Friday, May 05, 2017

Trump Will Be Toxic For Republicans In 2018-- But This Sunday His Endorsement Will Help Sink French Fascist Marine Le Pen


This weekend French voters will chose between a drab establishment centrist, Emmanuel Macron (their version of Hillary, only with less accomplishments) and neo-fascist leader Marine Le Pen, politically the French Trump, although probably not as ignorant as the New York version. So Obama endorsed Macron (video above).

Needless to say, Trump (and Putin) have both let it be known that they prefer Le Pen. Of course they do-- but a new poll suggests that their support isn'y going to help Le Pen this weekend at the polls, especially not Trump's support... while Obama's support could actually do Macron some good.
A new Suffolk University poll of French voters finds that 82 percent view Donald Trump unfavorably. Former President  Obama fares considerably better, with a nearly 90 percent favorable rating among the same respondents.

Mr. Trump is the lowest-ranking foreign leader among French voters. The survey shows they hold him in lower regard than Russian president Vladimir Putin, who garners a 70.9 percent unfavorable rating.

Chinese President Xi Jinping and British Prime Minister Theresa May are viewed mainly unfavorably by more than 40 percent of French voters.

However, German Chancellor Angela Merkel receives high marks, with a nearly 70 percent favorability.

The two most recent French presidential polls, one from Ifop-Fiducial released yesterday and one from Opinion Way released the day before, both show Macron leading Le Pen 61% to 39%, which would give him the biggest presidential win since Jacques Chirac beat her Nazi father, Jean-Marie Le Pen, 82-18% in 2002.

And now this! (Watch Olberman's video below.) Is France investigating how the Kremlin has been working furiously to throw their country's presidental elections to Le Pen, the way they did here in the U.S. for Putin's cockholster?

Moments before the French election news blackout tonight, the Kremlin's top hacking battalion went after Macron and his campaign with a Wikileaks attack that can't be discussed in the French media until after voting is over Sunday. This evening The Guardian reported that the hacking attack was "massive and coordinated" and by... Fancy Bear.
Less than 48 hours before polling day, around nine gigabytes of data was posted by a user called EMLEAKS to the document-sharing site Pastebin that allows anonymous posting. It was not immediately clear who was responsible.

Macron’s political movement, En Marche!, confirmed the hack, saying it had been the “victim of a massive and coordinated hack this evening which has given rise to the diffusion on social media of various internal information.”

The statement added that the data consisted of “diverse documents such as emails, accounting documents and contracts” hacked several weeks ago from the personal and professional accounts of some of the movement’s staffers.

“Coming in the final hours of the campaign, this operation clearly amounts to democratic destabilisation as was seen in the United States,” it said, adding that En Marche! had “consistently been targeted by such initiatives” through the campaign.

It said “many false documents” had been added to genuine stolen documents on social media “in order to sow doubt and disinformation” as part of an operation “clearly intended to harm the movement.”

The authentic documents were all lawful, however, and “reflected the normal functioning of an election campaign,” the statement said. Their publication “does not alarm us as to the prospect of any questions being raised about their legality.”

The WikiLeaks website posted a Twitter link to the cache of documents, saying it “contains many tens of thousands (of) emails, photos, attachments up to April 24, 2017.” It indicated it was not responsible for the leak itself... Trend Micro, a cybersecurity firm, said last month a hacking group, believed to be part of a Russian intelligence unit, was targeting Macron and his campaign team, adding that it appeared to be the same Fancy Bear group behind the hacking of Democratic campaign officials before last year’s US presidential election.

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At 1:07 AM, Blogger Daro said...

"Trend Micro, a cybersecurity firm, said last month a hacking group, believed to be part of a Russian intelligence unit..."

Sorry, that's BS. As a 20 year veteran of Corporate IT including banking and security I can say the LAST thing (if ever) you will discover is the identity. If you get to the identity then long before that you will have uncovered the hack in progress and have been able to prevent it. If you didn't get to it in real time then you'll NEVER know the identity. It's like saying you worked out the identity of the guy who shot you dead with a sniper's rifle.

Trend Micro is not used in any company I've ever worked in for security because it is second rate, pensioner-PC type defence.

As a Progressive I'm disturbed by the lazy xenophobia and red-baiting that's being used to substitute for policy and action. It's supposed to to be the Right who use emotive and deceptive propoganda and the Left who use science, facts and logic.

This Putin crappola is discrediting people on the Left faster than Squeaky Fromme.


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