Cliff May: Obama’s Sanctions on Russia ‘a Day Late and a Ruble Short’
MAY: "Yeah, look, first of all, these sanctions are a day late and a ruble short. And secondly they are mostly symbolic. They target individuals, companies, government agencies that don’t have assets in the U.S., that aren’t coming to the U.S., so this is largely for show. What I hope it does focus on is something that the Obama Administration did not focus on in a comprehensive manner during the past eight years. And that is the threat of both cyber espionage and cyber warfare, kinetic warfare, doing destructive activity. Espionage we all do. We are using cyber espionage as well. We don’t know whether the Russians interfered — well they interfered with our election, we don’t know if they had any impact on our election. Of course President Obama interfered in Israel’s election a couple years ago spent taxpayer money to defeat Netanyahu. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander. What we need to do is focus on cyber espionage and decide where our red lines are and as far as cyber warfare goes we need to win cyber arms race."