This is probably nothing, but if I were Putin, and I was in charge of a massive disinformation capability, I would study and instigate racial tension in the U.S.
Like I said, probably nothing.
No, but hear me out. Or not.
- They already have operatives here.
- Tensions are already extremely high for actual racial tension reasons.
- When you have issues like this what you need are nudges, sparks, and prods.
- How hard is it to provoke via hate language online, vandalism, or even violence, in a way that inspires someone to take the next level action?
I don’t think that hard.
And no, I’m not blaming Russia for this. This isn’t another attribution discussion.
I’m just saying, as someone who thinks about how to break things all day, and someone who’s done some intelligence work in the military, this seems a bit too ripe to not get plucked at some point.
Stay vigilant, my friends.