The Dailycaller put the basis of this story together, and the pieces of the puzzle finally fit.....but it's a story that the news media probably print or discuss, and it leave you mostly amused. I'll tell you the story in the fashion that Paul Harvey would have explained it.
At some point about a year into the Obama Administration, this plan of revolution was put into effect. Some charming individuals from the tech-world, the State Department, and lobby groups affecting the White House figured that they had some great 'weapons' to bring change. YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, social media, etc.
A list of countries were laid out and targets of change. The list: Yemen, Syria, Tunisia, Egypt, Iraq, and Libya. The list expanded out and to a lesser degree included Morocco, Bahrain, Algeria, Iran, Lebanon, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Sudan, and Somalia.
Then, the smart intellectual folks decided to go ahead and include Russia.
The Russians were going to have a legislative election in December of 2011. Following that, they'd hold a presidential election in March 2012.
Russian elections are typically scripted out with some minor opposition in public places. But by late 2011....social media had gotten into the middle of the election and getting opposition groups focused and more dynamic. For Putin and the gang....this was a major problem to deal with. They'd never had the internet and social media used as political weapons.
Who was making speeches highlighting the free and open election topic for the US? Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. She was the face of the episode. She went to interviews around Europe and chatted up the opposition to Putin. This won her all kinds of commentary and positive thoughts with the elite and intellectual crowd of Europe.
The two elections eventually passed in Russia. A lot of frustration was the end-result.
So, Putin sat there. Rather than to jump into the Obama election of 2012....the Russian view was that Hillary, the Clinton Foundation, and the American meddling needed a 'spanking'. They evaluated the tactics used against the 2011/2012 Russian campaigns....the internet, bloggers, fake news, bias reporting, Twitter, Facebook, etc.
As the end of 2015 arrived and the heated American campaign started up....Hillary suddenly found that Bernie Saunders had a lot of hype by various bloggers. Reports of her health issues, the email server, the deals, Bill's affairs, etc.....were now circulating on a daily basis. Oddly, if the Clinton machine had dug around....they would have found little of this came back to the GOP or lobbyists connected to the GOP.
By convention time, the threat of Bernie was over. But the problems of fake news was now hyped up. Oddly, the French, the Brits, and the Germans were all worried about fake news (note, they never said Putin-retaliation).
So November came, and the Clinton machine failed. Why? The same tools used against Putin in 2011/2012 were used against Hillary. It was simple and pure retaliation.
The news media and various lobbyists have hyped up the fake news business, and gone ballistic trying to connect Trump back to the Russians. Tens of thousands of hours have been wasted on public debate over this, and a lot of frustration exists with the idea that Trump and Putin are working together.
But here's the silly thing.....the GOP could have found some idiot retired barber from Tulsa and ran the guy, and the Putin retaliation against Hillary would have been at the same level.
Who to blame? The news media and political players are set to say some type of talk or agreement occurred with Putin and Trump. Weeks and months will pass on this investigation which people seem to suggest impeachment will come. By the end, some idiot will stand there and say that Russia went and did the whole thing without any connection to Trump....simply because Hillary pursued the 2011/2012 social revolution change in Russian politics. Yes, Hillary started this mess by meddling in Russian politics. Every weapon that the US used in the 2011/2012 Russian elections? Used in the 2016 American election.
So you sit there and seem amused? CNN and the New York Times? They can't tell this story because it really goes back six years and starts with the Obama camp meddling not only with Russia....but really meddling and creating tensions in Egypt, Syria, and Iraq. A whole lot of meddling with no thought that maybe some of these people would come back to interfere with the US election.
Is this over? Maybe. I doubt that Trump intends to mess with the next Russian election and maybe Putin is satisfied enough to just say 'enough'. Hillary? Did she learn anything? I doubt it.