All of you questions are good one.slinches wrote:That is a good point, addams. What options are there to deter the types of interference that are being employed these days? International law and sanctions don't really leave much room for a proportional response, as far as I'm aware. The tools at our disposal seem to be either ineffective or severe enough to be provocative. Do we risk going to war over this? Do we interfere in their elections in a like-for-like retaliation (which seems ethically dubious)? What do we do about candidates that receive a benefit? How can we hold our own accountable for accepting that support without potentially giving foreign bad actors another tool to interfere?
Not trying to say it's an unsolvable problem. I just don't know the answers. Maybe it's not as bad of a situation as it appears, but if it isn't, why aren't we already using those tools effectively?
That my dear Slug is a highly problematic under reaction.Maybe it's not as bad of a situation as it appears,
Do we have AIDS of the body politic??