalism or writing classes, we are taught the five ‘W’s: Where, When, Who, What, & Why. While all these are essential to a good story, the most relevant and interesting is almost always the last one … WHY? Fellow-blogger Eric Hols, writing as Middle Man, has written an excellent post posing the ‘why’ question to the Russian connections we have all been avidly following in the news for weeks now, and I think he did a nice job summing up that all important question: WHY? Please take a few moments to read his post … it will give you some food for thought! Thank you, Eric, for permission to re-blog.
I know some of you may be weary of the drip drip drip of political posts from your friendly neighborhood Middle Man. But this business with the Russians is deeply concerning and goes beyond politics for me. I have made a few simple observations and asked a few reasonable, serious questions that deserve answers and quickly.
1.) The Russians have been confirmed to have interfered in our election for the benefit of Trump. There is no evidence that this interference affected the outcome of the election, but that is beside the point. They wanted Trump. Why? This is not new for Putin and Russia. They have done this before in other European countries, always with the intent to have a candidate elected who is sympathetic to Putin’s agenda, which is to strengthen Russia’s global influence. Does anyone really believe Russia did not attempt the same thing here?
2.) There are…
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