WWIII/Civil War Update: Can You Feel the Tension?

Here come the indictments

Luella Schmidt
8 min readFeb 24, 2023

I want to take a step back with you and approach this moment in time from a 30,000-foot view. It’s so easy to get bogged down in the headlines flying past us. Sometimes it becomes difficult to see the forest for the trees.

Let’s pause to HOLY SHIT together, shall we? Photo: Daniel Hixon at Shutterstock.

Here’s What We Know

Vladimir Putin spent decades and billions on the disinformation weapons he built. He has been using these weapons to try to elect his friends and partners in democracies all over the world since 2004. He’s attacked over two dozen democracies so far, that we know of.

Check out this quote from a report prepared for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in 2018:

The Russian government seeks to undermine support for sanctions against Russia, interfere in elections through overt or covert support of sympathetic political parties and the spread of disinformation, and sow discord and confusion by exacerbating existing social and political divisions through disinformation and cultivated ideological groups.

He ordered the hack-and-dump operation of the Democratic Party’s email server to hurt the Clinton Campaign.

Russian spies Maria Butina and Alexander Torshin were busted for conducting a multiyear influence campaign and…



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