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Newsweek: Obama, McCain campaigns hacked by ‘foreign entity’
ZDNET/Newsweek ^ | November 5th, 2008 | Ryan Naraine

Posted on 11/06/2008 6:16:39 AM PST by King Moonracer

Newsweek is reporting that the computer systems of the campaigns of both Barack Obama and John McCain were compromised in a “sophisticated cyberattack” by an unknown “foreign entity.”


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: hack
I know its Newsweek, but scary. Is this why Putin is becoming president again?
1 posted on 11/06/2008 6:16:39 AM PST by King Moonracer
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To: King Moonracer

It was Vlad alright, expect to see the Bear make a move near the new year.


2 posted on 11/06/2008 6:18:54 AM PST by Camel Joe (liberal=socialist=royalist/imperialist pawn=enemy of Freedom)
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To: King Moonracer

Oh yeah, I also saw it on the Today show this morning.


3 posted on 11/06/2008 6:19:23 AM PST by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.)
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To: King Moonracer
My guess is it was Chinese college students who are upset that because of the bad economic times they are making less money “selling” virtual items from MMORPGs like Everquest on EBay.
4 posted on 11/06/2008 6:19:37 AM PST by untrained skeptic
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To: Camel Joe

Barack Obama will be a different person today, the day he reads his first “Presidential Daily Briefing” on the threats to this country. I suspect we will see a man who has aged 10 years in two days.

Now the question is whether he has the balls, the aptitude, or even the desire to protect America.


5 posted on 11/06/2008 6:21:17 AM PST by HD1200
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To: King Moonracer

Gorbinators and Sorosbots?


6 posted on 11/06/2008 6:21:36 AM PST by Steamburg ( Your wallet speaks the only language most politicians understand.)
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To: King Moonracer
Obama IS an "unknown foreign entity".
7 posted on 11/06/2008 6:23:18 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: HD1200
I suspect we will see a man who has aged 10 years in two days.

If he truly cared about this country, that would be true.

I don't believe that he does.

I, of course, sincerely hope that I am wrong.

8 posted on 11/06/2008 6:25:47 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

That’s a prize winner...


9 posted on 11/06/2008 6:25:51 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: King Moonracer

I’ll bet the KGB, chinese CIA equivalent, Mossad, the Leichtenstein Security Agency are busy planting the moles and the spies in the Obama Administration as we speak.


10 posted on 11/06/2008 6:31:38 AM PST by montomike (If you didn't find this funny or amusing...have a worldwide riot.)
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To: King Moonracer

obama campaign behind the hacking of their own computer system? It’s a convenient way to destroy information that might be incriminating. Attack on McCain’s is cover and raises plausible deniability.

They may have hired the russians or chicoms to do it.


11 posted on 11/06/2008 6:31:58 AM PST by Doug TX
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To: HD1200

no, no, and definitely not


12 posted on 11/06/2008 6:46:04 AM PST by I'm ALL Right! (When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.)
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To: HD1200

He has had access to those along with McCain for some time now. He is a Marxist and nothing will change that, no matter what you expect. I just heard Glenn Beck tell me I had to get behind this President and support him as it was the right thing to do. I turned off his program and will not listen again, Obama has only the interests of his Marxist agenda at heart. There is a good deal of redistribution to be done so that will take up much more of his time than worrying about Eastern Europe or any other part of the world that does not embrace Marxism. We on the other hand have a great deal of sobering up to do.


13 posted on 11/06/2008 6:48:25 AM PST by Camel Joe (liberal=socialist=royalist/imperialist pawn=enemy of Freedom)
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To: montomike

I hope for the sake of Israel Mossad gets all the good positions.


14 posted on 11/06/2008 6:49:23 AM PST by Camel Joe (liberal=socialist=royalist/imperialist pawn=enemy of Freedom)
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To: untrained skeptic

“My guess is it was Chinese college students who are upset that because of the bad economic times they are making less money “selling” virtual items from MMORPGs like Everquest on EBay.”

Just bought a million plat for 59 bucks. Got a great bargain. The Chinese usually sell it for about 110 bucks for a million.


15 posted on 11/06/2008 6:50:24 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("Control the information, you control the people.")
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To: montomike

“I’ll bet the KGB, chinese CIA equivalent, Mossad, the Leichtenstein Security Agency are busy planting the moles and the spies in the Obama Administration as we speak.”

Funny, I thought they were part of his campaign team.


16 posted on 11/06/2008 6:51:29 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("Control the information, you control the people.")
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To: King Moonracer

Well, we do know that at least one campaign was BACKED by a foreign entity......


17 posted on 11/06/2008 6:52:32 AM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

So true! So true!


18 posted on 11/06/2008 7:22:42 AM PST by Semper Mark
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

Obama has already aged quite a bit this year. Looks older and considerable bit greyer.

The man looked unhappy at his Chicago event; a considerable weight is landing on him as he moves from soaring rhetoric to stark reality. He’s going to be tested even before inauguration and it looks like a lot of “expectations management” is already coming down the pike.


19 posted on 11/06/2008 7:24:19 AM PST by sbMKE
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To: Camel Joe

You write: “He has had access to those along with McCain for some time now.”

That is incorrect. The PDB’s are top secret and today is the very first one of the same format that President Bush sees. He earlier saw one version that summarized terror threats only, but this is the first Presidential level PDB he has seen.

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/11/05/obama-to-receive-first-daily-intel-briefing/


20 posted on 11/06/2008 8:54:25 AM PST by HD1200
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“That is incorrect. The PDB’s are top secret and today is the very first one of the same format that President Bush sees”

That won't change anything, he cares ONLY for his own ambition and for furthering marxism. The country NEVER comes into the equation. Some members of Congress have access to ALL the information that goes to the President through both official and unofficial avenues. There are socialist moles throughout the State Department and the DOD, nothing Bush sees gets past the filth that has rotted our Gub’ment.

21 posted on 11/06/2008 9:10:35 AM PST by Camel Joe (liberal=socialist=royalist/imperialist pawn=enemy of Freedom)
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To: HD1200
Barack Obama will be a different person today, the day he reads his first “Presidential Daily Briefing” on the threats to this country. I suspect we will see a man who has aged 10 years in two days.

Now the question is whether he has the balls, the aptitude, or even the desire to protect America.

You obviously don't understand the enemy. Obama is part of any move against America. He probably knows more about the true situation than is presented in the Daily Briefing.

22 posted on 11/06/2008 9:31:18 AM PST by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government)
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To: sbMKE

Obama is the Robert Redford character at the end of The Candidate (1972):

“What do we do now?”


23 posted on 11/06/2008 9:52:26 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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